Finley’s biggest town promotion — the 2012 Christmas Shopping Bonanza — begins on Monday. Spend money in Finley and win fantastic prizes.November 22, 2012 4:09am
Designed to promote local businesses and help boost the local economy, it also rewards people who support local businesses in the lead up to Christmas.
A total prize pool of $3500 in shopping vouchers is up for grabs from participating businesses, with a draw each Saturday in December right up until Christmas.
All you need to do is spend $20 or more at a participating business to receive an entry ticket in the draw. All entries will remain in the running for the major prize draw.
Finley Chamber of Commerce secretary Sue Arnold said the annual shopping promotion shows locals ‘‘there is no need to travel away for Christmas presents’’.
Local businesses have a huge range to choose from, she added.
‘‘I’d encourage everyone to get behind this community-based promotion.
‘‘The promotion hopefully will encourage everyone to shop locally at Christmas time, enabling a boost in business sales.
‘‘It’s a great opportunity to find what is actually available in Finley.’’
Ms Arnold said you ‘‘might be surprised’’ by what you can find.
The promotion will start from individual business opening hours on Monday, November 26.
Weekly draws will be made throughout the promotion, with the grand prize draw taking place at Finley Christmas Market Day on Saturday, December 22.
There are three weekly vouchers worth $250 to be won. However, prizes will be doubled if the winner is present at Murray Hut Clothing within 30 minutes of 11am, and can present a shopping receipt for $20 or more purchased from a participating store that same morning.
The weekly prize draws will be held at 11am at Murray Hut Clothing on December 1, 8 and 15.
The idea behind shoppers needing to shop on the day of the draw to double their prize is to encourage people to get out and about on a Saturday morning and enjoy all Finley has to offer, Mrs Arnold explained.
‘‘We want people to give the local businesses owners a go on a Saturday morning before maybe looking elsewhere.’’
The grand prize draw will see two $500 vouchers given away to local shoppers.
These prizes will also be doubled to $1000 if the winner presents at Murray Hut Clothing within 30 minutes of 11am, and can present a shopping receipt for $20 or more purchased from a participating store that same morning.
The Finley Christmas Shopping Bonanza is a Finley Chamber of Commerce promotion supported by the Southern Riverina News.
Shoppers can enter their tickets at any of the participating businesses. Full terms and conditions of entry will be attached to entry boxes.
■ Participating businesses are listed on page 10.
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