Red tickets benefit shoppers and businesses

With the holiday season fast approaching, shoppers perusing the quaint shops in Coupeville could see an unexpected windfall if they are lucky. The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association’s Red Ticket promotion started Oct. 10 during Coupeville’s Harvest Fest and continues through Dec. 20.

With the holiday season fast approaching, shoppers perusing the quaint shops in Coupeville could see an unexpected windfall if they are lucky.

The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association’s Red Ticket promotion started Oct. 10 during Coupeville’s Harvest Fest and continues through Dec. 20.

Folks who spend $20 at the 30 or so businesses participating in this year’s promotion will receive a red ticket that will be entered in a drawing to win $1,000.

“It got people excited about shopping in Coupeville,” said Beth Graves, Bayleaf owner who is coordinating the promotion for the Waterfront Association. She didn’t know how many tickets were doled out last year, but Bayleaf gave out approximately 2,000.

She said the 30 businesses participating is an increase over last year. They include A Touch of Dutch, Anchorage Inn, Aqua Gifts, Back to the Island, Bayleaf, Beyond the Sea, Captain Jack’s, Christopher’s on Whidbey, Collections Boutique, Coupeville Auto Repair, Elkhorn Trading Co., Fabric Chicks, Genesis Hair and Tanning, Harbor Gift & Kayak Rental, Hunter Art Studio, Front Street Realty, Kapaw’s Iskreme, Kitchen Pantry, Kim’s Cafe, Knead and Feed Retail, Local Grown, Mosquito Fleet Chili, One More Thing!, Oystercatcher Restaurant, Penn Cove Gallery, Sea Side Salon and Spa, Tea and Treasure, The Blue Heron Gallery, The Coupeville Inn, The Honey Bear, The Kingfisher, Toby’s Tavern and Windjammer Gallery

A drawing will take place Sunday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. at the doorsteps of the Island County Museum at the intersection of Front and Alexander streets in downtown Coupeville.

Graves said 300 people braved a snowstorm last year to witness the drawing.

More in Business

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

The newest addition to Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies may have… Continue reading

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf

I’m always intrigued by the fascinating, sometimes convoluted stories of how people… Continue reading

Dolls of historical figures are available at Purple Moon.
Whidbey offers unique gift ideas

Shoppers looking for gifts beyond the usual online and big-box options have… Continue reading

Restaurant owners see wharf location as a plus

If Damien and Tiffany Cortez could only say one thing about their… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor chamber director not content to ride others’ coattails

The former “poster child” for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is… Continue reading

Pet rehab: Dogs in ‘doggles,’ cats get post-surgery care

For dog and cat owners, seeing their loyal companions endure aches and… Continue reading

Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street

A drop of blue spreads rapidly across the still water, growing and… Continue reading

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

Rain Puddles Kids Boutique has a variety of items for ages up to 5

New take on thrift

‘Storage wars of Whidbey Island’ leads to unique store

Kingsview opens Coupeville office

Kingsview Asset Management recently opened the doors to its new office and… Continue reading

Local brewer taps into neighboring market

Big plans are a-brewing at one Coupeville-based business. Penn Cove Brewing Co.… Continue reading

After 30 years, Whidbey Coffee is strong as ever

Whidbey Coffee’s story began with chicken fajitas at a small community festival.… Continue reading