Did you know? Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profits and community causes. If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $73 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same at a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy (Source: Metro Family Magazine).
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Ruston Daily Leader, Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, Z107.5and The Peach 99.3 are collectively promoting this #ShopRuston campaign sponsored by Origin Bank, 12 Days of Christmas Shopping.
Someone will win $1,000 cash sponsored by
The 2016 Origin Bank Grand Prize $1,000 Winner, Jordan Ingram
Some 2016 Surprise Santa Gift Card Winners
Surprise Santa Gift Card Sponsors
(Listen to Rick Godley on The Peach 99.3 week days, 6-10 a.m. to hear clues for where Surprise Santa gift cards will be awarded.)
Bank of Ruston Beau Monde Boutique Beehive Outlet Better Living Market Captain D's Chartreuse Pear Eskamoe's Frozen Custard Fan Base First National Bank Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center Gibson's Natural Grocer GNC Jan's Optical Lagniappe Embroidery & Gift Shoppe McKinney Honda Origin Bank Peak Sports Nutrition Polaris of Ruston Roly Poly Sandwiches R-L Chamber of Commerce Southern Lace Boutique Sue Paperie The Fashion of Ruston Townsend House Gifts University Apartments My Happy Place Vintage Market JPS Realty LA Tech Sports Properties
Stocking Stuffers Sponsors
(These gifts will be drawn for after the grand prize winner.)
Avenue Christian Book Store
Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center
Polaris of Ruston
Rocketfast Car Wash
Roly Poly Sandwiches
Rules & Regulations
Eligibility for $1,000 Grand Prize = Passport must be turned in on time with validation from ALL 42 participating Shops
Eligibility for $100 Grand Prize = Passport must be turned in on time with validation from at least 35 participating Shops
Eligibility for Stocking Stuffer gifts = Passport must be turned in on time with validations from at least 21 participating Shops
Secret Santa gifts will be presented to random shoppers throughout the 12 days. You must have your Passport with you to win. Photos will be shared on social media sites and may be published in the Ruston Daily Leader.
Must be 18 or older to play.
Passport MUST be turned in by Noon, Saturday, December 17 at the Chamber office or one of the following Origin Bank locations in Ruston:
1511 North Trenton St.
301 West Alabama Ave.
2010 Farmerville Hwy.
1011 Cooktown Rd.
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Ruston Daily Leader, Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Peach 99.3 and Z107.5 are excited to present the 3nd annual #ShopRuston campaign 12 Days of Christmas Shopping, sponsored by Origin Bank. This will benefit our community, encourage participants to meet more of the small business owners, be a fun 12 day adventure, and someone will win $1,000, thanks to Origin Bank! Stocking Stuffer gifts will also be given and random shoppers will win gift cards or certificates from various sponsors during “Surprise Santa” visits at participating retailers.
This campaign will kick-off with an open house event on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the CVB and Chamber office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Players can pick up their passports at this Kick-Off party, admire the festive “Peppermint & Pines” decorations by the Ruston Garden Club and enjoy lunch and hot chocolate. (Passports will also be available at all participating stores.)
12 Days of Christmas Shopping begins Monday, December 5, and runs through Saturday, December 17. Each player will visit the participating Shops and have their Passport validated. All who complete the Passport as instructed will be entered to win $1,000 on Monday, December 19. No purchase is necessary to receive a Passport or for retailer verifications, however, you are encouraged to do your Christmas shopping with our neighborhood retailers. A list of the shop’s address will be located on RustonChamber.org.
Listen to Rick Godley on The Peach 99.3 each week day for location clues of Surprise Santa gift cards. If we find you at a participating shop, with your passport, you might win a gift card instantly!
The grand prize winner will be drawn and announced at a live Peach 99.3 radio remote at Origin Bank across from Super 1 on Monday, December 19, 2016 (time to be announced, you do not have to be present to win). Passports must be turned in by Noon on Saturday, December 17 at the Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2111 North Trenton Street, or one of the following Origin Bank locations in Ruston: 301 West Alabama, 1011 Cooktown Road, 1511 North Trenton Street, or 2010 Farmerville Highway.
Be a part of the social media fun! Facebook.com/RustonChamber, Twitter.com/RustonChamber, Instagram.com/RustonChamber, and use the hashtag #ShopRuston.