The Town of Malta has come up with a cool idea to help save their local small businesses. It's called the MaltaWorks $20.21 Campaign. Through a grant, they are hoping to give small businesses in their town a big boost by giving away gift certificates to their businesses to local residents.

Small businesses are the backbone of all of the towns and cities in the Capital Region and have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town of Malta has created MaltaWorks which is aimed at Capital Region residents to spend at least $20.21 in participating stores, restaurants, other small businesses throughout the town. When you spend at least $20.21 and take a picture of your receipt to email to info@saratoga.org, you have a chance to win weekly gift certificates from a small business within the town. At the end of the campaign, you could win a $500 gift certificate.

The MaltaWorks campaign runs through May 2nd. This week's giveaway is your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Lake Ridge Restaurant or a $50 gift certificate to Malta Farm and Garden according to News 10 ABC.

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If you go to the MaltaWorks website, you can get more information on this nine-week campaign. Also, you can print out your own promotional poster, if you own a business in the Town of Malta, to display in your storefront, or put it up on social media with the #Maltaworks.

You can take a look at the extensive list of businesses that are located in the Town of Malta. Not all may be participating in the campaign but you can look for the MaltaWorks flyer in the window or on their social media pages.

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