by Trevor Greenway
This popular Glebe contest returns for its sixth year: November 15 – December 31 – www.glebespree.ca – where one lucky shopper will win a whopping $10,000 shopping spree in the Glebe.
The contest launched November 15 and runs through to December 31, just in time for all your holiday shopping. All you need to do is get your Passport and start shopping. Here’s how it works: for every $20 you spend in the Glebe, you get one stamp on your Glebe Spree passport. Fill up your passport with $200 worth of stamps and drop your completed ballot off at any participating merchant to enter for the grand prize $10,000 shopping spree. Enter as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning.
Thanks to Kunstadt Sports, there is an early bird prize up for grabs this year for shoppers who complete a ballot and submit it by November 30. The prize is a High Performance City Hybrid Bicycle valued at $500.
Mid-week shoppers will get an added bonus again this year, as those who venture out on Tuesdays to do their shopping will receive two stamps for every $20 they spend for our Two-Stamp Tuesday initiative.
Back by popular demand is our Any Day Prize that gives shoppers a chance to win an instant in-store prize at some of their favourite Glebe shops. One Glebe merchant or business will be assigned as the secret location on a given day and an unsuspecting shopper will win an instant $100 gift certificate the moment they walk through the door. There is no way of knowing which merchant is the mystery store or what time the prize will be awarded each day, so you’ll just have to keep shopping.
Glebe Spree is an exciting and highly popular contest funded by Glebe merchants, our sponsors and the Glebe BIA, as a way to give back to the community for supporting local businesses. “We are always eager to launch Glebe Spree; it’s our favourite time of the year in the Glebe and it helps build excitement for the holidays,” says Glebe BIA executive director Andrew Peck. “Glebe Spree gives our merchants a chance to thank their best customers, all while enticing visitors to do their holiday shopping in the Glebe. The Glebe continues to grow with more unique shops, services and restaurants. Whatever you are looking for, get it in the Glebe.”
A big thanks goes to our title sponsors this year, McKeen Metro Glebe and Bank of Montreal at Lansdowne, and to Kunstadt Sports for donating the early bird prize.
Check out all the contest rules on our Glebe Spree page www.glebespree.ca and you can also download your passport and get collecting. Don’t forget to Tweet, Facebook and Instagram your Glebe shopping experience using the hashtag #GlebeSpree.
Good luck to everyone!
Trevor Greenway is the communications officer at the Glebe Business Improvement Area (BIA).