The Go Local card is a win-win: Card sales benefit local schools, and having one benefits you when you shop local. Your dollars stay in the community, supporting indie business and keeping Asheville vibrant and alive with unique, creative, one-of-a-kind businesses.

Want to win two cards now ($20 value!)? Of course you do. Having one gives you a discount at participating businesses including Asheville Pizza, Loretta’s, Elementality, Downtown Books & News, Shoji Spa, The Hop, Zambra… (Full list of participating businesses is here.)

It’s easy to win. Just be the 10th INDIVIDUAL PERSON to comment (not just the 10th commenter) and share the name of your favorite local, indie business. And two cards are yours.

The 2012 Go Local card is good through February 2013.

Only commenters who have not won anything from Ashvegas in the last 30 days are eligible to win. Please use your correct first and last name in your comment, so we know who to hold your Go Local cards for.

Contests on Ashvegas (USUALLY) happen at 9 a.m. and/or 3 p.m weekdays, though we reserve the right to run a contest anytime.

Asheville Grown, the organization behind the Go Local card, has a big announcement: It’s partnering with Mountain Xpress to create a directory of local business for 2013. Want to get in on the fun?

If you’re a local business owner and you want to be part of the Go Local program in 2013, just sign up here. (It’s free, and there are no strings.)

FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY Deadline extended to Friday, Oct. 26) to sign up to be a 2013 Go Local business, so don’t put off signing up.

Learn more about the 2013 Go Local program here. Sign up here.

The criteria for all businesses that participate in the program are:

* Independent and at least 50% owned in Buncombe County, North Carolina with no headquarters outside of our region.
* Free to make their own business decisions without the need for approval by owners or affiliates outside of the area. Regionally located and have a limited number of outlets.
* Not registered as a franchise or publicly owned corporation.

Love Asheville. Go Local.



  1. Definitely Malaprops!

  2. Dry Goods Shop

  3. The Universal Joint

  4. plastic paddy says:


  5. The Wedge Brewery

  6. Brew & View!

  7. Always a tough one. But I’m going to have to go with Malaprop’s, as they have books, coffee, AND food. Malaprop’s, you have always had all I need.

  8. Universal Joint

  9. Kevin Greene says:


  10. Burgermeister’s

  11. Greta Carson says:

    Asheville Pizza Company!!!

  12. Rosetta’s Kitchen

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