Black Friday: when regular folks become cattle, trampling each other for the newest, best marketed, glowing object at their nearest warehouse of cheap-goods-made-elsewhere. We at Local First Arizona ask: is it worth it? Let me suggest an alternative: unique gifts bought at locally owned businesses. The benefits are numerous; the top reasons being originality, economy (more money stays in your community when you patronize local businesses!), and experience.
Many local businesses are offering terrific holiday deals for Buy Local Week, which runs from November 26 - December 5 (note that this is longer than Black Friday, because locals love you!). Before making your list and checking it twice, think about this: when you shop at a locally owned business, 45% of your dollars recirculate in your community. Only 13% stay in the community when you choose a national chain. Now think about how much money is spent statewide over the holidays... if everyone were to shop locally, three times the amount of money would stay here in our state. That's pretty astounding, especially since everyone seems to be looking around, wondering where all of the money is going.
So taking that into account, check out some of these great deals you can find at local Phoenix metro businesses during Buy Local Week!
All offers are valid November 26 - December 5th unless otherwise noted.
All images are linked to the business' websites for information on store locations.
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The ASU Art Museum store is having a big sale – 30% off EVERYTHING in the store, with an additional 10% off for ASU Art Museum members and SUNCard holders. Through Saturday, December 4th only!
Don't fight the crowds! Buy Locally! Get the Best Deal & the Biggest Savings!
The Serta Perfect Sleeper Royal Rest: Firm, Plush or Pillow Top with Memory Foam, Famous Serta Quality. Engineered to give you the best night's rest Memory foam layer for full body support. LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA PRICE: $499 (with copy of this offer from the Local First Arizona website. Not good on previous purchase.)
Before you go to bed, go to Bedmart and save!
Free Gingersnap Foot Treatment at VH Spa with $100 Purchase
Visit the VH Spa boutique at Hotel Valley Ho. For every purchase of $100 (including gift cards), receive a gift certificate for a complimentary 30-minute Gingersnap Foot Treatment (a $65 value)!
Discounted Rooms for Local First at Hotel Valley Ho
Enjoy a discounted room rate at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale’s downtown resort, for stays through December 31, 2010! Call 480.248.2000 and ask for the “Local First Rate”!
Hoodlums Music and Movies is loaded with the coolest CDs, LPs, DVDs, Posters, Toys, Games, and Accessories that will turn your stocking stuffers into ROCKINGstuffers. Print this coupon and join us. Thanks for shopping local!
(Also check out Hoodlum's rad video about Buy Local Week!)
Purchase three RIEDEL wine glasses and receive one RIEDEL wine glass (of equal or lesser value) for FREE!
Claus Riedel is the inventor of the functional wine glass and we are excited to feature his wine glasses in this very special offer: Or, if you are in need of a REIDEL wine decanter, purchase any six Riedel wine glasses and we will provide the decanter for FREE!
"The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make." (Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate)
While supplies last – no other discounts apply.
Shop locally and support the arts! This Friday November 26th only. The stores at SMoCA and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts are offering 10% off all jewelry! Choose from a great selection of artist-made contemporary work for everyone on your list. 480-874-4666
Buy a $30 Gift Certificate during Buy Local Week and I will add $10 to the value, making it $40 (Limit 4 per person) OR Buy a $60 Gift Certificate and I will add $25, making it $85(Limit 2 per person). Buy gifts for your friends or yourself! For future purchases only; no refunds or credits; must be redeemed by March 25, 2011; gift certificates will be available for purchase on the website from 11/26-12/5 only.
Black Friday Specials at Kidstop start this Friday, Nov 26th at 9:14 am till 12:00 noon or as long as toys last! Limited to quantities on hand, no holds, special orders. Tons of great deals, many up to 50% off! More info on their Facebook page.
Want a truly unique holiday gift that's 100% Arizonan? Check out the Margarita Break Basket from ZonieBaskets! It's filled with all sorts of locally-sourced items like Prickly Pear Syrup, Margarita Marmalade, Margarita Candy, Dipping Oil and Fig Spread, and Rosemary and Classic White Crackers!
Spend $20 (excluding shipping) with Kokopelli's Kitchen and receive a 20% discount! Simply enter the coupon code LocalAZ!
Save 10% on any purchase at CulinaryWorks.org during Buy Local Week! Just use the code "WALK2010"
Want to win a stunning vintage red velvet coat? A raffle ticket will be given out for every item purchased at The Bee's Knees beginning November 26. Winning ticket will be drawn at our artist/vender trunk show on December 11!
Let A2Z Home Cleaners clean your home before you start setting up your holiday decorations! They can even help you with the setup! Contact them at [email protected]!
Place an order with Acme Prints during Buy Local Week and get 50 WHITE SHIRTS FOR $2.95 each or 100 WHITE SHIRTS FOR $2.75 each! Shirts are 5.6 oz. 100% cotton white Gildan shirts with 1 color print in 1 location. Add 75 cents for color shirts. Sm through XL
Local businesses: Reach active buyers and get 20% off your display ad space, plus free color, with your 6-week agreement with Jewish News of Greater Phoenix signed by 12/5/10! Just call 602-870-9470
During Buy Local Week, Pure Nutrition is offering you Gifts of Health: $50 off an initial consult giftcard or $100 off a Pure Nutrition Party giftcard! Contact them through their website for more info!
At Brand X T-Shirts, we help people find their creative side, express themselves, and look awesome doing it. Pick your t-shirt, design your message, impress your friends. Simple as that. For Buy Local Week, make one custom t-shirt, and make a 2nd tee for half the price. Christmas is right around the corner. Give the gift of custom this holiday season! brandxtshirts.com
At the Glendale Shoe Company you can get 30%* off all regular prices shoes and 15%* off all sale priced shoes throughout the store on Black Friday (Nov 26)! Then from Nov 27 - Dec 15 receive 10%* off all items in the store! * Limited to in stock items only
Purchase any painting or giclee canvas print from local artist Cyndy Carstens and receive Free Gift Wrapping! www.cyndycarstens.com
BLACK FRIDAY SALE at both of Samurai Comics locations on Friday, November 26th only! It's a Buck-A-Book Sale, with up to 50% off everything in the store! At the Camelback location, you can also find early bird specials from 8am - 10am! Contact Samurai Comics at 602-265-8886 or 623-872-8886 for more info.
Monkey Around With the Holidays with 3 great gifts for only $15 each! Four 8”x10” photo prints or a custom photo mug or an 18”x24” poster. Contact 3monkeys print & design at 480-247-9174 or online at 3monkeyspad.com
To help ease the holiday tension, The Back Rub Company team would like to offer you 1/2 price massages to use anytime between 11/24/10 - 12/24/10 at our Central Phoenix clinic. Contact us at [email protected] or (480) 330-2066 for more info!
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Special Buy Local Week offer: Save $3 off any Arizona Highways calendar order at www.arizonahighways.com use promo code P0M8CL when ordering!
You can get terrific discounts on outdoor recreation gear - backpacks, sleeping bags, and tents - from Total MissFIT through December 4th! Click on image above to view sale items.
D'Elia Photographic is offering lots of great deals for Buy Local Week, whether you're looking for portraits, professional shots, or are in the market for some fine art prints! We at LFA rely on his excellent work often, highly recommended.
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Not only is Buffalo Exchange offering Buy Local Week Discounts, but they're also giving you a chance to improve the holidays for those who might not have the means. Choose any of the options below for participating locations and all the info!
You can get 20% off at Pink House on Friday Nov 26 from 11am-2pm when you mention LOCAL FIRST AZ at checkout! AND get a Free Pink House Tote with any purchase over $50 on Black Friday and Local Saturday when you mention LOCAL FIRST AZ!
You’ll find snazzy Christmas décor at 20% off at Southwest Gardener starting Black Friday! Stock up on festive holiday stakes, Christmas critters, nativities, angels, Santas and snowmen galore. You’ll also find perfect ornaments for gardeners, pet companions and collectors. Just come in and say “I Believe” to get your discount! Offer lasts through Sunday, Nov. 28.
Save 20% off your entire order at D'Vine Gourmet, Arizona's Tastiest Gourmet Food & Gift Source! Wine gifts, gift baskets and gourmet specialty items, featuring many Made in Arizona products like our own mustards, jams, candies, spices and snacks. Visit us online at www.dvinegourmet.com for store locations, place an order or call (480)275-5320. Mention "LocalFirst" to receive 20% off.
Friday & Saturday (Nov 26 & 27) you can get 20% off in-stock mosaic supplies! Save an extra 5% with cash. Hours Friday 9-5, sat 9-4
5 fabulous feminine fitness classes for $25 ~ That’s a $75 value! Club MiE Girl dance fitness classes make working out fun. Limit 1 gift certificate per recipient, 60 day exp. Purchase at Express MiE.
ShopYourCommunity.com is offering new accounts $400 off 12 months for an Advanced Account of their advertising! Click their logo above for more information, and contact Preston 480-233-3104 about this great offer.
Specialty Ice Cream Pies made to order with your favorite flavor. We have 16 premium flavors to choose from including seasonal flavors like pumpkin & peppermint, only $9.99! Stop by for a sweet experience or call at 623-915-4438 to place your order.
Green Living Arizona Magazine, Arizona’s premier green lifestyle magazine is offering $29/year holiday special subscription. Proceeds from each subscription goes back to our community, just choose your code. Go to www.greenlivingaz.com, choose code LFAZ to donate back to Local First Arizona!
Angelina Rose Photography is offering 30% off of family lifestyle portrait sessions. Book a 45 minute session for yourself or for a family you know and receive a gift certificate to hand them for Christmas. What better way to spread the love than creating memories together!
Contact us at 480.319.3367 or send an email at [email protected] and mention Local First.
New Grooming Customers, stop by Bubbles & Paws and receive 1st visit $4 off, 2nd visit $3 off normal price. Offer good through the month of December!
Receive a Bushido "Local Sales" Website for $97. Bushido websites attract buyers rather than searchers by knowing the OCI rating. Bushido websites use auto responders & clear message to market match. Plus! Guaranteed SEO with backlinking, article submission and MORE. No ordinary website.. it's a BUSHIDO sales website. 480-456-4700.
Purchase a Gift Card* of $25 & we will add $5 to the value making it a $30 Gift Card. No Limit, buy one for every woman on your list! By the way, this will not violate any agreed upon "$25 Gift Limit". Just explain you are a Smart and Thoughtful shopper (we will back you up)!
*Gift Cards are valid for use starting 1/2/2011. We take our annual Holiday 12/24/10-1/1/11.
All Auto Warranties from Warranties 4 Wheels for any make, model or mileage vehicles, personal and commercial, are 15 percent off of the standard rates for Buy Local week! You must mention the ad, not valid with any other discounts.
Why spend your hard earned cash when your product and/or service is very valuable? During Buy Local Week we're waiving the usual $495 LIFETIME sign up fee for Local First Arizona members so your only costs are $10 per month and only 5% per transaction. C'mon - let BarterWorks show you how we can strengthen your financial world. You can take advantage of this deal by emailing Laurie at [email protected]
Drop in to All About Books & get 25% off any one item Nov. 26- Dec. 5th if you mention BUY LOCAL WEEK or LOCAL FIRST! You can also get 1 Free Comic for every donated can of food for St. Mary's Food Bank.
To help you and yours experience the least amount of stress and the most amount of production, Massage Makers is running a special: 3-hours of massage for ONLY $150!* Revive ~ Refresh ~ Renew all at a great rate! There are only a limited number of available dates between now and the end of the year, so call to book your event today:(602) 826-5596
Canning experts Urban Survival can supply you with 8 jars of the freshest organic vegetables, and fruits, from local growers along with this handy wooden carrying case made in Cottonwood... a $145 value for only $100! Contact them at (928) 978-0912 or [email protected] to request yours!
One Community is offering a 30% discount off of membership for Local First Arizona members during Buy Local Week! To take advantage of this offer please contact Angela at [email protected]
Natural Paws is offering 10% off all web sales AND free shipping for the month of November. For the 10% off, use coupon code LOCALPEA. For free shipping, select "FREE SHIPPING" in the shipping options. www.naturalpaws.net