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Discounts and 80th Anniversary Gift Card Drawing Highlight Black Friday Sale at Virginia ABC Stores

November 14, 2014

News Release Contact:

Kathleen Shaw - (804) 213-4640
Email: pubrel@abc.virginia.gov

Discounts and 80th Anniversary Gift Card Drawing Highlight Black Friday Sale at Virginia ABC Stores

  • 10% discount off purchases totaling $50 or more (pretax)
  • Virginia ABC celebrates its 80th anniversary by offering 80 customers the chance to win an $80 gift card
  • Registration for the drawing is one day only: Black Friday

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will join other retailers by offering discounted prices on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season.

On Friday, Nov. 28, only, all stores will offer 10 percent off any purchase totaling $50 or more (pretax) with lottery and gift cards excluded. The discount applies to regular sales and does not apply to licensee purchases.

In addition, as part of the agency’s 80th anniversary celebration, Virginia ABC will offer a one-day opportunity to register for a special gift card drawing. On Dec. 17, 80 lucky winners will be selected in a drawing from those registered on Black Friday, and each will receive an $80 gift card redeemable at any of Virginia ABC’s 350 stores statewide. A purchase is not required to register for the gift card drawing.

”This is a unique opportunity for our retail customers to celebrate our anniversary with us,” Virginia ABC Chairman Jeff Painter said. “And for individuals interested in trading up to more premium brands, stocking up for holiday parties or getting gifts for friends, family and coworkers, Black Friday is a great time to purchase quality items at reduced prices.”

No product will be excluded from the 10 percent discount. Shoppers spending the minimum $50 will receive the discount on everything from miniatures, which make great stocking stuffers, to top-shelf specialty items. During the holiday season, Virginia ABC stocks gift sets from a variety of vendors that offer shoppers additional gifting opportunities.

“ABC encourages Virginians to drink responsibly. As the holiday season approaches, we should be especially mindful of the safe consumption of all alcoholic beverages,” Painter said.

A searchable list of Virginia ABC stores can be found at https://www.abc.virginia.gov/about/find-a-store.

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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 350 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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  • Discounts and 80th Anniversary Gift Card Drawing Highlight Black Friday Sale at Virginia ABC Stores