April 8, 2014

[CNOS3]: Challenge 3 - SPCA Charity Sale

(lol I know my leg is super awkward, but focus on my face and the card I'm holding :D)

#CNOS3 Challenge 3 - SPCA Charity Sale

Last Saturday was our 3rd Challenge for the Cathay Cineleisure's Next Online Sensation. And I must say, it was the MOST EXTREMELY TIRING, YET FULFILLING THING I've EVER DONE!! 

Not only did my whole body ached right after the event (in fact, even during the event I was starting to ache), but my body and mind were drained as well. Talked SOOO MUCH to like SOOO MANY people that I really felt so drained...

BUT!! Everything I did was alll worth it because, this sale was to help out the adopted charity, SPCA!! I loveee my dog so much, I'm more than happy to help out with ALL I CAN for these furry (and non-furry) animals! 

SPCA = Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 

PLEASE!!! DO ALL YOU CAN FOR THESE POOR ANIMALS! GIVE THEM A HOME! GIVE THEM SHELTER! GIVE THEM FOOD! AND MOST OF ALL, GIVE THEM LOVE!!! 


Me, TseLyn and Joan

MY TEAM! We called ourselves #WONDERWOW (cuz we are Team 1 and we are just awesome that's why!)

This event was sponsored by NETS #YONOFLASHPAY, where they generously gave $300SGD to each team where we are to buy items ONLY from Cathay Cineleisure and to sell them BACK to the public, in turn to make a PROFIT which would all be donated to the SPCA! 

Hard to understand?
Here's an easier way of understanding our task of the day...
  1. BUY $300 worth of items from Cathay Cineleisure
  2. Set up a booth and start selling your items to the public from 3pm-6pm
  3. ALL profits made WILL be donated to the SPCA!
  4. HIGHEST amount reached, wins the challenge! 
I would say, me and my team worked our butts off for this! Cause we feel really passionate for this cause and we went around emailing our sponsors for help/offers/vouchers or anything they can sponsor us for a higher chance of earning more! 

And we are SUPER LUCKY because our sponsors felt just as much as we did for these poor animals! And we indeed did get a tonne of stuff from our sponsors! 



1. #ListerineSG - sponsored 120x80ml bottles of Natural Green Tea Listerine Mouthwash

Thank you Francis for liaising with me and agreeing on the sponsorship! It was a SUPER GENEROUS offer and it really helped draw in alot of the crowd! EVERYBODY LOVES LISTERINE!! I know I do! I used to use them EVERYDAY when I had braces, still use them now! Even bring a bottle in my bag to go to work :D Don't want to talk to clients with bad breath now do we? haha! Thank you #ListerineSg.


2. #ClubPetsMag - sponsored 50copies of their LATEST issue along with adorable notepads!
THANK YOU CLUBPETS!! It was such a fitting freebie to give to our customers as we are supporting SPCA and we're giving out a pet magazine! How apt is that?! Somemore, we have the AMAZINGLY DASHING ROMEO TAN ON THE COVER!!! *drools* I like him lehh! Hope one day I can meet him IRL! hahahaha *nono, not hope, is THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME MEET HIM IN REAL LIFE!!!* :D Seee, he even TWEETED about CLUBPETS! So cute! Thank you TseLyn for getting this for us!! 


3. #MTV - sponsored LIMITED edition collectibles (MTV Post-its and pens)
4.#RealYoga - sponsored COMPLIMENTARY 2YOGA SESSIONS!



5.#Printic - sponsored 100x redeemable codes for 3FREE PRINTS!!!


All these were sponsored to us!! So much love for the charity! And all thanks to TseLyn!! She is SUPER RESOURCEFUL!!! *POWER!!*

LOOK AT ALL THOSE FREEBIES!!! Super thankful and grateful! They were all super on board with it and wanted to help out with our charity as well. THANK YOU SO MUCH SPONSORS!! 

So, on to the actual event... pictures pictures pictures


||#OOTD


Having the #YonoFlashpay card is SUPER CONVENIENT. Especially if your hands are full, all you gotta do is whip out your card and flash it and you're done!

To give you an idea of just how convenient this is, I was buying the items ALONE! And I still could manage to PAY AND TAKE PICTURES of me paying.

Talk about being handy and convenient!

(below photos in the collage were taken BY me,  WHILST PAYING!!)
Done! Too easy! 

Move on to the next shop in a FLASH (pun intended LOL!) (we were only given TWO hours to buy all the things! NO TIME NO TIME! MUST FAST FAST PAY!)

Time to pay? NO PROBLEM! 

|| FEMMEX ||
#YonoFlashpay to the RESCUE!! 

DONE! waittt DO NOT FORGET YOUR RECEIPT!! 
It tells you the balance left on your card! 

|| BEADSTREET ||
Even the shopkeepers having fun "paying" for me! 
(lol of course IRL do not simply give your card to anyone lah, I did this for entry purposes only!)


|| BECKY BERRY ||

Joan arrived as fast as she could and helped out with the buying! 
(stupid traffic jam I BLAME YOU!!) 
and she gave paying a go too! Super easy!! 

Once all items were bought, finally we head on down to the booth where TseLyn is already HARD AT WORK setting up the booth! After a few minutes, TADAH!! HERE'S OUR BOOTH! 





These were our "BUNDLE BAGS" where the bag was bought from Muji for $2.90SGD and we stamped the letters on it by ourselves! Giving it a touch of personal flair~~ 


The other team beside us had a group of cosplayers to draw attention!
Super awesome tactic! haha
Behind, Sky and SooWei Gorgeously Photobombing!



Us with our "selling receipts" :D
We were very pleased with our selling tactics!! 

From the moment the sale started, our booth wasn't doing very well unfortunately :( Everybody found our prices too high! But our tactic was to still keep it at that price but have a selling point where we say this "Our prices are high, but we compensate it with as many freebies as we could get for your purchase to thank you for helping out SPCA!" 

Geng or not?! And it actually works!! (plus also we bribed them with free bottles of Listerine! haha)

Towards the last few minutes of sale, it was frantic, we were running to the cashiers to get the cash in!! 

So once the clock struck 6, the sale ended and the tallying of the amount collected from each team was calculated. This took about 15-20mins and what do we do while waiting??

*but wait...Let me take a #selfie* HAHAHAHA







Us with the gorgeous host SooWei!


Finally it was time......

The 3rd PLACE winner collected $322SGD.
The 2nd PLACE winner collected $353SGD.
The 1st PLACE winner collected $383SGD.

Who won FIRST PLACE you ask??
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WE WON!!! TEAM #WONDERWOW WON!!! I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW HAPPY AND THANKFUL I WAS!! I AM STILL HAPPY AND THANKFUL EVEN NOW WHILST I'M TYPING THIS!!! 

See our delighted faces!!!
Unfortunately I do not yet have a clear picture of our #winningshot! I shall
upload one when the Official Pictures are up on the Cathay Cineleisure FB Page :) 

But, nevertheless, THANK YOU FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT HELPED AND SUPPORTED US BY BUYING FROM US!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! WE FEEL SUPER HAPPY AND SUPER PROUD WE DID OUR BEST FOR THE ANIMALS!!!! THANK YOU!!! 

Our POST-WINNING #SELFIE
Thank you my awesome teammates!! We were an AWESOME TEAM and boy did we WOW everyone with our sales!! LOVE YOU GIRLS!!!

Once again, I'd like to thank soooo many people. All our hardwork paid off! To all the store owners/managers that agreed to give us even more discounts towards the purchases so we could sell with a higher profit, thank you! To the customers that bought from us, thank you! To friends that came down and bought from us, be it physically or through Whatsapp (Joan, Queen of Whatsapp selling lol!), thank you! And finally, to my momsy, thank you so much for everything!! I LOVE YOU! 

To our sponsors, thank you. 

To Cathay Cineleisure, thank you for having me!
:')