Barbadian attorney wins Miami trip from credit card competition

The Barbados grand prize winner in CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s recent “Give More, Get More” promotion is looking forward to enjoying a trip for two to Miami.

Mark Goodridge, 62, was presented with his prize recently at the bank’s Warrens branch. Recalling how he reacted to news of the win, Mr. Goodridge said, “I was very shocked because I never expected to win, to tell you the truth. I did know there was a competition but I didn’t know what the prizes were.

The long-standing customer said that he finds the bank’s credit card products easy to use. “They are also accepted wherever you go, which is a big plus.”

Mr. Goodridge, an attorney-at-law, isn’t sure when he will take his trip to Miami but said that he and his wife were looking forward to visiting three grandchildren there. Along with the trip for two, Mr. Goodridge also received hotel accommodation and US$500 spending money. He thanked CIBC FirstCaribbean for the “courtesies it had extended over the years.”

David Scott, Customer Care Officer, Warrens Banking Centre (left); Bianca Duguid-Smith, Manager, Credit Cards; and sweepstakes winner Mark Goodridge (right) during the presentation ceremony for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s “Give More, Get More” promotion at the Warrens Banking Centre.

David Scott, Customer Care Officer, Warrens Banking Centre (left); Bianca Duguid-Smith, Manager, Credit Cards; and sweepstakes winner Mark Goodridge (right) during the presentation ceremony for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s “Give More, Get More” promotion at the Warrens Banking Centre.

The bank’s Visa credit card cardholders were automatically entered into the promotion for every $50 they spent. Marketing Manager, Cards, Sam Brathwaite thanked customers for their support of the promotion, describing the response as excellent.

Cardholders responded enthusiastically. This was reflected by their increased card usage during the promotion period compared to previous years. Other lucky cardholders had earlier won interim prizes such as digital cameras, Apple iPad’s, smartphones and cash back. This served to build customer excitement even more, right up to the grand prize draw,” Mr. Brathwaite said.

The promotion took place across the countries in which the bank operates and Mr. Goodridge was one of four grand prize winners region-wide. A total of 40 prizes were up for grabs.

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