Charles Peterson, Burlingame, and Becky Lang, Burlingame, were this week’s winners in the Christmas on Us shop-at-home contest, winning $50 scrip money with a ticket from Jerry's Thriftway and McCoy’s Radio Shack, Osage City.

OSAGE CITY—Two more winners in the Christmas on Us promotion narrowed the amount of prizes that will be offered in the final drawing Dec. 18 at Osage City High School auditorium.

Becky Lang, Burlingame, claimed one of the four numbers hidden in last week’s advertisements. Lang’s ticket was pulled from those collected at McCoy’s Radio Shack, Osage City, and the number was hidden in the Santa Fe Trail Meats, Overbrook, advertisement. Lang said she planned to spend her $50 winnings at Osage Hardware, Osage City.

Charles Peterson, Burlingame, was another winner, with his ticket pulled from those collected at Jerry’s Thriftway, Osage City. The number was hidden in the Four Corners Steakhouse, Scranton, advertisement. Peterson said he would probably use his $50 in scrip money to buy groceries at Jerry’s.

One of last week’s unclaimed numbers was located in an ad for Relaxation Station, Osage City, and was drawn from tickets at Buzzard’s Pizza, Lyndon. The other unclaimed number was on a ticket distributed by O’Bryhim’s Thriftway, Overbrook, and hidden in the ad for D&D Tire, Scranton.

Five $50 instant prizes remain up for grabs during the third week of The Herald-Chronicle’s Christmas on Us promotion, as the countdown is underway for the grand prize drawing for two $1,000 prizes, and two $250 prizes, to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Osage City High School auditorium. Everyone is invited before the drawing to enjoy donuts, coffee and hot chocolate, served in the school cafeteria, beginning at 8:15 a.m. The Santa Fe Trail Choraliers will add to the holiday entertainment.

See pages 7-9A of this week’s Herald-Chronicle to find hidden ticket numbers in the ads and a complete list of rules.

Through the Christmas on Us giveaway, Osage County merchants are making sure that shopping at home pays. Not only do shoppers save money, gas and frustration by shopping at home, they have a chance to win part of the $3,000 being given away in the contest.

For every $10 spent at participating merchants, shoppers get a ticket. Those who don’t buy, or who are just looking, can get a free ticket each week by stopping by The Herald-Chronicle’s office. No purchase is necessary to win.

You must be present at the grand prize drawing to win, and the scrip money is only good at participating merchants. It is simple to win but tough to decide where to spend the winnings with the 32 merchants participating in the countywide contest.