This Saturday is Small Business Saturday.
Now in its fifth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday was introduced to encourage spending with small, independent businesses and is seen as the antithesis to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which predominantly benefit larger stores in the run-up to Christmas.
This Saturday, please show your support of independent businesses by making a purchase and making a difference, buy a handmade card rather than a mass produced one, buy a unique piece of jewellery made with love rather than something that has been shipped in, go and buy a pint of milk from the corner shop rather than a big supermarket buy a coffee from that independent shop rather than the chains – by doing so you are supporting independent businesses, by doing so you are truly making a difference!
As a thank you for your support, Afflecks staff will randomly hand out £10 Afflecks gift vouchers to people spotted making a purchase in any of our stall this Saturday. The vouchers can be spent in any of our shops on the day or over the next 12 months.