Top 5 Sustainable Local Rewards

Sustainable Local Rewards Businesses Along the Central Coast

August 17, 2023
by Erin Baca, Cal Poly Student

As a consumer, it is important to be mindful of the impact your spending has on the environment. That’s why we have compiled a list of the top five sustainable Local Rewards¹ businesses where you can use your HomeFREE Checking™ debit or Visa Signature Rewards® to earn bonus rewards points². Points can be redeemed for gift cards, cash back, and many more awesome rewards at If you’re a conscious spender who values both unforgettable experiences and responsible choices, this guide featuring shops, restaurants, and wineries is tailor-made for you!



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Junk Girls

The Junk Girls Retail Store sells a charming and unique collection of art, lighting, jewelry, furniture, home decor and much more. Owners Jenny and Melissa keep the space stocked with recycled, repurposed, vintage, and antique items. Junk Girls celebrates sustainable living and artistic expression by refurbishing found objects. These pieces made by local artists inspire customers to see the versatility of everyday objects. You will leave Junk Girls with not only a one-of-a-kind treasure, but a newfound appreciation for the power of creativity.



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Castoro Cellars

The more you sip, the more you can save at Castoro Cellars in Templeton. Because of their immense commitment to helping the environment, Castoro has earned the title of the only 100% sustainable vineyard and winery in Paso Robles. Castoro knows just how precious the natural wonders are around us, so they focus on practices such as sustainable agriculture, solar power, and economic viability in all aspects of the winemaking process. Experience the beautiful tasting room and gardens on a relaxing afternoon or plan a trip to a free summer concert at the vineyard!



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Upscale Resale

In search of stylish clothing, shoes, and accessories that are sure to stand out? Elevate your closet at Upscale Resale Consignor Boutique. Save up to 95% off high-end new and used pieces in-store, online, or during their weekly Live Sales. Fashion should not be disposable, so Upscale Resale allows customers to experience the magic of timeless elegance redefined. Leave a lasting impression on your sense of style while making a positive impact on the planet!



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Zaca Mesa Winery

Nestled in the picturesque San Rafael Mountains, lies the esteemed Zaca Mesa Winery. Good vibes meet good wines at this stunning setting. The winery was founded in 1973 by a group of friends seeking to experiment in the discipline of winemaking. In order to discover the most suitable grapes for the terrain, many varieties were planted. Zaca Mesa’s first winemaker, Ken Brown, broke new ground by establishing it as the pioneer of Syrah planters in Santa Barbara County. This area is now known as the famous Black Bear Block where the winery strives to maintain balance between business and nature. Along with their commitment to fostering a healthy environment, Zaca Mesa leaves two-thirds of their property open for wildlife to roam and to preserve natural groundwater. Uncork the magic of Zaca Mesa Winery and discover its rich history and exquisite wines!



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Ernest Grace

Browse Ernest Grace‘s tastefully curated selection of hand-selected secondhand items in downtown Atascadero. Hundreds of new items are showcased in the store each week. If you desire to cash in or trade your own items, Ernest Grace accepts new, clean, and gently used items as well as quality, top-condition vintage pieces. The Buy-Sell-Trade store provides an eco-conscious alternative to fast fashion. By choosing to shop secondhand, you are actively supporting circular fashion, where the lifecycle of clothing is extended through recycling and repurposing. Find something that speaks to you at Ernest Grace!

These are only a sneak peek into the extraordinary locations where members earn rewards. Refer to our complete list of participating Local Rewards businesses for more opportunities to explore, or check out


1. 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.
2..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.

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