Gulder lager premium beer, manufactured by Nigerian Breweries Plc., has made good its promise of giving out 15 brand new Hyundai Elantra cars to lucky consumers in the 2015 edition of the Gulder national consumer promotion. The 15th brand new Hyundai Elantra car was won by Ayobami Ogundeji, a 35 year old hair dresser from Osun State. Incidentally, it marked the first time a female would win a car in the Gulder Ultimate Promo as the 14 previous brand new Hyundai Elantra cars had been driven away by men.
Mrs. Ogundeji emerged the star prize winner at the last electronic raffle draw of this year’s edition of Gulder national consumer promotion which was held at the Sweet Garden Bar in Onitsha, Anambra.
The highly elated wife and mother stated that she was shocked when she received the phone call informing her of her good fortune. She said: “When I received the call that I was the winner of the brand new Hyundai Elantra car, I did not believe at first. It was after I was informed that I won the car courtesy of the Gulder Ultimate Promo that it dawned on me that it was genuine. It has been celebration galore in my house with my husband and my children ever since I received the good news.”
Mrs. Ogundeji, who also sells beer, said she learnt about the consumer promotion from her customers who helped in sending the alphanumeric numbers under the crown corks to the stipulated Gulder short code. She said: “My customers told me that Gulder was giving loyal consumers of the brand the opportunity of winning fabulous prizes, including a brand new car. They were the ones who helped me to send the crown cork codes to the stipulated Gulder short code. I sent more than 13 crown cork entries with my phone. Even though I didn’t expect to win anything and despite the fact that N10 was being deducted per SMS, I did not mind. I kept on drinking Gulder and I continually asked them to keep sending the codes.”
Mrs. Ogundeji stated that the car would greatly turn her life around. She noted: “My husband is a driver. He owns a bus and a car. These vehicles are for commercial use. I will park this car in front of my shop so that anyone passing by will see the joy that Gulder has brought to my life. The car is for me.”
Other winners who emerged at the raffle draw were Thlama Buba and Ejike Okelom who won N200,000 and N100,000 cash prizes respectively; while Ugwoche Uroko won a television set. Aloysious Aiyebelehin and Vandi Musa both won N50,000 shopping vouchers while Ifeanyi Okonkwo and Gency Bature both won home theatres.
David Louis and Tochukwu Aruah both won refrigerators. Christian Obinna and Christiantus Eyo won 2.5 KVA generators.
The previous day, Esedi Joe David, a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, won the Onitsha edition of the Gulder Ultimate Chase. The Micro Biology graduate edged out close to 1,200 contestants who turned up at the Achebe Stadium, to compete for the brand new Hyundai Elantra car.
The 23 year old who had earlier competed unsuccessfully at the Ultimate Chase in Owerri and Calabar stated that he competed in the Onitsha leg with the confidence that he would win.
Speaking on his experience, Esedi said: “I was at Owerri but I was unsuccessful. I also tried my luck in Calabar without winning. I arrived at the stadium yesterday and I slept on the field because there was nowhere for me to sleep. I was stressed, but I endured till the morning and I was also famished. When the race started, I almost fainted, but I ran all through. But thank God I am the winner of the brand new Hyundai Elantra car.”
Even though Esedi was at the venue of the Port Harcourt leg of the Ultimate Chase, he could not participate because he did not have the six crown corks that would have granted him entry.
Esedi stated that he would have been stranded in Onitsha had he not won the car as he had no dime on him, having expended the N1,500 which he loaned from relatives on transportation from Port Harcourt to Onitsha.
Thanking the Gulder brand for organizing the Gulder Ultimate Chase he stated: “Gulder has become a pacesetter for programmes such as this. As per this promo, it is a million times beneficial to Nigerians. With this promo, Gulder is celebrating over 15 persons who have won brand new Hyundai Elantra cars. Anywhere this car goes it will give more prominence to the Gulder brand. This is not just a car. This is a new lease of life given to me.”
Asides Esedi, 200 other participants at the Ultimate Chase won gift items such as TV sets, smart phones, refrigerators, generators, rechargeable fans and so on.