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cincinnati unchained + shopper’s passport

Start your holiday shopping locally — Cincinnati Unchained from BuyCincy returns on Saturday, Nov. 17! Take the day before Black Friday to shop local and support your economy, community and neighbors.

Every dollar you spend at a locally owned business generates about three times more economic activity than a dollar spent at a typical big-box store. By choosing to shop local for just one day, we can help support the local entrepreneurs who help make Cincinnati unique.

Local businesses from around Greater Cincinnati are offering special one-day-only deals on Nov. 17, and businesses will be banding together to give away gift baskets filled with goodies. All you need to do to be entered to win is visit local businesses throughout the day and fill up a Shopper’s Passport with stamps.

The Crafty Supermarket program you get at our show will include a Shopper’s Passport, or you can pick one up at any participating Unchained business. BuyCincy will draw winners for the gift baskets Thanksgiving week.

cincinnati unchained + indie craft stores

In case you needed another reason to get a good head start on your holiday shopping this Saturday, we’ve got another one. When you come to Crafty Supermarket this Saturday (omg!), you’ll get a program with listings of all our crafters, a cut-out-and-keep craft project by Paper Acorn and a Cincinnati Unchained passport.

What do you do with the shopping passport?

  1. Get it stamped at Crafty Supermarket on Saturday!
  2. Go to seven locally owned stores (more than 50 are participating!) to fill the rest of your passport.
  3. Write your name and info on it.
  4. Drop it off at any participating store.
  5. You’ll be entered in a drawing to win one of a passel of fabulous gift baskets!

It’s like a big shopping scavenger hunt! Cincinnati Unchained is a Buy Cincy initiative to get people shopping locally. They’re coordinating the whole shebang and encouraging local shopping by coordinating special deals for Nov. 20.

And speaking of stores — two indie craft stores will be represented at Crafty Supermarket! Both of ’em will have wares from indie crafters from around the country to give you even more options for gifts!


Fabricate, Cincinnati, OH


Wholly Craft!, Columbus, OH