The city of Maricopa has kicked off its Copa Bingo campaign as an incentive to encourage residents to shop at local retailers and support the local community.
The city’s campaign, which runs through Dec. 27, allows shoppers to earn stamps for a Copa Bingo card when shopping at locally owned businesses or by attending local events, according to a press release. Shoppers can then use the card to win gift cards and other prizes donated by businesses through weekly drawings.
“Locally owned stores generate four times as much economic benefit for the surrounding region as shopping at a chain.” Maricopa Mayor Christian Price said in a press release. “We are excited to launch our second year of Copa Bingo and introduce our new residents to businesses in town.”
Residents can pick up or drop off their bingo cards at several locations throughout the city or by going online to download their card. Participants can also post their bingo cards to Facebook or Twitter when they earn a stamp to be entered into the prize drawings.
“Residents will see evidence of our shop local program all over the city starting in October,” Maricopa’s economic development director, Denyse Airheart, said in a statement. “Shopping bags, posters and Bingo Card drop boxes will be an integral part of the campaign, serving as a constant reminder that we should all shop locally.”
For more information, visit http://maricopa-az.gov/web/shop-local, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-316-6990.