Local businesses giving away $15,000

40 other prizes offered, valued at more than $5,000

November 4, 2019 7:41 am

Local businesses are getting together to give away more than $20,000 in prizes in the World-Spectator’s 2019 Christmas Giveaway.

The main prize is $15,000 to reward one lucky shopper for shopping locally this Christmas season. The winner will receive a chequebook and can spend their prize money at any of the participating businesses.

The draw will be made on Thursday, Dec. 19 and the winner will get the good news just before Christmas.

There are also 40 other prizes valued at more than $5,000 in total to be given away in the World-Spectator 2019 Christmas Giveaway.

Shoppers can enter at 47 locations in seven communities across the area.
This year there are participating businesses in Moosomin, Esterhazy, Rocanville, Virden, Whitewood, Redvers, and White Bear First Nation.

The 40 secondary prizes include:
• A Stay and Play Package from Bear Claw Casino at White Bear First Nation.
• A remote control car from Bumper to Bumper in Rocanville.
• An Elle quartz bracelet from Kassie’s Jewelry in Moosomin.
• A food processor and utensils from Esterhazy Home Hardware.
• A selection of local honey from Longman Apiaries in Maryfield.
• A Bowflex Upper Cut from Flaman Group of Companies in Moosomin.
• Two $150 gift certificates from Cork and Bone in Moosomin.

World-Spectator publisher Kevin Weedmark said he is proud of the local business community for stepping up and supporting the promotion.

“This promotion has always been about rewarding local shoppers for supporting the local businesses, and the fact that so many local retailers and other businesses buy into this promotion shows that they are working hard to serve their customers,” he says.

“The first year we held the car draw, we had no idea if we could do it or not. We threw the idea out there to businesses in the area, and the response was overwhelming. In no time we had enough support to be able to offer a substantial prize,” Weedmark said.

“The car draw was a success, but I think this promotion is even better. The grand prize winner each year receives a book of special cheques they can use at the participating businesses.

“That will ensure that the money the winner receives will stay in the local area.

“There are all sorts of other prizes as well. It’s really a great way of rewarding people for shopping locally.”

Shoppers can enter with a purchase at any participating business—there are 47 locations across the area in total where people can enter.

The winner can spend their $15,000 any way they want at participating businesses.

They may choose to spend it at several different businesses, or spend the whole prize on a large ticket item like a quad, furniture, flooring for the whole house, or a lavish trip.

“The possibilities are endless,” says Weedmark.

“Our winners over the last couple of years have spread their winnings around, spending the prize money on everything from trips to a family dinner to clothing to a garage package to electronics to furniture to jewelry.

“It’s great to hand out the $15,000 prize, and it’s great to see our winners spend that prize at local businesses over the next few months and really enjoy it!”