The grand prize winner has been drawn in the Estevan Mercury Publications Business Bingo promotion.
Brenda Turnbull won $2,500 in cash, to be spent at the local merchants who participated in the Bingo promotion. It’s not the first time that Turnbull has been a winner in the promotion, as she also won the third of the five weekly prize packages.
People could enter as many times as they wanted.
The 26 businesses who participated in the Business Bingo promotion were happy with their involvement and the number of customers they had, said Deanna Tarnes, the sales manager at Estevan Mercury Publications.
“They benefitted from committing to a plan, receiving good rates to promote their Christmas sales, created new awareness and drove new foot traffic into the stores, and that was the goal,” said Tarnes.
The people who participated in the promotion said it was a lot of fun, but it could be a challenge to get a Bingo. Some of them submitted a blackout card.
The weekly prize winners were also excited with what they took home.
Tarnes said the promotion created awareness for the value of shopping locally, not just at Christmas time but throughout the year. It also reinforced the value of supporting the community.
For each Bingo, Estevan Mercury Publications donated $5 to the Envision Counselling and Support Centre, up to $1,000. A $1,000 cheque was presented to Envision on Thursday afternoon.
“We were happy to put together a promotion that can do that,” said Tarnes.
Envision is a great cause in the community that is deserving of people’s support, Tarnes said, but they’re often overlooked when it comes to donations, since there are so many worthy causes in Estevan.
She noted that each of the five weekly prize draws offered at least $500 in prizes.
Tarnes thanked everyone for participating in this year’s Business Bingo promotion, and encourages everyone to watch for some new promotions coming up in 2018.