One lucky Marlburian will win $5000 cash thanks to a new local promotion, Shop & Win.
Shop & Win is a joint promotion between 30 local retailers, Marlborough Weekly and the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce and will see a total of $6000 given to locals.
The competition is simple, buy anything at one of the 30 participating businesses between 22 October and 29 November, fill in an entry form and you’re in the draw.
After six weeks one winning entry form will be pulled from the pile and the name on that entry will win $5000 cash.
There are also second and third prizes of $750 and $250 respectively.
Marlborough Weekly co-owner Summa MacDonald says the competition encourages people to shop locally.
“We have so many fantastic retailers here in Marlborough and this competition is a way to encourage people to support them and go in the draw to win a massive prize,” Summa says.
“It’s such a cool way to get the town buzzing and it’s so simple for people to take part.
“We encourage everyone to fill in a form when you shop because there will be a local winner.”
Chamber of Commerce chief executive Hans Neilson says when you buy local your dollars kick off a multiplier effect.
“Spending your money at independent businesses begins a cycle in which those businesses then spend their money at local shops, support community groups and employ locals.”
Hans says small local businesses are the “economic backbone” of Marlborough.
“Many don’t have large marketing budgets so this offers a resource to raise their profile by being a part of something bigger, something that supports Marlborough as a whole,” he says.
“This is a great campaign and we’re proud to support it.
“It’s a gift to your community, and with Marlborough Anniversary coming what better way to say happy birthday.”
A full list of the participating businesses is on page 9 of this newspaper, or keep an eye out for the Shop & Win posters in the windows of participating businesses. A full list is also on the Marlborough App.