How would you like to save money AND support our local Lake Norman businesses? Well, thanks to Tim Ready, a local Lake Norman resident, it has never been so easy!
It all started when the Mooresville South Iredell Chamber of Commerce announced their “Buy Local” campaign in an effort to gain support for all of our locally owned and operated businesses during these challenging financial times. When Tim learned about this campaign he told me “a light bulb went off”. He did some research and launched BlipLakeNorman.com.
The premise of BlipLakeNorman is simple: Local businesses sign on to be a member, consumers like ourselves get a BLIP keytag (Like a grocery store tag) which are available at any of the businesses that are members. Every time you go into a business that is a member of BlipLakeNorman you get a specific discount. For Example (This is from their website as of today, November 2, 2009 and will most likely change so please go to BlipLakeNorman.com for the latest discounts!):
- Custom Creations By Tina
- 30% OFF Arrangements
- Primal Force
Get the Gear You Need At A Great Price!
- The Wine Loft
$1 off any vodka drink , $5 House Wine – Menage a Trois, red & white, Wine Tastings, 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine, $5 Special Martinis
- Barista Bob’s
FREE Small Latte, 20% OFF Custom Gift Baskets, 10% OFF Coffee, Save on Party Packs, 15% OFF Fall and Signature Drinks
- Clipper’s Flowers
- R. J. Gator’s
2 For $20 Dinner Entrees, $8.99 All You Can Eat Wings, $19.99 All You Can Eat Crablegs
- Pomodoro’s Italian American Cafe
FREE Small Cheese Pizza
Why buy Local? Here is a great list of reasons provided by BlipLakeNorman:
- Keep money in our community
- Support community groups
- Keep our community unique
- Reduce environmental impact
- Create more good jobs
- Get better service
- Invest in our community
- Put your taxes to good use
- Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy
- Encourage local prosperity
A list of participating businesses is also available on their website. So, go out and get that free dinner at R. J. Gators, that small latte at Barista Bobs or find out what Fishing with Gus has to offer!