Small Business Saturday Deals + My 500th Post!

Before I get into small businesses, I want everyone to know this is my 500th blog post! I started this blog in March of 2013 as a way keep my family updated on my travels, and it’s where I truly discovered my love for writing and sharing my experiences. My sincere gratitude for your support and following me.

Anyway, anyone who knows me knows that I do my very best to avoid chains. I love supporting mom and pop shop and places started by one person with a dream. And some of my favorite small businesses are having great Small Business Saturday deals!

WNY:

*Liberty’s Liquor Cabinet– A super cute liquor store in Alexander, NY, is entering anyone who buys something before 9 pm EST tonight in a raffle for a $25 gift card. Her vast inventory at very reasonable prices means there is something for everyone. (Full disclosure, the owner is one of my BFFs but I would love Liberty’s anyway!)

*Buffalovely– Cute and snarky housewares, gifts, and decor. They have so many great options for gifts for people hard to buy for. Free Santa plate with a $50 purchase!

Tampa Bay:

*SpaNess Skin Care and Waxing– I’ve been going to Vanessa for over a decade for facials, waxing, and brow and lash tinting. She is very talented and knows exactly what your skin needs. Gift cards are buy two, get one of equal value free! That’s a fabulous deal (hint hint if anyone needs a gift idea for me). She is located on S Howard in K Soho Salon.

*Nu Yu Laser Hair Removal and Facials-Tami at Nu Yu has done my Opus plasma resurfacing and hydrafacials for almost a year now and my skin texture has significantly improved. For SBS, she is offering three derma peels for $660 or four week PRX for $999, which is a fantastic value and definitely worth the cost if you have any skin texture or pigmentation issues. She is located in St Pete.

*Tombolo Books-My favorite local bookshop in St Pete is offering a free canvas tote to the first 30 customers to spend $75.

*BLB Luxury– They have the most gentle yet effective teeth whitening I’ve ever done, plus their spray tans are top notch. They have locations in Tampa, St Pete, and Sarasota, and each location has a different special. Tampa- 25% off tans and teeth whitening booked and completed before the 30th with code TAMPA25. St Pete- 25% off all products until the 30th with code STPETE25. Sarasota- 50% off all tans and teeth whitening booked and completed by the 30th with code SARASOTA50.

Anywhere:

*Nurse Career Consulting– Okay, this is a shameless plug for my small business. I created it last year to help nursing and other healthcare professionals with their resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile, as well as tips and tricks for getting into medical sales. All guides are 50% off through Monday using code ThankfulNCC.

*The End of Sam– Alright, one last shameless plug. I self-published this book a few years ago as a bucket list thing, and it will be free to download today until Wednesday. Since it’s free, no harm in downloading it!

*Money with Katie Wealth Planner-I am obsessed with the Money with Katie IG and podcast. She dives deep into so many money and wealth topics and explains them in a sensible and understandable way. While it’s not a SBS deal, her new wealth planner just launched yesterday and it looks like it can truly transform how you look at money versus wealth. She offered an email discount when it launched, and you make still be able to get the discount. If not, it’s still worth getting if you are truly trying to transform your money to wealth and don’t know where to start.

*Piper and Ivy-They make some of the cutest t-shirts ever, especially if you love books like I do. The entire site is 25% off!

*The Strand-Speaking of books, the Strand Book Store in NYC is offering 20% off through midnight tonight. You may not think the Strand is a small business, since they have over 18 miles of books, but they are a family owned and run business since 1927.

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