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This Small Business Saturday was my busiest yet. Every other one, I simply went to a single store and bought multiple gift cards. This time around, my wife and I planned a whole day around it. We went to 15+ stores with 10 cards and had a mini shopping spree. It was a great time!
Most of them didn’t know about Small Business Saturday, but surprisingly, every store we went to had no problem splitting payments and accepting Amex cards.
Here are a few highlights from our shopping spree…
Our first stop was lunch, which we had at a Hibachi restaurant we both enjoy. Since we showed up at an odd time (1:30ish), the place was empty – I’m talking like 10 customers total, including us. That was good news, though, because the chef cooked enough food to serve a normal size table, which meant we received absurdly large portions. It was delicious.. and free. 🙂
After that we drove over to a strip mall we saw on Amex’s website and bought a few things including beef jerky, more gift cards, and some honey. The honey was supposed to be $8.00, but we asked the cashier to round-up to $10 so we could get the statement credit. He hadn’t heard of Small Business Saturday, but he had no problem doing that anyway.
I’m pretty sure we also stumbled on a bottle of pee at that strip mall. Why I took a picture and thought it necessary to mention, I don’t know.
From there, we went downtown to a few shops we’ve never been too, bought a few things, and went home. It was all around a super fun day.
Here are the spoils:
How was your Small Business Saturday? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments!