Glebe Spree is back, baby!

November 11, 2021 | by glebeadmin

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”


The popular neighbourhood contest has become a cherished holiday initiative year after year, as it not only incentivises local shopping, but also boosts economic activity for our merchants. After a year of rebuilding and growth within our community, this beloved contest ends our year and our neighbourhood on a high note.

If you’re new to Glebe Spree, playing – and winning – is simple. Beginning November 15, pick up a Glebe Spree Passport at any participating business and start shopping. For every $15 spent in the Glebe, you will receive a sticker for your passport. Once you’ve collected $150 worth of stickers, submit your completed ballot into any ballot box. Each participating store has its own ballot box. You can enter as many times as you like, so do all your Christmas shopping in the Glebe to increase your chances of winning.

Early shoppers will have a chance to win a $2,500 Early Bird Prize if they enter the contest by December 5 at midnight. All Early Bird ballots will be re-entered into the $10,000 Grand Prize, with a December 31 deadline to be drawn January 14, 2022.

Returning this year is the popular Any Day Prize giveaway that gives shoppers a chance to win a $100 gift card just by walking into a Glebe shop. There are secret times and locations set up throughout the Glebe and if you pop into the right store at the right time – you could win a cool $100.

And if you’re lucky enough to win the Grand Prize $10,000 shopping spree, there’s a lot of places to spend your winnings. Just ask last year’s winner Amin Habib, who submitted the winning ballot at Whole Foods.

Habib says that while he spent most of his winnings on groceries, and how helpful that was this past year, he also enjoyed shopping at Sporting Life, viens avec moi, and Winners! His favourite part of the experience was that it kept him in the Glebe all summer long and gave him an opportunity to experience all that our neighbourhood has to offer. As to whether or not he plans to play and re-enter this year? He “absolutely will!”.

This years Glebe Spree starts November 15 at 8am and runs until December 31 at 11:59pm.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!