Great news for all Sylvanian collectors in the country: Ban Kee Trading Inc., official distributor of Sylvanian Families in the Philippines, has launched a new promotion to run from September 1, 2011 till November 30, 2011 in Toy Kingdom and Toy Express outlets.
The promotion, called Sylvanian Families Passport, allows collectors to buy their way to the top prize, a deluxe three-story Sylvanian Families JP house, while enjoying premium items along the way. Every PhP1000 purchase qualifies for a stamp in your passport. Collect enough stamps and you get to bring home premium items (these are not available for sale in the local market).
I have to give thanks to the Brands Department Manager for Sylvanian Families of Ban Kee, Mr. Joseph de Leon, for the news. He also gave us hints on what to look forward to in the coming months- new releases and plans for a big exhibit near the holidays. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us!
Of course, after hearing of this latest development, I did my homework and actually went to the store to check it out. My gratitude to Benjo of TK SM North EDSA for explaining the salient points of the promotion to me.
Here are the official promo mechanics:
Open to all Sylvanian Families Collectors/ Aficionados.
For every purchase of PhP1000 worth of Sylvanian products, single or accumulated, customers automatically get a passport with one (1) equivalent stamp earned.
e.g. A PhP2000 worth of purchase would earn two (2) stamps.
Accumulated receipts are allowed but should be from the same store.
For every succeeding purchases worth PhP1000, simply present receipts to a customer service or authorized Ban Kee representative with ID who will stamp the said passport equivalent of purchased amount.
Collect stamps to reach target points and redeem premium items assigned.
Present passport and receipts to get corresponding stamp/s. In case a consumer was not able to bring his/her passport, he/she can still claim his/her stamp/s on his/her next visit provided he/she presents his/her passport to the same store he purchased the items.
Accumulation of stamps is valid in any participating stores.
First row must be completed before proceeding to the next row.
Once stamps have been completed, passport must be surrendered to an authorized Ban Kee representative.
Promo duration is from September 1, 2011 to November 30, 2011.
Participating stores as follows:
- Toykingdom Megamall
- Toykingdom Mall of Asia
- Toykingdom North EDSA
- Toykingdom Fairview
- Toykingdom Podium
- Toykingdom Virra Mall
- Toykingdom Las PIñas
- Toykingdom Pampanga
- Toykingdom Makati
- Toy Express Megamall
- Toy Express Mall of Asia
- Toy Express North EDSA
- Toy Express Manila
- Toy Express San Lazaro
- Toy Express Sta. Mesa
- Toy Express Marikina
- Toy Express Clark
- Toy Express Cubao
Redemption period shall be up to 60 days from end of promo period in any of the participating stores.
Combined stamps from a separate passport will not be honored.
Cannot be used in conjunction with other promo/s.
Passport is strictly non-transferable.
Now, I’ll answer the question that’s on every Sylvanian collector’s mind: what are the premium items we can get for free? Hold your breath, friends!
5 stamps- keychain
10 stamps- bike set
15 stamps-seesaw accesories
20 stamps- washing machine
25 stamps- Wonder Land collectible figures
30 stamps- Wedding set collectible figures
35 stamps- cake car
45 stamps- Kimono set
60- JP deluxe house
Don’t believe all these are possible? What if I tell you they’re all waiting for you at the nearest Toy Kingdom and Toy Express stores? I knew I’d have to prove these to you so I took pictures!
The prizes that await you… (washing machine missing, still in Ban Kee office)
And the three-storey that’s to die for…haaayy!!!
This is a very exciting time for local collectors. We have a lot of wonderful items to choose from these days, and our in-store SF displays now match those found in Singapore and Hong Kong in detail and beauty. I only wish we had this much earlier so I could have paced my buying sprees to garner prizes. Still, I have my eye on some doubles and triples… but let’s not tell A♥ all about it first, okay?
Happy collecting, Sylvanian friends!