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Shop Local, Win Big!

Event Date: July 24, 2017
Shop Local, Win Big!

Downtown Merchants’ Promotional Campaign: “Shop downtown Barre, win big”

When: Monday July 25 through Saturday July 30, 2016

What: Downtown Shopping Promotion

Who: Participating Downtown Merchants & Restaurants

Why: Encourage shopping in downtown Barre before and during the Barre Heritage Festival to help increase sales at downtown merchants.

How: For every $5 spent at a participating downtown merchant, shoppers will receive one entry to win a grand prize at the Barre Heritage Festival. Shoppers will bring all completed entry slips to the information booths on Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30. Winners will be drawn on 7/30 at 9:00pm and announced just before the fireworks. Winners do not need to be present to win. There will be one grand prize and several runner-up prizes.

How to participate:

Participating merchants will receive a stack of entry slips and will track on their own to give shoppers the appropriate amount of entries. Each entry slip will instruct the shopper to drop the completed entry at the information booth on Friday 7/26 and Saturday 7/27. If your shopper will not be able to attend the festival, the merchant may at their discretion hold completed entries to drop off at the information booth on behalf of their shoppers (or arrange for a Barre Heritage Festival representative to pick them up). We will also provide each business with a “Shop Here” or “Dine Here” poster for their window.

If you would like to participate in this promotion to help drive sales in downtown Barre, please select from the following participation options:

Standard: Donate a gift certificate to the grand prize pool valued at $50. All gift certificates collected will create the “Downtown Shopping Spree” grand prize. The bigger the grand prize, the more shoppers will want to participate.

Enhanced: Donate a gift certificate to the grand prize pool valued at $75. OR donate a $50 gift certificate and an additional runner-up prize valued at ~$25. Enhanced level participants will be listed in BOLD in promo materials.

Premium: Donate a gift certificate to the grand prize pool valued at $75 AND donate a runner-up prize valued at $50 or more (runner-up prize can be a gift certificate or a particular item or gift package). Premium level participants will be listed in BOLD in promo materials, and verbally announced before the fireworks on Saturday July 27th. You will also receive a link on our web site to your web site or Facebook page.

Follow this LINK for a listing of many of the participating businesses.