#BuffCashMob: Nominations, Please

2 Aug

This past weekend, Chris introduced us to the #BuffCashMob idea, which he describes as

Rather than do the slacktivist thing, posting links to businesses we like and writing on their Facebook pages, let’s get out, en masse, and show them some straight up cash love. Buy their goods, pay for their services, patronize their establishments. And have a great fucking time doing it!

The goal will be to get 100 people to “flash mob” a local establishment to spend $10-$20 each on the goods and services offered. No discounts, no coupons, no special deals. Just spend $10 in their business.

Think of it as a reverse-Groupon. Instead of businesses offering crazy discounts to get people to mob their stores, the Buffalo hivemind is going to take the initiative and spend money for goods & services at posted prices. The best way to promote and grow Buffalo business is to support and patronize them.

The thought for the inaugural #BuffCashMob is that it ought to probably take place around 5:30 this Friday, perhaps at a local watering hole as a Twitter meetup happy hour. But really, what it is, is up to you. Fill out the form below or Tweet your nominations using the #BuffCashMob hashtag, or by @replying to the @BuffCashMob Twitter account. We’ll post a poll Thursday of the top three semifinalists, and announce the winner Friday morning.  Happy voting!

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13 Responses to “#BuffCashMob: Nominations, Please”

  1. Tracy Diina August 2, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Genius. It makes me happy to have such creative energy around.

  2. Alan Bedenko August 2, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Incidentally, spamming the list with multiple entries will only count as one entry. 

  3. Mary Beyer August 2, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    I think the time of the #BuffCashMob should vary according to the individual establishment’s hours of operation.

  4. Tracie Marie August 2, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    I think space at the establishment and parking might need to be taken into consideration, too?Off to brainstorm…

  5. Tracie Marie August 2, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    I was thinking of Hyatt’s @ 910 Main St, Buffalo. They have a lot of cool art stuff there and as a bonus it’s in Allentown (lots of bars/restaurants) and people could go to those after but they’re only open until 6pm 😦

  6. lulu August 2, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    worlds (and posts) could collide and we could flash mob a food truck?

  7. Leo Wilson August 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    My nomination – really great takeout food, recently remodelled for more in-house dining with an expanded menu that might appeal to many, easy location (maybe not to park), close to bunches of stuff. Did I mention great food?

  8. Tom Dolina August 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    And what nomination was that, Leo?

  9. jimd August 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    This would take a little research but there is a really cool art (studio?) on Pine Ave in Niagara Falls. It is the old high school and the classrooms have been rented out to local artists, photographers etc. They do art shows a few times a year to pass the hat. My wife and I have gone a couple times and it is wonderful.

  10. BuffaloPeg August 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Varied times for this would be a great idea.  I work every Friday night *at the second oldest family owned tavern in the city* so I’d never be able to participate.  

  11. Cherie Messore August 6, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    When is next Buffalo CashMob? I have two nominations, both locally owned and fabulous:
    Choco-Logo Confectionery Design in downtown Buffalo and B is for Books (children’s bookstore with books for big kids, too) in the village of Orchard Park.

  12. Joe Genco August 10, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Adventures in Heat, barbecue shop on Main Street in Clarence.

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