#SHOPLOCAL: Small Business Saturday is the new Black Friday

Over the past 15 years, Thanksgiving has grown to signify more than turkey dinners and family time. The holiday also anticipates what some may consider yet another holiday— Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Black Friday tends to focus on big corporate stores, the same ones we see countless advertisements for day after day.

This holiday season, we encourage you to try something new by supporting FoCo’s local stores. Small Business Saturday began seven years ago in an effort to support local makers and entrepreneurs across the country. This year’s Small Business Saturday will take place on November 26.

To make this day easy for you, here is a list of local FoCo stores and their Small Business Saturday promotions.

• Akinz, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Buy two, get one free gift certificates in $25 increments.

Discounts on gift bundles.

In-store raffle to win a $100 gift certificate.


• Alpine Arts: The Colorado Showcase, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Free Colorado flag or Colorado Mountain tote bag with every purchase of $20 or more.


• Blue Harvest Apparel, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

15% off any full price item.


• Clothes Pony, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

15% off everything in the store Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


• Happy Lucky’s Teahouse, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Buy one teapot or tea set, get two free ounces of loose leaf tea.

Purchase $50 gift card, get $5 gift card.

Spend $30 on loose leaf tea, get a free tea to go!


• Ku Cha House of Tea, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Vote on your favorite tea online or in store before Thursday, November 23 and receive a 50% off coupon for the winning flavor.


Magnolia Moon, 10 a.m – 7 p.m.

First 15 customers receive a swag bag with snacks, freebies, and coupons. Everyone shopping on Saturday will buy two, get one 50% off and 30% off markdowns.


• Rustic Thread, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

20% off holiday gift items on Friday and Saturday.


St. Peter’s Fly Shop, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For every $100 spent, you’ll get a $10 gift card.


• Storm Men’s Shop, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

15% off one regular priced item.


• The Crooked Cup, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Buy one, get one free on all specialty lattes.


• The Cupboard, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Specials on cutlery and cookware.


• Walnut Creek, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.

A drawing for a $25 gift certificate.

Get up to 50% off on select furniture and merchandise.

Take a free gift with any purchase of $50 or more.


• Walrus Ice Cream, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

$4 Hot Fudge Saturday.

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