“Get Caught Blue-Handed Day” – an important part of Michigan Retailers Association’s statewide “Buy Nearby” campaign – is fast approaching. On Saturday, October 3, Michigan shoppers can get special deals, explore wonderful stores and win prizes by buying nearby and “getting caught” helping their communities and the state’s economy.
The resources below will provide you with everything you need to know about Buy Nearby and Get Caught Blue-Handed Day. We encourage you to help spread the word to your constituents through your newsletters, social media, public appearances and comments.
Simply put, Buy Nearby is a type of “shop local” program for our entire state. Now in its third year, it’s designed to encourage Michiganders to buy from retail businesses in Michigan so more of those dollars stay in our local communities and state economy to benefit everyone. It’s a nonpartisan, feel-good campaign that touches the life of every one of your constituents. There’s even a giant mascot, “Buy Nearby Guy,” who visits communities across the state throughout the year to thank and remind shoppers that it matters a great deal where they spend their hard-earned money.