Questions?

  • What Is Geek Out Gold?

    Geek Out Gold is Redmond Washington’s own community currency, which can be used ONLY at participating businesses located in Redmond. It’s like a gift card to a shopping center, except you can use it at a wide range of businesses all over the City of Redmond!


  • How does Geek Out Gold work?
    • The certificate (printed or electronic) is presented like cash at participating businesses at the time of purchase
    • Certificate code is quickly redeemed by the Geek Out Gold business and the total amount is deducted from the sale transaction

  • How does the You Stay, We Pay promotion work?

    Book your stay at any participating Redmond hotel directly through the links provided on this website, and you will receive $50 in Geek Out Gold upon check-in. While supplies last. Booking through a 3rd party website, such as Expedia or Booking.com will not qualify.


  • I just booked my hotel stay, how do I know I qualify?

    This is a first-come, first-served promotion. Book early, and show up early. There is no guarantee, but the earlier you schedule your stay, the more likely you will receive the promotion. We expect the incentive budget to last a couple of months, so we encourage you to stay in April or May!


  • Once I book my hotel reservation, how do I get the Geek Out Gold in-hand?

    You will receive your Geek Out Gold upon check-in at your hotel, if you booked your reservation through this website.


  • Where can I spend Geek Out Gold?

    There’s a growing list of local businesses that accept the currency and you can view them here.


  • Can Geek Out Gold certificates be used more than once?

    No. Each certificate has a unique code that, when verified, cannot be reused.


  • Do Geek Out Gold certificates expire?

    Geek Out Gold certificates that are distributed as part of the 2022 “You Stay We Pay” promotion have an expiration date of December 31, 2022. Please spend your Geek Out Gold before the expiration date!


  • I noticed the City of Kirkland is running a similar program, can I use Geek Out Gold in Kirkland?

    No, Kirkland businesses are not accepting Geek Out Gold and Redmond businesses are not accepting Kirkland’s community currency, Kirkland Ca$h. Redmond gift certificates (Geek Out Gold) can only be used at participating Redmond businesses.


  • Can I pay for hotel stays with Geek Out Gold?

    Yes, Geek Out Gold can be used to pay for hotel stays at any of the participating hotels. See the participating hotel merchants here.

    PLEASE NOTE: You cannot use Geek Out Gold certificates to pay for the stay in which you earned the certificates in the first place, but you can use Geek Out Gold to pay for an extension of additional days, or for your next stay.


  • Do Geek Out Gold certificates hold a balance?

    Each Geek Out Gold certificate is one-time use only, and the full amount must be used in a single transaction. We encourage to maximize the full certificate balance when spending your Geek Out Gold.


  • Can I Give Geek Out Gold certificates as a gift?

    Yes, you can support the local Redmond economy by gifting Geek Out Gold certificates here.