Shopping locally is its own reward; you get to enjoy unique products and services while making your community stronger. Now through December 31, however, spending your holiday budget close to home could reap a whole new level of rewards.

The City of Lafayette’s Invest in Lafayette contest is giving away seven gift baskets, each one overflowing with $300 to $500 worth of products and gift certificates from Lafayette businesses. To enter, collect receipts of $10 or more from four different Lafayette businesses, then turn in your receipts with an entry form at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center.

All valid entries received by December 31 will be included in a drawing for the gift baskets. The first 100 entrants will also receive a Discover Lafayette reusable shopping bag. The contest is open to everyone, Lafayette residents and fans alike, and you may enter as many times as you like. Visit www.cityoflafayette.com/invest to download an entry form.

The Camera and Colorado Hometown Weekly are proud perennial sponsors of the City of Lafayette. We are thrilled it partnered with us to market its Invest in Lafayette contest. We’re great partners: When City of Lafayette residents were asked which sources they turned to most often for information about the city, our papers were top of mind for 70 percent of respondents – only coming in behind the city’s own newsletter and website.

Call 303.473.1400 to put us to work for your business. And start shopping Lafayette!