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Online gamer wins brand new car from Smart and The SM Store

by Smart Communications | Apr 02, 2019


Call center agent and online gamer Jay Brent Bitan won a brand new Toyota Altis from PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications (Smart) and The SM Store.

Bitan never thought that his weekly loading habit, which he does to sustain his passion for gaming, would also result to him bringing home the grand prize of SM and Smart’s Scratch and Win Promo.

“I play Ragnarok online, so aside from using mobile data, I also use my prepaid load to top up for items during games. One time, I received a link after I bought e-Load at the information booth in SM Cubao. I signed up just to try my luck,” Bitan said.

“And then, one day, I received a messaged that I won the grand prize. At first, I had my doubts, of course, I could not believe it,” he added.

“I am extremely happy,” the gamer said. “Blessings do come when you least expect it.”

SM and Smart executives were present during the awarding ceremony to personally congratulate Bitan for his win.

“We are very pleased with the success of this activity with Smart, and we are glad to have had the chance to somehow change the life of a person through this promo,” said Eugene Saw, Senior Vice President at The SM Store.

“We at Smart are very excited for Jay, because not only does he enjoy the fastest mobile network in the country whenever he plays his favorite online game, but he is now also the proud owner of a brand new car. This is a testament of the fruitful partnership between The SM Store and Smart, which we hope to strengthen in the years to come,” said Precy Katigbak, VP and Head of National Key Accounts at Smart.

Smart partnered with The SM Store during the holiday season last year to reward Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers who shop and load at SM and its affiliates.