(BARRIGADA HEIGHTS, Guam) — Just in time for Thanksgiving Day, five lucky winners each brought home $300 in cash from Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. (Coca-Cola) following the “Magic of Christmas $12,000 Giveaway” raffle promo prize presentation on Nov. 22, 2023.
The winners are Grace C. Kachuo of Yigo; Mark E. Segal, Yigo; Rodrigo L. Mallanao, Tamuning; Marvin T. Yang, Asan; and Lawrence Guiao, Yigo. Their entries were pulled at random during the Thanksgiving raffle drawing held at Pay-Less Supermarkets at the Micronesia Mall in Dededo on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Jose Fernandez, sales manager, and Arnel Toves, senior business consultant, both of Coca-Cola, presented the checks to the winners at the Coca-Cola corporate headquarters and distribution facility in Barrigada Heights.
Every year, the leading non-alcoholic beverage brand conducts a holiday promo with thousands of dollars in cash prizes at stake, sparking joy and excitement in the season of giving. Coca-Cola has raffled off $60,000 in cash and other prizes over the course of five yearly holiday promos.
At the final drawing for the “Magic of Christmas” raffle promo on Jan. 6, 2024, Coca-Cola will be giving away these cash prizes:
—$5,000.00, grand prize
—$3,000.00, first prize
—$2,500.00, second prize
To join, purchase any Coca-Cola family products in 8-packs, 12-packs or 24-packs. Raffle entries will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2023 at 30 drop box locations all over Guam.
WINNERS ALL. Coca-Cola’s “Magic of Christmas” holiday promo Thanksgiving drawing winners (from second left) Mark E. Segal, Marvin T. Yang, Grace C. Kachuo, Lawrence D. Guiao, and Rodrigo L. Mallanao (not in picture) each received $300 in cash, presented by Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. Sales Manager Jose Fernandez (left) and Senior Business Consultant Arnel Toves (right) on behalf of the company.
Grace C. Kachuo of Yigo wins $300 from Coca-Cola’s “Magic of Christmas” raffle promo. Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. Sales Manager Jose Fernandez (left) and Senior Business Consultant Arnel Toves present the prize on behalf of the company.
Mark E. Segal of Yigo accepts his prize of $300 for winning Coca-Cola’s “Magic of Christmas” raffle promo. Presenting the prize on behalf of Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. are the company’s sales manager, Jose Fernandez (left) and Arnel Toves, senior business consultant.
Rodrigo L. Mallanao of Tamuning receives his prize of $300 from Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. for winning Coca-Cola’s “Magic of Christmas” raffle promo. Presenting the prize are the company’s sales manager, Jose Fernandez (left), and business consultant, Arnel Toves.
Marvin T. Yang of Asan wins $300 from Coca-Cola’s “Magic of Christmas” raffle promo. Presenting the prizes on behalf of Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. are Sales Manager Jose Fernandez (left) and Senior Business Consultant Arnel Toves.
Lawrence D. Guiao accepts his prize of $300 for winning Coca-Cola’s “Magic of Christmas” raffle promo. Jose Fernandez (left), sales manager and Arnel Toves, senior business consultant present the prize on behalf of Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc.
Group commits to gold sponsorship of the 20th Annual Red Ball
Marcos W. Fong (third from left), executive vice president of the group of companies comprising Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc., Foremost Foods, Inc., Subway Restaurants, Chili’s, and Glimpses of Guam, the holding company of Glimpses Media and Glimpses Advertising, leads the presentation of a $6,000 gold sponsorship of the 20th Annual Red Ball, a signature fundraiser of the American Red Cross, held at Hyatt Regency Guam March 24. Fong, who is also the chairman of American Red Cross-Guam Chapter, is the 2022 American Red Cross Volunteer of the Year for Guam. Chita Blaise (third from right), CEO, American Red Cross-Guam Chapter accepted the donation on behalf of the organization. They are joined by the group’s management team members including (from left) Gary D. Schiff, director of brand management, Subway Restaurants; Sharleen A. Marchesseault, director of marketing strategy, Glimpses Advertising; Patrick Perez, general manager, Chili’s; and Janice Castro, distribution and facilities manager, Coca-Cola and Foremost.
(BARRIGADA HEIGHTS, Guam—) Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. has announced the 13 lucky winners of the 2021 holiday promo dubbed, “Chill with Coke.”
Coca-Cola Sales Manager Jose Fernandez and Coca-Cola Business Consultant Robby Yamasta presented the winners with valuable prizes including Coca-Cola branded premium merchandise, shopping certificates and restaurant gift cards.
Marie A. Manglona, Rosita Y. San Nicolas, and Thomas Camacho Jr. brought home a 6- foot-long Coca-Cola Surfboard.
One Coca-Cola Bluetooth Speaker apiece went to Viola S. Lambatin, Neil Brandon P. Espanilla of Dededo, and John Wusstig of Barrigada.
Robert Meno and Rizal Nabuab individually received a Coca-Cola Mountain Smoker.
Vicente Gozum, Roman Remeskang, and Erica Gumataotao won their respective $300 shopping certificates to Pay-Less Supermarkets or Cost U Less.
Christine Sablan and Ana Luk each won a $75 Chili’s Restaurant Gift Card along with a Coca-Cola Hammock and two Coca-Cola Folding Chairs.
All of the winners were pulled at random from island-wide entries. A purchase of any Coca-Cola Fridge Pack (12-count) Family Product qualified for one entry form while a purchase of any Coca-Cola Suitcase (24-count) Family Product was eligible for two entry forms to the “Chill with Coke” holiday promo.
Every year, Coca-Cola holds a holiday promo to spread cheer and goodwill to Coca-Cola lovers on Guam.
Coca-Cola and Burger King award the “Holiday Giveaway” promo winners
(BARRIGADA HEIGHTS, Guam)—Four lucky Coca-Cola and Burger King customers brought home a set of limited-edition Coca-Cola premium prizes for winning the 2021 Coca-Cola and Burger King “Holiday Giveaway” digital raffle promo during an awards ceremony recently held at Burger King in Tumon Bay.
The winners, Catherine Leon Guerrro and Chalorna Lauron both of Barrigada; Joshua Togawa of Dededo; and Nadine Leon Guerrero of Tamuning each received a set of Coca-Cola-branded merchandise including a mountain smoker, a speaker cooler, a retro vending machine refrigerator, a kettle popcorn make, and a hammock.
Burger King General Manager Rudolph “Rudy” Rodolfo and Coca-Cola Beverage Company Business Consultant Melissa Tretasco presented the prizes to the winners who were randomly selected through an automated process.
For the second year in a row, Coca-Cola and Burger King have conducted a completely digital raffle promo that enabled customers who purchased Burger King meals or Coca-Cola beverages at the quick service restaurant to enter online. Burger King customers received a unique digital code on their receipts that they could use to join the raffle promo on the Coca-Cola website, cokeguam.com/giveaway.
“We’re very happy at the strong consumer response to the fully digital raffle promo that we conducted in partnership with Coca-Cola. Thank you to all the Burger King and Coca-Cola customers who joined our holiday raffle promo. Congratulations to all the winners. There will be more promotions in 2022, so to all Burger King and Coca-Cola lovers on Guam, keep it with BK and we’ll have more surprises and opportunities for you to refresh and win,” Rodolfo said.
Foremost and Coca-Cola honor employees for 35 years of service
(BARRIGADA HEIGHTS, Guam)—Foremost Foods, Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. recently recognized two employees who have been with the beverage group of companies for 35 years and counting.
In an annual awards ceremony recognizing employees who have been in service at Foremost and Coca-Cola, Benson Ayson and Zaldy Ponce were honored for 35 years of commitment and dedication to their job.
Zaldy started with Foremost Foods on Oct. 16, 1986 as a warehouse specialist and stayed on the job for 15 years.
For the next 12 years since June 2001 Zaldy held various positions at Foremost Foods including route sales specialist for dairy and dairy specialist on the production line of milk, water and ice cream when the Foremost plant was still operational.
Today, he covers the night shift in his role as a distribution specialist responsible for chilled products.
Zaldy is as forthright as he is diligent. If he sees a concern at work, he immediately informs his manager to avert any potential issue.
When asked why he remains with Coca-Cola and Foremost after 35 years, Zaldy says, “I invested my time with this company because of the previous benefits and longtime relationships I have built with my team over the years. I continue to work with Foremost and Coca-Cola Guam because of the experience I gained personally and professionally.”
A family man, Zaldy says that he appreciates the flexibility in his work schedule that the group of companies provides.
“I now care for my wife, and I appreciate the courtesy provided when I submit my personal requests,” Zaldy says.
Of his nighttime schedule, Zaldy says, “As a distribution specialist, I like the graveyard shift because as I get older, I can focus on my family. This allows me to do my job and still have quality time with my wife, kids, and grandchildren.”
Zaldy says he is dedicating his 35 Years of Service Award to his family.
“My family inspires me to do my best and continue to push forward with my career no matter the changes I go through with my company. My wife and family have always been supportive! This (award) is dedicated to my wife, Lydia Ponce and my three beautiful daughters, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Tiffany,” Zaldy says.
Benson, for his part, joined Foremost Foods on Nov. 7, 1986 as a warehouse specialist, a position he would hold for 11 years. In March of 1997, he became a route sales representative for ice and then for bottled water five years later. He is at present a distribution specialist covering the southern route including the Naval Base, the Naval Station, the Naval Hospital and Polaris Point. A time management professional, Benson ensures timely deliveries and strict compliance with regular truck inspections.
Known for being a conscientious team player, Benson would communicate with business consultants, the client-facing members of the beverage distribution group of companies, if deadlines could not be met, thereby managing client expectations.
“Zaldy and Benson are very reliable. The only time they would call out is if they are sick,” according to Janice Castro, distribution manager of Coca-Cola and Foremost. “They both take their jobs seriously. With both of them, I don’t have to worry about anything not getting done. They’re the kind of colleagues you’d wish to have on your team,” she added.
Marcos W. Fong, CEO of Foremost Foods, Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. said, “Zaldy and Benson exemplify the type of dedicated and professional employees we are proud to have on our team. There are many more like them that see their work beyond just a job, but a service to our community.”
Eight lucky winners awarded 1-year supply of glaceau vitaminwater
(BARRIGADA HEIGHTS, Guam)—Eight lucky winners of the “Win Your Resolutionary Hydration” promotion have been awarded their prize, a one-year supply of functional beverage, glaceau vitaminwater, during an awards ceremony recently held at the Coca-Cola corporate offices.
The promotion was conducted in partnership between Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Pay-Less Supermarkets. The following winners were selected at random from the entries at each of the eight Pay-Less Supermarkets locations.
Rose Mafnas – Pay-Less Dededo
Antonia Paulino – Pay-Less Micronesia Mall
Joslyn Aguon – Pay-Less Sinajana
Jubeline Lucero – Pay-Less Mangilao
Virginia Limtiaco – Pay-Less Sumay
Timothy Lovewell – Pay-Less Yigo
Julie Marion – Pay-Less Maite
Arnold Javier – Pay-Less Oka
The winners get to choose the flavors of the two cases of glaceau vitaminwater that they bring home every month from a selection of nine delicious variants with full- and no-calorie options.
Touted for its vitamins and nutrients – with calories optional — glaceau vitaminwater is the ideal beverage for health and fitness.
Full-calorie glaceau vitaminwater comes in seven delicious flavors: Energy (Tropical Citrus), Focus (Kiwi Strawberry), Essential (Orange-Orange), Power C (Dragonfruit), Revive (Fruit Punch), XXX (Blueberry, Açai, Pomegranate), and Refresh (Tropical Mango).
Zero-calorie flavors, XXX Zero and Rise Zero Sugar (Orange) are also available for those who want only the nutrients and vitamins and none of the calories.