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Tahoe credit card pays a dividend

Susan Wood

The check hasn’t even arrived yet, and Sandra Hatfield of South Lake Tahoe has big plans for the money.

Hatfield, shown here collecting her $500 from chamber President Greta Hambsch, won the amount after signing up for the Lake Tahoe Rewards Mastercard introduced three months ago.

First, she plans to donate to the Sierra Community Church, which is undergoing a remodeling job.

And, her “personal advisor” has encouraged her to buy herself a personal reward, she added, referring to her family and friends.

The reason Hatfield decided to add the card to others is simple.

“I applied for the card because I really believe in supporting and buying into our local economy,” she said Friday.

More than 500 people signed up for the Lake Tahoe credit card, the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce announced at its April 19 meeting.

The chamber established a special sign-on promotion that urged locals to get a jump on the area-specific card that comes with discounts and perks.

With the April promotion, a random drawing was held.

U.S. Postal Service worker Tom Millham, who works out of the South Lake Tahoe office, was honored for signing up the most people.

In other news, the chamber is preparing for its annual installation gathering June 1 at Planet Hollywood. This year’s theme is Star Trek.

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