Andy bucks starts today

Published 12:13 am Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Shoppers have chance to win $1K each month

Shoppers and diners who spend at least $10 with any one of 20 participating restaurants or merchants today will get a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree next month.

It’s all a part of Andy Bucks, a campaign designed to encourage area residents to shop at home and to entice people from the region to shop here.


Kimberly Jacobs, who is coordinating the Andy Bucks program for the city, puts a sign up on the Square yesterday reminding shoppers they now have a chance to win.


Originally slated to begin Sept. 1, the program was delayed by a technical glitch and reset to begin today. Shoppers will receive a numbered ticket for every $10 they spend with participants. If they spend $100, they’ll get 10 tickets.

At the first council meeting of each month, beginning in November, a winning number will be drawn. The person holding that ticket will have 30 days to claim $1,000 in “Andy Bucks,” or ten $100 gift certificates redeemable with participating merchants.

Those merchants have committed $50 per month for a year to fund the prizes, and the City of Andalusia is providing the organizational and promotional support.

Participants include Ansley Place, Barrow’s Furniture, Beef O’Brady’s, Brooks Hardware, Christopher’s, Darby’s, David’s Catfish, Delta Lighting, Andalusia Farmer’s Co-Op, Harold’s Furniture, Ireland Trailer, Lee’s Samauri, Mary Kay Consultants, Pale Moon Yarns, Singer’s, Sporting Lifestyles, Two Guys Pies, Walker Business, Ward & Co., and Yo’ Cravin.