McDonald’s raffle celebrates 25 years in NMI


McDonald’s Saipan gave away thousands of dollars worth of prizes during its 25th anniversary last Saturday.

Since the beginning of March, with every purchase of an Extra Value Meal, customers were eligible to enter in a raffle draw. Last Saturday, in commemoration of 25 years on Saipan, McDonald’s gave away over $1,000 worth of prizes to 25 lucky loyal customers.

The grand raffle draw was held at the McDonald’s branch on Middle Road and raffle participants had to be present to win.

It has been 25 years since Jose Ayuyu, McDonald’s Saipan and Guam franchise owner, opened the first McDonald’s on Saipan on March 18, 1993.

This year’s raffle draw took about three hours because many raffle participants were not present.

The minor raffle prizes consisted of gift certificates that ranged from $25 to $100 from Joeten Superstore, DFS Galleria, and McDonald’s.

The gift certificate winners were Rommel DelaFlor, Marilou Canilao, Jeanette Sarabia, Wu Yang Ming, Robert Hunter, Jerry Santomin, Merissa Arriola, Luz Buccat, Soledad Cruz, Grace Lapidarin, Evelyn Gutierrez, Steven Connor, and Carmen Pangelinan. Many won multiple gift certificates as a result of their loyalty to McDonald’s.

The major raffle prizes were toaster ovens, rice cookers, roundtrip tickets to Guam and Manila, a 55-inch flat screen TV, and a Samsung S8 equipped with a six-month plan.

The top winners were Marilou Canilao, Jeanette Sarabia, Daniel Martinez, Juanita Bandales, Louise Ligaya, and Marissa Ignacio.

McDonald’s Middle Road general manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. said he wanted to thank all the loyal customers who have supported and continue to support McDonald’s.

“We did what we wanted and that was to give back to our No. 1 supporters, which is our customers and also our employees,” he said.

Ayuyu said the upcoming years for McDonald’s will be dedicated to further improvement to ensure the best quality service for their customers.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
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