By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: December 2008
Lisa Navrkal, president of the Bixby Chamber of Commerce, invites everyone to participate in Buy Bixby 2008. One lucky winner will take home a check for $10,000.
Never has holiday shopping been so much fun, and worth so much, in Bixby. During the second annual Buy Bixby campaign, you can win your share of over $10,000 in cash and prizes, with one lucky winner taking home a check for $10,000. Buy Bixby was introduced last year as a collaboration between the Bixby Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bixby, and the new tradition continues with even more to win.
In addition to the $10,000 grand prize, Cox Communications is offering an Internet, television and phone service bundle for one year, worth $1,500. Many other prizes will be awarded as well, including a gas grill from Lowe’s.
Taking part is fun and easy. Now through Sunday, December 14, for every $10 purchase you make at a participating Bixby retail, dining or service agent, you’ll receive a ticket that will automatically enter you in the big drawing on Monday, December 15. A maximum of 100 tickets per purchase is allowed.
The grand prize drawing will be held at Citizens Security Bank, 14821 S. Memorial, at 6 p.m. Radio stations 92.9 KBEZ and 106.9 KHITS will be on hand to capture the fun and excitement in a live broadcast.
Last year’s winner, Alex Martinez, with his $10,000 check. Will you be the winner this year?
Prize-winning tickets will be drawn lottery style. Winning ticket holders need not be present to win, but they must be at least 18 years old and must claim their prize within three days of the drawing. If the prize is not claimed after three business days, a new ticket will be drawn. “Be sure to keep your tickets until all prizes are claimed,” says Lisa Navrkal, president of the Bixby Chamber of Commerce.
“The City and the Chamber are excited about the exposure for Bixby merchants and the growing appreciation of local flavor, combined with the excitement of a cash giveaway,” Lisa adds. The Bixby business district offers a quaint atmosphere and the friendliness of a small town, away from the metropolitan frenzy.
The Buy Bixby campaign is the biggest event of the year for everyone involved. Participating merchants within the Bixby City Limits get to showcase their merchandise and services in a low-cost marketing and advertising program. Shoppers get opportunities to win prizes and cash, and the City of Bixby gets additional tax revenue for services, public safety and streets.
This year’s addition of a website – www.buybixby.com – and dedicated phone line – (918) 365-2829 – make it easier to find participating merchants and answers to questions regarding the event and to check for winning tickets after the drawing.
Owners and employees of participating businesses are not eligible for tickets issued through that agent.
Remember, the last day to shop for Buy Bixby 2008 is December 14. The more you shop, the more chances you’ll have to win valuable prizes on December 15. One lucky participant will win $10,000 in cash. Will it be you?
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.