Nov 23, 2022 1:28pm HST
A Small Business Saturday event will be held this weekend, November 26, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the city of Wailuku. This year there are 13 participating shops and retailers on the Market and Main Streets.
Participating stores will donate an item or service to a giveaway for three lucky winners.
Here is How to enter:
- On Saturday, November 26th, scan the QR code located in a participating store with your smartphone or click here.
- Enter your contact details for the raffle draw, keep the online form open on your smartphone.
- Visit each store on the list and look for the word “answer” written somewhere in it.
- Enter the word as the answer for that particular store in the online giveaway form.
- Fill them all out and press submit to enter. There is a limit of one entry per person.
- All completed entries will be entered into a random draw and three winners will be selected. Prizes awarded by participating stores will be divided into three separate lots.
- Winners will be contacted by phone and prizes can be collected from Friends & Faire.
- No purchase is required to enter this sweepstakes.
Participating Stores \ Location \ Prices:
- Rooted in Wailuku: 1942 Main St., $25 gift card
- Wailuku Food Trucks: 1960 Main St., $25 gift card for DÔLISH
- Maluhia Collective: 1960 Main St., Palo Santo Pack
- Native Intelligence: 1980 Main St. #2, Native Intelligence clothing
- Friends & Faire: 1980 Main St. #4, 4 person wood sign workshop
- Taryn Alessandro Art: 1993 Main St., $25 store credit
- Kua’āina Hale Ku’ai: 24 N. Market St., TBA
- Wailuku Coffee Co.: 26 N. Market St., $15 gift card
- Sandell Artworks: 34 N. Market St., Fine Art Print
- Sabado Studios: 38 N. Market St., Original Art Design Tote Bag
- Green Ti Massage: 40 N. Market St., 60-minute massage
- Lily On Market: 42 N. Market St., $250 gift card
- Maui Sporting Goods: 92 N. Market St., YETI Roadie 24 Cooler ($250 value)
- Mystery Maui: 81 N. Market St., 4 FREE Game Passes ($80 value each)
- CUT Market: 45 N. Market St., $50 gift card
- Brown Eyed Bella: 21 N. Market St., Surf Shack Puzzle + Hawaii Vintage Bag ($115 value)
- Paradise Now: 7 N. Market St., $50 gift card
- MAPA: 2050 Main St. #3g, 2 complimentary tickets to upcoming performances, 2 ACROSS
- Beauty By Nature: @beautybynaturemaui on IG, Malie Shampoo & Conditioner Set
Small Business Saturday is a national shopping day that occurs on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010. Since then, this event has grown into a Shop Small® movement, encouraging consumers to support local businesses and communities year-round.
5 reasons to shop small on Small Business Saturday
The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce provides a list of reasons to shop small on Saturdays all year round.
“Small Business Saturday has become a great way to support small business owners in neighborhoods across the country each year. It makes even more sense to support small businesses now, as many still face challenges from the pandemic, such as rising inflation, labor shortages and supply chain disruptions,” the chamber said in a newsletter.
The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce lists the following five reasons why consumers should consider making small purchases a priority during the holiday season — and beyond:
- When you shop small, you invest in your local economy: When you support a local business, you also support your city and neighborhood by paying sales tax. Sales tax money is used to support public schools, parks, streets and sidewalks, and to fund public sector workers like firefighters.
- Small businesses are essential to the US economy: America’s 33.2 million small businesses make up more than 99% of all US businesses and employ nearly 47% of the private sector workforce.
- Small businesses give back to their community: According to new data from MetLife and the US Chamber Small Business Index, due to be released in December, 70% of small business owners have encouraged their own employees to shop from other small businesses in the community.
- Many small businesses are now online as well: A recent US Chamber report highlights the importance of technology for small businesses.
- You will find unique items and customized service: Local shops also offer customized products, hands-on service, and other personal touches that big department stores can’t match.
“During a challenging year with the ongoing impact of the pandemic and economic uncertainty, it is the perfect time to visit your favorite local businesses and thank them for all they do for the community,” Chamber officials said.