Herald-Chronicle publisher Catherine Faimon and Cindy Harris,
on of last year's winners, search through tickets at the 2010
Christmas on Us Grand Prize Drawing at the Osage City School
Auditorium, where this year's grand prize drawing will be
held Dec. 17.
Catherine Faimon | Publisher
OSAGE CITY — As many as 14 Osage County shoppers will
be rewarded for shopping locally over the next three weeks.
Thirty-seven businesses are joining The Osage County Herald-Chronicle
to sponsor Christmas on Us, an exciting promotion that will
award prizes totaling up to $3,000 to people who shop locally
at participating businesses. The contest is in its fifth year.
Customers of any Christmas on Us sponsor are eligible to receive
one ticket for every $10 transaction, up to a $2,500 purchase.
The tickets could be worth scrip money, if the ticket number
is drawn during one of four weekly drawings, or during the
grand prize drawing set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, inside
the Osage City High School auditorium. Scrip money can be
spent at any business participating in the Christmas on Us
promotion. The contest kicked off Thursday, Nov. 17, the day
Christmas on Us sponsors were featured in the newspaper.
The first drawing for instant $50 prizes was held earlier
this week. Winning numbers are printed within certain ads
on pages 1B, 2B, 3B and 8B in this edition. New tickets will
be drawn each week and will appear in ads on Dec. 1, Dec.
8 and Dec. 15. It will be up to ticket holders to search the
ads for their numbers and claim their prize at The Herald-Chronicle
office by noon Tuesday of the following week.
Christmas on Us will culminate with the grand prize drawing
at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Osage City High School
auditorium, where donuts and coffee will be served by newspaper
staff. An estimated 600 people attended the grand prize drawing
last year. The grand prize drawing will include drawings for
any unclaimed $50 instant prizes, two $250 prizes and two
$1,000 grand prizes. Scrip must be given to merchants at time
of purchase, and expires March 31, 2012.
Approximately 107,000 tickets were given away in last year’s
contest, which translates to more than $1,070,000 spent with
Christmas on Us sponsors for merchandise and services at participating
businesses throughout Osage County.
“The contest rewards people for spending their money
locally. It also rewards the participating businesses, since
the scrip money can only be spent at those businesses who
signed on as sponsors,” said Chris Faimon, co-publisher
of The Herald-Chronicle.
Businesses participating in Christmas on Us this year are:
Casey’s General Stores in Burlingame, Carbondale, Lyndon,
Overbrook, Osage City and Scranton; Theel Plumbing; Skip’s
Thriftway; Swisher Automotive; Gibson True Care Pharmacy;
Marilynn’s Restaurant; Dr. Kevin Lenahan & Associates;
Carbondale Dollar General; Branine Chevrolet Buick; RJ’s
Auction Service; Lyndon Building Materials; Hanna’s
Auto Repair; Jim’s Garage; McCoy’s a Radio Shack
Dealer; Osage Hardware; Jerry’s Thriftway; Santa Fe
Trail Meats; Caffe Thyme; Osage Building Materials; Furniture
Loft; Relaxation Station; Rustic Treasures Old Country Store;
Buzzard’s Pizza; Carbondale Tire & Auto; Harmon
Dental; Lamont Hill; Club Four Corners; Aunt Dee’s BP;
Overbrook Family Dentistry; T-N-T Video; D&D Tire Center,
Inc.; and Feltner Floors & Furniture.