Monday, December 10, 2012

BiGG.jpgThe holiday shopping season has officially begun, and so have the City’s efforts to encourage shoppers to turn to local merchants for “BiGG” bargains. BiGG is the City’s “Buy in Garden Grove” discount program aimed at supporting the local economy by keeping the community’s tax dollars in Garden Grove. Local businesses offering special discounts or incentives are found under the “Buy in Garden Grove” banner on the City’s website at www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us.

Nearly 100 local businesses currently participate in the Buy in Garden Grove program that range from auto repairs and car dealerships, to popular restaurants and five-star hotels. Consumers receive discounts by simply printing out coupons available on the Buy in Garden Grove webpage.

“The end of the year is an important time to support our local business community, but buying locally every day is the real message,” says Garden Grove City Manager Matt Fertal.

According to Fertal, sales tax is a crucial revenue source for the City to maintain necessary services for the community, including public safety, roads, parks, and other quality-of-life needs. Buying outside of the city means less local funding for these and other types of services.

There is no charge for businesses to participate in the program. Participants must have a Garden Grove business license and offer a customer discount or incentive. A Business Participation Form is available online by accessing the City’s website at www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us.

The program is promoted through outdoor advertising, City publications, flyers, and the local media.

For more information, visit the City’s website at www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us or call (714) 741-5280.