#ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday

In 2010, as an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong, American Express launched Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. Since 2013, the Skagway Development Corporation has championed Skagway in this nation-wide event in an effort to increase winter business in Skagway and supporting local business owners.

Join us Saturday, November 30, 2019 for Small Business Saturday and Play Shoppers Bingo

Rules for playing:

Only one bingo sheet per shopper. Write your name and phone number in the space provided (required so we know who to enter). Get stamped at participating stores when a square is earned from purchases made on Saturday, November 30th, 2019. Each successful BINGO gets your name entered into SDC’s “$25 Gift Card to the participating business of your choice” raffle. There will be two raffle winners. BINGO= the earning of 5 squares in a line (row, column or diagonal). Make sure you turn in your sheet to a participating business by December 6th in order to be entered into the raffle. Raffle to occur during SDC’s Yuletide Open-House on Dec. 15 between 3-5pm. Need not be present to win but we’d love to see you!

” In 2018, U.S. consumers reported spending a record high of an estimated $17.8 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday. Over the years, Small Business Saturday spending has now reached a reported estimate of $103 billion since the day began in 2010 — that’s $103 billion over 9 days alone.11

American Express.
 This spend statistic is an aggregate of the average spend as reported by
consumers in surveys commissioned by American Express reporting spend
habits on Small Business Saturday of consumers who were aware of the day. It
does not reflect actual receipts or sales. Each such survey was conducted
among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. The surveys had an
overall margin of error of between +/- 2.0% and +/- 5.47%, at the 95% level of
confidence. The data was projected from the samples based on then-current
U.S. Census estimates of the U.S. adult population (18+).