Shop Small, Big Win for the Holidays Campaign

As a Mountain Maryland business, we invite you to participate in our Shop Small, Win Big for the Holidays campaign. We have teamed up with our community partners to elevate our small businesses during this holiday season.

About The Promotion:

Through regional newspapers, radio, and digital advertising, Allegany County Tourism will be pushing shopping at small businesses for the holiday season, from November 24 - December 20, 2023.

We will be giving away $1,000 in prizes to shoppers who visit qualifying Mountain Maryland businesses in the form of Visa gift cards to be used locally.

Every time a shopper purchases from a qualifying business, they will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for $50 gift cards. We will select three winners weekly on Thursdays - November 30, December 7, and December 14. The winner of the grand prize of $550 will be selected on December 21.

How This Works: 

  • Participation is open to all small retail businesses in Allegany County. 
  • There is no cost or fee for your business to participate. 
  • By participating, you acknowledge the following:  
    • Your business will be open this holiday season during the promotion period of November 24 - December 20, 2023.
    • You acknowledge awareness of this promotion and enthusiasm to promote it to customers.
  • NEW for 2023! We will reward the *participating* business that is patronized the most (meaning has the most submitted shopper receipts) by providing a $250 Visa gift card to the business owner to also shop small this holiday season AND a free half page AD in the 2024 Visit Mountain Maryland Destination Guide (a $750+ value)!

Please note: Businesses will only be added if they offer gift card/certificate sales, branded merchandising, or goods for sale in-store. While online sales receipts to your business will be accepted for the contest, your business must have an open brick-and-mortar storefront in order to participate. 

When you sign up, you will be added to our online participating business list on our holiday promotion pages.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  November 3, 2023


Thank you to our community partners!

Canal-Place-LogoCumberland-Downtown-Development-Commission logo
DCBA-LogoFrostburgFirst-Logo Allegany County MD Chamber of Commerce Logo