SHOP PETROLIA, ONLINE ANOTHER HUGE $17K SUCCESS!
The Volunteer Business Group partnered with the Town of Petrolia to present a second, three-day weekend event from Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.
Participating merchants had specials, discounts, and featured products available for that weekend only. Items purchased during the event are now available by following curbside instructions for each business.
This online shopping event was open to all merchants in the Town of Petrolia and 31 registered to participate. Event organizers are “…blown away by our community, and how much they respond to the request for support for our businesses.” Said Downtown Business Liaison and Petrolia Volunteer Business Group Chairperson, Denise Thibeault.
Over the weekend there was a daily draw where shoppers were entered to win the total value of their purchase in Petrolia Bucks (currency that can only be used in Petrolia at participating merchants and restaurants), and those winners were:
Friday – Kim Dennis – $210
Saturday – Kelly Williams – $100
Sunday – Debi Donkers – $160
The online shop saw 1,604 visitors throughout the weekend and closed a few dollars shy of $17,000.00 in sales.
Shoppers are asked to make note of the Receipt Promotion and to add their name to any receipt from a Petrolia business from April 1 – May 31, and to drop the receipt in the mail slot at the Municipal Office, or in the mail slot at Gramma’s Candy Store, or by e-mail to email@example.com to be entered to win $250 in Petrolia Bucks.
Director of Marketing, Arts and Communications, Laurissa Ellsworth, said. “Now, more than ever it is important that we don’t let up on our support for our businesses. They have faced a very challenging year and need to know that we are here for them in whatever capacity we are able. Thank you to the shoppers, and to the business owners for a very successful weekend.”