On the day his daughter turned one, Santi Biswas, a 32-year-old Indian chef working at China Garden restaurant in Karama, stepped out to find a convenience store to recharge his phone. Four days later, he became the winner of the Nissan Grand Raffle, organized as part of the 20th anniversary edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), which runs until 1 February.
“I entered a convenience store to recharge my phone on 2 January as it was my daughter’s first birthday. A friendly Filipino employee offered me one of the recharge packs that come with the Nissan Grand Raffle coupons. I signed off the ticket with my daughter’s name, Snigdha, and forgot about it completely,” said Santi, who earns AED 2000 a month and is a resident of Dubai for the past 10 years.
On the night of 6 January, when Santi was still at work, his phone rang, and not in his wildest dreams did he imagine that it was about to change his life. “I was still at work when I received the call. I was overjoyed with the news that I had won the Nissan Grand Raffle. My colleagues felt that someone was joking with me but the phone number looked unique and I knew in my heart that the call was genuine,” adds an ecstatic Santi, as he recollected the course of events that has changed his life forever.
Speaking about his family’s reaction when he informed them of the great news, he said, “My family is very happy. It’s great news after all. However, they advised me to not quit working and to continue focusing on my job.”
When asked about his plans for the prize, he said, “I give my daughter all the credit for this winning moment of my life; she is obviously very lucky for me. And because it was her name that I wrote on the raffle, the prize is hers. I am going to exchange the car for money and secure her future with it,” he adds.
The Nissan Grand Raffle is offering shoppers the opportunity to win a Nissan car every day and as a DSF 20th Anniversary Special, a Nissan Patrol every week. Customers are entitled to a raffle coupon for every AED20 spent at the convenience store ZOOM or at Pronto, AED 30 spent for a car wash at ENOC/EPPCO or AED 100 spent for an Oil Change or any AutoPro service. The raffle coupons will be entered into a daily draw for a Nissan car and a weekly draw for a Nissan Patrol, which is being given away as a DSF 20th Anniversary Special. Lucky customers can win one of 10 Nissan models in the daily draw – Micra, Sunny, Sentra,Tiida, Altima, X-Trail, Murano, Z370, Pathfinder and Armada. Buy a ZOOM DSF promo pack to triple your chances of winning a Nissan car a day or a Nissan Patrol weekly in the Nissan Grand Draw plus discount coupons from Pronto, Tasjeel and major retailers.