Tony Jeffery has won a $500 Boro gift card for shopping local in downtown Peterborough, as part of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) annual Holiday Shopping Passport program.
For ever $10 people spend at any of more than 140 participating downtown business, they receive a stamp in their holiday shopping passport. When a passport is filled with 20 stamps (representing $200 in spending), the completed passport is entered into a draw for three $500 early bird prizes and a $1,500 grand prize.
Jeffery’s passport was drawn as the winner of the first Holiday Shopping Passport early bird prize last Wednesday (December 6) at the Peterborough DBIA office at 313 Water Street.
Jeffery completed his winning passport after shopping at Gentry Apparel at 377 George Street North, where store owner Andrew Damiany presented him with a $500 Boro gift card. Boro gift cards can be redeemed at any of the participating businesses in downtown Peterborough.
“I’ve been filling out holiday shopping passports for a long time as I lived and worked downtown for many years,” Jeffrey says in a media release. “It feels so nice to win after being a long-term stamp collector.”
“Our downtown is so dynamic. It has always had so many unique shops, restaurants, and cafes with new places to discover all the time — not to mention it’s the perfect size for getting around. I’m so excited to win and treat my wife to a nice dinner and cross some more items off my shopping checklist”.
The two remaining $500 early bird prizes will be drawn on the next two Wednesdays in December (13 and 20), with the $1,500 grand prize to be drawn on Wednesday, January 10th.
You can get a holiday shopping passport at any of the participating shops, boutiques, salons, restaurants, and cafes in downtown Peterborough. Visit theboro.ca/holiday-shopping-passport for a list of all the participating businesses.
To start off your holiday shopping passport with no purchase necessary, you can get complimentary stamps at the Peterborough Public Library at 345 Aylmer Street North, the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitors Centre at 270 George Street North, and the DBIA office.
To make it easier to shop downtown, the City of Peterborough is now offering free two-hour parking in the downtown until the end of December, courtesy of Wolfe Lawyers.