Buzz winners off to NYC

Answering a few simple questions was all it took to score tickets for three lucky folks to the Big Apple.

Presenting the winners

Pictured presenting the winners of the Cayman Buzz New York competition with their prize are, from left, Cayman Buzz representative PJ Coyle with winner Sabrina Welds, Melanie Hulse of Cayman Airways, winners Mike and Mary Bowerman and Cayman Buzz representative Sean Landreth. Photo: CFP

Mary and Mike Bowerman and Sabrina Welds are now singing to the tune of New York, New York, after winning the latest Cayman Buzz competition.

The couple and Ms Welds were just three of the thousands of people contacted by the Cayman Buzz verification team recently.

After confirming their details, including phone number and address with the caller, they were put in the draw to win return tickets to New York, courtesy of Cayman Airways.

The couple and Ms Welds were excited to find out they had won.

‘It was a great surprise,’ Mrs. Bowerman said.

‘We didn’t even know [the competition] was an option when they rang, so the call was very unexpected.’

The South Sound couple, who last visited the Big Apple many years ago, have not yet set a date for their trip.

‘We will probably take the trip next year,’ Mrs Bowerman said.

‘It has been so long since we’ve been that it will feel like we’re seeing New York for the first time,’ added Mr Bowerman.

Ms Welds was so surprised to find out she was the winner of one of the sets of return tickets, she thought it was a joke.

‘I kept saying, ‘This is a joke, this is a joke,’ I was so shocked,’ Ms Welds said.

‘Of all the people who entered, I can’t believe I won; it never even crossed my mind.’

Ms Welds plans on using her tickets next spring or summer.

It will be her first time visiting the city since she was four and Ms Welds knows exactly how she wants to spend her time.

‘Shopping, lots of shopping,’ she said. ‘And a bit of sightseeing too, I suppose.’

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