Shop locally this holiday season – and support our local economy!
Buy Local First Day
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Visit participating businesses for special treats, sales and discounts. See all the options below!
Buy Local First Holiday Contest
December 1–8, 2018
Enter to win gift cards or other great prizes from CIBA and Coalition businesses. Get social to win! Post pictures to our Facebook event: BLF Holiday Contest 2018
Extravaganza Holiday Market
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Benton County Fairgrounds
Local food, local arts, local products, local music, local currency.
These special events are sponsored by the Community Independent Business Alliance (CIBA), Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, HOUR Exchange, and the Business Enterprise Center.
On Saturday, December 1, these CIBA and Coalition businesses are offering special promotions:
- 4 Spirits – “Tots and Tastes” – A special pairing of a tasting flight and our famous hand-stuffed tots for $12
- Animal Crackers – 10% off the Supply item of your choice
- Blackledge Furniture – Free delivery of furniture
- Burlap & Lace – 10% off
- Cheesy Stuffed Burger – 10% off all day
- Corvallis Brewing Supply – 10% off all Oregon Made products. That includes bottled beer, wine, cider, mead, and sake, as well as brewing ingredients. We have Oregon -Made malts, hops and yeasts!
- Corvallis Copy Center – First 20 black and white copies free for everyone (limit 40 per family)
- Corvallis Outlet Store – 15% off all non-sale items storewide
- Country Vitamins – In store demos on 12/1, tea time served all day. Free bottle of Country Vitamins’ Vitamin C 500 mgs or 60 count Zinc Lozenges with purchase. Mini raffle prizes every hour!
- First Alternative Co-op – We will donate 10% of the sales of all local products on BLF Day at the Co-op to Stone Soup.
- Footwise – Receive one free pair of socks with any purchase of $100.00 or more!
- Garland Nursery – Tasty food samples, and make your own s’mores!
- Grass Roots Books & Music – 50% off selected “Bargain Books”, and 25% off selected gift items
- Maid to Perfection – $100 off any recurring service ($50 off 2nd & 4th service)
- Many Hands Trading – 10% off store-wide (Not applicable on sale/clearance items and cannot be combined with other offers.)
- Robnett’s Hardware – It’s Peanut Day! 20% off cash and check purchases for the day
- Running Princess – 20% off all water bottles
- Second Glance – 15% off all day
- Second Glance Annex – 15% off all day
- Seoul Sisters – Shop and receive a 4-step Korean beauty sample packet (retail value: $5)
- Shonnard’s – 20% off ornaments
- Sibling Revelry – Showcasing Oregon-based products
- Sky High Brewing – A Buy Local First Day “Special” – affordable and tasty!
- Susan’s Garden & Coffee Shop – Free 12 oz. drink with every purchase
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.
Buy Local First includes Buy Local First Day and Holiday Contest, Business of the Week, and special events on topics such as local investing. Co-sponsored by Community Independent Business Alliance (CIBA) and Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.