Win cash in three downtowns

ADDISON COUNTY — Just ahead of the holiday season, local merchants are gearing up to welcome shoppers for the 10 Day/$35K Giveaway. The festivities kick off Nov. 5 and run through Nov. 14. 
During this 10-day period residents and visitors alike will have the chance to win Bristol Bucks, Middlebury Money, and Vergennes Green when they shop downtown in all three areas. On random days and times, participating retailers will hand out envelopes filled with local currency to shoppers completing purchases at the register. 
Shoppers can then spend their winnings wherever local currencies are accepted. Because each envelope will include currency from all three towns in a variety of denominations, winners will wind up visiting, shopping, and dining throughout the county. 
“This is all being done in an effort to support our local economy with stimulus dollars and encourage folks to visit other areas of the county they may have not explored before,” said Ian Albinson, Executive Director of Bristol CORE. 
Vergennes Partnership Marketing and Development Coordinator Julie Basol added, “This will be a fun and exciting way to kick off the holiday shopping season. The winners will get to experience all that Addison County has to offer.” 
The 10 Day/$35K Giveaway is organized by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the area’s three downtown partnerships — Bristol CORE, Experience Middlebury, and Vergennes Partnership. The promotion is funded by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s Restart Vermont Regional Marketing and Stimulus Grant program. 
To learn more about the 10 Day/$35K Giveaway, visit

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