Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury BID launch online competition to encourage people to shop local

1st July 2020

Consumers are being given the opportunity to win a £250 Salisbury Gift Card simply by sharing a purchase they have made from a local Salisbury business.

Salisbury BID has today launched a #ShopSalisbury competition via their new social media pages ‘Salisbury Together’. With pages across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the account is run by Salisbury BID in partnership with Salisbury City Council, Salisbury Cathedral and Wiltshire Creative.

Salisbury BID has announced this competition as part of its #ShopSalisbury campaign.

To enter the competition, all consumers have to do is post an image of something they have bought from a Salisbury city centre business in July, along with a caption outlining why they have shopped at that business. The winning post will then be chosen and announced at the beginning of August.

Kara Rogers, Marketing & Communications Manager of Salisbury BID, said: "We're working hard to promote our businesses and encourage the community to show their support by shopping locally.

"This competition is part of our #ShopSalisbury campaign which we launched to raise the awareness of shopping in Salisbury. The campaign has also seen over 40 shop windows painted with shop local messages and a promotional video with a message from Salisbury business owners.

"It's more important than ever to shop local and we hope this competition will be a great incentive to get people shopping in Salisbury and using our city centre businesses."

Salisbury BID has announced this latest initiative to coincide with Salisbury Independents Month; an awareness drive running throughout July aimed at reminding consumers to support Salisbury’s independent businesses, as they are those most at risk in this uncertain economic climate.

How to enter

  1. Buy something from a Salisbury city centre business (a coffee, lunch, haircut, new clothes, something for the home - anything you like!)
  2. Post a photo of it on social media using #ShopSalisbury and the reason you bought from that business
  3. Don't forget to tag in Salisbury Together, Salisbury BID and the business you bought from in your social media post

The prize

The winner will receive a £250 Salisbury Gift Card that can be spent in over 130 Salisbury city-centre businesses; including shops, restaurants, salons, entertainment venues and more.

#ShopSalisbury Terms and Conditions

  • Online entries must include #ShopSalisbury and a reason for shopping at that business
  • Entries will only be accepted Wednesday 1st July to Friday July 31st July 2020
  • Only posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages will be considered for the prize draw
  • Only purchases made from businesses within the Salisbury BID boundary (within the ring road of the city centre) will qualify for the prize draw entry
  • The winner will be announced 12pm Monday 3rd August 2020 via the ‘Salisbury Together’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages
  • The winner will be contacted directly via their social media page to let them know they have won before public announcement
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond, before another winner will be chosen
  • The winner will be required to collect their prize from a Salisbury city centre location and have their photograph taken for promotional purposes
  • The winner agrees to their winning image being used in any ‘Salisbury BID’, ‘Salisbury Indies’ and ‘Salisbury Together’ marketing materials and communications
  • The prize is one £250 Salisbury Gift Card only, with an expiry date of 12 months