Residents and visitors will soon be able to save a little cash at their favorite restaurants, shops and more when a new website launches later this year.
MyViDeals is a newly formed social buying website that is very much like Groupon and LivingSocial. The main difference, however, is that it will feature local deals within both the US and British Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico. MyViDeals is the brainchild of Prince and Rose Adams. The Adams have owned Sweet Plantains in Coral Bay for the past nine years.
“As small business owners, we are very familiar with the challenging seasonal fluctuations in the Caribbean,” Prince Adams said. “The economy of the Caribbean, especially on our Islands, is predominantly driven by tourism, namely tourists from North American and Europe respectively. Our islands’ tourist trade corresponds directly to seasonal fluctuations related to the threat of hurricanes and mainland holidays, whereas the majority of our trade is concentrated during the few winter months. Business owners have just a few peak months of strong sales.
“We understand the important impact that tourist-based businesses have on the local economy. MyViDeals’ concept is to provide Virgin Islands residents and visitors alike with the best shopping experience while at the same time maximizing exposure for local businesses.”
MyViDeals will deliver exclusive members-only opportunities spanning from eating out, shopping, beauty, wellness, home, travel and leisure. They will also offer flash deals – exclusive, but limited quantity deals that will only be available for a short period of time.
MyViDeals is slated to launch this November, just in time for high season. Even though the service has yet to formally launch, it’s not too early to sign up. Please click here to send an email to MyViDeals to sign up. You can also “like” them on Facebook here or sign up through their Facebook site here.