What Is Shop Small Owasso?
The Owasso Chamber of Commerce has been participating in Small Business Saturday since 2014, with our community-wide #ShopSmallOwasso Passport Event.
It's a fun day for local shoppers as they go around and collect stamps from each of the participating businesses. Level 1 businesses require a purchase to be made in order to get a stamp. Level 2 businesses provide a free stamp for the shoppers passport booklet, regardless of whether or not they made a purchase. The shopper receives a free gift from each of the businesses they visit, just for showing their passport book. And if they receive a stamp from a business, they are entered to win that businesses grand prize item. (each business provides one grand prize item valued at $50 or more) Shoppers can win at EVERY store they receive a stamp from. There is no limit!
Additionally, shoppers are incentivized to visit EVERY business because anyone who receives ALL of the stamps is entered in to the grand prize drawing to win $500 cash! And just in time for Christmas, too. Drawings are held on Facebook Live the week after the event.
For example, if there are 30 participating businesses and you (the shopper) visit all 30 and receive a stamp from each of them, you are automatically entered to win the grand prize item from EACH of those 30 businesses. PLUS, you would be entered to win the $500 cash prize for visiting EVERY location. Every year we have multiple people that win multiple prizes! Additionally, on the day of the event we have our prize patrol out in the community looking for people that are shopping small! If you are caught with a passport in your hand, you might be surpised with $50 cash! We tend to have roughly 14-16 of these $50 cash prizes to give away during the event. And if you follow the Chamber's Facebook Page, you will be privy to hints throughout the day, letting you know where the prize patrol is headed to next!
So now you know why the community loves #ShopSmallOwasso. Stay tuned for our next article to learn why Businesses love Shop Small Owasso!
Here is an infographic from last year's Shop Small Event.