In 2010 small businesses were hurting from an economy in recession.
In an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong, American Express launched Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.
Now in its 10th year, Small Business Saturday continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger Shop Small Movement that supports small businesses every day and everywhere.
Because shopping at your favorite family-owned small business helps to promote our vibrant community.
You might not realize it, but every time you take a yoga class at your neighborhood spot or buy a gift from the local artist down the street, you’re shopping small and making a difference.
In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., about 67 cents stays in the local community. So when you Shop Small on Small Business Saturday—and all year long—it can help add up to a big impact.
Escondido’s downtown merchants invite you to Shop Small and do something big this holiday season and are kicking off with an exciting fall themed bingo game for you; on November 30 Play Bingo And Win Prizes!
Pick up a bingo card and a keepsake fan printed with a list and map of participating businesses at any one of six convenient locations: Urban Barn, Vinklectic, My Native Corner, The grand Tea Room, Sunnyside Kitchen, Stone and Glass.
Shop, eat and explore downtown, discover special treats, sales, and discounts and collect stamps to fill your bingo card.
Enter your completed bingo cards in a drawing for an opportunity to win prizes donated by participating businesses.