There are a lot of great ways to spend $200 in downtown Grand Junction, but deciding exactly how to spend it may be more challenging than it appears at first glance.

The first prize in our 12 Days of Christmas promotion is a $200 certificate, good at any downtown Grand Junction business. That means plenty of options and some difficult choices to make.

Spending $200 at a downtown Restaurant is never a bad idea, and there are plenty of great options like The Winery, ll Bistro Italiano, or Bin 707. Maybe you get a small group of friends together and enjoy hometown favorite Junct'n Square Pizza.

If you are a golfer --or have a golf fanatic on your list - you could find some real cool golf stuff at Hammonds Golf, including shoes, bags, and, of course, clubs --although I don't recommend giving clubs as a gift. Golfers tend to be particular about their clubs. Balls, gloves, tees, and apparel are good choices.

For the outdoorsman, or outdoors "person" on your list, Summit Canyon Mountaineering and Loki are great options when it comes to spending $200. If you are a skier, these are great choices for outerwear and accessories before you hit the slopes.

Maybe you'd like to take advantage of the opportunity to buy some new clothes in styles that you are never going to find at one of the big box stores. Pollux and Girlfriends are among some of the great options.

If you want to spend your money on toys, Toys For the Fun of It will make your decision difficult with a variety of cool and unique toys for kids of all ages.

Art, music, crafts, and unique gifts are among the cool items you will find in downtown Grand Junction when you are trying to spend $200. Good luck in deciding what to buy.

Be sure and get registered to win a $200 certificate - good at any downtown Grand Junction business. And then, each day for the next 12 days you will have a chance to win a great prize from downtown Grand Junction. Twelve days - twelve prizes --twelve chances for you to win!!