THE final four lucky winners in the “Pepsi Overdrive” nationwide promo have been awarded with their brand new Mitsubishi Mirage cars at the Cagayan de Oro plant of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc.
Carlos Z. Bongaos of Butuan City, Leopardo B. Delis of Misamis Oriental, Ariel A. Balon of Cagayan de Oro and Mariamel T. Pacana of Cagayan de Oro received their respective car keys from Pepsi executives and a representative from Diamond Motors.
Bongaos was Day 46 winner in the 100-cars, 100-days promotion which ran from September 16 to December 24 last year. He won from a Sting crown, one of the valid products along with Pepsi Regular, Pepsi Max, Pepsi Light, Mirinda, 7-Up, Mug and Mountain Dew.
Delis, a utility driver for a bank, joined the promo while snacking with a Pepsi drink one day. He said he did not expect to win but was overjoyed when he received a call informing him of the happy result from the electronic raffle. He was Day 78 winner.
Balon said he has been a Pepsi drinker since childhood years in Davao del Norte, eagerly searching for a “Free Pepsi” crown that was a common promotional offer in the 1970s. When his wife Precy won in this Overdrive promo he joined also, texting his entries from two cases of Pepsi 8oz drinks that he had bought for a Christmas party on December 17. On Day 93 he won.
Pacana, who runs a catering business, considered herself very lucky by winning from just three entries she submitted on December 21, although she had been texting entries since the first week of that month. She was Day 97 winner.
During the awarding ceremony, Pepsi CDO Plant general manager Joemar Alova extended his congratulations to the winners as Pepsi CDO finance manager Christine Jamorin, Pepsi CDO trade marketing manager Sanny Calam and Pepsi CDO Region 1 sales manager Manolo Mariano Jr. handed over the symbolic keys.
The actual car keys were given to each of the winners by Tina Reyes of Diamond Motors as she showed them the safety features of the high-end Mirage. Earlier she explained the warranty and introduced the service centers where drivers can go for periodic maintenance of the car.
Last January 23 the management of Pepsi Cagayan de Oro Plant awarded Mirage cars to three winners: Precy S. Balon of Cagayan de Oro, Eric S. Somera of Cagayan de Oro, and Jennelyn P. Belardo of General Santos City. Thirteen other Mindanao winners were awarded in Davao City and five in Zamboanga City.
In addition to the 100 Mitsubishi cars, the “Overdrive” promo also gave away 30,000 bottles of two-liter Pepsi Cola and 100,000 free mobile phone load to the participants.