Shop Independent Durham Week is nearly here!

Our flagship event, Shop Independent Durham Week, runs this Saturday November 29 through December 7th.


Sustain-a-Bull’s 5th annual Shop Independent Durham Week will kick off on Small Business Saturday & run for 8 days at over 50 locally owned businesses all over town. Get special discounts and promotions to help you keep it local this holiday season! And, check out for special events, tastings, sales, and more from our member businesses & community partners.

Download a PDF of this year’s promotions here: 2014 Shop Indie Durham Week Promotions

Promotions include:

 Rapid Results Fitness

  • One FREE Jump Start Class (Intro to Kettlebell training) and a 25% discount on all memberships. Simply register for a Jump Start Class online to take advantage of these phenomenal savings! Go to and register for a future jump start date. Must register the week of Nov 29- Dec 7.

 Parker & Otis

  • Will run a different sale each day!

 Pop’s Backdoor South

  • Lunch Deal (all week): FREE Fountain drink with the purchase of a sandwich & side
  • FREE 1/2 gal of Tea or 2-liter soda with the purchase of an 18″ Specialty pizza & a full salad (all day & all week)
  • Dine-in & Pick-up ONLY!

 Pine State Flowers

  • Free potted succulent with purchase of $5 or more

 Blue Corn Café

  • Children eat for free Monday through Friday! (some exclusions apply)

 Little Homestead Farm

  • Free soap sample with every purchase, offer valid all week long!

 The Glass Jug

  • 10% off all apparel and branded merchandise (excluding growlers). This includes t-shirts, tank tops, growler koozies, growler carriers, etc.

 Morgan Imports

  • All week, enter a drawing for a $45.00 gift certificate, to recognize our 45 years, independent & in downtown Durham or win  a bronze replica of “Major” Durham’s famous bull valued at $79.00
  • All week, select mahogany and elm furniture – 20% off
  • Wednesday, December 3rd – Talk to our tree and lighting expert about tree and lighting issues
  • Friday, December 5th – Memorabilia 10% off
  • Sunday, December 7th, 2-4pm – Storytelling with Santa’s Woodsman

 Bull City Craft

  • Free gift with purchase all week

 Bull Street Gourmet and Market 

  • Buy any coffee drink get a giant cookie for only $2.00!

 Bull City Homebrew 

  • All week long, spend $100 and get a $20 gift certificate. Treat yourself and get a bonus present for a buddy. Or keep it for yourself, too.

 Dancing Qi Acupuncture 

  • Book an appointment during Shop Independent Durham Week and receive 25% off a treatment, redeemable until Jan 1, 2015

 The Regulator Bookshop 

  • 20% off on dozens of our most “giftable” books, and folks can sign up for a chance to win one of three gift certificates (one for $100, one for $50, one for $25).

One World Market 

  • FREE Bull City Ornament with any purchase of $75 or more

Bull City Running Co. 

  • 20% off any winter apparel item in stock
  • Gift with purchase of $100 or more

Cuban Revolution 

  • Free Chips and Salsa 11am-5pm every daily during Shop Independent Durham Week, please ask your server for this special before ordering.

Durham Spirits Company

  • Purchase any class currently on our calendar and receive 20% off. (Does not apply to gift certificates or private classes.  The class must currently be on our calendar.)

 Custom Quality Carpentry 

  • Free DIY Workshop: Corn hole boards, Mailbox posts, Illuminated Christmas tree yard décor. Students will cover materials cost – we supply knowledge and tools! Class will be held first Sat. of the month Dec 6th 8am-Noon!
  • All Week Long: Free GoGreen Airfilters with every HVAC Winterization Maintenance check-up!

The Grapevine Hair Studio 

  • 10% discount on hair services and retail products, including locally made jewelry. New clients spending a minimum of $50 will also receive a free travel size Davines shampoo (retail value $10). This offer will be valid Saturday, 11/29 through Saturday, 12/6. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Vaguely Reminiscent 

  • For the duration of Shop Independent Durham Week, every customer who spends $25 or more will receive a free gift. Customers who spend $50 or more will also be entered into a drawing for one of three Vaguely Reminiscent gift certificates. Drawing will be held at the end of the week.

The Computer Cellar

  • 10% off computer repair labor or 10% off of a refurbished computer (in stock models only). Good all week long.

Brett Fox Photography

  • 10% off on all Weddings and Portrait sessions for those that contact us during Shop Independent Durham Week and 20% off my iconic Durham Landscapes Collection

Stellar QuickBooks Services 

  • We will provide a 25% discount/reduction for our hourly fee during this promotion. Type the word INDIE in the subject line of your email and provide your contact information.  Consultation must be arranged by December 31, 2014.


  • Save 20% on any clothing* purchase of $100 or more during Shop Independent Durham Week! (*Runaway Clothing t-shirts are not included in this promotion.)

140 Salon & Dry Bar

  • Enjoy complimentary beverages and finger food treats while visiting 140 Salon and Drybar for service. Enjoy five dollars off any service, including our specialty blowouts, when you mention Shop Independent Durham Week. First time guests will also receive a free gift with service purchase.

Not Just Paper

  • We will offer 10% off all Educational books, flashcards, toys, games.

Elmo’s Diner 

  • We will be doing an Elmo’s Duck coloring contest!  During Shop Independent Durham week you can enter the coloring contest.  There will be categories for various age groups (Under 5, 6-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16 and up). All entries must be turned in by Sunday, Dec. 7th to be eligible.  Win an Elmo’s gift certificate by coloring the best Duck!

Broadway Veterinary Hospital 

  • All Pet Odor Exterminator Candles will be 10% off for the week – holiday scents are available including Sugared Cranberry, Hollyberry Hills, Gingerbread, Evergreen and Berries, Brazilian Coffee, and Kissletoe.  A wide variety of their classic scents will also be available.  We will have free coffee available to all clients/customers that stop by as well as holiday music.

Zola Craft Gallery 

  • With each purchase, customers will be entered to win a $25 and $50 gift certificate

 Wentworth & Leggett Bookshop

  • Check our Daily Discount Specials: Different Items (and/or Book Sections) on Sale each day.
    • Any *item $1 to $44 – 15% off
    • Any *item $45 and up – 20% off

*Inventory beginning with H10 and B-A and locked display case items   (10% off only)

Vert & Vogue 

  • Vert & Vogue will be giving away a $50 V&V Gift Card EVERY day during Shop Independent Durham Week 2014. Here’s how it works:

1. Make a purchase from November 29 – December 7 and be entered into our daily giveaway for your chance to be win a $50 V&V Gift Card! *Excludes the days we are closed for business.

2. Winners will be drawn at random from that day’s receipts and announced the following morning. Good luck!

* Purchases can be made in-store or online at No minimum purchase required. Clients may only win once.

BWPW Photography 

  • We will be offering a “Fall into Holidays” photo promotion! Book a “Mini Deluxe” session with BWPW Photography during Shop Independent Durham week and receive a 50% discount off the normal session price!  For $245 you will get 30 minutes of casual and posed portraiture for up to 6 subjects and 15 high-resolution original files on CD or flash drive. Email to book now!

Joe Van Gogh – Duke 

  • 25% off JVG logo tees, handprinted by Flytrap of Pittsboro!
  • Receive a free drink of your choice with the purchase of a JVG KeepCup! *while supplies last, available all week long*

Joe Van Gogh – Broad Street

  • 25% off JVG logo tees, handprinted by Flytrap of Pittsboro!
  • Receive a $5 gift card with the purchase of a JVG KeepCup! *while supplies last, available all week long*

Saladelia Café

  • Mention Sustain-a-Bull’s Shop Independent Durham Week and receive a free vegetarian signature side with the purchase of an entrée, November 27th – December 7th.

 Mad Hatter Cafe & Bakeshop 

  • Mention Sustain-a-Bull’s Shop Independent Durham Week and receive a free signature cupcake with the purchase of an entrée, November 27th- December 7th.  And don’t forget to order one of our delicious cakes or pies for your holiday bash.

Beer Durham

  • Mention shopping local & get 10% off any single (non-alcohol) item. Good once daily per person (good each day of Shop Independent week)


  • Get $5 in happymessART bucks for every $25 you spend during Shop Independent Durham Week.  Bucks can be used to purchase art supplies or applied towards and ART class or private tutoring session.
  • Join us on Saturday November 29th, and December 6th from 2-5pm for happymessART Happy Hour, come in and have a cup of cheer and try your hand at Gelli Printed Greeting Cards.

 Wine Authorities 

  • When checking out with 6 bottles of wine or more, hold up your hand in the “Bull’s horns” signal and get bumped up to an additional 5% discount. Our six-to-eleven bottle 10% discount becomes a 15% discount. Our twelve bottles or more 15% discount becomes a 20% discount. Our “Just-in-Case” (unopened case) 20% discount becomes a 25% discount! All week long!

 Lucie’s Home Services Inc. 

  • Buy a gift certificate this week, and I’ll throw in one free hour of house cleaning for each 4 you buy!

 Cocoa Cinnamon 

  • Get a free bump up on drink size when mentioning Shop Independent Durham Week all week long.  (alcohol not included)

Bountiful Backyards

  • 50% off a one-hour consultation if you contact us during Shop Independent Durham Week

 Park Veterinary Hospital 

  • Free bag of Lean Treats with any purchase of Heartworm or Flea and Tick Preventive

 Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast 

  • Reserve a room or purchase a gift certificate at Morehead Manor and get 10% off

Bull City Signs 

  • One full-color printed 4’x8′ banner with grommets for $75 or 1000 full-color business cards for $50. Print ready artwork required or design time may be additional.

 Barnes Supply Co.

  • 15% off entire store excluding pet food or agriculture feed for the entire week.


  • 20% off books, CDs, handbags or clothes* plus free cup of hot cider or tea (specials apply to items owned by Recyclique, which are most items in the store — look for Item #s that start with 10)

James Kennedy Galleries 

  • 15% Off All Fossil & Mineral Specimens
  • 20% Off All Antique Prints, Maps, & Charts

Bull City Homebrew

  • Spend $100 and get a $20 gift certificate
  • Free samples on the weekend

The Scrap Exchange 

  • $5 off any retail store purchase of $20 or more throughout the week for all shoppers.

 Durham Garden Center

  • 15% off Holiday decor, Christmas tree decorations, wreaths


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