MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Residents of the Myrtle Beach area are encouraged to keep their dollars local this holiday season.

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's "Shop Our Members" campaign offers money-saving discounts to the public, while promoting the great products and services available along the Grand Strand. The initiative continues through Dec. 14, 2014.

As an added incentive to shop locally, the MBACC will be awarding holiday cash. Shoppers can simply drop by one of the MBACC's three welcome centers, show receipts from area businesses totaling $150 or more and be entered into a drawing for one of five $250 gift cards. The drawing will take place Dec. 17, 2014.

In addition to the Shop Our Members campaign, residents are encouraged to hit the sidewalks of Myrtle Beach for the Myrtle Beach Shopping Days, running Nov. 28 through Nov. 30, 2014. There, shoppers will find sidewalk sale bargains. This event coincides with American Express' Small Business Saturday and Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

For more information on the MBACC's holiday campaign and for a full list of discounts, visit or call (843) 626-7444.