Visa Card Users get Olympic rewards from CIBC FirstCaribbean
Several CIBC FirstCaribbean clients are now able to watch the London 2012 Olympics on state-of-the-art technology having won in the bank’s Go with Visa London 2012 Promotion.
The winners in the campaign’s monthly prize draw, Messrs Corey Campbell and Luther St. Ville, were presented with their prizes of a tablet computer and a 32-inch flat screen LCD TV, respectively by CIBC FirstCaribbean, Broad Street Branch Manager, Michelle Whitelaw.
Campbell and St. Ville, were automatically entered into the competition simply by using their Visa Classic, Gold or Platinum credit cards to make payments over US $50 or the local equivalent. In addition, they are both still eligible for the campaign’s grand prize draw of a trip for two to the London 2012 Olympic Games, courtesy of Visa, an official sponsor of the Games.
An excited Corey Campbell could not contain his elation at receiving a tablet computer as first prize winner in the monthly draw, but noted the London Olympics was really his desire. “My mother got the call and when they told me what I won, I was really excited, but yes I would trade this tablet for a trip to London. I haven’t had an experience of that magnitude so it would be a first, and for sure I would have a great time. I would certainly not miss the 100 M finals!”
The lucky prize winner said his good fortune had also come as a surprise, and spoke highly of CIBC FirstCaribbean’s record of good customer service. “I heard about the competition, but when I swiped the Visa Card, I really didn’t think about it so winning was a surprise. I have had this card since I was in University so that’s going on 10 or 11 years.”
Heading home to watch a favourite TV show with his eight-year-old son Max, lucky winner of a 32” flat screen television, Luther St. Ville said he had been a satisfied customer of CIBC FirstCaribbean for over two decades dating back to his days as an employee with one of the founding partner institutions. He said at first he could not believe it was really happening.
“I thought it was a hoax, you know, because I have never won anything in my life. It is a good feeling to win something for the first time. I have never been to the Olympics, and never considered it because of the likely costs involved, but the possibility of going to the Olympics, and seeing the track stars is an attractive prospect,” said Mr. St. Ville, who is a native of Dominica.
The campaign closed on May 31, 2012. New Visa credit card clients will receive triple entries and Olympics memorabilia, as CIBC FirstCaribbean’s way of sharing in the excitement of the London 2012 Olympic Games.