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5 Reasons to Shop Local
5 Reasons to Shop Local
Every small business in your neighborhood has a story and when you shop with them it helps boost your local economy. Whether for shopping, dining or entertainment, here's why you should get out and shop small.   more...
Shop Local, Save Money
Shop Local, Save Money
You've probably heard that buying generic brands and using coupons will help you save money on groceries, but most people don't think of saving money on food simply by shopping locally. When you shop local, you can find high-quality, fresh food and you'll be helping to keep money within your community. Here's how.   more...

What is Shop Small®? Shop Small®, proudly backed by American Express, is a nationwide movement dedicated to supporting and celebrating small businesses and the communities in which they belong. The movement encourages consumers to shop and dine small all year long.

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when you Shop Small:

Shop Where You Live. Love Where you Shop
From grabbing your morning coffee, to buying locally-grown produce at your farmers’ market, to keeping up with your regular hair and beauty appointments – keep it local. When you make it a daily habit to Shop Small, not only will you be supporting the individual small businesses that make your neighborhood unique, but you can help give back to your local community and economy.

Explore new places to Shop Small Visit the American Express Shop Small Map to find small businesses in your area. You can even Shop Small online to show your support!

Share the Shop Small Love! Shopping local can be even more fun when you share the experience - so get your friends in on it! Meet up at your favorite coffee shop then peruse your favorite local businesses together. And don’t forget to document all your fun on social media – use #ShopSmall to share your support for the small businesses you care about.

I’m a small business. How can I get involved? American Express® Card accepting Merchants have access to a range of free Shop Small tools to help their business stand out in the marketplace. Check out year-round Shop Small resources from American Express or contact your local Valpak representative to take advantage of our Shop Small marketing solutions for your business.

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