#ShopSmall and win BIG during this year's Small Business Saturday!

#ShopSmall and win BIG during this year's Small Business Saturday!


Show your love for downtown Albany's independent retailers and restaurants in the #ShopSmallDowntownAlbany Facebook Selfie Contest on Saturday, November 24, for a chance to win hundreds of dollars in gift certificates to your favorite local businesses!

INSTRUCTIONS: Read below to learn how to enter the #ShopSmallDowntownAlbany Facebook Selfie Contest

  1. Make a purchase – any purchase - at a downtown Albany small business on Saturday, November 24. It can be the perfect gift, a superb cup of coffee, a tasty lunch, or a little something for yourself – it’s all here in Downtown!
  2. Snap a selfie that includes either: you and your purchase(s), you and a holiday wish-list item, or you with your favorite downtown Albany employee while inside the business. Add a pop of color and try to find a branded #ShopSmall poster or item to include in the shot too! 
  3. Upload your photo to Facebook as a post, including the hashtag #ShopSmallDowntownAlbany in the caption. You will also need to tag the business where you got your item either in the caption or on the photo itself. 
  4. Make sure the post is set to “public.” We will not be able to see private posts. Posts made with privacy settings other than “public” will not count in the contest.
  5. You can post as many #ShopSmallDowntownAlbany selfies at as many businesses as you like. However, only one photo/post per person per business will be accepted. Therefore, the more businesses you patronize, the better your odds become for winning the contest!
  6. IMPORTANT: Photos must be taken and posted on Saturday, November 24. Any photos posted after 11:59 PM on November 24 will not count towards the contest. Posts that fail to meet the above guidelines will be dismissed. 
  7. Three winners will be chosen at random and announced via the Downtown Albany, New York (@AlbanyBID) Facebook page on Monday, November 26. Each winner will also be contacted individually through a direct message sent to the profile that originally posted the photo.

PRIZES UP FOR GRABS:

  • GRAND PRIZE: a $150 gift certificate to the Downtown business(es) of your choice and a $100 gift certificate to use at B. Lodge & Co Department Store. The $150 gift certificate may be spent at one business or split between up to three businesses. 
  • SECOND PLACE: a $100 gift certificate to spend at the Downtown business(es) of your choice and a $50 gift certificate to spend at B. Lodge & Co Department Store. The $100 gift certificate may be spent at one business or split between two businesses. 
  • THIRD PLACE: a $50 gift certificate to spend at the Downtown business of your choice and a $50 gift certificate to use at B. Lodge & Co Department Store. 

Special deals and discounts available at the following small businesses:

  • Bombshell Hair and Beauty Studio: Purchase a $100 gift card and get a $20 gift card free; all products buy two, get one 50% off; $150 Keratin treatment (normally $300 - valid both Friday and Saturday)
  • Broadway Plaza Liquor: Mention Small Business Saturday for 10% off any purchase
  • C-Suite Fitness: Buy one month of one-on-one or group training and get 50% off the second month; call 518.755.1896 or email csuitefiness@gmail.com to redeem
  • The Enchanted Florist of Albany: Special hours 10 AM - 3 PM; Holiday Open House event
  • Fort Orange General Store: Special hours 10 AM - 5 PM; tasting event with Albany Distilling Company; free Fort Orange canvas bag with $50 purchase; free $15 gift card with $100 purchase. One gift per person per day. 
  • Discover Albany Visitors Center: 10% off gift shop purchase (excluding consignment items)
  • Irish American Heritage Museum: 10% off gift shop purchases
  • Jonathan's Pizza: all pizza slices buy one get one free 
  • Olde English Pub & Pantry: $25 gift cards on sale for $20; sale on all merchandise; $25 Olde English growler and fill
  • Pearl Street Diner: Special breakfast available all day
  • Pearl Street Pub: Purchase a $25 gift card for $20 or a $50 gift card for $35; gift cards can be used at both Pearl Street Pub and Public House 42
  • Pizzeria Sapienza: Lunch and dinner specials
  • Public House 42: Purchase a $25 gift card for $20 or a $50 gift card for $35; gift cards can be used at both Public House 42 and Pearl Street Pub
  • Truman Jewelers: Special hours 10:30 AM -3 PM; 20-50% off everything in the store
  • V & R Italian Ristorante: Free appetizer or dessert with purchase of two entrees 
  • USS Slater: 1-year family membership for $25 (regular rate: $35); guided tours available

More events happening on the same day:

To view an interactive Google map of all participating businesses, click on the map below:

Thank you to Downtown Albany Small Business Saturday sponsor B. Lodge & Co.!

 

Remember: There's FREE parking in Downtown on the weekend both on-street and in ParkAlbany garages! Learn more here.