One thousand Orange people will win $50 gift cards to spend at Orange businesses in a campaign unveiled on Wednesday.
Look for the first coupon in the Central Western Daily on Friday to enter the draw which is being run by Orange City Council.
Orange mayor Reg Kidd said 200 winners would be drawn out each week for five weeks.
Each week we will be giving 200 winners a $50 Shop Orange gift card to spend at a local participating business.Cr Reg Kidd, mayor
They will win a Shop Orange gift card that can be used only at retailers in the Orange region who are registered with the program.
"Now's the time for residents to get their entries in. For the next five weeks, we'll be doing a draw every week," he said.
"Each week we will be giving 200 winners a $50 Shop Orange gift card to spend at a local participating business."
The entry coupons will appear in Wednesday and Friday editions of the Central Western Daily.
You can also enter online at council's YourSay Orange website.
Residents are able to put in a new coupon entry every week but you only need to register once for the online entries. However, you can only win once through the whole campaign.
Cr Kidd said retailers had suffered during the COVID-19 lockdown.
"We want this money to be spent before the end of September, so these dollars can get circulating in the economy as soon as possible," he said.
Employment and Economic Development Committee chair Cr Tony Mileto said the Retail Recovery scheme would boost business.
"When someone uses one of these cards at a local store, it's very likely they'll be topping it up to buy something that's worth more than $50," he said.
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