Ready…set…let’s race to the local registers!  

Introducing the Great Receipt Race presented by Bham Now and sponsored by Verizon—a month-long competition that allows shoppers to win prizes while supporting local businesses.    

“To say that small businesses are vital to Birmingham is an understatement,” said David Fleming, REV Birmingham President and CEO. “Our businesses have given us so much of what makes Birmingham unique. Now it’s time that we give them as much support as we can to get through COVID-19 and beyond.”  

The Great Receipt Race starts Saturday, Aug. 1 and ends on Monday, Aug. 31.  

How does it work?   

To start playing The Great Receipt Race, participants should text RACE to 267-TEXTREV (267-839-8738). The participant will automatically receive instructions to start sharing proof of local purchases throughout August. Receipts must be from businesses within the city of Birmingham that have three or fewer total locations.   

Winners are randomly selected each week from those who texted receipts. Each week’s prize package contains products and gift cards from local shops and restaurants. See more information at 

REV is also teaming with Urban Impact to celebrate National Black Business Month every Friday in August. 

Receipts submitted from black-owned businesses on Fridays will earn the submitter two chances to win instead of one, and Urban Impact and REV will collaborate to spotlight many of Birmingham’s black business owners on social media.  

What can you win?  

Prizes will be products that are uniquely Birmingham, from local shops. They range from gift cards to soft goods such as t-shirts to non-perishable food items.   

REV will be posting prize updates regularly on FacebookInstagram and Twitter 

What else can you do to support Birmingham’s small business community?   

 Beyond purchases in-store, curbside and online, customers can also support their favorite businesses by sharing kind words about businesses on social media and leaving positive online reviews. REV encourages people across the city to look for multiple ways to contribute to a healthy business community.  

 And, remember,  win for small businesses is a win for the entire City of Birmingham!   

Related News

  • The Big Pitch contestants: where are they now?

    Filed Under: Big Pitch, Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized

    If you’ve been following REV for a while, you probably remember The Big Pitch Competitions we used to hold back in the day. The Big Pitch presented by PNC was essentially our own little version of Shark Tank. And a lot of your favorite local businesses that participated in this competition now have active retail storefronts that you can go check out. Let’s start with some of our finalists that are based in the City of Birmingham and see what they’ve been up to!

    Read More

  • Downtown Birmingham's latest development is proof that small buildings can have big impacts too!

    Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Uncategorized

    Have you been to Downtown Birmingham’s newest development located on 25th Street? If not, you need to head down there ASAP and check it out! This new single story development is a product of a collaboration between David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors, led by DBA’s very own Amanda Loper. It is intended to be a “collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.” Both DBA and Locke General Contractors will be tenants of the space, along with June Coffee Roasters, Zephyr Barber, and Last Call Baking Cooperative!

    Read More

  • The music scene in downtown Birmingham is booming!

    Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Front Page, Uncategorized

    One of Birmingham’s many hidden treasures is the music scene downtown. The sheer volume of concert venues we have in downtown Birmingham is something most people aren’t even aware of – but it really is remarkable! There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re into the smaller, more intimate venues or the large-scale venues for those big name artists. Keep reading to check out some of the cool venues downtown Birmingham has to offer.

    Read More