The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to shop local during the state tax holiday on back to school items.
The Chamber is running a Back to School Shop and Win contest running from August 5-14, in conjunction with the State Sales Tax holiday.
Chamber Executive Director Lisa Musch says there are some simple ways to get in the contest: “Basically, you just have to do 3 things: spend $20 or more at any local retailer and if you shop at a Chamber member’s business you get a bonus entry; email a picture of your receipt to our email address email@example.com or you can drop it off here at the Chamber Office; just make sure you have your name and phone number on the receipt. Then, all of the entries are going to be entered into a drawing for three $100 Chamber Checks that can be utilized for shopping later on in the year.”
Winners will be drawn on the chamber’s Facebook live at Noon on August 16th.
Musch says you don’t have to buy just school supplies to enter the contest: “Really, it is just an initiative to remind everybody to shop local for your Back to School shopping. The receipts you turn in can be really from any retailer in the local area and not just for Back to School supplies – anything that you buy from August 5th through 14th, turn in your receipt for that contest.”
For more information about the Back 2 School Shop & Win, check out the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook Page or call them at 217-245-2174.