28 November, 2014

Plaid Friday Seacoast is a celebration of our unique and creative locally owned businesses here on the Seacoast– a rejection of big box store Black Friday.

Every dollar spent at a locally owned, independent business generates 2-3 times more economic activity in our communities than a dollar spent at a national chain. With American shoppers projected to spend upwards of $800 per person this year during the holiday season, that could give our local economy a huge boost!

Last year, hundreds of community members and businesses participated in Plaid Friday on the Seacoast by wearing plaid, shopping local… and taking selfies.

This year, use the list below of participating businesses and holiday deals to plan your #PlaidFridaySeacoast adventures! Join the facebook event and invite your friends here.

Discover something new on Plaid Friday, November 28 at the following participating locally-owned businesses:


The Sound
The Sound is a free, independent, weekly newspaper covering news and culture on the greater New Hampshire Seacoast! Pick up a copy at your favorite locally owned business, starting early December, 2014.

Plaid Friday: Full service on Plaid Friday! Plus, all drivers will be wearing plaid in support of our local business community.

Granite State Growler Tours
Plaid Friday: Book a Plaid Friday afternoon brewery tour!


Look for plaid flags downtown to find participating businesses!

Leaven Beer & Bread House
44 Market St
Plaid Friday: 
$5 burger specials and Happy Hour beer pricing all day!

New Beginnings Thrift Boutique
82 High Street
Plaid Friday: 50% off all clothes & shoes! Holiday raffle and free gift with purchase for any customers wearing PLAID!
Holiday Season: Sat. December 6- photos with Santa at New Beginnings after the Somersworth Holiday Parade! Sat. December 13- High Street Shops Open Houses!

Poppy Seed Studio
74 High Street
Plaid Friday: Enjoy a holiday raffle and refreshments while you shop, in addition to 20% off holiday ornaments and a free gift with purchase!


Look for red and green plaid flags downtown to find participating businesses!

48 N. Main Street 
Plaid Friday: 50% off  WII, PS3 and 360 items (some exclusions apply)

The Governor’s Inn
78 Wakefield Street
Plaid Friday: Enter to win 2 tickets to upcoming murder mystery: “The Mystery of  the Murder of the Suspicious Superhero”

Happy Pappys Country Store
365 Portland St. 
Plaid Friday: Free sampling of holiday menu, including appetizers, main courses as well as dessert items. We’ll be featuring items like award winning BBQ pulled pork and blueberry habanero pie! Spend $25 or more and receive a free $5 gift card good in January. Come in wearing plaid and we will donate a $5 gift card to a local food bank for their holiday baskets!

Jetpack Comics
37 North Main Street
Plaid Friday: Kids get a free gift from Jetpack! Adults & kids alike enjoy door-buster specials, signings, and bounce back rebates.

Laurel Mae’s Cottage
107 North Main Street
Plaid Friday: Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and two book signings with local authors!

Revolution Taproom
61 North Main Street
Plaid Friday: Buy a $50 Gift Certificate, and receive a free $25 gift certificate to use after January 1, 2015.

Riverstones Custom Framing & The Franklin Gallery
33 North Main Street
Plaid Friday: Free magnetic picture frame for the first 75 people in the shop. Wood carving demos by Master Wood Carver, George Calef all day! Wear plaid *or* know the full name of our holiday mascot and get $10 off every $50 spent on custom framing (up to $50 off) good through 12/30/14.

Franklin Gallery to feature artwork of Larry Reynolds and Master Wood Carver George Calef during the month of December.

Rochester Main Street
Plaid Friday: Plaid Friday kicks off the Rochester Passport to Downtown: Win the Window Contest. Get stamped at downtown businesses during the holiday season to win a raffle! Contest runs from November 28 through December 22, 2014.

Rochester Opera House
31 Wakefield St.
Plaid Friday: Buy a gift certificate for $100 or more between noon and 5:00pm and receive two tickets to any ROH Theatre Series Production!
Plaid Friday Night: Leftover Turkey: A New England Sampler, 8pm – 10pm
Comedy night with Tim Sample, Tickets: 603-335-1992

Studley Flower Gardens
82 Wakefield St.
Plaid Friday: 
Custom decorate your wreath at our Wreath Bar and receive a FREE plaid bow with the purchase of a 12 inch wreath on Plaid Friday, November 28 and Small Business Saturday, November 29!
December 6: Join us for our Grand Re-Opening & Holiday Fun Day from 8:00am – 5:30pm. Shop for holiday gifts in our new retail store! We’ll have one-day only specials including 50% off Studley’s grown poinsettias, 20% off fresh balsam wreaths & greens, free gift with every purchase, and complimentary refreshments!


Bikram Yoga Portsmouth
800 Islington Street
Small Biz Saturday: Annual Holiday Open House: free classes all day Saturday Nov. 29th at 7:00 and 9:00am, 12:00, 2:30 and 4:30pm. 15% off class packages and gift certificates. All levels welcome in all classes!

Balance: A Women’s Gym
125 Brewery Lane
Plaid Friday:
Receive 50% off a group class punch-card gift certificate and 50% off an organic spray tan gift certificate!

Colonial Bicycle Company
775 Lafayette Rd. Suite 5
Plaid Friday: 20% off any one item at our shop on Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday, including sale items!

Discover Portsmouth Center
10 Middle Street
Plaid Friday: Free gift with purchase in our Museum Shop! We feature jewelery, wooden toys, books, and more made by local artists. Spend $25 now through November 30 and receive a free gift!*Excludes membership or ticket prices.

Elemental Energy
621 Islington St. Suite C

Plaid Friday & Small Biz Saturday: Buy three massage gift certificates online at www.devonboydmassage.com, get a fourth free!

Flower Kiosk
61 Market Street
Plaid Friday:
Shop in store and enter to win six months of free flowers! (Up to $45 of fresh flowers per visit) Runs Plaid Friday through December 20, and a winner will be announced end of day on the 20th!

G. Willikers
13 Market Street
Plaid Friday: 10% all sales over $50! Plus, ten cents donated to a local charity when you don’t take a bag!

Gus & Ruby
29 Congress Street
Plaid Friday:
and Saturday Nov. 29, enjoy extended hours from 9am-9pm and coffee and treats for the morning crowd.  Get 10% OFF your entire in-store purchase when you mention this post!* Enter for a chance to win one of 15 goodie boxes each day BURSTING with some of our favorite products from around the shop, valued at over $100.** (*Excludes custom/special orders and gift certificates. Cannot be combined with any other offer. **1 chance to win per customer, per day with purchase.)

107 Congress Street
janegee beauty philosophy is about blending the old with new for beauty recipes based on time-honored techniques made by hand with the freshest natural ingredients combined with current scientific advancements for amazing results that you can see & feel.

Old As Adam
33 Ceres Street
Plaid Friday: 15% off entire store, 
20% if your name is Adam. Buy a vintage necktie for your dapper gent and get a second for free!

Off Piste
37 Congress Street
Plaid Friday:
Wear plaid and get a plaid growler coozie/carrier for %50 off!!

RiverRun Bookstore
142 Fleet Street
Plaid Friday: 20% off coupon for the first 20 people in the door!

62 Market Street
Plaid Friday: 
10% off Christmas Ornaments for the day, and complimentary cider and treats! Open nights ’till 9pm through the holidays.


Bloom’n Cow Ice Cream
55 Main St, 1st Floor of Mill Building 
Plaid Friday:
Buy one ice cream, gelato or baked good and receive a free sweetie size cone, a small coffee or chocolate chip cookie for free!  Opening early, at 8AM.

Good Juju by Ceci
108 Main Street
Plaid Friday: Spend $10 to receive $5 off your next purchase of $50 or more! Early Bird specials include: one free Natural Soy Candle of your choice with your purchase of two candles, and one free Chrysalis Guardian Collection bracelet (gold or silver plated) of your choice when you purchase two or more bracelets of any collection! Available 9-11am, or while supplies last! Join us for complimentary hot cider and sweets all day long. Open 9am-3pm.


Just Us Chickens Gallery
16 Shapleigh Rd, A
Holiday Open House Nov 28-30There will be refreshments, ornaments, wreaths and many hand made crafts for gift giving.  Shop hours will be 7 days per week from 10-5 starting Nov 28 and ending Dec 24.


Smuttynose Brewing Company
105 Towle Farm Road
Plaid Friday: We’re opening at 10am for the release of limited edition, ceramic bottles of S’Mistletoe, Smuttynose’s first ever Christmas beer and a special sale on selected wearables and drinkables. Belle’s on Wheels food truck will be selling delicious sliders from 11-4 while visitors can enjoy our popular brewery tour and a Fruit Cake Toss for prizes and special beers for sampling.
Holiday Season: Community-Decorated Christmas Tree! From 11/28-12/24, we’ll donate $2 to Hampton Community Coalition for every ornament you bring to decorate the Christmas tree.


Main Street Makery
42A Main Street
Plaid Friday:
 For every $50 you spend on Plaid Friday, receive a coupon for 20% off your next purchase.
Holiday Season: Make a holiday gift for free when you bring a friend to our weekly $5 craft night!

The Candy Bar
44 Main Street
Plaid Friday: Spend $25 on Plaid Friday, November 28 and receive a $5 coupon to us at the Candy Bar in December!

9 Madbury Rd, #103
Plaid Friday: Free crystal beaded hair tie bracelet with purchase! $10 value. (While supplies last!)

Durham Bike
12 Jenkins Court
Plaid Friday: Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, espresso, or delicious hot chocolate from our new Espresso Bar while we wrap gifts for the outdoor sports enthusiast in your family!

Red Carpet Florist
56 Main Street
The Red Carpet Flower Shop is a full service florist. We have a vast selection of fresh flowers arriving from around the world daily. Our flowers are the perfect way to welcome a new baby, or to give to that special someone a “Just Because” bouquet.


Adelle’s Coffeehouse
3 Hale Street
Plaid Friday: Don’t miss the limited edition Plaid Friday Eggnog Latte. *Goes especially well with plaid flannel.

Blown Away Beauty Salon
50 Broadway Street
Small Biz Saturday: “Sip, Snack & Shop!” Saturday 11/29, 1-4 pm.
Enjoy shopping from several local vendors, free gift wrap service, free sweet desserts and beverages, door prizes and a grand prize raffle. The perfect way to snack, sip and shop! For more information, go to www.peartreegift.com/sip-snack-and-shop.

Online store: wearebrainstorm.com
Holiday Season: Free shipping for the entire month of December and free gift wrap with purchase of $75 or more!

Fire On The Mountain Ski & Sport
41 First Street
Plaid Friday:
Free $20 gift card for every $100 purchased, and in-store specials the whole weekend!

The Flower Room
474 Central Ave
Plaid Friday: 
Live Boxwood Tree making demos all day! Small poinsettia in burlap with holiday plaid ribbon, free with $50 purchase.

John Benford Photography
Plaid Friday: Make any purchase of $24.99 or more, and receive a free greeting card of your choice (see designs here). May be combined with offers below!
Through December 31:
 Purchase a framed 10×15 print and receive a free matted 6×9 print of your choice; purchase a framed 6×9 print and receive a free matted 5×7 print of your choice; purchase four matted prints (4×6, 5×7 or 6×9) and receive a fifth one free. Free print must be of equal or smaller size; mix and match sizes if you like.

Kali Klass
456 Central Ave
Plaid Friday: 15% off entire store, enter to win contests!

Reds Shoe Barn
35 Broadway St
Plaid Friday: 10% off all clothing, including North Face; $10 off ladies and mens Clarks, Merrell, Bogs and Born brands; $15 off Frye and Timberland; $5 off kids Clarks, Emu & Merrell; $5 off all clearance ending in .00!

Pear Tree Gifts
303 Central Ave
Plaid Friday: 
Free lip balm with purchase from The Seacoast Soap Company!

Papa Wolf Supply Co.
One Washington St. Mill: 3rd Floor, East
Small Biz Saturday: Come visit us at our brick & mortar location in the One Washington Mill from 11am to 5pm! We specialize in local, sustainable, handcrafted and quality made goods.

STUDiO Streetwear
One Washington St. Mill: 4th Floor, Suite 470
Plaid Friday: Wear plaid and receive 25% your in-store purchase!
Holiday Season: December 4: King Magnetic Album Signing 6-8pm // December 5: Dover Artist, Stephen Godlieb will be showcasing his latest work in this exhibit entitled Contrast. 6-9pm // December 20: Flowers&Forties Brand Showcase, time tbd.

7th Settlement Brewery
47 Washington Street
Plaid Friday: 
Wear plaid on Plaid Friday and receive 10% off lunch!