Cop wins with Digicel, drives away with new car

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene ,

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TAKE YOUR KEYS: Simon Fruean of Hyundai Samoa, winner Naseri Kupa, C.E.O. Digicel Farid Mohammed and Sailo Tulifau Mulitalo.

TAKE YOUR KEYS: Simon Fruean of Hyundai Samoa, winner Naseri Kupa, C.E.O. Digicel Farid Mohammed and Sailo Tulifau Mulitalo. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

A Police Officer, Naseri Kupa, of Saipipi and Tulaele, has kicked off 2018 in style by driving away with a brand new Hyundai Tucson yesterday. 

Valued at $82,000, he was the winner of Digicel and Hyundai Samoa’s Top Up and Win promotion.

Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Samoa, Farid Mohammed, presented Mr. Kupa with the keys to his Tucson during a hand over ceremony in front of the Frankie’s Mall at Fugalei.

“The top up and win promotion was a partnership of Hyundai Samoa and Digicel to bring to the customers of Digicel one of the best SUV’s in town,” said Mr. Mohammed.

“It was a recharge and win promotion so if you topped up $6 or more, you automatically go into the draw to win this car."

“Together with that, there were other daily weekly prizes to be won with free credits and headsets were given away as well.

“But the lucky winner wins this brand new wonderful Tucson.”

With more than 300,000 individual entries, Mr. Kupa won after sending 39 entries.

Mr. Mohammed said Digicel truly believes in giving back to their customers.

“Like we always say we truly believe in giving back to our customers and there isn’t a better way to start the New Year than getting a brand new vehicle,” he said.

“I understand that Naseri is going to share this with his family so it’s about bringing the families together sharing the moment, enjoying what matters the most to the people and which we truly believe is family and the community that we are here in Samoa.

LUCKY WINNER: Naseri Kupa test driving his new 2017 Tuscon from Digicel and Hyundai Samoa. Photo / Misiona Simo
LUCKY WINNER: Naseri Kupa test driving his new 2017 Tuscon from Digicel and Hyundai Samoa. Photo / Misiona Simo

“I want to thank all the customers who have participated in this promotion you all are winners and there’s a lot more for all our customers in the New Year including our Digicel Fashion we will continue to bring to you new offers, promotions and products as we go into 2018.”

Mr. Kupa said the car would be his present to his father who is in Savai’i.

“When Digicel called, I was at our office camp and on that night we were getting ready for our evening prayer to wrap up our camp at Tafa’igata,” he said.

“Then my phone rang and I answered it and it was a voice of a girl.

“I was wondering who this girl was because this definitely did not sound like my girlfriend’s voice.

“And then she said I had won a brand new car. I couldn’t believe it, I whispered to God whether this new was true or not.

“But then I found out that it is true so I am very grateful for this 2018 gift.

“I just want to thank Digicel and Hyundai for helping out our people.

“I also acknowledge the love of God for all His blessings upon me.

“But right now I will take my whole out for a drive in this car and then I will give it to my father in Savaii.

“This is my appreciation gift for him for all the support and the love he has shown me.”

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