Shop Local, Shop Kearney – Over $800 Value in Giveaways! (Winners Announced!)

Shop Local, Shop Kearney - Over $800 Value in Giveaways!
Written by Leslie Means

*This contest is now over.  Here are the winners!*

All winners – please e-mail Leslie Means at [email protected] by December 16th and we’ll send details to you.  

  • Bruce Furniture Clock:  Judy Peterson
  • Deja Vu Fashion:  A custom EdithJoi hoodie. Valued at $55.00 – Michelle Ebert Hajny
  • Hilltop Mall:  Two $50 mall gift cards – Dana Killough and Angelica Vazquez
  • Shopping Tripps:  $75 gift card – Becky Mousel
  • Look What’s Cookin’: $50 giftcard – Nicole Pennock
  • LIPS:  The choice of either 100 Holiday greeting cards w/Envelopes custom designed, or 500 business cards.  $50 value – Tracy Hemmer Lacy
  • Divas:  “Singing Candles” It’s a battery-operated candle that has a speaker in it that you can hook your phone or other Bluetooth device and play music on it.  – Kaili Larson
  • Bow & Arrow:  Nebraska Hoodie valued at $62.95 – Annette Axmann
  • Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear:  $50 gift certificate – Amy Bivona
  •  Free painting event to be shared with 2 of her girlfriends.   Value of $130.00: – Michelle Cole



It’s time, my friends, to get back into the shopping mood!  We’re back at it this year, highlighting 10 local businesses in our view in our second annual Shop Local, Shop Kearney campaign with The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce.

Here’s how this works.

From now through December 14, we’ll be talking about 10 different businesses in our view. You’ll hear about each business, specials they have happening for the holidays and items they plan to giveaway!  All month long, you can enter into this giveaway and you’ll have extra opportunities throughout the coming weeks to enter on social media.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  Either tell us what you’d like to win, or why you like to shop local in your community!  Then be watching in the next few weeks for extra chances to enter on social media!  All names will be entered into a drawing.  We will choose 10 winners at random.  Contest ends on Sunday, December 11th at 11:59 p.m. central standard time.  We will announce the winners on Monday, December 12th on this post and on social media.  

Good luck and remember to shop in your community this holiday season!  

The 10 participating businesses are:

Bruce Furnitureclock

Deja Vu Fashion

Hilltop Mall

  • Giveaway:  Two $50 mall gift cards
  • Extra chance to win on Facebook.  
  • Learn more about the Hilltop Mall

Shopping Tripps

Look What’s Cookin

Lips Printing Service

  • Giveaway:  The choice of either 100 Holiday greeting cards w/Envelopes custom designed, or 500 business cards.  $50 value
  • Extra chance to win on Facebook here.  
  • Learn more about Lips Printing Service

Divas Floral Shop and Boutique

Bow & Arrow Boutiquesweartshirt1

Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear

The Rustic Patch

  • Giveaway:  Free painting event to be shared with 2 of her girlfriends.   Value of $130.00.  
  • Extra chance to win on Facebook.
  • Learn more about The Rustic Patch

About the author

Leslie Means

Leslie is the co-founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well.

She is married to a very patient man. Together they have two pretty fantastic little girls ages 8 and 6 and one little dude born March 2017!

When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.


  • Wow, I’m the first comment?? There are so many great offers, it’s hard to choose. I’d use the Look What’s Cookin’ card to buy presents for family.

  • I love the local shops in Kearney! I just went to the holiday open house and saw so many unique things in Kearney’s stores. I would be lucky to win! Thank you for the chance.

  • This is awesome! As a small business owner, I shop local to support other business owners and their dream of owning a business. Kearney has so many great local businesses!

  • I love shopping local! All of our local businesses in Kearney are great! Christmas shopping is more fun with the local business options! Look Whats cooking, Diva’s, or Rusitc Patch would all be great!

  • I like to sho locally because I have friends who sell items locally (and own local businesses) and it only makes sense to support them!
    I would be so excited to win that clock. I have been looking for one for my wall and that one is perfect!

  • I love the Hilltop Mall!! I like supporting local businesses and appreciate the customer service with a hometown feel that they offer.

  • I love all the businesses but if in a perfect world, I could pick which giveaway I would love to win, it would be the Rustic Patch. I have always wanted to do a painting party with some friends!!!