Shop Onyx on Friday, and Shop Small on Saturday…

Onyx Friday

Onyx Friday: an alternative to the insanity of Black Friday
Friday, November 23rd, 2012
Starts at 8am (PST)!

Get your holiday shopping done AND support real artisans

Are you tired of the craziness, the crowds, the frenzy that is shopping in big box stores on the Friday after Thanksgiving?
The stampedes for riduculously marked down items that were ridiculously marked up to begin with?
Getting run over by little old ladies with killer shopping carts?

STOP!

You don’t have to shop that way.  There IS a real alternative.
Siren Song Productions presents “Onyx Friday: a black friday alternative“!
Hang out with your computer and that cup of steaming chai and peruse offerings from the finest crafters, artists, performers and film makers all across the country.  Whether it’s hand-painted bags, pretty shiny baubles, hand-crocheted winter garb, one-of-a-kind artworks or independly produced DVDs, you’ll find something for everyone!  At big discounts that are only offered for ONE DAY ONLY.  You do not want to miss this opportunity.

So, eat, drink, be merry and have more pie on Thanksgiving. And in the morning, enjoy one of the best online sales events ever!

SUPER EASY!
1. Log in to Facebook on the morning of the sale.
2. Go to the “Onxy Friday” event page.
3. Browse through all the goodies for sale
4. Want something?  Click the link next to the item, and you will be directed straight to that seller’s website where you can purchase the item.Easy peasy.
If you choose one of my items (or anything in my etsy shop), use the coupon code: OnyxFriday for 40% off!

See you there!

red backpack
One of my offerings is this red backpack — which is a great alternative to wearing a purse.

AND ON SATURDAY…

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Don’t forget that Saturday (November 24, 2012) is Small Business Saturday.

What is Small Business Saturday®?

Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone — from the business owners who create jobs to the customers who buy locally — to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving.

It began in 2010 when American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, over 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses on the day. Now, in its third year, Small Business Saturday will be even bigger. American Express is offering free and easy-to-use tools to help small businesses get the most out of the day and tools for consumers to show their support.

Please consider buying things on Saturday from the small businesses in your community. Your purchases go directly to the local economy, your local economy, and you might just find some cool stuff and meet some cool people, too.
A Few Suggestions for Saturday:
  • Check out your local farmers’ market.  They’re not just about locally-grown fresh produce, but also include small crafters and skincare products. If you are in the San Diego area, Skinfolk is a fabulous small business in San Diego that sells most of their products at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market (Normal St DMV parking lot), *Every OTHER Sunday 9-2.  OK, so that’s a Sunday, but you get the idea!
  • Try a local bakery, such as the Grove Bakery in Lemon Grove, or the small pizzeria down the block.  Or that little taco stand.

Need help finding local businesses in your community? You can start here.

Who are the great local businesses you like to support — on Saturday, or any day?

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