Shopping local has never been more important, and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT's annual Holiday Shopping Trail challenges shoppers to keep it local while having fun. Thenew sweepstakes model offers prizes for customers who connect with small businesses across eastern CT. New ways to enter make the promotion perfect for an unusual holiday season.
Businesses, arts organizations, and more can join the Holiday Shopping Trail for freeby registering on this page. With the new platform, there are also opportunities to enhance a basic business listing to include a photo or direct link to online shopping, or add a custom entry to the sweepstakes form. Click the "Register >>" button above to explore options!
Eastern Connecticut's Holiday Shopping Trail is a regional promotion that encourages shoppers to visit boutiques, restaurants, arts venues, and other local businesses. This year, the Trail also makes the most of online shopping and social media by expanding its website and offering more ways to connect.
Beginning on Small Business Saturday, November 28 through December 24, shoppers can visit ChamberECT.com/trail to connect with over 100 local businesses. From there, they can shop online, find a business to visit, or learn about special services like curbside pickup, delivery, and gift certificates.
Shoppers earn chances to win prizes when they complete challenges designed to promote businesses on the Trail. Shoppers connect on social media, share a selfie while shopping the Trail, show a purchase, or register their email, all the time earning entries to the final drawings.
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Show your support for shopping local by becoming a campaign sponsor. Your sponsorship allows us to advertise this program throughout the region, while keeping registration free for small businesses! Presenting Sponsor - $2,500
Logo recognition in all marketing materials including:
Three social media posts
Recognition in all communications with participating businesses
Recognition in all communications with consumers
Custom entry in sweepstakes challenges (e.g. watch a YouTube video, visit social, etc.)