Last chance for businesses to register with Loves Local card competition
Over 80 retailers have signed up so far — a fantastic total — but there is still time to register your interest and play a key role in a scheme which is designed to help generate vital revenue for Orkney businesses.
Last year, following the lockdowns of 2020, the competition ran for a nine-week spell in the run-up to Christmas.
Members of the public filled out a special card, available in The Orcadian, spending at least £10 on five separate occasions to fill up the card and become eligible to enter a grand prize draw.
A whopping 1,577 entries were received, meaning that at least £78,500 was generated for local outlets during the traditionally quieter winter months.
The investment made by the retailers meant that The Orcadian was able to offer a cash prize of £1,640 for the lucky winner.
Businesses have until 5pm to register their interest by either phoning the office on 879000, or if after 2.30pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cards will be issued to the public via the newspaper on October 7, in a pre-publicised special newspaper insert, and participating retailers will be issued with stickers to dish out.
The competition will run until December 2 when a lucky winner will win the grand prize.
In addition to receiving an allocation of stickers, businesses will also receive a listing online and in the newspaper for the duration of the competition, and a listing on a special insert flyer when the competition launches.