Shop the Squeeze and Win!
Commuting Downtown? Get your camera ready! We’ve created a 2019 series of delightful photo contests to help boost awareness of small businesses throughout the Seattle Squeeze—and give commuters like you a chance to win some amazing prizes like a $100 pre-loaded ORCA card or Visa gift card. Join the fun and make the most of your commute today!
Partner with Us
Are you a small business owner or advocate interested in boosting small business awareness? Download our free #ShoptheSqueeze Partner Kit for handy social media materials that can help spread the word!
THIS MONTH’S CONTEST
Our next #ShoptheSqueeze contest is here. Enter now to win either a $100 pre-loaded ORCA card or Visa gift card for your next small business visit.
Visit a small business Downtown (Belltown, Chinatown-International District, Downtown Retail Core, Little Saigon, or Pioneer Square) without driving solo*. 🎉
Post a photo from your visit and tag or include the name of the business.
Finish your post by using #ShoptheSqueeze and tell us how you got there in your caption!
*Anything that isn’t solo driving includes: walking, traveling by bike, bus, ferry, Link light rail, Streetcar, or carpool — all of these transportation modes help ease traffic Downtown.
The #ShoptheSqueeze contest is administered by the Seattle Office of Economic Development and open to all residents of the Puget Sound area age 18 and older. Contest ends on August 31, 2019. Eligible entries will be selected randomly from all entries on Instagram, Twitter and the Seattle OED Facebook page combined. Entering on each platform is allowed and encouraged.
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THE BOTTOM LINE BLOG
Seattle launches Shop the Squeeze to support small businesses and promote alternative transit
The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are excited to launch #ShoptheSqueeze: a campaign to encourage Seattleites to visit small businesses Downtown during the Seattle Squeeze—the period of transition Seattle faces over the next five years as public and private construction projects continue to change how we get around Downtown. Driven primarily by weekly social media photo contests, the campaign encourages participants to visit their favorite Downtown small businesses via alternative transportation and share their stories.
With all of the changes happening with the Seattle Squeeze, small businesses need support more than ever! That’s why we’re making monthly social media photo contests throughout the Seattle Squeeze to help boost awareness about Downtown small businesses. Each of your likes, shares, and posts make a difference which is why we’re giving you all the chance to win prizes like a $100 pre-loaded ORCA card or Visa gift card to make your small business shopping experience even smoother. So opt for public transit, do some feet-on-the-street shopping, and check back here for more ways to win throughout the Seattle Squeeze!