Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does the program work?

Simply make a purchase of goods or services between March 1 and March 30 at a Cohase Chamber of Commerce Member Business and save your receipt or proof of purchase.  Each receipt qualifies you for another entry into the contest.  The purchase can be for any amount but each receipt submitted must be from a different member business.  PLEASE NOTE:  Most of the national chains are not members of the Chamber including Shaw’s, Hannaford’s, Wal-Mart, Ocean State Job Lot, etc.  Please check our business directory to assure your receipts are from member businesses.

Enter as many times as you like as long as each receipt submitted represents a different member business.  Remember, the business must be a member of the Cohase Chamber of Commerce to qualify!  Ask the business or check out Business Directory to be sure!

Submit your receipts along with your name,  email address and/or phone number to the Chamber to be entered into the contest no later than March 30, 2019.  Mailed receipts must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2019.

Receipts or copies/images of receipts can be sent to us in any of the following ways:

  • Text them to (802) 518-0030
  • Email them to
  • Mail them to Cohase Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 35, Wells River, VT  05081
  • Upload them using the form at the right hand side of this screen

A $100 winner of “Cohase Cash” will be drawn on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  Its easy and fun!  All kinds of purchases qualify!

Sample valid receipts include received at the following types of member businesses:

  • Retail stores, markets and farmstands
  • Restaurants and other food service providers
  • Gasoline purchases at Aldrich Store and Wing’s Market
  • Home heating oil and propane purchases
  • Utility payments such as cable, internet and electricity
  • ATM receipts from member banks
  • Gym memberships, yoga and fitness classes
  • Medical/Dental visits at participating health care providers or Cottage Hospital
  • Visits to, services provided by or products purchased at participating veterinarians
  • Donations to or membership fees for member non-profit organizations
  • Tickets to events sponsored by Court Street Arts, Old Church Theater or other member organizations
  • Farm product purchases or CSA memberships
  • Accommodations at hotels, inns, campgrounds and other participating accommodation providers
  • Fees for day/overnight camps for kids
  • Advertising fees paid to member media members including newspapers and radio advertising
  • Service fees paid to contractors, electricians, lawyers, alarm companies, WEB developers, financial services, realty services or any other member service provider
  • Product purchases of products from member businesses even if purchase was made at a non-member business (e.g. Hatchland Farm products, Upper Valley Coffee Roasters coffee, Blythedale Farm cheese, Red Kite Candy, etc.)  Note:  receipt  must indicate product purchased.

No purchase necessary to enter the contest.   If you wish to enter without making a purchase, please see the topic “Can I Enter Without Making A Purchase?”

What does $100 in “Cohase Cash” mean?

“Cohase Cash” refers to our intention for the winnings to be spent at businesses who belong to the Cohase Chamber of Commerce.  The winnings can be spent at any current member Chamber businesses.  The winner will need to notify the Chamber of where they would like to spend their winnings.  The Chamber will then supply the winner with gift card(s)/certificate(s)  from the business(es) and/or provide an account credit for the individual at the designated business(es).   Winners may choose to split the winnings among as many as many as four businesses or simply choose to redeem it at one business.

Other than retail businesses, what other businesses qualify?

Any member business or organization qualifies!  In addition to standard retail establishments, service businesses, banks, non-profit organizations and medical facilities qualify. Any member where you have transacted business is acceptable.  Some examples of qualifying purchases include (but are not limited) to the following:

  • Gasoline purchases
  • Oil or propane purchases
  • Insurance premiums
  • Gym membership payments
  • Meals at restaurants
  • Bank Transactions (proof of banking services such as an ATM receipt are acceptable)
  • Donations to non-profit organizations
  • Payments for medical services
  • Business services such as WEB design, computer support, financial services, legal services, etc.
  • Advertising services in local media
  • Equipment rental
  • Transit services
  • Car repair or maintenance services
  • Farm Co-Op or Farm Share Payments
  • Event ticket purchases
  • Real estate purchases
  • Vehicle purchases

How do I verify if a business is a member of the Chamber?

You must verify that the Chamber is a member by going to our WEB site at and clicking the Business Directory menu item at the top of the page.  Alternatively, you can go directly to the member listing page at our WEB site by clicking here.

The listing is continually updated as new members join.  Members will not be removed from the listing after the start of the contest.  Please note that businesses who were previously members do not qualify and the display of the Cohase Chamber sticker/cling at a business location does not guaranty the business is a current member in good standing.

If you have any doubts, you can always email us at or call us at (802) 518-0030.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter as many times as you like as long as additional entries represent different member businesses than prior submission(s.)  Only one receipt per business is acceptable per person per contest. Multiple people also cannot submit the same receipt.

I am concerned with my privacy? What needs to be on the receipt to qualify?

The receipt or proof of purchase only needs to include the following information:

  • The name of the business (Business must be a current Chamber member)
  • The date of purchase (Date of purchase must be
  • The amount of the purchase or transaction

Copies of checks or credit card receipts are acceptable as long as they show the information listed above.

If you wish to black out any identifying information, you are welcome to do so.

Will you running the program again?

We plan to continue the program on a quarterly basis as long as we have adequate participation.  The actual dates of the contest may vary by quarter.

Why are you running this contest?

The contest is primarily intended to increase awareness of local member businesses as well as to reward people who choose to shop locally.  We also want to recognize those businesses who are members of the Cohase Chamber of Commerce and encourage businesses who may not be members to join the Chamber.  We also wish to encourage traffic to our WEB site and to increase access to our online Business Directory.

Can In Enter Without Making a Purchase?

Yes.  If you wish to enter without making a purchase, please provide a listing of five area businesses you like and provide 5-6 sentences describing what you find special about each of these businesses.  You may enter multiple times as long as each entry represents five different businesses than prior submissions.

Win $100* for doing business locally!