Choose local this holiday season
Many of us are watching our spending and making less frequent purchases. That’s why when we do shop, where we choose to spend our dollars matters even more. Whether you’re shopping for everyday essentials or creative ways to connect with loved ones, when you do shop, choose local. By buying from small businesses, you are helping local families to sustain and continue to serve others in their communities.
The contest entry period is now closed. Mahalo for supporting our local businesses.
Support local businesses between November 21 – November 29 and you could win one of 15 gift baskets featuring local gift cards and goodies valued at $165.00 each!
See what you could win
How to enter
- Make a purchase at a participating business from HawaiiUSA’s list during November 21-29, 2020. Snap a photo of your receipt (or upload a copy of your digital receipt) and submit it along with your online entry form (below). Each unique receipt qualifies as a separate entry. Same receipt cannot be used for multiple entries. Open to HawaiiUSA members ages 13 and older.
- Instead of making a purchase, you may take a photo of yourself at a participating business and submit the photo along with your online entry form (below). One photo per person per business. Open to HawaiiUSA members ages 13 and older.
See official contest rules
What supporting local looks like
Blue Bubble Creamery in Mililani and Kailua brings smiles to customers' faces with their hand-crafted ice cream rolls made from fresh, raw ingredients. But behind the scenes, they are also helping young adults to build independence.
"For most of our employees here at Blue Bubble, this is their first job before college. They are not just working here, they are also learning how to get prepared for the world that is awaiting them." -Sing Li, Owner of Blue Bubble Creamery
When you ask Vance Pascua about his Ainofea store in Kukui Grove, he'll tell you that there's much more to it than t-shirts and accessories.
"Being born and raised on Kauai, I wanted to do more for the island."
AINOFEA (I NO FEAR) Productions started in 2005 and has grown to 18 MMA events, bodybuilding competitions, martial arts tournaments and seminars.
"With Ainofea clothing, I wanted to bring a positive attitude and inspire a feeling of pride. It doesn't matter if you come from a small island; all your dreams are attainable if you put your hard work and dedication into it."
You may have seen the popular BlessedinHI clothing brand, but you may not know about the story behind it.
"Our designs mirror the various seasons our family has experienced over the past 20 years and how our faith has helped us to persevere," says Shari Yamaguchi. "We believe you can choose to find a reason to feel blessed in any and all seasons."
They also believe that "the more we grow, the more we can give back." With three stores in Windward Mall, Kamakana Alii, and Pearlridge Center, the neighboring communities benefit from the company's community outreach.
Are you interested in featuring your business in future HawaiiUSA collaborations? Get in touch with us.