It is the stuff dreams are made of. For the winner of the Maybankard MasterCard Credit Card, the opportunity to win a brand-new BMW 328i was too good a chance to pass up – and too easy. All it took was for Awtar Singh Gill to text his NRIC number to register for the Maybankard MasterCard Win a BMW 328i contest.

“It was so simple to participate. I just had to SMS my IC number to get the double entry and start spending with my Maybankard MasterCard Credit Card. Next thing you know, Maybank calls me to inform me that I was the winner of this contest,” said Mr Gill who became the proud owner of the new BMW 328i.

The prize presentation was held recently at BMW dealer, Ingress Auto in Mutiara Damansara Petaling Jaya. Also present at the event was B Ravintharan, Maybank’s Executive Vice President for Cards & Wealth, Jim Cheah, Vice President & Sr. Country Manager, Malaysia and Brunei, MasterCard Worldwide and Rabian Ab Rahman, Dealer Principal at Ingress Auto.

Said Ravintharan, “What we wanted was an easy, fun way for our Maybankard Cardmembers to participate, and for us to reward them with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of winning a BMW. We appreciate that our Maybankard Cardmembers have unique lifestyle pursuits so this contest was the perfect way to dovetail with all the different ways in which they choose to utilise their Maybankard Credit Card.”

At the same event, Jim Cheah said that MasterCard’s wide global coverage and comprehensive local acceptance provides cardholders ample opportunities to use their MasterCard cards and enhance their prospects in this thrilling contest. According to Cheah, the wide acceptance of MasterCard as a preferred payments channel in so many parts of the country as well as globally meant that this contest is open to a very wide section of Malaysian society.

“This way, MasterCard has fulfilled one of our greatest service proposition, that is to make payments a seamless experience for all cardholders. And Maybank MasterCard has taken this experience a step further creating a “priceless experience” through this easy to enter contest. Just imagine getting a call one morning from Maybank telling you that you have just won.” Cheah smiles.

From July 1 to October 31, 2012, a minimum spend of RM100 in a single receipt with the Maybankard MasterCard Credit Card guaranteed one automatic entry for registered Cardmembers. Throughout the four-month contest period, a Daily Prize of RM500 worth of gold in a Maybank Gold Investment Account was awarded with a final tally of 123 winners at the end of the contest period. All those who participated were also in the running for the Grand Prize – a sleek new BMW 328i.