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Cash Mobs in Forney?

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I came across this fun idea on

The Groupon-led daily deal craze has made shoppers eager to get as much as possible from local shops for as little as possible – even when that turns out to be a terrible deal for the businesses themselves. Now, a new movement in support of local business is turning the flash-sale concept on its head. Participants in “cash mobs” pick a store, then flock to it in droves to pay full-price to support a local business in need.

I wonder if this is something Forney folks could get behind.

Perhaps pick one business a month – or pick one weekend a month to “cash mob” all the locally owned businesses in Forney?

According to the article, each area sets their own guidelines, but most ask participants to spend at least $20 at the chosen location.

What do you think? Could something like this take off in Forney? Would you be willing to keep your money closer to home to help a local business out?

Got a business you want to nominate? Let us know in the comments below.

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About Jonathan Blundell

Jonathan Blundell is a husband, father, blogger, podcaster, author and media geek who is hoping to live a simple life and follow The Way. Along the way he's worked for several local newspapers including Belton, Harker Heights and Waxahachie. He and his family have lived in Travis Ranch since May 2010.

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