Blog : Celebrate Green Friday and Shop Local This Season

By Craig | Nov 18, 2014 | in

You can wait in line in the cold outside the big box stores on Black Friday, or you can shop locally with our Business Partners and call it Green Friday. But why wait until November 28?

We're getting a jump on the biggest holiday shopping day of the holiday season by offering Green Alliance memberships for $20 (that's a $15 savings)! You can purchase this discounted membership starting right now through December 1. Why are we offering such a low price? We want to encourage you to think and shop local this year. With your Green Alliance membership you will save money at nearly 100 green businesses when in the greater seacoast region. And those discounts are available all year long.

Whether you're looking to get a home energy audit, a discount on a solar heating installation, save money on dinner out and more, our membership has a little something for everyone. And our members are given the chance to win prizes and free admission to exclusive Green Alliance events throughout the year.

So how do you get in on the deal? Click here to get your membership today!

Would you like to save 10% on food and drinks at 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, The Portsmouth Brewery or Redhook Brewery? How about 10% on all jewelry at Prelude in Portsmouth or save $400 a year when you use your membership for a home cleaning from Green Maids? That's just a very small sample of what you can get with your Green Alliance membership.

We're located in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth surrounded by hundreds of small and local businesses, but we want to acknowledge all of the great small businesses throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Massachussets participating in Plaid Friday. Plaid Friday encourages consumers to stay away from the mega-stores this on November 28 and shop at smaller shops and retailers. We love that idea and we've put our own spin on it by discounting our membership price for you to shop with our green Business Partners.

Like Plaid Friday, Green Friday is more than just crafty word play. It's about awareness. So many small businesses struggle each year to stay afloat due to the economy's slow recovery, but also because the bigger stores are driving smaller businesses under. Each year communities like ours lose a historic or loved local shop. More often than not these are family-run businesses that can no longer compete with chain stores. It's up to the consumer to help the local economy thrive. We encourage you to consider shopping at at least one local business this year. And don't forget, if you want to save money with our Business Partners you can get your discounted Green Alliance membership today.

Do your part this holiday season, whether its green or plaid, to shop local.