Why not help keep the US economy growing in your community?
The doorbuster holiday season is upon us, and people are scrambling to chow down their Thanksgiving dinner and run off to stand in a line, waiting hours to get that particular purchase, willing to endure the craziness and join in the comrade of getting a bargain. Those who snoozed lost out, or did they? Every year you hear people complaining that what they came for is not in stock or run out of them in the first 1 hour. Salespeople telling you that you need to be there at midnight to get one, at 12:15 am, what are these salespeople talking about?
I read an email that suggested that you should avoid the big box shops and go to the small business if you want to kick start the US economy. American Express is promoting Small Business Saturday. However, the email was stressing something different. Buy services for family members, get a gift certificate for the beauty salon, car wash, floor cleaned, restaurant, or how about for entertainment. We need and use these things, not something we think they will like or just because it is a good sale. Since the service industry makes up a good part of USA businesses, why not promote gift certificates for a service.
Why get up at 2:00 am and have to use your best Kung Fu maneuver to get products produced overseas? Get the person a gift certificate to help keep the US economy growing in your community when you can. So give it a try this year and cut back on just one of those new-fangled electronic gadgets this year and invest in the USA service industry.