Travel Deal: A Reward for Starting Holiday Shopping Early

A hotel in Portland is offering $30 credits to those who shop local this year.

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The “Shopping State of Mind” Package
Where: Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore Street, Portland, Maine
When: Available through December 31, 2018
How much: Starting at $174 per night

Maine loves to give you presents for visiting. Sometimes it’ll pay for your entire vacation if you decide to move there, and other times it’ll gift you a little extra cash if you do your holiday shopping in Portland. And though it’s unlikely anyone really needs to be coaxed into taking a trip to Vacationland, this package from the Portland Harbor Hotel makes it tough not to visit.

The hotel’s “Shopping State of Mind” package will reward you for starting your holiday shopping early—if you shop local, that is. Guests who show their receipts to the front desk will receive a credit of $30 per night, plus two complimentary cocktails. It won’t be difficult to rack up receipts, either, as the hotel is within minutes of the shops and galleries on Middle and Congress Streets. Overwhelmed with options? Check out Portland Trading Co., Rough & Tumble, and Longfellow Books to start.

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Portland Harbor Hotel photo by Jim Raycroft