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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First celebrated on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

In 2010 the holiday was conceived and promoted by American Express via a nationwide radio and television advertising campaign. That year Amex bought advertising inventory on Facebook, which it in turn gave to its small merchant account holders, and also gave rebates to new customers to promote the event.

American Express publicized the initiative using social media, advertising, and public relations. At least 41 local politicians and many small business groups in the United States issued proclamations concerning the campaign, which generated more than one million Facebook “like” registrations and nearly 30,000 tweets under the Twitter hashtags #smallbusinesssaturday (which had existed since early 2010) and #smallbizsaturday.

Cinda Baxter, founder of The 3/50 Project, was national spokesperson for Small Business Saturday its first year. The 3/50 Project encourages consumers to commit to spending $50 of their current monthly budgets with independently owned small businesses they care about.

The Twitter hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday has existed since early 2010 and was used to promote small businesses on any Saturday (not solely that Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday). The hashtag is used in a manner similar to #FollowFriday to highlight favorite local businesses.
 
 
 
 
Source: Small Business Saturday (wikipedia.org)
 
 

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November 16th – ONE DAY ONLY – 29¢ Holiday Cards

 

ONE DAY ONLY
11/16! 29¢ Holiday Cards + Free Shipping when you let Cardstore mail it for you!

Use Code: CCN1629 & Select Mail to the Recipient.

Includes: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Season’s Greetings, New Years, & Select Photo Cards. Offer only valid when selecting “mail to the recipient” during checkout. Coupon does not apply to shipping & handling charges and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Offer is subject to change and expires at 11:59pm MST on 11/16/12.

Offer intended for use in the U.S., U.S. territories, & Canada.
 
 

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Deal of the Day / Lighting Deals

 

Think Christmas Shopping


 

 
 

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Get Your Cleaning On

 
*****I posted this during the holidays and was asked to re-post to share the earth friendly cleaning supplies recipes below. We all should be conscience of what we are doing to the earth*****
 
 
 
I really didn’t want to write this because I hate cleaning, I know it has to be done, and I do it, but I hate it.

I thought my cleaning recipes might help everyone get their house ready for their Holiday guests.

Recently I have started to use homemade products to clean. It’s much cheaper than store-bought and they do just as good of a job and sometime even a better job.

Some of these recipes may not smell nice all the time but will dissipate when they dry. I’m writing this in hopes that you all will feel better knowing you did something good for the environment.

The environment is really the reason I started making my own cleaning products. I hear all the talk on the news and talk radio about how we need to take care of our environment. All that made me think about what my niece and nephew and their kids and so on, will have to look forward to in later years. Will they be able to pack a lunch of tuna sandwich’s and grape soda, like my mom and dad did for my family and go to the lake for the day and spend quality time together? Will there be water in the lake for them to even enjoy? Will gas be $8.00 a gallon?

It all starts with us and trickles down to the generations. If our kids see us trying to be green and recycle they will too and so on.

These are my favor recipes.  I use them weekly, if not daily.

All-Purpose cleaner – dissolve ½ cup washing soda in a bucket of warm water.
USE: Kitchen/Bathroom – wash surface, then rinse. Not recommended for aluminum surfaces or no-wax floors. Cleans walls, counter tops, refrigerators, appliances, tiles, sinks, tub/shower, and toilet bowls.

Baby clothes – Add 1 cup of white distilled vinegar to the laundry rinse cycle.
USE: Baby clothes – Helps break down uric acid and soapy residue, leaving baby clothes soft and fresh.

Bathroom mold cleaner – Mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide (3% solution) and 2 parts water.
USE: Spray on areas with mold; wait at least one hour before rinsing or using shower.
Warning: Be careful with hydrogen peroxide; it can take the color out of fabrics

Dishwasher Detergent – mix 1 cup baking soda with 1 cup borax (use sparingly). You can use 2 packs of sugar-free lemonade, if desired, for scent.
USE: 2 – 4 Tbsp per load, dependent on how big the load.

Floor Cleaner – Add ½ cup vinegar to ½ gallon warm water & mop. No need to rinse!
USE:To clean no-wax floors.

Multi-Purpose “Greener” Cleaner – Add the following ingredients to a 16-oz spray bottle, shake well: soap (flakes, powder, or liquid), 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar, 16 ounces (2 cups) water.
USE: Multi-Purpose

**DISCLAIMER: PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP ALL CLEANERS, EVEN GREEN,  AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS**

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Happy Christmas Eve

Just had to say “Happy Christmas Eve” to everyone before I really sign off for a few days.

I hope everyone has a very Happy Holiday.

Also, I need to thank everyone for supporting me and visiting my blog.  These first few months have been a learning experience.

Happy Holidays to everyone and please be safe.

 
 

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2 Days and Counting

Happy Holidays everyone.

There’s only 2 days left until Christmas.  Your only luck to get gifts by Dec. 25th is to shop locally.

I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Holiday Season.

I will be off for the next few days.  I will be back to posting about all Holidays on Dec. 27th.

The next Holiday is New Years.  Amazon has an amazing amount of New Year’s decorations.

Follow the link below to the Amazon homepage of savings and value.

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3 Days and Counting

Happy Holidays everyone.

With only 3 days until Christmas Day, today is the last day to possibly get your gifts from Amazon by Christmas*.

Check the top right corner of the homepage to see if you qualify for delivery by Christmas.   

Happy Holidays to you all.

Amazon Homepage

**Certain rules and restrictions apply

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4 Days and Counting

Happy Holidays everyone.

With only 4 days left until Christmas Day, each day I will post Amazon’s Deal of the Day.
 
The closer we get to Christmas the better the deals should be.  At this point you may need to pay for expedited shipping.
 
The link will also show the Lighting Deals that are available.
 
Lighting deals are great deals but don’t last very long.  As soon as one is gone another one starts so check back every hour.
 

 
 

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SavingStar eCoupons expiring soon

There are eCoupons Expiring 12/21 for 3 AIR WICK products, Johnsonville breaskfast sausage and GUM toothbrushes.

Click on the link below to get them before they are gone.

 

 

It’s so easy,  you just add them to your store loyalty cards.

You can even print out what is on your card(s) so you don’t forget.

Get them now before it’s to late.

 
 

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A portion of my earnings will be donated to The American Cancer Society

 

I am re-posting this because I believe it’s important to get the word out that I will be donating 25% of my Dec.15 -Dec 31 earnings.

Please help me help the American Cancer Society.

My earnings have been sparse so please pass along the word

All help is greatly appreciated

They are there to help us and we should help them.

 
 

This holiday season I have been thinking a lot about all the friends and family I’ve lost in the last 5 years. All passed due to cancer except one.  Most recently was my boyfriends mother.

He reached out to The American Cancer Society for knowledge and guidance and they were so great to him. He appreciated it so much that he wanted to write a letter of appreciation after his mother passed.

Before he got the chance to write the letter they had called him to see if he needed any other information or help. Both he and I were impressed with their professionalism, patience and understanding.  Because of that I have decided to donate 25% of all my Dec. 15 thru Dec. 31 earnings from Amazon to The American Cancer Society

Please use my Amazon link below to make your purchases thru Dec. 31.

I will post my earnings amount and donation amount by January 31st.

Happy Holidays Everyone Be Safe!!!

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