Exceptional Business


Win a $500 gift card to your favorite local business

Join us in expressing gratitude to our local businesses. Tell us about your favorite and you could win a $500 gift card.

At Peoples Bank, we celebrate the local businesses that serve and support our communities each and every day. Now we want to hear from you. Show your support by tagging your favorite local business in a comment on our #ExceptionalBusiness Facebook post. We will select one business by random drawing and buy a $500 gift card. If you tagged the winning business, you could receive the gift card!*

Click here to enter on our Facebook page

Contest Details

A list of all businesses that are submitted in the contest post comments will be compiled and a random drawing held to select a winner. The bank will purchase a gift card or gift certificate in the amount of $500 from that business. The person who submitted the winning business will receive the gift. In the event of multiple submissions of the same business, a random drawing will be held to determine the recipient.

The bank reserves the right to make the award in an alternative format if the winning business does not offer gift cards or gift certificates. The winning business must have its headquarters located in one of the following North Carolina counties that are within our market footprint: Catawba, Alexander, Lincoln, Iredell, Mecklenburg or Wake. Contest ends on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Winner will be announced on Monday, November 21, 2022 by 5:00pm.*


  1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who post a comment on the campaign post on Peoples Bank Facebook page at https://facebook.com/peoplesbanknc and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the state of North Carolina, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Peoples Bank, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Peoples Bank as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. EST and ending Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST. All comments must be posted by Sunday, Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting a comment that includes the name of an existing local business with its headquarters located within the following North Carolina counties: Catawba, Alexander, Lincoln, Iredell, Mecklenburg or Wake on the campaign post located at https://facebook.com/peoplesbanknc. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Peoples Bank. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Peoples Bank.
  5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a gift card from the local business chosen by random drawing in the amount of $500. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Peoples Bank. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Peoples Bank to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by random drawing under the supervision of Peoples Bank. Winner will be notified by direct message within the Facebook platform within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Peoples Bank shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 10 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT PEOPLES BANK‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Peoples Bank, anyone acting on behalf of Peoples Bank, and Peoples Bank’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Peoples Bank. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Peoples Bank from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Peoples Bank may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  9. Terms & Conditions: Peoples Bank reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Peoples Bank’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Peoples Bank may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Peoples Bank has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by a Contestant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Peoples Bank reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Peoples Bank and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such Contestant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any entry or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Campaign; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Campaign or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS CAMPAIGN IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, Contestant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in the state of North Carolina having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall Contestant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Contestant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Peoples Bank website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here: https://peoplesbanknc.com/about/account-disclosures/privacy-policy/.  
  13. Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Peoples Bank, P.O. Box 467, Newton, NC 28658, USA. Requests must be received no later than November 30, 2022.
  14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Peoples Bank, 518 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, USA.
  15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Facebook is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
  16. By submitting a comment on the campaign post on the Peoples Bank Facebook page, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.