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There’s still time to stamp your Passport to Christmas

There are 50 Ponoka businesses participating

Ponoka’s annual shop local promotion got underway more than a month ago, but there is still lots of time left to participate.

“Passport to Christmas is well underway,” said Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce executive manager Heather Bendera at the monthly lunch meeting on Nov. 19.

She went on to say that the Chamber’s organized program has 50 local businesses taking part with some great prizes on tap for the winners.

These include an Apple watch (donated by Jonson Insurance), a $500 gas card from Ponoka Co-op Oils, a $1,500 shopping spree, $100 gift certificates and a few other prizes.

“Businesses are also doing a great job of asking people if they are using the passports,” Bendera added.

Each passport contains 30 spaces for stamps, with shoppers earning one stamp for every $10 spent at a participating business.

While there is no limit on how many passports can be entered to win a prize, there is a 20 passport limit on any one purchase.

People also need to be aware that passports submitted with incomplete information, invalid stamps or any discrepancies will be excluded from the prize draws. The grand prize winner must be 18 or older.

Passports can be stamped by participating businesses up to and including Dec. 26.

All completed passports must be submitted by the end of business hours on Dec. 26. The grand prize draw will be conducted on Dec. 30.