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12/07/2018

#ShopDarlington for one of three chances to win $100

Three lucky folks will pick up $100 for shopping in Darlington during the holidays, courtesy of the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA). The contest encourages people to shop in Darlington this holiday season. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, people were asked to shop at five different Darlington businesses; mail the DDRA copies of those receipts with an entry form, and then they would be entered into the drawing.

“We hope people continue to challenge themselves to #ShopDarlington and shop locally,” says Lisa Chalian-Rock, director of DDRA, Planning & Economic Development for the City of Darlington. “Our businesses try very hard to diversify their inventory to please changing consumer tastes, and we need to reward them with our dollars if we want to continue to have and to grow our retail sector.”

Supporting city shops will boost the community’s bottom line, not just retailers. Local businesses are invested in their community and support youth sports teams, local church and civic groups, and area school programs. When residents commit to support their town’s stores, those store owners can invest in their businesses with added inventory or even added employees if the commitment from the community is significant enough. Additionally, tax money collected from those businesses return to the city and county where the business is based, which funds infrastructure and development in the area, as well as through the wages of your friends and neighbors who staff those shops.

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Shop Darlington 2018 Rules

ENTRY: Shop at five (5) different Darlington businesses from November 22, 2018, to December 25, 2018. Send copies of those receipts along with an entry form, which includes your name, phone number, and email address, to DDRA, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540. Entries must be mailed by December 31, 2018.

Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association is not responsible for lost or damaged mail.

You must be age 18 and older to enter.

Receipts must be dated November 22, 2018, to December 25, 2018, to qualify. The receipts may be a copy or the original.

Receipts must include purchases made at five (5) different businesses in each entry.

You may make multiple entries to increase your odds of winning. Multiple entries must include different purchases and different purchase dates than previous entries.

  • Purchases of tobacco, prescriptions, and fuel do not qualify.
  • Purchases at fueling stations do not qualify.
  • Purchases at restaurants qualify.
  • Purchases of Gift Cards or Gift Certificates for future services or products qualify.

Entry forms can be found at area businesses, at www.facebook.com/DowntownDarlington, at www.BuildUpDarlington.org, and in The News & Press on Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, and Dec.19.

If your business needs additional entry forms, please call or text 843-992-1561.

WINNER SELECTION: A drawing of all the qualifying entry forms received will be held by January 7, 2019. The winners will be contacted by phone and by email. Gift cards will be presented in person at a location to be determined by the DDRA for a publicity photograph.

PRIZE: Three (3) prepaid fuel cards valued at $100 each to three (3) winning entrants.

ELIGIBILITY: Except as otherwise prohibited herein or by applicable law, this Contest is open to any person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, which are final on all matters pertaining to this Contest. The prizewinners will be notified within one month after drawing date.

Entrants grant to Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association the right to use and publish their proper name and photograph online, in print or in any other media in connection with the Contest. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association to use winners’ names and likeness’ for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won.

CONDUCT: Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of this Contest or website; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH CONTESTANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond the control of Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

RULES REQUEST: For a copy of the Official Contest Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540. Requests must be received by December 31, 2018.

The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association is 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Darlington, South Carolina.

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