Here at Buy Local Lynchburg we are building a tradition that strengthens local economies, expands employment, nurtures a sense of community, and provides a more relaxed, fun, and rewarding shopping experience.
As customers, we collectively spend a large portion of our annual shopping budget between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. Thank you for joining us in shifting those dollars to locally owned, independent businesses.
Based on studies of similar efforts, we should generate 2-3 times as much economic activity in our community than if we spend our money at a national chain. Across North America that could mean billions of dollars of economic impact.
The retail merchants association and buy local Lynchburg would like to bring this benefit to our small area of the country with an initiative. Basically, we are encouraging you to take the pledge to “shift your shopping 20%” this holiday season to local and get entered to win.
Text the two words “IPLEGE20” to 25399 each week from November 1st through January 3rd for a chance to win a local gift card each week from buy local Lynchburg and it’s many local businesses.
If you see our sign out in the community or in a store look to see if they are doing a “fishbowl drawing” promotion by taking the pledge at their store or restaurant. Many are doing it this way so there are several ways to win! Keep an eye out for signs or just ask and encourage them to participate.
So, shift your shopping 20% this holiday season and every one ins a winner. We encourage you to challenge co-workers and friends. Gather up your receipts at the end of the holiday shopping season and see just how well you did. Make some bets of your own…everyone likes healthy competition.
So thank you again for your support of this program and of the retail merchants association and buy local Lynchburg. Remember, that in order to keep educational programs like this, we need our local businesses to join our efforts. www.buylocallynchburg.com or by calling: 434-528-1462.