The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce collected 181 entries representing $11,465.56 in purchases from Tucumcari area businesses over the holiday season, from Nov. 28 to Dec. 23, in its Shop to Win drawing contest, said Patsy Gresham, chamber executive director.
“Not bad for our first year,” Gresham observed.
Veronica Mares of Tucumcari won the drawing, taking home $100, on Dec. 23.
The contest was designed to encourage holiday shopping at local merchants, Gresham said.
Any receipt of $50 or more, or grouping of receipts that together totaled at least $50 made a shopper eligible for the contest, and contestants were invited to enter as often as they liked, Gresham said.