The Blinky Button Christmas Promotion in Crosby is just one example of how the business community is presenting a holiday season filled with hometown spirit.
Through Christmas Eve, businesses are selling buttons that provide discounts, raffles, gifts and promotions to all who wear or buy the pin in their establishment.
The discount at several businesses will pay for the $3 button on a first trip. Register to win gift certificates ranging from $15 to $50 at local businesses.
To see the full list of promotion, stop by local retail businesses or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131.
Some businesses offer discounts, others offer a raffle for gift baskets or prizes. Winners will be contacted by the businesses after Dec. 26.
The pins will be on sale as long as supplies last.
The pin promotion is an ongoing effort to encourage everyone to find the joy in shopping locally; but the goal is larger. The area businesses are using part of proceeds to purchase a public announcement system that will be installed in the business district in Crosby.
Imagine strolling downtown with Christmas music piped over the town. The fund is supported solely by the annual pin sales, with the goal to hear “Silver Bells” while shopping within the next five years.
The Blinking Pin Promotion is an initiative of the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber and supported by the city of Crosby.