The most intense shopping day of the holiday season in America is slowly making its way to Canada! In recent years many stores across our country have started their own Black Friday sales, to encourage Canadians to stay and shop north of the border, to support the local economy.
So what’s going on in Halifax? Lots.
First, think about keeping your dollars local…
I’d like to highlight that according their Twitter account, the Uncommon Group will be offering sales at their numerous outlets (think Uncommon Grounds, Uncommon Kids, Carbonstok…) in order to reward Haligonians who are keepin’ it local this Black Friday instead of shopping online or simply buying the cheapest toys they can find at an American Wal-Mart.
The Coast is asking again this year that Haligonians take the Buy Local Pledge, and promise to spend at least $100 of their holiday shopping budgets at locally-owned businesses. Taking the pledge on their website also enters you in a draw to win one of six $500 gift certificates packs.
I Love Local HFX is asking you to at least think about shifting 10% of your spending. The newest campaign brought to you by I Love Local is called Shift10. If you could shift only 10% of what you spend in a year to locally-sourced products, Nova Scotians could see more than a billion dollars injected into our economy.
Take advantage and shop early this year! Make a weekend out of it – stay with us for the perfect central location , in the middle of all the shopping action!