Small Business Saturday

by Mini and Me

Thanksgiving was a beautiful day off to celebrate our family and friends and all we are grateful for in our lives.  At Mini & Me, we took the whole day and the whole night off.  No midnight madness or "Grey Thursday."  We woke rested and excited for the sales we were offering this morning for Black Friday!

It was awesome to see some of you take advantage of our specials today!  We are usually underwhelmed at Mini & Me on Black Friday as people flock to discount department stores and big box stores...But the next day is Small Business Saturday! That day is all about little stores like ours, and we could not be more grateful to AMEX for starting this program to highlight and support small businesses.

It's been a big movement in the past few years..."Shop Local" and "Shop Small."  Why would this appeal to you as a consumer?  What's in it for you?

Mini & Me specializes in finding unique, hand picked, often hand crafted items for you...We hand pick items we think will be treasured as keepsakes for years, maybe even generations, to come.  We work hard to give friendly, comprehensive customer service and provide services like gift wrapping and delivery that make our customers' lives a little easier and their shopping experience more pleasant.  

Mini & Me is approached almost daily by community members asking for donations. Softball tournaments.  Cheer competitions.  Preschools.  Elementary Schools.  High Schools.  Medical foundations.  Children's Hospitals.  Carnivals.  Sports team sponsorships.  Breast cancer walks.  And we donate.  Even when we've far exceeded our charitable contribution budget, we continue to give.  A gift card here...A diaper bag there...It adds up, but we enjoy feeling like we are a part of building a strong community...a mutually supportive community...a community of friends and family who count on and rely on each other.  

AMEX has done a fantastic job this year in Small Business Saturday campaign advertising for small businesses and pointing out all we do to benefit the communities we live and work in.  They are even giving $10 back to each customer who uses their AMEX card to shop at a small business tomorrow (11/30/13).  When you spend money at a small local business, the money really does stay in your community, and thanks to AMEX, some of the money will stay in your pocket, too when you get that $10 credit back in your account!  Register your AMEX card at to get the full benefits of Small Business Saturday!

On Saturday, Nov. 30th, we will be open from 9:00 am-7:00 pm.  The first 20 AMEX shoppers will receive a reusable tote bag and 20% off everything they can fit inside that bag.  They will also enjoy a $10.00 credit on next month's statement.  Tell your friends and bring your out of town guests.  We can't wait to see you and serve you and celebrate what makes our community such a wonderful, mutually supportive, place to live and work!!

Remember, register those AMEX