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November 2014

SHOP SMALL This Holiday Season!

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American Jewelry and Loan is now one of the most iconic businesses anywhere, recognized all over the world. Every single day, we work with customers from all over the globe, thanks to our online store.

Things didn’t start out this way, of course. In 1978, Les Gold was the first area pawnbroker to branch out into the suburbs when he opened his own store, American Jewelry and Loan in 1978, in a space in a strip mall in nearby Oak Park. It was moved to its present location in 1993.

American Jewelry and Loan is still a family-owned local business whose success was built on the relationships of local customers. We encourage you to support small businesses in your own community including independent pawn shops like the ones you’ll find listed at the National Pawnbroker’s Association website.

Learn more about the story of American Jewelry and Loan and it’s founder in the New York Times Bestseller, For What it’s Worth–now available as part of our limited-time Holiday Bundle!

You are Invited: Hardcore Holiday Event #121314

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The Gold family, owners of American Jewelry and Loan and stars of the hit show Hardcore Pawn, invites fans and customers to their landmark Detroit store for a special holiday shopping event on Saturday, Dec. 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Hardcore Holiday Event on 12/13/14 will feature a gold-buying event, door buster savings, giveaways, door prizes, and more, with proceeds supporting three area charities. Also, the film crew from truTV’s number one show, Hardcore Pawn, will be onsite taking in all the action and shoppers may have a chance to be included in an upcoming episode.

Proceeds from this first-ever holiday shopping event will support Detroit-based nonprofit organizations: Detroit Dog Rescue, Habitat for Humanity, and The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW). For a minimum $30 donation to one of the charities, fans will be able to take a tour of the iconic store’s warehouse. A $10 donation allows shoppers to grab a personalized photo with the Gold family.

“We thought this would be another great way to say thank you to the community who has supported us for over 40 years,” said Les Gold, Owner of American Jewelry and Loan. “The City of Detroit is our home and we always appreciate the opportunity to give back. We truly hope our existing customers along with some new ones will come out and support the efforts on 12/13/14.”

Shoppers in need of extra holiday cash are invited to bring their unwanted or broken jewelry to the event where in-house experts will be on hand to exchange cash for gold, silver, and other estate items. American Jewelry and Loan will offer door buster savings on new and previously owned jewelry, electronics, household items and more. American Jewelry and Loan also offers in-store financing with immediate approval.

American Jewelry and Loan is located at 20450 Greenfield Road in Detroit. For more information, visit American Jewelry and Loan’s Facebook page.

The Gold Family Invites YOU #121314

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The Gold family, owners of American Jewelry and Loan and stars of the hit show Hardcore Pawn, invite fans and customers to their iconic store for a holiday event that will raise money for three Detroit-based charities. Detroit Dog Rescue, Habitat for Humanity, and THAW will all be the beneficiaries of funds raised on Saturday, December 13th from 11am until 2pm at their Greenfield Road location in Detroit. Shoppers will be able to take advantage of a Gold Buying event, Door Buster savings, giveaways, door prizes, and much more. The film crew from truTV’s number one hit show, Hardcore Pawn, will be on site taking in all the action as well.

Shoppers who need extra holiday cash are invited to bring their unwanted or broken jewelry to this event as in-house experts will be on hand exchanging cash for gold, silver, and other estate items. American Jewelry and Loan will have Door Buster savings on new and previously owned jewelry, electronics, household items and more. American Jewelry and Loan also offers in-store financing with immediate approval.

For a donation to charity, fans will be able to take a tour of the iconic store’s warehouse or grab a personalized photo with the Gold family. Proceeds will be distributed to three local charities: Detroit Dog Rescue, THAW, and Habitat Detroit.

More information is available at www.pawndetroit.com or at American Jewelry and Loan’s Facebook page.

Metro Detroit 10 Alarm Chili Cookoff

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The Gold family is known for their passionate commitment to Detroit. That’s why they’re proud to support today’s Metro Detroit 10 Alarm Chili Challenge from noon to 6 pm at the Corktown Tavern. Proceeds from the chili cook-off will benefit the Detroit Firemen’s Benevolent Fund, a non-profit organization that serves injured firefighters, their families, retirees, and those with financial difficulties. Learn more at Detroit Eater.com.

You are Invited! #121314

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The Gold family cordially invites you to come to American Jewelry and Loan for a Hardcore Holiday Event on Saturday, December 13, 2014. All of the proceeds from this event will support our charity partners, THAW, DDR, and Habitat Detroit.

There will be LOTS more information coming soon, so be sure that you LIKE our Facebook page to learn more about:

  • Behind-the-scenes tours of our iconic store
  • Gold Buying Event
  • Door Buster Savings
  • Giveaways
  • Door Prizes
  • Much More!

Save the date and invite your friends in the Metro Detroit area!