Our very first campaign was a direct response to the Covid lockdown in the spring of 2020. It included over 200 businesses, thanks to the generosity of the Hillcrest Village BIA and its Chair, Dr. Heather Hannah. Despite many shops being closed or having severely reduced hours, the promotion was a resounding success and inspired us to launch ShopLocal2Win.
Highlights of Shop+Win St. Clair West:
Economic Impact: $100,133
2133 receipts were submitted from 185 unique businesses
Approximately 200 businesses included
June-July 19, 2020
$1000 weekly winner
823 participants entered the contest
95% of businesses surveyed post campaign wanted to see this contest run again
March 15 – April 25, 2021
“It was so wonderful and I think the whole community responded so well. I believe it actually made people happy to come and support with a chance to win and further support!”
“Was a great program and easy to talk to customers about!”
“From what customers said, it was easy to enter.
Thanks for running it!!”
OLD TOWN TORONTO
St. Lawrence Neighbourhood BIA/Old Town Toronto is currently running their first ShopLocal2Win campaign and they’re so impressed with the results to date that they’ve scheduled another one to run in 2021.
Economic Impact: $68,000
1922 receipts submitted from over 198 unique businesses
Approximately 200 member businesses
Nov-Dec 20, 2020
$1000 weekly draw - split 50/50 with issuing business
February 8 – April 4, 2021
“It's a super idea. We will try to change where we buy things to focus more on our immediate neighbourhood. We'd like to see this succeed!“
“Loved the idea. I already like to shop local but loved to see the support and highlighting different businesses to try.“
It’s a great initiative. I love that it also benefits the retailers.“
“Thank you! This was a great idea in support of our local business community during such a very difficult retail time, especially as we head into a 28-day lockdown.“
BLOOR WEST VILLAGE
Bloor West Village BIA is the oldest and one of the most respected BIAs in our country. With over 400 businesses nestled among a vibrant community of committed local shoppers, their campaign was both an incentive to shop more and a way for Bloor West businesses to thank their loyal shoppers.
“As a business owner myself, that had to lockdown, it's extremely important to me to support local!!! Thanks for doing what you're doing!!“
“The contest did a good job of reminding us why it’s important to shop locally.“
“What a wonderful way to thank shoppers for remaining committed to continue to support our local businesses. I'm just putting together an order for curb side pick up. Thank you for this opportunity.“
“This definitely affected my Christmas shopping behavior.“
Fairbank Village is a small but mighty BIA just west of Dufferin along Eglinton Avenue West. Its members have suffered from the construction of the Metrolinx Crosstown over the past 3 years so they were fortunate to receive a grant from Toronto Economic Development to bring a ShopLocal2Win campaign to their community - and they're crushing it!
Economic Impact: $40,500
904 receipts submitted from 47 businesses
Approximately 90 member businesses
$1,000 weekly draw - split 50/50 with the issuing business, and a $1200 Grand Prize
COMING AGAIN SOON!
“Great idea! It adds another chance to win back what you spent to spend some more.“
“Good Job and thank you.“