Small businesses like ours can help fuel local economies. But for a lot of us, times are tough right now.
In light of recent events, many local businesses just like us are modifying their hours and the ways they serve their communities. Some of us are even closing our doors altogether. Here’s how you can help make a difference.
- Shop online or call. Whether you’re buying a one-of-a-kind find from your favorite vintage store or toilet paper from your local pharmacy, visit their online shop – it’s always open.
- Order delivery or pickup. Your favorite meal spot may not be open for table service – but they might deliver curbside or right to your door. Who said social distancing couldn’t be delicious?
- Buy a gift card to use later. Show support now and treat yourself later – your timely purchase could make a difference.
We hope you’ll join us in supporting local businesses through this challenging time. Check out some ideas below on finding new places to shop small!
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is launching an initiative to promote shopping small in our community. Starting on Saturday, November 28th, each time you spend $25 at a participating local, small business, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize gift basket!
Participating businesses are listed below. For more information on how to enter, visit their website here.
Augusta Candle Company – online and in-store
*Special Offers: Black Friday – 30% Everything; Small Business Saturday (28th) – 25% Everything
Augusta Custom Clubs – in-store only
*Special Offer: 10% discount on club fittings – Customer has to mention Augusta Chamber of Commerce
Augusta GreenJackets Baseball Club – online and in-store
*Special Offers: Small Business Saturday In-Store: 10AM-3PM – 50% Off Redline Items; $10 Box; $5 Box; $20 Mystery Bags; 30% Off Entire Store; Free Clear Tote Bag with Every $50 Purchase; Free Auggie Doll with every $75 purchase. Auggie’s Holiday BUZZar (December 12 – 10AM-1PM): 50% Off Redline Items; $10 Box; $5 Box; $20 Mystery Bags; 40% Off Entire Store; 2 different types of Mystery Bags. December 14-19: 25% Off Entire Store.
Buona Caffe Artisan Roasted Coffee – online and in-store
*Special Offer: For each Holiday Roast bag sold, $1.00 is donated to Lynndale, Inc. and Buona Caffe matches the $1.00. (Lynndale Inc – community support service that helps adults with disabilities access employment and community resources, develop life skills, & participate in group & individual activities).
Cartridge World – online and in-store
*Special Offer: 10% off to all veterans and teachers during month of December
CounterSync – in-store only
*Special Offer: Free Kitchen Sink stainless steel 18 GA, Sterline By Kohler with Kitchen Countertops Purchase.
Fat Man’s Mill Cafe – online and in-store
*Special Offers: DINE-IN ONLY: 10% Off if Customer mentions 25 days of Christmas – Large Family Meal Special for Christmas Eve (Details to come)
FIELD Botanicals – online and in-store
*Special Offers: Small Business Saturday – free gift boxes, free US shipping in-store and online, and pop-up by Bizzy’s Buns in-store. Holiday sales and gift with purchase events throughout the month of December.
MindBloom Health Coach – virtual only
*Special Offer: 3 Month Program – 1/2 Price (Normally $2,500) from 12/1/2020-12/25/2020
Morris Museum of Art – in-store only
*Special Offer: This Holiday season starting Small Business Saturday Nov. 28, the Morris Museum Store is offering a 20% discount and free gift wrapping.
The Pizza Joint – Aiken, Downtown Augusta, Evans – dine-in only
*Special Offers: Promotions and giveaways throughout the holiday season, starting with a gift card giveaway on Small Business Saturday. We will be advertising these on our social media accounts.
Sol Himalayan Salt Cave & Spa – online and in-store
*Special Offer: Purchase $100 in Gift Cards, enjoy a Free Cave Session ($25 value!)
Soul(tre) – online and in-store at Sol Himalayan Salt Cave & Spa Pop-Up Shop
*Special Offer: Giving away a gift set for one special king. Winner will be announced on November 30th. Rules will be posted on Instagram.
The Southern Salad – online and in-store
*Special Offer: DINE-IN ONLY: 10% Off if Customer mentions 25 days of Christmas
Turner’s Keyboards Inc. – in-store (virtual appointments available)
*Special Offer: Purchase a NEW piano, get 10 years of free tunings (1 per year); Purchase a USED piano, get 5 years of free tunings (1 per year); Rent a piano or keyboard for $599, get 3 months FREE piano lessons.
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is featuring local businesses all week where you can shop small! Follow their Facebook page here.
Shop Small by American Express
Whether you’re an American Express cardholder or not, they have a great directory on their website to search for small businesses in your area to find somewhere to shop or dine.
View the map here.
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