SINGAPORE - It's samba time as the World Cup approaches.
To celebrate the kick-off of football's biggest and grandest tournament, The New Paper has a special treat.
Two lucky readers will get to fly to Brazil for a chance to catch the action in a sponsored trip worth $26,000 each.
The prize will be given as part of our popular TNP Bonus Challenge, which will return next week and will run for six weeks from March 24 to May 4.
The Brazil trip is a special draw which will happen at the end of the weekly Bonus Challenge.
The World Cup is from June 12 to July 13.
In the meantime, readers will get a chance to win daily cash of $1,000.
This will snowball to the next day if it is unclaimed, so readers can win up to $36,000 in cash.
Other than cash, readers will also get a chance to win fantastic prizes like the new iPad mini, a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 or a Samsung Galaxy S4.
To take part, all you have to do is collect a Bonus Card in every Monday's copy of TNP and match the numbers on the card with those published in TNP from Tuesday to Sunday that week.
Once you match a vertical row of numbers, all you have to do is to correctly answer a question at the bottom of the row to win the prize in the row.
Readers can also win prizes such as an Xbox 360 and a Panasonic XS1 camera.
To take part in the World Cup draw, you just need to enter the serial number at the bottom of the same Bonus card at the website at www.tnp.sg/worldcupdraw.
The last day to enter the draw will be May 1.
Readers can submit serial numbers of multiple cards to increase their chance of winning.
Mr Jeffrey Low, a spokesman for Komoco Motors, who is sponsoring the Brazil trip, said: "Who doesn't want to be there at the World Cup? It's the holy grail of football. It's returning to the land of The Beautiful Game after 64 long years, and here's a free invitation to embrace the samba."
Last year's top cash prize winner, Mr Lim Boon Keng, walked away with $8,000.
Mr Lim, 28, said: "I had been buying The New Paper for three years. I didn't expect to win but I was very happy when I did."
He said that he used the money he won to buy a ring for his thengirlfriend and that they are now happily engaged.
"I'm very glad the contest is back because it gives readers like me a chance to win."
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