What’s exciting about Shop Small Polk this year is that it extends FAR beyond Shop Small Saturday on November 24. Now that the excitement and buzz of the event has passed…what’s next?!

  • KEEP SHOPPING! We have TONS of exciting prizes to give away for our Shop Small Polk Giveaway, and there’s still time to enter! Continue shopping at any participating merchant location and keep gathering stamps in your passport, and enter to win by NOON on December 14.
  • Take the Shop Small Pledge. Your pledge to keep shopping local has no expiration date. No fine print, no gimmicks…simply sign the pledge to keep your dollars in our community.
  • We’re highlighting our amazing merchants all year long. Follow along on our Facebook page for updates from these amazing businesses.

For Shoppers

How do you, the shopper, participate in Shop Small Polk?

2) Pick up a Shop Small Polk Passport at a Kickoff location. We’re still finalizing these locations, so watch the site, social media, and our email newsletters for updates!
3) On Shop Small Saturday, do your shopping and stop at as many Shop Small Polk merchants listed on the passport as you’d like. Gather stamps from the businesses as you go! Each stamp earns you one entry in our Shop Small Polk giveaway…more details coming soon. 

For Businesses

Get your small business on the map…literally! On Shop Small Saturday, November 24, we’ll be encouraging shoppers to spend their money with Shop Small Polk merchants, all of whom will be easy to find with our fun Shop Small Passports.

When you participate, you will get your business added to the passport, as well as promotion and exposure for your business leading up to Shop Small Saturday.

About Shop Small Polk

What makes a community special? What gives it a vibrancy to be unique? There could be many answers but they would all center around the small, local businesses that help the community flourish. Small businesses give their community its own special flavor. Not only do they provide unique options for shopping, services or dining but they also give back of their time, talents and treasures. They employ a large percentage of a city’s workforce and they help keep more money within the local economy than a large corporation. This is why it is so important to support small business everyday.

In 2010, Small Business Saturday was created as a way to aid many small businesses hurting from an economy in recession. Founded by American Express, Small Business Saturday was a way to support the local, small businesses that keep our communities strong every day by promoting them on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This was a way to feed off the Black Friday momentum and encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses, and into local economies. It didn’t take long for our nation to take notice of the importance of the Shop Small movement. In 2011, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of the day and in 2012 all 50 states participated in the movement.