Keepin' It Local 2017
If you live in Milwaukee (or even if you're just visiting), you're fortunate to be in a city full of amazing, independent, locally-owned businesses. Supporting those businesses, especially during your holiday shopping, means that more of every dollar stays right here in the community, and that the character and style that these businesses (and their employees) give to our city is encouraged.
And, if that's not enough, we're going to bribe you.
On Saturday, November 25th, 2017 patronize as many amazing, locally-owned (non-franchised!), independent businesses as you can. Any time before midnight, stop by with your wallet, purse, or handful of receipts (digital ones are fine, too!), and we'll give you more stuff for each one:
Receipts Awesome stuff
1 an order of three freshly-baked chocolate-chip cookies
2 cookies, plus swag from American Express's #ShopSmall campaign (we have tote bags, buttons, even pet bandannas!)
3 everything above, plus a pair of grippy Bounce socks, for all that running around you've been doing
4 everything above, plus a free drink (any soft drink or any beer on tap, wine by the glass or cocktail!)
10 everything above, plus a 12" pizza with unlimited toppings
15 everything above, plus a Bounce Milwaukee T-shirt, and a hug from one of our owners for being amazing
If you submit more receipts than anyone else, you'll become the reigning "Local Champion", get everything above plus a cape, a $100 Bounce Milwaukee gift card, a Small Shops United Gift Pack, and a gift basket full of local goodies from Local First Milwaukee and Small Shops United merchants! Second place (our "Local Vice Champion") also gets a Gift Pack from Small Shops United!
The fine print: Merchants must meet the criteria for an independent, locally-owned business listed here. In general, franchises and "big box" stores will not count, but small businesses unique to Milwaukee and our area will. Bounce Milwaukee reserves the right to determine whether a business meets the criteria. In the event of a tie, Bounce Milwaukee reserves the right to divide up the gift basket, or to require the customers to compete in sumo suits as a tie-breaker. Small Shops United and Local First Milwaukee have excellent lists of great businesses that meet all of the criteria (and are awesome). Thanks for supporting local businesses and our amazing employees.
Local businesses: if you'd like to add something to the first-prize gift basket (a complete product or service, no discounts or coupons), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and drop it off during our business hours. If you have a picture or logo, we'll promote it (and you) on our social media. Thanks!