5 things to jump-start your local holiday shopping

Dayton-area malls, shopping centers and restaurants are gearing up for Thanksgiving-week shopping in a variety of ways — and they’re not waiting until Black Friday to get things started. Here’s a small sampling:

The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek will celebrate “Greene Saturday” this Saturday, Nov. 21, with a gift card promotion in which the first 1,000 eligible shoppers to bring a minimum of $100 in same-day receipts (dated 11/21/15) to The Greene Reward Center, located at 81 Chestnut St. between Finish Line and EO Burgers, will receive a $25 Greene Gift Card. Limit one per customer. The Reward Center will open at 9 a.m. Saturday.

• The Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and will stay open until 1 a.m. that night. The first 200 shoppers to visit the mall’s Guest Services starting at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night with any receipt dated Nov. 26 or Nov. 27, 2015 will receive a credit card-sized phone charger.

• The Corner Kitchen restaurant, which opened in July at 613 E. Fifth St. at Wayne Avenue in the Oregon District in Dayton, will host a special brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 27. Proceeds from the brunch will go to Dayton Daily News Valley Food Relief, which benefits The Foodbank, a central warehouse facility for 96 local nonprofit food pantries, emergency shelters, and soup kitchens in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties.

• The Dayton Mall: For every Dayton Mall gift card purchased between Nov. 27 and Nov. 29, the mall will donate $5 to one of four local non-profit organizations of the shopper’s choice.

• The Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering will host a “shop-local” event on Saturday, Nov. 28 with the Kettering Moraine Oakwood Chamber of Commerce. The KMO will offer bagels and coffee for shoppers at their office that morning, along with a bag containing coupons for different shops in Town & Country.

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