To mark the leap year on Saturday 29th February, a number of Congleton traders along with Congleton Town Council joined together to put on a Congleton Bonus Day. 25 shops and businesses in Congleton were part of the scheme, where every customer that spent £5 or more in their shop on that day, completed a raffle ticket and would be entered into a prize draw. After all the tickets were collected, first, second and third place prizes were drawn at random from more than 300 tickets.
The three winners; first place Linda Bellis, second place Mrs J Butler and 3rd place Jo Hancock received Shop Congleton vouchers to spend in the participating shops. Each shop put £5 into the pot to make up a grand total of £120, split £60 for first place, £40 for second place and £20 for third place.
The shops that participated in the 2020 February Bonus Day were: Bare Health, Bear Grills, Boots Opticians, Browns Jewellers, Carl Christopher, Congleton Kitchen, Congleton Oatcakes, Damand, Davenports, David James Menswear, Grace Brown Interiors, Hollins & Hollinshead Jewellers, House to Home, Isobel’s Fashion House, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, No.1 West Street, RJ& J Moore Greengrocers, Rogers Barbers, Ruby’s Fund Charity Shop, Specsavers, Sweet Pea, The Little Shop, Vision Express, Wendy’s Pet Salon and Wild & Wild Café.
Jackie MacArthur, Town Marketing and Events Manager at Congleton Town Council said “The aim of the Bonus Day was to get more people shopping locally in Congleton and with more than 300 completed tickets in the draw, I think the Bonus Day certainly helped to do this! It was great that the shops were keen to get involved and we are looking to do a similar scheme again in the Town Centre later in the year.”
For further information on more “Bonus Days” and events in Congleton, keep up to date with the Facebook page: @Congletontowncouncil