Shop small, win big on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 2018One holiday shopper can win $5,000 just by making a purchase at local independent retailers or service providers during “Small Business Saturday” on November 24.

The $5,000 grand prize is provided by North American Bancard; the $2,000 second prize, by Bank of Ann Arbor. Third prize is a $500 voucher toward air travel, courtesy of Flint Bishop International Airport.

To enter, text “ShopTextWin” to 41411 and, in response, you’ll receive a link to a shopper registration page where you’ll upload your contact information and a photo of your store receipt. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. November 27. Prizes will be awarded by Dec. 12.

“It’s so important to remember our local small businesses during the holiday shopping season,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said in a press release. “This is a win-win for our businesses and the shoppers. Our communities welcome the increased foot traffic this event generates for local retailers, restaurants and other businesses.”

As an incentive, CEED Lending is offering a $1,000 prize to a randomly selected business. Bank of Ann Arbor will award $500 to the business employee who waits on the customer who wins the grand prize of $5,000. There is no cost for a business to register and any small business in Oakland County can sell the winning receipt.

To learn more about the contest, visit AdvantageOakland.com/ShopSmall.