Whether you are just "going along for the ride" or are "in it to win it," the Carolina Shop Hop is so much fun! Thousands of dollars worth of prizes are given each year, including sewing machines and giant quilting gift baskets! Here are some helpful hints and rules to make the most out of your Hop.
1) For your convenience, we have provided a map that shows where the shops are located in general. For specific directions to individual shops, please use an internet map such as the Google map provided. Visit as many shops as you can during the hop to be eligible for the most prizes! Even if you can only make it to a couple, you'll still be entered to win smaller prizes at those shops. The more shops you visit, the greater your chances are to win the big prizes. You must visit at least five shops to be entered into the drawing to win a basket, and you must visit all shops to be entered into the Grand Prize drawings.
2) Be a "Four-Pack." Groups with four or more individuals, each member in the group will get a special prize at each shop. Please wear something that identifies each person as part of your "Four-Pack." Last year, some of our hoppers got really creative with quilted badges, bags and more! Please note that in order to receive your prize, you must be traveling together.
3)Passport: This is your travel document.Pick up your passport at the first shop you visit, or print out the "Printable Passport" and bring it with you. Each shop will stamp your passport. Shop Hoppers must visit the shops themselves to get a stamp; we cannot stamp a friend's passport that is not present. Only one passport per person. While we appreciate creativity and humor, only live human beings will be eligible for "Four Pack" prizes and passports.
4) Something Special for Children: Children aged 6 to 16 will be entered into their own prize drawings (they are not eligible for grand prizes, etc.) Children under the age of 6 are not eligible for passports or "Four-Pack" prizes. This year we added 2 Hello Kitty machines as give-a-ways for eligible kids. They must visit all 10 shops to be eligible for the drawing.
5) Collect Blocks: Each shop will have a coordinating quilt block kit and pattern for sale. The cost is $9.50 plus local tax per kit. Collect each quilt blocks and make a beautiful sampler quilt to commemorate your Carolina Shop Hop journey. Block kits may be shipped at a cost of $9.50 plus local tax plus $3 shipping. Add $2 shipping cost for each additional block from the same shop. Contact shops directly to have blocks mailed.
6) Enter to win more prizes: Don't forget to register at each shop for that shop's prizes. This is different from the Carolina Shop Hop prizes. Suggestion - you may want to bring address labels to make it easier to register and you don't have to write your information over and over.
7) Two whole weekends: Shop Hop covers two weekends, and we have extended shop hours during weekdays for your convenience. Some shops stay open later and some open earlier than the posted hop hours. Please respect our early morning opening hours especially, as shop staff have daily duties that we must perform before the doors open in order to make your experience a great one!
8) Did you Win? Drawings will be held one week after Shop Hop ends. Winners will be notified by the last week of August. Prizes must be picked up at the shop where the prize was placed during Shop Hop. Sorry, we are unable to ship prizes. Gift certificate prizes, if any, must be used by December 31, 2018. Other prizes must be picked up (at the shop who called to notify the winner) by August 31, 2018.
9) Reminder: Don't forget to leave your completed passport at the last shop you visit! Make sure to put your name and contact information at the top.
10) Most Important: Have fun, enjoy and travel safely!