How to Qualify for Offer

Receive one (1) Western Union money transfer using the Direct to Bank service (Qualifying Transaction) during the Promotional Period in Jamaica for an opportunity to win one of fourteen prizes. All qualifying receivers of Qualifying Transactions within the Promotional Period will be awarded an automatic entry into the Grand Prize draw described below.

Prizes and Awards

Samsung Tablets

HP Laptops

$200,000 Tuition*

How It Works

All Qualifying Transactions will be automatically entered for a chance to win in the “GraceKennedy Money Services School Days” promotion. If a customer does not currently use the Direct to Bank service to send or receive their money transfers, he or she can sign up for the service at a Western Union location or by visiting the Digital Registration Portal.
Once enrolled, customers can receive a transaction to qualify for participation in the promotion.

Customers, 18 years of age or older, islandwide are eligible to enter and all qualifying money transfer transactions will be automatically entered into a drawing to win.  

All Money Transfers, of any amount, that are received via the Direct to Bank service are “Qualifying Transactions.”

General Rules

  1. Open only to individuals residing in Jamaica who are 18 years of age or older.

  2. Employees of Sponsor, Grace Kennedy Remittance Services Western Union and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members (mother, father, and children) are not eligible.

  3. A winner must share the details for the loved one who will benefit from the tuition.  Failure to provide this information within ten (10) working days after notification will result in the award being forfeited. 

  4. If requested by Sponsor, winner and loved one will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability provided by Sponsor and if legally permissible, Publicity Release within 10 days of notification.  Noncompliance within this time period may result in disqualification and an alternate Winner may be selected.

  5. Return of any Prize or Prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate will be selected.

  6. Acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and its agencies to use winner’s and loved one’s name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

  7. Winners will forfeit the prize in the event they refuse to have their names and likenesses used for advertising purpose.

  8. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Promotion or Redemption of any Prize.

  9. Winners must claim tablet or laptop prizes at 42-56 Harbour Street, Kingston within ten (10) working days of notification. Winners must present valid identification (Passport, Drivers Licence or Voter Registration Card) in order to claim their prize.  Winners of tuition prizes must provide proof of educational institution attendance (an authorized letter from the institution and valid school identification) for their loved one who will receive the tuition. This authorised letter from the institution must be emailed to before the payment is made to the educational institution. 

  10. All unclaimed prizes will remain the property of GraceKennedy Money Services.

  11. By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules.  Any claim or dispute arising under these rules is subject to the ruling of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission.

 “Authorised under section 58 (3) of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act”

*Conditions Apply

Prize Awards

There will be a total of fourteen prizes for 14 winners.
Prizes include:

  • Six (6) 10.4 inch Samsung tablets valued at $48,347.83 plus GCT each
  •  Three (3) HP Laptops 14 inch valued at $105,391.30 plus GCT each
  • Five tuition prizes of up to $200,000 each payable to the educational institution of the winner’s choosing. This prize cannot be redeemed for cash and is transferable to an individual selected by the winner.

Prize Draws

  • The “GraceKennedy Money Services School Days” promotion winners will be selected from all Qualifying Transactions in weekly random drawings. Promotion runs from July 1 to August 31. The draw dates are July 16, 23 and 30; as well as August 9, 13, 20, 27 and 31. The draw dates would apply to transactions done during this period.
  • Winners are eligible for one prize only.
  • All prizes are transferable to a loved one of choice solely by the winner and cannot be bartered. Tuition prize winners will not receive the funds directly and must provide the name of their nominee, who will benefit from the scholarship, to the Sponsor.  Failure to provide the nominee’s name will result in disqualification.
  • The individual to whom the tuition prize is being transferred must be attending school. School is defined as an educational institution that is registered by the Ministry of Education or the University Council of Jamaica. Tuitions will be paid directly to the educational institution by the Sponsor and must be used only for associated school expenses directly related to that specific loved one. 
  • The school must provide a written confirmation indicating that the child/individual is indeed a student of that institution.

All scholarship prizes are exclusive of transfers, government taxes and fees, service charges, gratuities and other personal expenses that may be incurred.  

Winner Selection

  • Prize winners will be selected at random from the Western Union database using SPSS Version 16 software programme. The process entails logging into the system using company issued credentials, entering the “Qualifying Transaction Period’, then entering the number of winners for the period e.g. 2 for July 1-15. After that is entered, two customers’ names and their contact details will appear on-screen and those individuals will be the winners. We will also select 4 more names (as the back-up winners; one back-up for each winner). Representatives of the BGLC are able to oversee the selection process on all draw dates via our online conference platform, Microsoft Teams. A link to this platform will be furnished on request and the screen share feature will be employed in order for the BGLC representative to oversee the process.
  • Two (2) backup winners will be randomly selected for each winner. 
  • Sponsor will make 3 attempts to contact each winner within three (3) working days after the draw.
  • In the event that we are unable to contact the winner, the Sponsor reserves the right to select the backup winners in the order in which they were drawn. 
  • Failure to claim their prize within ten (10) working days after notification will result in the prize being forfeited and a new selection made from the backup winners.

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