POS Mom collects bmobile/BlackBerry Bimmer

Port of Spain,Trinidad - “I actually won a BMW!” That was the reaction of a proud mother of two from Gonzales as the country’s newest and happiest BMW 3 Series owner. Vonetta Jones could scarcely believe her luck when Bmobile / Blackberry hosted the game-show styled draw at CNMG studios last Saturday for five finalists of the Scan 2 Win promotion, celebrating bmobile’s 5th Anniversary as the leading local BlackBerry partner.

The Scan 2 Win promotion featured the innovative BlackBerry barcode prominently displayed in newspapers, online platforms and even the side of a building, where thousands were able to scan it to enter. Vonetta and four other finalists were selected to vie for the top prizes which included, the BMW 3 Series automobile, a complete home entertainment system, trips to Los Angeles and New York and exquisite diamond jewelry.

The nervous finalists, Garvis Ryan, Linda Claudia deFour, Vonetta Jones, Gregory Denny and Fenrick Cooke had gathered at CNMG studios early on Saturday (8th January 2011). In a fashion similar to popular international game show “Deal or No Deal”, each prize had been concealed in one of five identical briefcases and all of the finalist had to randomly choose one briefcase after solving a picture puzzle. Beautiful Bmobile models, who were all tastefully dressed in white, brought in the 5 briefcases and the fastest puzzle solvers got the first picks of the lot. As fate would have it, Vonetta was fourth in line.

Gregory who was the fastest puzzle-solver got the first pick of the briefcases and won the home entertainment system. He was followed by Garvis who won the Los Angeles trip. Fenrick went next and his briefcase contained the prized trip to New York. As the prizes were revealed one by one, the anxiety began to build up and when Vonetta opened the briefcase and saw her prize she was ecstatic. The saying “Diamonds are girl’s best friend” rang true as Linda walked away with $20,000 worth of diamonds. After receiving her huge prize a very surprised and excited Vonetta admitted that she entered the competition only on the insistence of her very persistent stepdaughter, who entered her by scanning the barcode on the Bmobile Facebook page.

Joined by her young son and other family members, Vonetta shared “I still haven't come to terms with the fact that I won. It's unbelievable, I actually won a BMW!”