Digicel winners off to see Joseph Parker fight

By Soli Wilson 11 December 2018, 12:00AM

Two Digicel customers have won the chance to see Samoa’s Lupesoliai Joseph Parker in action this weekend.

Ruta Perelini of Kisa’s store, Talimatau and Niulēvāea Aiden Afamasaga of Leauva’a and Vailu’utai are the winners of Digicel’s Kerisimasi Fiafia grand prize promotion.

They have the opportunity to fly to New Zealand to watch Parker take on Alexander Flores this weekend in Christchurch.

The company has paid for accommodation and will provide pocket money to the promotional prize winners.

Ruta said she is thrilled to be the winner as she always tries to reach her target of $300 top-up a day in the promotion.

“I wanted this to be our second honey moon, but I’ve already paid my fare to be in Australia for the holiday. So I’m giving it to my husband and my son, as he is graduating tomorrow and this will be a great graduation surprise for him,” she said.

Niulēvāea said the prize came as a surprise and he looks forward to taking his wife with him.

“I’m thankful that I got this because of the constant top-ups for data to use on my kids’ research for school but I’m so happy we won this.

“All we had lined up for this holiday were fa’alavelaves and saofa’is and this would be a great break away from the kids and maybe this could be our second honeymoon,” he said jokingly.

Digicel chief executive officer, Farid Mohammed, said this Christmas the company tried to give many people the chance to win. The prices—besides the top prize of flying to New Zealand to see Joseph Parker in action—included Samsung smart phones and internet mi-fi devices. 

“This Christmas we thought we’d try and give as many people a chance to win something, so customers have won credits on a daily basis, Samsung smart phones and internet mi-fi devices on a weekly basis and today we award the winners with the grand prize to travel with a companion to the fight,” he said.

The two winners said the prize came as a surprise and they are excited that they will meet Joseph Parker and stay in the same hotel as the boxer in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

By Soli Wilson 11 December 2018, 12:00AM

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