Supporting local business puts you in the draw for big money
A CLARENCE Valley shopper will win $2000 just for spending in the region - and it could be you.
From Friday, The Daily Examiner kicks off the Our Valley campaign, which will reward people who buy locally at participating businesses.
DEX general manager Nigel Irving said the campaign came about from community feedback.
"The Daily Examiner is town proud and our life blood is success of all businesses that operate in the valley," he said.
"We have listened to the public and business community about the leakage of discretionary spending outside of the valley and we see it as our duty to make the public aware of the effects this has."
He said print and online reached locals every day but with this campaign there were lots of extras to ensure businesses got more than just an advertisement.
Clarence Valley Mayor, Richie Williamson, said the council was happy to support the campaign.
"If this gets people thinking about how they spend their money and encourages a few more people to spend theirs locally, I'm all for it," he said.
He said if Clarence Valley businesses offered goods or services that were comparable on price and quality, there was no reason not to shop locally.
"Buying goods or services locally keeps money in our valley, keeps businesses profitable and gives our kids more work opportunities," he said.
Shoppers who buy from participating businesses can win $2000 while participating businesses can win $2000 worth of advertising in The Daily Examiner.
Entry forms will run daily in The DEX. Drop them into an entry box at participating businesses.
Businesses will be listed on the daily entry forms and at www daily examiner.com.au/our valley. Forms are also available to anyone who shops at participating businesses. Promotion is August 1-31.