GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Small businesses continue to have a hard time due to COVID-19. Now, Greater Lafayette Commerce has a new initiative to encourage people to shop small. Instead of just having a one-day initiative to Shop Small, Greater Lafayette Commerce in partnership with the Main Street Committee is dedicating 10 weeks to a shop small scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt features local businesses and invites the community to their storefronts, by having them complete a scavenger hunt mission.
All people have to do to participate is download the Goose Chase app put in the code Greater Lafayette Shop Small and then people can start completing missions and earn prizes. Rebecca Jones the Quality of Life Coordinator at Greater Lafayette Commerce says the game will be following COVID-19 guidelines.
“We are also emphasizing social distancing by randomizing our missions and having those appear different for each of our users,” said Jones. “Those way users are spread out through the city and we aren't sending everyone to one place at a time.”
The event is free for both businesses and shoppers to take part in. Several businesses have already signed up to take part but Greater Lafayette Commerce is looking to add more.
The game goes live On October 16 and can be played until December 31. For more information click here.