Tonia takes keys to Honda City

When 36-year-old Tonia Deane decided to sign up for Barbados TODAY’s Scribe & Drive competition at the last minute, she never imagined she was going to be the winner of the brand new 2014 Honda City compliments Platinum Motors.

Deane told Barbados TODAY, shortly after collecting the keys to the new fully loaded vehicle, that she had never won anything in her life and that today’s win came as a complete shock to her.

Tonia Deane is all smiles with her husband Robert.
Tonia Deane is all smiles with her husband Robert.

“I cannot remember when I subscribed exactly. I think it was sometime last month. I was just browsing and I saw it and I said, ‘Well let me just sign up’, and at the time I was really not expecting to win because I never won anything before,” Deane said while wiping her eyes.

With tears streaming down her face, she sat in her new vehicle with CEO and Editor-In-Chief Kaymar Jordan discussing her plans for the car.

Barbados TODAY and Platinum Motors chairman Peter   Harris with Barbados TODAY’S CEO and Editor-In-Chief Kaymar Jordan.
Barbados TODAY and Platinum Motors chairman Peter Harris with Barbados TODAY’S CEO and Editor-In-Chief Kaymar Jordan.

“Of course, I plan to keep it. I actually wanted to buy a new car this year; now I have one.”

Deane, an employee of the University of the West Indies, up until today did not have a vehicle of her own and was using her husband’s car. She said her husband also drove a van; so they would now have to decide on what to do with the other vehicle.

“I’m not sure if he is going to sell it, but we haven’t made a decision on the other vehicle as yet,” the mother of one said.

Along with the blue Honda City, Deane will also receive $5,000 in petrol from Rubis, $5,000 worth of insurance, compliments of CGI, $5,000 worth of car care and accessories from Automotive Art, and a year’s free service from Platinum Motors. The Scribe & Drive grand prize winner said the car was definitely a welcome blessing for her and her husband.

“This will help me a lot, because sometimes being able to buy gas is difficult, and you know other things, road tax, insurance, maintenance have relatively high costs. So now that I don’t have these to deal with . . . my husband and I can definitely put [funds] towards something else,” Deane said with a big bright smile.

Ermine Tang, Kimberley Branch and Janice Harewood were the other lucky winners, all receiving handsets from LIME.

Four of the finalists Kimberly Branch, Tonia, Ermine Tang and Janice Harewood standing with sponsors.
Four of the finalists Kimberly Branch, Tonia, Ermine Tang and Janice Harewood standing with sponsors.

Today, the Scribe & Drive competition, which afforded new subscribers to Barbados TODAY a chance to win the grand prize, was also hailed by company officials as a success.

Over 10,000 new subscribers signed up over the past three months.

6 Responses to Tonia takes keys to Honda City

  1. Keiwayne Morris
    Keiwayne Morris December 12, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Mines coming next i rejoice with you sis

    Reply
  2. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer December 12, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Drive safely and enjoy your new car.

    Reply
  3. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer December 12, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Drive safely and enjoy your new car

    Reply
  4. Ken Debajee
    Ken Debajee December 12, 2014 at 1:27 am

    24k in america, 100k in barbados,SOMETHING WRONG with bajan car prices

    Reply
    • Beverley Headley
      Beverley Headley December 12, 2014 at 1:42 am

      Something wrong with prices of everything in Barbados.

      Reply
  5. Vishska Bokeesh
    Vishska Bokeesh December 12, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Congrats tonia

    Reply

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