Product Update - Social Sharing

How many times do you go to a local business, really enjoy your experience, and post something on social media? Pretty common. But how many times do you actually tag the business in your photo?

A tagged photo of you enjoying your time at that business = glowing online review

Now Pointz incentivizes you to share your experience and tag the business in your photo.

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How it works

  1. Take a photo of your experience (you, your friends, the business, what you purchased, etc.) at one of our Pointz locations

  2. Post it on Instagram and tag the business and Pointz app (@pointz_app)

  3. Get points


Pot Stirring Radio

If you haven’t listened to Pot Stirring Radio yet, it’s time to tune in.

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Pot Stirring Radio covers all things food and is hosted by Ben Vaughn, chef at Root to Tail in Mountain Brook, AL. Guests that are part of the local food scene in Birmingham are interviewed on each episode to give you an inside look into what’s going on in Birmingham.

The podcast successfully dives into food without getting too “culinary”. It’s a great program for anyone in the area, regardless of your cooking expertise, palette, or background.

Pot Stirring Radio airs on Birmingham Mountain Radio (107.3 FM), Saturdays at 8am and rebroadcasts Sundays at 9pm weekly.

Check out past Pot Stirring Radio episodes here.

👇 Listen to the full Pointz interview on Pot Stirring Radio.


Product Update - Earn More Points with Friends


Everything is better with friends, including going to local businesses in Birmingham. Now we are giving you more points when you visit any of the places on the Pointz App with a friend.

Add up to 10 friends on the app that earn you additional points with when you visit local restaurants, bars, gyms, health spas, parks, boutiques, and more.

How it works…


• Open the app and go to the “⭐ Points” screen.

• Add friends through text, email, or our app search option (if they already have the app).

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This is a great way to amplify your earning potential, just for hanging out with your friends at great local businesses.

Let’s break down the numbers…


Case 1: It’s been a looooong Monday so you head to John’s City Diner after work for happy hour with your coworkers (and friends on the app) Dwight and Jim. John’s City Diner is offering 75 points, so you can earn 225 points total for your visit.

2 friends = 3x’s the points

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Case 2: You and your friends just had fun watching the Birmingham Barons play at Regions Field. So naturally you head to Good People Brewing to hang out a little longer. There are a lot of people there. In fact, 10/10 of the friends you’ve added on the Pointz app are there (even that one friend that always tells you to invite them but never actually comes is there). Good People is offering 100 points, so you can earn 500 points total for your visit.

4 friends = 5x’s the points

*There is a cutoff at 5x’s the points per location.


You can earn up to 5x’s the points. Just add friends and go hang out at local Birmingham places together. It’s that easy.

⚠️ A few things to note…

• When you are adding friends, a user might not show up in our search tool if they have not filled out their personal profile. If they are not showing up, no worries! You can easily add them by texting/emailing them a link.

• Although you can add up to 10 friends, there is a cap to the points you can earn together. You are only credited additional points for up to 4 friends per location.

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Favorite Outdoor Spots in Birmingham


☀️ The warmer weather is officially here (it’s about time)! So where do you head when the weather is too nice to stay indoors? Here are some of our favorite spots in Birmingham to check out next time you feel like absorbing some good ole Vitamin D.


Red Mountain Park

2011 Frankfurt Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211

With over 15 miles of biking/hiking trails, 2 miles of flat walking trails, a dog park, 3 tree houses, 2 overlooks, and 3 historical mining sites, there is plenty to do at Red Mountain. They even have adventure passes to zip line courses, an 80 ft climbing tower, a treetop challenge course, and more.

More info

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Limstone Park Canoe Rental

1531 Limestone Pkwy, Brierfield, AL 35035

If you live in Birmingham, you have to raft down the Cahaba River at least once. Pack a cooler, rent your tube, and float down the river for hours with your friends. It’s a fun way to spend a day enjoying beautiful Alabama.

More info

Avondale Brewing Company

201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

This is one of the best spots for a large group. There are plenty of tables, a huge grassy area, and multiple bars to order from. They frequently have live bands and that patio is 🐶 dog friendly, so your best friend doesn’t have to miss out on the fun!

Check out their Instagram!

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Roots & Revelry

1623 2nd Ave N Suite B, Birmingham, AL 35203

🥂 This patio is made for Instagram-worthy outdoor brunches. Located in the Thomas Jefferson building downtown, Roots & Revelry does an excellent job blending historic charm, amazing food, and great service.

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223

The gardens are open from dawn until dusk every day of the year. There are 30 thematic gardens and lots of events & classes throughout the year. So take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful blooms that the garden’s 67.5 acres offer.

More info

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Highland Park Golf Course

3300 Highland Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205

Located in the heart of downtown, you can overlook the Birmingham skyline while playing 18 holes. The course is open to the public and the rates are reasonable. So book a tee time on Alabama’s oldest golf course.

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The Garage

2304 10th Terrace S, Birmingham, AL 35205

This is a hidden local favorite located inside an architectural salvage shop courtyard. There is wisteria blooming overhead and garden sculptures everywhere. The perfect spot to grab a beer (or sandwich) and enjoy the nice weather.

Check them out on Facebook!

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Soho Social

1830 29th Ave S Ste 160, Homewood, AL 35209

Located in Homewood’s trendy Soho Square, Soho Social has a full menu of juicy burgers, a variety of tacos, hearty appetizers, a full cocktail menu, and more. There is plenty of seating (and umbrellas⛱️) on their spacious patio.

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Moss Rock Preserve

617 Preserve Way, Hoover, AL 35226

This spot isn’t just for rock climbing enthusiasts. Located in Hoover, Moss Rock has a huge boulder field, 12 miles of trails, a waterfall, and a 350 acre nature preserve. If you work up an appetite there are 2 restaurants at the entrance of the trail, Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato and Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila.

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Birmingham Legion

800 11th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205

Support Birmingham’s professional soccer team for their first season in the Magic City. Games are played at the newly renovated BBVA Compass field.

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Rotary Trail

2098 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

A walking trail built in an old railroad bed stretches through downtown and leads to the Jones Valley Trail which connects to Sloss Furnaces. It’s an easy walk with plenty of places to stop and rest and modern landscaping throughout.

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Product Update - Compete with Friends

We have received A LOT of feedback from our users and as it turns out, most of you are quite competitive. Well, you have been heard and we have added a leaderboard to the Pointz app.

The top 100 are shown at all times so you can see where you stand in comparison to all other users.


There is also a personalized leaderboard where you can add whoever you want to compete with. There is an easy way to search for friends by name and add them to your leaderboard either by name, email address, or phone number.