The Neligh Chamber of Commerce has found a new fun way to encourage local spending this holiday season, but it's not just for retail businesses. This program rewards people for using local service businesses as well.
The Chamber Business Bingo kicked off Monday and will run through Dec. 23. Every receipt for $20 or more spent at a Chamber business is worth a spot on a bingo card.
Assistant Economic Development Director Lauren Sheridan-Simonsen said bingo cards are available at various businesses throughout town, as well as the Chamber office along Highway 275 near the entrance to Riverside Park.
Receipts should be taken to the Chamber office, where they will be validated. Participants will then draw for their space. She said $100 will be given away every week with a $1,000 grand prize drawing on Dec. 23.
She said everything from city water bills and chiropractor receipts to haircuts and prescriptions are eligible as long as there is a receipt for at least $20 and the businesses is a Chamber member.