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 eatery in Belltown, Chinatown-International District, Downtown Retail Core, Little Saigon, or Pioneer Square via alternative transportation. 🌮
Post a photo from your visit to your Instagram or Twitter profile or post it to the Seattle Office of Economic Development Facebook page. Include the name of the business or add their location in your post.
Complete your caption by using #ShoptheSqueeze AND tell us the alternative transportation* you used to get there.
*Alternative transportation includes walking, or traveling by bike, bus, ferry, Link light rail, Streetcar, or carpool – anything that helps 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 April 30, 2019. Eligible entries will be selected randomly from all entries on the Instagram, Twitter and the Seattle OED Facebook page combined. Entering on each platform is allowed and encouraged.
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.