TWELVE contestants had Lady Luck to thank when they were chosen to join a lucky draw hosted by Boustead Petroleum Marketing Sdn Bhd (BHPetrol) in conjunction with the company’s Kaya Raya contest.
The event held at Royale Chulan Damansara, complemented the contest which ran from March 15 to June 20 as part of BHPetrol’s show of thanks to its customers, especially during the movement control order (MCO) period.
Over three months, the contest garnered over 500,000 entries from people all across the country. Prizes up for grabs were cash totalling RM500,000 and ePoints.
Contestants simply had to fuel up with BHPetrol Infiniti or make a purchase at any BHPetromart amounting to at least RM30 and fill out a contest form.
“The idea behind the contest was to create excitement. BHPetrol has held a lot of contests and this is one of our ways of rewarding customers,” said BHPetrol chief executive officer Leslie Ng.
He added that the contest was originally meant to be held at the start of the year leading up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri. It was then postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The contest finale saw one lucky contestant winning the grand prize of RM100,000 and 200,000 eCard loyalty ePoints.
Full-time mum Lye Ying Ying, 37, collected the prize on behalf of her retired father.
“I was very excited and nervous too. I didn’t expect to win the grand prize because there were 11 others who also stood a chance of winning it. But the moment they announced Rimba Panjang, I knew my father had won,” she said, adding that her father would likely stash the cash prize for his savings.
One of the two first prize winners, Laili Mohamed Hali, thought the news she received by phone was a scam.
“I was not excited at first but when they verified that I had fuelled up at the BHPetrol station in Sungai Besar just before the MCO, I knew it was genuine!” said the 54-year old support officer from Shah Alam.
She was awarded RM50,000 in cash in addition to 100,000 ePoints.
“I feel so grateful because I never dreamt of winning RM50,000!” said Laili, who plans to save the prize money for her children.
The third prize winners also got their share of exciting rewards of RM15,000 and 30,000 ePoints.
Norul Harith Che Rum from Batu Caves, was one of the six third-prize winners. He had refuelled at a BHPetrol station in Ijok, where his in-laws live.
The 27-year old safety officer plans to settle some of his debts with the prize money.
“This is a blessing for my family as we are still in the recovery MCO phase,” he said.
Weekly prizes were also given out in the form of 100,000 ePoints to 10 winners each week.
The ePoints can be redeemed for fuel and various products at all BHPetrol service stations.
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