Do you like free stuff? Of course you do! Who doesn’t? Then get out to the local shops on Capitol Hill and snap a picture of your holiday shopping, post to Instagram with #shopcapitolhill and #thehillishome. On December 26 we will pick three winners to get gift bags of goods from our favorite local shops!
Yes, it is that easy. But you have to enter your picture before midnight on December 24.
- Post a picture to Instagram of you shopping at a small business in Ward 6. If you are not a selfie person, that’s okay. Get creative! We just need to be able to see that you shopped at a local small business in Ward 6.
- Include the hashtags #shopcapitolhill and #thehillishome in the caption.
- Once your picture appears on our contest tab on Facebook, tell your friends to go vote for your picture as their favorite. Please note that it can take 10-20 minutes for it to appear on the contest page. The tab is also not mobile optimized so you have to go old-school and access it from an actual computer.
The winners: We will contact the winners between December 26 and January 1. Make sure you are following us on Instagram so we can send you a direct message!
Prize: Gift bags with a selection of goodies from Ward 6 small businesses! We pick the goods**, but don’t worry we have good taste!
- Small Business in Ward 6: Yes, we are called The HILL is Home but we do cover all of Ward 6, so we want to extend this to all businesses in Ward 6. See the boundaries here.
- Hashtags: Please include BOTH the hashtags #shopcapitolhill AND #thehillishome to win. These need to be in the caption, NOT posted as a comment on your post.
- Vote to Win!: Everyone can vote once per day. The three posts with most votes that also meet the criteria above (Ward 6 business and both hashtags in the caption) will be selected to win. Winners will be selected at the discretion of the editorial team at The Hill is Home.
- Winners will be selected at the discretion of the editorial staff at The Hill is Home. If we notice any funny business in the voting, we will disqualify those entries.
- We reserve the right to remove any entries that include profanities, abusive language, or anything that is not suitable for all audiences. We’re a family-friendly site; please keep it clean and friendly.
- Writers of The Hill is Home are not qualified to win.
- No purchase necessary. Shopping does not mean purchasing. We encourage you to spend your money at our local businesses but you do not need to prove a purchase to enter or win.
- See the full list of conditions and rules here.
** If you own a business in Ward 6 and would like to contribute an item or gift card, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org