Editor's note: Smart Communications made 21 of its subscribers millionaires through its recently concluded GigaMania promo. Among the winners are a househelp from Negros Occidental and a college student from Sarangani. Below is their press release.
Against the backdrop of a challenging year, 21 lucky Smart subscribers from different parts of the country turned their lives around by becoming instant millionaires of the recently concluded GigaMania promo.
Smart's big way of giving back to its 72 million subscribers, the GigaMania promo offered P30 million worth of prizes and weekly freebies to customers from December to April 2021.
Subscribers joined the promo by earning and accumulating GigaPoints on the GigaLife App as they topped up their account, registered to GIGA promos, or paid their postpaid bill.
A total of 20 lucky subscribers from different walks of life won P1 million each, while one winner took home the grand prize of P10 million.
“I’m really grateful and thankful. This is unexpected,” said a Davao-based public health worker who was among the weekly winners of Php1 million. "All I did was load up my account regularly on the GigaLife App following my niece's suggestion," she said, noting that she has been a Smart subscriber since high school.
On the other hand, a househelp from Negros Occidental could not contain her happiness after finding out she won Php1 million.
“This could not have come at a better time. I’ll use this to buy the gadgets my children need for school. I’ll also set aside a portion to fix our house and donate to the church,” she said.
“I’m super happy! I thought I won a new gadget, so it was a big surprise to find out I won P1 million,” said another winner, a fresh graduate in Rizal who helps out at his family’s sari-sari store.
Meanwhile, a third-year college student from Sarangani won P1 million from accumulating GigaPoints from GIGA offers for his online classes.
“With this money, I can afford to buy my father a new boat and save some for my siblings’ education. I thank Smart for these answered prayers," he said.
On top of the P1 million given away every week, all the 72 million prepaid subscribers of Smart, Smart Bro, and TNT were given a chance to enjoy instant weekly freebies and treats in the form of SMS, calls, and data just by using the GigaLife App.
“We're always grateful to the continued support of our subscribers, and GigaManila has helped us fulfill our aim to delight and inspire them especially during these trying times, Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
"Our customers can expect more exciting and rewarding experiences as we roll out more useful features and lifestyle perks in our GigaLife App," she added.
Through the app, prepaid subscribers can easily data usage and register to GIGA promos. On the other hand, postpaid subscribers can rely on the app to track their plan usage, pay their monthly bills, and link all their other accounts.
For every promo registration or bill payment through the app, subscribers can also earn and accumulate GigaPoints, which can be used to redeem data treats and avail of offers and promos on the app. — Rappler.com