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Building a Strong Mid-Shore with our Buy Local Guide to Exceptional Gifts!

 Did you know that for every $100 you spend with an independently owned local store $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures? Spend that same money at a national chain store and $43 stays here. Spend it online and $0 is returned to the community. [check out the 3/50 Project for more information] 

This year Mid Shore Life is setting up the Buy Local Guide to Exceptional Gifts to promote and encourage everyone to keep those hard earned dollars on the Shore. All types of gifts will be showcased, including traditional presents, gift certificates to local restaurants, tickets to local shows, sports lessons, art classes and more. Think funky, original - and LOCAL! 

We want to make buying local as easy and irresistible as possible.

Your graphic ad will be featured on Mid Shore Life til January - AND you're individual gifts will be shown, repeatedly, to potential customers via the website, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Get more customers with more visibility and promotion!

The primary gift landing page on Mid Shore Life is divided into gift types:

1. Traditional – jewelry, clothing, home decoration, etc. Something to hold and wrap.

2. Adventure & Experience –Bed & Breakfast weekends, golf lessons, open tickets to a show, learn how to knit classes, etc.

3. Non-traditional & unique –rescue a dog or cat in someone’s name, gift cards for groceries, get a portrait painted, etc.

4. Food and Dining – restaurant gift cards, edible gift baskets, homemade candy, etc.

In addition, customers can search for gifts based on county (if you take phone orders and ship you are labeled “global” and appear in all counties), age of recipient, interest (sports, animal lover, crafts, etc.) and more.

JOIN NOW to get the maximum coverage for your business and gifts. $99 (payable by Paypal or credit card) will get your business a graphic ad on Mid Shore Life (and on the gift guide) and two individual gift listings. Additional gift listings can be added for $25/each.  The gifts and gift guide will be promoted through the winter holidays.

GET STARTED: Email Cyndi@midshorelife.com or call 443.993.3823 with the following information:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your phone number
  3. Your Business Name
  4. Business address
  5. Business phone number
  6. Website (optional)
  7. Business Logo (optional)
  8. Two gift items
    1. Name of item
    2. What it is/does/includes (just basics – I’ll make it pretty)
    3. Picture of item (optional)
  9. Do you accept phone/website orders and offer shipping? Yes/No
  10. Do you prefer to pay us by paypal, credit card or check?

Let’s make it easy for Shore residents to shop locally this holiday season!

The sooner you join – the longer your gifts are promoted!

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