Shop Small on Nov. 30th & American Express Gift Card #Giveaway! #iheartsmallbiz

This post is brought to you by The UPS Store and The Motherhood, and I’ve been compensated for my time. However, all opinions are my own.


Hey Everyone!

The UPS Store realizes how important it is to support small businesses, and so do I. I’m taking the Shop Small Challenge. On Small Business Saturday on November 30 I’m shopping at my favorite shop Rocket Fizz!

Rocket Fizz is a small candy store in my neighborhood where I can find those rare old fashioned candies I love that I wouldn’t be able to find in a big chain store. I would never have candies like my favorite Satellite Wafers (yes those are a candy look it up) if I didn’t have a shop near me like Rocket Fizz. I’d never get to enjoy those candies if it weren’t for them. I can’t find those candies any where else! I love to shop small for this reason. You can find products you wouldn’t find any place else at small businesses.


Our favorite bakery Big Sugar Bake Shop has some cupcakes and butter cookies we couldn’t live with out!  With everything going digital we can’t find good Comic book shops now a days, so I’m so thankful to have an amazing Comic Shop Earth 2 Comics that we visit every other week to shop!

It’s heartbreaking when I see a store I love close because they didn’t get enough business to afford to pay their rent. This really is a tragedy to a neighborhood in my opinion. Please Check out the small businesses in your community and please shop small on Small Business Saturday!

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 and supported by The UPS Store, is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (this year, November 30), Small Business Saturday inspires people to shop and support small businesses, and give back to the places that have given their communities so much.


For more info check out the The UPS Store website’s Shop Small section which includes information about supporting the Shop Small Challenge.

To help you shop small on Small Business Saturday Enter in the RaffleCopter Form Below to Win A $100 American Express gift card!

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Giveaway is only open to US residents (48 contiguous states) and are 18+.

*****PRIZE WILL BE FULFILLED by The Motherhood and UPS PR. Winner Can not win same prize pack on multiple blogs in accordance to brand sponsor.*******


Good Luck Everyone and I hope you enjoy Shopping Small!


  • " target="_blank">steve weber

    I always go to our local family run Chinese food place.. they are so nice there and the food is amazing for the price.

  • " target="_blank">LIA BECAS JACOBSEN

    I shop at a local farm near where I live. I get my eggs, produce, honey and n=baked goods. It is so good to know that a family is getting the proceeds of my sale! Happy holidays and thank you for the giveaway!

  • " target="_blank">Mary Happymommy

    I buy fruit from a local farm and also there’s a local bakery that we love.

  • " target="_blank">Olivia Rubin

    I shop at a local pet shop that has been in business for 40 years. Family owned and running strong

  • " target="_blank">Lisa Brown

    we have a small local hardware store and the service is always the best: friendly, professional, we love going in and shopping.

  • " target="_blank">Maureen

    I can always call them up and ask them to tell me if they have something that is needed and if they do have it they will put it aside . It is a bookstore that has been in my home town for over 20 years.

  • " target="_blank">Elena

    I shop at local farmer’s market every week. I also buy pet supplies at our local pet shop

  • " target="_blank">jenna d

    My grocery store is locally owned, the people their are fantastic and the prices are great. I love shopping at a place I can trust.

  • " target="_blank">Jessie C.

    I love our local Japanese restaurant, great food and service, very family friendly..

  • " target="_blank">Rea Liz

    I love going to a local small owned coffee shop down the road!

  • " target="_blank">stephanie

    i love shopping local stores

  • " target="_blank">carla bonesteel

    When I was a little girl, I got to meet Miss New York, and hang out with her for the day, and she gave me jewelry and stuff…this was at a small local boutique.

  • " target="_blank">courtney b

    local coffee shop here in az is SO amazin, and they are so nice, its very small and only local

  • " target="_blank">Sara Floyd

    I love my small local chinese restaurant. They have great food for a great deal!

  • " target="_blank">Debbie Jackson

    our local mom and pop grocery will still deliver.

  • " target="_blank">Amanda Sakovitz

    I love going to this local cupcake shop. They are the best!

  • " target="_blank">Thomas Murphy

    My favorite small business is my local bakery, I love there cheese cake.

  • " target="_blank">Mary M.

    I just bought a pretty Christmas decoration at a local thrift shop where proceeds go to charity. I saved money and helped someone else. Friendly, cheerful volunteers staff the shop.

  • " target="_blank">amy pugmire

    we love to buy grains and fruits and veggies at a local stand down the street. They are super friendly and have great prices.

  • " target="_blank">Rosie

    A local store opened up that has many small items, including totes. I had bought a tote but shortly thereafter realized it just wasn’t going to work for me. They let me exchange it for another. They have lots of nice merchandise, and they are nice. I like going there to look around, much more fun than the mall.

  • " target="_blank">jackie harris

    We need to continue to support small businesses

  • " target="_blank">Candice

    We love to dine at a local restaurant that is friendly, fun, and has great food.

  • " target="_blank">Audra O'Hara

    Last year I ordered Christmas stockings from a small Etsy shop. When they arrived I had 3 extra in the package. I called, thinking I had accidentally gotten someone else’s order, and to my surprise they were mine to keep. The Etsy owner had put them in for free. I just love that about small businesses; not so much the point that you get more, but the point that they go the extra mile to keep their customers happy. I find small businesses always have better service and usually better quality items.

  • " target="_blank">laurie damrose

    My favorite small shop is the record store in my ton

  • " target="_blank">Erika W.

    We frequent multiple locally owned restaurants. We enjoy supporting business owners in our community and the food is the best!

  • " target="_blank">Natasha

    I go to a great local toy store that always helps me find the perfect gift!

  • I love shopping Etsy shops online instead of sites like Amazon.

  • " target="_blank">Denise L

    One of our favorite Italian bakeries is family-owned. Last year at this time I went in with my 3 year old son. It was a long wait. When the young man behind the counter waited on us he commented on how well-behaved my son had been and how much my son reminded him of himself at that age…he had grown up in the bakery. He let my son pick out whatever he wanted–no charge. It was awesome 🙂

  • " target="_blank">Dee

    I always get lunch from the local deli three blocks from my house. They are not a franchise and it’s nice to support a mom and pop shop that makes great food! 🙂

  • " target="_blank">Alvina Castro

    favorite experience is the customer service. when ordering something they really value you as a customer becuase there bsiness is small and growing and it helps

  • " target="_blank">Stephanie

    I love the local artist’s gallery/pottery shop near my house. They sell works from a variety of local artists that are so beautiful, affordable and one of a kind.

  • " target="_blank">Heather Hayes Panjon

    My Favorite Experience Is Ordering Cakes For My Family Gatherings/ Celebrations From A Small Local Bakery.

  • " target="_blank">latanya

    I shop at a local farmer’s market and they are friendly and have great product selection

  • " target="_blank">Debbie Welchert

    We shop at our local feed store to buy all of our parrot food and food for other birds we have, they keep us updated on new products all the time. We live in a very small town and we also eat a lot at our three local restaurants, one is owned by my sister-in-law.

  • " target="_blank">Susan Christy

    I only eat at local restaurants. Most of the employees have been there for years and it’s nice when they remember me and what I usually order.

  • " target="_blank">Shannon

    I love our local Coffee shop. They have local artists works for sale and are always so friendly

  • " target="_blank">Andra Eads

    I love to shop the little stores in “Old Burien” (Burien, Washington)…it’s a small section of small business…you can get your hair cut, have dinner and a drink, and get something from the Danish bakery…I love the atmosphere that these business give off…and it’s always good to support the little businesses who are making a living from their business.

  • " target="_blank">rebecca shockley

    I like going to the local diner’s or cafe’s, they have a hard time keeping up with the big chains. Always friendly staff and great fresh food!

  • " target="_blank">Cassandra Eastman

    My favorite of course is my mom’s, she makes homeade goats soap, and lotion! I also love shopping at small business resale kids clothing and toy shops in my area there are a couple that I love to visit!

  • I love finding uber cute baby products from small businesses. I love the Etsy Shop Swanky Shank and have become friends with the owner!

  • " target="_blank">rachel

    I love our local coffee shops. I recognize the baristas and get to savor locally roasted coffee. It’s a win-win!

  • " target="_blank">Mandala

    The coffeehouse where I go to has free shows to introduce local artists. . the baristas are also very friendly.

  • " target="_blank">Tabathia B

    We enjoyed John’s popcorn business because after 5 or on the weekends he would also sell frozen custard that was left over from that day for 1/2 price and he sold a mixture of popcorn/m&m’s/marshmallows that was a big hit for my kids and his prices were great and he was so great with remembering locals who frequented the shop on a weekly basis

  •" target="_blank">Christine G

    I love the customer service from our local bike shop!

  • " target="_blank">Allison Downes

    We have a local bakery near us that I like going to. They have always been very nice and they have a lot of yummy treats to choose from.

    Thank you for the chance to win this!

  •" target="_blank">mysweetiepiepie

    I’m lucky enough to live not far from Cleveland’s famous Westside Market and always enjoy going from one small stall to the next discovering homemade food treats from various nationalities :+)

  • " target="_blank">Samantha D.

    I really loved going to this little boutique store in a nearby town. The owner was a lovely vibrant woman (who recently passed away and in turn the store had to close) , anyway they always had the best unique, quirky, awesome gifts for any occasion especially around Christmas time.

  • " target="_blank">melina r

    A local small business that i like to go to is a coffee shop owned by a local woman. I also get a discount as long as I show my work badge. Great place to visit

  • " target="_blank">Cory

    I love going to the small business that are like a boutique or antique type stores.

  • " target="_blank">Janice Cooper

    Love going to our local bakery. They have the best cakes and donuts!

  • " target="_blank">Jay

    I have many experiences with some ma & pa restaurants. They have the best food, and are always friendly here!

  • " target="_blank">wild orchid

    We have a local farmers market store that we visit almost weekly. I love having them in our community!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  • " target="_blank">Julie

    WE go to a bakery that is close by to us and buy goodies..We also buy our meat from a local butcher

  • " target="_blank">anissa (an) gooch

    I love going to our local restaurant up the street. They know our names and orders and always keep the kids entertained

  • " target="_blank">Valerie C.

    I shop at a local jewelry store with the best deals and customer service anywhere! I recommend them often.

  •" target="_blank">Jamie R

    I shop at an adorable children’s clothing boutique called Gisena’s closet.

  • " target="_blank">Jayci S.

    I shop with Soulseed Tees because their products help me reflect how I feel about my culture! Check her out at THANK YOU for the giveaway!!!

  • " target="_blank">Jennifer Marie

    I love our local ice cream shoppe. You know what you are getting and I am happy to see the money going directly to the owner.

  • " target="_blank">Asia

    I Shop Small througbout the year. Here in St. Louis there is this local restaraunt called Ropers Ribs and it is the only plave I go for barbeque! We also have tons of food trucks here in St. Louis that I frequent!!

  •" target="_blank">Mary C. Hall

    I try to shop small all year long. it’s had to small businesses in this economy. Two of my favorite stores for shopping small for consignment fashions, especially designer and vintage, are Sequels Boutique in Beverly Hills, CA and Adore Boutiques in Cary, NC.
    more on shopping small here>

  • Our butcher’s wife is always there, working right alongside him. She helps us with recipes and ingredients and runs the register. If they are busy at the case, she even helps with the meat. Everyone there is just great.

  • " target="_blank">Kerry Clark

    My favorite small business isn’t local, but it’s a home-based dog bakery called 2 Little Bostons. She makes the cutest creative treats for dogs (and cats!) and she makes her customers feel confident about their quality and safety. She even throws in extra goodies sometimes. 🙂

  • " target="_blank">Betsy Barnes

    We have a lot of small, locally owned businesses, my favorite is a country store that sells crafts and homemade jams, fudge, love taking my family when they come visit 🙂

  • We love the friendly service and good food at the small Bistro down the street from our house.

  • " target="_blank">Jessica H.

    One year my daughter wanted a lion king scene on her cake with a waterfall. I didn’t know what to do to make it more realistic, but luckily a small local arts store here carried chocolate rocks. They were amazing! Such amazing detail, and edible, they were a perfect addition to her cake. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  • " target="_blank">Grace A

    My local yoga shop is very lenient about packages. I always end up getting a few free classes because they are so kind.

  • " target="_blank">Danielle F.

    About 5 yrs ago I received a cake for my birthday from a friends that was the most delicious one I had ever had. I saw the bakery’s sticker/label on the box and went there to try some other treats and see if everyone was as yummy as the cake. Everything was amazing and I haven’t stopped going there since – I always purchase my bakery items from there and I have referred numerous friends and family members to this place. They deserve the business and praise!

  • " target="_blank">Julie Smith

    We have a lovely base of local entepreneurs here in my city. There’s a local bookstore called Horizontal Books that I frequent often (Buy 1, Get 50% off//Buy 2, Get 60% off // Buy 3, Get 70% off) – love their prices, their helpfulness and their friendliness! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • " target="_blank">Kelly D

    I buy my jewelry at a small local jeweler, they are really helpful when I need to purchase gifts.

  • " target="_blank">Diana V

    I try to support local small business whenever I can.

  • " target="_blank">Sonia S.

    My favorite experience has been visiting our local bakery and having the baker always give our kids free cookies.

  • " target="_blank">Melinda Stephens

    We have a burger place a few blocks from our house called Rocky Mountain Drive In. I used to skip school assemblies and go there instead.

  • " target="_blank">tammy shelton

    I like to shop for unique toys at my local Toy Store…they have stuff that big places like Wal Mart don’t have.

  • " target="_blank">Steph

    Mine is a little candy store called “The Popcorn Shop” in Wheaton, IL. It has a bright red door and is only about five feet wide. They sell yummy popcorn and “penny” candies. Coming out of the shop with my little white paper sack of goodies is one of my favorite childhood memories!

  • " target="_blank">laurie

    I shop at a store I my town that is a small business, I go there about every week, and they know me by name and I really like shopping small busnesses

  • " target="_blank">Michelle Tucker

    There’s a small business in the town I lived in before called Flour Power. They not only bake some awesome items, but their little gift area is great. I love shopping there.

  • " target="_blank">Melody Domingues

    I love going to the local restaurants here. I know most of the owners on a first name basis.