Feedback from October 2020’s 130 Fiver Fest towns

Visa UK

We’re proud to be supporting @1TotallyLocally #FiverFest from 10th – 24th October and celebrating small businesses and their local communities across the UK #WhereYouShopMatters

Vaughan Gething MS

Great visit to #fiverfest Penarth today after a morning of meetings & haircut from the #Bladesbarber fantastic offers from 47 #indieshops until 24 October. Late lunch @bar44tapas & enjoying our purchases from @GriffinBooksUK @ShorePenarth @Lilypadpenarth #shoplocal

Carlton House Vintage Workshop

Here at Carlton House Worksop, we love @1totallylocally and the work they do nationally for Independent Businesses!! Flag of United Kingdom Brilliantly backed by @VisaUK , it’s so simple, just spend £5 during #Fiverfest and you’ll be making a massive difference to your local indie economy #worksop

Rebel Diamond Soap

Awesome day 1 of the @totallylocally #salefiverfest Thank you! I am literally a second-job-kitchen-table business so any custom from you fine people is a blessing! Keep ’em coming

Totally Locally Burntisland

The best first Fiver Fest day ever! The High Street was jumping, queues everywhere (some even before shops opened). A photographer got 200 advance orders for her 2021 calendar, the butcher got four hours sleep he was so busy with prep and our candle maker sold out online in 9 minutes

Claire Hines, Sale

We’re taking part for the first time (Sale) and so far it’s been brilliant! A couple of businesses sold out of their offer on the first day and others are posting photos of the orders they’re packing today. It’s great.

Sew Darn Bonnie

A whopping 40 plus snoods have been ordered in one day!!!! I hoped to keep the offer open over the fiverfest but I am only one woman ?? so will have to stop at some point! Thank you everyone for supporting small businesses! Today I went out and had a wander around our lovely town picking up some bargains from sunrise bakery, aye candy and the one one four, then a lovely lunch from The fix.

Customer, Clay Cross

Thanks to Fiver Fest I have been in local shops today I’ve never visited before. will definitely be visiting them all again once I’ve made my xmas list and booked some time off work so I can be around when they are all open. Such lovely, local produce and some fantastic hyggeligt bits of loveliness.

Penarth Business Group

Fiver Fest definitely brought not only people out to shop, but got Traders working and pulling together. Fiver Fest acted as the catalyst that we all needed to stop worrying about who was in competition with whom, but how we could all help each other to survive. A new spirit of collaboration has been born and we hope to build on this.

Totally Locally Bedford

The manager of a butchers has just said “we had one lady in yesterday who has lived in Bedford for 50 years and didn’t know Lingers butchers was there until FiverFest.

Decor Angela Laura

Took part in @totallylocallyhorwich #fiverfest today by visiting local shops rather than chains. The great thing about fiver fest is you visit places you may not normally go to, see what brilliant items they have and end up spending more…win win #shoplocal #supportindie

Bumbles Coffee House

We’re 1 week into the fabulous FiverFest & a whopping ?218? of you have already made the most of our offer so far ???? This is a fantastic campaign for independent businesses that has been set up by @totallylocally & we’re so excited Studley is taking part!  Make sure you check out the other amazing deals that are running throughout FiverFest… snap them up before they end ??

 Feedback from February 2020 FiverFest 

IVYS EMPORIUM, BANFF

Our shop saw increased footfall and really great sales on the first day in a usually quiet month. We also saw new faces coming in during the x2 weeks which was really nice. Overall I feel the campaign and vibrant posters especially did a lot to raise local awareness of the huge potential and benefits that spending locally can bring to our high streets.

SPOTTY DOG CUSTOMS, BURNTISLAND

As you all know #fiverfest is over and I would like to thank our customers and followers for huge support during this amazing event. Coming in here this morning looking at the empty spaces on shelves and walls made me feel so proud as lots of my own original art work got sold, especially my paintings, and that’s a huge deal for me, so thank you all!Also lots of our artists on board art works got recognised and some have a new fans and followers since #fiverfest.

SCAPE INTERIORS, LEIG-ON-SEA

It’s been a brilliant success. Our fully lined zip up cotton velvet cosmetic bags have been a big hit with our customers. They love that they are sustainably made exclusively for us by a family co-operative in Jaipur, India from the remnants of our chair and cushion fabrics. We’ve sold over 50 in the first week and only have 7 left so might have to think about introducing a new offer!

TOTALLY LOCALLY WYMONDHAM

In Wymondham we’ve had our first day of our Fiver Fest, and from what we hear the day was great for everyone. People were walking up and down the street with their leaflets; two businesses have already been booked up or run out of stock of their offer! One shop that I know has been struggling has sent word that she had more people in the shop in the first 45 minutes than she’d had all week.

TOTALLY LOCALLY WHITLEY BAY

Our #fiverfest in #whitleybay has been blooming marvellous so far. We’ve had such positive feedback from our fab independent businesses. It’s been such a pleasure to coordinate the event in our area.

LOVE FOR FLOWERS, BANFF

It has been amazing we have loved seeing so many new faces in the shop. Great idea and well executed I’d say, we are even continuing our £5 deal through March.

SANDWICH SAUSAGE SHOP

This promo really made a difference to the Sandwich Sausage Company business in a difficult trading climate.

SAMANTHA STROWGER

I thought it was really good! Would love to see this happen more often! Really got me out the house and spending money locally! Also I deffo spent more than £5 in each place I went to.

We want your Fiver Stories – Let us know how Fiver Fest has affected your town, what great offers you’ve seen or even if you’ve just got to meet some new people.

Here is a quick survey where you can tell us how it all went! –> http://bit.ly/FFBusFeedbackYour feedback can help is maker Fiver Fest bigger and better for your business and your town next time.

This is a social thing – we want it to be a lot more than just selling things for £5. It’s about community and businesses supporting each other, whilst saying thank you to people who support local independent businesses.

You can also email your comment & stories to us at: info@totallylocally.org

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