Shop locally this holiday season – and support our local economy!
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Visit participating businesses for special treats, sales and discounts. See all of the options below!
Buy Local First Corvallis Holiday Contest
November 23 – December 7, 2019
Enter to win gift cards or other great prizes from participating businesses. Get social to win! Post pictures to our Facebook event: BLF Holiday Contest 2019
Extravaganza Winter Marketplace
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11am-4pm
Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall
Local food, local arts, local products, local music, local currency.
These special events are sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, HOUR Exchange, Corvallis Chamber of Commerce and the Business Enterprise Center.
On Saturday, November 23, these Buy Local First Corvallis participating businesses are offering special promotions:
- 4 Spirits Distillery – “Tots and Tastes”, a special pairing of spirits tasting flight and their famous hand-stuffed tots for $12.
- Animal Crackers – 10% off all supply item purchases!
- Browsers’ Bookstore – Free Browsers’ book bag with $20 purchase!
- Burlap & Lace – 10% off in the store.
- CBD Scientific – Buy one, get one free all day of CBD Scientific products. In-store free CBD tea and coffee all day with free CBD gummies and chocolate!
- Cheesy Stuffed Burger – 10% off all day!
- Corvallis Copy Center – First 20 black and white copies free for everyone (limit 40 per family).
- Country Vitamins – In-store demos and sampling all day. Free bottle of Country Vitamins’ Vitamin C or Zinc Lozenges with purchase. Shoppers will ‘win’ gifts, samples, and coupons. The store will be promoting healthy holiday gift ideas.
- First Alternative Co-op – 10% of sales of local products will be donated to the Men’s Cold Weather Shelter in Corvallis.
- FIRST Corvallis – Stop by our new location at 881 NW Grant Avenue to enter to win a 2-hour new patient Sports Massage worth $200. No purchase necessary to enter!
- Footwise – Receive one free pair of socks with any purchase of $100 or more!
- Garland Nursery – 20% discount off holiday ornaments!
- Good Dog Landscape Maintenance & Design – Enter their Buy Local First give-away at the Business Enterprise Center at 460 SW Madison Ave., Suite 1!
- Grass Roots Books – Bargain books – buy two and get one free. 25% off select gift items and 25-50% off select calendars!
- Midway Farms – $1 off a half-gallon of apple cider!
- Robnett’s Hardware – It’s Peanut Day! 20% off cash and check purchases for the day. Free cider!
- Running Princess – 30% off any one item!
- Seoul Sisters Boutique & Seoul Sisters Korean Beauty – Free Korean beauty skincare samples!
- Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist & Landscape – Holiday ornaments, buy 2 get 1 free!
- Sky High Brewing – Stop in for lunch or dinner to enjoy their Buy Local First Day “Special” – affordable and tasty!
- The Book Bin – Stop by and enter to win a signed copy of Vicki Conrad’s picture book biography of Beverly Cleary; an advanced reader’s copy of one of Brian Doyle’s final books; a stuffed animal (beaver); a Pacific Northwest calendar; a “guess that word” game; a gift certificate; and the winner’s choice of one chocolate bar from their selection of holiday Seattle Chocolates, all together in one of their sturdy Book Bin canvas tote bags!
- Whimsey Supper Club – 10% discount on proper holiday themed scones and tea all day!
- Whole Flower Farms – Enter their Buy Local First give-away at the Business Enterprise Center at 460 SW Madison Ave., Suite 1, and have a chance to win a dozen cookies, a pound of cheese and hummus!
Why Buy Local First?
Every dollar spent at a locally owned independent business generates two to four times more economic benefit in the community than a dollar spent at a globally owned business.
Local ownership minimizes the chance that a business will pull up stakes and move to another town.
Local business owners are generally more available to their customers to develop personal relationships, hear feedback and accommodate customer requests.
Local businesses help a community retain its unique character.
Spending money at locally-owned businesses decreases transportation costs, reduces the use of underpaid labor, and rewards those that are not shipping jobs overseas.