If you're reading this piece, chances are that you own a Facebook account. If you do, we advise you now to go to Chevrolet Philippines' Facebook page and like it (if you haven't already). Then register in the Spark Virtual Carpool Club, a Facebook application that aims to "bring together Chevrolet fans" through an interactive online game.
Here's how the game goes. After you register, you will be designated as the "carpool driver" of a virtual Spark car. Your task is to "fill" your digital Spark with four passengers (because an actual Spark seats five lean adults) by inviting four of your Facebook friends to also join the game. Here's the best part: For every four carpool buddies that you successfully bring into your virtual car, you earn one Spark icon, which essentially serves as a digital raffle ticket. It goes without saying that the more sets of four buddies you convince to join the Spark Virtual Carpool Club, the more raffle entries you will get.
Every week from now until the end of the promo period on September 30, one Spark icon will be drawn. During the weekly draws, one carpool group (including the driver and his four passengers) will win five (5) movie tickets and five (5) exclusive Chevy items.
On the eighth and final week of the promo, one very fortunate carpool team will be selected for the grand prize: five (5) Apple iPad 2 devices. (It's okay to drool now.) Fun, right?
"We launched the Spark Virtual Carpool Club on Facebook as a way of reaching out to more trendy and tech-savvy young Filipinos," Chevrolet Philippines marketing director Lyn Buena said. "We want to put an interesting twist on people's Facebook experience, and this new app offers a fun and unique way for people to interact with their friends, while earning them a chance to win special prizes."
Cool features of the Spark Virtual Carpool Club app include:
* A user-friendly interface that shows you who is in your network;
* A tally that shows you how many valid raffle entries you already have;
* Regular updates on the weekly winners; and
* A special section that highlights the 10 main features of Chevrolet's mini car
So, how badly do you want that iPad 2? You already know what to do. Go to www.facebook.com/ChevyPhilippines now.