Sunday, June 22, 2008

I buy Canadian!

The Ultimate "I Buy Canadian" Blog party is on!!

There are many good reasons to shop Canadian and they range from it being better for the environment (less fuel to transport goods) to lower shipping cost (by the way, free shipping for Canadian at Apples'n'Oranges until July 2 with coupon code shipcanadaday), to encouraging our local economy.

Tons of these reasons are good, and I consider them all to some extent. But I'll be the first to admit, I still shop at Walmart and I still look for the deals that buying from China can give me, but, when I'm looking for something different; something special, I prefer to support small businesses - particularly local ones, and Canadian ones. It's generally cheaper (yay) and it makes me feel good to help out the little guy. We as Canadians have so much to offer and we need to be RA RA RA about it!

Check out the sites of some of my friends who are Canadian and have created fabulous businesses. It may not always be as cheap as Walmart, or the Superstore, but it'll be better stuff, the people you'll deal with will be nicer, and your purchase will be significant enough to help create success for the owners.

Jewellery by Erin
Posh Kids
Daisy Blue
Stork Baby Boutique
Blue Jean Baby
Gymboree Play and Music - American company; Canadian franchise owner
Baby Be Green
Peekaboo Beans

Not to mention my own Canadian store ;) Apples'n'Oranges


erin (at) jewellerybyerin (dot) com said...

You are so right about the fact that every single purchase makes a HUGE impact on the success of an independent business.

P.S. Thank you for hosting a jewellery by erin home beading party yesterday. I had a great time, and I was able to see potential problems and find solutions for them. It's always nice to have a dress rehersal BEFORE running out on stage in front of an audience.

chelle said...

Hey thanks for stopping by! I had a great response to my post (I was surprised with so many American readers! hehe)

Hope the blog party is going as you imagined (or even better)!

Jenn said...

Thanks for the BJB plug!

Laurie said...

Loved this!