Through its Tun Up the Vibes programme, Western Union celebrated Carnival by offering customers the opportunity to win a Carnival VIP Experience and one of ten Western Union Survivor Packs. The VIP Experience included two costumes courtesy of Trini Revellers, the service of a professional makeup artist, and a chauffeur for use on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, while the Survivor Packs were filled with 13 Carnival essentials like a beach bag, water bottle and an umbrella.
To enter the promotion, customers completed an entry form or texted their MTCN number and last name to ‘WUVIBES,’ after receiving or sending money. Participants were also automatically entered for a chance to win the grand prize of an All-inclusive Carnival Cool Down one-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad and an iPad Mini. The drawing for the Carnival VIP Experience and the Carnival Survivor Packs took place on February 24 and the All-inclusive Carnival Cool Down will took place on March 14. All winners are randomly selected.
The lucky winner of one of the 10 Survivor Packs was Nneka Daphne Payne. Marvell St Cyr won the VIP Experience. She and Payne were selected from more than 500 entries. However, St Cyr was unable to use the package and decided to pass it along to her sister and her sister’s husband, Anna Alesia and Renato Bianchini. The couple had the chance to create memories as they were both first-time Carnival masqueraders.
Harry-Bianchini said: “We want to say a sincere thank you to Western Union for the experience that was bestowed upon us. The service received was exceptional and it was an adventure that my husband and I will never forget.”