Post launches ‘Golden Ticket’ contest at select locations

Published 9:33 am Friday, January 16, 2015

AT NEWSDEALER LOCATIONS: The Golden Ticket contest starts Sunday.

AT NEWSDEALER LOCATIONS: The Golden Ticket contest starts Sunday.

The Vicksburg Post, in partnership with its dozen of newsdealer locations throughout Vicksburg and the surrounding area, is launching the Golden Ticket Contest Sunday, Jan. 18.

No, this does not involve Willie Wonka or chocolate, but does involve the chance to win hundreds of dollars.

Beginning Sunday, and for the four following Sundays, every edition of The Vicksburg Post sold inside of our 26 partner locations will contain an individually numbered “Golden Ticket.”

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On the following Wednesday, The Post will announce the winning ticket number in the Wednesday edition, online at and on The Post’s Facebook page. The individual holding that winning ticket will have until noon Friday at noon to redeem the ticket at the newspaper’s office, located at 1601-F N. Frontage Road to win the weekly $100 prize.

Again, these tickets will only be available in the Sunday edition of The Post sold at those businesses that sell The Post.

“We have long since put together promotions and campaigns that have worked to generate additional interest in sales and subscriptions,” Post publisher Tim Reeves said. “But rarely did those promotions solely involve our valued vendors throughout Vicksburg and the surrounding area. This is a small way in showing them we appreciate their partnership, their loyalty for so many years.”

But, for those who do not win one of the five weekly drawings, there is still a chance to win, and win big.

After the final weekly drawing is announced, those who mail back or drop off their “Golden Ticket” to The Post by noon, Friday, Feb. 20 will be entered into the final $500 drawing.

“We are excited to see just how well this works,” Reeves said. “This Golden Ticket might not have a bar of chocolate with it, but it remains extremely valuable.”

For those who choose not to purchase a newspaper at one of the area businesses on Sunday can pick up one “Golden Ticket” at The Post beginning each Wednesday, while supplies last.

For more information, call The Post’s circulation department at 601-636-4545.