SHOPPING locally will give one lucky winner a New Year cash boost in a competition organised by the Bournemouth Coastal BID.

There's a chance to win £8,888 in a draw which will take place on February 9.

All you have to do is collect 10 unique stamps from named businesses within the Business Improvement District to be in with a chance of scooping the prize.

The competition is being run in conjunction with the Daily Echo, who are media partners.

The Bournemouth Coastal BID was established in a bid to increase the number of people visiting Bournemouth off-season and to encourage visitors and local people to explore different areas of the town.

It also aims to encourage people to spend more with local businesses and to encourage repeat visits to businesses in the area.

In its latest competition, the BID is asking people to collect eight different stamps, as well as two joker stamps, from a list of 20 businesses in the Boscombe, Pokesdown, Southbourne and Westbourne areas.

Cards can be collected from the businesses involved and will be stamped every time a purchase is made.

Completed stamp cards should be dropped off or posted to Bournemouth Coastal BID, 26, Ashley Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2HZ. The deadline is 4pm on February 8.

The participating businesses are Arts Cafe, Boscanova, Chaplins, Choco8, Garden Cafe, InCups, Little Pickle Deli Cafe, Margery Daw Ladies Fashions, Mayor's Charity Shop, McDonald's, Mokobo's Burger Bar, Mrs M's Bakery, Peter Treble Butchers, Polish Supermarkets Christchurch Road, Science Zone, Simonis Florists, Social Grill, Tilly's Gift Shop, Wa-Hing Chinese Supermarket Sea Road and Wilko.

Simonis owner David Shires said: "The idea is to get people back to the high street - that is the most important thing for all of us.

"Footfall has fallen in Boscombe but the Coastal BID is doing what it can to help and is doing its best to support small businesses in the area."

The Daily Echo will be running a series of features on the state of the high street, starting on Monday January 28.