Stroud Independent Shops take part in Totally Locally Fiver Fest

From 5th to 12th October 35 independent shops in Stroud took part in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest. We're now preparing for the even bigger Fiver Fest in 2020, from 15th to 29th February!

We publicised their special offers for the week through our Facebook page at facebook.com/totallylocallystroud on Twitter at https://twitter.com/fiverfeststroud on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fiverfeststroud/ and via InStroud.

It was only open to independent businesses; sorry no chains and no franchises, within Stroud. The February 2020 event will follow the same principles, but this time runs for two weeks - this is reflected nationally and gives a better time for promoting our great and strong independent businesses. 

IF EVERY ADULT IN STROUD SPENT JUST £5 A WEEK IN OUR INDEPENDENT SHOPS & BUSINESSES, INSTEAD OF ONLINE OR AT THE BIG SUPERMARKETS, IT WOULD BE WORTH £4.5 MILLION PER YEAR GOING INTO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY, WHICH MEANS MORE JOBS, BETTER FACILITIES AND A NICER PLACE TO LIVE.
MAKES YOU THINK, DOESN'T IT?!

So, as an independent business, you need to come up with an epic £5 offer. It must be for £5, not £5 off or a percentage discount.
For example, how about offering something that was £6.99 or £5.99 for just £5 during Fiver Fest Week?
If you're a service business, how about offering something like an initial consultation for only £5?

When you post on your own social media pages, please remember to use the hashtags

#fiverfeststroud    #fiverfest    #totallylocally

...and help spread the word!

Timetable 2020

Here is our planned timetable for 2020 - dates and elements subject to change.


6 January 2020                Open for applications. 
6 January 2020                Roles for administration of the event assigned
tbc          Q&A in Stroud - opportunity to discuss how to get the best experience
14 January 2020         Open for applications. Social media posts commence!
w/c 3 February 2020           Start sharing the first £5 offers from participating businesses
7 February 2020         Deadline so submitting offers to get maximum publicity for them
tbc              Press Release will be issued
tbc              Start circulating the first posters to participating businesses
tbc              More posters will be circulated
tbc                                   Map Published
15 February 2020      FIVER FEST BEGINS!
15 February 2020      Social media posts will remind followers of the offers throughout
w/c 2 March 2020                  Questionnaire to participants


Timetable 2019

This was our timetable in 2019, to give you an idea of how it ran:

19 September 2019   Open for applications. Social media posts commence! - DONE
27 September 2019   Press Release will be issued - DONE
28 September 2019   Start circulating the first posters to participating businesses - DONE
01 October 2019        Start sharing the first £5 offers from participating businesses - DONE
01 October 2019    More posters will be circulated - DONE
02 October 2019    Map Published - DONE
04 October 2019    Q&A at Ale House in Stroud from 18:00 - DONE
05  October 2019    FIVER FEST BEGINS! - DONE
05 October 2019    Social media posts will remind followers of the offers throughout  - DONE


Remember to use the hashtags #FiverFestStroud #TotallyLocally #FiverFest


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