Shop Local Competitions

Win a prize and help a local busi­ness at the same time!

We run com­petitions to that sup­port local businesses, by buying goods and services from them and offer­ing them as prizes.

Here's our theory: We need to advert­ise, like any busi­ness. We could spend $50 on a Facebook Ad, which would work, but doesn't help anyone else. Instead, we spend that same $50 on a voucher for some­thing from a local busi­ness, and offer that as a prize. The busi­ness gets a sale, you get to win $50 of some­thing useful and we still get our adverti­sing result. Everyone gets some­thing and hopefully keeps local people em­ployed. Much better!

Here's how it works:

  • People tell us what they'd like to win
  • We purchase it from a local busi­ness
  • We offer it as a prize to our readers
  • Entry is free, but you need to sign in

Prizes are currently chosen by Sensational South Coast. As we get more feedback from our readers, prizes should be more specific to what people would like to win. We don't plan to sup­port businesses out­side the region or large chain stores, un­­less run by a local franchisee.

If you have a sugges­tion for a prize, or own a small busi­ness and are inter­es­ted in being involved, please con­tact us.

FAQs Answers
Does it cost anything to enter? Entry is free.
How many times can I enter? You can enter each competition once.
Do I have to be registered to enter? Yes, you'll need to sign in to enter.
Will I have to agree to a newsletter? No. We'll send you an email if you win.
Does the business donate the prize? Not al all. We buy it from them!
Does the business have to advertise? It's not necessary. They can if they like.
How long do competitions run for? Usually a week. Sometimes this varies.

Article updated 10/08/2019.