As easy as it is to just hit that "Buy with One Click" button, we all know Amazon is hurting all brick and mortar, especially the small guys running mom and pop shops. I love going to the little family owned stores, especially ones that have home made things for sale. The only downside is that stuff costs a little bit more, but I know the quality is so much better.

Business.org is giving you the chance to shop local, and receive $1000. If you win the sweepstakes, you'll have to shop 3-5 local businesses, and document the price, customer service, and convenience.

On their website, they list a few different ways you help your community by shopping local, saying:

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Part of the submission is a video of yourself. If you apply and get accepted, be sure to remember who gave you the heads up about that $1000.

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