Why buy Local?

For every $100 spent in a local business, $68 stays in the economy. Not only do local businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc., thus expanding the opportunities for local entrepreneurs and making that local dollar work even harder.

By shopping local you are supporting schools, police and fire departments. Most of the money you spend goes right back into the local economy.

Local businesses create two of every three new net private-sector jobs in the US, thus your local purchases are helping to create jobs.

We understand the value of local business and we know you do as well, which is why we know you'll help us make this challenge a success!

How does it work?

Just commit to spending $100 of your holiday shopping budget locally, in the form of $2 bills. You can get your bills at UniWyo Federal Credit Union. By using the $2 bills, you show the merchant that you are part of this challenge.

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See Who Has Joined The 2 Buck Challenge

‘Tis the season to shop! The holidays are just around the corner and we here at Laramie Boomerang are posing a challenge you won’t be able to resist: Go shopping. Spend $100 at local shops and restaurants. And only use $2 bills.


I can see you furrowing your brow, but there’s a reason to spend this way. Two-dollar bills aren’t normally in circulation. So, by you — and all of us — spending $100 worth of $2 bills and putting them out there, the community can see in a very literal way that people are really and truly shopping local.

“This can boost our local economy in a big way for such little effort,” said Gary Loftus, General Manager Laramie Boomerang. “By shopping local with fistfuls of $2 bills, you can make a dramatic and positive impact. You can make a difference, two dollars at a time.”

So, sign up for the challenge on our website or give us a call, and go to your local UniWyo Federal Credit Union they have stocked up on $2 bills and have them at the ready, in $100 bundles.

Then, go shopping. And spending!

And, if you are a shop owner — recirculate those $2 bills so we can keep them moving, so that everyone who gets $2 bills in their change, can keep shopping local.

Are you ready to take the challenge?

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