Shop local at these 20 stores

If you’ve already found all of your Black Friday deals this month at outlet malls or websites for big box stores, Small Business Saturday is your opportunity to give back to your local communities and business owners.

On Nov. 28, the day after Black Friday, bookstores, boutiques and other retail shops across metro Phoenix could use your hard-earned dollars as they try to weather the economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic.

American Express, the financial services company best known for its credit cards, created Small Business Saturday in 2010 amid the recession to bring more revenue to small businesses during the holiday shopping season.

If you plan to go to these stores in person, keep in mind that Maricopa County has a face covering mandate, which requires people ages 6 and older to wear a mask that conceals both their nose and mouth while in public and whenever social distancing might be difficult.

It’s especially important to wear a face covering indoors, where there is often less air circulation; keep your space from others and sanitize or wash your hands regularly.