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Shop Your Blues Away This Winter!




The Leech Lake Area is gearing up for a spectacular event that promises to chase away those winter blues – the “Shop Your Blues Away” extravaganza! Set to take place on four designated Blue Days, local businesses are joining forces to make your shopping experience not only exciting but rewarding.



  1. January 27, 2024
  2. February 24, 2024
  3. March 23, 2024
  4. April 27,2024

Our January Winner of $250 in Local Gift Cards is Toby Colvin of Walker!

Remember to grab a new card for each date.  We are giving away $250 in gift cards for each date.

Participating Businesses

Art & Antique Mall

Bayside Bar & Grill

Chase on the Lake

Christmas Point & Wild Rice Co.

Frizzell Furniture Gallery

Heritage Gifts

Jenny & Company Walker

Lakes Area Powersports

Loney Sales and Service

Ole’s Bar & Grill

Piggy BBQ

Portage Brewing Company

Rendezvous Brewing Company

Reeds Outdoor Outfitters

Shingobee on the Bay

Sunbeam & Company

Terra Reflections

The WaterShed

Thrifty White

Tiger Lily

TJ’s Floral and Gifts

Village Square Pizza & Ice Cream

Walker Home Center

Wine Down

Wolf Pack Nutrition

How it Works

  • Bingo Card Pickup:
    • Visit any participating business to grab your Bingo Card.
    • The participating businesses will be listed on the card, making it your guide to all the fantastic deals and surprises in store for you.
  • Stamp and Explore:
    • Simply by visiting any participating business, you earn a stamp on your Bingo Card.
    • The real fun begins when you explore the specials each business has prepared for the occasion. From discounts to exclusive offers, there’s something for everyone.
  • Bingo for Prizes:
    • Complete a Bingo on your card, and you automatically enter the drawing for a chance to win $250 in gift certificates on each of the four Blue Days.
    • If you manage to get all squares stamped, your name goes into the drawing three times, increasing your chances of winning big.

Get Social

  • Bring Your Friends:
    • Gather your friends and make it a day out. Shopping is always more fun when shared with loved ones.
  • Capture the Moments:
    • Don’t forget to capture the highlights of your day. Share your finds, specials, and memorable moments on social media using the event hashtag [#shopyourbluesaway].

How to Participate

  • Fill Out the Bingo Card:
    • As you collect stamps and explore the businesses, fill out the information on the back of your Bingo Card.
  • Drop Off at Any Participating Business:
    • Once your card is complete, drop it off at any participating business. Each drop-off is another entry into the prize draw.

Mark Your Calendar:

Make sure to mark the dates on your calendar and plan a day filled with shopping, dining, and exploring the unique offerings of the Leech Lake Area.

The “Shop Your Blues Away” event is not just about great deals; it’s about creating memories and supporting local businesses. So, gather your friends, get your Bingo Card, and let the retail therapy begin. With the chance to win exciting prizes, this event is the perfect opportunity to turn those winter blues into a celebration of community and commerce. See you at the Blue Days!

Don’t forget to check out the North Country Buyers Show in February!


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