MLive host, Eric Hultgren, sits with Kathy Morin, Executive Director of the Cadillac Area Visitors…
DEADLINE TO ORDER BUY NEARBY MATERIALS, SEPT. 30
Next weekend is Buy Nearby Weekend 2019 and you’re running out of time to order your free packet of promotional goodies. To ensure the delivery of materials to your store by Oct. 4, the deadline to order your packet is 11:59 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30. If you miss the deadline, we have plenty of downloadable materials available in our Buy Nearby Toolkit. Request a packet here.
BUY NEARBY GUY’S SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
We received plenty of interest for appearances from our lovable mascot, Buy Nearby Guy, throughout Buy Nearby Weekend. Unfortunately, we are unable to attend them all. Here is his tentative schedule:
Friday, Oct. 4
5 p.m. – We’re helping kick-off downtown Lowell’s Homecoming parade! Catch us walking up and down the streets and getting in the spirit of fall!
Saturday, Oct. 5
10 a.m. – We’ll start our Saturday morning in Charlotte as shoppers start to rise-up and shop local! Charlotte was one of the top communities that ordered the most Buy Nearby promo packets – thank you downtown Charlotte for your awesome participation!
12:30 p.m. – After visiting Charlotte, the crew will make their way to Wayland to visit the 15th annual Business Expo.
3 p.m. – Red Flannel Festival visit in Cedar Springs.
Following the festival visit, Buy Nearby Guy can be found in downtown Lansing in Old Town. The crew will be on the move, so catch them while you can!
Sunday, Oct. 6
11:30 a.m. – Buy Nearby Guy and the crew will be heading to Caro to participate in the Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival.
If you see Buy Nearby Guy, be sure to pose for a photo and post it to social media with the hashtag #buynearbymi.
OUR PHOTO CONTEST
We’re awarding five $100 Visa gift cards to five random shoppers that post a photo of themselves shopping during Buy Nearby Weekend with the hashtag #buynearbymi. Be sure to explain the contest or hand them one of our photo contest directions and encourage them to enter. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
INVITE YOUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS TO OUR FACEBOOK EVENT
Making your loyal customers aware of our photo contest could encourage them to shop at your store. They could win $100 for their next shopping spree! Be sure to invite them to our Facebook event and use our “Shop, Snap, Share” photo on your social media to encourage them to enter. Just save the image below.