WATERFORD (WWJ) – Holiday shoppers who patronize local businesses on Small Business Saturday have a chance to be $5,000 richer, if they shop in Oakland County.
“Small Business Saturday,” which takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving — this year on November 26 — aims to steer holiday shoppers away from larger chain stores and into independently owned brick and mortar businesses.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
Shoppers who enter a picture of their receipt from a purchase made on Nov. 26 at a small business in Oakland County are eligible to win $5,000, courtesy of North American Bancard. One second prize winner receives $2,000, courtesy of Flagstar Bank, and third prize is a $500 voucher towards travel on Southwest Airlines at Flint Bishop International Airport.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
“Unique independently owned retail stores are a large part of what make our downtowns great,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “For their success to continue, we need the support of shoppers, especially during the holiday season.”MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
Retailers are also encouraged to participate. Those who register online at AdvantageOakland.com/ShopSmall are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 American Express gift card, courtesy of CEED Lending.