Stroke of luck for first-time contest winners

Ho (right) with his new car outside Pete’s Corner in Kota Kinabalu where he obtained his winning coupon. With him are (from left) Nestlé Professional regional sales manager (Sarawak) Chiong Choo Ming, national sales manager (Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei) Kho Guan Yaw and Pete’s Corner owner Hee Cheng Beng.

LADY Luck smiled on two first-time contest winners who struck big in the recent Nestlé Professional Bonanza Mega contest.

The contest ran from Oct 18 to Dec 31 last year and was open to legal residents of Malaysia aged 18 and above.

The winners were announced via at the beginning of March this year.

First-prize winners Muhammad Firdaus Haziq Azmi from Selangor, Ho Fuk Khong from Sabah and Ling Wah Tai from Perak each won a Proton Saga Standard 1.3 (A).

They received their new vehicles in prize-giving ceremonies held separately in their home states in early March, before the movement control order (MCO) came into effect.

Representatives from Nestlé (M) Bhd presented the prizes to the winners as well as Nestlé Professional hampers to the owners of the coffeeshops where the winners obtained their entry coupons.

The contest received more than 44,000 entries.

There were 204 prizes worth a total of RM200,000 given away, where a set of winners was selected for each of the three rounds held during the contest period.

The main prizes for each round were a Proton Saga Standard 1.3 (A) for first place, a Yamaha RZF-R15 motorcycle for second place and a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ for third place.

The other rewards were RM1,000 shopping vouchers for fourth place, RM300 petrol cards for fifth place and RM100 cash for consolation prize winners.

Customers had to purchase a minimum of two cups of drinks or a plate of food to receive an entry coupon from participating eateries. These purchases had to include Nestlé Professional food and beverage items that were part of the promotion.

“We at Nestlé Professional believe in providing unique and enjoyable experiences for our customers.

“We constantly work with local coffeeshops to provide them with high-quality products, which in turn provide the best environment for consumers at their favourite eateries, ” said Nestlé Professional Malaysia business executive officer Yit Woon Lai.

Yit said the contest was a way for the company to show its appreciation to customers and reward them for their support.

“This contest underscores Nestlé Malaysia’s commitment to help build and drive the coffeeshops’ business, ” she added.

Ho from Kota Kinabalu said his win was a stroke of good luck.

The 53-year-old has regularly participated in various contests over the years but had not won anything before.

“This was my first Nestlé contest and I only sent in one entry.

“I am very grateful for this win as I have been wanting to buy another car for a while now but cannot afford it, ” said the father of three, who provides delivery services.

For entrepreneur Muhammad Firdaus from Rawang, it was beginner’s luck that won him the new car.

“I couldn’t believe the good news.

“This is the first contest I have ever entered and although I sent in a few entries, I didn’t give it much thought after that, ” said the 21-year-old.

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