FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The 2015 Christmas Shopping Season will kick-off with Black Friday on Nov. 27.
The Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce will be doing the annual Shop Fairfield First Campaign again this year. The reason the promotion began in 2006 was to get citizens to stop and think about shopping local merchants before heading out of town to shop.
Beginning Nov. 27, the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce will have a list of the participating merchants for Shop Fairfield First. Shoppers will be looking for HOT PINK flyers displayed in merchant windows.
When a customer spends $25 with a participating merchant they receive a HOT PINK ticket, they fill in contact information, and drop into box on counter.
On Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18 and Dec. 29 tickets will be picked up around noon and two winners will be drawn each week, one from Ridgeway and one from Winnsboro. Those lucky people will win a $50 cash prize each.
The weekly winner and the merchant whose name appears on the winner’s ticket will have their photograph in The Herald Independent and the Voice newspapers.
The $30 merchant investment to participate is worth the exposure in media and word of mouth advertising during the month of December. Send an email to email@example.com to participate.