By Laura Hunt Little

Shoppers can support local Greater Palm Springs businesses this holiday season by using the digital Love Local Shopping Pass available at This FREE mobile pass makes it easy to find local stores and features special offers and discounts throughout the season so consumers can save while showing independently owned and community-treasured businesses and brands some love.

Each time a shopper uses the pass to redeem a discount or check in to a participating retailer, he or she will be entered to win a $500 grand prize: a $100 gift certificate at five favorite Greater Palm Springs shops. The grand prize will be drawn on January 2, 2022. And in the spirit of giving, Visit Greater Palm Springs will match each check-in with a $1 donation to local nonprofit FIND Food Bank.

“Now more than ever is the time to shop local businesses for many reasons,” states Davis Meyer, Director of Partnership at Visit Greater Palm Springs. “Businesses are still recovering from pandemic closures and will benefit from community support. When you make a purchase at a local shop, there’s no shipping hold up. And, when you use the app, you give back to FIND Food Bank, an important community organization.”


From vintage treasures and modern home décor to tasty treats and organic skincare, you’ll find something for everyone on your list. Here’s a highlight of current offers available on the Love Local Shopping Pass:

  • Check in at Destination PSP on the Shopping Pass App and receive an exclusive Destination PSP retro modern coffee mug with any purchase. (a $14 value)
  • Visit any of Brandini Toffee’s three locations (Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and Cabazon) and receive a free Brandini Ice Cream Bar with your Toffee or Popcorn purchase.
  • Check in and save 30% off Parke & Ronen Menswear at Mitchell’s.
  • Receive a free Rancho Relaxo Tote when you check-in and purchase $50 or more at Rancho Relaxo.
  • Check in at Wabi Sabi Japanese Living and receive 10% off regular priced items.
  • Passholders receive one (1) complimentary Organic Hand Purifying Spray with a purchase of $40.00 or more at The Body Deli.
  • Show the Shopping Pass APP and receive 10% off your purchase at Su & Seth’s Sweets and More on El Paseo.
  • Check in at Elder Love Thrift Store and receive 25% off your purchase.

How does the Love Local Shopping Pass work?

  1. Go to  to register for your mobile passport that will provide you with exclusive offers from participating stores to redeem during your visit.
  2. Once you register, your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email.  There’s no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy access.
  3. When you visit a participating store, present your phone to a staff member to redeem available offers.  To check in, simply click “Check In” when you arrive at the store. A check in or redeeming an offer qualifies you to be entered for the grand prize.

Find check-in locations and more great offers on the Love Local Shopping Pass website at Curious about the stories behind some local entrepreneurs? Check out the video blogs that highlight several Greater Palm Springs locals at

With the Visit Greater Palm Springs Love Local Shopping Pass, you can get your holiday shopping done, save money and give back at the same time. It’s a win all around.