Don't Miss out on Shop Save & Share 2018!
###The Junior League of Birmingham Presents Shop Save & Share 2018!
For the 13th year in a row, our friends with the Junior League of Birmingham will hold their Shop Save & Share fundraiser this October! Amber is a proud member of the JLB, so we are so excited to help them promote this wonderful event!
The League has more than 30 ongoing community projects, so this initiative will support these projects while encouraging customers to help by supporting local retailers and restaurants.
##How it works
When you purchase a Shop Save & Share card or app for $40, you will receive a 20% discount on merchandise and food at the fundraiser’s more than 550 participating stores and restaurants! Since its inception, the Shop Save & Share program has put more than $650,000 back into our community. With over 120 retailers added this year, the card will pay for itself in no time! You can even get 20% off of your annual membership to the Birmingham Zoo which includes admission to Zoolight Safari!
For the second year in a row, the Junior League of Birmingham is partnering with our good friends over at Planet Fundraiser, a Birmingham-based software company. (See our interview with their founder **[HERE](http://happeninsintheham.com/look-whos-happenin-kasey-birdsong-of-planet-fundraiser/)**.) Planet Fundraiser will host Shop Save & Share on its free mobile app to streamline the retailer sign-up process and allow shoppers to purchase a digital Shop Save & Share card online or event on your smartphone! After that you can easily download the Shop Save & Share card to be used at supporting merchants from within the Planet Fundraiser app.
Ellen King is this years chair of the Shop Save & Share campaign. She puts it simply, “Shop Save & Share gives those in Birmingham a convenient way to not only save 20 percent at more than 550 Birmingham retailers, but also to know the funds used to purchase Shop Save & Share benefit women and children in the Birmingham community.”
###Why should I participate?
One card purchase can: * Provide necessities for 4 survivors of sexual violence through the **[Crisis Center of Birmingham](https://crisiscenterbham.org/)** * Provide 10 meals for homeless women and children through **[Pathways](https://www.pathwayshome.org/what-we-do/day-center.html)** * Provide diapers for one child in need for a month through the **[Junior League’s Diaper Bank](https://www.jlbonline.com/diaper-bank/)** * Provide a tank of gas for the **[Yummy Truck](https://www.jlbonline.com/project-yummy/)**, the Junior League’s mobile teaching kitchen
You can purchase and download a Shop Save & Share card from a link on the website **[ShopSaveandShare.net](https://shopsaveandshare.net/)**, or by texting “SSS” to 205-660-0030.
###Not tech savvy? That’s ok!
Paper Shop Save & Share cards are also available and can be purchased at select retailers including Alabama Outdoors, B. Prince, Dear Prudence, Monograms Plus, Snoozy's Kids, Dermatology and Laser of Alabama, Pure Barre 280, Jack and Jill Shop, Learning Express Toys, Lili Pad and GiGi's Tween, and many more for just $40!
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###When can I use the Card?
This year’s *Shop Save & Share program runs from Oct. 17-28*, which gives you plenty of time to take advantage of the deals at Birmingham’s best retailers and restaurants participating this year! The list of retailers grows bigger with each year and participants absolutely love the diversity of businesses who are participating! Some new retailers include Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, City Bowls (YES!), Ono Poke (We will definitely be heading there!), Bridal Bliss, Liz Lane Gallery and many more!
###Need more info?
You can visit **[shopsaveandshare.net](https://shopsaveandshare.net/)** for a complete retailer listing, to purchase a card, and for more detailed information. Be sure to stay up to date on any additional information by following Junior League of Birmingham on **[Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/JuniorLeagueBirmingham/?ref=br_rs)**, **[Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/jlbshopsaveshare/)**, and **[Twitter](https://twitter.com/JLBirmingham)**. Don’t forget to use and follow the hashtag **[#shopsaveshare2018](https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/shopsaveshare2018/)** on Social Media! -Russell H.