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!   

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