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Crystal Lake Offers Local Shopping Contest Through July

Shoppers can win gift certificates for buying local during the summer event.

is offering shoppers the chance to win gift certificates for shopping local this summer.

The I Shop Crystal Lake contest began May 1 and ends July 31. Shoppers who make at least $200 in purchases from Crystal Lake businesses will be eligible for a drawing for I Shop Crystal Lake gift certificates.

Participants must submit an entry form with copies of their receipts totaling at least $200. The drawing will occur Aug. 2. The entry form is attached to this article and is available on the I Shop Crystal Lake website.

The prizes for the summer contest are:

  • One grand prize: $1,000 I Shop Crystal Lake gift certificate
  • Ten second-place prizes: $100 I Shop Crystal Lake gift certificates
  • Twenty third-place prizes: $50 I Shop Crystal Lake gift certificates

I Shop Crystal Lake is a program launched by the city's economic development committee that aims to encourage shopping local. It provides free tools to support local businesses, including a web presence, social networking opportunities and a rewards program.

I Shop Crystal Lake selected winners for its spring gift certificate contest May 2. The winners include residents from Cary, Woodstock, Crystal Lake and other neighboring communities.

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