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Plaid Is The New Black 🙂

November 23, 2018

Plaid Friday

PLAID FRIDAY is November 23, 2018

Show your support for local and independent businesses and wear PLAID

Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses. It’s a fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday” consumer frenzy. Also, it’s a way to show your support for Monadnock Buy Local – a network of locally owned businesses, organizations and citizens working to build a stronger local economy. So plan to wear PLAID all day on November 23rd!

Here are some Plaid Friday events being held by our members (check out the Plaid Friday website for all the events).

Walpole Mountain View Winery: Wear plaid, and receive 5% off all bottles of wine, full tastings, extra wine samples, glasses of wine, food, gift wrapping, and merchandise. In other words, 5% off your entire bill. Or a total of 10% with your military ID.

Hannah Grimes Marketplace: Anyone sporting their plaid on Friday that makes a purchase of $25 or more receives a free cookie cutter, or anyone who spends $50 or more receives a free Holland Homestead soap, AND anyone wearing plaid that makes a purchase of any dollar amount will be entered to win our ultimate holiday gift basket. The winner will be drawn on Cider Monday. 

Harrisville Inn’s “The Barn”: Local vendors offering handwoven items, locally grown yarn, pottery, soaps, local honey, scarves & more.Plaid FridaySome of our favorite reasons to shop locally:

  • Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer) — a benefit we all can bank on.
  • Reader surveys by the Consumers Union repeatedly show independent businesses beating their chain competitors in overall customer satisfaction (and often save you money).
  • Not only do independent businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc., expanding opportunities for other local entrepreneurs.
  • Small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses.


November 23, 2018
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