Locally-owned small businesses are ready for their biggest sales day of the year: Small Business Saturday.
The event was founded about eight years ago by American Express to get shoppers to support their local small business owners as more people flocked to big-box stores on Black Friday.
A number of Orlando shops in several city districts are offering promotions and specials this Small Business Saturday.
Here's a sampling of Orlando small business specials and where to find them, courtesy of Orlando Main Streets:
Audubon Park Garden Distrct
Shop Small Sip and Stroll – Start the holiday season with a self-guided tour of the Audubon Park Garden District, where you’ll try the best wine, craft beer and ciders. New this year: Complimentary Shop Small canvas bags with each Sip and Stroll ticket upon check in.
Enjoy multiple stops in our award winning shopping and dining ecodistrict. Check in the the stroll starts inside The Lovely Boutique Market (2906 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803).
Parking is available behind this plaza, as well as along Winter Park Road. Follow the signs!
Advance tickets just $15 through November 18, then tickets become $20 starting November 19, 2017. Tickets on sale now.
This event benefits the Audubon Park Garden District and its mission to create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable community.
Warrior ONE Yoga, Spinning & Massage – 50% off Sale: 20 Class Package for $140. NEVER any expiration dates. You can ALWAYS share your package of 5, 10 or 20 classes. Good For Yoga, spinning and weights classes.
Coterie Coffee Pop Up at Dear Prudence Shop – Free coffee drink of their choice when they purchase a 12oz bag of custom roasted coffee beans
Park Ave CDs – First 150 customers who make a purchase on Saturday, November 25, will receive a FREE CD GRAB BAG ($5 value)! Each grab bag contains 10 random CDs, the perfect conversation-starter for the long holiday weekend with extended family!
Perception Eyewear – 20% off eyeglasses, 10% off sunglasses
Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen – Happy Hour Specials All Day
Orchid Spa and Wellness – Free chair massages, Free men’s haircut or blow out Gift Certificates, 50% off all body waxing
Driftwood Market – Gift with every purchase
Form Function Form – 30% off in store on Small Business Sat, 25% off Black Friday through Cyber Monday in store and online
One Heart for Women and Children resale shop – BOGO clothing and jewelry if you mention SBS *Resale shop is only open on Saturdays 9 to 2*
New Moon Market – Purchase a three-day juice cleanse and receive a $15.00 gift card. Free 1oz. shot with any $10.00 purchase. Gift card specials
Dechoes – Drawing for $50.00 store credit
Bijou’s Boutique – 20% off in store purchases
The Soda Fountain – BOGO Adult Milkshakes
Infusion Tea – 25% off one holiday retail item
Doghouse – Free loaded tots with purchase of a crazy dog
Miracles Maternity and Children’s Boutique – 30% off in store purchases
Cookie Cousins – Free pack of dots with any in-store cookie purchase
Alexander Hairdressing – Book a Kerastase Ritual and get a free Blow Out ($50.00 value) and 50% off manicures and pedicures (minimum 30 minute service)
Foundation Records – $1 Record Sale and 20% off non-sale merchandise. Free coffee and donuts during the event
Mills 50 District
Central Florida YMCA – Joining fee is waived with new membership – savings of up to $150
Black Rooster Taqueria – 10% off entire bill – Dine-in only
District Market at Mills 50 – Free cold brew with receipt from any Mills 50 business
Eclips Salon – Purchase a $100 gift certificate – receive $20 in Eclips bonus bucks; 1 hr massage – $55 all day
Educe Salon – $10 conditioning treatments; 30% off any service with select stylists
Florida Fitness Concepts – First session free; %50 off first package
Go Big Tees – $5, $10 & $15 rack of t shirts; 10% off full price t shirts & tank tops
Gotkarma – Sangria, snacks, smiles & 15% off
Jazzercise – Buy one class for $20; get the rest of 2017 free (Jazzercise, PoundFit, Yoga); new members only.
Quantum Leap Winery – 25% off all bottle sales, 35% for wine club members
Remix Record Shop – 10% off new records; 20% off used LPs; 50% off singles
The Barefoot Spa – Gift certificates for facials – $60 (reg $90); 90 minute pampering (massage & exfoliation) – $90 (reg $115)
The Salt Room – 50% off salt therapy sessions
Track Shack – 30% off all CEP calf sleeves; buy three get one free socks; $100 off all Fenix series Garmin; 15% off all Honey Stinger products