So maybe you went shopping before dinner on Thursday, or maybe you you brave enough to battle through the crowds in Black Friday.

But there’s one shopping day of the year that you should take advantage of, this one benefits your whole community: Small Business Saturday.

Did you know?
According to ghe Downtown Boise Association, “Four out of five street level shops, salons and restaurants in Downtown Boise are locally owned.”

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Small Business Saturday is a BIG deal for these small shops that employ a ton of people from all over the Treasure Valle.

Some shops are offering great discounts and awesome specials, and even offering snacks or beverages.

Make sure to have your Small Bussiness Saturday passport on hand for a chance at prizes!

How to win: Pick up a Shop Small Passport at a  participating business or print one at downtownboise.org. Stop in to at least eight participating businesses (that's easy!), get your passport stamped, and drop it off at Rediscovered Books at 8th & Idaho Streets.

To check out all the great small businesses you could support CLICK HERE.