Supporting Local earns Calgarians a chance to win $150 worth of free parking
Four lucky Calgarians now have a chance to win $150 in parking credits over the next month! The Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) is giving away parking credits every week to encourage Calgarians to shop at local businesses and support Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) this holiday season.
The promotion was conceived to support The City of Calgary’s #SupportLocalYYC campaign and provide exposure to the BIAs and local businesses, whose customers often need parking as part of their local shopping experience.
“This is a great initiative for BIAs because who doesn’t want $150 worth of free parking while checking out the wonderful small businesses in our neighborhoods,” said Annie McGinnis, Executive Director of the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone. “Every $1 spent locally generates $6 for our local economy, so shop local this season and win some free parking to use in our over 700 Kensington on-street and parking lot spots.”
When people park with us, as opposed to our competitors, they’re truly supporting local,” said Chris Blaschuk, Manager of the Calgary Parking Authority. “Every dollar of revenue over and above our operating costs enables The City to support communities and businesses, through programs such as the Parking Revenue Reinvestment Program. For instance, the financial contribution to The City from CPA from parking activities is projected to be more than $20 million in 2022.”
“Local businesses make up the fabric of our communities,” said Erin Chrusch, leader of Business & Local Economy at The City of Calgary. “Supporting local helps businesses in our city thrive and grow, while also supporting local jobs and ensuring more money stays in our community.”
The giveaway is being hosted on Instagram, chosen because it’s a favourite social media channel for both small businesses and the Calgarians supporting them.
How to enter:
- Follow @Calgary Parking on Instagram
- Like the post
- Tag a friend
- Tag a local Calgary business you love
Winners will be chosen every Monday starting Dec. 12, where $150 worth of credits will be applied to each winner’s ParkPlus account. Parking credits are available to use on-street, in parkades and surface lots, and they never expire.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SupportLocalYYC and share the giveaway with family and friends to help promote local businesses and a chance to win free parking.