Glen Ogle of The Crank House Nelson is thrilled with the response to the Shop Nelson and Win promotion. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

Shop Nelson promotion boosts business

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Shop Nelson and Win is putting a smile on the faces of local businesses and shoppers as the draw for $5000 cash gets nearer.

“We thought it was a great chance to bring more people into the central city, to spend more money and it’s also giving back to the people who support us,” says Glen Ogle, owner of The Crank House on Hardy St.

“The response has been huge, it’s definitely boosting the amount of walk-in traffic that we’re getting and there’s a lot more people coming in to spend. Even that small three or four-dollar item can get them into the draw to win.”

Run by the Nelson Weekly, along with Uniquely Nelson, Shop Nelson and Win will see one lucky shopper take home $5000 cash.

Fifty businesses are taking part in the promotion which will finish at the end of this month.

All you need to do to be in the draw is shop at one of the participating businesses, fill in a quick entry form and that’s it.

A list of participating businesses is on page 19 of this paper, or you can look out for the Shop Nelson and Win posters in the windows of the businesses taking part.