My brilliant and talented friends Amanda Knorr of Spreedia and Liana Krupp of New Brahmin joined forces this year to launch the loyalty program ACCESS, and just in time for the holidays! Their mission in creating the ACCESS program was simple – encourage more people to shop at local stores and make it easy and enticing to do so. This clever card provides you with exclusive members-only perks at local boutiques (including some of my favorites: Sault, Flock, Uncle Pete’s, J.E.M., and Acquire), plus 10% off your entire purchase on full-priced merchandise every time you shop at participating stores. It’s a no-brainer, win-win, best of both worlds, and all the above. Do good to our beautiful city of Boston this holiday season and pick up an ACCESS card for yourself and then proceed to get your (now last minute) gifts at all the local shops that participate in this ingenious loyalty program. Also, shameless self promotion, I did the illustrations for the website as well as the actual card (shown above) that you’ll be whipping out of your wallet for some feel-good purchases.