Support Local Businesses by Playing Lovin Local


This is a picture of the Lovin' Local Card

Play Lovin' Local

This winter has been rough on both Cambridge residents and businesses. The good news is that spring is just around the corner. In an effort to encourage increased shopping at Cambridge local businesses, the City of Cambridge is launching the Lovin’ Local raffle card game from March 16 - April 3, 2015. Raffle prizes include, but are not limited to: gift cards to local businesses, a one year Hubway membership, and the grand prize of lunch with the Mayor!

Here’s how it works:

Pick up a game card at one of the following locations:

Mayor’s Office, Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge Main Library Branch Q&A Desk, 449 Broadway
Cambridge Community Development Department, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway

Or download a postcard here (PDF).

Follow the rules:

Step 1: Shop at a local business.
Step 2: Have the local business sign a cell on the postcard
Step 3: Take a picture at one (1) business you visited and tweet, Instagram or Facebook a picture using the hashtag #LovinCambMA. Please tag the business you are visiting, too! The picture could be of you, the storefront, the product you bought, or a receipt. For those who are unable to take a picture, a copy of one receipt from a local business you visited will be accepted.

Fill up at least three cells with three (3) different local businesses. 3 completed cells = one (1) raffle entry, 9 completed cells = 6 raffle entries. If you complete a card with a business from each of the Cambridge commercial districts, you get four (4) extra entries into the raffle. For information on Cambridge commercial districts, click here.

There are three ways to enter:

1) Electronically: Email a photo or scanned copy of your completed card with signed cells. Make sure your email includes your name, phone number, and social media information.

2) Drop off your card to one of the Lovin' Local Boxes located at Cambridge City Hall or Cambridge City Hall Annex. Make sure to fill out your contact information.

3) Mail the postcard to Cambridge Community Development Department, Economic Development Division, 344 Broadway, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Postcards are due by noon on Friday, April 3, 2015.

For more information

For more information on Lovin’ Local and for additional game information, including any difficulty submitting your entries, please contact Pardis Saffari at 617/349-4654 or