Month of Giveaways

Available Giftcards

Winners choose any assortment of $50 worth of gift cards, prizes are first come first served upon pickup.

Retail / Personal Services

Vagabond Saints – $50 (1)
– The first shop downtown to offer tattoos, piercings and nails services. 

The Witch’s Fix – $25 (2)
– Eclectic gift shop specializing in super-natural remedies, curious oddities, whimsical gifts, and magical resources.

Downtown Bike Hounds – $25 (2)
– Specializing in all things bike-related Bike Hounds offers repairs and service along with bikes, parts, and accessories for sale.

Bibian Salon & Beauty Supply – $25 (2)
– Bibian’s has your hair covered – from products to styling.

The Local Skate Shop – $25 (2)
– The Local carries skateboard equipment, accessories and apparel as well as snowboards and accessories.

Nabeel’s – $25 (2)
– Nabeel is a local barber whose shop has been stationed in downtown for years, call ahead to book your appointment.

Hi & Buy Dollar Discounts & Beauty Supplies – $25 (2)
– Find a wide range of beauty supplies and hair products for all hair types. 

The Beauty Supply – $25 (1)
– specializing in all types of beauty products and services, you will find wigs, weaves, hair products and more. 

Leathers – $50 (1)
– Located downtown for decades, Leathers offers a large selection of quality leather fashions, jackets, coats, pants, boots and accessories, and custom leather goods.

Happy Nails – $50 (1)
– Treat yourself to a pedicure, manicure from Happy Nails.

Charles & Hunt – $50 (1) – Offering customized wardrobe styling & personal shopping for men, you can also shop online for staple pieces.

Dr. Disc – $50 (1)
– Serving downtown Hamilton for 30 years, Dr. Disc is a go to for music lovers and features new, used and imported CDs, LPs and DVDs of all genres. Rental equipment is also available. 

LEN: Democratic Purveyors – $25 (2)
– A fun shop with one-of-a-kind items, Canadian design, and unique things you won’t find anywhere else.

Mablellie’s Drawer – $50 (1) – An inviting lingerie boutique that seeks to create a space for all women to feel comfortable, beautiful and welcome. 

Convenience Stores

Our downtown convenience stores are always there to stop by for a quick snack, drink or even office supply or household item you might be missing. Participating downtown stores include:

King and James Convenience – $10 (5)

Keon’s Super Convenience – $10 (6)


Bambu Restaurant – $25 (2)
– Thai restaurant focusing on authentic Asian flavours.
– These gift cards generously sponsored by Lorldy Jones

Lulu’s Shawarma – $50 (1) 
– A downtown staple known for their garlic sauce and delicious shawarma or falafel.

Saigon House – $50 (1)
– Serving Vietnamese, Thai and Korean cuisine with à la carte options or all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ.

Tim Hortons – $25 (4)
– With two locations in our BIA, Tim Hortons is always an option on your way into the office or for a quick lunch.

Bad and Boujee – $25 (1)
– Downtown bar with an ever-changing menu of unique bites and signature cocktails.

Domino’s – $25 (2)
– A pizza staple, Domino’s makes a great option for lunch or to take home for dinner.

Sapporo Japanese Restaurant – $50 (1)
– All-you-can-eat sushi and Japanese food restaurant.

National Pizza Place – $25 (1)
– A staple one King St. since 1991 offering Halal options, grab a slice or even calzone for lunch or bring home a fresh-made pizza.

Gino’s Pizza – $25 (1)
– Always ready with a slice or to make a pizza fresh Gino’s makes a great take-out option.

Subway – $25 (2)
– Build your own sandwich or salad for a quick and healthy lunch or after-work meal.

Hui Lau Shan – $10 (5)
– Known for their specialty mango drinks and desserts, Hui Lau Shan offers refreshing drinks and unique snacks of all kinds.

Absinthe Hamilton – $25 (2)
– Late-night bar that hosts several events, bands, and more with drinks and bar snacks available.

Burrito Boyz – $25 (2)
– A destination for burritos downtown, you will also find tacos, quesadillas and more.

Pizza Pizza – $25 (1)
– Another great option when you’re looking for something hot and fresh, Pizza Pizza also has a number of sides to add on to any order.

Starbucks – $10 (5)
– Always ready for you to grab your favourite drink or snack from morning to evening. 

Ajio Sushi – $50 (1)
– For lunch or dinner Ajio offers a vast selection of sushi rolls along with Korean & Japanese dishes.

Sagarmatha Curry House – $50 (1)
– Serving a large variety of certified Halal dishes reflecting Royal Indian and Nepalese Cuisine like curries, tikka/kababs, and more. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.

The Downtown Café – $10 (5)
– Found at 20 Hughson St. South, Downtown Café has coffee, snacks and lunch specials throughout the week. 

33 Bowen – $50 (1)
– Pub style food with several delicious options to choose from and daily specials.

The Fine Print: Giftcards to be picked up from Downtown Hamilton BIA office @ Suite 104 20 Hughson St S. between hours of 8:30 – 4:30 Monday – Friday (look for the pink sign).

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