Can we agree it’s been a weird year? It’s also been challenging for so many, including our favorite locally-owned shops and restaurants. That’s why it’s critical we support them this year. Whether it’s getting take-out from one of the many restaurants in the region, or picking up something for everyone on your list from a small shop, we can all help these businesses. And now comes the fun part. Your support can earn you a meal from some of the most popular restaurants in the Cumberland Valley!

Here’s the deal

All you have to do is shop at any small business in the Cumberland Valley and share your photos on our Facebook page or use #CVShopSmall on Instagram, along with mentioning the shop you visited. Each week, we will select five posts to win gift cards from restaurants across the Cumberland Valley. Beginning Monday, November 23, we'll have a post on Facebook page, where can submit your pictures in the comments. These pictures can be of something you purchased, or even a hint for someone who might be buying for you. Each Friday until December 18, we’ll select five winners. We will contact the winners through Facebook and/or Instagram.

Where to Shop?

Looking for new places to shop and support? Here is a Holiday Shopping Guide for everyone on your list.

Other helpful tools include:

Contest Rules

From Monday, November 23 to Friday, December 18, photos shared on our Facebook post and on Instagram using the hashtag #CVShopSmall will be eligible to be selected at random as a winner. Each winner will receive a Cumberland Valley restaurant gift card, varying in amount. Winners will be contacted each Friday and a gift card will be sent in the mail to an address provided.

To enter on Facebook:

  • Find our pinned post at the top of the page and submit your small business shopping photos in the comment section. Contestants may enter multiple photos per week.

To enter on Instagram:

  • Use #CVShopSmall to enter your photos in the contest.

1. ENTRY:  No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants will enter by submitting photos on Cumberland Valley PA Facebook page’s post or using the hashtag on Instagram.

2. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, over the age of 18. Employees of Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (along with its volunteers and Board members) and their families are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes. Any posts containing obscene or offensive photos will be immediately deleted and not considered for any prizes.

3. WINNER SELECTION:  Winners will be selected at random each Friday (11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/28).

4. PRIZES: There will be at least 20 gift cards given away during the contest period. Five gifts cards will be given away each week.

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Employees of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation will attempt to contact the winner within two business days of the winning day. If there is no response within 48 hours of the initial contact, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.


a. Participants hereby grant the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit their names in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation.

b. Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winner.

7. ACCEPTING THE PRIZE: Once winners are selected, CAEDC will mail the winners their gift cards.

8. USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All entries become the property of Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation and reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law. 

9. NOT ENDORSED BY FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM: By participating in this contest, you acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter and release them from any and all liability arising from or related to this contest. The information you are providing for this contest is being provided to the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation and not to Facebook or Instagram, and will be used to notify you if you have won.

10. CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its web site or is otherwise in violation of these rules.

11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation is not responsible for any technical malfunctions that may occur.  If for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort, the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. 

12. WINNERS LIST: The names of the winner may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: CV Shop Small, Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation, 53 W. South St., Carlisle, PA 17013. A full list will be available on January 4, 2021.