How to Shop Small Business Saturday like a Pro!
Let’s face it – finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be overwhelming! While it may be
tempting to avoid the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush altogether and make your purchases online
instead, there are plenty of reasons to hit the streets of Frostburg on Small Business Saturday (in fact,
you can read them here!) Plan to spend Saturday, November 24 celebrating the locally-owned
businesses that make Downtown Frostburg unique. Read on to find out how to do Small Business
Saturday like a pro!
1. Pro Tip: Wear comfortable Shoes and Warm Clothing
You’ll likely be doing a lot of walking around town on Small Business Saturday, and Frostburg
weather can be unpredictable, especially in late November. Make smart outerwear and
footwear choices for the day – your body will thank you by the end of the day!
2. Pro Tip: Take Advantage of Free City-Wide Parking
Thanks to the Frostburg Business and Professional Association and the City of Frostburg, public
downtown parking is free throughout the holiday season. Parking lots are located behind the
Frostburg Public Library, behind St. Michael Catholic Church, on Mechanic Street across from
City Place, and on Broadway just before Clatter Coffee (click each link for directions!)
3. Pro Tip: Show Up Early for Freebies
Starting at 10AM, stop by the FrostburgFirst welcome table in City Place to chow down on
complimentary hot cocoa and Lorenzo’s donut holes, grab a shopping guide to keep you on
track, and pick up some sweet Shop Small swag (while supplies last).
4. Pro Tip: Plan Your Route
Download this year’s Shopping Guide from FrostburgFirst ahead of time and check out each
participating business’s specials and store hours. From there, you’ll be able to pick your favorite
shops and discover some new ones along the way!
5. Pro Tip: Check Your Bags
Don’t worry about carrying heavy or awkward packages all over town. FrostburgFirst is offering
a FREE bag check service at City Place. When your arms get tired or full, simply drop off your
packages along with your name and phone number, and we’ll look after them for you until you
are ready to head home.
6. Pro Tip: Don’t Just Shop Retail
Remember that shopping local doesn’t just mean retail! Dining, services, and experiences count
too, so don’t forget them while you’re out and about. Besides, gift cards are perfect for the
people on your list who seem to have everything and make great stocking stuffers.
7. Pro Tip: Get Your Gifts Wrapped for Free
Outsmart snoopy kids (or spouses!) by having your gifts wrapped for you at City Place before
you head home. Taking advantage of this free service allows you to get your gifts under the tree
faster without the headache of having to wrap them yourself!
Be sure to follow FrostburgFirst on Facebook and Instagram for Small Business Saturday updates, store
specials, and chances to win gift cards to your favorite Frostburg small businesses. We can’t wait to see
you shopping small on Saturday, November 24!