There is snow on the ground, holiday songs in the air, splashes of red, gold, green, and silver all around with an added sparkle when seen through those frozen eyelashes. People are bustling about as they gather what is needed to create warm and cozy nests to burrow into as the days get shorter. Glowing lights adorn houses and trees, scrumptious feasts are concocted in the kitchen, beds are prepped for company, and loving gifts are dressed in shiny wrapping all in preparation for the gathering of friends and family.
These intimate gatherings are important, but there is a larger family that also needs our support so that they can
be there for us as well, our communities. In Springfield, VT we have just such a community, full of local shops eager to supply us with our holiday needs. Whether it’s food from the Co-op, drinks from Joe’s, your table centerpiece from Woodbury Florist, all sorts of gifts from Vault, an appointment at Boccaccio’s Salon so you can look your finest for the holidays, or even a visit to Vianor who will care for your car so you can reach family safely. All of these businesses, and many more, can’t be here without our support and so the Springfield Vermont Area Local Loyalty program has been born!
It’s a simple little card that hopes to inspire you to shop locally, perhaps it will even expose you to businesses you didn’t know existed here in town, and in the end you have the exciting chance to win from a selection of raffles, each unique to every one of the businesses involved (all between $50 and $100 value, ooh la la)! If you’re on Facebook you can view a list of most of the raffle prizes here.
Here’s how the program works…
🍎Pick up a Local Loyalty card at one of the participating businesses (listed below).
🍎Until December 24th for every $10 you spend at a participating business you receive a stamp on your Local Loyalty card.
🍎After ten stamps you are eligible to enter the card into the raffle of your choosing (each business has its own).
🍎Start a new card and go for it again!
🍎Eagerly await January 4th, 2019 for news of the selected winners!
🍎Advanced Skin Care – Spa and wellness
🍎Biben’s Home Center – Hardware, home goods, lumber, and more
🍎Black River Kwik Stop – Convenience store, gas station, and Uhaul rentals
🍎Black Rock Steakhouse – Steak, seafood, and more! (Notably, an excellent salad bar!)
🍎Boccaccio’s – Hair salon
🍎Clever Cow Designs – Custom clothing printing
🍎The Copper Fox – Farm to table restaurant
🍎Crown Point Country Club – Golf course, shop, and pub
🍎Dark Mountain Games – Games to buy and a place to play!
🍎Edgar May – Health and recreation center
🍎Flying Crow Coffee Co. – Locally roasted coffee
🍎Gallery At The Vault – Vermont artisans gallery and gift shop
🍎The Hartness House – Inn and tavern
🍎The Inn At Weathersfield – Inn, restaurant, and music venue
🍎Jake’s South Street Market – Market and food
🍎Joe’s Discount Beverage – Beer, wine, liquor, and spirits
🍎Route 106N Market & Deli – The name says it all; market and deli
🍎Shannon’s Upscale Resale – Trendy, affordable second hand clothing
🍎Snap Fitness – 24/7 gym for members, limited hours for guests
🍎Springfield Animal Hospital – Vet services and boarding
🍎Springfield Art Gym – “Exercise your creativity” and art classes
🍎The Springfield Barber – Barber shop and tanning services
🍎Springfield Cinemas 3 – Movies with a wonderful unique experience
🍎Springfield Food Co-op – Market selling local, natural, and organic food and more
🍎The Sub-Way – Local sandwich shop
🍎Tina’s Hallmark – Gifts, cards, and collectibles
🍎Up Your Alley Bowling – Bowling, cosmic bowling, and parties
🍎US Wireless (New England Wireless) – Mobile support and service
🍎Vianor – Tire and auto service
🍎Von Bargen’s Jewelry – Diamonds and artisan jewelry
🍎Willow Farm Pet Services – Boarding, daycare, grooming, and supplies
🍎Woodbury Florist – Flowers and arrangements for all celebrations