Maplewood Village is a premier local shopping destination for holiday shopping, with an abundance of great family-owned shops, restaurants and more. The Village was even profiled recently on MSNBC's Your Business as a quintessential small-town America downtown. (Watch the video here.)
The Village is a great place to take advantage of Small Business Saturday (SBS), which is on Sat., Nov. 24, two days after Thanksgiving. Enroll your American Express card and get back $25 when you spend $25 or more at any qualifying small business location in Maplewood. (Click here to enroll your card.; click here for a list of participating Maplewood businesses.)
"We're happy to be celebrating Small Business Saturday for the third year in a row in Maplewood Village," said Julie Doran, Manager of the Maplewood Village Alliance. "We love the focus the American Express promotion has put on the importance of shopping small, and we wanted to leverage and enhance that."
But here's the added twist: since not all Village merchants accept American Express (and not all customers carry it), over 20 merchants are also offering special deals, treats or in-store promotions as an additional way to thank their customers.
Here is the full list of participating businesses and their deals, and here are some highlights. Check the list for all the fine print:
The Tenth Muse Gallery – Shop Small and Save 25% off your entire purchase.
Scrivener’s Toys & Collectibles - Pick-a-Prize Fishbowl; choose a card and get a 10%, 15%, 20% discount or a surprise gift.
KoKoRo – Treats and special in-store promotions.
Little One & Co. – Shop Small and Save 25% off your entire purchase.
Alchemy Hour – Save 10% to 40% when you pick from the lottery at the register.
Highland Place/Crane’s – FREE cocktail or bowl of soup when you bring a receipt from any participating retailer.
Click! Tutoring & Learning Center – Free Play for children 0-5 from 2 – 4 pm in our kids corner and Free Tweens story writing workshop 4-5 pm. Special offer – The Get Writing Package of 2 writing tutoring sessions, any grade for $99.00.
Words – Complimentary coffee and refreshments.
Hopscotch – Spend $50.00 or more and receive $10.00 off your purchase. (personalization not included).
Geralyn’s Art Studio – Special Art Store and Gallery featuring Cowgirl in the Sand merchandise and hand-made silver rings from Italy.
Shed – Enjoy 10% of the entire store and refreshments when you shop small at Shed!
Lotus Petals Floral Design – Holiday treats and 15% off the store, excluding fresh product.
Bee & Thistle – 10% off on total purchase over $50.00.
Village Wine Shop – Enjoy a Corzo Tequila tasting and snacks from 3-5pm.
Maplewood Karate – FREE CLASS at Maplewood Karate, any program. Visit store for details.
Baker Street Yoga – 10% off class packages on Small Business Saturday. Drop by between 12pm – 6pm.
Mark your calendars for even more holiday events and promotions this season in the Village, including:
- Annual Holiday Open House - Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Extended holiday shopping hours during Moonlight Fridays in December.
- The annual Dickens Village Festivities
Also remember you can donate to or help out at the HK Project Hurricane Relief Donation Center at the Women's Club of Maplewood, and the Winter Coat Drive at The GenWealth Group.
Don't forget the township's other great shopping destinations on Small Business Saturday, including , and the Ridgewood Road shops (profile coming soon).