Goodness there are so many deals coming up on Amazon Prime day! The Chicago Tribune expects record sales this year. How can you get the biggest bang for your buck, the most for your money? What’s the wisest use of your dollars?

I started doing research on Amazon Prime Day because I keep hearing about it; it’s popping into my media feed. It’s marketing genius, it is. People are getting worked into a frenzy and that’s exactly the result intended.

I have to admit when I started looking online at CNN, CNBC, and the Chicago Tribune, ideas popped into my head as to how I might use this, or who might need that. I was just doing research! It’s easy to see how quickly one can get sucked into the spending frenzy. You can buy anything from barbies to televisions, electronics to home goods.

Getting the Most for Your Money

So how do you get the biggest bang for your buck? There are two questions to guide you:

  1. Do I really need it?
  2. Can I get it locally?

Let’s be honest, you probably don’t NEED it.

Instead of buying more ‘stuff’ that we don’t really need, we can use our money so much more wisely.

Here’s a video to show you.

Right now, small businesses are hurting. They are hurting bad. Typically, this is the time of the year when business slows down for many. It’s the shoulder season. Add to this struggle the blow from covid and it’s a recipe for disaster. Many businesses are literally teetering on the ledge, barely hanging on. This is where you can make a difference and get the most for your money.

Approximately 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business remains in YOUR local community.

~Businesswire.com – a Berkshire Hathaway company

Instead of spending that money on something you don’t really need, how about you budget to spend local AND make someone’s day? Spend it locally at your neighbor’s establishment. Here are 10 ideas to spur your spending and support your local businesses.

Samantha works with business owners helping to ‘tame the overwhelm’, assisting with customer acquisition & retention, employee training & retention, and honing your Customer Experience so it kicks butt.

She conducts workshops and training in hospitality, Customer Experience, and creating a culture in the workplace that inspires and motivates employees and customers.

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