By Jackie Holbrook
If you’re an archery lover or know someone who is, there’s no better holiday gift than one from the archery shop. Wrap up your holiday shopping early and see savings by celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, 2019.
Never heard of it? Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The holiday is sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two biggest shopping days of the year. On Black Friday, retailers offer big savings in stores, and on Cyber Monday customers save online. But Small Business Saturday is gaining momentum because it’s aimed at encouraging customers to show support for their neighborhood mom and pop shops.
Here are five reasons to visit an archery shop on Small Business Saturday.
‘Tis the time of year when manufacturers release their new lineup of bows. Most archery shops stock these bows for the busy holiday shopping season. Small Business Saturday gives you an excuse to test new models and figure out which one belongs on your Christmas list. Or, if you don’t want to wait, buy the new bow and give the gift-givers in your life a list of accessories you’d love.
To make room for the new lineup, many shops discount last year’s bow models. If you or someone you know is in the market for a new bow, this is a great time to get a good deal. Small Business Saturday is also the perfect day for beginning archers to shop. Before you start flinging arrows you need some basic equipment. Here’s an idea of what to buy to get started.
Shop deals for all the archery enthusiasts in your life by picking up some stocking stuffers. Targets, lessons, range time and gift certificates make excellent gifts. Get a great deal and finish your shopping well before it’s time to wrap presents.
Once your holiday shopping is done, do some personal shopping. Or better yet, bring a parent, partner or friend and guide them in the direction of the perfect holiday gift. If you want to be a little less obvious, just send this article to the gift-givers in your life as a not-so-subtle hint.
Shopping local is a powerful way to support not only neighborhood stores but also the entire community. For every dollar spent, 67 cents stays in the community, according to the 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study.
Small Business Saturday is the shop owners’ way of saying thank you to customers by offering big savings. But it’s also your chance to say thank you to your favorite archery shop. Often, these stores have leagues, practice ranges, and lessons to help improve skills. They have bow technicians to keep your gear in tip-top shape. Showing up and making a purchase helps keep these shops in business.
Ready to shop Small Business Saturday? Find nearby shops here.