Shop Small PIC Style November 21, 2017

With Thanksgiving just two days away, the air is filled with the sweet smells of fabulous food, time with friends and family, and an endless array of offers and discounts. While we too love the doorbuster deals, we’re all about shopping small. As you head out to fill the stockings, thank clients and teachers, and dote on friends and family, think about skipping the big box stores and supporting the little guy. Because when you shop small, you support entrepreneurship, local economies, and entire communities. And likely if you’re reading this, you’re a small business owner, too, and we should all practice what we preach.

We’re often asked about our favorite small businesses. We love them all. But here are a few of our small business friends who are offering pretty sweet deals. Only caveat is that, of course, none of these deals are good on purchases already made or existing bookings. That’s kind of how Black Friday deals work.

From the Popcorn & Ice Cream family to yours, we wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings. Now get out there and #shopsmall and #buylocal!

Nationwide Deals

For the Athlete – Good, clean hydration from KRa

Working on your own PR? Have a youth athlete that’s going for gold? Refuel and rehydrate with a sports drink you can feel good about – KRa Drinks for Athletes. This weekend when you buy one case of this awesome, clean, organic sports drink, you’ll get one FREE when you use coupon code GETKRA17. This deal is valid on KRa’s website and on Sunday and Monday only.

For the Sweets Lover – Cookies and cakeballs so good you won’t stop noshing from Noshy Cookies & The Itty-Bitty Cake Company

Seriously, who doesn’t love cookies and cake? Whether you’re satisfying your own sweet tooth or doting on a chocolate lover, take 20% off any flavors or packages from both Noshy Cookies and The Itty-Bitty Cake Company on Small Business Saturday. Noshy even offers subscription boxes! That means freshly baked cookies delivered every month. Use coupon code SMALLBIZ17 to sweeten your life with cookies on Noshy’s site and SMALLBIZ20 to get a taste of the best cakeball you’ll ever experience on Itty-Bitty’s online store. Don’t delay, both of these deals are only good on Small Business Saturday!

For Our DC Area Friends

For the Foodie – The best of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Beyond at Glen’s Garden Market

Need a last-minute side that tastes like you made it yourself? Stop by Glen’s Garden Market in Dupont Circle or Shaw from 9 am – 2 pm on Thanksgiving Day (PS – They also have awesome local beer and wine). Then hop on over to their website on Black Friday and enjoy steep discounts gift cards, growler club memberships, cheese classes, gift baskets, private cheese classes, candles and reservations to our cocoa lodge. The stores will be closed while their locals enjoy well-deserved time with family and friends.

For the Content Junkie – Hassle-free, high-speed internet from DC Access

Sick of lousy service from Comcast and Verizon? Annoyed by hidden fees and contracts? If you’re on Capitol Hill or in Adams Morgan, give yourself the gift of DC Access. Starting on Cyber Monday, new customers will get their first month of service free. And the deal applies no matter which plan you choose. Installations must take place by January 15, but with their customer service, scheduling is way less complicated than juggling holiday party commitments.

For the Home-Based Business Owner – Spa-inspired workspace and meeting rooms at Hera Hub DC in Friendship Heights

Gingerbread Lattes are nice, but quiet workspace is far more productive than Starbucks. When you join Hera Hub this holiday season, the initiation fee will be waived. You can put that $99 savings right back into your business. And with the community of amazing women in business, private conference rooms, phone closets, and day offices, endless coffee, and member programming at this Friendship Heights coworking space, there’s no doubt your business with be featured on our holiday shopping guide next year.

For What Ails You – Freeze your pain away at Thrive CryoStudio in Rockville and Annapolis

Aches and pains? Insomnia? Stubborn baby weight? Freeze it all away! Check out one of the hottest (and coldest all at the same time) trends in alternative therapies at Thrive CyroStudio in Rockville and Annapolis, Maryland when you snag one of their cryotherapy or celluma packages! Save up to $120 on select membership plans, take up to $55 off multi-session packages, and score a free $20 gift card with the purchase of $100 worth of cards. This offer melts down on Sunday, so call the studio at (240) 804-5188 to chill with them!

For Your Parental Sanity – Endless fun for the kids at Monkey Joe’s Germantown, My Gym Potomac, and My Gym Bethesda

After fighting traffic on I-95, the kids are bound to be bouncing off the walls. Let them bounce, climb, and unwind to their heart’s content at Monkey Joe’s in Germantown, Maryland or My Gym in Potomac and Bethesda, Maryland! Your kids will thank you, as will your wallet when you take advantage of their Black Friday weekend specials. At Monkey Joe’s, take 30% off a frequent jumper card (10 passes!), enjoy huge discounts on birthday parties, plus get free admission and a free gift with the purchase of either! And at My Gym, put your hands on free lifetime membership ($75 value!) and 2 weeks free ($51 value) with all new class registrations. Or if you’re planning for your next birthday party, take $50 off either a Deluxe or Premier package. These awesome offers are all valid from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

For Your Kiddos Needs – Free OT screenings from Little Sprout Speech

The only thing worse than holiday stress is concerns about your kiddos. Get the answers you’re looking for (at least about occupational therapy-related matters) with a FREE OT screening for your preschooler or elementary school-aged child from Little Sprout Speech this holiday season. That’s right, all December screenings are totally and completely cost and commitment free. Contact the Little Sprout team at (301) 881-1394 or to schedule an appointment. Little Sprout serves children and their families in Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, DC.