2013-09-18 / News

Get caught Blue-Handed and win

Buy Nearby is an ongoing, year-round campaign launched by Michigan Retailers Association to benefit retail businesses and their local communities. Buy Nearby wants to bring a “Pure Michigan” type of emotion to shopping in Michigan and get shoppers committed to buying nearby in Michigan.

The year-round campaign has designated October 5 as “Get Caught Blue-Handed Day,” a day to celebrate local retail businesses and their importance and to encourage consumers to “get caught” buying nearby.

Your Buyer’s Guide and Sanilac County News are partnering with local businesses throughout Sanilac County to promote “Get Caught Blue-Handed Day” on October 4 and October 5. A special Buy Nearby supplement will be published September 27 in Your Buyer’s Guide featuring businesses across the county who are participating in “Get Caught Blue-Handed Day”.

Those who wish to show their commitment to community and local business by participating in this event can visit any participating business location to receive an official “Blue-Handed” glove. Wearing this “Blue- Handed” glove while shopping on October 4 and October 5 will identify you as a participating “Blue- Handed” shopper. Sanilac County News’ photographers will be roving throughout the county the days of the event, looking for “Blue-Handed” shoppers. Those “Caught Blue-Handed” by the cameras can win Blue-Dollar Vouchers to be spent like cash at any participating sponsor the days of the event. A total of $500 in Blue Dollar Vouchers will be given away, compliments of Your Buyer’s Guide and Sanilac County News.

Many retailers will also offer special in-store drawings and other promotions to encourage local shopping on Get Caught Blue- Handed Day. Watch for the special supplement in the September 27 edition of Your Buyer’s Guide for more details.

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