“The Great Newtown Shopping Spree Raffle” is a $5,000 raffle to support local businesses. The raffle is being hosted online using the Eventgroove Fundraising platform. Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY here through June 24, 2021 until 5:30 p.m.
The drawing will be live-streamed on FACEBOOK LIVE at 6 p.m. on June 24, 2021 from the Chamber’s Facebook page here. The Eventgroove platform will pick the three (3) lucky winners.
First Place Prize - $3,000
A $3,000 shopping spree. Starting with a $200 increment choose YOUR favorite Newtown businesses and receive a pre-paid gift card to each.
Second Place Prize - $1,500
A $1,500 shopping spree. Starting with a $200 increment choose YOUR favorite Newtown businesses and receive a pre-paid gift card to each.
Third Place Prize - $500
A $500 shopping trip. Starting with a $100 increment choose YOUR favorite Newtown businesses and receive a pre-paid gift card to each.
Tickets are $20 each and the winners will be able to spend their winnings at Newtown businesses or nonprofits of THEIR choice to pay a bill, receive a gift card, make a donation, or open a line of credit. Winners can, for example, use the funds for a gym membership, an eye exam and new pair of glasses, grocery or retail purchases, joining the Community Center or paying for camp with the Parks & Rec Department, music lessons, home renovations, clothes, personal services, business equipment, even dental work or other medical needs — but checks distributed from the winners’ balances will only be authorized for Newtown-based providers, businesses, or Chamber member companies located outside of Newtown.
“We want to support Newtown businesses of all types and also offer a substantial potential reward for participants in a fun way,” said Judith Miller, Chamber president. “Building interest in shopping, eating out, and doing business locally is what the Chamber does, and the raffle will encourage everyone in the region to visit Newtown.”
The raffle would not be possible without the support of these sponsors:
- Litchfield Distillery - Batchers
- Manzi Insurance of Newtown
- Newtown Economic and Community Development Commission
- Dental Associates of Connecticut
- Newtown Savings Bank
- BD Provisions
- i95 The Home of Rock N Roll
- The WOLF 97.7, 97.3, 105.5
- eFriend Marketing
- Winners must spend the winnings in Newtown businesses and nonprofits which must have a tax ID, a verifiable Newtown address or be a current member of the Chamber of Commerce of Newtown, Inc.