San Marcos launches "Kudos Coin" program

The City of San Marcos is looking to highlight residents who make San Marcos "a better place to live, work and play" through the Keep Sam Marcos Beautiful "Kudos Coin" program.

As part of the program, city council members and select city staff present a "kudos coin" to anyone spotted giving back to the San Marcos community. The coin can be redeemed for specials and offers from local businesses, including:

  • Austin Java- 50 percent off any drink
  • Creeds & Crests- 50 percent off a single item
  • Insomnia Cookies- 1 free cookie
  • Rhea's Ice Cream- Free scoop of ice cream
  • Root Cellar Café- Free dessert
  • Son of a Sailor- 25 percent off a single item
  • Stellar Coffee Co- $1 off a beverage
  • Tap Room- Free beverage
  • The Coffee Bar- Free small drink

The coin can be earned by behaviors such as collecting litter, helping a neighbor, and protecting San Marcos's waterways.

Businesses who want to participate can email Amy Kirwin at