It's that time of year again! A common sight on Black Friday is hordes of people lined up in front of chain stores with wallets open wide, looking for terrific deals. Put on your "local economist" glasses and you may see it in a new light: the pipelines of chain store commerce pumping all of that money out of the communities made up of the hard-working people that earned it, right back to their corporate headquarters. But hey, cheap gadgets!
So what can we do? How about skipping the long lines and spending your money on unique items from local businesses! Not only will your gifts be fresh and original, you will be supporting the local businesses that in turn support their community.
Buy Local Week
November 25 - December 4, 2011
To sweeten the deal, check out these terrific local offers from these businesses in your neighborhood! (Keep checking back, this post will be continuously updated)
Offers valid from November 25 - December 4, 2011 unless otherwise specified[column width="47%" padding="6%"]
G&S Electric Inc. is offering to install an outside GFCI outlet on your home for only $150! This service is normally valued at $300, saving you $150! This offer is valid for electrical outlet, box and wiring, installation and standard weather proof plate. This is just in time for to have that convenient plug-in for your Christmas lights!
G & S Electric, Inc.
$100 off On-location Family Group or Business Portraits! Contact Geoff Reed for details.
1437 N. 1st Street
Feeling under the weather? See a doctor online! MeMD connects you with local doctors via webcam. Receive a diagnosis, treatment plan and prescription all from the comfort of your home. During the month of December use the code BUYLOCALAZ to save $5 on your next online appointment.
Black Friday: 30% OFF (one day only)!
November 25 - December 4: Get 5% OFF family portraits if you book during that time period. May apply to gift certificate to use in January & February 2012. Christmas sittings must be booked by December 5th in order to turn them around.
In celebration of Buy Local Week, Recycled Rascals (a division of Deb's Glass Designs) are offering a 20% discount for ALL purchases made on our website! Enter discount code HOLLY after adding your first item to your "virtual" shopping cart! Questions? Contact us at [email protected]
Cutter & Buck Camano Full Zip Jacket: Special Local First Holiday Deal $25.00 (usually $72.00). Includes your logo embroidered on it!
1630 East Bethany Home Rd
Julicia's Creations is having a "Buy one get One 50% off" deal from Saturday November 26th to December 2nd only! First purchase must be a Minimum of $10, mention The BOGO deal and you will recieve the discount on your special order.
Showroom: 125 S. 57th Drive
Furniture Affair will have hourly specials for Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY! (November 25, 26, and 27, 2011)
Get the full details here
15602 N. 7th St
Haircut with therapeutic scalp massage, our signature deep shine treatment and blow-dry style for $35 (regularly $55). Appointments required and can be made by calling the salon at (602) 277-4072. Please mention that you are using your Shop Local special offer!
The Root Salon
6315 North 7th Street #5
Black Friday only - 50% off ANY one item
Black Friday-Dec 25th - 70% off sunglasses
We carry fun affordable fashions and gifts from local and national designers including TOMS, Blue Bird Apparel, & Blank NYC
here on the corner boutique
714 S College Ave
1229 NW Grand Ave
Community Design Group
7051 E 5th Ave Suite C
During Buy Local Week get 30% off glasses and sunglasses at Avant Garde Eye Care! Not valid on previous purchases or in conjunction with any other discounts or vision plans. Other restrictions may apply, please contact for details.
Avant Garde Eye Care
10006 W Happy Valley Rd, #1250
Reward Your Staff, Friends & Family LUXURIOUS SCOTTSDALE SPA DAY FOR JUST $35! Check out our "Special" on the Local First Arizona site for the details!
5115 N Scottsdale Rd
Black Friday Only! Buy four admissions valid for any ATC performance and receive two additional admissions free – a savings of up to 68% off regular single ticket prices!
Contact your local ATC Box Office for more details:
Sea of Green Hydrogardens
Valid on November 25 only! Our Black Friday sale will run at all of our locations on November 25th from 10am - 7pm and also all day online!
Give the gift of local this holiday season with a Phoenix Public Market CSM (Community Supported Market) Card! The CSM Card allows you to pre-pay for your purchases from the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar at a discount, and you’ll also be eligible for special promotions on seasonal items and exclusive offers from hundreds of local vendors.
Phoenix Public Market
721 N. Central Ave
3815 N. Central Ave
10% discount on all hand-crafted items including pre-made scrapbook pages and albums, party decorations, and other paper products. Great for enhancing and preserving treasured memories of events like birthdays, weddings, a new baby, holidays, and many more. Go to our Etsy on-line shop "studiodris" at www.studiodris.com and use discount code "LFA10" at checkout!
Arizona Carpet & Restoration
Get one area* cleaned for free with the purchase of any Premiere or Ultimate Carpet Cleaning Package. *300 sq ft maximum per area.
4025 E Chandler Blvd
2120 East Sixth St, Suite 8
Bring in this coupon to The Dhaba to receive $25 worth of delicious, authentic Punjabi cuisine for only $15!
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1874 East Apache Blvd
Kidtastics is offering any new clients who are Local First Members 10% off the first session gymnastics, dance, or cheerleading classes at any of our locations!
8485 E. McDonald Dr #243
Need a last minute holiday portrait? D'Elia Photographic is running a special on your location (up to 60 mile rt): Half off regular rate, includes up to 90 minutes of photography. One finalized digital file included (regularly $269). Shoot must be completed by December 30. View the portfolio here!
Your purchase of a 1 Hour massage will provide 67 meals for those in need. Your purchase of a 90 minute massage will provide 88 meals for those in need. Gift the Gifts of Well Being and Kindness this Year. Purchase by Black Friday and receive an extra 15 minutes free with YOUR next massage!
Knead for Balance
4205 N. Winfield Scott Plaza, Suite 1
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Spice up your kitchen with our gourmet products, all made in Arizona. 25% discount on all of our great selling soups, chili, bread mixes and salsas -- minimum order of only $25! Coupon code: loyalAZ
917 N. Main St
Stock up on organic soaps and handmade bath and body products for your holiday gifts from StrawberryHedgehog.com and save! Free shipping on all orders over $25 with coupon code "LOCALSHIPPING" for all valued Arizona customers!
Visit StrawberryHedgehog.com to place your holiday order!
The Anson Table Lamp delivers unembellished style with classic lines bathed in a silver metallic finish that is both neutral and attention grabbing. The lamp and shade height combined is 35”h. Retail pricing is $500. One Posh Place’s low price is $395.00, and for this special promotion you can buy one get one free! Supplies are limited.
One Posh Place
5625 East Indian School
The Cottage Garden
Black Friday only: we will be offering customers an extra 10% off of sale! This means an extra ten percent off of tons of clothing and gift items already reduced 50% and 75%! Stock up on great clothes from made in the USA brands like Cutloose and Comfy at discounted prices.
The Cottage Garden
7142 N. 58th Ave
Get a 25% off coupon with any Purchase during Buy Local Week at All About Books and Comics!
All About Books and Comics
5060 N. Central
$15 OFF your $50 purchase Not sure what to give? Send Christmas flowers to be enjoyed throughout the season! Spend $50 or more and receive $15 off your purchase. Valid on cactusflower.com or in our six store locations with promo code LOCALWEEK.
Use the code LOCALFIRSTDEAL2011 to receive a 10% discount from VB Cosmetics! You can call in your order at 480-814-8300 or purchase online.
318 S. Bracken Lane
Scramble, A Breakfast Joint
9832 N 7th St #1
Butter Toast Boutique
908 N. 6th St
Business Needs Inc your locally owned and staffed Business Consultant: 25% Discount on Business and Personal Income Tax Preparation. Free Tax Analysis!
Business Needs, Inc.
Think Local for your contact lenses! Order your annual supply from Eye Priority and get free shipping plus a 10-oz. bottle of Bausch and Lomb Biotrue Multipurpose Solution (while supplies last). This offer will extend through December 31.
Eye Priority, P.C.
15725 S. 46th St., Suite 112
Blueberry Deluxe Boutique has TONS of Local, Handmade and Vintage goodies and gifts for the holidays. We’re kicking off LOCAL WEEK with a Black Friday Sale on the 25th (50% off vintage and 20% off select handmade merchandise) as well as a LOCAL MARKET on the 26th from 12-3pm. First Friday on December 2nd we'll have more SELECT SALES from 7-10pm and anytime throughout LOCAL WEEK you can mention Local First for an EXTRA 10% off your entire purchase.
Blueberry Deluxe Boutique
702 W. Montecito
Buy $25 Gift Certificate and Get $30! For every $25 purchased in gift certificates get an additional $5 FREE! Offer expires Dec 4, 2012.
901 N 4th Street
Stressed out by holidays? Treat yourself or give the gift of relaxation and health with 3 one hour acupuncture treatments for $30!
In observance of Buy Local Week 2011, Morris Tutoring is offering 50% off the cost of 4 tutoring sessions. It’s a great time to learn what you’re missing! All tutoring is done at our office near 7th Street and Maryland.
Susan K. Morris, M.A.
Phone: (480) 213-3609
Natural, Local, Effective
Do you know someone that would love all-natural skin care this holiday season? Buy local, buy natural and receive 15% all holiday gifts ordered during “buy local week.” Offering facial skin care, body care, medicinal salves and herbal tea blends