This is a reminder the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) is hosting its second annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day on Saturday, Oct. 4. The event will include the chance to win a $500 shopping spree.
Get Caught Blue-Handed Day gives shoppers a way to help their local communities and the state economy by putting their dollars to work “nearby.” More than 850,000 Michigan jobs are directly dependent on retail sales, and roughly half of every dollar spent in a Michigan store goes back into the local and Michigan economies.
Saturday’s celebration will take place in stores and communities all across the state. Michiganders are encouraged to go shopping nearby with friends and family and have fun “getting caught” supporting retailers in their communities (or wherever they happen to be working or visiting in Michigan that day).
Many shoppers are expected to take photographs or videos “getting caught” and then post them on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites using the hashtag #BuyNearbyMI. Shoppers who use social media to post photos of themselves “getting caught” shopping in Michigan and who use that hashtag get the chance to win a $500 Buy Nearby shopping spree from MRA. A random drawing that takes place after Get Caught Blue-Handed Day will select the photo-posting winner.