HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, it's time to strategize and figure out where to save money to stretch those shopping dollars.

Look no further than local Hillsborough merchants and businesses, where property tax credits will be applied to residents' tax bills for each purchase made through the "Shop Hillsborough" program.

Nearly 50 merchants are participating in the Nov. 30th "Shop Hillsborough" event.

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Reward cards that qualify residents for the tax credit program are available for free from the Hillsborough Township administration office in the Peter Biondi Municipal Complex, 379 South Branch Road. The cards qualify shoppers for tax credits year 'round at qualifying merchants.

The program also offers an annual rebate check to renters or out-of-town shoppers using the Shop Hillsborough card.

Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer.

A list of participating merchants is available online at hillsboroughbusiness.org