Ms Loo May Lee, the wife of a car battery shop owner in Johor Bahru, was pleasantly surprised to find out recently that she had been named the Grand Prize winner of a recent SBS Transit Lucky Draw targetted at Services 160 and 170 ez-link card users.
"The poster on the lucky draw results was displayed directly in front of my seat and I was surprised to find that I am the winner of the Grand Prize of $10,000 AKIRA product voucher. I am really looking forward to receiving the voucher and spending it on electronic home appliances," said Ms Loo, who rides occasionally on the two services.
A near million lucky draw chances were allotted to eligible ez-link card users during the promotion period between 18 April and 10 July 2005.
Topping the list in terms of Transit Points accumulated was Mr Yeong Chee Chong, who walked away with a bonus prize of a $2,000 AKIRA production voucher. He managed to chalk up more than 120,000 Transit Points because of daily trips on both SBS Transit buses and North East Line's trains. In addition to the bonus prize, Mr Yeong also won three of six fortnightly sure-win prizes of $100 product vouchers.
Mr Yeong, who travels regularly from home in Sengkang and workplace along Bukit Timah Road, said: "Service 170 is one of the services that brings me to my workplace so I made it a point to wait specially for this Service just so I could take part in the promotion."
The Presentation of Grand Lucky Draw Prize and Bonus Prize was held this morning at 9.45 am at SBS Transit headquarters.
Mr Ong Boon Leong, Executive Director of SBS Transit, said, "We are very encouraged by the positive response from the commuters for this promotion and thank them for their support. They can expect to have more of various kinds of promotions on our SBS Transit bus services in future. We would also like to thank our business partner, AKIRA International, for their support in partnering with us on this event and making it a great success."
In addition to the Grand prize worth $10,000 product voucher and bonus prize worth $2,000, Fortnightly Sure-Win prizes, 30 $100 AKIRA product vouchers were also given to commuters who have accumulated the highest Transit Points every fortnight for the six fortnights in the promotion period.