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Jingle Bells promotion starts next week

Santa swims in a pool of Jingle Bells tickets and draws the lucky numbers. (Photos by Riham Feshir / Enterprise)

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber businesses will ring in the holiday season once again with the 2011 Park Rapids Jingle Bells Sweepstakes, a $10,000 cash jackpot to be awarded lucky shoppers.

Sweepstakes tickets will be distributed by area businesses from Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Tuesday, Dec.13. The gala drawing will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at Century School in Park Rapids.

Six lucky Park Rapids Area shoppers will win a total of $10,000 in cash at the prize-drawing event. There will be one $5,000 cash winner plus five $1,000 cash winners.  Additional drawings will take place for an array of valuable prizes donated by area businesses.

"It's amazing that in this challenging economy, the generous businesses of Park Rapids are making the $10,000 Jingle Bells cash giveaway possible," said Chamber director Katie Magozzi.

All sectors of the business community are participating - banks, restaurants, grocery stores, downtown merchants, motels, the media, services such as opticians and electricians and both large and small retailers.

"Shop the Store with Jingle Bells on the Door" is the phrase that leads customers to participating locations. Shoppers receive an entry with every minimum purchase of $10 at the participating businesses up to a maximum of 40 tickets for a single purchase. The more you visit Park Rapids businesses the more chances you have to win.

This year, shoppers will receive double Jingle Bells tickets at many area stores on select days. Santa says, don't forget; all tickets must be turned by the end of the business day Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Following the drawing, all winning numbers and prizes will be posted at, in the Park Rapids Enterprise, at participating merchants and at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. No numbers can be given out over the telephone. Winners need not be present to win the cash prizes.

For more information contact the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 732-4111 or