MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul neighbors have found a unique way to support their local restaurants.

They are essentially buying gift cards collaboratively in the West Seventh, Lowertown and Downtown areas and raffling them off.

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The first 10 people to chip in at $10 each have a chance to win a $100 gift card. Every dollar donated goes directly to that business.

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“I verify with them what they’re doing, what their menu is, I post a link to their website or Facebook page to see what they’re offering, and make the decision if they want to enter in that drawing or not,” bartender Chris Emeott said.

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The winner is chosen by a digital wheel on Facebook. Click here for more information.