January 9, 2009
Barber gets a cut from Accumulator

Less than one minute after the call went out, Kerlan Noel came through the doors of Courts St. Vincent Limited to clarify whatever could be wrong with his account with the company; the barber, who opened his own shop about three months ago, works just steps away from the furniture and appliance giant.{{more}}

Minutes earlier on Tuesday, January 6th, the Stubbs resident’s name was drawn as the final winner of the Courts Accumulator Promotion which has been running since August last year.

In the promotion, Courts customers were rewarded with prizes which accumulated monthly: starting with $5,000 worth of jewelry, followed by free groceries valued EC$6,000 for a year, then a Caribbean cruise for two, followed by an investment fund valued at EC $20,000, and finally topped off with EC $50,000 cash.

The 29-year-old Noel, who runs Q Kutz in the Ken Thomas Building, had purchased a computer, a stereo system and a weed trimmer from Courts.

Upon hearing that he was the winner of the final Accumulator draw, Noel was left speechless.

After regaining some measure of composure, he indicated that the news was expected.

The professional barber of three years said that he intends to invest some of his cash winnings to expand his business into a full fledged salon, his lifelong dream.

He also looks forward to the free groceries, which he said would ease some strain on his food purchases.

The father of two, however, stressed that the biggest win for him is the investment fund which he plans to set aside for his daughters.

Up to press time he had no immediate plans for the other winnings.

Marketing Manager of Courts St. Vincent Alexis John, following the final draw, said that the Accumulator draw had been one of the many campaigns developed last year to add value and meet the needs of customers.

John congratulated all the promotions’ winners and said that his company would continue to be innovative in meeting the needs of its shoppers.

The store currently has an ongoing ‘No Frills’ discount campaign, with other programmes for the near future. (JJ)