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Yelp Cincy Shops Local with a Golden Ticket Hunt!



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The holidays are a time for many things: joy, warmth, a little stress forgiveness, but above all … adventure!

During this last holiday season, Yelp Cincinnati premiered its first ever Golden Ticket Scavenger Hunt to promote local shopping and the official Yelp Shop Local Pledge.

Over 70 independent Cincinnati businesses in 13 different neighborhoods partcipated, giving people a chance to search, shop and win hundreds of dollars worth of local prizes if they found that coveted golden ticket!

The rules were simple: a golden ticket was placed secretly in a business and clues to its location were sent out through Yelp Cincy's Talk Threads, Twitter and Facebook. Six tickets were hidden in Cincinnati and six very lucky people discovered their locations:

PaigeMPaige M (Found in The Spotted Goose)

RachelG
Rachel G (Found in Knickers XY)

AnnZ
Ann Z (Found in Picnic & Pantry)

KaraC
Kara C (Found in Atomic Number Ten)

RyanB
Ryan B (Found in Dean's Mediterranean Imports)

RobertW
Robert W (Found in Robeling Point Bookstore)

While treasure hunters were searching for that golden ticket, they also could fill out their official Yelp Shops Local passport. Once they got eight businesses to sign it, they could enter in to win a raffle for even more prizes … and we had one of those winners as well:

NatalieNatalie N was the lucky one!

Of course, this whole adventure was mixed in with a series of other amazing events, encouraging people to eat and shop local. We made cards for local businsses owners, tried new food, donated toys, ate sweetscelebrated Cincinnati’s history (with drinking of course), and so much more. Check out some of the amazing photos from these events, taken by Anamedia and Lux Per Diem Photography:

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All in all, this was the happiest of holiday seasons. On to 2012!

Alex

Alex S, Yelp Cincy Community Manager

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