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Small Business Shoppers Can Earn a $25 Gift Card

The Annapolis Business Association will pass out 200 gift cards to people who shop at three small businesses on Saturday.

People who spend money in three downtown Annapolis businesses on Saturday will be eligible for a $25 gift card from the Annapolis Business Association.

"Shoppers will simply bring their receipt to the pocket park [at 122 Main St.] and collect their $25 American Express Shop Small Gift Card," said Sean O'Neill, the association's president. “We will start at 11 a.m. and go until all the gift cards are gone.”

The association was one of 100 organizations nationwide that received the cards as part of a package from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The award included 200 gift cards and 280 tote bags to give out as well as 50 welcome mats, banners, balloons and posters for merchants.

“Saturday is a chance to remind people to shop local,” Mayor Josh Cohen said. “The real benefit of Small Business Saturday is to reaffirm the importance, year-round, of supporting our abundant local merchants that make up our six business districts and to promote the diversity of our products and services.”

Members of the MainStreets Annapolis Partnership will also be at the park to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To view a list of participating stores and discounts, click here.

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