September is Shoptember in Sarasota

Contact:  Lynn Hobeck Bates/941-955-0991 Ext. 103
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September is Shoptember in Sarasota
Enjoy savings and deals all month long in Sarasota County

SARASOTA, FL. (August 24, 2017) — This September, visitors to Sarasota County can enjoy deals and specials at area shopping locations during the “Shoptember” promotion. Visit Sarasota County (VSC) is joining with retailers, shopping districts and more throughout the region to promote deals and offerings.
         “This is the second annual Shoptember program,” says Virginia J. Haley, CDME, President of Visit Sarasota County. “September is historically a slower period for many of our tourism partners including shopping districts. Similar to our other successful promotions such as Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week and Sarasota Summer Stage that drive business during needed time periods, we aim to bring awareness of shopping districts and their offerings and ultimately drive visitation to these shopping amenities during this need period.”

Shopping districts in the area include St. Armands Circle, Lakewood Ranch, the Mall at University Town Center, Venice Main Street, Historic Palm Avenue and the Shoppes at Sarasota Row in downtown. Shopping for major brands is possible at places like Westfield’s Sarasota Square and the Ellenton Outlet Mall and visitors can peruse local shops along Dearborn Street in Englewood and in the Gulf Gate neighborhood.

Deals range from passport savings to various retailers to Florida resident rates and deals at area hotels. A full list of deals and information can be found at

Shoptember in Sarasota County lasts the entire month of September 2017.
For more information on Sarasota County visit


Downtown Sarasota Alliance - Deals range from discounts on shipping to 25% off framing to storewide sales.  Learn more at
"We will be celebrating Tourism Appreciation Month at Ellenton Premium Outlets in the month of September. We will provide all visitors a special gift and a complimentary savings passport ($5 value).

Gulf Gate             

Historic Palm Ave          

St. Armands Circle Association - For more details about St. Armands Circle shop, restaurant and business “Sarasota Shoptember” specials, please visit

Swim City             

The Mall at UTC - Offer description: Participants can visit the UTC Customer Service Booth and mention “Shoptember” to receive a Passport to Shopping booklet with over $600 in savings at UTC retailers.

The Shoppes at Sarasota Row          

Venice Main Street - Craft Festival, September 2-3, 2017; 10-4pm
September Sidewalk Sale, 15-16th 10-5pm
Venice Beach Party, 23rd 3-8 pm
"Eyes on You
140 W Venice Ave
15% off in stock items
Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe
208 W Miami Ave
1.  Make way for Holiday fun! Cookie Cutter sale buy 2, get 1 FREE
2. Packaging Change Spice Sale. Selected spice packs, $1.00  reg price $1.99

Southeast Salt
213 B West Venice Avenue
Store wide Sale.  All Regular Priced Merchandise 20% off.  Featuring Fresh Produce, Coolibar - UPF 50+, Simply Southern, southeast salt, Sun-Activated Shirts and Sweatshirts.

Dick’s Shoes
219 W Venice Ave & 235 W Miami Ave
offers a trade in discount the entire month of September.  Bring in one pair of wearable shoes that can be given to charity and you will receive a 10% discount on any new pair for you.   Being in 2 pr and get 20% off one pair for you.  We support the Center of Hope in Nokomis and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Immokolee.  Last year we collected over 500 pair for the needy in our community.  We appreciate your support and want your business.

Down Island Way Boutique
September "" Trade in clothing for Charities" to benefit The Women Resource Center and St Francis.
Trade in one piece of wearable clothing that can be given to charity and you will receive a 10% discount on a clothing item. trade in on the base of one for one. No limits on the number of transactions.

Island Life Hammock Co.
329 W Venice Ave
10% off all wall art and home décor!

West Coast Realty of Venice, LLC
240 W Tampa Ave
Provide their time, for free, to customers who might want to know what their home is worth in today's local real estate market.

Affordable Golf Cars of Venice
1590 Tamiami Trl S
$500 off a new or used golf cart purchase on 9/15 and 9/16 only. Must mention the ad; cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Made in Italy
117 W Venice Ave
20% Off entire check.

Venice Trading Co
211 W Miami Ave
20% off wall art and 30% off lamps