Main Street Bath brings back sweet promotion

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:45am

Things will be buzzing in downtown Bath this February and March as Main Street Bath’s annual Be Bath, Buy Bath promotion returns. Over forty businesses in the city downtown are participating in a program that will give shoppers an opportunity to win Gift of Bath gift certificates each week.

“Customers need only make a purchase at each of four different stores or restaurants to qualify to win,” said Camille Kauffunger of Main Street Bath, “and they may enter as many times as they like during the promotion. We will be drawing two gift certificate winners each week: one for $75 and one for $25.”

To take part, people will visit a participating business and request a “Be Bath, Buy Bath” card. When they make a purchase, they will receive a stamp on their card. They must get stamps from three more businesses to complete the card, which can then be deposited in the red box near City Hall.

“I call it Bee Bath Buy Bath,” said kitchenware retailer, Mike Fear of Now You’re Cooking, “because our customers are like bees pollinating our downtown stores. Plus, we’d like our downtown to be a hive of activity during a quieter time of year.”

The promotion, which began in 2016 thanks to an anonymous grant from a downtown business owner, began Feb. 1 and wrap up on April 1.

“We expect the program to be more successful this year with even more participating businesses,” said Tamara Lilly, chair of the Main Street Bath Promotions Committee. “It’s great to see so many people shopping locally.”

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