Win a $1,000 shopping spree in Downtown Rochester

Come April 1, there will be one lucky winner of a $1,000 Shopping Spree to downtown Rochester.

How do shoppers enter to win? It’s simple, shop downtown Rochester this March!

Customers may qualify for entry by spending at least $100 collectively at one or more of the 27 participating businesses any time throughout the month of March. To enter for the shopping spree, receipts must be validated at the DDA office (308 1⁄2 Main) during business hours Monday-Friday, 8am -5pm or ‘till 9pm on Thursdays (March only). Customers will be allowed one entry for every $100 spent.

“Mad Money March will give the community an incentive to spend dollars in downtown PrintRochester in a month that otherwise can be a bit dreary,” said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Rochester Downtown Development Authority events coordinator. “By March, everyone is looking for signs of spring, warmer weather, and something fun. Your chances of winning the shopping spree are greater than winning the lottery, so why not take a chance?”

27 participating businesses will extend their hours and hold  special March-themed promotions on Thursdays March 6, 13, 20 & 27! The Thursday night themes include Mardi Gras (March 6), St. Patty’s Day (March 13), Spring Equinox (March 20) and March Madness (March 27).

Participating merchants are:

  • Aurum Design
  • Bella Cuore– Organic Beauty
  • Fieldstone Winery
  • The Funky Frog Children’s Resale Boutique
  • Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelry
  • Holy Cannoli’s
  • Janet Varner
  • Kimi K Salon & Spa
  • Main Street Deli
  • Main Street Tuxedo
  • Moon River Soap Company
  • O’Connor’s Public House
  • Penny Black
  • The Peppertree
  • Plain & Fancy Gift Shop
  • Rochester Ballroom
  • Rochester Mills Beer Co.
  • Salon 429
  • Sanders
  • Simply The Best $10 Boutique
  • Sole Sisters
  • South Street Skateshop & Cockeyed Sock Company
  • Studio One Salon
  • Sweet Island Yogurt
  • Talulah Belle
  • Trekt Outdoors
  • Whoo UR Upscale Resale for a Cause

For a list of the Thursday promotions and more event information please visit or call 248.656.0060.


About Sarah Hovis

Freelance wordsmith, arts appreciator, grammar geek, sports spectator, stationery snob, and world traveler, Sarah charts her own course as the owner of saliho creative. She uses her creative mind and engaging dialogue to fearlessly bring the written word to life in print and online… all while keeping a watchful eye out for the next literary adventure. You can reach her at

Speak Your Mind