Glo subscribers receive big cash prizes from text and win promo
Mr. Sam Poku (5th from left) a double winner, joins other winners to show off their cheques at a presentation ceremony in Accra.
Glo Mobile Ghana on Wednesday presented cash prizes to the first batch of winners in its Text and Win Big Promo – a game of skills designed to introduce more fun in the Glo network experience and reward subscribers for their proficiency general knowledge.
Seventeen Glo customers, including four students, a senior citizen and a resident of Sunyani proudly showed off their cheques for different categories of prizes ranging from GHC2,000 to GHC3,000. Three of the customers, including a young businessman and a former Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, were multiple winners – taking home two different cash prizes for scoring the highest points on a daily or weekly basis.
Glo Mobile Ghana, a subsidiary of Globacom, the African communications giant, last January launched the 90-day long Text & Win Big promotion, as an interactive game of skills and a test of general knowledge for its prepaid and postpaid customers, putting up a grand prize of one brand new Toyota Avensis Saloon car and a wide range of cash prizes for daily and weekly winners.
The Promo has no formal draw, but its winners are selected based on a simple count of the highest amount of points accumulated by the subscriber in a day, in a week or within the entire promotion period respectively; the winners are subsequently called and notified of their prizes on their Glo lines and their names published on the campaign website.
Congratulating the winners for their efforts, Mr. Derek Obuobi, Head of Administration at Glo Mobile Ghana reminded the subscribers of the network’s policy of putting its customers first in every aspect of its operations.
“That policy [Putting customers first] is sacred to us and in our pursuit of it, we intend to ensure the regular introduction of some excitement into the Glo network experience; indeed, your presence here today to pick up your cheques confirms not only our commitment to meet and exceed the expectations of our cherished subscribers, but also our commitment to the values of transparency and fairness in every offer we make to our customers,” Mr. Obuobi said.
“For me, the text and win promo is an exciting pastime – more of an intellectual challenge, but it becomes even more exciting when we receive phone calls to pick up these fat cheques just for testing our brains on our phones. We thank Glo for their thoughtfulness and encourage everybody to try out the fun. Your pockets will grow with Glo just like us,” said Mr. Sam Poku, one time Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, and a multiple winner of the promo, as he spoke on behalf of the other winners.
To participate in the Glo text and win big promotion, subscribers have to text ‘YES’ to short code 2015 and get registered free of charge. They will then receive a welcome message, followed by a question with two possible answers from which the subscriber must make a correct choice and send via SMS to short code 2014. A reply then follows indicating whether the answer provided is correct or wrong and a new question is posed to the subscriber. The more subscribers play and keep answering questions the higher their chances of accumulating points and winning prizes.
Mr. Femi Ogunlusi, Head of sales Activations at Glo urged the general public to join in the fun of the promo as it affords participants the thrills of exercising the brain and rewards the customer with a good chance of winning various sums of money which could help meet certain financial obligations. He said as the company prepares to welcome the second batch of winners, persons who are not yet on the Glo network could still win some ‘free cash’ by simply purchasing a SIM and texting “YES” to 2015.