OSAGE CITY—The annual Christmas on Us contest is in its second of four weeks, and two instant winners have already each won $50 in scrip. Instant prizes worth $400 remain up for grabs, before the $2,500 grand prize giveaway Dec. 18.
Crystal Brabb, Osage City, claimed a $50 prize after finding her ticket number hidden in the Lyndon Building Materials ad in last week’s issue of The Herald-Chronicle. She received her winning ticket when she made a purchase at Hannah’s Auto Repair, Lyndon. She plans to use the prize money in groceries or gas at participating sponsors of the contest.
Julie Carlson, Osage City, claimed the second $50 prize when she found her ticket number hidden in the Trembly Family Chiropractic Office ad last week. She received the winning ticket from Osage Hardware. Carlson said she’s “headed to Jerry’s” (Thriftway) to spend her prize.
Two tickets went unclaimed. Those ticket numbers were hidden in the Burlingame Casey’s ad and the Jim’s Garage ad, and had come from Santa Fe Trail Meats and Pueblo Mexican Restaurant, respectively. New ticket numbers are hidden in Christmas on Us sponsor ads found on pages 12-14 in this week’s newspaper.
The grand prize drawing for two $1,000 prizes, and two $250 prizes, will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Osage City High School auditorium. You must be present to win and have winning tickets in hand.
Throughout the Christmas on Us giveaway, Osage County merchants are making sure that shopping at home pays. Not only do shoppers save money, gas and frustration by shopping at home, they have a chance to win part of the $3,000 being given away in the contest. For every $10 spent at participating merchants, shoppers get a ticket. Those who don’t buy, or who are just looking, can get a free ticket each week by stopping by The Herald-Chronicle’s office. No purchase is necessary to win. You must be present at the grand prize drawing to win, and the scrip money is only good at participating merchants. It is simple to win but tough to decide where to spend the winnings with the 30 merchants participating in this countywide contest.