A NEW giveaway has been launched aimed at encouraging Sotonians to shop locally this Christmas.

The Big Christmas Giveaway by Visit Southampton aims at encouraging shoppers to support local businesses launched today.

In order to enter the prize draw, customers who shop at any of the 30 participating businesses from November 17 through January 1 will receive a competition slip.

All they need to do is fill out the slip and post it in one of two Christmas boxes located in The Marlands shopping centre and level two of Westquay.

They will then be in the draw and could win one of the 25 prizes.

READ MORE: What you can buy at Southampton’s Christmas market – in full

Stephen Manion, Executive Director of GO! Southampton said “Shopping local this Christmas is so important, now more than ever, and will help our businesses through a very challenging period.

"We hope the giveaway will encourage people to support the city and win some amazing prizes along the way.”

Daily Echo: The Big Christmas GiveawayThe Big Christmas Giveaway (Image: Visit Southampton)

For more information on The Big Christmas Giveaway go to visitsouthampton.co.uk/bigchristmasgiveaway

The list of businesses includes:

  • Artsy Lounge (spend £40)
  • Blue's Smokehouse (spend £55)
  • ChariTeas Tearooms (spend £10)
  • Decathlon (spend £50)
  • Duke of Wellington (spend £30)
  • HMV (spend £30)
  • LEGO store (spend £4.99)
  • London Camera Exchange - Civic Centre Road (spend £25)
  • London Camera Exchange - High Street (spend £25)
  • Mailroom (spend £100)
  • Montezuma's (spend £15)
  • Ned's Noodles (spend £15)
  • Next Home - West Quay Retail Park (spend £50)
  • Papillon (spend £50)
  • Phase Eight (spend £150)
  • Pierogarnia (spend £15)
  • room2 (spend £25)
  • Run Company (spend £20)
  • Ryman (spend £25)
  • SeaCity Museum (spend £20)
  • Sea Life Play Centre (spend £15)
  • Shuropody (spend £30)
  • Southampton City Art Gallery (spend £20)
  • Stakks Pancake House (spend £15)
  • The 1865 (spend £15)
  • The Body Shop (spend £30)
  • The Grand (spend £50)
  • The White Star Tavern (spend £30)
  • The Works (spend £20)
  • Tudor House & Garden (spend £20)
  • UK Shaolin Centre (spend £70)
  • Vida Marina (spend £10)
  • W. J. French & Son (spend £30)

The list of prizes includes:

  • Riverside 500 Hybrid bike from Decathlon
  • £100 IKEA gift card
  • Four tickets to the opening night of My Fair Lady on January 12 at Mayflower Theatre
  • Two-night stay for two with breakfast at Moxy Hotel Southampton
  • Pamper Party for up to six people at The Body Shop
  • Meal for four at Blue's Smokehouse
  • Round of cocktails at Grumpy Monkey
  • £50 Ryman gift card
  • Starlight Express Gift Box from Montezuma's
  • Free pair of running trainers from Run Company
  • £30 HMV gift card
  • One-night stay with dinner and breakfast at The White Star Tavern
  • A family ticket to Showcase Cinema De Lux

READ MORE: Southampton’s Christmas market to return tomorrow - What you need to know

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