Submitted. Have you ever heard of a cash mob? According to Wikipedia, “a cash mob is a group of people who assemble at a local business to make purchases. The purpose of these mobs is to support both the local businesses and the overall community. They may also serve a secondary purpose in providing social opportunities. They are a form of a flash mob, and inspired by them”.
The idea is that you (and a friend, if you want) come with $20 in your pocket to shop with (and money for a coffee break) and meet at a specific place (the next one we are meeting under the walkway next to Magnolia’s, 33251 First Ave) on Saturday Feb 16th at 2 pm. The ‘mob’ will be directed to a pre-determined location, where we will shop. Afterwards, we will go for coffee (again a pre-determined location where the merchant will be ready to host this ‘mob’) and compare purchases and talk about our shopping experience etc.
It is a great event to go to by yourself to meet new people or go with a friend and have some fun. It will also be a great way to showcase retailers and coffee shops that are in the downtown that you may not know about. We have all kinds of ‘hidden treasures’ that you may be overlooking!
The receipts will be gathered and the Downtown Business Association will have a draw to give the winner up to 1/2 the cost of your purchase, which will be awarded in gift certificates for the location visited. Your chances to win back 1/2 the cost of your purchase will be based on the amount of people who enter. Pictures will be posted on Facebook and mentioned on Twitter.
This is event supports local businesses and infuses energy into the downtown. It’s a great way to meet new people and have some fun. Please join us and spread the word!
Meeting Place: Under walkway, 33253 – 1st Avenue, Mission.
When: Saturday, February 16, 2013 – 2:00 PM
What: Bring at least $20 to event to shop with and some ‘coffee’ money.
After: We will meet at a local restaurant or café to discuss the results.
More information: Visit www.facebook.com/DowntownMission.ca or call 604-826-7311
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