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Small Business Saturday

I try not to make a habit of talking about advertisers here, but American Express is a longtime advertiser on dooce®, and they asked me to let you know about a good cause.  It’s called Small Business Saturday, a way to support local small businesses. Our personal favorite in the Salt Lake City area is The Green Ant where I most recently bought this vintage chair by Danish designer Niels Joergen Haugesen for the office:

Folding chair designed by Niels Joergen Haugesen

There’s something in it for you too: Amex will give a $25 credit back to anyone who spends that much at a small business with an Amex card on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and they’re also giving donations to community groups.

This is going to provide much needed and feel good retail therapy after we host about thirty people for Thanksgiving. If you don’t hear from me after the holiday I most likely died from an acute case of The Mormons.

Small Business Saturday

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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