About My VIP Card


Hi, I’m Maddy, Wife to Ben and Mum to James and a bump that’s due in Spring 2019.  Before parenthood I spent over ten years in recruitment, training and e-learning, but becoming a Mother changed my life and my priorities immeasurably.  Although having my son was one of the momentous and joyous experience of my life, I also found it isolating and at times, boring.  I knew I had to get out and about but full-time parenthood meant I had less disposable income and I found it difficult.  This is what led to my lightbulb moment and in December 2017 I founded My VIP Card. 

The aim of the card is simple, to help local businesses and to save money.  Did you know that £1 spent with a small or medium-sized local business, 63p stays in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business?  Also, shopping locally is a more ethical choice because the products you’re buying are more likely to be seasonal, have a shorter journey from source to sale, and have more ethical packaging.  The other reason is that local businesses support local causes, clubs and events and I’m passionate about supporting the local community which is beneficial for us all.  By joining the My VIP Card scheme and offering discounts to loyal customers, local businesses are helping us to help them.  It’s a win-win! 

The My VIP Card scheme is not only available to individuals, but also companies who can offer it as an employee benefit.  Given the range of discounts on offer, the card demonstrates to employees that not only are they valued, but so is the time they spend with their family.  What better way to thank them?! 

With over 600 Hampshire based discounts and over 3500 national benefits, our discount family is continually growing.  If you’re a local business owner why not join us?


Maddy, Ben & James