Tonight, Collingswood businesses are opening their doors to shoppers and diners for special goodies, sales, and rewards for "$27 on the 27th," a shop local event that will help the community kick into the fall season.
“We’re asking that people shop local first for their needs and Collingswood provides a lot of what residents need within a mile or so of their homes," said Collingswood Mayor James Maley in a press release. "Buying local first means that your dollars go back to revitalize and support your town."
Action will be the thickest from 6 to 8 p.m., with a number of retailers offering unique deals tonight.
Dig This and Frugal Resale promise 27 percent discounts on items throughout their stores. Readers Choice 2012 winner Kevin Monko will be playing music at Readers Choice 2012 winner Casona from 7 to 9 p.m. ExtraordinaryEd is offering two classes for $27. And DiBartolo's Bakery is offering a $27 bag stuffed full of home-cooked items, from dinner rolls to cupcakes and stromboli, to name just a few.
When the frenzy ends, take your $27 receipts to an hour-long party at The Pop Shop party room from 7 to 8 p.m. (RSVP on Facebook to secure your spot) and you could win $500 in Collingswood Cash—another way of keeping shopper's dollars local—and other door prizes.
The event is part of Camden County’s ongoing Buy Local/Shop Local campaign, which posits that spending just $10 more per month in-county could bring an additional $35 million to the county annually; as much as $1.1 million of that could be spent in Collingswood.
“Small businesses are the driving force in development and employment,” said
Freeholder Director and Collingswood resident Louis Cappelli. “The more we can help them, the stronger we will be.”
Don't forget to check the Buy Camden County Facebook page to find local promotions and discounts throughout the calendar year.