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'Shop Local' Holiday Season Push Gets a Boost on Small Business Saturday

Nov. 26 promotion features $25 incentive from American Express to 'shop small.'

This seasonal greeting comes from hometown merchants: Don't be in thrall to the mall.

They're spreading the word via social media and window signs with help from American Express, organizer of the second annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. The credit card issuer promotes a nationwide "day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends," it explains online. "We’re asking millions of Americans to 'shop small' at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge."

The firm puts money where its promotion is by offering a one-time $25 rebate to shoppers spending at least $25 at a small business after registering their credit card here. Any non-franchised, locally owned shop qualifies if it accepts American Express.  

That covers lots of boutiques, bakers and basket-makers throughout the area.

Businesses you can frequent in support of the movement in Hartland include:

Hobbies

Salons, spas

Toys, children stores

Home decor

 Clothing, accessories retailers

Tammy Chinn November 23, 2011 at 03:05 PM
I will be ordering pizza from the gas station on Clyde road at the gas station...yummy!!
Tammy Chinn November 23, 2011 at 03:07 PM
Wow..I was so excited about ordering from them, I mentioned gas station twice...nice..

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