We’re so excited that you’re interested in joining one of the Shop Local CANADA group giveaways!

It’s no secret that, when done strategically, gaining more Instagram followers is a great way to gain exposure and grow your business or blog. 

We absolutely love supporting Canadian business owners and want to host high quality group giveaways so you can drastically grow your Instagram following (and your business).

On average, businesses that participated in our last two giveaways gained 347 new Canadian followers

What sets the Shop Local CANADA giveaways apart:

    • All businesses will have to apply and be invited to participate so we can ensure quality
    • We will be grouping businesses into categories so that your target client is similar to the other businesses participating
      • For example, if you sell baby items, you won’t be in the same giveaway as a men’s clothing shop
    • These giveaways will only be open to Canadian residents so you’ll receive targeted followers that are more likely to purchase from you after the giveaway
    • We heavily promote the group giveaway to our awesome Instagram community on both @shoplocalcanada.ca @canadiangiftguides as well as to our newsletter subscribers

Application process:

1. Apply by filling in the application form

2. Shop Local CANADA reviews your application

3. If approved, you will receive an email with a link to pay entry fee ($30 + tax) with the giveaway start date (please make sure you’re free to post on this day)

4. Once the entry fee is paid you will receive further instructions about next steps

5. You will be required to post about the giveaway at a specified time using a picture that Shop Local CANADA provides (failure to do this will disqualify you from participating in future giveaways)

6. Once you have paid, you will be followed by our giveaway Instagram account (@canadiangiftguides) right before the giveaway starts

Giveaway Entry:

To enter the giveaway, participants will be required to follow every account that our @canadiangiftguides account is following (up to 30 businesses), tag a friend in the comments and as a bonus entry, share the picture in their Instagram stories.

This is how your business will gain so many new followers.


There will be a few different prize options depending on the businesses participating but the majority will include a $400 credit for the winner to spend in shops that are listed in our directory.This high-ticket prize ensures that we capture the attention of our Instagram community and beyond.

Let’s grow your Instagram community!

*If you’re interested in being listed in the directory, please find more information and apply here.