The ‘Triple Travel Trivia’ promotion closed at the weekend with a keenly contested game of wits, which ended with an all-male haul of the three slots for all-expense-paid trips to international holiday destinations.
Shoppers Jacob Acquah, a staff of the Mechanical Workshop (Cinema Section) of the Ministry of Information; Kingsley Kusi Asomah, an aluminium technician at Kenab Glazing Limited; and an unemployed youngster, Sylvester Siaw Ansah, shrugged off stiff opposition from fellow shoppers to emerge respective winners of the coveted holiday tickets.
The ‘Triple Travel Trivia’ campaign was launched by Accra’s leading shopping centres – West Hills Mall, Achimota Mall and Accra Mall – on February 5 to infuse some excitement into shopping experiences at the malls and reward shoppers for their loyalty.
The trivia was open to respective patrons of the three malls who shopped to the tune of GH¢300 during the promo period. But to grab a slot for the vacation abroad, qualified shoppers from each of the malls had to slug it out with nine other finalists.
In the final trivia that took place at the weekend, 30 finalists chased tickets for lush holiday destinations in Dubai, Mauritius and Cape Town. The ultimate prize comprised round-trip tickets for the winners as well as their partners, accommodation and destination tours, and spending money of US$2,000 per winner for a stay of five days and four nights at the destination.
Jacob Acquah, a West Hills Mall shopper and winner of the ticket for holidays in Dubai, gave a deep sigh of relief after moderator Trigmatic announced the final score in his favour. He had just survived a hot chase by the only female contestant, Davida Kenny.
“I shop here all the time; two years ago, I narrowly missed winning a car. I was not as lucky as I am today and I had to contend with top-up credits. Today, I am the winner!’’ an emotional Acquah said as he clutched his symbolic ticket and waved at the audience.
He said he would travel to Dubai with his wife, Gloria, but could not determine exactly when they would travel because his wife is still nursing their little baby.
At Achimota Mall, an overjoyed Kingsley Kusi Asomah, 33, said after he was declared winner, that he would travel to Cape Town with his wife, Beatrice, in June. “This is a clear act of God. I have never travelled abroad in my life; my wife goes on leave in June, so we will both fly to Cape Town and enjoy the fun together,” he said.
Accra Mall’s winner, 24-year-old Sylvester Siaw Ansah – single and unemployed, said he is in a fix as to who to take with him on his vacation to Mauritius. “I’m still thinking…I am single. I want to go with my mom, but she’ll be working so I will have to take a decision on who to go to Mauritius with,” he said.
All three winners have up till December 2018 to take their vacation.
In a congratulatory message to the winners, Jonathan Lotter – Asset Manager for AttAfrica Ghana Portfolio – later told the press that he was happy with the level of interest showed in the promotion by respective customers and patrons of the three malls.
Lotter said West Hills Mall, Achimota Mall and Accra Mall highly cherished the custom and loyalty of their respective shoppers, and reminded patrons that the essence of such generous promotions is to underscore the premium these Centres place on customers as valuable stakeholders.
“For your preference of our malls as your shopping destinations and your loyalty, you can be sure that the managements of West Hills Mall, Achimota Retail Centre and Accra Mall will continue to cater for your comfort and convenience at our malls and spice up your shopping experiences with such high value promotions,” he said.