Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier is a month-long promotion organized each May by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (publishers of this blog) and the Shreveport-Bossier Attractions Association. Be a Fan includes valuable discounts from local attractions as well as behind-the-scenes tours and experiences, plus an awesome giveaway. The 2019 discounts and offers just went live, and there are several that may be especially interesting to anyone interested in local food and drink.

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40% off at The Chocolate Crocodile up to $50, plus BOGO strawberries
This deal is an annual favorite. The Chocolate Crocodile, a local chocolate shop located at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, is offering 40% off all purchases up to $50 (chocolate-covered strawberries not included) and buy-one-get-one-free chocolate-covered strawberries. If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, this is a great opportunity to save $20 or more on some locally made sweets to celebrate.

Free gumbo at Abby Singer’s Bistro
Purchase any entrée at all during the month of May at Abby Singer’s Bistro in downtown Shreveport, mention “Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier,” and they’ll give you a free cup of gumbo. Hard not to love a deal that simple.

Enjoy a free beer (or root beer) courtesy of Flying Heart Brewing and Pub, May 1-31, when you show your Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier passport. Photo by Casey Habich.

A free beer (or root beer) from Flying Heart Brewing and Pub
This is not a trap: Flying Heart Brewing and Pub in Bossier City will give you a free beer or root beer if you show them a copy of your Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier passport, which can be downloaded here.

Coupons from Bossier City Farmers’ Market
If you’re heading to the Bossier City Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning in May, stop by the Man Made Soap booth, get your Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier passport stamped, and pick up a coupon booklet containing dozens of money-saving offers from vendors. There’s a similar coupon book offer running for the East Bank Market, which takes place every Tuesday evening in the East Bank Plaza.

$50 off VIP passes to the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival
While the 2019 Highland Jazz and Blues Festival is still months away (the 2019 fest will be held on Sept. 14), you can save 33% on a VIP admission pass if you purchase it here during the month of May. The VIP pass gets you free food, beer, access to a private backstage viewing area and more.

The thing about the Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier program is that, for folks who are culturally engaged in Shreveport-Bossier, an individual could easily save several hundred dollars by taking advantage of these offers. And who couldn’t use a little more money in their pocket?

Speaking of money: If you’re taking part in Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier, please consider sharing your experience on social media using the hashtag #BeaFanofSB. Not only will it make my bosses at the Tourist Bureau really happy, you could also win a share of $1,000 in cash prizes.

Download a flyer listing all of the Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier offers.