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Happy Monday Everybody! The snow was pretty this morning, and it sure did put me in the mood for knitting, but I am glad it was only a covering and that it did not stay, and that there is no more in the forecast quite yet.  I hope you all enjoyed it’s beauty as well.

So here we are, Thanksgiving week, and kicking off the Holiday season.  As you all are aware, it’s Black Friday (or Plaid Friday if you’re shopping small and local). As tradition goes, we will continue to have our Gift Certificate Special.  If you are not familiar, it goes like this:  If you spend $100 for a gift certificate, or gift certificates, you will be awarded a gift certificate(s) valued at $125.  Let me make this clear, we are not giving you a gift of $125.  If you pay us $100 for the Gift Certificate, we will write it out for $125.  And, you may split that into multiple gift certificates if you choose.  (Example:  buy 4 $25 gc, receive a 5th $25 gc, or 10 $10 gc, and receive the value of $25 on another or break that up as well)  Understand?  Call the store with questions if this is too confusing.  I always struggle with the wording of this, but believe me…..it’s a great deal!!

This offer is good for both Black/Plaid Friday, and Small Business Saturday!!!

So now….Small Business Saturday. Remember way back when Happyknits first opened, I started offering a small discount on your purchase at the store if you could provide a receipt saying you shopped at another small business in Skowhegan?  Every year I have offered it and a few of you have taken advantage of it.  Last year, Sarah took it a step further and arranged with other downtown businesses to reciprocate, and it was great….all warm and fuzzy.

This year, Main Street Skowhegan has jumped on board and amped it up even more!!  Here is the link for more info: http://mainstreetskowhegan.org/index.php/info/smallbusinesssaturday.

Basicallly, several business have agreed to offer some sort of savings for local shoppers.  At each participating business, if you make a purchase, you will receive, first a passport at the first location, and then a cute little sticker for your passport at every following business (I love stickers).  Then at the end of the day, when you are all done shopping, you turn your passport in at the last location, and you get entered in to a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card (donated by Bangor Savings) :)   It’s FUN, and important and supportive, and responsible and rewarding, and just plain great!! ;) ;)

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody.  I hope you all have a warm, and safe holiday week, with lots of love and peace and stuff.  Happy shopping, happy eating, happy crocheting, happy knitting, and happy anything else you are doing :)   Hope to see you all soon!!

 

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