We recently had the chance to meet the winner of our Take up the Challenge and Stand to Win $8,888 promotion. Amazingly, though everyone at DirectAsia.com was excited to see who would take home the prize, the winner, Mr. Siew Kok Mun, didn’t even really believe a contest was going on!
You see Jayden was just shopping around for car insurance on his own. He saw an online ad for DirectAsia.com car insurance, clicked it, and tried out a quote to see if he could get two times the difference from our Best Price Guarantee.
He called in to the call centre to confirm a few details about his policy, and it was actually our customer service representative Melissa who suggested that he might just qualify for our contest if he booked soon.
Luckily for Jayden he decided to buy that day and because he qualified for our Best Price Guarantee he got 7 extra entries for a total of 8 chances to win the big prize.
When we called him to let him know the good news he seemed a bit dubious at first. Asking us, “You sure I don’t have to buy something?”
He told us his wife even had to coax him into taking a half day to come down to collect the check. Walking in to our call centre he still seemed to think it was some elaborate hoax. But once our CEO Simon Birch presented him with the giant check (and the small one the bank will actually accept) he knew he’d really won.
We asked him about his plans for the money (not only did he win the $8,888, he also took home a bit extra thanks to the 2X price difference bonus of the Best Price Guarantee) and he said he was considering a nice trip for his family. We hope he gets to take it soon and has a great experience.
Thank you again Jayden and everyone else who took part in our challenge. We hope to do more promotions soon, so be sure to check back in with us for details.