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Lucky Local Shopper in Wicklow Town




Wicklow Town, 12TH Jan 2016– Local shopper, Una Kernan, scooped the top prize of €1000 worth of vouchers to spend in local Wicklow Town shops in the December ‘Shop Local’ initiative organised by The Wicklow Town Chamber of Commerce.

To say thank you to local shoppers and encourage people to shop in Wicklow Town over the Christmas period, a Reward Card Scheme was introduced and distributed to Wicklow Town homes. Cards were also available in participating shops.

For every €20 spend in any local shop, coffee shop, restaurant, hairdresser, barbers or beauty salon participants received a loyalty stamp. Once 10 stamps (value €200) were collected, cards were entered into a draw to win top prize of €1000 in gift vouchers from local businesses. All participating businesses donated vouchers up to the value of €50 and there was over €3000 worth of local shop vouchers to be won. Thousands of completed cards were received and the draw took place in Phil Healy’s on Dec 21st 2015.

Looking forward to spending her loot, Una Kernan, overall winner says “I like to shop local. It is always a pleasure to do so. The shops in Wicklow are always friendly, provide great service and have a great selection of items, at competitive prices. I am delighted to see things picking up in the town after a number of difficult years but so much of that is due to the hard work retailers and The Chamber have done to keep the town alive”.

“This campaign was a great success,” says Pascal Burke, President of The Wicklow Town Chamber of Commerce. “This was the first year for the shop local campaign and we envisage that it will be even bigger and better next year. On behalf of all the businesses in Wicklow Town, I would like to thank everyone who shops locally and supports local business all year round.”

Anne Stewart, a winner of €500 worth of vouchers said, “ I was so thrilled to collect my stash of vouchers. I can’t tell you how well timed it was and a great start to the week. I’ll continue my campaign to all I know to shop local in Wicklow Town, and not just at Christmas!”

Wicklow Municipal District very kindly donated a year’s free parking to the shop local campaign. This was won by Siobhan Dowling.

Many congratulations to all the winners:

€1,000 local shop vouchers - Una Kernan

€500 local shop vouchers – Anne Stewart

One Year Free parking - Siobhan Dowling

Also won was:  4 x prizes of €250 local shop vouchers, 8 x €100 local shop vouchers & 3 x €60 local shop vouchers.

Congratulations to:

Anne Farrelly, Alan Drennan, Elaine Sheehan,Mary Hanton, Elaine Parsons, Bridget O’Sullivan, Pauline Chambers, Conor Russell, Jill Clancy Howard, Catherine Clarke, Kevin Nolan, Gerry Gorman, Sarah Leeson, Jenny Hunter, Catherine Black.