Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Small Business Saturday:
1. Embrace the experience
While Small Business Saturday may just seem like a day to go crazy and spend your money, it is about more than just sales. While some businesses offer discounts, others offer a well-rounded shopping experience. Whether it is cookies or gifts, businesses focus on creating a welcoming environment to promote spending. I mean, who could turn down a free cup of hot chocolate after walking along frigid main street
2.Focus on quality
When shopping for your friends, the last thing you want to do is give them something that crumples after one use. Unlike the brief satisfaction that comes with fast fashion trends, small businesses sell products that last a lifetime. Manayunk businesses’ high quality products make spending your well earned money worthwhile.
3. Shop early
With the spooky season coming to an end and winter right around the corner, it’s never too early to start shopping!. Compile your friends and family’s wish list now so that you have the time to get them their dream gift. With the current supply chain issues, now is not the time to wait to snatch what’s on the shelves. By shopping early, you’ll be able to relax knowing that you saved yourself the hassle of last minute purchases.
4. Don’t be afraid to ASK!
Small business owners focus on supporting their customers just as much as they support them. In a tight knit community success is desired for all, not just the business, that is why many small businesses are open to discussion. Multiple Manayunk businesses offer custom pieces or services, so owners are open to discussing how to provide you with customization at your availability. Whether it is a payment extension or a discount, small business owners are willing to listen to their customers’ needs.
While these are just a few tips to help you make the most out of Small Business Saturday, there are still a multitude of things to do. Depending on your personal shopping style, you can utilize what is offered to your benefit. Small Business Saturday is not just about appreciating your local businesses, but also about them appreciating you.
Tubby Robot → discounted take-home pints & t-shirts
Lila Philadelphia → complimentary mulled wine and hot chocolate, free gift wrapping, & gifts with purchases
Never Give Up → 20% of personal training and classes for new clients
TruBeauty Concepts → complimentary mulled wine and cider & 20% off any purchase
Pet Friendly Dog Bakery → 25% off charcuterie board kits & free treats with any purchase
Illumine Gallery → 25% off selected merchants & sale table
Expect Lace → buy more, save more gift card
Orbit Gallery → free ornament with every purchase
Philadelphia Runner → in-store and online sales
Valerio Coffee Roasters → 20% off coffee & teas and 10% off merchandise and retail products (in-store only)
Lucky's Last Chance → Highlighted local craft breweries on tap
Latitudes and Longitudes → Gift with purchase
Jake's & Cooper's Wine Bar → Wine tasting from 1-3 PM and 10% off the wine they are sampling
Artesano Cafe → 10% off accessories (enamel mugs, plate ware, decor)
Taqueria Amor → Gift Card Promo - Spend $100, Get $20
Mi N Tea →15% off orders over $20
The Spiral Bookcase →Typewriter poems, giveaways with purchase, and raffle basket benefiting Books Through Bars
La Roca → Gift card discounts and lots of lunch specials
More businesses will join as the day approaches to maximize your shopping experience!
Visit the Manayunk Development Corporation Contact page for full contact information.
Office: 4312 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127