Is your retail shop ‘The Best’ in your neighbourhood?


We wanted you to discover the love customers have for your shop. So we’re hosting another “Loved in your ‘Hood” Facebook contest – this time for independent retailers.

We have officially invited Canadians to nominate their favourite local retailers as “The Best” in providing:

  • Quality products
  • Customer service
  • Community involvement

If your store earns “The Best” title, you’ll win $500 in Vicinity marketing support – plus recognition (and bragging rights) as Canada’s most beloved local retail shop!

How the contest works
During the month of October, people can enter the contest by nominating their favourite retail shops on Vicinity’s Facebook page. Nominations must include a short explanation about why the shop has earned their love.

A Vicinity panel will judge entries based on three criteria: customer service, product quality, and community involvement.
The winning retail shop will receive the title, “Loved in Your ‘Hood: Retail Shop” and a $500 Vicinity marketing support credit.

Get your customers involved because they can win, too! The person who nominates the winning shop will be awarded a $500 Visa gift card. Plus, a $50 Visa gift card will be awarded through a random draw.

The contest runs from October 5 to October 30, 2015.

Promote yourself to win!

It’s never too late to get your customers to vote for you! Download your free contest marketing kit at Besides in-store promotional materials, the kit provides guidelines for using your store’s social platforms to promote the contest – plus downloadable content you can use to post about the contest on Facebook and Twitter. Have any questions? Contact your Account Manager at 1-855-292-9766.

For additional contest details and rules visit

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