While everyone knows that Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) is the official start of the holiday shopping season for malls and big-box stores, small independent realtors look to the following day to jumpstart their season. Small Business Saturday, which American Express launched in 2010 and promotes heavily, has become one of the busiest days of the year for many independent retailers.
In 2015, total spending among U.S. consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reached $16.2 billion, an increase of 14 percent from $14.3 billion in 2014.
If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same are a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy.
While Black Friday may focus on the big-box retailers, Small Business Saturday is all about community. Only your neighborhood shop can provide that personal touch and make both the gift—and the thought—count.
Arthur & Daughters
25% OFF SELECTED KNITS + MEREDITH BANZHOFF COLLECTION + CURRENT SALE MERCHANDISE. RECEIVE A PRIVATE LABEL CANDLE WITH GIFT CARD PURCHASES OF $100 OR MORE AND ANY PRIVATE LABEL PURCHASE!
Bair's Chicken (Central Market) - We know you’ll be busy shopping and supporting all the Awesome Small Businesses in York so we’re here to take care of dinner for you! Our 8 Piece Family Meal Meal include 8 pieces of Chicken, Dutch Potatoes, Cole Slaw and Rolls and no messy kitchen!
Cherie Anne Designs (48 W Philadelphia St) - Buy any new Tea For Life product and get 4 free tea samples
Elizabeth & West Fashion House (44 W Philadelphia St) - At checkout, show receipt from other downtown merchant and get $10 in Fashion Cash (cannot be redeemed at time of purchase). Spend $50 or more and enter to win a Shop Small tote filled with E&W goodies. 60% off sale items.
Indigo Bleu (39 W Philadelphia St) - open from 9am-5pm. $20 sale rack. Customers who spend $50 or more will be entered to win a tote filled with Indigo Bleu merchandise, valued over $100.
J.R.'s Fries at Central Market - Specialty Fries and Tots 10% off (includes Loaded Fries, Bacon/Cheddar Fries, Chili/Cheese Fries, Philip Given Tots, Bacon/Cheese Tots, Chili/Cheese Tots and our Pulled Pork/Cheese Tots). As a thank you to American Express we will also be offering a 10% discount to all who pay for their purchases with a American Express Card.
Kimmans (57 N Beaver St) - open from 8am-4pm. Receive a $10 gift certificate (good in Jan and Feb, 2017) for every $75 spent.
My Girlfriend's Wardrobe - opening at 9am! FREE GIFT with a $65 purchase while supplies last.
Pepper's Grille at Central Market - Pumpkin cinnamon rolls wrapped in bacon and topped with a cream cheese icing - $4
Prime Art Supply Co. (128 E King St) - Open 10am-6pm, Special: Purchase a $25 Gift Certificate for just $20.
Revolt Style Studio (24 N Beaver St) - 9am-6pm
>> Buy a $50 gift card & get a $10 gift certificate for yourself (while supplies last)
>> First 20 customers get a Shop Small tote bag for free
>> Tons of new merch
>> Free gift wrapping
>> Enter to win free jewelry (all you have to do is stop in the store & give us your email address)
Strathmeyer Christmas Trees (Central Market York) 20% off all wreaths.
The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 N Beaver St) - Open 8:30am-4pm and offering a giveaway with purchase while supplies last
York City Pretzel Company (39 W Market St) - buy a $10 gift certificate, get two free pretzel cards good for a future visit.
SMALL STAR Art House/ York PA Stuff (232 W Market St) - YorkPAstuff will be available at Central Market (9am-2pm), SMALL STAR Art House (2:30-9:30), AND at the YRK Pop! Merry Marketplace at Marketview Arts (noon-5pm). At the market stand and Pop! Marketplace, get a coupon for $5 off a purchase made at SMALL STAR Art House the same day.
YorkSocial DanceStudio (324 W Market St) - any private lesson purchased and scheduled that morning in advance will be 50% off and any series purchased will include two free passes for a Friday night dance. Private lessons are $65 normally and will sell for $32. A series is $48 and the two passes value $16.
Collusion Tap Works - 20% off gift cards from 12-5pm
King's Courtyard Artists' Collective (10a-4pm) - Will have a holiday gift shop. Offering a great variety of ornaments and small gift items handmade by ten different local artists.
Make:Craft (10a-2pm) will be hosting a walk-in wood print workshop at Redeux from 10am-2pm. This workshop will result in the perfect handmade gift, no experience necessary.
HIVE artspace (126 E King St): Open 10am-6pm, Special: Free limited-edition pin with any purchase, Free entry to win a raffle prize!
Fiel Patricio Fine Art (2nd Floor): 10am-6pm, Special: 10% off Fiel's original art & pFIELosophy merchandise.
Mark Broomell / MB Designworks (2nd Floor): 10am-6pm, Special: 15% off Mark's original art & merchandise.
Liette Monic Urban Shaman (3rd Floor): 10am-6pm, 20% off all merchandise & paintings, plus buy one Channeled Tarot Reading for $20, get a second one at 50% off.
OMG Studios will be open from (10a-4pm) featuring hand painted ornaments from York artist Kara Gonzales.
The Parliament Arts Organization (10a-3pm) will be open and displaying their recent exhibit Maker's Markdown - Art Exhibit Opening.
DiDi & Smiling John's traditional Barber Shop (9a-3pm) will be open for walk-in Men's cuts, giftcards available for purchase!
Redeux (9am-6pm) $25 giftcards for $15, limited to 50. Free tote with purchases over $50. Christmas Candles will be revealed!
York County History Center (250 E Market St)
Take 25% off all jewelry, scarves , handbags
Take 25% off all mugs
Take 25% off Old World Christmas ornaments
Take 25% off all wall decor.
AND don’t forget that we have the best selection in town of York History-related books in our Bookstore!