Tracy Petrucci: Happy Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Small Business Saturday

The day has come again- Small Business Saturday. It's incredible just how fast this movement by American Expess has been accepted and expanded in one year's time.

The idea is to get out there and buy something from your local small business. Maybe you've shopped all the Black Friday doorbusters, and maybe you're all cued up for Cyber Monday, but if everyone chose to get something at a local brick n mortar too, you'd be contributing an additional boost to a slightly different segment of the economy.

And if you use your Amex card, the card company will credit your account $25. Unfortunately you have to register your card first, and they've already reached the maximum amount, so we (including me) are out of the luck on this one. It never pays to putt something off!

But just because we can't get that deal, many businesses offer specials of their own, so get out there and shop! Isn't it so much fun to walk around the little downtown streets of your local area?

Last year my husband and I went to our favorite wine bar, Third Corner. They have amazing wine selections and even more amazing food. I'm still not sure where we will go this year, I'm thinking we will do a little Christmas shopping and see where we end up.

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