Gift Local Shopping Contest


Purchase gifts in downtown Charlevoix for a chance to win up to $500 in Downtown Dollars!

  • 1st Place wins $500
  • 2nd Place wins $300
  • 3rd Place wins $100

How to Enter

It's easy:

  1. Spend $50  in qualifying purchases* between November 25th and December 24th in 2022 at any of your favorite downtown businesses (receipts may be combined).
  2. Turn in receipts through December 24th to: 

3.  Online purchases at participating downtown Charlevoix businesses (see list to the right) count toward an entry! If you feel safer shopping this way you can submit your email receipts by forwarding them to

4. New this year: you can purchase the all new digital Downtown Dollars gift cards as gifts to earn entries as well!

Receive one entry for each $50 spent on gifts in downtown Charlevoix. Food purchases at restaurants and grocery stores do not qualify, but gift cards to these businesses do.  4,000 entries available.

Winners will be announced and contacted via phone on January 9th. 

*Qualified purchases include:

  • $50 spent in-store or online at downtown retailers on product or gift cards
  • $50 spent in-store or online at downtown restaurants on gift cards only
  • $50 spent on gift cards or product at personal service businesses
  • $50 spent on gift cards from grocery stores
  • $50 spent on Downtown Dollars Digital Gift Cards

Gift Local Wish Lists Available Now!

Help make gifting locally easy for your friends and family by filling out a wish list or two at your favorite shops. Simply ask for a list in-store, fill it out, and leave it at the counter. Then tell your loved ones where they can shop for you!
Wish List

Shop Locally Online:

The following online purchase options also qualify for entry.


Gift Cards can be purchased online at the following businesses:


Don't see your favorite business listed? Don't give up! Many businesses will be happy to fulfill an order for you via phone, FaceTime, or other method. Contact info can be found in our Business Directory.

No Contact Entry Submission

Email online purchase receipts or scanned in-store receipts to

Participating Businesses

Visit our Business Directory for a list of downtown businesses to support.

gift local map

This event has been made possible by in-kind donations from Village Graphics, Inc. Thank you!