Just about anything. Local gift shops, auto repair shops, restaurants, and dozens of others have taken the Pledge to Safety. Before you place an order online or visit a national big box store, see if one of these local businesses offers what you’re looking for. You can also be confident that they’ve promised to play by the rules to ensure our community’s safety.
That’s the fun part. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for information on limited edition t-shirt giveaways, social media badges and other ways to show your support. You can also sign up for email updates on featured businesses.
Buy El Paso Day is Saturday, December 5, and you can safely show other shoppers just how committed you are to our community for free!
“Buy El Paso Day kicks off the holiday shopping season which will be critical for small businesses in El Paso, many of which have endured and innovated to survive a year which has been full of unprecedented challenges,” said Marybeth Stevens, president of Better Business Bureau Paso del Norte. “As we have since the beginning of the Buy El Paso campaign, it’s also critically important that we continue to highlight, support and celebrate local businesses which have committed to serving you safely.”
On Buy El Paso Day, just make a purchase in any amount from a restaurant or retail business in the Buy El Paso directory. All of them have taken the City of El Paso’s Pledge to Safety and many of them are offering curbside pick-up or online ordering. While supplies last, you’ll get a free, limited edition Mercado Bag with your in-person purchase.
“Showing off your support for local businesses never goes out of style,” Stevens said. “Small businesses across the country are facing a long road to economic recovery and these bags will allow you to show your commitment to local businesses for years to come.”
Also on December 5, subscribers to El Paso Inc. will receive a free Buy El Paso Holiday Gift Guide with their printed edition of the weekly business journal. Limited editions of the gift guide will also be available at other small businesses.
Better Business Bureau Paso del Norte has helped small businesses throughout the pandemic with technical assistance in transitioning to online sales and the creation of a central clearinghouse of small business resources at EPBusinessStrong.org.
Everything you buy locally has a ripple effect — not just on businesses, but on our friends and neighbors. Imagine the waves we can make across our local economy if we all commit to Buy El Paso whenever we can. Tell us about your experience with the hashtag #BuyElPaso