Scotiabank has rewarded the lucky winner of its Christmas Season 2012 promotion, which encouraged customers to use their credit card.
A cheque in the sum of $5500.00 was presented to Anne Brookover last week Friday at the Grand Anse Branch of the bank.
Brookover who was excited and happy over being the winner said, “it was a good competition” but was surprised to have been the winner of the promotion.
The lucky winner who has been a Scotiabank customer for the past 14 years said she has no immediate use for the money, so it will be placed on her credit card.
Scotiabank’s Personal Banking Officer at the Grand Anse Branch, Donnette Calliste who made the presentation expressed the bank’s appreciation to the winner for making use of her credit card.
Calliste spoke of Scotiabank always encouraging customers to use the products that are being offered by the bank.
She said this is just one of the ways of rewarding customers for using the products.
Brookover was randomly selected from among a large number of entrants.
During the promotion that ran for two months, customers were encouraged to use the credit card on a shopping spree over the Christmas Holiday.
The presentation of the cheque was done as the bank celebrates 50 years of service to the people of Grenada.
During the ceremony, Calliste spoke to reporters on hand and made a special plea for Grenadians to know their HIV status by taking advantage of the bank’s free HIV/AIDS Testing Day on June 28.
She said the event is geared at sensitising the Grenadian community about AIDS because there are many people who continue to still treat the virus as a taboo.
“We really would (like to sensitise our public about the disease and we would like them to come out, don’t be ashamed, come out and get tested to know your status,” she added.
Scotiabank, on an annual basis, observes a regional testing day. It takes place in collaboration with the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership.
According to Calliste, she has been involved in the HIV/AIDS Testing Day over the years and has noticed that quite a number of persons are receptive to the opportunity to get tested.
It is reported that for the first quarter of the year there are already seven people, four of whom are women, who have tested HIV positive in Grenada.
The HIV/AIDS Testing Day forms part of Scotiabank’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
One of the activities planned is a series of mortgage clinics in each of the bank’s three branches.
The first mortgage clinic took place on Wednesday at the St. George’s Branch, and the other two are to take place at the Grand Anse Branch on June 12, and at Grenville on June 26.
Calliste said the objective to the mortgage clinic is to create opportunities for the bank’s customers.
“We want to ensure that our customers are financially better off,” she remarked.
Calliste pointed out that the general public can also take advantage of the mortgage clinic as Scotiabank wants to ensure that the Grenadian people are fully aware of what is being offered.
She said the best investment anyone can undertake is to be able to own his own house.
As part of the Golden Anniversary, Scotiabank will participate in a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday.
Calliste said the bank is very proud to have been serving the Grenadian Community for the past 50 years and “providing excellent service.”