Shoppers and merchants will find that the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce Annual Shop Sallisaw event has a new format for 2020! The Twelve Days of Shop Sallisaw event kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 1 and will run through Sat., Dec. 12.
Marty Green, the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce’s executive director, stated that participants need to be aware of changes made to the way the Shop Sallisaw event will work this year. One of the major changes will be that no tickets will be distributed to participating merchants to be handed out to customers.
To enter the drawing shoppers need to visit participating merchants between Dec. 1 and Dec. 12 and make a purchase of at least $20. Receipts for purchases will be used to enter the drawing. Receipts must show business name, purchase amount and date of purchase. If the receipt provided by the business does not contain the name of the business it will need to be signed and/or verified by the business owner.
Service businesses such as banks and insurance companies can also be participants along with retail shops. Receipts for payments paid at service businesses will be treated the same as retail receipts as long as the payment amount is $20 or more.
Shoppers can make one qualifying purchase per day during the "12 Days of Shop Sallisaw" event. At the time of the drawing participants can have a maximum of 12 entries.
The Chamber of Commerce will have forms prepared and available to be picked up that shoppers will need to complete and turn in with their reciepts on the day of the drawing. Forms can be picked up starting Dec. 1 or they will be available during check-in the day of the drawing.
The drawing will be held Sat., Dec. 12 on the lawn of the Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library. There will be multiple sign-in stations beginning at 5 p.m. Chamber officials will gather receipts and forms and draw for the lucky winners.
Prizes awarded will be $100, $200, $300, $400 and $500. Participants can only win in one drawing.
The chamber will be providing event logos for participating merchants to display in their business.
The chamber would also like to give the winning stores/businesses the same amount of prize money in hopes of encouraging all businesses to advertise the event by telling their customers to save their receipts and use it at the Shop Sallisaw drawing.
For more information, call the chamber at (918) 775-2558.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer