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2/2/2021 - Play Local Local BINGO this February!

It’s “game-on” to help bring even more love to our small businesses this February!  Together with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and more than 45 local businesses, the Town of Fairfield’s Department of Community & Economic Development is pleased to launch Love Local BINGO. 

LOVE LOCAL BINGO is easy to play!  To take part, download your BINGO game boards at ExperienceFairfieldCT.org/Bingo or pick up a game board at participating Fairfield restaurants or stores. You may choose to play either or both cards.  Visit and make a purchase at one of the participating Fairfield business establishments during the month of February to make BINGO.  Keep your receipts.  Once you have BINGO, take and upload a picture of your winning game card and your receipts via the link at ExperienceFairfieldCT.org/Bingo and complete the on-line entry form for a chance to win great prizes. 

One winner from each board will be chosen at random from among all qualified entries to win a $250 Shop Fairfield Love Local Community eGift Card.  Other prizes will be awarded similarly from among all qualified entries submitted by the deadline of March 5th.  Enter as many times as you like to increase your chances to win, but only one winner per household.  A list of participating businesses and complete contest rules are posted at ExperienceFairfieldCT.org/BINGO

Cross off a box each time you place an order/shop/dine local. Take-out, food delivery, in store as well as online shopping receipts are fair game.  Gift card purchases count too!  Contestants may also elect to drop off or mail their game board, receipts, along with their name, e-mail address and phone number to: Love Local BINGO, c/o Fairfield Community & Economic Development, 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.  All entries must be received by Friday, March 5th, in order for a chance to win.  Contest winners will be announced the week of March 8th.  All winners will be notified via e-mail.

“This has been a year unlike any other, and we know that many of our small businesses continue to be hard hit by the pandemic,” stated Community & Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart.  “We’ve worked with our restauranteurs to expand outdoor dining options, and worked with the Fairfield Chamber to launch and promote the Fairfield Community eGift Card program, but we wanted to do more to support our many small businesses that help make Fairfield what it is. BINGO is a great game for all ages to play and we have made it super easy to enter for a chance to win some terrific prizes.” Barnhart continued.  

Beverly Balaz, President of the Chamber, stated:  “LOVE LOCAL BINGO dovetails perfectly with the current Love Local Fairfield Community eGift Card program, especially as we move into the month of February.   It’s a fun and different way to keep the public engaged, as we continue to creatively support our local businesses. To date, the community has purchased over $44,000 in eGift cards.  Together, these two programs nicely complement each other, strengthening our dedicated support from the Town and Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.” 

First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick added, “I’m proud of the new ideas the Chamber of Commerce and our Economic Development Department continue to pursue to find creative ways to support our local businesses. The BINGO cards are a fun way to encourage local shopping and I look forward to participating.”

For more information, a list of participating restaurants and shops, bingo game boards as well as complete contest rules, visit ExperienceFairfieldCT.org/BINGO.