Retired chemist hopes to have winning formula

IPOH - S. Jegathesan has set his sights on the Xbox 360 Slim 4GB Console with Kinect in Series 2 of The Star Bid & Win promotion after missing out on the iPhone 5 for his daughter in the first round.

Jegathesan, a 67-year-old retired chemist, said he hoped to be the highest bidder for the gaming console for her daughter Jothii Letchumii, 14.

He did not bid for the iPhone 5 in the last series because he did not obtain enough Star Points.

"I am bidding all my Star Points on the item. I hope to win this dream prize and make my daughter happy," he said at The Star Bid & Win promotion roadshow in Giant Hypermarket, Bercham, here on Friday.

Jegathesan, who has been subscribing to the The Star for 18 years, said he had signed up for a one-year subscription at the roadshow and would use the extra Star Points received from the subscription to bid for the prize.

Bryant Tan, who also signed up for the newspaper subscription at the event, said he would be taking part in the Bid & Win promotion this year.

"With all the Star Points I have collected and the additional points from the subscription, I hope to bring home a MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.6GHz Retina Display," he said.

Tan, a 25-year-old fresh graduate from Ipoh Garden, said his family has been reading The Star for about 20 years.

In Petaling Jaya, hundreds of fans of the English football club Chelsea queued patiently at the Bid & Win roadshow booth in Tropicana City Mall for their chance to redeem tickets to its pre-season Asia Tour match in Shah Alam on July 21.

Many of the fans received their tickets directly from the football club mascot - Stamford the Lion.

The Star Bid & Win Series 2 ends today after having run for two weeks. Series 3 of the promotion starts tomorrow.

The promotion, which has a grand prize of two Peugeot 408 Turbo cars, is being held in conjunction with the 56th Merdeka celebrations.

The promotion partners are Alliance Bank and Nasim Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the Naza Group of Companies.