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Shop It Forward
Starts: May 27       Ends: July 15
 
Shop It Forward is a campaign that encourages community members to shop local. During this campaign, you have the chance to be rewarded for supporting and shopping at your favorite local businesses. When you shop local, you Shop It Forward!
 
With Shop It Forward you have a chance to be rewarded for supporting your community and local businesses. By shopping local, you are also supporting the community you live in. When money is spent here, it is likely to stay here. When we support local businesses they're able to support community groups through participation, donations, and sponsorship of community events and causes. 

Money is spent at local retailers thanks to shoppers like you! That retailer can then pay staff, purchase inventory and, for example, pay for repairs done by a local contractor. That contractor often supports kids sports teams by sponsoring their events; leading to that kid's soccer team now being able to get new uniforms, thanks to local businesses and shoppers like you! Every small purchase makes a big difference.

For Businesses

Step 1: Decide to join the Shop It Forward movement.
Step 2: Contact one of the campaign organizers to get your business added to the participant list. Pay $25 participation fee if it's your first year. 
Step 3: Display provided promotion materials.
Step 4: Talk to your customers about the initiative and be sure to give them a sticker for every purchase they make.
Step 5: Reach out to organizers if you or your customers have questions about the process.

For Customers

Step 1: Pick up a game card at a local business, CF Parkland, or a Chamber Office in Roblin, Russell, or Dauphin.
Step 2: Shop at your favorite local businesses. Make sure they're a Shop It Forward participant by checking for a green and yellow sticker or a Shop It Forward poster.
Step 3: Collect one sticker each time you make a purchase at a participating business within the Parkland.
Step 4: Once you've collected 10 stickers, mail us your game card or drop it off at a participating store and be entered to win.
Step 5: Repeat!
 


Shop It Forward 2019 Participating Business List:

Partners

Dauphin & District Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures Parkland, Roblin & District Chamber of Commerce, Sunrise Credit Union, Gilbert Plains Co-Op, Russell & District Chamber of Commerce.