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Old 11-20-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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It is a nice idea but not sure the effort will actually encourage people to stay out of the malls, target, Walmart, etc.

I got an email from Learning Express about it. Aren't they a national company?
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:42 AM
 
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I am!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:37 AM
 
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Never heard of this, but from the name I'm guessing someone is encouraging people to shop at their local stores? Nice idea. I like to do that anyway, when possible.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:56 AM
 
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Definitely will do it. We did this last year, too. Support local business. I am so done with Walmart and their bad labor practices.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:04 AM
 
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I have no plan to participate. I don't see the point.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:09 AM
 
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I have no plan to participate. I don't see the point.
Here's some information about it:Karen Mills: Shop Small on Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:11 AM
 
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I am. We are fortunate to have some great local businesses nearby, and their customer service far exceeds what we've experienced at the equivalent big chain stores.

Also, if you're an AmEx cardholder, they're offering a $25 statement credit when you spend $25 at a participating small business location, so it's like getting $25 free (if there's anything you were going to buy anyway, at least!):

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/s...ss/Shop-Small/
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:13 AM
 
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The thing is; I already shop at small businesses. I never visit Walmart and probably hit up Target less than once a year. This entire concept of this event makes no sense to me. Ask people who don't care about local businesses to participate for one day and then carry on not caring afterwards?
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:29 AM
 
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The thing is; I already shop at small businesses. I never visit Walmart and probably hit up Target less than once a year. This entire concept of this event makes no sense to me. Ask people who don't care about local businesses to participate for one day and then carry on not caring afterwards?
Where do you purchase groceries? Do you have a local grocery store? What about paper products and cleaning supplies?
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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Where do you purchase groceries? Do you have a local grocery store? What about paper products and cleaning supplies?
I pretty much shop in downtown Princeton and Hamilton. Since I live on farmland, I use my crops to barter with neighboring farmers (I don't grow food meant for human consumption). I get milk and many other items at Halo Farm in Trenton.

I buy things that I can't find locally at Staples (paper goods and cleaning supplies) and Whole Foods (organic food).
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