It pays to shop locally! The Retail Merchants Committee of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the 2012 “Shop Til You Drop” holiday promotion at 29 participating locations in Newport.

By visiting your local retailers, everyone 18 and older will be eligible to register for more than a dozen great prizes:

$1,000 Shopping Spree Grand Prize
$250 Shopping Spree
One Year of Tanning from Allure Grand Salon & Day Spa
$25 Gift Certificate from Charee’s Emporium
Door Prizes from Darling Pharmacy
$50 Gift Certificate from Darling’s Fine Things
Two $25 Gift Cards from Farmers Oil Corporation
Farm Fun Phone & Multi-Tool from Greenway Equipment
Child’s Recliner from Jim’s Furniture Outlet
Emergency Crank Weather AM/FM Radio from Newport Technology Center-Radio Shack
$50 Holiday Food Gift Basket form Purdy’s Flowers & Gifts
$25 Gift Certificate from U.S. Pizza Company

To increase chances of winning, be sure to stop by all locations!  Participating businesses include Allure Grad Salon & Day Spa, Attention Medical Supply, Charee’s Emporium, Crow-Burlingame, Daisies N Such, Darling Pharmacy, Darling’s Fine Things, Eddie’s Auto Parts, Farmers Oil Company, Gates Eye Care Center, George Kell Motors, George’s Liquor Store, Gilliaum Feed & Seed, Glass Plus, Greenway Equipment Company, Harris Ford, Jim’s Furniture Outlet, Jones Home Furnishings, Liberty Beauty Supply, Newport Technology Center- Radio Shack, Norman & Baker Pharmacy, Price Chopper, Purdy’s Flowers & Gifts, Quick Lane, Sears Hometown Store, Stage Store, Subway, U.S. Pizza Co. and Walgreens.  

Drawings will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.  The $1,000 shopping spree will be spent in at least five of the participating locations.  

Several of the participating merchants will be offering extended shopping hours for a Holiday Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Grab your friends and take care of your entire Christmas list right here at home!  Open House locations include Allure Grand Salon & Day Spa, Charee’s Emporium, Daisies N Such, Darling Pharmacy, Darling’s Fine Things, Gilliaum Feed & Seed, Greenway Equipment,  Purdy’s Flowers & Gifts and Newport Technology Center/Radio Shack.

The Retail Merchants Committee of the Chamber encourages everyone to try and shop in Newport and Jackson County this holiday season.