TAHOE, Calif. - Support the North Lake Tahoe business community this holiday season by participating in the 6th Annual Shop Local Contest. Shop in North Lake Tahoe from Thanksgiving through Christmas for a chance to win grand prizes including a Tahoe Dave's $500 gift certificate, Homewood Mountain season pass, Northstar ski package, one-night Squaw Valley lodging and lift package, Squaw Valley retail $300 gift card, and two rounds of golf at The Resort at Squaw Creek, plus additional prizes.
Pick up a Shop Local Contest Card and start shopping. For every $25 spent at participating retailers, you'll receive a sticker for your contest card. Every purchase gets you closer to winning.
Contest Cards will be available starting Nov. 23 at participating retailers in Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village and new this year, Village at Northstar and Village at Squaw. Participating retailers are listed online at www.ShopLocalNorthTahoe.com. Check back often as new retailers and prizes will be added throughout the season.
Turn in your contest cards by Jan. 11 at the locations listed on the card and you will be entered into the drawing. Contest cards with 13 stickers or more will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing. Non-winning contest cards from the Grand Prize drawing and all other contest cards with three or more stickers are eligible to win additional prizes. Drawing winners will be contacted and announced in January 2013.
When you "shop local," you help the North Lake Tahoe economy and help to keep our small independent retailers in business. Plus, you'll find gifts for everyone on your list. Think of the gas money you'll save by shopping locally!
Researchers have proven that for every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend the same amount in a national chain, only $43 stays in the area and if you spend it online there is no benefit to the community.
For more information visit www.ShopLocalNorthTahoe.com or call 530-581-8727.