FairBuck Fridays have reinvigorated the program with multiple businesses requesting more FairBucks to keep their drawers stocked. Keep those FairBucks moving and check out these great Friday deals!
- 19 Broadway- Local Draft Beer (1 FairBuck)
- Avatar Community Business Center- Fairfax Bag only $7 (normally $10) (when you pay with FairBuck)
- Good Earth Natural Foods- One slice Triangle Pizza (1 FairBuck)
- The Herban Garden- 10% off entire store when you pay with FairBuck
- Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods- Large Green Soup (1 FairBuck)
- The Potting Shed- 2 Succulents (1 FairBuck)
- The Scoop- Double Scoop (1 FairBuck)
- Sleeping Lady- Beer (1 FairBuck)
- Trouve-Vial of Wildflower Seeds (1 FairBuck)
- Various & Sundries- Anything ROUND 15% off when you pay with FairBuck
*Each of the businesses will have signs clarifying any restriction to their deal.
LOOKING FOR FAIRBUCKS??
Most participating FairBuck businesses have some on hand, just ask if you can purchase.
Or, come to the Craft Fair on Saturday, December 10 and buy them as stocking stuffers!
For more information please visit www.fairbuck.org. To get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ABOUT THE FAIRBUCK
The FairBuck Project began in the beginning of 2011 as a collaborative effort by Sustainable Fairfax, Town of Fairfax and Fairfax Chamber of Commerce to launch and utilize a 3 dollar trade token to promote a more vibrant local economy. In June of 2011 we minted 5,000 tokens and had a very successful launch during the Fairfax Festival. With 30 businesses participating; we were able to get almost 4,000 tokens in circulation in one week, mostly through exchanges with individuals. Since the launch, individuals are spending bucks, asking for the FairBuck in change, using it for tooth fairy money, birthday gifts, to pay allowance, and are even purchasing from one business so they can spend them at others. Most participating businesses are finding the flow in and out to be well matched. Ray Martin owner of the Fairfax Scoop has been cashing them out himself for local shopping. We have over $12,000 worth of Fairbucks circulating around town, keeping our money local. Our reserve account at First Federal Saving and Loan is holding the $12,000+ in US dollars in case businesses need to exchange back and after observation of the project we will determine a reasonable reserve level and hopefully use the funds raised to mint another batch of tokens for Spring 2012 and for local community projects.
The FairBuck provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to invest in Fairfax. The FairBuck is accepted as change and can only be spent at participating businesses in Fairfax-keeping those dollars circulating locally. FairBuck tokens that are kept as souvenirs allow us to spend US dollars raised on local community projects. FairBuck trade tokens empower Fairfax to support local business and keep our local economy thriving. Keep the FairBuck moving by asking for it in change and spending it at participating businesses. Participation is completely voluntary for businesses and shoppers.