Thursday, October 27, 2011

Shop Birmingham - and a Giveaway!

I truly adore the ever-increasing focus on shopping locally over the past few years. Alabama has an unbelievable wealth of local merchants, artisans, and restaurants, and the more we support these businesses, the more of our money stays in Alabama and, therefore, makes Alabama an even better place to live.

One organization that is making it easier to shop locally is Shop Birmingham is an awesome resource featuring menus, gift certificates, products, services, and general contact information for businesses in the Birmingham metro area. Their site is a great resource to help Birminghamians know where they can go to shop local, and even to be able to shop locally from their computer!

Also, it's a win-win for local merchants. At no charge, you can list your business information and up to five items for sale. It's a great way to get recognized as a local business, and to be able to easily offer online ordering! They also offer more in depth services for a fee, so you can get as much as you want out of the site.

But if you're not in Birmingham, don't despair! Shop Birmingham is expanding rapidly. They currently have two more sister sites, Shop Mountain Brook and Shop Homewood, and are planning on expanding throughout the state! Keep your eyes out for a a site near you in the future.

Shop Birmingham gave me five awesome T-Shirts to give away - they are a great way to share the love of shopping locally! And they're pretty fashionable shirts, too. They sell on their site for $20 each, and they wear very nicely.

AND, as a bonus, the five winners will be put into a drawing to possibly win two tickets to a show at the Alys Stephens Center!

If you would like to win, hop on over to my other blog and enter!! But hurry - the contest only lasts until October 31st!!

1 comment:

Wade Kwon said...

Thanks, Rachel -- this is awesome!

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