What started out as an uneventful business trip ended up giving Australian engineer Jessica Down the biggest and most exciting surprise of her life. When the 26-year old from Perth received the call from Changi Airport Group informing her that she has won a one-in-seven chance to become a millionaire, she froze for a moment. “I was shocked and stunned that I had won – it was very exciting!” she said. As the monthly winner of the ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ Draw for the month of September, Ms Down is in the running to win S$1 million in cash at the Grand Draw to be conducted in February 2012.
It was a working trip to Singapore that had brought Ms Down to Changi Airport in September. Before flying back home to Perth on 22 Sep 2011, she purchased a bottle of perfume for her sister and some cosmetics for herself from the Perfumes and Cosmetic store at the Terminal 1 Departure Transit Mall. In fact, she could barely even remember filling up the lucky draw entry form, since she has never had much luck with such draws. “I completely forgot that I had entered the draw. I did not expect to win anything, but now that I have, I am starting to feel very lucky!” she said.
Elated about the unexpected piece of good news, Ms Down said, “The feeling is unbelievable. This is the kind of experience that you read about in the papers and think ‘it will never happen to me’, but it can!” In February next year, Ms Down will join two Singaporeans, one Thai, one Filipina and two other finalists at the Grand Draw to vie for the grand prize of a million dollars. As finalists for the Millionaire draw, they will each win S$5,000 in cash plus return airfare to Singapore with a three day/two night stay in a luxurious hotel.
After celebrating the good news with her partner over some bubbly, Ms Down can now hardly wait for the Grand Draw to arrive. She hopes to bring along her loved ones as cheerleaders. “The Grand Draw is very exciting. I don't have a lucky charm, so I think I will have to find one before that! I will hopefully bring my family and partner over to the Grand Draw - they love Singapore just as much as I do!” said Ms Down.
In addition to the monthly winner, five other lucky shoppers were also picked as the weekly winners for September, winning for themselves S$1,000 each. Of the five, there are four Singaporeans and one Indonesian. Winning entries included purchases from delicatessen store Bee Cheng Hiang, Perfumes and Cosmetics, as well as Liquor and Tobacco stores.
November’s ‘Fabulous Fridays’ Deals
November, the final month of the ‘Fabulous Fridays’ promotion, is a month for liquor lovers. Just a few weeks away from Christmas, this is the perfect time to stock up on liquor supplies for the upcoming festive parties this year-end, and enjoy substantial savings! With liquor as the theme, the ‘Fabulous Fridays’ deals for the month of November features liquor products from established brands such as Johnnie Walker, Chivas, Remy Martin, Grey Goose and Absolute Vodka at an incredible discount of 50% - while stocks last. For instance, non-travelling customers at the public area will be able to purchase the Johnnie Walker Blue Label (750ml) at S$135, instead of S$270. More details on the ‘Fabulous Fridays’ offers can be found in Annex A.
To enjoy the fabulous discount, shoppers simply need to make a minimum purchase of S$30 using Visa or S$60 by other means at any retail or F&B outlets at Changi Airport.
For more details on ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ and ‘Fabulous Fridays’, please visit www.changiairport.com/millionaire.
About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. Through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, the Group invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally.
Changi Airport (www.changiairport.com) is the world’s most awarded airport having garnered more than 380 accolades since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are 290 retail stores and 130 F&B outlets across the airport's four terminals. Changi handled more than 42 million passenger movements in 2010, an annual record. Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 210 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.