Last Updated: December 31, 2020. Contest has ended. 

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season in the International Village BIA with our Jingle All The Way To #TheVillage contest! Running from November 1st to December 24th, enter to win a $1000 prize pack filled with gift certificates from local businesses in the BIA.

Jingle All The Way To #TheVillage Contest Artwork

To enter, make a purchase ($10 or more) at any business in the International Village BIA (West Ave. to Mary St. on Main St. E., King St. E., & King William St.) online, curbside, takeout, memberships or on #TheVillage Marketplace!

Then take a photo of your receipt and email it to including your name, address, and phone number.

This holiday season, instead of purchasing something from a large corporation, consider making a purchase from somewhere local. Every dollar you spend in our local economy goes back into sustaining the businesses that make the International Village BIA the vibrant community it is!

Looking for more information about businesses in the BIA? View our interactive business directory!

Contest Rules


  1. The JINGLE ALL THE WAY TO #THE VILLAGE CONTEST will be run between November 1, 2020 at 9:00am to December 24, 2020 at 11:59pm.
  2. Grand Prize Draw: Winner will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received in accordance with the rules. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period. Winner must show identification to claim the prize. Winner will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid. The contest is open to legal residents of the Province of Ontario.
  3. Contest Entry:
    1. Purchase Entry: Make one (1) purchases at any business in the International Village BIA (West Ave. to Mary St. on Main St. E., King St. E., & King William St.) online, curbside, takeout etc. Minimum purchase of $10 to qualify. Submit your receipt to including your name, address, and phone number. No duplicate receipts allowed. Online purchase entry is only valid through email transmission.
    2. No Purchase Necessary Entry: To enter without making a purchase, hand-print/type your full name, address, and phone number on a plain piece of paper and mail it in a separate sealed postage prepaid envelope along with a one-hundred word or more essay on “Why you love The Village” to International Village BIA – 12 Ferguson Ave. North, Hamilton Ontario L8R 1K9. Upon receipt of your mail-in no purchase necessary entry request you will receive one no purchase entry in the contest. Entry must be received by November 30 at 11:59pm. The International Village BIA takes no responsibility for any lost, stolen, or damaged entries (all of which are void). Only one request per week for no purchase necessary entries is permitted.
  4. Open Businesses: Individual business hours and accessibility may vary. If unsure about availability contact the business directly.
  5. Prize: Prizes may not be exactly as shown. The actual/appraised value may differ at the time of prize award. The specifics shall be solely determined by the International Village BIA which reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with one of equal or greater quality/value. All prizes must be accepted as awarded.
  6. Contest: The International Village BIA reserves the right to continue, halt, or change the contest as necessary. Minimum 30 entries for contest to be valid.
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