How The Great Receipt Race incentivized shopping local
In August, November and December 2020, REV invited Birminghamians to play The Great Receipt Race for chances to win prizes and gift cards.
$44K in local purchases submitted
Great Receipt Race participants were asked to text a keyword to automatically receive easy instructions to share proof of local purchases for chances to win gift cards and items from Birmingham businesses.
- Every receipt submitted = a chance to win that week’s prize package/gift cards
- Prizes and gift cards were awarded weekly
For the Great Receipt Race, we defined a “local business” as any business within the city of Birmingham that is not nationally franchised. See the full rules ↓
In 30 seconds, REV’s City Center District Manager Rob Buddo shows how it worked!
And there are still plenty of ways #BhamNeedsYou!
The Great Receipt Race may be over, but you can always count on the importance of shopping at and lifting up Birmingham businesses.
- Shop locally, proudly
Birmingham has so many amazing businesses that make this city feel authentic—like an experience that you couldn’t get in just any other city. The survival of those businesses depends on your dollars!
- Spread the love for local on social media
Share photos of your supporting–local adventures, encourage your friends to shop local too, leave positive online reviews for your favorite businesses, and generally be a yaysayer for Birmingham (#YayBham)!
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!
We’re so excited to welcome yet another new business to the Woodlawn Community! Thrive Wellness Lounge is a plant-based health and wellness store in the heart of Woodlawn owned by Tish Fletcher (a veteran Woodlawn Street Market vendor – whoop whoop)! You can swing by and check out Woodlawn’s newest addition on Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. It’s always a good time to support a female, black-owned local business! We talked to Tish a little bit more about her journey to opening her very own brick and mortar store. Keep reading to learn more!
It’s our favorite time of the month again – Woodlawn Street Market time! Woohoo! This month’s market will be held on August 13, 2022, from 5-9 p.m. and it’s a night market – because we all know how bad that Alabama heat can get! Keep reading to check out the vendors that will be featured at this month’s market.