Torrevieja, Everything Much Closer

The odds might be against you winning a Euro Millions, but then again, if you won you’d be faced with moving home, bullet proofed cars and bodyguards. Such is the price of fame and riches! Offering better odds and a bit of fun, is a new initiative for Torrevieja’s shoppers called “Torrevieja, Todo + Cerca” (“Torrevieja, Everything Much Closer”) which offers shoppers an opportunity to enter a draw to win one or more prizes of €1,200.

The Torrevieja City Council have signed a marketing agreement with APYMECO, the Association of Small and Medium Business plus various stores throughout the city to promote commercial activity from November and over the festive period until January 5th, just in time for the arrival of the Three Kings. Up for grabs is entry into a a raffle consisting of twelve gift prizes, donated by partner establishments.Participating is easy; just ask for your ballot in any of the participating stores, cafes or restaurants; fill in your data and deposit it in any of the polling boxes which are located at the Ozone, Carrefour, Habaneras , at the fairgrounds or establishment members of Apymeco: In any of the associated businesses. On January 12, 2013 all ballots will be collected and deposited in a huge ‘urn’. The draw will be held in the Constitution Square at 6:00pm .

As part of the promotion, you can park for free for an hour, during business hours, in the streets: Ramón Gallúd, Bazán, Orihuela, Rambla Juan Mateo and Paseo de la libertad, so you can make your purchases quickly and conveniently.You can also choose to leave your car at any of the seven car parks located throughout the town totaling over 2,000 spaces. A ballot ticket will be drawn for each of the ten prizes. The prize winner will be announced and if they are not in the square, the organisers will attempt to contact them three times. If winners do not answer, the prize will be drawn for again, and the process repeated until a winner is found. Complete information can be obtained by visiting the website Good luck and Happy Christmas!