Gift Local Shopping Contest


The Gift Local contest winners have been selected! Congratulations to our winners:

1st prize: Libby Washburn 
2nd prize:
Karen Laisure
3rd prize:
Melissa Ostrum
Charlevoix Public Library
basket winner:
Jennifer Carroll
prize winner: Jen Klaus 
Thanks to all who participated this year!

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
  • Runner Up wins a Gift Basket courtesy of Charlevoix Public Library
  • Runner runner up wins a bottle of massage lotion from My TCBD.

How to Enter

It's easy:

  1. Spend $50  in qualifying purchases* between November 15th and December 24th in 2020, at any of your favorite downtown businesses (receipts may be combined).
  2. Turn in receipts through December 24th to:

3.  New this year: 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

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 5th. 

*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

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!
gift local wish list photo

Shop Locally Online:

If you feel more comfortable shopping 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.

THANK YOU Gift Local Photo

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