myBekins Free Move Contest Winner Announced
WARRENVILLE, Ill. – The winner of the Free Move Contest, who will receive the grand prize of a free, full-service move with a retail value of up to $7,500, is Sandy Garcia from Lancaster, Calif. Garcia received more than 1,300 votes during the final round of the contest to claim the top spot over Joe Windham from Land O’ Lakes, Fla. Garcia and her two daughters, Sierra and Aliyah Flores, will be moving to Camp Lejeune, N.C. to be with Garcia’s fiancé, Nathan Guite, who is in the U.S. Marine Corps.
According to Garcia’s Free Move Contest submission, Guite reported to Camp Lejeune in September 2010 on a permanent change of station. She was unable to move with her fiancé because the Marine Corps does not authorize family moves when the couple is not married. Garcia has been saving since her fiancé was re-stationed, but says, “with the current economy, it’s a slow process.”
Thanks to myBekins and CDS Moving Equipment, Inc. Garcia and her daughters can make the move and be reunited with Guite before he deploys in August 2011. On the phone call, Garcia told myBekins Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lance Grooms, that when she told her daughters the good news, they were jumping up and down. Garcia told Grooms that her daughter Sierra, age 7, was so excited she asked, “Can we move tomorrow?” According to Grooms, Garcia “was very emotional” when he notified her that she won the contest.
Free Move Contest submissions had to have been received by Friday, March 4 and voting for the contest began Wednesday, March 16 with six contestants. The six original contestants were chosen by a panel of judges who accepted stories based on need, story, acceptability and judges’ opinion. The candidates were organized into two brackets and fans voted for their favorite candidate in each bracket. Sandy Garcia had the most votes from Bracket No. 1 and Joe Windham won Bracket No. 2. The two contestants then faced off in the final round of voting that started on Wednesday, March 23.
myBekins has 21 agent-owned locations nationwide and is one of America’s largest and most respected moving and storage companies. In March of 2010 myBekins.com was launched, marking the first website in the relocation industry built for complete and accurate moving estimates, scheduling live appointments and booking a move, all online. CDS Moving Equipment, Inc. is a one-stop-shop for Moving Equipment, Warehouse Supplies, and Packing Material. CDS has manufacturing facilities totaling over 115,000 square feet and is located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas and Chicago.
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