TAKE THE PLEDGE TO SHOP LOCAL
& BE ENTERED TO WIN!

  1. Choose your commitment to buy five, half or all of your gifts at locally owned shops this year.

  2. Choose an image below. Right click to save the image to your computer or hold down your finger on it to save it to your smartphone or tablet.

  3. Post the image to your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts with the hashtag #giftchicago anytime between Nov. 19th-Dec 23rd, 2018. (Must be a “public” post or account.)

  4. Do a happy dance, you’re entered to win the Gift Chicago Prize Package worth $1500!

  5. Post again on a different social media for additional entries up to three (3) times total (one for Instagram, one for Facebook and one for Twitter per person).

  6. Follow Gift Chicago on social media channels for announcements of how to earn bonus entries!

  7. Keep posting to help us spread the word about shopping locally! You won’t earn additional entries, but you will earn good karma!

 
 

newcomer?

Are you new to shopping locally? We recommend pledging to buy at least five of your gifts locally, a bit of a challenge, but not too many! Choose your favorite of the three posts below and post to your social media account with the hashtag #giftchicago. Here’s an idea for a caption if you need it!

“To support my local community and Chicago, I’m pledging to buy at least five of my holiday gifts from locally owned businesses this season. Want to shop small with me? You’ll be entered to win a prize package with gift cards and merchandise from small businesses worth $1500! #giftchicago #shopsmallchicago”

 
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Been around the block a few times?

Did you buy a few gifts locally last year? We recommend upping your commitment and pledging to buy at least half of your gifts locally this year. Choose your favorite of the three posts below and post to your social media account with the hashtag #giftchicago. Here’s an idea for a caption if you need it!

“To support my local community and Chicago, I’m pledging to buy at least half of my holiday gifts from locally owned businesses this season. Want to shop small with me? You’ll be entered to win a prize package with gift cards and merchandise from small businesses worth $1500! #giftchicago #shopsmallchicago”

 
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they call you a ‘regular’

Are you a frequent shopper at locally owned businesses? We recommend going all the way and committing to buy ALL of your gifts locally this year! Choose your favorite of the three images below and post it to your social media account with the hashtag #giftchicago. Here’s an idea for a caption if you need it!

“To support my local community and Chicago, I’m pledging to buy all my holiday gifts from locally owned businesses this season. Want to shop small with me? You’ll be entered to win a prize package with gift cards and merchandise from small businesses worth $1500! #giftchicago #shopsmallchicago”

 
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WHAT WILL YOU WIN?

The $1500 Prize Package includes gift cards to the following shops: Neighborly ($200), Fleur ($75), Local Goods ($75), Steel Petal Press ($75), Embellish ($75), Modern Co-op ($75), Andersonville Galleria ($75), Squasht ($100), *play ($75), Rotofugi ($75), Enjoy ($50), Chicago Printmakers Collaborative ($50), Penelope’s ($50), Sacred Art ($50), Wolfbait & B-Girls ($50) and merchandise from these local shops: Alapash (Alpaca throw valued at $100), Embellish (Piece of jewelry), Shops at Merz (product valued at $75), Merz Apothecary (product valued at $75), Squasht (Reversible winter hat valued at $25), Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co (Four books valued at $50 total).

The Rules

Raffle Contest Period is Nov. 19th, 2018 12:01am - Dec. 23rd, 2018 11:59pm only. Entries limited to one entry per person, per Instagram, Facebook and Twitter up to three (3) entries total, plus bonus entries announced at a later date. Entrants must age 18 or older at time of entry, and be legal residents of the Chicagoland area defined as 30.0 miles or less from the intersection of Madison St and State St in Chicago, IL. Entrants submitting multiple entries under multiple accounts, spam accounts, or violating any of these Official Rules will be disqualified.

Read the complete Official Rules here.