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Old 03-25-2020, 11:48 AM
Mama Zappa is offline
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Originally Posted by leahcim View Post
If the place offers gift cards, you could buy some now and use them when the crisis is over. That would give them some immediate cash flow if you can tolerate the risk that they'll go out of business anyway and you'll be out the value of the cards.

We got takeout from our local Chinese restaurant (been around for decades and it would be heartbreaking if they folded) last week and I bought a large gift card at the same time.

If you have spare cash and they sell something you could perhaps use some day (or pass on or resell) that's another option.

Don't forget individual tradespeople. We've told our housecleaner not to come the next few sessions but we are paying her anyway. If it's something where tipping is appropriate, be extra-generous if you can.