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Backyard Shopping

March 24th, 2009 by flanews

Florida businesses are asking you to shop locally. Theyre even providing some incentives.

The Governor joined the Florida Chambers or Commerce, the Florida Retail Federation and Florida TaxWatch to launch a statewide savings campaign. Starting today Floridians can go online and print a Backyard Card. The Florida Backyard Card allows shoppers to save an average of 10 percent at Florida owned stores, hotels, and restaurants. Rich McAllister, President of the Florida Retail Federation, said if shoppers spend their money in Florida the state can rebound from the economic downturn faster than expected.

Were not asking them to run up debt or spend more money than budgeted. All were asking for is for everyone to consider where they spend their
money, not necessarily how much, but where they spend their money can make their own jobs safer, said McAllister.

For a list of participation businesses and to download a savings card go to www.floridabackyardcard.com

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