2019 Shop Local Campaign Launched
Thursday 8 September 2019
Time to pay it forward
Make the choice to shop locally and you could drive home this Christmas in a brand-new Honda Jazz.
That’s the challenge Tamworth Business Chamber is putting to shoppers in the three months leading up to Christmas with the launch of this year’s Shop Local Support Local campaign.
Now in its second year, Shop Local Support Local delivers significant dollars back into the Region’s economy, giving business a much-needed boost as drought and growing interest in online shopping, erodes local market share.
“Whenever you shop you have a choice – you can either spend it with a locally owned business, or you can jump online, or even head to the city and spend outside of our region” explains Tamworth Business Chamber President, Jye Segboer.
“If you choose the latter, your money leaves Tamworth and it’s gone, forever.
“When you support local business, you are not only supporting the local economy and the employment of local people, you are also indirectly supporting your wider local community.
“Local businesses sponsor local community groups, sports teams and valued community services. They live in our region and contribute to our reputation as a great place to live, work and visit” continued Mr Segboer.
In return, shoppers will be rewarded for their loyalty – with a chance to win a brand-new Honda Jazz, thanks to Woodleys Motors.
From today, anyone who spends $30 or more at participating retailers will be in the running to win. Shoppers can enter by placing their receipt and completed entry form into one of three competition barrels - located at Centrepoint Tamworth, Woodley’s Mazda and the Chamber Office in Fitzroy Street.
Shoppers must then tune into 88.9FM every Wednesday at 12.20pm to see if they’re one of 12 weekly key winners. One name will be drawn from the barrels every week and read live on air. The winner must call the station within 2 hours to claim their key.
The 12 lucky winners will then be invited to the lighting of the community Christmas Tree in Fitzroy Plaza on December 5, where the lucky winner’s key will unlock the car.
Local business can still register for the campaign, which is free for Chamber members or comes at a nominal fee for non-members.
“Last year, Shop Local Support Local generated in excess of $1M for the 103 participating businesses, and we will be collecting data again this year to share with those who sign-up.
“For little to no investment, you’re guaranteed great exposure and we are happy to accept new business sign-up at any point in the promotion” said Mr Segboer.
Visit tamworth.org.au for details and terms and conditions.