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So is Serafina Coffee Bar.
So is Serafina Coffee Bar. Downtown Phoenix Inc.
click to enlarge DTPHX "bird" tote bag — hence the whole Buy & Fly program name. - DOWNTOWN PHOENIX INC.
DTPHX "bird" tote bag — hence the whole Buy & Fly program name.
Downtown Phoenix Inc.
Downtown Phoenix Inc. — better known as DTPHX — has extended its Buy & Fly program through August 31. If you're not familiar, here's how it works:

click to enlarge Majerle’s Sports Grill is a participating restaurant downtown. - DOWNTOWN PHOENIX INC.
Majerle’s Sports Grill is a participating restaurant downtown.
Downtown Phoenix Inc.
Shop at any participating downtown Phoenix small business. Restaurants, bars, coffee houses, wine shops, whatever. Takeout, dine-in, and delivery: it all counts.

Then, fill out this online form with your contact information and a photo of your qualifying receipt. (It takes about five minutes.) Upon receiving it, DTPHX will send you a free "bird" t-shirt, tote bag, hat, or mask while supplies last.

Those who spend between $10 and $24.99 get the DTPHX face mask, while $25 to $49.99 earns you a free DTPHX tote bag. Big spenders of $50 or more get a free DTPHX hat or T-shirt of their choice.

click to enlarge So is Serafina Coffee Bar. - DOWNTOWN PHOENIX INC.
So is Serafina Coffee Bar.
Downtown Phoenix Inc.
DTPHX Communications Specialist Taylor Bishop says the program has received 324 receipt submissions since the beginning of June, totaling $21,950 in sales.

“Even though people can’t enjoy the events and regular activities of downtown, this is a great opportunity to support a business and sport your DTPHX pride,” Bishop says in an email. "The masks have been a hit so far and we’re excited to continue the momentum and support businesses through this program."

DTPHX will also be launching a contest on August 1 called #DearDTPHX. People will be encouraged to write love letters on social media to downtown businesses for the chance to win hotel stays, gift cards, and other downtown-related gifts. Kind of like the postcard thing we tried to get off the ground.

For more information and an FAQ, see the DTPHX website.
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Lauren Cusimano is Phoenix New Times' food and drink editor. She is a journalist and food waste writer based in Tempe. Joys include eating wings, riding bikes, knowing everyone at the bar, talking too much about The Simpsons, and falling asleep while reading.
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