If waiting in line for hours to shop at a store (that forces its employees to work on Holidays for pay that isn’t enough to afford them a proper meal) is not your thing, then Portland is going to give you so much retail love this weekend. I am thrilled to say I am partnering with two different groups that are both dedicated to showering love & goodies on those who choose to keep their money in local economies.
I am really excited to be a part of the Supportland network of small businesses. I think that I may have been the very first shop to actually be all set up and ready to go prior to their launch a few years ago. It has been a wonderful experience for me being part of a network of businesses that were actively seeking each other out in mutual support and rewarding customers for staying local.
Supportland works in a simple and awesome way! In short, you spend your money at local businesses which gets you sweet sweet points that you can then redeem for rewards at stores you’ve never even been to (if you want). As an added bonus, when you use your card in a business they can reward you for your loyalty in a variety of ways. At Kenton Antiques, I store a ‘punch’ on your card every time you spend $10 and after 10 punches, you get $10 off your next purchase. It’s simple, it’s fun and it’s really rewarding.
This November 29th & 30th (Black Friday & Small Business Saturday) you’ll be getting TRIPLE points for every purchase you make in a Supportland Network store. There are over 150 stores across PDX in the network, and you can sign up at any one of them and start getting points right away. The rewards offered for your points range from merchandise, to tattoos & massages. It’s fantastic!
2. Little Boxes
This is my first year partnering with Little Boxes, and I have heard nothing but wonderful things from both customers & other business owners. There are over 200 shops participating in Little Boxes this year and it’s easy peasy to participate this weekend. Shop at any of the participating business & get 10% off your purchase. You also get entries into a raffle that includes little ol’ things like A TRIP TO HAWAII! You get bonus entries the more stores you shop at, and to make it even easier to participate, they have an iPhone app you can download to keep track of everything on your way this weekend!
Not to mention anything more exciting, but I’ve been bringing in some really fun, weird and unique stuff lately and I am so excited to share with you all this weekend! I’ll be open Friday from 10am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm & Sunday 12pm – 6pm.
Next week I’ll move to Holiday hours, and I’ll update you with what they will be!
I hope you all have a wonderful, safe & family/friend filled Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite Holiday – you get to cook a giant meal and lovingly fight through countless games or sports events. It is so good to take an opportunity to give thanks for all the little reasons we have to be warm & fuzzy! Enjoy it! <3