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2016 Shop Independent Durham Week – November 26th – December 4th



including Beer & Wine, Books, Clothing, Crafts, Gifts, Garden, Fine Jewelry

Barnes Supply Co – 15% off bird feeders and Wild Delight Bird Seed. 15% off pet beds and treats

Beer Durham – Featured draft specials all week

Bull City Craft – Free mini-canvas with purchase all week long

Bull City Homebrew – 15% off all Beer and Wine Ingredient kits

Bull City Running Co – 20% off all winter apparel

Cozy – Save 20% on any one item (consignment items are excluded)

HappymessART Supplies – 15% off Regular Priced Purchase

High Strung Violins & Guitars – 10% off musical instrument ornaments for your tree

Horse & Buggy Press – 10% off select Horse & Buggy Press books and craft objects in the Eight is Enough group exhibit in the Upfront Gallery

 James Kennedy Galleries – 15% Off on All Crystals, Minerals & Fossils

Letters Bookshop – 20% off Featured Hardcovers all week

Liberation Threads – NEW Store Opening on Saturday, November 26th; Free gift with purchase all week–and on their grand opening event day, Sat Dec 3, there will be discount coupons available and a special giveaway.

Luna Trading Company – 20% off all purchases of $100 or more

Morgan Imports – Drawing for 2 Winners for a $47 Gift Certificate to celebrate 47 years of business in Downtown Durham. Daily Gift Basket Drawings. Saturday November 26th & Sunday November 27th 10% OFF items depicting Durham. Join an easy bow making class on Friday, December 2nd from 6-6:30pm. Saturday, December 3rd play games with staff and friends from 2-5. Sunday, December 4th celebrate John Morgan’s Birthday with a piece of cake from 3-5pm.

Not Just Paper – a one time 20% discount when the customer mentions Sustain-a-Bull at the time of their purchase during Shop Indie Week.*No other discount will be allowed at time of purchase

One World Market – Bull City Ornament w/ $75 purchase

Pine State Flowers – 15% Indoor Flowering Paperwhites & Amaryllis (all week)

The Glass Jug – 10% Off all Glass Jug branded merchandise. This includes apparel, coolers, bottle openers, glassware, and more.

The Regulator Bookshop – 20% Off on dozens of our most present-able books!  December 3rd The Regulator will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with free cake and raffles for $40.00 gift certificates.

Vaguely Reminiscent – Shoppers who spend $25 or more during Shop Independent Durham Week will receive a free gift. Shoppers who spend $50 or more will also be entered into a raffle for one of three Vaguely Reminiscent gift certificates in the amounts of $25, $50 and $100 (to be drawn at the end of the week.)

Vert & Vogue – From December 26th to December 3rd, we will be raffling off a V&V gift every single day! We will be posting each day’s surprise giveaway every day on our instagram account Enter to win by tagging two friends on our instagram post, or by shopping with us – online or in person. We will be announcing the each winner at the end of the day! Bonne chance!

Wine Authorities – Up to a quarter of our wines will be available at 20% off per bottle, or further discounted to 25% off if twelve or more of those selections are bought at the same time. In order to get this Sustain-A-Bull discount, customers will need to do a “bull horns” hand signal at check-out.

Zola Craft Gallery – Zola will offer a 15% discount off any one item priced $50 or more during the entire week.


Restaurants, Coffee Shops, and Sweet Treats

Blue Corn cafe – Free vegetarian nacho platter with a purchase of two dinner or lunch entrees.

Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar – $10.00 credit to use towards gift card purchase (example: $40.00 gift card will only cost $30.00 during the shop independent period)

Elmo’s Diner-Durham – Annual Elmo’s Duck coloring contest.

Happy + Hale – 20% off our signature soups all week

Joe Van Gogh – Broad Street – $1 off any pourover including our limited release holiday coffees Panama Gesha and Ka’u!

Joe Van Gogh – Duke – Add an additional shot of espresso to your drink for free!

Joe Van Gogh – Woodcroft – $1 off any pourover including our limited release holiday coffees Panama Gesha and Ka’u!

The Little Dipper Fondue on Main – 10% Discount on Holiday Gift Cards

The Mad Popper – 10% off gift cards purchased during Shop Independent Durham Week. The Mad Popper will be closed November 24 – 27 as we celebrate being with our family and friends before the busy Winter Holiday Season.

Health, Fitness, and Beauty

140 Salon and Blow Dry Bar – Receive a complimentary blow out gift certificate for each $100.00 gift card purchased. All retail items, including styling tools, 20% percent off when purchasing two items or more.

Durham School for Ballet & Performing Arts – 1.  Adult Aerial Silks Workshop (date TBA). Regular cost:  $50 each for 2 hour workshop.   Shop Local Special:  $30 if purchased during this week

  1. Private Classical Ballet Class with Boleyn Willis-Zeger.  Regular cost:  $70 for one hour.  Shop Local Special:  $40 if purchased during this week.
  2. Kids Aerial Silks Workshop (date TBA)  Regular cost:  $50 each student for 2 hour workshop.  Shop Local Special:  $30 if purchased during this week.

 Rapid Results Fitness – 25% discount on all memberships to new members!

Synergy Fitness for Her – $75 physical therapy evaluation and treatment ($25 savings) and Small Group Training- Free Week Trial

The Garden Salon – Free gift with purchase of any professional hair product. Free conditioning treatment with any cut and color. Promotion will be running Monday – Thursday

Bed and Breakfasts

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast – 10% off Gift Certificates, 15% off Morehead Manor Signature Robes and Mugs – all week long

Pet Services

The Cat Hospital of Durham and Chapel Hill – With any physical exam – free gift bag that includes 2 toys and a flea comb


APlus Test Prep -10% off Durham SAT & ACT Courses during Shop Indie Week

Emerald Doulas, LLC – We’ll offer 4 hours of postpartum doula support for any new birth doula clients or Postpartum Clients who book a minimum 48-hour package, signed during the week (contracts must be signed and received by Dec. 4).

Full Circle Interpreting – 10% Discount on Translation Services

TCR: Triangle Cellular Repair – 1. Buy a gift card for $50 or more and get a free $10! Gift cards are good towards anything in the store: cell phone and tablet repairs, accessories, devices for sale etc.

2. Tempered glass screen protector sale – 50% off

3. Phone and tablet case sale – 20% off

What is Sustain-a-Bull?

Sustain-a-Bull is Durham’s non-profit independent business alliance, which promotes and supports locally owned, independent businesses in our community based on the belief that independent businesses are vital to Durham’s economy, culture, and environment. Sustain-a-Bull is affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance’s (AMIBA) network of over 75 similar organizations around the country which work together to help locally owned businesses thrive in the communities that they serve.

What is an Independent Business Alliance?

An Independent Business Alliance (IBA), such as Sustain-a-Bull, works to build vital local economies based on independent, locally-owned businesses and help local entrepreneurs compete successfully against chains, online competitors and others. Sustain-a-Bull unites locally-owned independent businesses, citizens, and community organizations to achieve this goal.

We focus on three main areas in our programming: public education about the greater overall value local independent businesses can provide as well as the vital economic, social and cultural roles that they play in our community; facilitating cooperative promotion, advertising, purchasing, sharing of skills and resources and other activities to help local businesses gain economies of scale and compete more effectively; and creating a strong and uncompromised voice to speak for local independent businesses in the media and local government.

Why IBAs?

Independent businesses in communities with an active “buy local first” initiative run by a local business organization – such as Sustain-a-Bull – reported an average revenue growth of 8.6% in 2012, compared to 3.4% for those in areas without such an initiative. In a recent survey from the Institute for Local Self Reliance, 75% of survey respondents in cities with a “buy local first” initiative reported that the initiative had had a positive impact on their business.


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