Hey, Mercury readers, it’s time you had a little fun. And maybe a lot of money.
The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday will launch its first-ever BINGO contest. The top prize: $500.
Here’s how it works:
• Inserted in the paper of Sunday, April 6, you will find a unique BINGO card, with a combination of letters and numbers. All subscribers and customers who buy individual copies of the paper will get a card.
• Prior to the publication of every edition of The Manhattan Mercury, a member of the newspaper’s staff will draw a letter-number combination – say, B-4 or O-69—at random.
• In every edition of the paper starting next Monday, you’ll find that letter-number combination published in an advertisement inside the newspaper.
• If that letter-number combination appears on your card, you can cut out the number from the newspaper and attach it (glue or tape) to your card.
• Prizes will be awarded to the first person with a straight, diagonal and vertical BINGO. Contestants will need to bring their cards to The Mercury office during working hours for verification. (Make sure the free space in the middle of the card remains visible because it contains a unique identifying number for your card.)
• The grand prize of $500 will be awarded to the first person to bring in a card that’s entirely blacked-out with numbers that have been drawn in the contest.
Participants may play the game without purchasing the newspaper. A limited supply of cards will be available at The Mercury office starting Monday, April 7 for those who did not buy the Sunday paper.
The cards are also available at Manhattan Town Center.
Also, the numbers drawn in the BINGO game after that will be available for free at The Mercury office for one week after publication.
Participants have to cut out the numbers from the actual newspaper or obtained from The Mercury office; no photocopied versions will be accepted. Subscribers who receive only the electronic edition of The Mercury need to contact the paper to make special arrangements to participate.
Employees and family members of The Mercury are not eligible to play.