The Chamber of Commerce for Souris-Glenwood launched their Red Card Campaign to officially kick off the Christmas spending!

The Red Card Campaign started this week Monday where folks can shop at any of the participating Souris Chamber members and after they've made payment, receive a card and/ or a stamp on their card from that business.  Four stamps fill the card and then are dropped off at the Souris-Glenwood Post Office.  

The initiative is a win-win for the community as folks are encouraged to shop local, receive the stamp, and then enter a draw to win Souris Bucks but also a prize package filled with all sorts of goodies!  Winners then use that Red gift Card to continue supporting their local businesses!  In the end everyone is a winner when we all build our local community businesses and their families.

"We've had a lot of local businesses who have donated merchandise and gift cards to build that week's winning package a little bit more," shares Chamber spokesperson, Michelle Wipf.

Winners are drawn the Friday of each week, starting with December 1st:

Week #1

November 27-December 1:  Draw Date Friday, December 1st winner will receive $100 Chamber Bucks and prize package

Week #2

December 2-8: Draw Date Friday, December 8th winner receives $150 Chamber Bucks and prize package

Week #3

December 9-15: Draw Date Friday, December 15th winner receives $250 Chamber Bucks and prize package

Week #4

December 16-22: Draw Date Friday, December 22nd winner receives $500 Chamber Bucks and prize package

"Souris Bucks can be spent at any local Chamber of Commerce business in the community," explains Wipf. "So, if you receive a $500 Souris Bucks gift card then you can go get groceries, you can go get your gas.  Anyone who is a chamber member redeems those Souris Bucks.  It's just like spending cash locally!"

To participate in each week's draw, please have your completed Red Card to the post office by 12:00 noon Fridays.

"Souris is a very well driven community with the amount of people who volunteer with so many things," adds Wipf. "It's overwhelming, the amount of community pride that we have, for sure!"

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