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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Grand Kerala Shopping Festival?
The main aim of GKSF is to endorse and develop commerce, trade and industrial sector of Kerala using the brand value of Kerala Tourism. To make the state of Kerala an international shopping destination is the objective of this 45 days shopping fiesta, which starts this December.

Who are the organizers?
Government of Kerala together with Trade, Industry & Commerce sectors.

What is the role of Kerala Government in this festival?
Entire event is managed by State Government.

When exactly this shopping festival happens?
2013 December 22nd to 2014 February 5th

Where exactly the venues of opening and closing ceremony of GKSF 7?
Opening Ceremony : Kozhikode
Closing Ceremony : Thrissur
  1. Who are the participants?
  2. Shops which have registered under Shop & Establishment Act industries and all commercial institutions (except Liquor Shops & Medical Stores selling Life Saving medicines) can participate in the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival.

  3. What are the benefits to participants?
    • Government managed initiative.
    • Focused all over the state.
    • The largest retail channel.
    • Very advantageous season for shopping (peak tourism).
    • Huge marketing and huge prizes to customer.
    • Right time for product placements.
    • Extensive media coverage: Concentrated coverage in Print, Visual and FM Radio inside and Outside Kerala.
    • Additional Coverage through digital.
    • Advertisement Coverage: Print, Electronics, Digital & Outdoor with identity / logos of sponsors to inform and educate the consumers. Advertisements through big events like Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and Weekly draws.
    • Participation of industries and company producing consumer durables.
    • Merchant Establishments can develop their own brand value.

  4. How do I register?
  5. For registration, contact your nearest Akshaya Centre or contact Kerala Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi (KVVES) office. Registration is Free.

  6. How weekly draw are conducted?
  7. GKSF Season 7 introduces digital draw. Weekly draw includes those coupons which are sold out for that particular week and the winning coupon numbers will be notified in Print media and will also be listed on GKSF website ( This year separate weekly draw will be conducted in 14 districts on every Sunday. A total of 84 weekly draws will be there with in the 45 days of festival period. Gold will be given as one, two, four and eight grams coins to the winners of the 84 weekly draws. In all, 6,893 lucky winners will get 27,532 gms of gold.

  8. Is there any Scratch & Win prize like the previous edition?
  9. No, there will be no Scratch & Win prize for Season 7 festival

  10. Is there any Daily Draw prize like the previous edition?
  11. No, there will be no Daily Draw prize for this edition.

  12. How Bumper or Mega prize are drawn?
  13. Once the shopping festival is concluded (after Feb 5th) a final draw (Mega Draw) will be conducted. All the coupon numbers which are sold out for the 45 day festival period are included in this Mega Draw. Coupon numbers which are already included in the weekly draws will also be included in this final draw. Rs. 1 Croce is the bumper prize for Season 7.