Aug. 31, 2012 - Yukon Review Article

Aug 31 2012

Aug. 31, 2012 – Yukon Review Article

Time is growing near when Yukon’s perennial shopping promotion in advance of the Christmas holiday gets underway.

The Yukon Chamber of Commerce is busy at work enlisting merchants and putting together prize packages for this year’s Shop Yukon yuletide campaign. Beginning Nov. 2, shoppers will receive a ticket for each $10 they spend in a participating business. They are then entered into a drawing in December that will reward lucky shoppers with cash prizes, which this year will be bigger than ever.

“We’ve added some new things this year,” said Yukon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paisley Hopkins. “We’ve added tickets for large ticket items. For purchases that are over $1,000 we’re going to be giving tickets away that are $100 instead of $10 and we’ll draw from the $100 ticket group and also the $10 ticket group. So there will be a difference in the way that we draw.”

Chamber members wishing to participate in the Shop Yukon program may invest at different rates and receive greater benefits depending on their membership level, from $300 to $850. In return, they receive a vast amount of advertising to entice holiday shoppers to visit their businesses.

Hopkins said the popular Christmas shopping program is exciting and beneficial to small local business owners.

“It’s an exciting program because in communities like Yukon we have a lot of local businesses and we pretty much have everything here that you need,” she said. “For the businesses that take part in it, they have the opportunity to receive a great deal more advertising than just a single business (would have) to afford on their own.

“We partner with the Yukon Review, and we’re partnering with Champlin Broadcasting and we’ve done marketing through Dieco (Outdoor Advertising) as well,” she added.

“So there’s a lot more exposure.”

The campaign to enlist Yukon businesses in the program is in full swing now that it’s getting closer to fall and, with Christmas just a “hop, skip and a jump” away, it’s time local merchants join their business community neighbors in the Shop Yukon program.

There are currently 16 merchants signed up, “more than we did at this point last year,” Hopkins reported.

Those merchants include: 5-Star Storage, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Staples, Yukon PPS Community Ed., Bad Brad’s BBQ, Joe Cooper Ford, Auto FX, Synergy Wellness, Yukon’s Best Feed, Polished Nail Salon, Big O’ Tires, Farfalla Wines, Integris Gift Shop, Holiday Inn Express, Christian Brothers Automotive and The Fashion Flip.

For more information or to sign up for the Shop Yukon program, call 354-3567 or email: chamber@yukoncc.com

 

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