***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…
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: 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.
Jessica Altman says
i just purchased a little WHITE ceramic dachshund puppy ring holder…i’m in love with him!
Catherine @ Happily Ever Crafter says
That sounds so cute! I have a dachshund too! Where did you buy it?
Wow, the last time I bought myself something was at Christmas! I got a nest with eggs necklace. Love it!
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!
Kristin B. says
I’m a Richmond local and yesterday I finally redeemed my Carytown Cupcakes Groupon I bought a few months ago! They were so good!
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.
Lisa M says
MOB ME!! I love supporting local businesses and artists. My most recent purchase is a decorative vase from a local shop.
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.
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.
Haven’t bought anything local lately, but I can’t wait to participate in Boston Restaurant week coming up!
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!!
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.
Natalie V. says
MOB ME! I recently purchased a fun print that is now hanging in my kitchen. Happy Monday! :)
Girl scout cookies, fo sho!
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!
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.
MOB ME! Stopped by a local cupcake truck recently. Yum!!
Hayley M. says
Gotta love those Thin Mints…
Just recently stumbled into a fun little local sandwich shop. Great food and incredibly cute atmosphere!
Andrea Atkins says
heather s says
we recently bought way too many girl scout cookies from our neighbor! NOM!
MOB ME! I recently bought a re-upholstered ottoman from a local shop. I love it!
Kelsie W says
Samoas, of course. And a few too many tacos from Torchy’s, which is less local than it used to be, but still so good!
I live in Portland, so I love purchasing locally roasted coffee. MMMMMM!
MOB ME! I love the new street taco place (Pinche Tacos) on Colfax!
MOB ME! I just picked up a bar cart from my local vintage furniture store (aptly called Mom and Pops). Can’t wait to refinish it and give it a place of honor in our new house (we move this week1).
Debra Wooley says
MOB ME!!! I buy local all the time and I need some new items in my “retro” rowhome.
MOB ME! We try to buy as much as possible from local businesses. I suppose my most recent buy was some candy from the General Store down in town. :)
I love the colorful new vase set I bought from a local glass blower.
I buy these amazing mint chocolate cakes from a local store – just not very often :-)
MOB ME! My pups love the local dog bakery. Girl scouts need to get into the canine cookie business! ;-)
Debra Wooley says
MOB ME! I buy local all the time and I need some new items for my “retro” rowhome.
Is it selfish to say I like what I make best? I am a baker out of my own house for a local coffee shop and wine bar. I make layer cakes, muffins, and brownie cookies. My chocolate layer cake is well, so good that my husband and I go there and buy slices for ourselves on a date night! How else am I supposed to enjoy it??
Mob me! My favorite thing to get local is beer- you get to support the craft breweries who are mostly just doing what they love, and their products are so much better.
My favorite local purchase is a cross bracelet I got from a local artist at the farmer’s market!
MOB ME! Definitely RVA!
Love me some some local ice cream!
We were in San Francisco last weekend, and the local cheese and oysters were fantastic.
I had THE BEST wood-fired pizza from a local pizza place this past weekend. Thin crust bruschetta pizza topped with spring mix. I had to stop myself after 4 slices, but I easily could have eaten the entire thing!
I bought the perfect-fitting jeans and I love them.
Kristina T says
MOB ME! I recently discovered a Salumeria in my neighborhood. They make legit salami and cured meats and they’re delicious! They also make a mean spaghetti sauce and will prepare to-go meals for you to pick up on the way home if you’re in a pinch for dinner. YUM!
MOB ME! I love this little home decor shop and purchased a cute Welcome sign recently.
Holly C says
We really haven’t been doing alot of purchasing lately but I have been checking out some local art work. Especially since one of my good friends has recently been added to their gallery! Always fun to see fun art created in your local area!
MOB ME! Well we’ve definitely supported our local Girl Scouts this year! :) And we also always eat at local (Richmond) restaurants when we go out to eat…
Mob Me! Favorite local purchase is dinner at our neighborhood restaurant.
MOB ME! I recently bought a California shaped cutting board- with a heart carved over Berkeley- where we got married!
Recently I purchased some absolutely delicious greek food that is in the cutest little area off the square I live in. Usually I can’t go since it is only open during my work hours but last week I took a day off and had lunch there. Great food, awesome people and nice weather made it such a perfect day!
Getting set to break out my local “Kiss Me, I’m Iowish!” t-shirt for St. Patty’s!
Local beer from a mom and pop grocery store- double win!
I recently signed up to get a box of fresh local fruits and veggies delivered every two weeks! yum!
dominion harvest by any chance?