Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The 3/50 Project (and this is my 300th post...WHAT? WHAT?)


This is my 300th post since I started this blog on February 4, 2009.  Gosh, it's almost been a year too!!!  I sound like such an old fuddy duddy, I know, but I can't believe how quickly time flies......

I'm going to use this, my 300th post, to talk about something I am passionate about.  I mean really, truly, passionate about.  It has to do with keeping our economy alive.  It has to do with supporting local retailers.  It has to do with why I purchased my B&W Ball gown at a local shop, rather than in DC.....



The 3/50 Project.  Are you familiar with it?  I'm sure many of you are.  I wasn't until I was at a local shop and saw the poster hanging on their wall.  I inquired as to what it was all about, and was given a small flyer.  I read up on the idea, and I really like it! 

Here's the thing...you can still go to Wal-Mart (vom), or Walgreens, or whatever chain retailers you utilize to keep YOURSELF afloat in this economy.  Because let's face it.  They ARE cheaper (for the most part) than local shops.

BUT....

What if you kept shopping at your chain retailers AND made:

ONE purchases a month from THREE local retailers.  Spend FIFTY dollars in each shop, and there you have it.  It's that simple. 

For more information, specifics, etc....please visit the Project 3/50 website HERE

Did you notice my Project 3/50 button?  It's on my sidebar.  If you would like one too, simply go to:


Under member badge there are HTML codes for blogs!

Happy shopping friends.  Remember, keep it local :)

T

5 comments:

Jess said...

I really like this idea!! I've never heard of it before, but I'm going to try and find some more info. Thanks!

Jess said...

PS: Happy 300th!!

All Things Cherish said...

Love this! I love shopping local, although it's nearly impossible living in Northern VA/DC. I always enjoy going home and shopping at all the mom & pop stores! Happy 300th!

MCW said...

I keep it local here in NYC!

Calling_Rhonda said...

Brilliant!

I love this idea. Shopping local is great anyways, if it's fashion you get more original pieces. If it's food/produce everything is fresher!

Congrats on the 300th post!