Barberton local wins a car in Mopani Pharmacy competition

An’tjie Bornman will from now on be travelling in her brand-new Polo Vivo that she won in our Win a Car competition.

Mopani Pharmacy customers diligently entered the Win a Car competition since 25 March to 17 May 2021.

To enter, customers had to spend R350 or more. Shoppers that entered in-store had to swipe their Mopani Cards, and online shoppers were automatically entered.

The finalists were drawn and notified during the last week of May. The draw of the finalists was overseen by an independent auditor, and done by way of rand-between formula method. Unfortunately, three of the 20 finalists could not be reached, and only 17 finalists made it to the big day on Thursday, 3 June, at Alan Hudson Motors in Riverside.

During the first round, the finalists each received a gift-bag containing a USB memory stick that was either red or blue. Those with blue USB’s proceeded to the next round.

The top ten then each drew a silver box containing a key-ring, that will be either red or blue. The five with the blue keyrings proceeded to the final round. In the final round, the top five each drew a key from a basket. If their key starts the car, they are the winner.  

After two finalists each had a try, Bornman sunk into the car seat and with a flick of her wrist, started it. Spectators cheered as Bornman revved the car several times before testing the hooter. As she stepped out of her vehicle, she said that she had a feeling she was going to win from the moment Mopani SMSed that she was a finalist.

 “I called Mopani after I received the SMS and told them that they should just give me the keys now, because I knew I was going to win. I told my husband to clear the garage because I was going to need space for my new car. I’ve never won anything in my life, not even an argument!” she said, laughing.

Mopani Pharmacy’s CEO thanked each customer who had entered the competition, “Your support means a great deal to us. We are extremely excited to be able to give something back to our community, and would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to our winner, An’tjie Bornman.”

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