A few changes this year ...
With Pennsylvania's stay at home order and our stores being considered non-essential, we have not been able to meet for some of our final planning meetings for this year's event. After phone calls and e-mails, we have decided to still move forward with this year's shop hop, but a little differently than in previous years.
We know everyone's struggling due to COVID-19 in one way or another, and we feel with everything being topsy turvy to take a step back to the basics this year and offer our customers the passport for only $5. We feel that this will give more of you the chance to participate this year. If a location will be offering a make & take, you will be able to purchase those for an additional cost as you shop each location. We will not be offering make & takes as part of the Shop Hop fee this year as the stores and their vendors are recovering from the mandatory closures by the government. This has created significant supply/demand issues with many of the products we offer and then also use in the make/takes. As shop owners, we are concerned that our supplies needed for the make & takes wouldn't be available. And the gift we chose to use this year was not available as well, so we opted to go a simpler route instead of cancelling our annual event.
Prize drawings will stay the same for this year’s Shop Hop. As in previous years, you will have the chance to win your home store's gift certificate prize for those visiting 8 or more locations, and the grand prize baskets for visiting 10 or more.
And something a little fun for this year's shop hop will be a special card contest. More details will follow on this fun contest, but there will be five winners for this contest with special prizes.
We all look forward to this event each fall, and we wanted to find an easier way to include everyone among all the changes that we've had and are still possibly coming. We hope you will join us for this year's event. Pre-orders began Saturday, May 2nd. Hopefully stores will be opening soon, and you can visit our locations to turn in your registration forms. If not, you can mail them in or call the locations to place your order. Each person attending will need to fill out a registration form.
Registration form can be found here or the Facebook Buggies & Buds Shop Hop page.
We look forward to seeing you soon. If you are like us, you are ready to get out and about and have some normalcy again.