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Following a successful campaign which was postponed by at least two weeks, due to popular demand, Pick n Pay (PnP) Namibia – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – recently handed over a N$50 000, 00 cheque to the overall winner of its ‘KICK-OFF’ campaign.

“While PnP Namibia is no exception in the daily fight to keep head-above-water during the current harsh economic times, we remain committed to providing our customers with great experiences and enduring impact. The ‘KICK-OFF’ campaign was also part of our contribution to uplifting the lives of our customers and communities in which we operate – a sentiment PnP Namibia is very passionate about, and directly speaks to the group purpose of ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’. We understand our customers and what they need. Therefore we continue to bring exciting competitions and promotions that stretches the dollar. We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every PnP customer for their continued support, you are our star players,” – PnP Namibia Marketing Manager, Victoria Möller.

During the ‘KICK-OFF’ campaign, PnP Namibia provided for massive savings to its customers, and also gave away exciting prizes to at least 168 of its customers – including from various appliances such pressure cookers, manual mirror microwave ovens, fridges, front loader washing machines, boom box sound systems, smart phones and mist fan. The grand prize of N$50 000, 00 was scooped by Ondangwa resident, Haliana Thomas who says she is a loyal PnP customer. Thomas: “I am so excited and blessed to walk away as the overall winner of this campaign. This just happened at the right time, and will make such a significant different in my and my family’s lives.”

Even more special about the PnP Namibia ‘KICK-OFF’ campaign, was its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contribution, through which selected primary schools across the country enjoyed support in sports development. According to PnP Namibia Public Relations Coordinator, Rhodda Lambert, each PnP store manager selected a school soccer team in their communities to which they sponsored a full soccer kit, soccer balls and a goal post. Twenty one (21) schools across the regions received this great gesture. Lambert: “The Kick-Off competition is but one of the ways we live our purpose ‘creating a future, enhancing life’. Having the capacity to invest in youth development is such a privilege, and seeing the gratitude on the learners’ faces is heartening. We honor the teachers for their efforts in building our future leaders. These learners are the upcoming stars that will take Namibian soccer to international standards.”

To enter the competition customers had to spend N$200 or more at any PnP store countrwide, write their name, surname and cellphone number on the back of the till slip, then place it in the entry box in store. Weekly winners were selected via a draw at store level, and the grand prize winner was also selected via a draw that was audited by Deloitte.

Möller: “Competitions like these create a different level of excitement, giving customers an extraordinary shopping experience. With great prices and prizes, as well as community projects, PnP assures commitment to always be there for you.