Shop small for a chance to win big this weekend

$1,000 in gift certificates up for grabs

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That Dam Shopping Trip, a bi-state shopping tour of downtown Rock Island and Davenport small businesses, is back for 2023. Shop it this weekend, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25. 

Ten businesses, skirting both sides of the Mississippi River dam, will offer sales and prizes as they welcome customers on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Shoppers can pick up a stamp sheet at any participating location, visit the stores in any order, and turn in completed stamp sheets at their last stop. Each store has donated a $100 gift certificate, and one lucky winner who turns in a completed stamp card will walk away with $1,000 in gift certificates to these local businesses just in time for holiday shopping.

Organizer Skeleton Key Art and Antiques is being joined for this event by Coleman Florist, Big T Wear, Brick and Motor Boutique, and a pop-up location of Clean Bee in Rock Island, and Abernathy’s, Figge Art Museum Store, Chocolate Manor, Doodads and the Theo & Co. in Davenport.

For more information, check out That Dam Shopping Trip on Facebook at or contact organizer Brandy VandeWalle at (309) 314-1567.

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