Here at Des Moines is NOT boring, we love to promote locally owned businesses. So when we heard about a fun new way to support local businesses while earning the chance to win a fabulous trip to Cabo San Lucas, we decided our readers needed to know about it.
“Local Bingo” is the brainchild of the folks over at Urban515 and KCCI, news channel 8. You know KCCI and you may have heard of Urban515. They are a locally-owned business that created the Urban Card, a local loyalty discount card that provides year-round savings at over 40 different local businesses.
The free contest is easy and you don’t have to go to a bingo hall to play. Starting August 3rd through September 30th, you can print out a “local bingo” card at www.urban515.com, pick one up at any participating Dahl’s grocery store or at any of the participating local businesses.
Now you remember how to play bingo, right? Check out your card and visit the local businesses detailed on the card. Visit the local businesses and request a stamp for your card. Get a bingo by having five squares in a row stamped (horizontal, diagonal, or vertical, as well as four corners and the center square.) Mail in your bingo card to Urban515 and get entered to win the Grand Prize: a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas Pueblo Bonito Sunset Resort and Spa. No purchase is necessary but doesn’t the idea of grabbing a coffee or a burger with your bingo stamp sound like a nice way to support our beautiful community?
That’s why we love this idea and this contest. It’s all about motivating people to get out in the community and meet some of our great business owners and experience all they have to offer. All while possibly earning a chance to win an amazing vacation. How can you go wrong?
The Grand Prize to Cabo isn’t the only prize you can win. Players can also win a host of weekly prizes that include foodie packages from local restaurants, sweets packages from local bakeries and even golf. Getting in the running to win the weekly prizes is easy too. Just take a photo of yourself with your local bingo card at any of the participating local businesses, upload your photo to Facebook and “like” Urban515. Tag Urban515 in your photo and watch each Wednesday for the next weekly winner.
So get out there readers and experience our community the way you always do. And if you’re up for it, grab a bingo card and play. You could be sitting on a beach in Cabo San Lucas this winter thanking your lucky bingo stars.