Choose local this holiday season in downtown Peterborough and win prizes

More than 150 downtown businesses and organizations participating in this year's Holiday Shopping Passport rewards program

Peterborough musician Lindsay Barr encouraging people to choose local in a promotional video for the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) annual Holiday Shopping Passport program, which rewards people when they shop, dine, or treat themselves in downtown Peterborough. Every time you spend $10 at one of more than 150 participating locations, you get a stamp on your passport. Completed passports with 20 stamps are entered into one of three early bird draws for $500 in downtown money during December, with a grand prize draw for $1,500 in January. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)
Peterborough musician Lindsay Barr encouraging people to choose local in a promotional video for the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) annual Holiday Shopping Passport program, which rewards people when they shop, dine, or treat themselves in downtown Peterborough. Every time you spend $10 at one of more than 150 participating locations, you get a stamp on your passport. Completed passports with 20 stamps are entered into one of three early bird draws for $500 in downtown money during December, with a grand prize draw for $1,500 in January. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

When we choose to support locally owned independent businesses, it’s good for us because it’s good for our community. Choosing local first means more of the money we spend stays in our community, resulting in higher-paying jobs and contributing more to the local tax base.

Choosing local first also nurtures the unique character of our community, while reducing our impact of the environment. And local business owners are also residents of our community, supporting local charitable causes as well as other local businesses — creating a domino effect throughout the local economy.

 

Downtown Peterborough’s Holiday Shopping Passport

The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) annual Holiday Shopping Passport program rewards people when they shop, dine, or treat themselves in downtown Peterborough. Kevin Dawe of Peterborough (second from left) picked up his prize of $500 in "downtown money" at John Roberts Clothiers, one of more than 150 businesses and organizations partipcating in this year's Holiday Shopping Passport program. Also pictured are Peterborough DBIA communications manager Joel Wiebe and John Roberts Clothiers owners John and Gail Martin. There are two more early bird draws for $500 in December and a grand prize draw of $1,500 in January. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)
The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) annual Holiday Shopping Passport program rewards people when they shop, dine, or treat themselves in downtown Peterborough. Kevin Dawe of Peterborough (second from left) picked up his prize of $500 in “downtown money” at John Roberts Clothiers, one of more than 150 businesses and organizations partipcating in this year’s Holiday Shopping Passport program. Also pictured are Peterborough DBIA communications manager Joel Wiebe and John Roberts Clothiers owners John and Gail Martin. There are two more early bird draws for $500 in December and a grand prize draw of $1,500 in January. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

When you choose local by shopping in downtown Peterborough this holiday season, it’s a win-win — literally.

Not only are you supporting locally owned independent businesses, but you can also win prizes.

That’s what happened to Kevin Dawe of Peterborough, when his completed Holiday Shopping Passport was drawn at Kingan Home Hardware on Wednesday (December 4) as the first early bird draw of the season.

Kevin picked up his prize of $500 in “downtown money” — gift certificates that can be redeemed at participating downtown businesses and organizations — at John Roberts Clothiers.

The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area’s annual Holiday Shopping Passport program rewards people when they shop, dine, or treat themselves in downtown Peterborough. More than 150 businesses and organizations in the downtown — including Kingan Home Hardware and John Roberts Clothiers — are participating in this year’s program.

VIDEO: “It’s Holiday Passport Time” featuring Lindsay Barr

Here’s how the program works: pick up a Holiday Shopping Passport at a participating business or organization and, every time you spend $10 at one of the participating locations, a box on your passport will be stamped. When your passport is filled (20 stamps or $200 worth in spending), you complete the form and drop it off at a ballot box at one of the participating locations.

Each completed passport is a ballot for a draw to win downtown money. There are three early bird draws for $500 each and then a drew for a $1,500 grand prize. Kevin won the first draw for $500, with the second $500 draw happening on Wednesday, December 11th, and the third $500 draw on Wednesday, December 18th. The $1,500 grand prize draw will be held on Wednesday, January 8th.

And don’t forgot: courtesy of the City of Peterborough, parking is free for two hours in the downtown during the month of December.

 

Holiday Passport Locations

  • Absolute Hair
  • African Mission-Growth Market African Dishes
  • Amandala’s Restaurant
  • Ann’s Hair Salon
  • Antoinette Bridal Boutique
  • Argania Natural Health Clinic
  • Arken Beauty Supply
  • Art School of Peterborough
  • B!KE
  • BioPed Footcare
  • Black Honey Bakery
  • Black Honey Desserts and Coffee House
  • Bluestreak Records
  • Boardwalk Board Game Lounge
  • Boater’s World
  • Brant Basics
  • Brothers Pizza
  • Buck or Two Plus!
  • Burgundy’s Hair Salon
  • By The Bridge
  • Cahill’s Outerwear
  • Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel
  • Chalk Therapy/Electric City Works
  • Charlotte Jewellers
  • Charlotte Paint & Wallpaper
  • Charlotte Street Comics and Collectibles
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Chumleighs
  • Cork & Bean
  • Cottage Toys
  • Cozy Home: Designs by Lacey
  • Curry Mantra
  • Curry Village
  • Dan Joyce’s Classic Clothing
  • Dodrio
  • Dream Cyclery
  • Dreams of Beans
  • Dueling Grounds
  • Earth Food Store
  • EC Catering
  • Elderberry Clinic
  • Electric City Bread Company
  • Euphoria Wellness Spa
  • Fab Factory
  • First Stop Swap Shop
  • Flavour
  • Fontaine’s Source for Sports
  • Frame It For U
  • Fresh Dreams
  • Full Tilt Cycle
  • Fusion Bowl
  • Gentry Apparel
  • Gerti’s
  • Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
  • Green Street
  • GreenUp Store
  • Grey Guardian Games
  • Hi Ho Silver
  • Hobies Sports Ltd.
  • Hock Shop
  • Hot Belly Mama’s
  • Hunter Street Books
  • Hunter Street Tavern
  • Iceman Video Games
  • Insight Optical
  • Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine
  • Jack’s Hot Spot
  • John Roberts Clothiers
  • Just Like New
  • K and C Costumes
  • Kettle Drums
  • Kingan Home Hardware
  • Kit Coffee
  • Knock on Wood
  • La Belle Spa
  • La Hacienda
  • La Mesita
  • Larry Electric & Motor Service
  • Laurie Jones & Co Hair Designers
  • Lift Lock Escape
  • Lili’s Convenience
  • Marie Cluthé Antiques & Collectibles
  • Market Hall
  • McThirsty’s Pint
  • Mercado La Hacienda
  • META4 Gallery
  • Minh’s Chinese Grocery
  • Mr. Brock Barber Shop
  • Mr. Sub on George Street
  • My Left Breast
  • My Own Clouds
  • Naked Chocolate
  • Nateure’s Plate
  • Needles in the Hay
  • Needleworks
  • Nielsen’s Watches and Jewellery
  • Nosh & Nip on Queen
  • Pammett’s Flowers
  • Pensieri Shoes operating as Blue Shoes Ptbo
  • Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitor Centre
  • Peterborough Inn & Suites
  • Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
  • Peterborough Photo Service
  • Peterborough Public Library
  • Peterborough Travel
  • Pettigrew Spa & Salon
  • Pipe Dreamz
  • PJ’s Diner
  • Plant Goals
  • Providence
  • Rare Grill House
  • Rawscoe’s Sport Collectibles
  • reBOOT Canada
  • Renew MediSpa
  • Ritual Apothecary
  • Runner’s Life
  • S.O.S.
  • Sam’s Place
  • Sandy’s Cigar & Variety
  • Showplace Performance Centre
  • Silk Roots
  • Simply Delicious
  • Smiles to You
  • Solid Leather
  • Sugar Me Right
  • Sustain Eco Store
  • T-Elle Boutique
  • The Avant-Garden Shop
  • The Black Horse Pub
  • The BrickHouse Craft Burger Grill
  • The Cell Shop
  • The Cheese Shop
  • The Edison
  • The Food Forest Cafe
  • The Food Shop
  • The Old Stone Brewing Co.
  • The Pasta Shop
  • The Publican House Brewery
  • The Publican House Restaurant and Taphouse
  • The Toy Shop
  • The Unicorn
  • Things from Mom’s Basement
  • Tiny Greens
  • Tonic Hair Salon
  • Tribal Voices
  • Turnbull Café
  • Under One Sun
  • Union Studio
  • Villa Auto Wash
  • Village of Thai
  • Watson & Lou
  • Whistle Stop Café
  • Wild Rock Outfitters
  • Wing House
  • Yo Yo’s Yogurt Café
  • You’re Welcome
  • Zap Records

 

This story was created in partnership with the Peterborough DBIA.

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