Sunday, 09 August 2020

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Eleventh “Support Local/Buy Local” winner drawn

Congratulations to Steph Tiplady, the eleventh winner in The Informer’s “Support Local/Buy Local” campaign. Steph’s entry was drawn on Friday last week by Rachael Lee and Jodi Costello of Guthrie Bowron Whitianga.

Every week, for a total of 22 weeks, we’re giving away $100 to someone who supported a local Mercury Bay business. The $100 has to be spent with an Informer advertiser. The campaign started in early May and will conclude at the end of September.

In early October, all entries received during the course of the campaign will go into a final draw where the winner will receive $1,000 to spend with one or more of our advertisers.

Every now again, the weekly winner also receives an additional prize, provided by a generous Mercury Bay business. In addition to $100 from The Informer, Steph has also won a $50 voucher from Whitianga’s Longshore Marine. Other additional prizes that will be up for grabs in the coming weeks include a Mercury Bay Pharmacy gift basket, a $100 Countdown voucher and a $100 You Travel Whitianga voucher.

Steph’s winning purchase was made at Stirling Sports in Whitianga.

To enter into the campaign is easy. Simply email us proof - in the form of invoices or receipts - of your local purchases, or drop your invoices or receipts into the blue bin on the front porch of our office in Whitianga or in the many “Support Local/Buy Local” counter boxes around Mercury Bay. Please write your name, surname and phone number on all your entries. You can enter as many times as you like.

The philosophy behind the campaign is simple - the more you buy local, the better chance you have of winning. So far, we’ve received more than 3,000 entries. Thank you all those who have entered for supporting the Mercury Bay business community.

Local businesses need our support more than ever. Make sure to check out our “Support Local/Buy Local” video on YouTube, featuring a well-known local family (search for “Informer Support Local/Buy Local”).

Remember, when you support a local business, you aren’t just buying a thing or a service, you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone’s life.

Pictured: Rachael Lee and Jodi Costello of Guthrie Bowron Whitianga drawing the eleventh "Support Local/Buy Local" winner.

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