Friday, November 26, 2021

Plaid the colour of the day as LOVE Prince Rupert reminds community to keep local merchants in mind

The online clicking began at the midnight hour as Christmas season shoppers began to check out the Black Friday specials, with today also anticipated to be a busy one for the large retail operations with their many product offers designed to make for a surge in spending in this last month before Christmas Day.

Hoping not to have local merchants lost in that crush of consumerism, today as it has in years past has been designated as Plaid Friday, with the local business community putting up their flag in the holiday shopping battles.

Locally, Love Prince Rupert is coordinating the Prince Rupert push back against the massive marketing of online and the large commercial operators, the organization highlighting how you can participate in some local love through their Social Media feed.

Towards today's campaign, they outlined the approach they take, what they hope to realize and how you can participate.

Every year, Love Prince Rupert takes part in a Plaid Friday campaign. This campaign is designed to support local independent business owners. 

The goal of Plaid Friday is to have consumers spend their dollars locally, to have some fun wearing plaid and to celebrate the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses in their communities. 

Keep an eye out for contests and sales starting this Friday November 26th. 

How to Participate: 

Wear plaid 

Share the shop local spirit on social media 

Take part in local events 

Support local, independent businesses 

Buy a coffee 

Start your holiday shopping 

Purchase a gift certificate

Towards helping your chart your local course on this Plaid Friday, the Love Prince Rupert website features a listing of the many Prince Rupert area businesses that are participating in the program, you can navigate your travels from this link.

Follow the Love Prince Rupert Facebook page for updates on Plaid Friday through the day.

For more notes on the city's Commercial sector see our archive page here.

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