Win a $25 gift certificate to Cross Eyed Cow Pizza in Oro Grande, CA!

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It is time for another contest! Your correct answer could win a $25 gift certificate to local favorite Cross Eyed Cow pizza and subs in Oro Grande!

Look for our ad in the Daily Press Weekender this Friday, 9/20/13. Once you find it, come back here to THIS POST to enter the contest! (You can also find an “as printed” version of the Weekender at the Daily Press website.)

This week we want you to name correctly all 5 companies listed in the Weekender ad and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to an AMAZING pizza place less than 5 miles from I-15.

 

 

Rules:

  1. One entry per person
  2. The answer (naming the 5 businesses participating in the print ad) must be correct to be considered a valid entry.
  3. Answers must be posted by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
  4. All correct entries will be assigned a number and put into a random drawing via random.org. One winner will be drawn.
  5. The winner will be contacted by phone and email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. This will continue until someone wants the gift certificate bad enough to get back to us. :)
  6. After the winner is successfully contacted, we will announce the winner on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Thank you for your support of RelyLocal and our locally-owned, independent businesses in the High Desert!

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Shop Local with Home and Garden businesses in the Victor Valley

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As the seasons change, we all want to update the look and feel of our homes. Home and garden decor items are some of the most fun finds when you’re shopping local!

Here are a few locally-owned businesses that can help you with your home:

Santa Fe Trading Company – You have probably driven past this amazing shop as you’ve headed down 7th Street in Victorville. Housed in historic buildings in the Old Town area (undergoing a small business-led revival! Check them out on Facebook!) owner Steve Blech has family roots in the area starting in the earliest part of the 20th century. His grandfather owned the building his store is in when it was a popular gas station on Route 66. You won’t believe your eyes as you explore room after room of unusual and beautiful home decor, gifts, garden decor and more. Spanish colonial, Native American, Moroccan, Indian, Central American, and Southwestern styles all come together to offer you the perfect must-have item for your home. They also offer layaway and gifts and items at all price points.

Solar Panels to fit any need, home, business or building from Desert Solar in Apple Valley, CA

Desert Solar – Living in the desert, we all know that air conditioning is a way of life. Rising energy prices compound the challenges facing homeowners and renters. Have you considered adding solar energy to your home to take advantage of one thing we have plenty of? SUN! The team over at Desert Solar specializes in helping homeowners and other property owners find a plan that works for them, and walking them through each step of the process. They stay up to date on the current governmental regulations and tax breaks, as well as industry standards. And since we know it is a financial investment, they can also help you figure out your financing.

Carpet Club – Nothing changes the feel of a home faster than flooring! Whether you prefer carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate or vinyl, you can find the options that are perfect for you and your family at Carpet Club. Family owned and operated, they have brought together a team with decades of experience, as well as interior design services to make sure you achieve just the look you want. They are also an official HGTV flooring provider and offer all the latest looks from Shaw, Mohawk and other popular lines. Don’t waste your time and money at the big boxes talking to the guy who covers plumbing, lumber and carpet. Go to the people who can do it RIGHT the FIRST time!

Scentsy with Amy Reyes – Scent is a powerful tool to create a feeling in your home. As the weather (ever-so-slightly) cools down, use warm and cozy scents to transform the feeling of your home. No time to bake cookies? No problem! Amy has delicious fragrances with spicy and sweet flavors. Scentsy also offers a variety of warmers, from full-sized ones to small plugins to match nearly any decor. And there are tons of other products for personal care, for on-the-go living, and more. (And don’t forget Grace Adele purses and jewelry, and Velata dipping chocolates!) Contact Amy today for a catalog, or to set up a party.

Remember, when you shift your spending to a locally-owned business like our RelyLocal members, you keep money circulating in the High Desert THREE TIMES LONGER! You will be shocked by how much money we could keep in our community if we all shifted as little as $20 a month from a national chain to a locally owned business. See how many millions of dollars we could reinvest here at home with our free shift calculator. (Here’s a hint – the population of the Victor Valley is about 415,000!)

 

Win $25 from the delicious bakery My Baked Buns!

 

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It is time for another contest! This time our delicious treats are brought to you by My Baked Buns – bakery and Jamaican food!

Look for our ad in the Daily Press Weekender this Friday, 9/13/13. Once you find it, come back here to THIS POST to enter the contest! (You can also find an “as printed” version of the Weekender at the Daily Press website.)

This week we want you to name correctly all 5 participating companies and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to local favorite My Baked Buns.

Rules:

  1. One entry per person
  2. The answer (naming the 5 businesses participating in the print ad) must be correct to be considered a valid entry.
  3. Answers must be posted by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2013.
  4. All correct entries will be assigned a number and put into a random drawing via random.org. One winner will be drawn.
  5. The winner will be contacted by phone and email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. This will continue until someone wants the gift certificate bad enough to get back to us. :)
  6. After the winner is successfully contacted, we will announce the winner on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Thank you for your support of RelyLocal and our locally-owned, independent businesses in the High Desert!

 

Enter our Buy Local contest and win a $25 gift card to Santa Fe Trading Company!

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We are so excited to keep the winning going! This week we are giving away a gift card to Santa Fe Trading Company in Victorville. They have gorgeous home decor, as well as garden items, gifts, and small, unique pieces!

Look for our ad in the Daily Press Weekender this Friday, 9/6/13. Once you find it, come back here to THIS POST to enter the contest!

Correctly enter below the SECRET WORD noted in the ad (it will be very clear) and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to local favorite Santa Fe Trading Company.

CONTEST CLOSED!

Rules:

  1. One entry per person
  2. The answer (identifying the clearly labelled “Secret Word” in the print ad) must be correct to be considered a valid entry.
  3. Answers must be posted by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 8, 2013.
  4. All correct entries will be assigned a number and put into a random drawing via random.org. One winner will be drawn.
  5. The winner will be contacted by phone and email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. This will continue until someone wants the gift certificate bad enough to get back to us. :)
  6. After the winner is successfully contacted, we will announce the winner on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Thank you for your support of RelyLocal and our locally-owned, independent businesses in the High Desert!

Enter our Daily Press Weekender contest to win a $25 gift card to The Brass Pickle Deli!

We are so excited to keep the winning going! This week we are giving away a gift card to The Brass Pickle Deli on Roy Rogers in Victorville. Think of all the delicious sandwiches you could have!

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Look for our ad in the Daily Press Weekender this Friday, 8/30/13. Once you find it, come back here to THIS POST to enter the contest!

Correctly enter below the SECRET WORD noted in the ad (it will be very clear) and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to local favorite The Brass Pickle Deli.

CONTEST CLOSED!

Rules:

  1. One entry per person
  2. The answer (identifying the clearly labelled “Secret Word” in the print ad) must be correct to be considered a valid entry.
  3. Answers must be posted by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 1, 2013.
  4. All correct entries will be assigned a number and put into a random drawing via random.org. One winner will be drawn.
  5. The winner will be contacted by phone and email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. This will continue until someone wants the gift certificate bad enough to get back to us. :)
  6. After the winner is successfully contacted, we will announce the winner on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Thank you for your support of RelyLocal and our locally-owned, independent businesses in the High Desert!

What is the $20 shift?

What is the $20 shift?

When you take $20 that you are already spending with national chains in your town, and shift that same $20 and spend it with a locally-owned, independent business, something amazing happens.

That money hangs around town.

A restaurant spends it with a printer for new menus. And that printer uses it to pay an employee who spends it to get her kids a haircut at a salon in town. And that salon uses it to support the local animal rescue. And around and around it goes.

Studies have shown repeatedly that money spent with locally-owned businesses pays off in big ways. Our “Impact of Local Spending” calculator takes those studies into account and tells us that if most of the 415,000-ish people in the Victor Valley made the $20 shift, we would keep nearly $57,000,000 a year in the High Desert.

$57 MILLION!

How many good-paying jobs could that create?

What would that do for thousands of local families?

Which nonprofits would end up with more donations because of that money staying local?

And all this because you decided to go to Carpet Club instead of Home Depot, or Hair Emporium instead of Walmart. (And the impact is even BIGGER when you shift from online or down the hill to a locally-owned business!) Make a true INVESTMENT in your community. Instead of waiting for someone else to fix the issues, let’s take a small action ourselves.

Click here to tell us you’re making the shift!

Look for our newspaper ad, and win some wine!

The ad is out! Pick up your copy of The Weekender in the Daily Press today and enter our contest! You could win a $25 gift card to D’Vine Wine Bar!!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEK’S WINNER: JESSE SHELLEY!

The secret word(s): Joshua Tree

Didn’t win? Keep an eye out for this week’s contest!

 

Great wine is like a work of art… and we LOVE art!

Look for our ad in the Daily Press Weekender this Friday, 8/23/13. Once you find it, come back here to THIS POST to enter the contest!

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