The Lebanon Democrat and the Mt. Juliet News are set to launch Lebanon Publishing Co.’s Holiday Deals Store starting next week on Cyber Monday.
Deals can be found exclusively online via the Democrat and Mt. Juliet News’ websites and will feature hot holiday deals on local boutiques, salons, restaurants, spas and more.
Marketing Director Charity Toombs said the store will work similar to Groupon and customers can save 50 percent or more on local products and services through businesses they love around town.
“This is a great way to support local businesses while at the same time getting a great deal,” Toombs said.
Businesses taking part in the Holiday Deals Store include the Crystal Couture Store, Fired Up Pottery, Pro Bowl West, Sister’s Whimzy, Amy Rich Photography, Life is Rosey Jewelry, Fritzi Knapp Hair for the Family Salon, Woody’s Steakhouse, Tom’s Blue Moon Barbecue, the Potter’s Hand, Tennessee Twang Sauces and the Pink Cactus. Self-stamped jewelry by local artisan Sarah Jane Nelson also provides a personalized and unique gift for loved ones.
Toombs said new businesses were still arriving daily.
“There really is something for everyone,” Toombs said. “From clothing to spas to restaurants and specialty stores.”
Each deal available on the online store will be marked off 50 percent or more, but only limited quantities will be available per offer.
“Don’t wait, get online Monday and start enjoying the discounts. Most promotions have a limited quantity, so they won’t last long,” Toombs said. “Some only have 50 vouchers available so patrons should start shopping as soon as they can.”
Toombs said some businesses would also have multiple deals to offer on the website.
The store will debut Monday at 12:01 and only be available until Friday so patrons are encouraged to shop fast within the five-day window.
Toombs said patrons would browse the online store for deals and then purchase the deal online. Patrons would then print a voucher for the deal they chose and take it to the business it was for to redeem it.
Toombs also said most vouchers were within a month expiration date and were available mostly only during December because the deals are intended for consumers for the holidays.
“I think this is a good incentive to encourage patrons to shop locally and invest their holiday time and money locally,” Toombs said. “I also encourage patrons to spend over their voucher amount to support these local businesses, especially during the holiday season.”