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Restaurants and small businesses need your support.  You know this – you’ve been hearing it a LOT the past couple of months.  Now that the stay-at-home order is extended through May 18, we thought we’d add some extra incentive to shop local.  How about a chance to win $500 in chamber dollars?!

Here’s how it works:  

You’ll get 1 entry into the contest for every $100 spent at Chamber Member restaurants and locally-owned small businesses from May 1-18, 2020. See the list of restaurants here.  Wondering if a locally-owned small business is a chamber member?  You can search for them here in our Chamber Member Business Directory.  Keep your receipts (they must be dated May 1-18) and when they add up to $100 (or $200, $300, etc), send them to us via email at  You can attach them as photos or pdf scans.  If possible, include multiple receipts in one jpg/pdf, but be sure they are legible.  Use “Support Local Contest” as the subject line in your email and write how many entries in the email.  For example:


Subject line: Support Local Contest

Body: Hello!  I love to support my local small businesses, so it was no problem for me to spend $100+ at qualifying businesses.  Please see my receipts attached and enter me for 1 entry into the contest.


New Ulm Shopper


That’s it!  All receipts must be submitted by 10am on Tuesday, May 19th. We’ll randomly draw a winner and announce via facebook on May 19th.  We’ll also email the winner and let them know. Remember, the more you spend, the more entries into the contest you get!  Online orders and curbside pickups from our local boutiques qualify, as do gift card purchases at local restaurants and small businesses!

This contest is sponsored by the New Ulm Business & Retail Association, a committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce.  Thank you for your support of our local businesses during this hard time.  We’re all in this together – but they need our help if we want them to make it through with us. #newulmstrong #shopnewulm

Contact the Chamber with any questions or for more details:, 507-233-4300.

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