Christmas Credit Card Cheer for TCI Winner

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April 05, 2018

Turks and Caicos islanders Jamesly Prosper and Olga Kudrytska couldn’t believe their luck at winning $1,000 cash-back from CIBC FirstCaribbean as part of the bank’s regional “All is Bright” Christmas campaign.

Jamesly said, “I was shocked because I’ve never won anything before – I don’t have that kind of luck, but this was my lucky day.”

Olga shared Jamesly’s initial disbelief. “First I was surprised, and then I thought it was a joke. When I realized it was for real I was ecstatic.”

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s “All is Bright” campaign was designed to encourage people to avoid carrying large amounts of cash during the holiday shopping period and instead, to use their credit cards.

All bank customers were automatically entered for a chance to win with every purchase of US$50 or more using their Visa Classic, Cash Back, and Visa Gold cards between November 1st and December 31st.

“I’ve been with CIBC [FirstCaribbean] for 13 or 14 years now. I think they’re one of the best banks here on the island when it comes to customer service. I’ve built a good relationship with them and I have no complaints,” Jamesly said.

“It feels great to be one of the winners. It couldn’t have come at a better time and I hope it’s a sign of things to come,” he added.

Olga has big plans for her prize. “I will use it towards my vacation to Italy. I’ve lived here for 15 years and CIBC [FirstCaribbean] has always been my bank. I opened my first account with CIBC [FirstCaribbean] and I’ve been with them ever since. It’s nice to get a reward out of that.”

Bianca Duguid-Smith, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Manager, Credit Cards, said, “We are very pleased with the competition and how our card holders responded. It was held in 14 of the territories in which we operate and was part of our annual effort to give back and reward our cardholders for their loyalty.”

The draws took place recently, and winners received their prizes throughout the month of March.

Jamesly Prosper: Jamesly Prosper couldn’t believe he was one of the lucky winners of $1,000 cash back from CIBC FirstCaribbean’s “All is Bright” Christmas campaign. L to R: CIBC FirstCaribbean Leeward Highway Branch Manager, Rudell Williams, and Jamesly Prosper.

Olga Kudrytska: Olga Kudrytska thought she was just being teased when CIBC FirstCaribbean announced her as one of the winners of their “All is Bright” campaign. Little did she know she would be receiving $1,000 cash back on her credit card. L to R: CIBC FirstCaribbean Leeward Highway Branch Manager, Rudell Williams, and Olga Kudrytska.

About CIBC FirstCaribbean
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking and Wealth Management segments. We are located in seventeen (17) countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking services that fit our customers’ lives through approximately 3,000 employees in 68 branches and offices. We are one of the largest regionally listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, with over US$12 billion in assets and market capitalization of US $2 billion. We also have an office in Hong Kong. The face of banking is changing throughout the world and CIBC FirstCaribbean intends to lead these changes with the expertise, integrity and knowledge gained from banking in the Caribbean since 1836. CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets - CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.

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News date : 04/05/2018    Category : Business, Caribbean News, Finance, Press Releases

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