Local businesses are getting together to give away $15,000 to reward one lucky shopper for shopping locally this Christmas season. The lucky shopper will get the news on Dec. 24.
There are also 40 other prizes valued at more than $4,000 in total to be given away in the World-Spectator's 2014 Christmas Giveaway.
For the last several years, the World-Spectator and participating local businesses gave away a new vehicle each Christmas. This year the decision was made to go a different route, with one winner receiving $15,000 to be spent at any of the participating businesses.
The winner will receive the good news on Christmas Eve.
The winner could, for example, spend $4,000 on a trip, spend $3,000 on furniture, spend $2,000 on new electronics, spend $2,000 on new flooring—and still have $4,000 to spend at local businesses.
In addition to the grand prize winner, 40 people will win subsidiary prizes donated by participating businesses, including:
• A Rider cooler valued at $300 from Borderland Co-op
• A $100 in-store credit from Universe Satellite Sales in Rocanville
• A Guess purse from Kari's Kloset in Moosomin
• A winter safety inspection with oil change at Bradleys GM.
• A $100 in-store credit at Extreme Glass in Moosomin.
• A fishing package including rod, reel, hooks, and tackle box from Virden Rec and Watersports
• A jacket from Maple Farm Equipment in Moosomin
• A Husqvarna toy chainsaw, a Bumper to Bumper hat, and a $25 gift certificate from Bumper to bumper in Moosomin.
• Two $50 gift certificates from McPhail Travel in Moosomin
• Three gallons of RONA Collection smooth velvet paint from Mullett's RONA in Moosomin
• Seven $50 gift cards good at Red Barn, Dano's and Subway in Moosomin
• A Panasonic upright bagless vacuum cleaner valued at $149 from Kullberg's in Virden
• A $100 gift certificate good for service or parts at Bradley's GM in Moosomin
• A $100 gift card from Glasser's TV Service in Moosomin
• A Porter lug bag valued at $196.99 from Past and Present Gifts, Flowers, and Ladies Fashions in Elkhorn
• A $100 gift certificate from Prep N Pretty Boutique in Moosomin
• An Elle pendant from Kassie's Jewelry in Moosomin.
• Select-Tech Dumbells from Flaman Sales and service in Moosomin
• An area rug from Fouillard Carpets in St. Lazare
• A Frigidaire steam iron from McNaughton Furniture in Moosomin
• A $50 gift certificate from Your Dollar Store With More in Moosomin
• A set of Polar Fleece Sheets from King's Department Store in Carlyle and Wawota
• A jacket from Celebration Ford in Moosomin
• Two $50 gift certificates from Rexall Pharmacy in Moosomin
• A five-year subscription to the World-Spectator, Saskatchewan's most award-winning community newspaper.
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.
“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 always a success, but I think this promotion is even better. The grand prize winner will receive a book of special cheques they can only use at the participating businesses. That will ensure that the money the winner receives will stay in the local area.”
Shoppers can enter with a purchase at any participating business—there are 38 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, a boat, or a lavish trip.
“The possibilities are endless,” says Weedmark.
“We asked our participating businesses what the winner could do with $15,000 at their businesses, and there were some great ideas.”
What could you buy for $15,000?
• You could go on a shopping spree at Maple Farm Equipment, and take home a JD garden and lawn tractor, a barbecue, a snowblower, a gas pressure washer, a 54-gun gun safe, a kids' toy package, a toy ride-on Gator, a pull-behind lawn sweeper, a mechanic's tool chest, a truck cross box tool kit, an Ariens walk behind mower, a Stihl chainsaw, and a Stihl lawn combo kit.
• At Borderland Co-op, $15,000 would buy 13,050 litres of regular gas at Friday's price at the pump, or the materials to build a 30x30 garage or an awesome deck, or new windows for your house, or new siding and insulation. If you're really hungry, $15,000 would buy 714 birthday cakes, 7,936 loaves of bakery bread or 1,501 barbecue chickens.
• At Universe Satellite Sales in Rocanville, you could buy any 2015 or 2014 snowmobile or ATV, taxes paid, or a side-by side, or an Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail or Wildcat Sport.
• What could you do with $15,000 at McPhail Travel? Pick an island getaway. Would you choose Cook Islands, Bora Bora, Fiji island, Tahiti? Or would you be ready to book a getaway at a moment's notice for a hot holiday with your new travel bag or travel wardrobe?
• At Mullett's RONA in Moosomin, $15,000 would cover everything you need for an entire bathroom reno—shower, flooring, toilet, sink, vanity, taps, and paint.
• At Your Dollar Store With More, with $15,000, you could choose 15,000 greeting cards.
• At Kassie's Jewelry in Moosomin, $15,000 would get you a one-carat top-of-the line Canadian diamond ring.
• At King's Department Store in Carlyle and Wawota, $15,000 would buy you 500 pairs of Saxx underwear.
• At Prep N Pretty Boutique in Moosomin, $15,000 would get you 300 outfits for a toddler.
• At Glasser's TV Service, $15,000 would get you 15 Apple iPad Air 2s, 128 gig, with wifi and cell connections.
• At Kullberg's in Virden, $15,000 would fill your home with furniture and appliances—a washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, over-the range microwave, plus sofa, loveseat and chair.
• At Past and Present in Elkhorn, $15,000 would buy you a new ladies fashion top each month—for the next 150 months!
• At Kari's Kloset in Moosomin, $15,000 would buy you 120 pairs of fashion boots.
• At Lee's Carpet Warehouse, $15,000 would be enough to purchase high-end flooring for an entire 1,500 square foot house.
• At the Red Barn in Moosomin, $15,000 would get you 1,154 three-piece chicken dinners.
• For $15,000 you could order flooring for your entire house, or a custom made shower from Fouillard Carpets in St. Lazare.
• $15,000 will get you 3,650 bottles of shampoo or body wash from Rexall in Moosomin.
• $15,000 will get you a complete sunroom installed from Extreme Glass in Moosomin.
• At Flaman Sales and Service, there are lots of options. For $15,000 you could buy a complete Progression children's playground, or a complet home gym with inversion table, floor matting, treadmill, stepper, eliptical, weights and stationary bike, or a 10x51 Wheatheart auger with EFI engine and mover kit, or a 1615 Meridien 3,000 bushel fertilizer bin or Twister 18-05 4800 bushel grain bin on a hopper.
• At Front Porch Interiors in Wawota, $15,000 would buy all new furniture for your dining room, living room, and master bedroom.
• At Celebration Ford, $15,000 would make a nice down payment on a new vehicle, or could buy a band new Ford Fiesta.
• At Virden Rec and Watersports, $15,000 would buy a side-by-side, a quad, a Skidoo snowmobile, or a Lund or Crestliner fishing boat.
• At Bumper to Bumper in Rocanville, possibilities would include a brand new Husqvarna lineup for all your yard work, including a snowblower, zero-turn lawnmower, chainsaw, trimmer, and leaf blower, or you could dress up your vehicle with a lift kit, rims, bed rails, steps, offroad lights, and more, or you could redo your shop with an entire line of new Westward and Dewalt tools.
• At Bradley's GM you could take one off the bucket list and use a down payment to drive away with a new 2015 GMC SLT All Terrain Z71 or you could drive payment free when you drive away a four-year prepaid lease in a new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo LT.
The World-Spectator 2014 Christmas Giveaway is on now, and shoppers can enter every time they make a purchase from 39 participating business locations throughout the area.