As a business owner, I can’t help but love the phrase “Shop Local.” I love supporting independently owned businesses in our neighborhood. As you well know, there are a trillion new sites imitating Groupon that foster group buying in return for great deals. I recently discovered Juice in the City, which encourages hyper-local shopping.
Today’s deal in the South Bay features 22 Degrees Prebiotic Gelato, located in Redondo Beach, which gives you $8.00 to spend when you invest only $4.00. Last week, Juice in the City featured a massage at Terranea Resort. (Heaven!)
There are several unique things about Juice in the City that you need to know about:
* Each deal is found by a local mom, who personally recommends the business and/or product. Today’s deal, for example, was found by Shannon Brentin. On Juice’s website, Shannon says “ I am SO impressed with the owner, Kaity, and all the research, time and energy she put into creating this unique, delicious treat. She refuses to sacrifice an ounce of quality when it comes to her clever creation, which I love. Many gelato shops use pre-manufactured mixes that include artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives. But from the beginning, Kaity was determined to create a fantastic, quality gelato; and she wanted to provide health benefits as well. Mission accomplished! This stuff is AMAZING, and I love that I can take my kids out for a healthy dessert!”
* You can make money, too! Juice in the City brings on local moms as local business consultants to help find and secure the deals. As a local business consultant, you get paid a healthy percentage of the revenue made from the deal. (Yahoooo!)
Sarah Eisner, one of the founders of Juice in the City, has given ManhattanBeachMomma some money to give away! I have $25.00 in Juice in the City bucks to share with one lucky reader!
To enter: Go to Juice in the City and sign up for the city closest to you. (You will get a $5.00 credit just for signing up!) Then, come back to ManhattanBeachMomma and post “I signed up” within the blog comments section. One reader will be chosen (via Random.Org) on Friday, January 21st at noon. I will post the winner here and contact you by email.