Independents Week – Save 20% at AZ Businesses



“Save 20% at your favorite local businesses during Independents Week, June 30 – July 8.

Independents Week is Arizona’s only week-long celebration of local businesses that lets you save money while shopping local.


Step 1: Get Your Golden Coupon
Visit any Local First Arizona office or most hot spots around town to pick up a Golden Coupon or download the digital version.

Step 2: Find Participating Businesses
Check out the list of participating businesses to see who’s accepting the Golden Coupon this year. Some restrictions may apply, but not many.

Step 3: Save 20%
Between June 30-July 8, use your Golden Coupon to save 20% at hundreds of local businesses across the state!

Get your Golden Coupon and find participating businesses at:


Why Local? Because strong local businesses build a better community. Learn more:”

Carolyn’s note: I’ve used this Golden Coupon in the  past summers at local Tucson businesses  (mostly restaurants) and it’s a big savings.  Check it out. And remember that this program is statewide, so if you’re travelling during that week, check the local businesses in different areas of Arizona.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


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