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Prizes offered if you Shop Small on Thanksgiving weekend

(From press release) To encourage area residents to support local businesses this holiday season, Davis Downtown will give some shoppers a prize for doing so.

For the three days after Thanksgiving, many merchants in downtown Davis will celebrate Shop Small Weekend. The promotion begins on Black Friday, Nov. 24 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 26. Those who make purchases at participating businesses can turn in tickets toward prize drawings worth up to $500.

Dozens of downtown businesses will take part in the event. Shoppers receive a ticket for every $10 they spend at a participating merchant. Each customer may earn up to 10 tickets per business*. Prizes range from $50 to $500.

“Bring your family to downtown Davis to kick off your holiday shopping,” DDBA Executive Director Brett Maresca said. “You’ll feel good knowing your money stays local, and supports small businesses that give so much to our community year-round.”

Check the Davis Downtown website at www.davisdowntown.com/shop-small-2023 for more information as it develops. That’s where interested shoppers will find a list of participating businesses, family-friendly activities and entertainment in downtown Davis over the Shop Small Weekend.

Everyone is eligible to receive one free entry, no purchase required. Contact info@davisdowntown for details. Shoppers just write their name, phone number and email address on each ticket, and place it in the drop box near the store’s cash register. Limit one prize per person. Employees and family members of participating businesses are not eligible to enter. The Davis Downtown Business Association will notify winners the week of Nov. 27.

Davis Downtown leads and energizes the downtown as the primary business, entertainment and cultural center of Davis. Alive with activity seven days a week, downtown Davis draws locals and visitors alike to experience fine food and beverages, retail, professional services, arts and entertainment in an extraordinary and sustainable gathering place.

* No purchase necessary to receive one free entry; contact [email protected] for more information.


Ron O

I think this is a step in the right direction, in regard to incentivizing shoppers.

But since Davis' downtown is relatively small, and many Davis shoppers are socially/politically engaged, I'd suggest something that benefits a worthy cause (rather than individual shoppers).

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