This summer is all about good vibes and finding your happy place – and we’re here to help!


Update: as of 12:01am on Tuesday September 20th, 2022 the Find Your Happy Place Digital Pass program and contest is over-prescribed and the promotion has ended.

As per the communication sent on 09/14/2022 and 09/16/2022 all points are no longer valid, and no further redemptions can be made towards gift cards.

Any valid redemptions made prior to 09/19/2022 at 11:59pm will be mailed with 4 weeks.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected] attn: My Happy Place.

Register for your free FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE digital pass today and start earning points for free rewards – your chance to scoop up part of of $20,000 in $25 & $50 gift cards to business & attractions in Windsor Essex. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.

  1. Register today for the pass by clicking the icon below
  2. Use the pass on a self guided journey across Windsor Essex – it could be one of your favourites, or it could be discovering a new place that makes you happy.
  3. Look for the ‘Official Happy Place’ sign at each attraction or business and make sure you check in through the digital pass to learn your point.
  4. Earn points as you continue to check in (1 per check in/business) – and then wait for free rewards.

While you’re there you may also have the opportunity for a BONUS REWARD at participating locations – check the digital pass for more details. Please note not all locations are offering bonus rewards and discounts.

The more locations you check in the more free rewards you can get!

  1. Check in at 15 places and you can get a free $25 gift card from an Official Happy Place locations
  2. Check in at 25 places and you can get a free $50 gift card rom an Official Happy Place locations

Gift card selection based on availability at time of redemption. Contest closes on Monday September 19th, 2022 at 11:59pm. Valid participants will receive an email once they have achieved enough points to receive a complimentary gift card. Mobile data rates may apply if wifi is not available. 

A maximum of $200 in gift cards can be received per person/email address and/or phone number. Must be 19+ to participate.

The below list is the Top 15 users with the top check ins. List is updated weekly.

  1. Bonnita B. – 118
  2. Bill T. – 117
  3. Teresa G. – 109
  4. Suzie S. – 102
  5. Deborah C. – 98
  6. Kathy C. – 93
  7. Nikki L. – 88
  8. Jane W. – 86
  9. Maeghan M. – 83
  10. Katelyn R. – 83
  11. Nikolas S. – 82
  12. Snehil V. – 81
  13. Vikram M. – 80
  14. Carrie S. – 79
  15. Christopher C. – 78
  16. Jane W. – 77

Participating Locations

Click on any of the icons below to see an expanded list of participating partners – there are 100+ locations in Windsor Essex that you can earn points at!



Please note you must have a cell phone to participate. You MUST have location services turned on to accurately check in at any location. Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is not responsible for any data or roaming charges while participating in the contest. No cash value. Grand prizes non-transferrable. 



Looking for ways to maximize your points earning potential? Check out the itineraries for easy ways to earn points as you explore Windsor Essex. Each itinerary will maximize your day trip across Windsor Essex to earn points towards your FREE gift cards!



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