Lacombe Chamber calls Passport to Christmas 2019 a success

$4,178,100 spent at a record 78 participating businesses

The Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce announced a record year for their Passport to Christmas program. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

The Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the successful wrap up of the Passport to Christmas program.

Passport to Christmas is a local shopping program that runs six weeks leading up to the Christmas holidays.

For each $10 spent at one of the 78 participating businesses, the customers collected stamps for their Passport. Each business had a drop box where completed passports were submitted. The prize for the lucky winners are “Lacombe Bucks”, which can be spent at the participating businesses – 7 of which are located in Bentley.

This year the program ran November 12th through December 24th. The Grand Prize draw took place LIVE on Sunny 94 on January 1st, 2019. The 1st place prize is $1500 in Lacombe Bucks, 2nd place is $750 in Lacombe Bucks and 3rd place is $500 in Lacombe Bucks.

The prize for partially completed passport is $250 Lacombe Bucks.

This program continues to grow each year and we are excited to announce that 13,929 were turned in during this year’s program, resulting in $4,178,100 This year, there were a record breaking 78 participating businesses. Additionally, there were eight early bird draws totaling an extra $450 to be spent at early bird draw locations.

This is up from last year, when the program tracked $3,662,100 spent in a siw-week period between the 77 participating businesses.

2019 program winners:

Fumi Drost – $1500 Lacombe Shopping Bucks

Cheryl Ekkel – $750 Lacombe Shopping Bucks

Adelle Wierenga – $500 Lacombe Shopping Bucks

Leonard Bevaart – $250 Lacombe Shopping Bucks

Submitted by the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce

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