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Support Douglas County Small Businesses and You Could Win $250

August 1, 2020







As a hyper-local website, Macaroni Kid Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree is solely supported by local businesses. Their sponsorship is what allows our newsletter and website to remain a free resource for families who live, work, and play in Douglas County.

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit small businesses especially hard. While we also appreciate and shop at national chains, we believe there are some very good reasons to support small independent businesses.

You’ll stimulate the local economy!
When you spend $100 at a local independent business, approximately $48 stays in our community through payroll, goods and services purchased, profits spent locally by owners, and charitable contributions. With a national chain, that amount drops to $14. And with a big online retailer? Just $1 out of $100!

You’ll experience the personal touch!
Many local shops stock one-of-a-kind gift options and you can get the "expert" opinion about the products or services you are purchasing right from the source! Local business owners will often order, stock, or provide exactly what their customers want whenever possible, personalizing your shopping experience.

Neighbors helping neighbors!
When you shop local, you’re not only showing your support for that business owner but for all small businesses in our community. In fact, the network of local businesses in Douglas County is so strong that when you buy from one, you are often supporting at least one other that serves as a supplier or partner to that business!


Need more motivation to shop local? We're giving $250 to one lucky subscriber just for supporting Douglas County small businesses!


Here's how it works:

  1. Spend $25 (before tax or tip) at one of the participating Douglas County businesses between August 1 and September 30, 2020. See the complete list of businesses at the end of this article. If your favorite local business isn't on the list, you can still submit your receipt and we will invite them to join the contest!
  2. Upload a copy of your receipt HERE or email a photo to kyrieandsam@macaronikid.com with "Receipt: (Name of Small Business)" as the subject line. Please provide your full name and phone number in the body of your email. If you aren't already a subscriber, your email address will be added to our subscriber list.
  3. You can shop online or in person. Purchase goods and services now or a gift card to use later!
  4. There is no limit to the number of receipts you can submit! The more times you shop and submit your receipts, the more chances you'll have to win!
  5. No purchase necessary to enter and win. For alternate ways to enter, see our Official Sweepstakes Rules. Have questions? Visit our FAQ page.

➡️ CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR RECEIPTS! ⬅️

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES
If you make a purchase at a local business that isn't on our list, you can still submit your receipt and we will invite them to join the contest. If they join before September 30, 2020, you will get an entry for your receipt!

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE LIST

CLASSES FOR KIDS

YOUTH SPORTS

COFFEE SHOPS

RESTAURANTS

  • BurgerIM (Parker) – Wings, milkshakes, fries, and gourmet burgers that are bursting with flavor
  • Cranelli's (Lone Tree) – Delicious Italian food available in-house, on the patio, pickup, or delivery within 4 miles
SHOPPING

PARTIES & CELEBRATIONS

FAMILY FUN

SALON PRODUCTS & SERVICES

OTHER SERVICES

Do you own a small business in Douglas County and would like to join our growing list of participating businesses? CLICK HERE!