For tourists visiting Durango, winning the lottery just got a whole lot easier.

Thanks to a four-way partnership between the Bank of Colorado, Durango Business Improvement Distric, the Durango Chamber of Commerce and the Durango Area Tourism Office, visiting shoppers on Main Avenue may find themselves $100 richer than when they arrived, with money to spend downtown.

Every day between July 23rd and August 31st, BID Ambassadors will be giving one lucky visitor a $100 gift card to a local business in the area, essentially paying lucky visitors to shop local. Forty consecutive days, forty gift cards, $100 every day! 

So, how do you better your chances to win? BID Ambassadors will be strolling the streets of Main Avenue every day for the forty days looking to answer your questions and help you make the best of your visit. There’s no way to know which ambassador will have the golden ticket tucked in their pocket, but it pays to be a tourist and it pays to ask questions. The only way you can win is to be here, so plan your Durango trip today!

Here's a list of all of the places you might end up enjoying a $100 gift card from:    


  • Brew Pub and Kitchen
  • Cantera
  • Carver Brewing Co
  • Chimayo
  • Cuckoos
  • Cyprus Café
  • East by Southwest
  • Eolus
  • Gazpachos
  • Guido’s
  • Irish Embassy
  • Ken & Sue’s
  • The Office, the Diamond Belle Saloon, and the Mahogany Grill
  • The Palace
  • Mutus
  • Old Tymers
  • Seasons
  • Steamworks Brewing Co.


  • Azul Gallery
  • Earthen Vessel
  • Karyn Gabladon Gallery
  • Toh Atin Gallery


  • 2nd Avenue Sports
  • Animas Trading Company
  • Backcountry Experience
  • Brown’s Shoe Fit
  • Brown’s Sports Shoe
  • Crow’s Closet
  • Durango T-Shirt Company
  • Gardenswartz Outdoors
  • Maria’s Bookshop
  • Pine Needle
  • Spaaah Shop
  • Tippy Canoe
  • There’s No Place Like Home
  • Urban Market
  • YESS The Book Hutch


  • The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad