Buy Nearby is a year-round, feel-good program designed to promote Michigan retail businesses and communities. It’s a call-to-action, a symbol of pride and celebration, a rallying cry across Michigan and an economic driver for our state.
Each year, Michigan celebrates the Buy Nearby campaign on the first weekend in October. This year “I Buy Nearby Weekend” falls on October 1 and 2 – it’s the perfect reason to spend a fall weekend browsing boutiques and other retail stores. Many retail businesses offer special merchandise or sales, and some communities host their own festivities to attract shoppers.
We want to see you buy nearby and support Michigan’s economy! That’s why this year “I Buy Nearby Weekend” is hosting a PHOTO CONTEST! It’s easy to enter, and the winner takes home a $500 gift card.
To enter, share at least one photo of you shopping during “I Buy Nearby Weekend” (Oct. 1 and 2) on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, making sure you include the hashtag #ibuynearby in your post. The photo contest winner will be selected at random and announced on our social media pages within a few days after “I Buy Nearby Weekend” concludes. Be sure to check your apps for a message from us to see if you won!
Can we count on you to participate in I Buy Nearby Weekend? Invite your friends!