Showing love and support for local businesses is simple to do but gets even easier when free stuff is involved as an incentive. The Queen Street West BIA has teamed up with the Riverside BIA to create 28 days of giveaways with the Loving Queen Street initiative that spans from the east end of the city all the way to the west.
Every day during February, one winner will be presented with a $50 voucher for a local business on Queen Street, and every Sunday a $200 voucher will be drawn. Winners will be announced at noon each day, and those interested will have many opportunities to enter the contest.
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Some ways of entering to win a voucher include liking a business on Instagram, leaving a kind comment, or sharing details via social media. You can double your chances of winning by entering via both the Queen Street West BIA and the Riverside BIA websites. Each website has a calendar showcasing what business will be featured each day. Participants can enter the contest directly by entering their name through the website.
Winners will have a choice of how to spend vouchers, including online shopping, curbside pickup, or spending the coupons when the lockdown ends. Both BIAs have purchased gift cards from various businesses to support struggling business owners and keep the community thriving.
It is free to participate in the Loving Queen Street contest, and it will help support small business owners during the lockdown. Prizes already drawn include vouchers for Good Juice Box, Quince Flowers, and other shops in the area. Details can be found on the Queen Street West BIA website, the Riverside BIA website, and by using the #loveonqueen hashtag across social media.