Eat, shop and play promotion returns
The BEDC’s “Eat, Shop, Play” Shop to Win draw started today and runs through December 31.
When customers $20 or more in any participating restaurant or store in the Economic Empowerment Zones in Somerset, North East Hamilton and S. George’s, they are entered into a draw for a chance to win a $500, $300 or $200 gift voucher to a participating restaurant or store.
Ray Lambert, BEDC micro small and medium enterprise director, said the initiative is designed to incentivise customers to shop in the zones, and it also provides an opportunity for its officers to engage with the shop owners to determine how best to support them during this holiday season.
Donte Hunt, BEDC MSME officer supporting North East Hamilton, said: “We are excited to bring back this successful initiative that focuses on encouraging the public to diversify their spending habits. Eat, Shop, Play is a fun way to inspire the public to visit and shop at unique restaurants and stores that are located a little off the beaten path and as an added bonus the chance to win some extra cash during this holiday season.”
Business owners can win too. The store that the grand prize winner patronises wins an additional $500. Kristin White, owner of Long Story Short, a tour centre, retail and bookstore, and a participating business in the St George’s EEZ last year, said: “I’m very excited about BEDC’s initiative to encourage people to shop in the East End and hope everyone takes the time to come to S. George’s. Come see the lights, the winter wonderland, and then spend some time having a calm and leisurely shop around the town.”
Ondreyah Rochester and Dennis Carter, both junior MSME officers in charge of Somerset and S. George’s, respectively, said they were thrilled to be offering the incentive to shop in the EEZs again.
To participate, spend $20 or more in any participating store in Somerset, North East Hamilton, and St George’s from now until December 31. Winners will be announced on January 4. Shop for your chance to win a $500, $300, or $200 gift voucher to spend at any participating business in the EEZ’s. For more information and a full list of participating stores, please visit www.bedc.bm