By Patricia Pereira
Tollcross Traders Association has organised a prize draw to promote the shopping in the area and to thank the loyalty of their regular customers.
The initiative came from the owners of the jewellery shops Copernicus and The Gallery Bead Shop in one of their regular trader meetings about a yer ago.
Annie Munroe, owner of The Gallery Bead shop said: “The loyalty skim in our own businesses proved to be successful so we thought that, what we have called the Loyalty Christmas Prize Draw, could be a really good idea to reward our regular customers and also to call the attention of those who haven’t tried shopping in our area yet.”
To take part of it all entrants collect a card at any of the participating businesses or printing out a copy from the Internet. Each purchase will get stamp in your card. A total of 9 stamps, filling in the back of the card and posting them in one of the collection boxes is all what entrants need.
The Loyalty Christmas Prize Draw will be held on the 3rd of December at High Riggs. A £50 voucher to spend at Pentland Stone & Bathrooms, a meal from two at Caffe Verde, jewellery or cinema tickets are some of the prizes that will be given.
Munroe said: “It has not been running for a long time but so far the feedback is very positive. We have received an awful amount of cards right from the start. There is quite a lot of traders taking part of the initiative and they have actually been quite generous handing prizes in”.