This year I came across what I think is a great idea – Small Business Saturday. The idea is simple: shop small for the holidays instead of at big retailers. I’m taking up this challenge for the holiday season this year, and I am going to attempt to buy all of my gifts from small retails in or near my neighborhood in Chicago. I already have some picked out, and I may list them here once I make my purchases. A number of business are also offering discounts today and through the rest of the season to help stir up interest, so we here at Whoa! are going to do the same thing. Now, this discount is a bit different as we are currently giving all of the proceeds from our record sales at our store to Gleaners Community Food Bank, but my hope is that some of you will choose to purchase, instead of stream, the records to help support Gleaners and to receive far superior audio quality than what you get from the big guys like iTunes and Amazon.
To purchase at a 50% discount through midnight tomorrow night, use the code “smallbiz2011” when you check out at the store.
Also, don’t forget the show on December 30th! The turnout looks like it will be great, but we would love to have more still!