October 7th-21st sees the Ottery St Mary Magic Tenner Fortnight. This promotes shopping local and how when you spend £10 with local businesses up to £50 goes back into the local economy. Totally Locally are promoting the October Magic Tenner Campaign.
Participating shops will be providing special £10 offers. This includes from Rabbit & Co a hunk of cheese and four ciders for a tenner, a Halloween bundle from Roberts or the graze plate special from the Coffee Bank.
Spending money in local shops and on local services has a positive effect on the local economy through shops staying open, wages being paid, local services and local suppliers getting trade leading to customers being more confident in spending.
The idea for the magic tenner comes from research done by The Economics Foundation which suggests that local independent businesses tend to spend the income received with several other local businesses. This leads to the money going around and around unlike when you shop at big chains or online when the money leaves the town. When the money circulates, the amount spent locally grows. Source magictenner.co.uk
Magic Tenner Offers:
Abbotts: 4 Cylinder type keys or 3 Mortice type keys for £10. Can mix and match.
Coffee Bank: Graze plate with sandwich, crisps, cheese or plain scone and 2 slices of Sarah’s creation tray bake cake for £10
Curious Otter: The book “Ottery St Mary Through Time” and Map of Ottery St Mary.
Devon Eco Boutique: Draw string wash bag, reusable bamboo wipes, shampoo and soap bar for £10 with fragrance or fragrance free option.
Georgian House: 3 Santas of different sizes for £10, less than half price.
Prospect Beauty: Take Away Pedicure Kit and £15 voucher when booking your next visit, one each week for £10
Roberts: Halloween Bundle or the Dri Pack Bundle, each for £10
Rabbit & Co: Hunk of Cheese and Four Ciders for £10
Silver Otter Cafe: Full English Breakfast with Toast and Tea or Coffee for £10
Sup Dawg: £12 Munch Bag for £10
The Sewing Room: Three offers, a reel of Gutermann Thread, Fat Quarter Bundle or three Comfort Double Knit (baby) Wool for £10.