The six lucky Coca-Cola winners who will have the opportunity to travel to France for the most hotly anticipated UEFA Euro 2016 tournament, including the quarter-finals, were recently announced at The General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd in Marsa.
General Manager Brian Galea presented the winners with two tickets and spending money each. The initiative was part of a Europe-wide campaign by Coca-Cola, sponsors of the UEFA Euro 2016. In Malta, the opportunity was driven by The General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd, local bottlers of the world’s most popular soft drink, through GSD Marketing Ltd, distributors of The Coca-Cola Company drinks.
The winners are Clayton Bezzina, Alison Vassallo, Luigi Sammut, Patrizia Baldacchino, Myron Saliba and Josue Abraham Cini.
(From left): GSD Marketing Ltd General Manager Brian Galea with four of the winners and some of their guests who will join them to the EUFA Euro 2016 matches.
“Coca-Cola has a long history of supporting some of the world’s biggest football tournaments and this summer’s UEFA Euro 2016 in France is no exception,” said Mr Galea. “We know that the simple act of drinking any Coca-Cola makes any context more special, and this is true whether our Coca-Cola consumers live the moment in the stadium or at home.”
Sales & Marketing Manager Martin Agius said: “Since Coca-Cola came into being, it has remained popular for one common factor – that of providing an unforgettable experience to taste the feeling of a moment in time. With this opportunity, Coca-Cola consumers will have the opportunity to be part of the game and live the Euro Cup fever first hand.”
The winners were all excited to receive the tickets claiming this was a lifetime gift they never thought would actually happen to them and which they will never forget thanks to their taste for Coca-Cola.
The youngest winer was Myron Saliba, 13, of Tarxien, a Germany fan who will be travelling to France to watch a quarter-final game with his father Joseph. Myron said this was the most significant payback he could get from Coca-Cola, being a collector of all Coca-Cola merchandising and collectable items.
Joshua Cini, 16, of Kalkara and a Spain supporter, also won tickets for a quarter final game which he will be watching with his friend Sheldon Micallef, 25, an England supporter of Floriana.
Another winner, Luigi Sammut, 17 of Iklin, was lucky enough to travel with his father Norman, both being avid supporters of the Italian team, to watch what they termed as “the best game in the category” – Italy-Belgium.
Equally excited as an England supporter was Clayton Bezzina, 28, of Mosta, who together with his sister Alexia will be watching the English team sweating it out against Russia.
The other two winners could not be present for the presentation.
The draw of the tournament tickets was phase one of the Coca-Cola promotion in the run-up for the Euro matches. However, until the tournament comes to an end on July 11, consumers can still continue to collect points to redeem over 6,000 Coca-Cola merchandise items, which include footballs, sport bags, caps and fan scarfs.
The promotion is currently running across packs of Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero and Diet Coke. Participants collect points by purchasing Coca-Cola® branded PET products containing a code located on the bottle under the label. Individuals then enter the code on http://points.mycoke.com.mt to have their account credited with the points.
For more information and updates on how to redeem merchandised gifts, visit http://mycoke.com.mt or the My Coke Malta Facebook page.