Bay Area residents can come to the Mission District, show their zip code and get a discount when they shop, wine, dine, get an acupuncture session and more. It’s a citywide promotion called Show Your Zip.

“It is a great idea to promote business locally,” said Julie Baumhofser, owner of Bu Tong Acupuncture. Bay Area residents get 50 percent off in their first visit to Bu Tong in 2390 Mission Street.

Show Your ZIP is a program part of the city’s Economic Stimulus Plan. The goal is to encourage sales in San Francisco. It’s pretty simple. The businesses that signed up to participate will give discounts of 15 percent or more and offer promotions when Bay Area residents show them ZIP codes from 94000 to 95100.

“It’s a nice idea that would help me increase my sales,” said Patty Nason, the owner of Gavaphoto at 3150 18th Street. Her studio is giving $50 off per portrait session.

Businesses are encouraged to accept any document that shows one of the zip codes. The documents include a driver’s license, business card or even bills.

The discounts are valid from Nov. 15, 2009, through Jan. 31, 2010. Residents in the nine-county Bay Area qualify, including San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano and Santa Clara.

Last year more than 200 businesses provided Show Your ZIP offers.

Businesses interested in participating click here:

So far 15 Mission District businesses have signed up and more are expected.

Participating Mission District businesses:

El Perol

Complimentary dessert with every $20.00 purchase.

2590 Mission Street

Garcon Restaurant

Complimentary apperatif.

1101 Valencia Street


Valentina Ristorante

Complimentary glass of Prosecco with purchase.

419 Cortland Avenue



Complimentary glass of Prosecco (sparkling wine) with purchase.

629 Cortland Avenue

Artillery Apparel Gallery

15% discount on purchases, use key word: Frisco

2751 Mission Street


Gypsy Honeymoon

15% discount on purchases.

3599 24th Street


Headline Shirts

10% discount at on any order. Free in-store pickup for San Franciscans!

3265 17th Street, Suite 104



15% discount on all Christmas ornaments and decorations.

436 Cortland Avenue

(This is Bernal Heights)


Kathleen McMahon Fine Art

15% discount on any art, glasswork, craft, handbags, website consulting work.

3150 18th Street, Suite 105


Siegel’s Clothing Superstore & Tuxedos

15% discount in store on non-sale merchandise (not valid with any other offers).

2366 Mission Street


Valerie Valentina and Little Fox Wear

Spend $50.00 or more receive a free gift.

3150 18th, Suite 110 MB 309

415 240-6016

Bu Tong Acupuncture

50% discount on first visit.

2390 Mission Street, Suite 301

(415) 832-9392


$50.00 off portrait session (professional portraits, families, more).

3150 18th Street, Suite 462, Box 408



Purchase a PURELIGHT green burial shroud and get a discount GREEN gravesite at Ferwood (California’s first green cemetery).

126 Precita Avenue


Twirl Management

Complimentary one-hour consultation – How to green your event.

3150 18th Street, Suite 208


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