Uniquely Nelson manager Simon Duffy, left, and Nelson Weekly managing director Andrew Board help launch Shop Nelson and Win. Photo: Charles Anderson.

Shopper to win $5000 cash

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One Nelson shopper will be $5000 richer next month, thanks to city retailers.

The annual Shop Nelson and Win competition, featuring 43 businesses, kicked off on Monday.

Every person who shops at any of the participating stores over the next six weeks can fill in a simple entry form, with one person to win the $5000 cash prize.

The hugely successful competition is in its second year and is run by Nelson Weekly in conjunction with Uniquely Nelson.

Nelson Weekly managing director Andrew Board says the competition is aimed at encouraging people to shop in the city.

“Last year we had a little over 60,000 entries, which is quite phenomenal. The great thing with Shop Nelson and Win is that it’s good for retailers and good for shoppers. It’s a real win-win.”

Uniquely Nelson manager Simon Duffy says the competition is a “huge incentive” for shoppers.

“This competition worked really well last year for the retailers and it was a great working with the local newspaper. The $5000 cash is also a huge incentive, it certainly works to bring people into town in early Spring. It’s a kickstart for Spring.”

Morrison Square retailers are taking part again this year and its centre manger Angela Leonard says Shop Nelson and Win is a great excuse for people to come into town.

“I feel that this is a great competition that brings people into the centre. With the new season coming through it’s a good opportunity to update their wardrobes but it’s also good to see that the retailers are behind it.”

The competition runs until September 28.