JOHOR BARU: For movie buff M. Shariff, winning a Canon mini projector could not have come at a better time as he and his sons miss watching films on the big screen.
The 44-year-old executive at an oil and gas firm, who won the prize in Star Media Group’s (SMG) 50 Days of Giveaways Contest, said he has already thought of a suitable spot to use the mini projector at his home in Kuala Lumpur.
“My sons and I are big fans of the movies and I know they miss going to the cinema badly during the pandemic.
“We are being cautious; we do not intend to go to the cinema any time soon so the mini projector will be a nice addition to our home entertainment.
“The prize is quite timely and I plan to buy a sheet to use as a screen,” he said.
He said he started participating in the contest when it rolled out in July and also rallied some of his friends to join in the fun.
“I think I am quite lucky because I am the only one among my friends to have won a prize,” said the father of two who was among the winners of Series 5 of the contest.
A total of RM335,358 worth of attractive prizes have been given out in the contest so far.
Dr Suganthy Robinson was another lucky winner who walked away with a Canon mini projector worth RM2,199.
The medical doctor from Kajang, Selangor, said she was glad that her efforts paid off as she made it her daily routine to enter the contest before starting her busy day at work.
“I usually read the digital copy of The Star while enjoying my breakfast so I made it a point to submit an entry in the contest, too.
“This is actually not the first time I won something from The Star. I previously took part in a slogan-writing contest about four years ago and won a TV.
“I am still holding out for the grand prize as the winner has not been announced yet,” said Dr Suganthy, who has been reading The Star since she was young as her family members are long time readers of the newspaper.
As for accountant Adi-Yusdi Yusoff, who won a Panasonic air purifier worth RM915, he plans to gift it to his brother to spread the joy of winning.
The father of four said he did not expect to win anything as he did not take part in the contest daily and only entered whenever he received reminder emails from SMG.
The 42-year-old, who subscribed to The Star’s e-paper last year, said he enjoys reading the comics section the most.
“I usually read the newspaper from front to end where I take in the serious stuff first and end on a sweet note with the comics,” he added.
The contest, held in celebration of SMG’s 50th anniversary, ended on Sept 9.
Shortlisted participants will be contacted soon to determine the winner of the grand prize, a Mazda2 Hatchback.
The grand prize winner will be announced in early November.
The contest is sponsored by Mazda, Panasonic, Honor, Sunway Hotels & Resorts, Canon, Shopee, BOH, Wellous, SASA, Habib, Citizen, and Bank Rakyat.
Visit bit.ly/smg50days for the winners announcement.
And here are the lucky winners for Series 5! All winners have already been contacted directly via phone/email.
Day 41 Prize Winners: Sunway Hotel Big Box vouchers
1. Eleanor Ho
2. Lee Seng Wai
3. Jennie BH Tan
4. Chin Hong Sheng
5. Leau Chee Keong
6. Jeevarupini Gnanendran
7. Low Eng Kin
8. Jennifer Goh
9. Muhammad Nuruddin Bin Wan Mohd Ghazalli
10. Mohd Safawi @ Ahmad Safawi Bin Bakri
11. Khoo Peng Sim
12. Choong Bie Kein
13. Yap Chui Yee
14. Chui Kar Seng
15. Arnita A/P Surieya Sangar
16. Lam Mun Kean
17. Ajeet Singh
18. Chee Kok Keat
19. Ivan Chia
20. Nirmala Gunasegaran
21. Phang Kai Ming
22. Lai Hui Ying
23. Roslan Bin Hamzah
24. Ronnie Kueh
25. Felson Tan Heng Peng
26. Suzanne Shoo
27. Audrey Teh
28. Lee Sheng Feng
29. Lee Fui Ping
30. Mohd Hirzarul Hafiz Bin Mohd Tahir
31. Tsu Ning
32. Teo Ying Yu
33. Chia Wen Yao
34. Chen Cheng Keat
35. Kamariah Bt Nor
36. Ester Tan
37. Ooi Siew Hooi
38. Molly Chuah
39. Tan Kai Hee
40. Goh Kang Li
41. Wan Wei Chon
42. James Ching
43. Wong Phoy Voon
44. Muhammad Haidir Bin Mokhtar
45. Irene Seow
46. Chew Shy Min
47. Lim Sock Cheng
48. Ng Chee Hao
49. Ng Sor Ann
50. Isabel Andrew
Day 42 Prize Winners: Canon PIXMA 670 Printer
1. Lee Siew Yun
2. Chee Shiau Thing
3. Noor Aniza Osman
Day 43 Prize Winners: Panasonic Air Purifier
1. Tan Tiong Leng
2. Chris Ng
3. Adi-Yusdi Yusoff
Day 44 Prize Winner: Canon EOS M200 Camera
1. Shoo Kim Looi
Day 45 Prize Winners: OSIM Uphoria Lite Leg Massager
1. Wong Yin Fong
2. Tan Fei Sian
3. Tuan Khazimah bt Tuan Abdullah
Day 46 Prize Winners: Canon Mini projector
1. M Shariff Lubis
2. Suganthy Robinson
Day 47 Prize Winners: Panasonic Cordless Vacuum
1. Ong Bee Hoon
2. Nurul Najwa Shafiqa Binti Mohd Najib
3. S.Y. Chong
Day 48 Prize Winners: Harvey Norman RM1,000 Vouchers
1. Nur Munirah binti Hesan
2. Soraya Rahbani
3. Connie Anak Andrew Mambang
Day 49 Prize Winner: Panasonic 65" 4K Smart TV
1. Lu Yew Sheng
Day 50 Prize Winner: Mazda2 Hatchback
1. Rachel Muriel Lim