Rewards for shopping locally

Oldmeldrum's free parking restrictions began earlier this week.
Oldmeldrum's free parking restrictions began earlier this week.

Businesses in the Oldmeldrum area are offering customers the chance to win prizes in the run up to Christmas.

Over 30 local businesses in Oldmeldrum, Fyvie, Methlick and Tarves have joined forces to give thanks to customers who decide to shop locally this month.

We know that we have a lot of regular customers who value the personal touch and good service

Jeff Goodhall Meldrum Business Group

Anyone who spends £10 or more in any of the participating businesses will be invited to sign up for a free entry into a raffle which will be drawn on Christmas Eve.

The five prizes available are vouchers totalling £1,000 which can be used in any of the local businesses up until July next year.

The first place prize is a voucher worth £500, second place is a £200 voucher and the remaining three are worth £100 each.

Businesses taking part in the raffle will display a sign in their window and will have entry forms for the raffle.

A new entry can be submitted each time a customer spends £10 or more.

Chair of the Meldrum Business Group, Jeff Goodhall, said: “ We know that our local businesses have a lot to offer with a large range of goods and services and we know that we have a lot of regular customers who value the personal touch and good service.

“This is a way of showing our appreciation, but also to encourage new people to come along and see what they have been missing.”

Jeff added: “The Business Group are hoping to keep in touch with the wider community in future to provide and seek information about local services and there will be an opportunity to leave a contact email address on the raffle entry forms if people wish to do so.”