Fab Freebie: Mob Mentality

***This giveaway is now closed – see who won below!***

Okay, mobsters – here are this week’s two lucky (and randomly-selected) winners:  Charly W (whose most recent local purchase was Vermont maple syrup from the Woodstock Farmers Market) and Megan C. Congrats!

Lovers of local, connoisseurs of craftsman, and followers of all things fun, get ready to do some serious browsing. Scoutmob is a lot of things (flash deals, events calendar, online flea market…) but through it all there’s a charming emphasis on local. This week they’re inviting two of you to spend $200 in their Shoppe, a curated collection of independent artisans and makers who often weave hometown pride into their work. There’s tons of cheery, clever, and skillful stuff to discover, and you can browse by category or even by city. You know, if you wanna see just what your neighbors are making these days.

  • PRIZE: A $200 gift card to Scoutmob’s Shoppe
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “MOB ME” and tell us…
  • BONUS QUESTION: … what’s something you’ve purchased locally lately that you love? Did you chow down on an awesome cupcake at a bakery down the street? Did you pick up some cool art at a recent craft fair? Or maybe you supported your local Girl Scouts by picking up a box of Samoas… or two…
  • PRIZE SHIPS: We always beg every vendor to ship internationally but some companies are not legally able to vend things beyond specific areas (more on that here). This giveaway is open to the United States.
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winners. Good luck…
  • ***COMMENT ISSUES? If you’re trying to enter but keep getting a “duplicate comment” warning, click here to see how to solve it!

Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Scoutmob.


  1. Jessica Altman says

    “MOB ME”

    i just purchased a little WHITE ceramic dachshund puppy ring holder…i’m in love with him!

  2. Erika says

    MOB ME!

    Wow, the last time I bought myself something was at Christmas! I got a nest with eggs necklace. Love it!

    • Karen says

      MOB ME! We are temporarily living in Portland (what a great city!) and bought some local microbrews and a set of ceramic bowls at the Portland Saturday Market!

  3. Kristin B. says

    MOB ME!!!

    I’m a Richmond local and yesterday I finally redeemed my Carytown Cupcakes Groupon I bought a few months ago! They were so good!

  4. Mike says

    MOB ME! My wife and I love buying local. We’re very excited our town finally has a cupcake shop and enjoy it’s services as often as we can.

  5. Lisa M says

    MOB ME!! I love supporting local businesses and artists. My most recent purchase is a decorative vase from a local shop.

  6. Marie says

    MOB ME!

    I live in Annapolis, MD so there are lots of lovely stores here. Recently I bought a little mug from the pottery store downtown. It’s a wonderful place.

  7. Diana says

    MOB ME!

    I picked up a cute dish with a fish painted on it at the greenville SC art fest a few years ago. i love the reminder of my time there everyday when i set down my keys.

  8. Rachel says

    MOB ME!

    Haven’t bought anything local lately, but I can’t wait to participate in Boston Restaurant week coming up!

  9. Amy in PA says

    MOB ME! And I did recently chow down on a cupcake that I loved – the bakery wasn’t down the street but in the neighboring county & let’s just say, it was worth the drive!!

  10. says

    MOB ME!! The only “local” purchase I can think of right now is our Amish-made bed…and I’m not even sure it was truly made in Iowa. Fail.

  11. Allen says

    MOB ME!

    The is a neighborhood pet supply store down the street from my house and all the staff know all the dogs by name. It is impossible to take my chihuahua mix and Boston on a walk anywhere near that building without taking them in for a treat. They also have there own line of pet food so I bought some dog food last time I was there. I almost paid $50 for an 8 lb bag of their fancy grain free variety but thankfully recovered from my stroke quickly enough to swap it out!

  12. Andrea says

    MOB ME! We went to an art auction at our local university. The art was crazy cheap, so we bought several pieces that we love.

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