By Ray Balogh
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Christmas is rapidly approaching and The Papers Inc. is offering holiday gift buyers a chance to win some extra cash.
A host of merchants in Kosciusko County are participating in this year’s Christmas Bucks campaign, an annual promotion giving back to the community during the holiday season.
The Christmas Bucks promotion will run from Wednesday, Nov. 4, through Wednesday, Nov. 18. Entrants can cut out an entry form found elsewhere in this edition or pick up a form from any of the participating merchants.
The process to enter is simple: just complete the form with name, address, contact information and the store’s name and drop it in the designated festive Christmas Bucks box on site.
Entrants must be 18 and older, but need not make a purchase to enter and need not be present to win.
Drawings will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the main office of The Papers in Milford.
A total of $2,000 will be given away in the promotion. The first place winner will receive $800 in Christmas Bucks, which can be spent just like cash at any of the businesses participating in the contest. The second place winner will get $500. Third through fifth places will each win $150, and places six through 10 are worth $50 apiece.
A second drawing will be held for advertisers to determine which participating merchant will win $1,000 cash.
For more information, call (574) 658-4111.
Merchants participating in this year’s Christmas Bucks are:
• Arby’s, Warsaw
• Biryani Kitchen, Warsaw
• Brouwer’s Carpet & Furniture, Warsaw
• Burnworth Zollars Automotive Group, Ligonier and Nappanee
• Chubbie’s Pub-N-Grub, Syracuse
• Creighton’s Crazy Egg Cafe & Coffee Bar, Warsaw
• Dental Solutions, Warsaw
• El Arriero, Warsaw
• Freedom Express, Etna Green, Leesburg, North Webster
• H&L Motors & Decorative Beginnings, Warsaw
• Hacienda, Warsaw
• Heart of the Lakes Antique Mall, North Webster
• JB’s Furniture, Warsaw
• Lakeside Chevrolet, Warsaw
• Miller’s Rite Choice Foods, Nappanee
• Monteith Tire, Syracuse and Warsaw
• NAPA Auto Parts, North Webster, Syracuse, Warsaw
• Neighborhood Fresh, North Webster and Syracuse
• One Call Water, Syracuse
• Papa John’s Pizza, Warsaw
• Penguin Point, Elkhart, Goshen, Syracuse, Warsaw
• Peterson’s Fish, Syracuse
• Pizza Hut, Detroit Street and Lake Village, Warsaw
• Side House Pub & Grill, Warsaw
• UNL Trading Company LLC, Nappanee
• Zale Drugs, Warsaw