BEDC’s “Eat, Shop, Play” Initiative Starts Today

December 4, 2020

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s [BEDC] Eat, Shop, and Play in the BEDC Economic Empowerment Zones [EEZs] starts today [Dec 4] through December 31.

A spokesperson said, “It is that time again – to Eat, Shop, and Play in the BEDC Economic Empowerment Zones.

“The BEDC Eat, Shop, Play Shop to Win Draw starts today through December 31. When you spend $20 or more in any participating restaurant or store in the EEZs in Somerset, North East Hamilton and St. George’s, you are entered into a draw for a chance to win a $500, $300 or $200 gift voucher to your favourite participating restaurant or store.”

Donte Hunt, Ondreyah Rochester, Tiffany Durham, Raymond Lambert, and Dennis Carter:

BEDC Eat Shop Play Bermuda Dec 2020

Ray Lambert, BEDC Micro Small & Medium Enterprise [MSME] Director, said, “This initiative is designed to incentivize customers to shop in the zones, and it also provides an opportunity for our 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.”

Kristin White, owner of Long Story Short, a tour center, retail and bookstore in St. George’s, said, “Eat, Shop, Play is not just a great opportunity for customers, but business owners can win too. The store that the grand prize winner patronizes wins an additional $500.”

One of last year’s participating businesses in the St. George’s EEZ 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 St. George’s. Come see the lights, the winter wonderland, and then spend some time having a calm and leisurely shop around the towne.”

Ondreyah Rochester & Dennis Carter, both Junior MSME Officers in charge of Somerset and St. George’s, respectively, said, “We are thrilled to be offering this incentive to shop in the EEZs again. By participating in this initiative, members of the public can explore new spaces, get great deals and the chance to win big in our raffle.”

The spokesperson said, “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 EEZs. For more information and a full list of participating stores, please visit Happy shopping and happy holidays.”

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