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Small Business Saturday 2023 – Shop Newburyport – Keep it Local

By Laura Bentley, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Owner of Newburyport.Com, Laura manages Business Development, Fundraising, the VIP Program, Blogging and the Events Calendar.
Small Business Saturday, Keep It Local, Newburyport

Small Business Saturday 2023 falls on Saturday 11/25 and is the perfect time to show your loyalty to Shopping Local! Imagine the positive impact for our local small business community if each of us were to make just a few more local purchases this holiday season. Newburyport.com is dedicated to providing free ongoing media services for our approximately 150 local small business and nonprofit customers as part of a community-wide campaign designed to reward customers for shopping local. The Newburyport VIP Card Program encourages folks to Shop Local throughout the year and we are proud to volunteer our media platform and services in order to help make Small Business Saturday a huge success! VIP Card Discounts can not be combined with other promotional offers but they can be used on Small Business Saturday at participating VIP Card businesses, if the shop is not running a Small Business Saturday promotion.

With so many businesses offering Shop Local incentives on Small Business Saturday, we have compiled a list of local promotions and we are using the NewburyportVIP social media platform to help broadcast the information. Newburyport.com is proud to help raise awareness of Small Business Saturday promotions as we are committed to all campaigns that help support our local small business community. All promotions listed here are available in stores only unless specified otherwise and they are available for use only on Small Business Saturday unless other days are noted.

2023 Small Business Saturday Promotions:

  • Amy Williams – pull coupon for 30%, 40%, 50% off one full price item in store, today, excludes Pam Older
  • Appliance Warehouse – $750 furniture gift cards for $500 & major price cuts for appliances
  • Black Dog Newburyport – 15% off
  • Bar25 – purchase $400 in gift cards, get $100 bonus, view details on website until 11:59 pm
  • Children’s Orchard Amesbury – 20% off everything
  • Design of Mine – 20% off + gift w/$150 purchase (black velvet burnout fluttershaw = $68 value)
  • Ganesh Imports – 20% off all jewelry  on Saturday + 10% of weekend sales will be donated to local charities
  • Life is Good Newburyport – 20% + spin for (5, 10, 15, or 20%) off storewide, also 15% off clearance, Sat & Sun
  • Pretty Poppy – 30% off Scout Bags, 25% off Mudpie kid clothing + more deals in the store
  • RN Esthetics – buy 2, get 1 in shop or by phone until 4 pm, other offers online
  • Sinaloa – purchase $200 in gift cards on the website and receive a $50 bonus, until 11:59
  • Soak Shoreline – Backroom Sale – 40-50% off of select loungewear and sleepwear for woman, kids and men
  • Sustain Boutique – free $10 gift card w/$50 gift card purchase, $15 with/$75, $20 with/$100, $30 with/$150
  • Wild Clover – $10 gift card w/every $100 spent, $20 clearance rack, music, cookies & cocoa!

In addition to local incentives and promotions, some businesses are choosing to use Small Business Saturday to give back in other ways. Ganesh Imports is donating 10% of sales to local charities from purchases made on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Sunday as well.

Before making purchases from major online retailers, please consider whether you might be able to find that same gift locally. “Collectively we can help make a difference” for our local small business owners. In addition to the Small Business Saturday promotions listed above, many local retailers are participating in, “Keep it Local.”

2023 Keep It Local Giveaway:

Local Newburyport retailer, Salt & Grove, is excited to host the 6th annual Keep it Local giveaway, a collaborative small business effort that has strong support from local business owners and is very popular with local shoppers. Customers arrive downtown early on Small Business Saturday ready to shop and excited for the Keep it Local promotions. Participating businesses provide giveaways for their first 10 customers and a special, Keep It Local, tote bag that can be used to score discounts around town . View the list of participating businesses and promotions: Affamata, Angry Donut, Baran Home, BC Essentials, Charleston & Coco, Face Food Skincare, Green House Goods, Greetings by Design, Haven, Leallo, Lively Kids, Love & Flour, Meraki We Live Like This, Sage Market + Design, Salt + Grove, Shine, Smitten, Soak & Shoreline, The Angry Donut, The Candy Man, Vaalbara, and Wheat Newburyport.

Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to get our there and show gratitude to our small business owners. We encourage everyone to help make our local business owners feel appreciated by Shopping Local and thanking them for these generous sales promotions.

Although the focus for many people is traditional clothing and accessory type retailers, keep in mind that Small Business Saturday promotions are being offered by a very broad scope of business types. Don’t forget to support your favorite home related businesses or service oriented retailers. We wish everyone a happy holiday shopping season and please remember that, “Every Local Purchase Helps Make a Difference!”

In addition to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales, Newburyport is host to many holiday events. Make sure to check the Greater Newburyport Community Events Calendar for fun Things to do this holiday season! If you’re a fan of shopping events, make sure to visit Newburyport for the annual holiday shopping Invitation Nights on Fridays in December.