Shopping local this holiday season will give folks in one south Georgia county a chance to win a new boat and a chunk of cash.
Berrien County Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Better Hometown leaders are raffling off a Chaparral boat and $15,000.
You can get a free ticket if you shop in the county and bring in your receipts.
Befriend County Chamber of Commerce leaders say the historic building raffled off back in June sparked a lot of interest in the community. Now they're raffling off a brand new boat.
"We hope by offering our residents or anyone who chooses to come to Befriend County to shop for a chance to win such an elaborate prize that it will encourage our local residents to do a lot of their holiday shopping here as well," said Crissy Staley, the executive director for the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce.
It's called the H2O 18 Sport. Chaparral hopes the brand new series will create jobs for Nashville.
"We had a lot of initial orders and we're hoping we can increase our production at our factories and bring more people on campus for Nashville," said Mike Fafard with Chaparral.
Anyone who shops in Berrien County and spends $100 has a chance to win the Chaparral boat and $15,000.
"We feel that we lose a tremendous amount of sales tax revenue to our neighboring communities specifically Valdosta and Tifton," said Staley.
All you have to do is bring in your receipts from any of several businesses and you can exchange them for a raffle ticket.
By shopping in Berrien County, the benefit is two fold you could have a brand new boat for Christmas and you'll boost the Berrien County economy.
The Buy Berrien Holiday Giveaway contest runs through December first.
Here's a press release from the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce:
Buy Berrien for a Chance to win a Chaparral Boat & $15,000
Nashville, Ga.—The Berrien County Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Better Hometown are offering shoppers a chance to win a Chaparral H2O 18 Sport boat and $15,000, and to enter you simply have to Buy Berrien. The contest officially kicks off Thursday, October 6th and will run through Thursday, December 1st.
Shoppers will be eligible to register for the chance to win the Chaparral H2O 18 Sport boat and $15,000 for every $100 spent at Berrien businesses. This can be from a single purchase or multiple purchases. Receipts will be redeemed for contest tickets at the Chamber and Better Hometown offices located in the Old Courthouse for the chance to win the boat and money. During First Thursday activities on December 1st, five tickets will be drawn from the entries. Those five ticket holders will have the chance to enter a four digit code to open the prize vault which contains the keys to the Chaparral H2O 18 Sport boat and the $15,000. You must be present to win.
"The Chamber and Better Hometown are excited to offer folks this great prize package just for shopping locally," said Dawn Morrison, manager, Nashville Better Hometown.
The H2O 18 Sport boat is new to the Chaparral line. The H20 Series includes 18 and 19-footers in both Sport and Ski/Fish offerings. The launch of the H20 Series continues Chaparral's award winning string of new product introductions. In the last five years, the company has introduced 30 new boats at its Worldwide Dealer Conference, proving Chaparral's commitment to new product innovation and dealer support. The H2O 18 Sport is valued at $25,000 and includes a trailer.
"We are thrilled to have Chaparral as a partner for the Buy Berrien Holiday Giveaway event," said Crissy Staley, executive director, Berrien County Chamber of Commerce. "The total prize package up for grabs is $40,000. That would make a very Merry Christmas for one lucky shopper."
Buy Berrien Holiday Giveaway Official Rules
Contest Dates: October 6 through December 1.
You may enter contest once for every $100 spent at Berrien businesses.
$100 can be from a single purchase or multiple purchases at any Berrien business.
Major purchases (items $5,000 or more) will receive a maximum of 50 entries for that purchase.
Receipts will be exchanged for contest tickets at the Chamber & Better Hometown Offices, 101 North Davis Street, Nashville. Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
Five tickets will be drawn on December 1st at 7:30 pm during First Thursday Late Night Shopping for the chance to win a Chaparral H2O 18 Sport boat and $15,000.
Those five ticket holders will have the opportunity to open the prize vault using a 4 digit code of their choice. If unsuccessful that contestant will receive $100 in Berrien Bucks as a consolation prize.
Your name may only be drawn once.
You must be present to win.
For more information or questions regarding the Buy Berrien Holiday Giveaway event, call the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce at 229-686-5123.
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