Now that Halloween is out of the way, I think it's safe to start hyperventilating about you know what. The third annual Little Boxes indie Black Friday sale is back (it's actually two days, on the 29th and 30th), and this time they have an app! This is super-useful considering that nearly 200 local independent retailers are participating, banding together to lure lazybones out of the mall. The sheer number of retailers involved has always made LB a little overwhelming, but now... there's an app for that! So you can find out who's playing, and where they are in relation to you. The message here is pretty simple: buy local, support your community economy, and eewww the mall. Got it?

  • LB participant Tender Loving Empire

One more thing: This year they are also hosting a raffle: "Little Boxes will be raffling off a grand prize of airfare and hotel accommodations for two to Waikiki, San Diego, or San Francisco. Another top prize is the 16 gigabyte iPad 4Gen with Retina Display and Grove Bamboo case from The Mac Store. Shopping sprees in amounts of $600, $400, and $200 are raffled off as well, with winners having their choice of little box stores as the site of their spree. Additionally, Zama Massage has contributed over $500 worth of spa services to the raffle, as well as other prizes from Hotel Deluxe, Living Room Theaters, nwFilmCenter, Elements Therapeutic Massage, and many other donors." Well then.