New Tecumseth is looking for people to step up to BAT for its buy local campaign.
Buy Around Town in Beeton, Alliston, Tottenham is being launched this weekend at the New Tecumseth Home, Health and Leisure Show at the New Tecumseth Recreation Complex. It’s a town-organized initiative to promote shopping locally.
A wallet-sized BAT passport will be given away at the home show and is also available in today’s Herald.
People will get a sticker for their passport for every $10 spent at participating businesses in the three communities.
Once a passport has 10 stickers it is put in a ballot box and the person is eligible to win one of three cash prizes, which will be drawn at the end of the 10-week campaign, July 4. The three prizes are for $2,000, $1,000 and $500 in BAT bucks that can be used at any of the participating businesses.
When getting a passport, New Tecumseth business improvement association co-ordinator Sarah Toth said people will also get a pin.
"People will be out looking for shoppers wearing a BAT pin," she said.
When people are caught with the pin on, the pin-wearer gets $25 BAT bucks and will get their photo taken for the newspaper.
Toth said participating stores will have a BAT poster in the window so people know they are a part of the campaign. An updated list of businesses will also be available online at www.allistonbia.com
New Tecumseth’s economic development division is facilitating the initiative with the Alliston and District Chamber of Commerce, the Tottenham and District Chamber of Commerce, the Alliston Business Improvement Association, and the Beeton-Tottenham Business Improvement Association.
For more information, contact Toth at 705-435-6219 ext. 256.