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Buy Nearby Weekend 2019 winners announced

Congratulations to the five lucky shoppers who have won $100 gift cards by entering our Buy Nearby Weekend contest!

They were chosen from all those who entered this past weekend, Oct. 4-6, by posting a shopping photo with the #buynearbymi hashtag. The five winners were chosen by a random integer generator app.

It’s all part of Michigan Retailers Association’s shop-local celebration called Buy Nearby, which reminds consumers to keep their money in the Mitten! Michiganders send $18.5 billion annually to out-of-state online businesses. Buy Nearby helps educate shoppers on how impactful their dollars are for local stores, downtowns and communities as a whole.

So think before you click – and Buy Nearby! Visit our Buy Nearby toolkit for digital materials, or request Buy Nearby Guy or a speaker for your business or downtown event.

Here are the 2019 winners:

Chrissy Wilford, Lansing
Vintage Junkies, REO Town Marketplace, Lansing


Juliet Faber, East China
The Craft Loft/Chocolate Harbor, St. Clair


Elizabeth Graham, Three Rivers
Allie Jane Boutique, Three Rivers


Jason Smith, Jackson
The Locker Room, Eaton Rapids


Linda Adams,
Charlevoix

Thank you for shopping local and sharing your photos with us! Save the date for Buy Nearby Weekend 2020, Oct. 2-4!