Thursday, April 18, 2024

Courts winner going to South Africa for finals


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WHEN TISHA SMITH received a call on April 1 telling her she was going to the football World Cup finals, she naturally thought it was some sort of joke.
Smith, 34, of Stadium Road, Bank Hall, St Michael, said she only started to take it all seriously when she had to go to Courts to collect the confirmation letter.
“I bought a Sony flat screen TV in March from Courts but I was only aware of the competition on April Fool’s Day when I got the call.
“I was really excited at first, but I soon came back to reality when I realised what day it was. But I realised it was true when I had to collect the letter,” she said.
Smith, speaking to the media at Grantley Adams International Airport hours before she left for South Africa, said she was not a football fan but it was still “an opportunity of a lifetime”.
She said she was rooting for Germany to win but if they did not, she would still enjoy herself.
“I plan to enjoy the tours and the ‘freebies’ from Sony. This is a great opportunity to see Africa,” she said.
The promotion is a joint one between Courts and Sony which has been running since November. It includes return airfare for one to South Africa; three nights stay at a five-star hotel; a ticket to the finals, including transport; VIP treatment in the Sony Skybox and US$1 000. (CA)


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