Small Business Saturday 2022 – Keep it Local – Shop Newburyport

By Laura Bentley, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Owner of Newburyport.Com, Laura manages Business Development, Fundraising, the VIP Program, Blogging and the Events Calendar.
Small Business Saturday, Keep It Local, Newburyport

Small Business Saturday 2022 falls on Saturday 11/26 and is the perfect excuse to Support Local small businesses as you kick off the holiday shopping season! works hard consistently to promote and reinforce our Shop Local, Dine Local, Support Local messaging throughout the Greater Newburyport Community and beyond. The Newburyport VIP Card Loyalty Program is designed to encourage folks to Shop Local throughout the year and we encourage everyone to help make Small Business Saturday a huge success!

In addition to local incentives and promotions, some businesses are choosing to use Small Business Saturday to give back in other ways. Ganesh Imports is donating 10% of sales to our local charities from purchases made on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Keep It Local Promotion 2022:

Many local retailers are taking part in the 5th Annual, Keep it Local  giveaway promotion in order to help incent shoppers on Small Business Saturday. Visit Salt & Grove, local organizers of Keep it Local, and make sure to rise early on Small Business Saturday. Participating businesses are offering giveaways for their first 10 customers plus a special custom, Keep It Local, tote bag. The following is a list of other participating businesses: Affamata, Angry Donut, Baran Home, BC Essentials, Candy Man, Charleston & Coco, Face Food Skincare, Green House Goods, Greetings by Design, Haven, Lively Kids, Love & Flour, Meraki We Live Like This, Native Sun, Sage, Shine, Smitten, Vaalbara, and Wheat Newburyport.

Before making purchases from major online retailers, please consider whether you might be able to find that same gift locally. “Collectively we can help make a difference” for our local small business owners. There are many businesses offering special discounts for Small Business Saturday and some for the full weekend. Check out the list below.

Small Business Saturday Local Discounts 2022:

  • Black Dog Newburyport – 15% off entire purchase for Small Business Saturday
  • Children’s Orchard Amesbury – 20% off Everything in the store on Small Business Saturday
  • Design of Mine – 20% off plus a free scarf on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday
  • Ganesh Imports – 20% off all jewelry on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday & 10% of Ganesh sales donated to local charities
  • Smitten – 20% off anything Black, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Soak Shoreline – 20% off select loungewear & PJ’s Friday, Saturday & Sunday, also a free gift with purchase of $50 or more starting on Saturday

Although Small Business Saturday may sound like a marketing tactic designed to help increase sales, it is a great opportunity to get our there and show gratitude to our small owners. We encourage everyone to help make our local business owners feel appreciated by Shopping Local and by simply remembering to say thanks! Don’t forget you can also recognize your favorite businesses by writing a nice review for them.

Although the focus for many people is traditional holiday shopping, keep in mind that Small Business Saturday promotions are being offered by a very broad scope of business types. Don’t forget to support your favorite home related businesses or service oriented retailers. We wish everyone a happy holiday shopping season and please remember that, “Every Local Purchase Helps Make a Difference!”

In addition to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales, Newburyport is host to many holiday events. Make sure to check the Greater Newburyport Community Events Calendar for fun Things to do this holiday season! If you’re a fan of shopping events, make sure to visit Newburyport for the annual holiday shopping Invitation Nights on Fridays in December.

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