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$30,000 to be won

David Lee March 16, 2016
DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN… Now is your chance to win a share in $30,000 with the 2016 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway kicking off. Photos: Alicia Niglia.

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN… Now is your chance to win a share in $30,000 with the 2016 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway kicking off. Photos: Alicia Niglia.

The 2016 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway now on

NOW is your chance to win a share in $30,000 simply by shopping local, as Shepparton’s own largest shopping promotion returns for 2016. The 2016 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway is going to be bigger and better than ever, with not only more local businesses participating, meaning more chances to enter, but the biggest change is the total amount to be won has increased from $25,000 to $30,000.

With the largest shopping promotion in Victoria and possibly regional Australia now underway in Shepparton, the race is on to see which 20 lucky shoppers and one lucky employee will have the chance to walk away with their share of the 2016 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway, and the best part is, they will be doing it all while supporting local businesses.

More than 150 participating businesses right across the city will be providing the opportunity for shoppers who spend a minimum of $10 in-store over the coming six weeks, with the chance to enter the grand giveaway. Each week, three lucky shoppers will be announced as the winners of a GMCU debit card valued at $1,000, with each weekly entry going in the draw to win the major prize of a GMCU debit card valued at $5,000 and a holiday voucher valued at $5,000 at the end of the promotion. Four lucky shoppers will also be drawn at the end of the promotion and walk away as $1,000 GMCU debit card consolation prize winners and one lucky employee from a participating business will also walk away with a $1,000 GMCU debit card.

The Adviser managing director, Geoff Adams said, “It’s not every day you get a chance to win a share in $30,000 just for shopping and there are many new additions to look forward to during this year’s promotion.

“The 2016 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway is all about encouraging shopping locally, and we all know just how important that is for the whole community.

“Now being in our 13th year, we have seen such a positive response coming from local businesses and members of the community.

“Last year we had a huge 68,522 entries and we are looking at even more people getting in for their chance to win this year.

“We know that the entire community will once again embrace the giveaway competition and support our local businesses.

“Our participating businesses include everything from mainstream retailers, jewellers, supermarkets, specialty stores, bedding, whitegoods, food outlets, tyres, fashion, furniture, toys, shoes, phones, flooring, mowers, manchester, books, giftware, computers, automotive, hardware, camping, shooting, fishing and much more, so keep an eye out for the 2016 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway posters, entry forms and entry boxes located all across the city.

“While employees and owners of participating businesses are not eligible to enter themselves at their own businesses, but can enter at other businesses, we once again have the ‘employee participation categories,’ where $500 each is awarded to the business with the largest number of entries during the six week period, we are again awarding $500 to three businesses under the employee categories of ‘1-4 employees’, ‘5-15 employees’ and ‘16 employees or more.’

“Also as a first, we will be giving the grand prize winner a $5,000 holiday voucher from Lyn McNaught Travel as well as a $5,000 GMCU debit card.

The Adviser is proud to be working alongside GMCU and Love it Local to be offering this important promotion to the community and to help locals support their local businesses.”

The competition is now officially underway with the grand $10,000 prize draw to be announced on May 4.

Refer to the back page of the special feature inside for the full list of participating businesses and inside the feature for details on how to enter.