St. Bernard ‘Shop Small Week’ Returns for Third Year
CHALMETTE – Shop Small Week in St. Bernard begins on Nov. 30, 2019 and lasts through the following Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) has announced the return of the St. Bernard Shop Small Passport, a shopper incentive program that encourages shoppers to keep their purchases local this holiday season.
“As we track the impact of our passport program, we witness firsthand how shopping local can make an immense difference to our local retail community,” explains Andrew Jacques, SBEDF Executive Director. “With more retailers and more events scheduled in 2019, we are looking forward to the most effective Shop Small Week yet in St. Bernard Parish.”
Everyone is invited to join in shopping at participating St. Bernard businesses during the annual week-long Shop Small campaign. The week’s festivities start on Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2019, with the 2019 Shop Small Kickoff Breakfast at Café Aquarius located at 2101 Paris Road in Chalmette. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., shoppers can stop by for breakfast, enjoy a complimentary mimosa and grab a Shop Small swag bag full of coupons and promotional items from Shop Small businesses.
Shoppers have seven days to get their passport stamped by making a purchase at any participating location. Limit one stamp per location. To complete the passport, shoppers must receive 5 or more stamps and return their passport to Brewster’s Restaurant & Lounge located at 8517 West Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette. Shoppers who turn in their St. Bernard Shop Small Passport will be entered for a chance to win a $200 gift card, provided by Frederick J. Sigur Investment Company, along with over $1500 in prizes provided by the participating businesses. All passports must be returned no later than Dec. 7, 2019, to be eligible to win.
Shoppers can also get their passport stamped on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Holiday Popup Market at St. Claude Arts. The Holiday Popup Market features over a dozen vendors at 6707 St. Claude Ave. in Arabi from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The first 100 shoppers to make a purchase will receive a free gift. St. Bernard Shop Small passports can be turned in at the market that evening. Passports returned during the market will be entered for a chance to win an Old Arabi gift basket along with the Shop Small Week grand prize drawing.
St. Bernard Shop Small participants include retailers, restaurants, pharmacies, fitness centers and a variety of specialty stores. A complete list of businesses and passport details can be found at sbedf.org/shopsmallweek.
The event is sponsored by the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation and its partners, St. Bernard Parish Government, Old Arabi Neighborhood Association, the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, St. Bernard Tourist Commission, Buccaneer Villa Neighborhood Association, St. Bernard Magazine and American Express.