$25 Days of Christmas – Business Registration

‘Tis the season to BUY LOCAL!

For over a decade now, the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce’s “$25 Days of Christmas” has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of local spending, while encouraging shoppers to support our local business community throughout the holidays and all year round!

And, with the unexpected challenges of 2020 and 2021, it’s more important than ever that we support each other through this holiday season and beyond!

Your business/organization’s participation in the $25 Days of Christmas will:

  • Reward loyal, local customers with CASH and gift donations
  • Promote your business to thousands of “Local First Clinton County” connected shoppers
  • Increase sales during the holidays and beyond (Buy Local First Clinton County Study, JP Morgan Chase, 2012)

Getting involved is easy!

  • Make a cash or gift donation
    • Businesses of all types and sizes can help us build the prize pool that goes directly to local shoppers as they spend money in our community between November 26 – December 17.
  • Be a Collection Point
    • You can also serve as an entry location for the drawing. You’ll help shoppers get entered into the weekly cash and prize drawings every time they spend $25+ at your business!

Register your business using the below link by Monday, November 8th!!


What is the $25 Days of Christmas? 
The $25 Days of Christmas is Local First’s flagship promotion for the holiday season. It will run from Friday Nov. 26th (Black Friday) until Dec. 17th.

How does it work for the customer?

During the promotional period, each time a customer spends more than $25 at a participating Local First business they will be entered into a weekly drawing for special stocking stuffer gifts from Local First businesses, as well as three cash prize drawings (our target is $2,000). Customers will receive one entry per $25 spent per visit (up to 4 entries). For example, a customer that spends $63 will receive two tickets, and a customer that spends $134 will receive 4 tickets.

How does it work for the business? 
It couldn’t be easier. If your business decides to participate as a collection point, we’ll provide the promotional materials and entry forms, you just have to put them out, train your staff in how to help qualifying customers sign up, and then get the word out to your customers about the promotion. We’ll also take care of marketing and promoting the promotion so that your participation translates into real value for your business.

If its that easy, what am I supposed to do as a business to support the promotion? 
The most valuable contribution you can make as a business to support the $25 Days of Christmas is to help us maximize the value of the prize pool. The value of the prizes raffled off will determine the overall value and impact of the promotion, so every contribution counts (and like we said, we’ll take care of all the rest!).

All participating Local First businesses are strongly encouraged to contribute a minimum $25 cash to the raffle prize pool, and are also encouraged to donate additional gifts or gift certificates. We want your contribution to work for your business, so be creative. It could be product, a gift certificate, or an exclusive coupon book, as well as your contribution to the cash prizes.

All contributions will be publicized in $25 Days of Christmas on-line and print marketing materials. You can either choose to have the winner of your prize pick up the prize at your business (get another customer in the door) or you can drop it off at the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce.

If you have a great idea for a raffle prize beyond what you’re doing or know of someone who would like support local businesses by donating a cash or gift to the prize pool, please let us know!!

How can I sign up to participate?

Sign up HERE by Monday, November 8th.

After you’ve registered, we’ll be in touch about an up-coming VIRTUAL meeting on Thursday, November 18th to provide more details about participating.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know by contacting info@wccchamber.com or 937-728-7075.

Thank you for your continued support of the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce and our Local First Clinton County campaign.