The life of a grade school teacher from Cebu City is about to change as she takes home P1 million courtesy of PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications.
The teacher, who has been a Smart load seller for 10 years, won the grand prize during the Smart Ka-Partner retailers’ convention at IEC Convention Center (IC3) in Cebu City.
This year’s theme is Bilis Asenso sa LTE, as more and more load retailers are seeing increases in their earnings because of Smart’s fast LTE network.
More than 1,500 Smart load retailers from all over Visayas attended the gathering, which featured entertainment, games, and raffle prizes. Apart from P1 million, other prizes were also raffled off to the lucky attendees, such as cash, mobile phones and other gadgets, a brand-new motorcycle, and other exciting prizes.
The participants were able to join the raffle by redeeming points and converting these to raffle entries.
Smart Ka-Partners or load retailers are usually found at our neighborhood sari-sari (small variety) or grocery store. Sometimes, they can also be our friend or relative from whom we can buy load, wherever they may be. For the winner from Cebu, selling load has become a means to augment her income as a teacher.
The annual retailers’ convention is Smart’s way of giving back to its trade Ka-Partners, who have made substantial contributions to the company. Sales generated by load retailers account for a significant share of Smart’s prepaid revenues.
The convention is part of Smart’s Ka-Partner rewards program, which gives incentives to the company’s load sellers to help them grow their businesses and enhance their livelihood, while enabling communities to stay connected.
This year, Smart will hold five retailer conventions in various locations across the country. Each assembly will have its own set of raffle winners, including one recipient each of the P1 million grand prize.