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New “Shopopoly” Event Encourages Pittsburghers to Shop Around Downtown’s Small Businesses

Saturday, September 5, 2020

On Saturday, September 12, pop into the shops you love and win! Downtown retailers are teaming up for a one-of-a-kind shopping excursion where you can win more than $5,000 in prizes and giveaways.

Loosely based on the classic board game, Shopopoly encourages customers to shop at stores throughout Downtown Pittsburgh, get their free game card stamped at one of the 20 participating stores, and then be entered to win over $5,000 worth of fabulous prizes, from retailer gift cards to hotel stays and a $2,500 piece of jewelry provided by Rothschild Trading Company & Brooks Diamonds, and more.

This event is one of several events planned that will focus on Downtown small businesses and is a part of our REFORGE Downtown initiative that invites the community to safely revisit and reengage with Downtown through unique events, activations, and programs.

“We wanted a unique shopping experience that would excite the community and impact as many of our Downtown businesses as possible. This event is a continuation of our work with the retailers to find creative ways for the community to enjoy the unique experience of shopping Downtown, and also see these small businesses thrive,” said Jeremy Waldrup, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

To be entered for prize drawings, Shopopoly game players need to visit several participating stores in various color-coded sections of Downtown identified on the game card. The more stores visited, the greater the prize packages become. Game cards will be available at the participating stores listed on the event website or can be picked up in Market Square on the day of the event. Completed cards can also be turned in at the same locations.

Drawings for the various prize packages will occur on Monday, September 14 with winners being notified by phone and by email. As a bonus, shoppers will also receive a free REFORGE Downtown tote bag with their game card from participating retailers (while supplies last). Select retailers will also be handing out bonus gifts with purchase.

To help keep the community safe, attendees are reminded to wear face masks/coverings when out in Downtown and to practice social distancing when possible.

Details on the game, participating retailers, and prize levels are all available at DowntownPittsburgh.com/Shopopoly.

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