Small Business Saturday “Do-Over”

Holiday bargain hunters are getting a second chance to “shop small”.  Salina Downtown is  planning a Small Business Saturday “Do-Over”.

Snow falling across the area on Small Business Saturday this past weekend prompted some shoppers to stay home.

Shoppers are invited to Downtown Salina to shop this Saturday, and in some cases received the same deals that were offered this past weekend.

Leslie Bishop, Executive Director of Salina Downtown wants to encourage the city of Salina to Shop Small on Saturday. “the holiday season is all about giving and the best gift you can give is to shop small and support our local businesses in downtown Salina” Bishop said

According to Salina Downtown, the dollars that are spent locally at small businesses makes a difference beyond the retailers doors. Small businesses create local jobs and pay local taxes which keeps money circulating within our community.

As part of the event, the Choose Saline County app is having a re-do of the incentive program this coming Saturday in solidarity with local businesses who had to close their doors, or just didn’t get the foot traffic they should have due to weather.  For every 50 stars app users redeem, they get 10 back.

As a reminder, the Choose Saline County program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act to incentive people to shop at locally owned businesses by providing cash back on every purchase.

This Small Business Saturday they had 19 people redeem over $1500 worth of stars despite the weather. They paid out just $130 in stars as a part of the Small Business Saturday promotion. There are currently $79,734 stars sitting in people’s wallets that they can ONLY redeem at Redeeming Choose Saline County merchants. And this Saturday for every $50 they redeem, they will receive 10 back.