The Specsavers team at Nuriootpa have seen the entries flow. Front: Lily Burns and Jodie McNamara. Back: Rachel Martin, Hayley Roocke, Darlene Jenke and Sandra Pennell.

Excitement continues to build at participating businesses across the region with shoppers having until this Sunday to place their entries into The Leader Shop Local promotion.

The winner of the $10,000 holiday voucher will be drawn on Monday night with the lucky winner and participating store where they shopped to be revealed in next week’s edition.

Entries have continued to roll in since the initiative was launched on June 1 with many locals happy to support participating stores and go into the draw for the holiday win.

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For Erica Bartsch, Barossa Nursery, customers at the Nuriootpa business are more than happy to place their entry in the box to be in the chance to win the holiday voucher.

“They are really happy and enthusiastic and they are all wishing to win a holiday,” said Erica.

The retailer was more than happy to back The Leader initiative with Erica adding,“It has been very well received and we are always happy to be in it.

“We have done this in other years and it creates happy vibes for the customer and this is one incentive we can offer and have customers go in for a chance to win a wonderful prize.”

The positive retail experience continues at Valley Locksmiths and Security with manager, Matt Ellis saying there’s been a positive response with the campaign, including an increased interest in the automotive keys.

“It’s just a good promotion to encourage people to shop local and plus it’s a good prize to win, a good incentive for shopping local,” said Matt.

“Most people are pretty happy to be able to enter to win that.”

For Specsavers Nuriootpa for their customers to be able to enter for the holiday prize, it’s a win win.

Jodie McNamara, who has been encouraging people to enter the competition, said people are genuinely interested.

“Shoppers like the fact they can go into the participating stores and feel comfy they are supporting local and can enter,” said Jodie.

Kate Morton, Specsavers manager, added the Shop Local promotion has been such a good incentive and the community really gets on board.

“It’s exciting to see someone you know win the prize in the end,” said Kate.

“And it encourages people to spend money in the community.”

Barossa Clothing Co’s Geraldene Schmidt has backed the promotion for a number of years, adding, “It’s so important to shop local, it’s amazing what we have got in our own back yard.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response. Everyone is so excited and it is good to do the holiday, it’s worked really well.”

The Leader Director of Advertising Sales and Marketing, Mr Darren Robinson said he feels reassured of the decision to alter the prize this year as we have received some outstanding feedback from the participating businesses to suggest the promotion has been very well received.

“Travel has such a broad appeal and helps to create engaging conversations at the check-out,” said Darren.

“I also think it’s important to thank all of the participating businesses for choosing to support our promotion again this year.

“These businesses have made a conscious effort to buy into the programme which enables their customers the opportunity to win a fantastic prize.

“Whilst The Leader has been brave to outlay significant money in recent years to purchase three brand new cars and this year, a $10,000 holiday voucher, we rely on the support of the local businesses also.”

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