Thanksgiving has crept up on all of us at the shop this year. Fortunately, the folks at Little Boxes were prepared. This little grass-roots organization encourages us to spend our holiday shopping dollars at the little boxes rather than the big boxes.
Here's how it works.
Step 1: Start your day off shopping at one of the participating shops listed on the website. There is a great map and a list broken down by neigborhood. Enter the raffle, and get your map stamped.
Step 2: Go to another participating shop, enter the raffle again. Repeat at as many shops at possible. If you collect four stamps on your map, you get 15 extra raffle tickets. Eight stamps get you 20 extra tickets, and 12 or more will get you 30 extra tickets. The more purchases you make at the Little Boxes, the more raffle tickets you can earn. Plus, if you show your stamped map, you can receive a 10% discount at the next shop (with some exceptions).
The raffle prizes are kind of amazing. Take a look at the list. There are gift certificates, shopping sprees, prizes, and an iPad. Not too shabby.
No opening at 9PM on Thursday, no Black Friday lines out the door, no crazy shopping cart wars. We will all be open from 10AM-7PM on Friday and Saturday to give you plenty of time to make your way around town.
This is a better style of holiday shopping, supporting the small businesses that make Portland the place was all love to live.