Are you ready for one of the biggest shopping days of the year?
When looking for unique and memorable gifts for your family and friends this Black Friday, think about buying local.
When you buy local, you not only support your neighbours and fellow islanders, you also receive personalized service, help protect the environment and keep your money in your community
Here are five tips on how you can get ready to shop local this Black Friday:
Follow your favourite stores online, whether, through their website, social media, or newsletter, you’ll be able to stay up to date with sales and promotions.
Set a budget to avoid overspending. The best way is to make a shopping list and stick to it.
Shop for gift cards. Gift cards are the perfect gift for hard-to-please loved ones, and they help small businesses with their cash flow.
Do your research beforehand. Take some time to see if you can purchase the items on your list at a locally owned and operated island business. By doing so, you might not only get a better deal, but you’ll also be supporting a fellow islander.
Make it a team outing. It’s more manageable, efficient, and fun to divide the shopping duties among family and friends. By tackling it as a team, you’ll be able to get to more of your favourite locally owned and operated stores located across PEI.
Which local businesses you’ll be supporting this Black Friday? Keep your favourite local businesses in mind and seek out those that you have never tried before. You will find that your next favourite shop is just around the corner!