MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA) and the Springfield Avenue Partnership (SAP) recently launched an "Enter-to-Win" promotion, featuring monthly prize drawings for those joining the MVA and SAP mailing lists.

According to promotion organizers, "each month a lucky winner is drawn from new names and the winner receives a valuable gift certificate generously donated by one of our local merchants."

The most recent prize was a year’s worth of free car washes at Richard’s Service Station, located at 1459 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood. The winner, Ryan Weckesser of Maplewood, was thrilled with his prize and to learn there is a local car wash, stated promotion organizers. "I didn't even know there was a car wash in Maplewood. It turns out Richard's is so close to my house," said Weckesser. " I'm very pleased with my first wash!”

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Since the promotion began in April, gift certificates to Arturo’s Osteria and Pizzeria, The Wine Barrel, Verjus, and the Park Wood Diner have been awarded as monthly prizes. The business districts have added hundreds of new email addresses to their list and plan to continue the promotion through the end of the year.

Julie Doran, manager of the business districts, stated, “receiving our emails are a great way for residents and visitors to Maplewood to keep up with special events, sales, promotions and new business openings. We don’t want folks to miss a thing!”

The next promotional prize is $75 worth of gift cards to Maplewood Ice Cream Parlor, TOP 3 Japanese Fried Chicken and Ice Cream, and Strawberry Fields Frozen Yogurt. To enter, join the MVA and SAP mailing lists at