Lowcountry Local First announces Willy Wonka-esque golden ticket contest


So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.

Move over Willy Wonka, Lowcountry Local First is offering their own version of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’s Golden Ticket Contest. For Buy Local Month, Nov. 15 – Dec. 15, 44 local retailers will be selling Sea is for Caramel Sweeteeth Chocolates. Buy the right chocolate bar and you might find a golden ticket worth one of three prizes:

Golden Ticket #1: FOR THE HOME TICKET
$500 shopping spree to GDC Home
Queen/ Full Ansonborough Mattress Set from Charleston Mattress Company
3-foot reclaimed wooden bench from Landrum Tables
Henckels forged 8pc knife block set from Coastal Cupboard

Golden Ticket #2: KING STREET STAYCATION & SHOPPING SPREE TICKET
Two night stay at Francis Marion Hotel
$500 shopping spree to MOSA Boutique
$500 shopping spree at Wonder Works Toy Store
Dinner for two at Swamp Fox Restaurant
Lunch for two at Verde on King Street
Breakfast for two at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Golden Ticket #3: EAST BAY STAYCATION & SHOPPING SPREE TICKET
Two night stay at Vendue Inn
$500 shopping spree to Croghan’s Jewel Box
$250 shopping spree to M. Dumas & Sons
Dinner for two at Minero Restaurant
Lunch for two at Ted’s Butcherblock
Breakfast for two at Hominy Grill

The contest is LLF’s annual effort to encourage shoppers to spend their dollars at local retailers. Each chocolate bar costs $6 and bar proceeds — .50 cents sold in stores, $1 sold at EVO, and $3 from the bars sold at the organization’s Block Party — will go to support LLF.

LLF’s Block Party, featuring local artisans, food trucks, music, and libations, will be held at 1630 Meeting St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 21. General admission is $10 and kids are free. To purchase tickets, click here

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