In January, we partnered with Handy TV to give away a large-screen smart television. In February, we partnered with Sons Super Market to give away $1,000 in groceries.
These promotions generated excitement and new subscribers to bolster our readership family. They also provided us with opportunities to show our loyal advertisers how much we appreciate their business.
But along the way, I have offended some of our long-time customers. I have received a handful of phone calls and emails from loyal subscribers asking that they, too, be able to participate in the drawings.
And I agree.
Therefore, this month I am opening the promotion to all persons that subscribe for the first time or extend their current subscriptions by a minimum of three months.
A 3-month subscription ($31.50) earns you one entry in the drawing April 30 for a new Stihl string trimmer, Stihl chain saw and Snapper lawn mower from our friends Spence and Debbie Tuggle of Curry True Value. Or, earn two entries with a six-month subscription ($63) or four entries with a 12-month subscription ($126).
Just fill out the subscription form featured daily in our promotional advertising and you’ll have a chance to win!
If you are a current subscriber and receive a blue renewal notice this month and you send in your payment for at least three months, then you will automatically be entered into the drawing.
If you are a current subscriber but do not receive a blue renewal notice this month, you may still enter the drawing by submitting the SUBSCRIPTION FORM in the promotional ad and extending your subscription by at least three months.
Now, everyone who wants a chance to win a valuable prize may choose to do so. And there will be more giveaway drawings in coming months.
We published our seventh issue of Walker Magazine this month and it continues to amaze me how many great stories are generated from Walker County’s best attribute – its people.
The spring issue focuses primarily on the coal industry and its impact on Walker County. It’s a theme near and dear to my heart since I grew up a son of an underground coal miner in the coalfields of southern West Virginia.
I applaud the DME employees who put in extra time to ensure Walker Magazine remains a quality and credible niche publication for our community.
Jack McNeely is the publisher of the Daily Mountain Eagle and can be contacted by phone at 205-221-2840 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.