Eighteen businesses on 19th Street in the Heights are participating in a scavenger hunt to celebrate Pride Month, with 16 of those shops offering prizes as part of the promotion.
The 19th Street Pride Scavenger Hunt, in a show of support for the LGBTQ+ community, started June 4 and will be held through July 6. Each participating business has a rainbow-colored event logo somewhere on its property, and customers can win discounts and prizes by finding them.
“Because it’s Pride Month and the Pride Parade had to be cancelled (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), we thought it would be a good way to show love to that community and have something fun,” said Coryne Rich, a representative of the 19th Street Merchants Association. “We were thinking of innovative ways to engage the community, but also very safe, because we’re not encouraging everyone to come out all at one time.”
Customers are asked to snap selfie photos with the rainbow logos and post them on their social media channels, tagging the shop where the logo was found as well as @ShopHeights19th. Some of the businesses are offering instant discounts on purchases to customers who show their selfies at the register.
Community members who find and post photos of at least five of the rainbow logos will be entered into a drawing for one of 16 prizes. The winners will be announced on social media after July 6 and can pick up their prizes from the awarding businesses.
The participating businesses, along with the prizes they are offering, are listed below:
- AG Antiques: Gift card
- Alice Blue: Brunch for four
- Big Blue Whale: $50 gift card
- Bliss on 19th: Gift certificate and candle
- Circa Real Estate: Logo only, no prize
- CODA in the Heights: $50 gift card
- Erica DelGardo Jewelry Designs: His and hers Obaku watches
- Farmers Insurance-Lisa Cabral: Logo only, no prize
- Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Rooftop Terrace: Gift basket
- Jubilee: $75 gift card
- Juice Girl: Acai bowl
- Manready Mercantile: Gift box
- Mary & Moss: $100 gift card
- Proper Houston: Houston-themed gift bag
- Retropolis: Gift card
- Tea Sip: Bag of Tea Sip goodies
- Vanity Salon Houston: $100 gift card
- We Olive & Wine Bar: Bottle of wine and olive oil