Currituck, NC (PressExposure) March 22, 2013 -- We hope you have taken our advice and started buying local! But if not, we've got yet another fantastic reason why you should start. Whenever you shop or dine at any local Currituck business, save your receipts and be entered into our quarterly contest! This 1st quarter contest will run from January 1st to March 31st so if you have any old receipts from this year, those count too. For every five receipts you save up, you'll be entered into a contest to win a prize package with gifts from our awesome Currituck County Businesses.. After you have your receipts, drop them off at any specified location, such as any Currituck County Public library or the Currituck County Welcome Center in Moyock. There are several other convenient locations to choose from as well. Also, keep in mind that there must be a minimum of $3 per receipt and other rules may applyso check out our website for more information and a list of drop-off locations.
We have another fun option as well: Instead of receipts, you can also send five photos of yourself taken at local Currituck County Businesses, much like the photo above. Pictured is of one of the happy winners of last quarter's Buy Local Currituck Contest, Bob Williams, as he uses his $50 gift certificate at Griggs Lumber. We'd also like to congratulate our first prize winner Julie Folwick, whose prize package totaled $1,334, second prize winner Linda Rowe who received a prize package worth $674, and third prize winner Debra Williams with a $253 prize package.
As if you need any more incentive as to why you should buy local, here's a sneak peek at some of the prizes that will be featured in the different prize packs for this 1st quarter contest that will be running until March 31st:
The Wild Horse Adventure Tours in Corolla aren't just for tourists. If you live in the Outer Banks and you've never had the chance to do an off road adventure tour and see the wild Corolla Spanish Mustang Horses, you're missing out on one of the Outer Banks' most unique sights. Those pristine northern beaches are accessible only with a 4x4 off-road vehicle. One lucky winner of the buy local contest will be given a Wild Horse Tour for four people! Why buy local? That's one reason why!
In need of a night out? One lucky member will be treated with a dining package from one of our favorite local restaurants, The Weeping Radish. Not only will you have a $50 gift certificate to spend on delicious food, you'll also get a personal brewery tour and beer tasting for up to 4 people. As a special added gift, you'll also receive two Guy Fieri cookbooks, "Cookin' It, Livin' It, Lovin' It" and "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: An All-American Road Trip...with recipes!" If you haven't seen the episode yet, check it out: Our own Weeping Radish restaurant was featured on the hit show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri." Why buy local? Because people travel from all over to dine at our unique restaurants!
Contest participants will also have the chance to win a gift certificate to Currituck Sports, Currituck BBQ, beach Bums, a gift package to Sanctuary Vineyards, a service and efficiency agreement for up to two to E.L. Miller, III & Sons, or a year subscription to "Coastal Living," "Readers Digest" and many, many more. The complete list is up on our website so check it out for more motivation.
We already know that our local Currituck County businesses are amazing, so these awesome prizes just give us one more reason why to buy local. If you need any reminders, or want to find more information about the contest, check out the Buy Local Currituck website here. Why buy local? Because it not only benefits our community, it benefits you!