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Buy Local Bonus 2022

Posted November 23, 2022


‘Tis the Season to Shop Local!

Everyone’s favorite shop local program is back for the third year in a row! Beginning November 25, spend $100 at local shops in the city of San Luis Obispo and turn in your receipts for a $25 gift card to another small business. Here’s the step-by-step process on how to qualify for your gift card.

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San Luis Obispo has so many shops full of special items by makers of all types. Looking for sustainably sourced and made items? Head to HumanKind Fair Trade. Need to get something for an outdoor adventurer? Stop in and see the team at Mountain Air. What about something for that hard to shop for friend? Hands Gallery and Junk Girls have so many one-of-a-kind pieces. And the list goes on and on! There’s never been a better time to explore all that SLO has to offer and uncover unique treasures in our small businesses.

This holiday season is all about giving, which means only retail receipts count towards your $100. But don’t worry, we have something exciting in store for our local food and beverage businesses come January.

Get your holiday shopping done in SLO early and get rewarded, from November 25-December 24 and while supplies last. A huge part of what makes SLO so special are the charming shops that fill the many turn-of-the-century mercantile buildings downtown. Buy Local Bonus helps put money in the hands of our small businesses and all of you. That’s what we call a win-win. Happy local spending!

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Still have more questions? Email [email protected] or head into the Visitor Center at 895 Monterey Street, a block up from Mission Plaza.

But wait, there’s more! As an extra gift for visitors downtown, the City of SLO is waiving parking fees throughout the holidays. Parking is free in the three structures every Sunday through New Year’s Day as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve!

Sneak Peek: Eat Local Bonus in Jan. 2023

This year, SLO is bringing you Eat Local Bonus, a brand new program. If it sounds just like Buy Local Bonus but with eateries, that’s because it is! From January 2-31, spend $100 at any restaurant, brewery, coffee shop, bakery (you get the jist), and we’ll give you a $25 gift card.