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Austin Takes The Pledge To Shop Local

Austin Yelp pledged to shop local this Tuesday with two concurrent happy hours — one early in central Austin at local faves Nomad Bar and one later in southeast Austin at the Double Down. Approximately 80 people showed up to pledge their support for the local cause, have a couple of drinks and get in on the big group hug

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Yelpers and bar patrons alike gave exchanged Capital Area Food Bank cans for tickets for free delicious Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktails. Attendees proudly sported Yelp red silicon bracelets embossed with "Give wisely, Shop locally, Yelp on" and the first ten folks at each happy hour received Austin event calendars from Big Weekend Calendars. Mid-way through both events, smartphone app geniuses QRANK held a live trivia with eight questions about Austin businesses. Winners received Go Local cards, entitling them to a percentage discount at participating local shops.

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Check the hot shots by Jonathan Garza of both sassy events. Throughout the month of December, we'll continue to encourage folks to keep their cash close to home and partner with businesses around Austin to spread the local love!

Until then, SYOY!