Joseph Raymond Dela Cruz Cabrera had a late holiday gift from Santa in the form of a brand new 2016 Kia Soul after winning in the redrawing of the grand prize of the P&G Great Car Giveaway promo.
The grand prize was redrawn after the first winner, Xu Hua Ting, was found ineligible since his wife is an employee of the store where the winning raffle ticket was drawn.
The re-raffle was held at the D&Q office in Lower Base last week with Cabrera’s ticket picked to win the 2016 subcompact crossover SUV.
Cabrera got his car last Friday from D&Q officials led by resident manager Max Kretzers, sales and marketing coordinator Jaki Fujihara, and assistant sales manager and P&G product manager Abby Inabo-Pangelinan and Joeten Motors general manager Matt Deets.
The 55-year-old San Vicente resident said he was surprised when he received a call from D&Q officials that he was the winner of the car.
“I thought that somebody had already won the car because the promo ended in December. I have no idea and was wondering who won because it is already January. That’s why I was surprised when they called and told me that I was the winner,” said Cabrera.
He chose a two-tone red-white Kia Soul that will replace his second generation Nissan Pathfinder.
A total of $35,000 worth of prizes were given away during the duration of the promo where every purchase of $20 worth of P&G products entitled one to a raffle entry.
Roderick Capili, Merlinda Naputi and Georgia Salas each won an iPad mini; Relito L. Delos Reyes ($1,000), Lina Rose A. Lifoifoi ($750) and Sonia V. Laserna ($500) each received Joeten gift certificates.
Serlin Marlik and Margie Camu both won a brand new generator. Angelo Lastimado had a brand new washer while Frances V. Muna went home with a brand new 42’ LG flat screen television.
This article was originally authored by Jon Perez of the Saipan Tribune and published on January 11th, 2016. All rights, recognition and acknowledgment belong to the author and the Saipan Tribune.