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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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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Every Day

The table is brimming with good things to eat;
We’re surrounded by family and friends; what a treat.
The feelings that fill us today can’t be beat;
It’s Thanksgiving Day, and it all feels complete.

But other days, sometimes, things don’t seem so fine;
Those days are not polished and don’t seem to shine.
It’s then in our minds, we forget all the good,
And think of the things we would get, if we could.

On days when our thinking causes us dread,
If we could remember, it’s all in our head,
And not let our minds take our gratitude away,
Then we’d make every day like Thanksgiving Day.

-By Karl Fuchs

 
 
 

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Start shopping early!!

Well here we go!!!

It’s the beginning of the holiday season AGAIN. I’ve already seen it in the parking lots of our local outlet mall. Crazy!!!!

I am looking for the best deals I can get this year.

Here’s some help getting some early Black Friday deals: Holiday Toy List

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Free candy ALERT for SoCal residents

My local grocery store had regular size candy bars (Snickers, M&M’s, etc.) on sale 2/1.00.

I had 6 coupon for .50/2.  My store doubles, I got 12 candy bars for FREEEEEEE.  🙂

I don’t get any kids on Halloween so I’ll give them to my parents to give out.

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Just a reminder……

Just wanted to remind everyone to also utilize your local drug store(s) for dinner items.  The closer to the Holiday’s the better the deal.  I was able to get corn muffin mix for .10 a box, got 4 boxes.  So I now have $29.60 left.

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Free stuff for holiday dinners (doing the happy dance)

So, I was researching coupons and so forth on the web.  I was looking for pasta coupons so we can have my boyfriend’s absolutely fabulous Mac n’ Cheese, soooooo good.   Anyway I came across Anthony’s Pasta website, you register and they send an email.  Once you get the email click on the get coupon.  I was able to print 2.  My local store doubles coupons and happened to have Anthony’s pasta on sale and I was able to get them for free, score!!!!  So, I still have $30.00 to spend.

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