If you’ve stopped in to one of several local businesses over the past week or so, you may have noticed a stack of what appear to be bingo cards on the counter.
“What are these, bingo cards?” you might have asked yourself. “How do I play?” or more importantly, “How do I win?” you might have thought.
First of all, you were right. They are bingo cards. To play (or to win), you have to pick up a card, visit five of the listed businesses in a row, and turn in the card to a participating business by Nov. 20 for a chance to win gift cards and other prizes.
The cards were distributed by the Fayetteville Independent Business Alliance (I’m a board member of the organization, FYI) to encourage folks to visit local, independent businesses during the holiday season. They are also part of an event called “Fayetteville Unchained,” a local version of a national event intended to promote awareness of the importance of shopping locally.
A list of places to pick up a bingo card is available at FIBA’s website (or below).
Play some bingo (if you want).
Pick up an Indie Bingo card at…
All Around Storage – 2650 City Lake Rd. (Industrial Park)
Clubhaus Fitness – 612 W. Dickson St.
Dickson Street Bookshop – 325 W. Dickson St.
I.M. Spa – 25 N. Block Ave.
Handheld – A Knitting Gallery – 15 N. Block Ave.
Shine Salon – 557 S. School Ave.
Petra Cafe – 31 E. Center St.
Flora – 7 E. Mountain St.
Handmade – 1504 N College Ave.
Brick House Kitchen – 1079 S. School Ave.
Terra Tots Natural Parenting – 557 S. School Ave.
Corazon – 1 E. Center St.
Nightbird Books – 205 W. Dickson St.
Good Things Boutique – 108 N. Block St.
Ultra Studios – 118 W. South St.
Lizindo Imports, 241 W. Mountain St.
Penguin Ed’s Bar-B-Que – 2773 E. Mission Blvd., 6347 W. Wedington Dr., 230 S. East Ave.
White Lotus Salon & Massage – 4750 E. Mission Blvd.
V.S. Mobley’s General Store – 339 N. West Ave.
Jammin’ Java – 21 W Mountain St, 201 N. Shiloh Dr.
Little Bread Company – 116 N. Block Ave.
Riffraff – 19 S. Block Ave.
Arsaga’s – 401 W. Mountain St., 3215 N. North Hills Blvd., 1852 N. Crossover Rd., 2418 N. Gregg Ave., 1045 W Maple St.
Dark Star Visuals – 106 N. Block Ave.
Something Urban – 643 W. Dickson St.