When retiree Tay Say Lian bought a $145 shelving unit from Howards Storage World, he never expected that it would land him a car.
Yesterday, the 74-year-old walked away with a Subaru XV 1.6i-S by participating in the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Shop & Win - a 10-week-long promotion held in conjunction with the Great Singapore Sale.
"I'm very happy (with winning the car)... I plan to share it with my three children," said Mr Tay, who won the top prize of the first draw at the Grand Draw Life Challenge held at Suntec City Mall.
SPH Shop & Win began on June 3 and runs until Aug 14.
Shoppers who spend a minimum of $30 in a single receipt with participating partners are eligible for eight weekly draws and a bonus draw for non-winning entries on Aug 15.
SHARING THE JOY
I'm very happy (with winning the car)... I plan to share it with my three children.
RETIREE TAY SAY LIAN
This year, a record $320,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs.
The winner of another car - a Nissan Sylphy 1.8L - from the second draw yesterday was Mr Goh Yew Boon, 53.
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular qualified for the competition by spending $347.80 on T-shirts from Superdry for himself and his son. "I guess it was luck because I bought the T-shirts on my birthday," he said.