Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bristol's DBMA Snowflake Raffle

Something BIG is happening to Bristol businesses this month. It's called the Bristol Snowflake Raffle. There are huge cash prizes. Every time you spend $25. at any participating business (almost ALL of downtown Bristol) you get a FREE raffle ticket. (Buy an appliance from Gils and you'll get tons of raffle tickets!) The raffle begins this Friday, November 20 the day of DBMA's Holiday Shopping Preview and runs thru December 20 - the last Sunday before Christmas. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Bristol Merchants Association (DBMA) and supported by 60+ local businesses including the East Bay Newspapers and the Town of Bristol. The idea was brought to DBMA's attention by Bristol business owners and residents, Susan O'Donnell and Nick Kearney from Sue Casa and Striper Moon. They are the event organizers. Thank you Susan and Nick for your persistence in bringing this terrific idea to Bristol and thanks to all the participating businesses, sponsors as well as the Bristol Economic Development Commission in helping to make this happen.

First prize? $3000. with second and third - $1000 and $500 respectively. The drawing will be the Sunday before Christmas, December 20 at 6 pm on lower State Street. Ticket holders must be present to win. SHOP LOCAL and WIN!

Look for the large circular snowflake image in windows of participating businesses!


Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic idea, and a great promotion for shopping in Bristol. My wife and I support the shops in our town as much as possible.

HOWEVER, the fact that one must be present to win (at the drawing) is absolutely ludicrous! What about out of town people who shop here, or those of us who may be away during the drawing...not well thought out IMHO.

lg said...

Well it was thought out in the aspect of having as many people be downtown for the drawing as possible..Bodies are important to make this raffle work!!I You might think about giving your tickets to someone who WILL be present who will review them for you OR give them to a town charity who will show up for the drawing...!