Holiday Shopping Passports early bird draw #1

It’s time to start giving away downtown money as the DBIA prepares for the first early bird draw of the 2019 Holiday Shopping Passport program on Dec. 4.

Join us for our Holiday Shopping Passport draws:

Early Bird #1 — $500
Wednesday, Dec. 4
2 pm
Kingan Home Hardware
167 Simcoe Street

Early Bird #2 — $500
Wednesday, Dec. 11
2 pm
Cozy Home; Designs by Lacey
183 Charlotte Street

Early Bird #3 — $500
Wednesday, Dec. 18
2 pm
Smiles to You
85 Hunter Street West 

Grand Prize — $1,500
Wednesday, January 8
3 pm
Dueling Grounds
304 George Street North, Unit 200 (top floor)

There are more than 150 places downtown this holiday season where you can shop with your Holiday Shopping Passport and collect stamps for your chance to win big. Bring your passport downtown when you shop, dine, and pamper yourself. Get your passport stamped when buy tickets at the box office at Showplace Performance Centre and Market Hall. Collect a free stamp when you use the Peterborough Public Library or get a complimentary stamp when you drop by the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitor Centre at 270 George Street North (limit one stamp per person).

Parking is free for two hours in downtown Peterborough in December, courtesy of the City of Peterborough.

The Holiday Shopping Passports program rewards people for supporting local businesses by shopping, dining and enjoying downtown. Last year’s program saw shoppers stamp more than $2 million worth of Holiday Shopping Passports.

Here’s how it works: every time you spend $10 at a participating business, a box on your passport will be stamped. When your passport is filled (20 stamps), complete the form and drop it off at a ballot box at one of the participating businesses. Each completed passport is a ballot for a draw to win downtown money. There are more than 150 participating businesses downtown.