It’s a family affair: Sak, seen here with daughter Wye Mei and wife Linda Yap, is happy to bond with his family by playing ‘Win with Words’.
PETALING JAYA: After two weeks of anticipation and excitement, participants of The Star’s Win with Words contest are ready to submit their entries.
Most of them are rushing to complete their forms after a fortnight of fun and fervour poring over dictionaries and scouring the Internet to fill up the boxes with high-scoring words.
The first series of The Star’s inaugural word game, which was rolled out on June 23, ends tomorrow.
The second of the four series, of two weeks each, runs from July 7 to 20.
Participants are required to form words using the four letters published in The Star every day during the campaign.
They can form as many words as they want as there is no limit to the number of entries they can submit. In fact, the more forms they send in, the more points they will accumulate, hence a higher chance of winning.
Steven Sak, 54, said that since the launch he had been looking forward to cutting out the letters on the front page of The Star every morning.
“I get a thrill doing that,” he said with a laugh at his home here.
“My family and I always make sure we use the letters which carry higher points,” he said.
The contest not only inspires the businessman to challenge himself on his vocabulary, he also enjoys the time he spends with his children working on the words.
“I thank The Star for giving me this opportunity to bond with my teenage kids. It’s such a joy for me to be participating with them,” the father of two beamed, adding that they would be working hard this weekend to fine-tune their entries.
Another reader, S. Chandra Vethany, said she had requested her vendor to deliver six copies of The Star to her home daily.
The 49-year-old finance executive said: “I will send in as many entries as possible to increase my chances of winning, starting with Series One.”
Having bagged a Samsung phone from one of the contests organised by The Star a few years ago, Chandra is optimistic of her bid in Win with Words this time.
Win with Words is organised by The Star to celebrate the journey to Merdeka Day with its readers.
Prizes for the contest are worth over RM400,000, including two Peugeot cars.
The contest is partnered by Hong Leong Bank and Naza Group of Companies’ subsidiary Nasim Sdn Bhd.
This weekend, roadshows for the first series are on at AEON Big in Klang, Tesco in Gelugor and AEON Big in Seberang Jaya, Penang, and Seremban Prima, today and tomorrow.
New subscribers who sign up for The Star Bundle at the roadshows will get extra 100 points for the contest, which ends on Aug 17.
For details, visit thestar.com.my/winwithwords or call 1300 30 4883.