THOUSANDS flocked to Penang Times Square in George Town, Penang, to try and win lucky prizes during The Star ‘Holiday Gift-Away’ programme which offered about 3,000 attractive prizes worth RM70,000 in total.
During the campaign from 10am to 3pm, prizes such as hotel stays, F&B and buffet vouchers, theme park passes, free pizza vouchers and goodie bags were given away through a lucky dip for eligible readers, who produced the newspaper masthead dated Dec 28 and Dec 29.
Homemaker Jene Fun, 59, was among the lucky winners, taking home a voucher for Sunday Buffet Brunch at the Spice Market Cafe for two person in Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa.
“I didn’t expect much but I am very happy to get to dine at one of my favourite restaurants.
“I would like to thank The Star for organising this programme,” she said on Monday.
She added that she was a big fan of the Sunday Star column by Soo Ewe Jin, whose words were often inspirational and meaningful.
Student Nurnisha Mohamed Ali, 17, who came as early 10am, won a 3D/2N hotel stay at Tune Hotel for two adults and a child.
“The hotel stay will be a treat for my family during the Chinese New Year holidays,” she said.
Insurance agent William Ung, 36, submitted multiple copies of The Star masthead and it eventually paid off.
“I won two free tickets to the Butterfly Farm, one ticket to the Lost World of Tambun and another to The Lost World Hot Springs Spa, a card to redeem a TGV free ticket, a goodie bag as well as a T-shirt,” he said.
The sponsors for the programme were TG Ocean Health Food Industries Sdn Bhd (Oat King), Sky Thomas Food Industries Sdn Bhd (MyKuali), Haagen Dazs, Popular Book Co., Escape Adventure Park, War Museum, Camera Museum, Owl Museum and Penang Hill, TGV, Lost World of Tambun, Cinta Sayang Resort, Penang Adventure Zone, Penang Butterfly Farm, Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Golden Sands Resort, Cititel Penang, Hard Rock Penang, G Hotel, Parkroyal Penang Resort, Chong Tian Hotel, Armenian Street Heritage Hotel, Tune Hotel, New York Pizza, CHT Marketing and Lao Futzi Media Sdn Bhd.