Q: What are the rules? How can I play?
A: There are three ways Little Boxes works:
- Go to any Little Box on 11/28 and 11/29 and fill out a raffle ticket. You can do this on paper or with our App on your iPhone. Click to download the App. There’s no purchase necessary to enter the raffle and everyone can enter one time per store they visit.
- If you make a purchase at one Little Box, they will give you a stamp for your Passport (digitally or in ink). Show the stamp at the next Little Box and get 10% off*.
- Collect stamps to win bonus raffle entries. 4-7 stamps = 15 bonus entries. 8-11 stamps = 20 bonus entries. 12+ stamps = 30 bonus entries. So if you have 12 stamps, you will have earned a total of 65 bonus entries.
Q: Why don’t you have an Android app?
A: We’d love to have one, and we’re hoping to have that ready for Little Boxes 2015. For now, you can play along with the paper raffle tickets and passports, available at any participating Little Box shop!
Q: How do you know how many stamps I got?
A: If you’re using our iPhone app, we’ll know from the magic of computers! If you’re a paper lover, you can either leave the stamped passport with the last Little Box you visit that day or take a picture of your stamps and post it to our social media sites. Facebook: Take a photo of your Passport and post it to the Little Boxes Event Page or Timeline (www.facebook.com/littleboxespdx) / Instagram or Twitter: Post a photo of your stamps and put #littleboxespdx in the caption.
Q: When I get bonus entries do I have to sit there and fill out all those raffle tickets?
A: Nope! We’ll tally everything up after the event and award bonus entries on the back end.
Q: My iPhone app isn’t working! What should I do?
A: First, make sure you’re running the most recent version of the app. If your app icon says LB, you need the update. If it says LITTLE BOXES, you’ve got the most recent version. You can download the update in the App Store on your iPhone. If that doesn’t fix things, let the store owner know you’re having trouble. It may be that cell reception is spotty in their store. The store owner can contact us for technical help. If all else fails, just switch over to the paper method of playing for the rest of the promotion.
Q: If I go to three Little Boxes and buy something, do I get 30% off at the next shop?
A: No, it’s just a flat 10% off* no matter how many stamps you have on your map, but the more stamps, the more bonus chances you have in the raffle. Some stores will be having sales above and beyond the 10% off from Little Boxes. These additional discounts may not apply when using the Little Boxes 10% off discount.
Q: I’m not much of a shopper. Why should I do this?
A: For us, Little Boxes is not all about shopping. It’s about exploring our town, finding a new favorite spot (or two). It’s about spending time with your friends and family. It’s about community, your neighborhood, and your neighbor’s neighborhood. Of course, we hope you decide to shop with us this holiday season, but you don’t have to shop to participate. Just come into any Little Box on 11/28 or 11/29, take a look around, and fill out a raffle ticket. Rinse and repeat if desired.
Q: There’s no way I could actually win something, right?
A: There are TONS of prizes. From the iPad to huge shopping sprees, restaurant vouchers, spa retreats, and hotel stays. We’ve had winners who only filled out one raffle ticket and we’ve had winners who shopped all day long and filled out a ticket at every shop.
Q: What can I win?
A: Take a look at all of our prizes here!
Q: I work at/own one of the participating Little Box stores. Can I win?
A: Little Box owners and employees cannot win raffle prizes, but you are more than welcome to explore and shop!
Q: Do you share or sell the personal contact information I write on the raffle tickets? Will you spam me?
A: We will never share, sell, or otherwise transfer your personal information to a third party without your consent. We would love to stay in touch with you via email, though, so if you’d like to hear from us next year, make sure you opt in on your raffle tickets. Don’t worry, we’ll only add your email to our list once, no matter how many raffle tickets you fill out.
Q: Can I fill out more than one raffle ticket if I’m at a store for a long time?
A: Nope. That’s against the rules. We ask everyone to play by the honor system and play fair.
Q: I’m overwhelmed. How could I possibly go to all of these stores in two days!?
A: Ok, deep breath. You probably can’t get to ALL the Little Boxes in two days. So plan your route! Take a look at our blog and Facebook page to learn more about the shops. Pick a few you’ve never been to and a few you have. Call up a friend or a family member and tackle it together. Have fun!
Q: Oh no! I’m going to be out of town this year! How can I hear about this next year?
A: Bummer! We hope you have a relaxing trip. You can stay connected by Liking us on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, or signing up for our mailing list.
Q: I own a shop in Portland. How do I sign up to be a participating Little Box?
A: Click to Apply to be a Little Box.
Q: Where can I read the full text of the Official Contest Rules and Terms of Service?
A: Thank you for asking, guv’ner! Take a peek here.