The vault was filled with up to $25,000 of cash and was mounted at a local bar located at Port Zante.
The special promotion got underway at about 5:30pm with brief introductory remarks by Marketing Executive for Digicel Jeanille Osborne, supported by six beautiful Digicel girls.
Each Digicel girl was then given a number and each contestant was asked to choose a girl and it was from this fun exercise the order of positions was determined for each lucky customer, hoping to enter the vault.
The method elected to decide which customer qualified for the chance to win cash was based on a simple process. Company officials indicated that contestants were selected from those who paid their bills on time, others for buying handsets in the months of December and some for collecting letters to spell “grab cash”.
Each contestant was given 20 seconds in the vault to grab as much cash as possible.
First in the vault was Norris Sharry, who walked away with $2,205. Sharry was followed by Adjida Bass, who won $608, then came Jasmine Merritt, who grabbed $2,535, followed by Miranda Francis who secured $1,450. Others included Sherlund Roland with $2,005 and Delaci Jacobs with $1,570.
After the 6 contestants had their chances, 3 additional individuals entered the vault to represent 3 different charities.
Student body President of AVEC Keija Morris grabbed for her learning institution and won $2,315.
Juni Liburd who entered to represent the Wesleyan Holiness Methodist Church won $800 but the Digicel representative carried it up to a respectable amount of $1,200.
A Digicel representative then entered the vault on behalf of the Children’s Home which was well represented by about 10 children; they grabbed $1,415.
Country Manager of Digicel Mr. Sean Latty stated, “We are very happy to be giving away this amount of money. We are sorry that some people couldn’t have grabbed more, but I am sure what they got would go far. Last Christmas we gave away a car and lots of cash and we can guarantee you, 2012 will be bigger and better.”
The Grab Cash promotion held Saturday, 14th January, 2012, was the finals of the Digicel Christmas Promotion which saw up to $150,000 being won by customers.