Visit Oceanside Launches Rewards Program for Locals

Visit Oceanside is rewarding locals for staying, playing and dining in Oceanside this winter through its newly launched O’side O’centives program. San Diego County residents who spend $200 at Oceanside hotels or $100 at Oceanside restaurants or attractions Sunday through Thursday can earn a $25 gift card from Visit Oceanside while supplies last.

“Visitation typically slows down right after the holidays, which makes this a perfect time for San Diegans to get out and explore something new in their hometown,” said Visit Oceanside CEO Leslee Gaul. “Whether enjoying a beach staycation, our award-winning dining and craft beverage scene, or fun activities like whale watching, we want to reward residents for supporting local.”

Beginning Friday, January 13, San Diego County residents can bring an itemized receipt showing their purchase at a qualifying Oceanside business along with a valid ID showing a San Diego zip code to the California Welcome Center Oceanside and pick up a $25 Visa gift card. 

Residents are eligible for the gift card one time for the dining/attractions purchase and one time for a hotel stay purchase. Purchases must be made Sunday through Thursday during the program dates. Receipts may be cumulative but must be readable and itemized with the name of business, name of purchaser, date of visit and full total. Taxes, delivery fees and gratuity are not eligible for the purchase total. 

Businesses must be located within the Oceanside city limits for receipt qualification. The following business types do not meet the requirements for receipt qualification: retail, big box stores, convenience and drug stores, grocery/supermarket, fast food chains, fueling or gas stations. Other restrictions may apply.

O’side O’centives will continue through March 2023 or until funds are exhausted. Receipts will be accepted through April 7, 2023 as long as gift cards are available. For more information visit

About Oceanside

Perfectly situated between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is a quintessential California coastal escape that includes wide sandy beaches, a quaint New England-style harbor, historic wooden pier and charming bungalow neighborhoods. O’side (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery where visitors can explore everything from California history at the “King of Missions” to surf culture at the California Surf Museum and awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures. This playful and fun destination thrives on taking recreation to the next level and boasts world-class surfing, skateboarding, bike riding, boating and even skydiving. A flourishing farm-to-table food and craft beer, wine and spirit scene reflects Oceanside’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit, as do exciting arts and culture programs that earned Oceanside one of just 14 California Cultural District designations in 2017. Classically charming, eclectic and always genuine, Oceanside is an ideal place to stay and a true O’riginal.   

About Visit Oceanside

Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau is the official tourism marketing organization in Oceanside, Calif., promoting travel to the city for both leisure and group visitors. The organization influences about one-third of the $415 million that is generated by visitor spending in Oceanside each year, which supports nearly 3,500 jobs. Visit Oceanside also operates one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major Southern California attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB and California Welcome Center- Oceanside are conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800) 350-7873 or visit

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