Calling all discount hunters – The Straits Times-GSS Fantasy Shopping problem is again and it’s looking out for savvy customers.
In its second 12 months, the competitors, organised by The Straits Times in partnership with Australian furnishings and electronics large Harvey Norman, will pitch contestants towards each other in a buying competitors.
Last 12 months’s competitors noticed winners stroll away with as much as $2,000 value of prizes. This 12 months, the stakes are even increased, with as much as $5,000 value of prizes up for grabs.
Held forward of the Great Singapore Sale (GSS), the competitors will happen at Harvey Norman Northpoint City Superstore on May 18.
Working in pairs, contestants want to maneuver across the retailer collectively and decide objects found on the show cabinets value as much as a complete retail value of $5,000, based mostly on the discounted costs of the objects. They have 30 minutes to take action.
Each group can take solely certainly one of every merchandise and should select merchandise from the outlet’s 4 totally different departments – Electronics, IT, Bedding and Furniture.
For cumbersome objects comparable to beds, ovens, tv units, mattresses, washing machines and vacuum cleaners, contestants should take a photograph of the value tag in addition to snap a selfie with each group members and the merchandise. These two images have to be offered to the officers on the designated cashier counter when the competition ends.
The group that chalks up the best proportion of reductions wins and can stroll away with your entire haul. The different two groups can be given $200 value of buying vouchers every.
Time is of the essence. A deduction of two proportion factors from the entire low cost proportion can be imposed for each minute of delay in reporting again after the 30 minutes are over.
If contestants exceed their allotted $5,000 funds, two proportion factors can be deducted from the ultimate rating per $50 exceeded.
The GSS, to be held between June eight and Aug 12 this 12 months, is in its 25th run.
Mr Martin Cheong, 29, is eager to hitch the competitors together with his spouse.
“As we are new home owners, it would be great for us to get a chance to win all the furniture and appliances we need to deck out our new flat,” he says.
“We’ve already been doing a lot of hunting for discounts, so hopefully, that will put us ahead of the pack in spotting the best deals during the competition.”
Go to str.sg/fantasyshopping for extra particulars and to register as a participant.