As if there weren’t enough incentives to shop locally: supporting local merchants and your community, barely any traffic (have you been on Rt. 2 in Warwick during the holidays?!? Hours of your life you’ll never get back…) and the charm of unique gifts and personal service are just a few, but now, there’s another. This Holiday season, the Newport and Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau has created a new shopping campaign called Hometown Holiday Shopping.
Shop throughout the nine townships: Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton, and Warren, now through Friday, December 17, and anyone who spends $100 or more in a shop, restaurant, and or at an attraction (Newport Mansions, Blithewold, etc.), from any small, local business in any one of the townships listed above and receive a special complimentary gift and be eligible to enter to win a $1,000 American Express gift card.
Simply show your sales receipt of $100 or more at one of the following redemption sites:
Newport: The Newport Visitor Information Center at 23 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, open daily, Sunday-Saturday 9-4 p.m.
Bristol: Paper Packaging & Panache, at 418 Hope Street in Bristol, Monday – Saturday 10-5 p.m.
The winner will be drawn on Friday, December 17, at 4 p.m. at Active Sole, located on Bowen’s Wharf, and you don’t need to be present to win!
ALSO, the merchants at Newport’s Brick Market Place have unveiled Brick Market Bucks: Spend $50 or more at any participating Brick Market Place store and receive $10 in Brick Market Bucks. You can spend the Bucks at any store you like and every Brick Market Place store is participating (except one!).