By: Karla Hernandez | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2006
Kathy Reynolds, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, displays the “Buy Broken Arrow” poster that participating merchants will proudly hang at their stores during this holiday shopping season.
November is here and it is not too early to be thinking about purchasing Christmas presents for your family, friends and coworkers. You can beat the crowds and avoid holiday traffic by shopping at your local Broken Arrow merchants this year. In addition to saving time, avoiding crowds and the unnecessary stress that usually accompanies the holidays, you will have a chance to win substantial cash prizes while you shop with the added benefit of helping your local community. The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 11th annual Buy Broken Arrow Christmas Campaign which kicks off November 10.
Kathy Reynolds, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce director of organizational programs, says, “We gave out more than two million tickets during each campaign which was inaugurated in 1995, along with all the prize money given over the years. We are awarding three cash prizes. The first prize is $10,000, second prize is $3,000 and third prize is $2,000. That’s a total of $15,000. Most of the money that is made from the campaign goes into the Buy Broken Arrow campaign for the prizes ad advertising. You must be 18 years of age to participate.”
“Each patron who visits a participating merchant in the Buy Broken Arrow Christmas Campaign will be given one ticket just for going into the store and one ticket for each $10 purchase,” Kathy emphasizes. Just a few of the participating merchants in the Buy Broken Arrow campaign include: Pro-cuts, U.S. Cellular, Secret Gardens Candle Co., Moody’s Jewelry, Café Savannah’s at Forest Ridge Golf Club, Elegant Accents and Interiors, Nouveau Atelier de Chocolat and Chris Nikel Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Local publications will be listing all participating merchants. The merchants will display a poster to distinguish them as a participant in the campaign so you can be sure you won’t miss out on the opportunity to win!
Winning tickets will be drawn December 18 at 3 p.m. “The results will be posted immediately after the drawing on our website and will be announced on local news stations,” Kathy says enthusiastically. You do not need to be present to win. The winners have three business days to come forward and claim their prize. The results will be available within minutes of the drawings. To check to see if you are a winner, you may watch your local evening news or visit the chamber’s website (www.brokenarrow.org) for the winning numbers.
Be sure to participate in the Buy Broken Arrow Christmas Campaign by shopping in Broken Arrow! With the holidays rapidly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about purchasing gifts. Avoid the crowds and the stress of holiday traffic while supporting your local merchants and chamber of commerce. Who knows? You may be one of three incredible cash prize winners! There is no better place to shop than in your own community.
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