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Eat, Shop, Play

Eat, Shop, Play
To Participate:

Spend $20 or more in any participating business or store in somerset, North East Hamilton, and’s from December 4th through December 31st. Please select the appropriate zone below to submit your receipt online – the online form will allow you to take a photo of receipt and upload. Winners will be announced on January 4th. Prizes can be collected at BEDC on January 5th.

St. Georges Economic Empowerment Zone
North East Hamilton Economic Empowerment Zone
Somerset Economic Empowerment Zone

What is the Eat, Shop, Play Initiative?


The time to Eat, Shop and Play in the BEDC Economic Empowerment Zones (EEZ’s) is now! The BEDC “Eat, Shop, Play” Shop to Win Draw is on now until Christmas Eve, December 31st and everyone should to take notice. When you spend $20 or more in any participating restaurant or store in the Economic Empowerment Zones, – 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 in the EEZ’s.

We want to encourage members of the public to expand their idea of where to spend their dollars this holiday season. While there are great stores and restaurants in the city centre of Hamilton, there are also great locations outside of those areas too. We want people to consider these different spaces that often get overlooked. Our aim to is encourage the public to share the love, share the spend and hopefully reignite business in some of these areas.

By participating in this initiative, members of the public have the opportunity to explore new spaces and get to know them too. BEDC is constantly working towards developing the three Economic Empowerment Zones. Excited about the success of the initiative so far, the BEDC looks forward to continuing to develop more initiatives like it that work to promote business within Somerset, North East Hamilton and St. George’s.

Draw Prizes:


o Gift Vouchers to spend at any participating business in the Somerset, North East Hamilton & St. George’s Economic Empowerment Zones.
o Grand Prize: $500 Gift Voucher
o First Prize: $300 Gift Voucher
o Second Prize: $200 Gift Voucher