Celebrate Your Independents 2014


Celebrate Independent Businesses in July and be one of four winners of $600 in Gift Cards!


Please join us in celebrating our unique, independent retailers. Register during the month of July. Sign up now!


Locally-owned businesses keep the spirit of independence alive in the Twin Cities, and create more jobs per dollar than the big chains. In fact, multiple studies have shown that each dollar spent at locally-owned, independent businesses generate at least three times more direct local economic benefit than absentee-owned chains, on average (Institute for Local Self Reliance). Shifting just a fraction of our shopping dollars to local independents can create a huge cumulative impact.


Shop Local, Save and Win!

Twenty five excellent businesses have partnered with the Metro Independent Business Alliance to make special offers exclusively for the month of July.

What's more, you can sign up here to enter our contest to win one of four prizes of $600 in gift cards to these great independents. Each time you patronize a participating business you will get a unique code to come back and enter into the website to earn another chance to win. One winner will be selected the Sunday of each week in July.

Sign Up, Find Businesses and Learn MoreClick to enter!

Help us Kick Off the Celebration on June 26th

Our media launch will be held at Warners' Stellian Edina location on June 26th at 11:00 am. The store is located across from the Galleria at 70th and France in the Brandon Square Mall. Key’s Café lunch will be providing lunch.


Contest Rules

No purchase necessary. Contest begins July 1, 2014 and ends July 31, 2014. Limit 26 entries per person. Contest is open to those age 18 or older at the time of entry. Employees, directors, officers, principals and immediate family members of the sponsor and participating businesses are not eligible to participate. All entries submitted become the sole property of MetroIBA and the participating businesses and will not be returned. The information submitted with your entry will not be shared with third parties. 

Register on our website to be entered in the drawing to be one of four winners of $600 in gift cards. For each additional visit to the 25 retailers you will receive an entry code (limit 26 entries per person, limit one code per visit, limit one code per business.)

Sign up now!  

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