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10 Local Rewards Tips for Hosting the Perfect Thanksgiving

October 2, 2023
by Team SESLOC

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Boost your budget by shopping locally and earn bonus rewards points¹ when you use your HomeFREE Checking™ debit or Visa Signature Rewards® credit card at participating Local Rewards² businesses. Points can be redeemed for gift cards, cash back, and many more awesome rewards at 

Here are 10 local businesses where you can earn more while preparing for an unforgettable holiday:



Linn’s of Cambria

What’s a holiday dinner without a pie for dessert? Whether you prefer a classic flavors like pumpkin, apple, or pecan, or something more exotic like olallieberry, Linn’s of Cambria has a variety of pies that are sure to be a hit with your dinner guests. Linn’s is a Central Coast institution, and if you want to send out of town guests home with a gift, consider popping into Linn’s Gourmet Goods store (conveniently located right behind the restaurant), where you can pick up Linn’s signature jellies, sauces, baking mixes, and more.


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Presqu’ile Winery

Perfectly paired wines make for a showstopper meal — serve your turkey with an iconic chardonnay, or perhaps a gamay if you lean towards reds. Book a tasting at Presqu’ile and make a day out of planning your dinner menu — with unbeatable views of the Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile is a great location to give guests a taste of why the Central Coast is so special.

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Club Bubbly

Cheers to all the things you’re thankful for this year! If  you’re looking for something to fill your glass,  Club Bubbly in San Luis Obispo is your one stop shop for all things bubbly — offering a curated collection of local and imported sparkling wine and champagne (plus a variety of other wines and such, so there’s something for everyone).


Spencer Fresh Market


Spencer’s Fresh Market

No matter what you’re expecting to drop on supplies to make the perfect dinner, shop somewhere where you can earn bonus rewards points on your purchase. Spencer’s Fresh Markets in Santa Maria and Morro Bay are part of the SESLOC Local Rewards program, helping you stretch the value of your dollar this holiday season (plus, those bonus rewards points can be redeemed to take the strain off your gift-giving budget).


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Grocery Outlet

If you live in the San Luis Obispo area, check out the Grocery Outlet in town (or the one in Los Osos) to earn bonus rewards points while picking up the meal planning essentials. Pro tip: the cheese selection is wonderful for building a cheese plate that will wow your guests (and keep them in a good mood while waiting for dinner to be ready).


The Vreamery

Speaking of cheeses, we know just the place if you need a vegan alternative. The Vreamery at the Paso Market offers a wide variety of 100% plant-based, artisan vegan cheeses that will delight all of your guests — from cave aged brie to caramelized onion chèvre and everything in between. They also offer a variety of vegan snacks and sweets.


Mama Gancahe 

Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates

Need something sweet and Insta worthy? Look no further than Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates, with two locations in downtown SLO and the SLO Public Market. They have a huge selection of hand made truffles, caramels, and more.


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SLO Roasted Coffee

Start the morning off right or cap off the night with a delicious cup of coffee from SLO Roasted Coffee. Since 1984, this Baywood establishment has been expertly roasting a full line of single-origin and blended regular, decaf, flavored and flavored decaf coffees.


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Country Florist

Need the perfect center piece as a finishing touch? Check out Country Florist, which has been Paso’s hometown florist for more than 30 years. A fall theme bouquet will add the perfect touch to your holiday dinner table.

Company’s Coming

Company’s Coming is a fun little gift store in Old Orcutt with festive odds and ends like seasonal towels and decor, scented candles, exotic soaps, and more.

But that’s not all! Check out complete list of participating Local Rewards businesses across the Central Coast to see where else you can earn bonus rewards!


1.The SESLOC Rewards program (“Program”) is a service provided by SESLOC Credit Union (“Sponsor”) and managed by ampliFI Loyalty Solutions, LLC (“Administrator”). Participation in the Program is exclusive to those who have a current HomeFREE CheckingTM debit card or a SESLOC Visa Signature® Rewards credit card issued by the Sponsor. There is no pre-registration required. By making eligible transactions with a HomeFREE Checking account debit card and the SESLOC Visa Signature Rewards credit card, the cardholder is accepting the terms and conditions of the Program. See for Program terms and conditions. You retain the option to utilize these services as long as you are a HomeFREE Checking or SESLOC Visa Signature Rewards cardholder. Subject to terms and conditions. Sponsor and Administrator reserves the right to modify, expand, discontinue, or retire any part of the program at any time.
2. Local Rewards bonus points are earned on purchases made at participating Local Businesses only. Participating Local Businesses (“merchants”) are subject to change at any time without notice. Participation in Local Rewards does not constitute an endorsement on the part of either the merchant or SESLOC Credit Union. Purchases made at participating merchants processed through third-party services (e.g. DoorDash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats ect.) may not qualify for bonus points under Local Rewards. Local Rewards is part of the SESLOC Rewards program; see for complete terms, conditions, restrictions and eligibility that apply. For any questions regarding Local Rewards, contact SESLOC Credit Union.

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