Proud Islanders Supporting Local Businesses, Nanaimo Magazine Cover Feature

We were the Featured Cover Story of the Nanaimo Magazine, check out the article below!

Proud Islanders Supporting Local Businesses  Get Hot Hot deals from Island Daily Deals across Vancouver Island! – Time to be even more Awesome!

Island Daily Deals is truly Vancouver Island’s Daily Deal Machine! With more than 50 000 local Island-based email subscribers and 32 000 Facebook fans they are busy ringing in a whole new level of deals for their consumers while achieving a win-win situation for their featured businesses. Located in Downtown Nanaimo, the IDD Team roams the Island negotiating out-of-this-world deals for their avid followers of the best things to see, eat, and do.

So what kind of deals can you expect? For starters, $119 for 2 Nights at Jamie’s Rainforest Inn and a $50 Restaurant Credit – 951 Sales; 1000+ for 50% off $40 Credits at Acme Food Co; 750+ for 50% off $40 Vouchers for New York Style Pizza & Pasta, not to mention deals from The Black Rock Resort, Old House Village Hotel & Spa, Maffeo Salon & Day Spa, Bowling, Golfing, Surfing, Fishing Charters, Whale Watching Tours, Mini Golf, Scuba Diving, Scooter Driving, Waxing, Laser Hair Removal, Oil Changes, Wine Tasking, Cooking Classes, and more from Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbell River, Duncan, Parksville, Tofino, Ladysmith and now, Victoria!

Many of us have met this inspiring team, or read other articles in the past…. and wondered what they do differently that outsells the huge global companies competing and thriving in this ultra-competitive industry? This incredible team contributes their success to hard work and hardcore social media skills. These skills have saved consumers nearly 5 million dollars since their launch in 2011 while gaining worldwide recognition with many of their other ventures. It’s just a day in the life of the young entrepreneurs negotiating massive deals including the acquisition of Victoria-based company, “Couvon” bringing you the power to save even more!

This new addition will build on both their great reputations bringing consumers amazing deals across Vancouver Island. By incorporating Couvon’s strong island reputation and reach, Island Daily Deals has now expanded their deals to Victoria. “It’s a local start-up with heart, and that really called out to us,” said co-owner of Island daily Deals, Fraser Paterson. “With Couvon’s help, we’re able to reach right into the Victoria market and offer great deals to consumers and clients. This is a great move up for us in expanding our reach on Vancouver Island.” Couvon launched in early 2010 and since then has worked hard to carve out a niche in the ‘group buy’ phenomenon and the entire team is very proud of the acquisition.

As proud community supporters, they give back and have participated in many different charitable fundraising activities, sit on the board of the Nanaimo Downtown Business Improvement Association, and are members of The Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Island, and have worked with 12 different VIU Alumni inspiring many local entrepreneurs. Started by 2 Island-born entrepreneurs, Fraser Paterson and Nadine Shemilt, who both studied at VIU to become a successful Realtor and Financial Planner, they decided to quit their jobs to start an Internet Company and work an 80-hour week. They have an outstanding team: Brendon the expert negotiator aka Business Development Manager, Rebekah the Schmoozer aka New Victoria Superstar, and Laura the Project Manager aka Social Assassin. They all work together from change rooms with Shower Curtains in an almost “Google Style Open Funky Office” under direct supervision from “Chief Cuddle Officer” Niko Shemilt. Together they are an indomitable team.

So how does it work? You can buy deals starting at 50% up to a whopping 95% off with amazing businesses local to Vancouver Island. You’ll find the limited offers for a limited time, most often 7-10 days. Some of their deals are so hot, they sell out in hours. It’s easy and free to get started, just to sign up and receive the Daily Deal email so you don’t miss out. There are new deals almost everyday.


(Image features right to left, Brendon Bertolini, Rebekah Estes, Nadine Shemilt, Laura Reynhoudt, Fraser Paterson)

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