7 Cyber Monday deals to support Birmingham businesses from home

Lit up train at the Birmingham Zoo
A year pass to The Birmingham Zoo is a great and unique gift for the kids in your life this holiday season. Photo from The Birmingham Zoo Facebook page.

Every year as Black Friday rolled around, I used to be torn between staying cozy in bed or going out and braving the cold and crowds at The Summit. Then I learned about Cyber Monday, and now I stay in worry-free. But what about if you want a deal from a local Birmingham store?

Don’t leave your house yet, because we’ve scoured the internet and found deals you can purchase from the comfort of your couch while still supporting a local business. Here are seven Birmingham businesses offering online deals this Cyber Monday.

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Party on the Porch

About Party on the Porch

Each Party on the Porch at our Homewood store focuses on giving back to our local community and raising environmental awareness for conservation, access, usage, and education. The event runs the first Friday of each month from April to October, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM except on our July Party on the Porch (July 12th) so everyone can enjoy July 4th.)

Party on the Porch brings together local musicians, breweries, food trucks, and artisans for a day of fun under the sun. This is a family-friendly event, with kids, dogs, corn hole, and loads of comradery. Attendance is free, but we ask that of-age attendees donate $10 for a refillable souvenir cup to enjoy great beer donated from a local brewery.

Net proceeds from your donations at our October event go to Homewood City Schools Foundation.

Who’s attending?

Our friends:
The North Face
Birmingham Mountain Radio
High Point Climbing
Birmingham Boulders

Music:
Tonal Vision ft. Jenni

Beer:
Trimtab

Food:
Eugene’s Hot Chicken
Edgewood Creamery

Let’s Roam Birmingham: Try out a fun-filled scavenger hunt in Birmingham!

Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a Birmingham scavenger hunt today! On Pillars of Birmingham, you and your friends will venture off on a Birmingham walking tour to different landmarks, to learn about the history, culture, and art Birmingham has to offer. Along the way, you’ll participate in various challenges to find out who will be crowned the scavenger hunt king! These scavenger hunts aren’t just for friend groups, they are the perfect bachelor and bachelorette idea in Birmingham too! With customized roles, you can be anything from a Toastmaker to a Bridezilla, but whatever you choose you are sure to have a good time. Feeling thirsty? No problem, the hunts will take you by all the local hotspots where you can pop in and raise a glass to the soon-to-be newlywed! We’ve got you covered for Birmingham team building activities too. Get out of the office and into some lively entertainment as teams compete against each other on your Let’s Roam Birmingham scavenger hunt. Learn about your coworkers as you learn intriguing facts about Birmingham, it’s a real win-win for the ultimate corporate event! Some highlights to look forward to include: Alabama Theatre, Linn Park, Birmingham Museum of Art. There’s other hunts in the area too! Such as: History & Heroes, Music Row & Vanderbilt, and Atlanta Perspectives.

Alabama’s unsung hero, the outdoor industry is responsible for 135,000 jobs

Forever Wild
Family hiking DeSoto State Park which has been expanded by the Forever Wild Program. Photo from Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources/Billy Pope

Earlier this year, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released Outdoor Recreation Economy reports that showed Alabama’s outdoor industries have created 135,000 jobs statewide.

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Now through December 24th at Alabama Outdoors. Donate a jacket get 15% off a new one.

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Jenny Nickoli, Manager of the Alabama Outdoors Homewood store, photo by Pat Byington

Do you have a jacket in the closet that’s not getting much use?  Take it to your nearby Alabama Outdoors before December 24.   You’ll get 15% off a new jacket and they’ll donate your old one to a local charity.

This year’s annual holiday Jacket Drive at Alabama Outdoors is especially meaningful for Homewood store manager Jenny Nickoli and her family.

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Falling in love with the outside in Birmingham – Marmot’s Road Tour (video)

Marmot

The Fall In Love With The Outside Road Tour is coming to Birmingham!

Join Marmot and RootsRated on Thursday, November 17th at Alabama Outdoors Inverness Store to celebrate the great outdoors and all the things we love to do outside.

The event benefits the Alabama Rivers Alliance.

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