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PHOENIX, AZ – Let’s rally around small businesses during light rail construction along 19th Avenue! Valley residents can enjoy the benefits of shopping local through METRO Max Rewards. METRO Max is a discounts program that offers deals for shopping at businesses along the future light rail line on 19th Avenue between Dunlap and Bethany Home. Cardholders have access to BOGO deals, discounts and special social media offers.
On Friday, April 26, Valley Metro will host a METRO Max kick-off celebration with the first ever Shop to Win family night. The community is invited to take part for a chance to win these great prizes:
• iPad mini courtesy of Walmart #2113
• $500 Landis Cyclery gift card (enough to purchase two bicycles)
• Hotel stays from the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and Hotel Palomar Phoenix
• US Airways Center tickets
• One of two $100 JC Penney gift cards
• Transit passes for an entire year
• And more!
Who: Valley Metro and METRO Max businesses along 19th Avenue
What: Shop to Win Night: Check in to receive a METRO Max discount card and a map of participating businesses. Catch a free trolley or walk to as many restaurants and shops as possible before 7:30 p.m. Provide a receipt for each purchase dated April 26 for a raffle ticket and a chance to win prizes. Trolleys run every 15-20 minutes. This is a family-friendly event with light refreshments, music from local radio stations and face painting.
When: Friday, April 26, 4 - 8 p.m. Raffle winners will be drawn at 7:45 p.m.
Where: Northeast corner of 19th Avenue and Northern (Albertson’s parking lot). All participants must check in at this location.
The Northwest Extension will extend light rail northbound on 19th Avenue from Montebello to Dunlap Avenue and is expected to open by-early 2016. For more information, go to valleymetro.org/northwest or contact Carla Kahn, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 602-744-5552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of METRO light rail. In fiscal year 2012, total ridership for the system was 71 million passengers. The first 20-miles of light rail opened December 2008 and served 13.5 million riders in 2012 exceeding the prior year by six percent. Six light rail extensions are under way that will create a 57-mile system by 2032. Valley Metro also offers transit options including commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
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