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“Stamp’n WIN” when you shop in Hove or Portslade this Christmas!

Stamp'n Win

Look out for the “Stamp’n WIN!” posters in your Hove and Portslade shops in the run-up to Christmas – because you could win one of a host of prizes – including a top cash prize of £500! All you need do to take part is pick up your “Stamp’n WIN!” Christmas Shopping Trail Map from Hove Library, participating retailers, Visitor Information Points or from some of the Bus routes into Hove. Then visit any 12 of the shops on the map, get your map stamped by the shop, and then send in or drop off your map to Hove Business Association. There are also 6 red post boxes for completed maps in each of the areas covered by the trail. Your completed map then goes into a prize draw, and you could win one of an array of prizes, including that top prize of £500!

Helping you get ready for Christmas
The whole promotion is being supported by Hove Business Association, who did a similar initiative last year, which was praised by both retailers and shoppers alike. Jill Humphrey, HBA’s chairwoman, says: “The diversity of our Independent Retailers in Hove and Portslade is truly amazing! The whole idea of “Stamp’n WIN!” is to encourage more shoppers to visit these retailers – and I think they’re going to be delighted with the huge range of new and interesting products available in this part of the city which will help them get ready for Christmas!”

Copy of Stamp’n Win map and stamp card!
Participating Retailers
Information Pack for Retailers

Some of the Prizes for Christmas Shopping Trail
£500 Cash
Grasmere Farm Shop – gift voucher
Xpress Beauty – Beauty product and gift voucher for a facial
Forget Me Not Flowers – gift voucher
Phase Photography – £110 gift voucher
MeMe Boutique – £25 gift voucher
Altjeringa – a bespoke scarf
The Crumpetty Tree – gift voucher for lunch for two
James Ross Jeweller – gift voucher
Sweet Treats – Selection of sweets
Brass Monkeys – gift voucher
Fairydust Flowers – gift voucher
Hair- Scene – £26 hair gift voucher
Charlotte’s Web – Kiddimoto balance bike

For more details please contact:
Jill Humphrey – or 07801 295799
Jan Woodjetts – or 07920 004639

Three young local artists draw and win!

Jill and Prizewinners

As a part of “Stamp’n WIN!”, three young local artists have been awarded prizes for their drawings about Christmas. Charlie Pearce (Under 5), Maddy McLeod (Age 9) and Isobel Faller (10 year old), all won prizes in their individual age category, and the overall winner, Isobel Faller, switched on the Christmas Lights at Hove Town Hall!
The Prizes, including a special Certificate for each of the winners, were given out at a ceremony held at Lawrence Art Supplies in Portland Road, where Jill Humphrey, Chair of Hove Business Association, presented each of the winners with their awards. The children’s drawings are now being featured in the posters and graphics for the Stamp’n WIN!” Christmas Shopping Trail.

See all the benefits of shopping at an independent
Many of last year’s retailers are participating again and there are lots more new businesses keen to ‘jump on board’ this year!
Charley Fryatt, from Xpress Beauty Salon, George Street, said: “Last year the Christmas Shopping Challenge was absolutely fantastic, the exposure that it gave to small independent businesses like mine was something that I just don’t have the budget to do on my own”, and Martin Lawrence, of Lawrence Art Supplies, Portland Road, said: “We took part in last year’s Christmas Tree Challenge and we thought it was great. It brought together lots of shopkeepers, it got the public engaged in coming to visit our shops, perhaps even visiting a shop they had never visited before.”

Our next Business Breakfast is kindly sponsored by Quality Solicitors Howlett Clarke
“QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke are Brighton and Hove’s oldest solicitors. We have been looking after the personal and business legal needs of the residents of Brighton, Hove and Sussex for over 240 years. We are a local firm with strong local community links and have offices in both parts of our wonderful city. In Brighton you will find us on Ship Street, whilst in Hove we are on Boundary Road”.

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