Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Ride a bus, take the train and win a Car! huh?

This is one of the silliest contest i've ever come acrossed
Ride the bus or train - and you might win a car!!
TO REWARD its bus and train commuters, transport company SMRT is
planning to give away a car.

A Nissan March - minus certificate of entitlement, insurance and road
tax - to be exact. It is the top prize in SMRT's inaugural
Ride-for-Free Countdown promotion

Launched yesterday, the promotion is on till April 11 next year.
Commuters who make adult-fare trips on SMRT trains, buses and the
Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) will have the numbers on their
ez-link cards automatically entered into mini-draws. These draws will
be held fortnightly at 1pm.

Eight winners from each draw will win 88 days of free travel on SMRT
buses, trains and the Bukit Panjang LRT.

The promotion ends in a grand draw on April 23, with the Nissan March
as the top prize. Consolation prizes of a year's free travel on SMRT
transport will be given to eight commuters.

SMRT chief executive Saw Phaik Hwa said the promotion was to reward
existing commuters and to encourage people to travel on SMRT's buses
and trains.

But why offer a car as the top prize? Ms Saw said: 'According to a
recent survey, a car is one of Singaporeans' most desired possessions.
So here, we'll be fulfilling someone's dream.'


Ok so this is to reward exisiting commuters and encourage people to
travel on SMRT's buses and trains. and you're giving out a car?? A



sari said...

This contest sounds ironic indeed!! But yet again ... There will be only one winner for the car!!! .. their aim is just to get more people to travel by smrt~ and they wud achieve dat.

Bubblemunche said...

I wonder who's the 'genius' who came up with this idea.... Dick doesn't happen to moonlight for SMRT right ;)?

My no-brainer suggestion: The grand winner of this lucky draw thingy will be entitled to a year's worth of free MRT trips, in an EMPTY cabin!! Imagine, a whole cabin to yourself and your friends, free of noisy kids and stinky ah peks... keke.....

littlecartnoodles said...

So typical of Singapore GLC : NGEOW ! Give car as prize but no COE.

If I win the Nissan March, I'd scrap the damn thing and pocket the cash just to spite the organisers.

Jayaxe said...

Luckily they're not crazy enough to let you win a bus or train! hehehe!