How does the program work?
Simply make a purchase of goods or services from five different Chamber member businesses during the contest period (April 2-28th, 2018) and save your receipts or proof of purchase. The purchases can be for any amount. E-mail or mail your receipts along with your name, address. email address and phone number to the Chamber to be entered into the contest. Email copies or photos of receipts to email@example.com or mail them to Cohase Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 35, Wells River, VT 05081. A $100 winner of “Cohase Cash” will be drawn on Friday, May 4. Its easy and fun! You can probably make all 5 purchases in one day. For example, a qualifying scenario could include buying a cup of coffee and a muffin, filling up your car with gasoline, stopping at a bank ATM to withdraw or deposit money, picking up a sandwich for lunch and picking up some groceries on the way home from work.
What does $100 in “Cohase Cash” mean?
“Cohase Cash” refers to our intention for the winnings to be spent at businesses who belong to the Cohase Chamber of Commerce. The winnings can be spent at any current member Chamber businesses. The winner will need to notify the Chamber of where they would like to spend their winnings. The Chamber will then supply the winner with gift card(s)/certificate(s) from the business(es) and/or a Chamber gift certificate for use at businesses that do not have gift cards/certificates available. If a Chamber gift certificate is issued, a check will be supplied to the desired business along with the winner’s name and the winner may present the Chamber gift certificate in exchange for goods or services. In some cases, a direct credit to a person’s account will be made where appropriate. Winners may choose to split the winnings among as many as many as four businesses or simply choose to redeem it at one business.
Other than retail businesses, what other businesses qualify?
Any member business or organization qualifies! In addition to standard retail establishments, service businesses, banks, non-profit organizations and medical facilities qualify. Any member where you have transacted business is acceptable. Some examples of qualifying purchases include (but are not limited) to the following:
How do I verify if a business is a member of the Chamber?
You must verify that the Chamber is a member by going to our WEB site at www.cohase.org and clicking the Business Directory button at the top of the page. Alternatively, you can go directly to the member listing page at our WEB site by clicking here.
The listing is continually updated as new members join. Members will not be removed from the listing after the start of the contest. Please note that businesses who were previously members do not qualify and the display of the Cohase Chamber sticker/cling at a business location does not guaranty the business is a current member in good standing.
How many times can I enter?
You can enter as many times as you like as long as additional entries represent purchases at five different businesses than you included in your prior submission(s.) Only one receipt per business is acceptable per person per contest. Multiple people also cannot submit the same receipt.
I am concerned with my privacy? What needs to be on the receipt to qualify?
The receipt or proof of purchase only needs to include the following information:
Copies of checks or credit card receipts are acceptable as long as they show the information listed above.
If you wish to black out any identifying information, you are welcome to do so. All receipts will be shredded and all emailed receipts will be deleted after the drawing is completed and the winner is acknowledged.
Will you running the program again?
If the program proves successful, we plan to run the contest at least once a quarter. If we choose to run the contest again, you can submit new receipts for a business you used in a prior contest.
Why are you running this contest?
The contest is primarily intended to increase awareness of local member businesses as well as to reward people who choose to shop locally. We also want to recognize those businesses who are members of the Cohase Chamber of Commerce and encourage businesses who may not be members to join the Chamber. We also wish to encourage traffic to our WEB site and to increase access to our online Business Directory.