Black Friday (Nov. 26, 2021), Small Business Saturday (Nov. 27, 2020) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 28, 2020) mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. My Black Friday-prep tradition typically involves reading the ads in the Thanksgiving Day paper.
This year, however, I’m not getting involved with the Black Friday hoopla at all. Maybe this is the year I turned old. Maybe it’s the year I’ve had. I don’t know. I do know that on Thanksgiving, I’m spending the morning making pies & having dinner with the family and going for a walk, weather permitting.
On that note, I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. For those of you eating out today, there are quite a few local restaurants open.
To the point of this post: It benefits many of us to shop small this year. And by small, I mean that almost every present for my friends & family will be something created by a local artist or sold by a small business. If you want to take advantage of a few, our friends at Living on the Cheap have a list of Black Friday freebies you can check out.
Here are a number of local shopping events and shows:
✈️TODAY ONLY – Black Friday Breeze Airways Nicer Fare sale for only $19*. That’s an $80 value for ONLY $19 today. All fares include: No change or cancel fees Reusable credit if you cancel (valid for 24 months) Personal Item. Nicer Fare also includes:Extra Legroom Seat (Value $30) Carry-on Bag (Value $20) One Checked Bag (Value $20) Drink and Snack (Value $10) Priority Boarding
⭐️Romp n’ Roll’s absolute best deal of the year – two offers. Get an ENTIRE YEAR of 8 Classes per Month Membership for Half Price when you buy the full year now. Gift Card sale: get a $100 Gift Card for $75 or a $50 Gift Card for $40. Message them for the links. Midlothian Location: Midlo Membership Link. Midlo G Card Link. West End Location: West End Membership Link. West End G Card Link:
⭐️Fri., Nov. 24 at 12 – 8 PM 4th Friday Art Shows – Black Friday, Art Works Richmond, 320 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224 Black Friday at Art Works. Brand new shows and a Made in RVA Holiday Shop. Buy from local artists, handmade gifts. See new exhibits. Refreshments.20% off sale in the galleries all weekend. Free parking.
⭐️ Fri., Nov. 26 at 3 – 6 pm Black Friday Blue Rooster Hippie Happy Hour! Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA
⭐️Fri. Nov. 26 at 7 – 10 pm Disco Night- Black Friday Edition at Richmond Wine Station, 2930 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230
For online shoppers, you may want to check out the early bird sales & limited-time deals offered during Amazon.com’s Black Friday Week.
Want to join me? Take advantage of Small Business Saturday November 28, 2020. Not only will many small businesses offer sales to get you in the door, but if you enroll your eligible American Express card & spend $10+ at a qualifying small business on Small Business Saturday, you’ll get a one-time $10 credit on your American Express statement. The deal excludes corporate & prepaid cards. I took advantage of this last year, and it worked as advertised. I’ll be enrolling my card again this year & shopping on Saturday.
On Saturday, November 28, 2020, frequenting the many shopping districts around Richmond like the shops at Carytown is a way to truly shop small and local.
More local Small Business Saturday ideas and resources:
•Think Shop Buy Local: https://www.facebook.com/thinkshopbuylocal/
•Shop Local RVA: https://www.facebook.com/shoplocalrva/
•Local thrift and consignment stores
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