Go SHOP Local Food Contest At MAWC2017

We have been preaching that SHOP Local is going to have a big year in 2017. So far, that idea remains true because SHOP Local continues to expand in stores all across the country. We have received a lot of positive feedback from UFOs about SHOP Local because it gives them the flexibility to feed their Shopping Annuity as well as support local businesses.

SHOP Local is extremely convenient because it can be accessed on the SHOP Mobile app. If you have questions setting it up, please watch the tutorial below on how to access SHOP Local on your mobile device.

There is no better place to use SHOP Local than during MAWC week in Miami. Now, there is even an extra incentive to use SHOP Local over these next few days. Introducing the Go SHOP Local Food Contest at MAWC2017.

This is an easy and fun contest that encourages our UFOs to experience the best that Miami has to offer in terms of restaurants. To enter the contest, simply upload upload a photo on Facebook or Instagram of your meal purchased at one of the SHOP Local partner restaurants, include a creative caption, use the hashtag #GoSHOPLocal, tag us (@marketamerica, @shoppingannuity, and @shopcomdeals), and invite your friends to like your photo and to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

There will be nine winners overall and they will each receive a $50 gift card to SHOP.COM. The Contest will run from 12:00 am EST on February 9, 2017 to 11:59 pm EST on February 11, 2017.

Good luck and Go Shop Local!  

SHOP Local Food Contest – Official Rules

SHOP Local features over 10,000 local businesses in the United States including thousands of restaurants! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to win exciting prizes! Find a participating restaurant near you through www.shop.com/shoplocal or download our mobile app

The Ask:

Upload a photo and write a caption that captures the food you had at one of SHOP Local’s partner restaurants.

– Be sure to use the official hashtag #GoShopLocal and tag our accounts (@marketamerica, @shoppingannuity, @shopcomdeals) on your Facebook/Instagram post.

– Invite your friends to like your photo and to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Note: We will verify if your friends indeed followed us on those accounts.

– Make sure that your post is public.

– If you posted both on Facebook and Instagram, the post with more likes will be counted as an entry for judging.

Prizes: SHOP.COM Giftcards worth $50 EACH!

Winners: 3 winners per day, 9 overall

Selection Process: Judging – 75%, Facebook/Instagram Likes – 25%

Criteria for Judging

Criterion Weight Details
Likes (25%) Output garnered a good amount of likes that proves its content conveyed a clear, creative, and impactful message.
Creativity (25%) Output shows a remarkable and clean image that engages your audience and shows a concept and originality
Clarity (25%) Output demonstrates noteworthy captions that go well with the concept of the image
Impact (25%) Output is of value and has clearly engaged your audience.

*Note: Likes will be having a range of 500.

Formula: X number of likes divided by 500 multiplied by 25


70 likes/500 = 0.14 x 25 = 3.5%

387 likes/500 = 0.774 x 25 = 19.35%

Channel: Facebook/Instagram

Timeline: Submissions will end after two weeks.

Contest Period: During MAWC – February 9 (Thursday) – February 11 (Saturday)

Judging Period: February 17 – 23 (Friday)

Announcement of Winners: February 24 (Monday)

Image Examples


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Sample Verbiage:


  • This delicious burger was well worth the wait! I just received 1% Cashback from Guy and Gallard! #paidtoeat #GoSHOPLocal
  • Sushi madness + Cashback — where else would you get paid to eat?! #paidtoeat #GoSHOPLocal
  • My husband and I went out last night at Rob’s Bistro to celebrate our anniversary. We were served AMAZING food and the service was great too…but that’s not all! We earned Cashback as well! #paidtoeat #GoSHOPLocal
  • #TGIF! After a stressful week at work, I finally get to have an amazing meal PLUS I got Cashback for it! Talk about DESTRESSING! I love it! #paidtoeat #GoSHOPLocal
  • Are you getting paid to eat? Because I am! Noodles for days! #paidtoeat #GoSHOPLocal
  • Chinese food was the perfect choice for dinner! SHOP Local is the perfect choice for eating out because I just a received 1% Cashback! Getting paid to eat is a big deal AND it feels really good! #paidtoeat #GoSHOPLocal





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