Escape Downtown – Shop Uptown!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Penny R.! She’s won the Shop Uptown prize package! Thanks for all your awesome entries.

Supporting local business is important to me and is important to many consumers on Vancouver Island. As “Main Street, Smalltown” seems to be disappearing from many Island towns, it can be difficult to find independently-owned businesses to spend our hard-earned money at.


Photo: © Shop Uptown [used with permission]

Luckily for Greater Victoria residents, the revitalized Uptown shopping marketplace is the perfect place to find national brands blended seamlessly with independent retailers and locally-owned businesses. Open since 2010, Uptown is a a walkable, open-air retail space that offers visitors a vibrant shopping experience with restaurants, office space and notable retailers.

Photo: © Shop Uptown [used with permission]

A true one-stop-shop experience, Uptown has been proud to recently welcome Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery, Zennkai Salon, David’s Tea and Eccotique Spa & Salon into the Uptown family. Because there’s truly so much more to explore at Uptown, the marketplace wants to offer one reader even more incentive to come and see everything this Saanich-based shopping area has to wow you with.

Uptown Prize

Uptown management has graciously provided a shopper’s must-have package: an Uptown journal to keep track of all your “must-buys”, an Uptown water bottle to keep you hydrated on your marathon shopping experience, a $50 gift card to spend at any Uptown retailer and a stylish and eco-friendly pink reusable Uptown tote to carry it all home in!

You’ve got two chances to win:

1. Visit the Shop Uptown website to explore the various retailers at Uptown, then leave a comment on this post and tell me where you’d spend your $50 gift card. (1 entry)

2. Post the following on Twitter: (1 entry)

I entered to win a shopping experience pack from @UptownShopping and @KeiraAnne

I’ll draw the name of one lucky winner at noon on Monday, March 12th! Good luck! Don’t forget that you can also like Uptown on Facebook or follow their updates on Twitter.

Winner must be 18 years of age or older. Winner cannot have won a contest on within the last six months. This prize is not transferable and is of no monetary value. nor its affiliates or the contest prize sponsors bear any responsibility to the winners, the collection of the prize and/or the use of the prize.

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31 Comments on “Escape Downtown – Shop Uptown!

  1. It would be a toss-up between Urban Barn, Jacob and The Noodle Box (Yum!)

  2. I’d spend the gift card either at Urban Barn, as we’re in the process of trying to do up our house.

  3. I’d probably spend it at The Children’s Place though I like to fantasize that I would spend it at Mexx on myself.

  4. The Good Earth Coffee House sounds delicious, so that would be a possibility. Since I love food, it might also go to Cupcakes or the Noodle Box. :)

  5. I would spend it at Cupcakes and at Plenty!

  6. I’d spend the gift card at BCBG (and get like, one sock probably).

  7. I would spend my $50 @ Plenty…looks pretty unique …

  8. I would have fun spending the gift card at Walmart.

  9. I would love to win $50 to spend at Urban Barn! Heavenly items to add to my nest!

  10. I’d update my kids warobe at The Children’s Place!

  11. Plenty or Mynx! Qoola if it’s sunny and I get hungry :)

  12. I would most likely spend the $50 at Walmart for groceries and household items, unless I find something nice at BCBG. :)

  13. this is so close to my sister’s place and now that I am on the Island, I can’t wait to do some retail therapy! Ooooooh and David’s Tea for the win!

  14. I would love to splurge at Candy Cures, Cupcakes and Davids Tea :)

  15. I’d get some treats from Cupcakes for my wife and get myself something from Future Shop!

  16. BCBG for sure! Although I could easily spend it all at Cupcakes!!

  17. I would spend it in David’s Tea and The Noodle Box mmm mmmmm

  18. Love to spend the gift card at Jacob, Mexx, and noodle box :)