Eight residents benefitted from local companies ‘Called Back-to-School’ initiative

PARTNERING – Burger King Restaurants (BK) and Coca-Cola/Caribbean Bottling Co. Ltd. recently partnered to host a unique initiative, ‘Called Back-to-School’ Shopping Spree. Eight winners were announced and received $500.00 gift cards. (Photo courtesy of BK and Coca-Cola)

Burger King Restaurants (BK) and Coca-Cola/Caribbean Bottling Co. Ltd. recently partnered to host a unique initiative, to help parents better prepare their children for their return to the classroom this new academic year, which officially began one week ago nationwide.

The ‘Called Back-to-School Shopping Spree’ began just over one month ago, revealed Burger King Restaurants (BK) Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator Valencia Lynes, who noted that participants of the promotion were eligible to win prizes and surprises, which included shopping sprees, all having a combined value of up to $4,000.00.

“Indeed, the partnership struck between Burger King Restaurants (BK) and Coca-Cola/Caribbean Bottling Co. Ltd. has been smooth and based on the response of customers, the ‘Called Back-to-School Shopping Spree’ promotion was a timely one for many within the local community.

“For the past month and a few weeks leading up to the culmination of this event, customers were able to make their purchases at any of the four Burger King Restaurants (BK) and drop their receipt along with their name and number in the drawing box for a chance to win one of eight Commonwealth Bank MasterCard Gift Cards valued at $500.00 each.

“Paxton and Patrice Cooper and Stephanie and Elvis Burrows, Burger King Restaurants (BK) Co-owners and Andrew Hanna, Coca-Cola/Caribbean Bottling Co. Ltd. General Manager, were excited to host the ‘Called Back-to-School’ Fun Day and Drawing at the BK locations nearly three weeks ago.

“Employees from both companies worked together seamlessly to ensure customers had a fantastic experience. Customers also had the opportunity to enjoy all the thirst quenching samples provided by Coca- Cola/Caribbean Bottling Co. Ltd., which included Powerade, Vitamin Water, Minute Maid and Dasani as well as pens, pencils, rulers, bags, T-shirts and more bearing the company’s logo.”

Appreciative of the stance taken by Burger King Restaurants (BK) and Coca-Cola/Caribbean Bottling Co. Ltd. to not only lend assistance but give back to their loyal customers, Lynes noted patrons were encouraged to take full advantage of the offerings made available to them at the BK location of their choice.

With the countdown on to the return to the classroom for students ticking away and the day’s events winding to a climax, it was time to select receipts from the box and announce the eight winners.

“Once the drawing took place the loyal customers were overjoyed to have in their possession one of the $500.00 gift cards.

“The Coopers and Burrows as well as Mr. Hanna offered their congratulations to Shokela Woodside, Quinnshana Hinds, Joseph Clarke, Linda Chestnut, Vernetta Prosper, Gregory Mulllings, Charmaine McLain and Rychad Johnson whose names were randomly selected.

“Each winner expressed their elation with being that much more prepared to get their children ready for the return to the classroom and the Coopers and Burrows as well as Mr. Hanna noted how grateful they were to have the continued support of the Grand Bahama community.

“Giving back in such a way to a community that in spite of the challenges faced always does the heart good and both the Coopers and Burrows as well as Mr. Hanna certainly believe in the adage, “To whom much is given, much is required” as well as the biblical text Acts 20:35, which states, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

“Once again Burger King Restaurants (BK) and Coca-Cola/Caribbean Bottling Co. Ltd. congratulates all the winners and looks forward to partnering in the not too distant future; we extend well wishes to all and encourage students to study, work hard and aim to improve and achieve more than you did in the previous school term,” said Lynes.

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