Guinness To Take Football Lovers To UK

Uganda Breweries Limited under the Guinness brand has on Wednesday launched its National Consumer Promotion that will see Guinness consumers win several exciting prizes.

Jimmy Kirunda (L), David Obua (2L) and NBS TV's Joseph Kigozi (R) join Mark Mugisha (2R) to launch the Get Booked campaign with Guinness
Jimmy Kirunda (L), David Obua (2L) and NBS TV’s Joseph Kigozi (R) join Mark Mugisha (2R) to launch the Get Booked campaign with Guinness

The launch also unveil Guinness’ latest campaign dubbed ‘GET BOOKED’, where six lucky Ugandans will travel to the United Kingdom to watch their favorite teams and players live in action.

Speaking during a media briefing at the Legends Sports Bar in Kampala, Mr. Mark Mugisha, the Head of Beer at Uganda Breweries Limited said that Guinness and football is again coming together this football season to reward customers through a unique engagement experience.

“We are taking it a notch higher this year. ‘Get Booked’ is a fun replica of the ‘Red Card, Yellow Card’ football concept that will be brought to life in-bar by Guinness. Consumers found drinking Guinness from the magnificent ‘tower-serve’ by our mystery referees will ‘Get Booked’ to win instant prizes in bar,” Mugisha explained.

He also stated that the on-pack promotion will reward every consumer who buys a Guinness with either instant UGX 5000 airtime or enter them into a draw to win an all-expense-paid trip to watch a live match in the United Kingdom.

Mark Mugisha, the Head of Beer at Uganda Breweries Limited displays one of the crowns with a code. Looking on is David Obua and NBS TV's Joseph Kigozi
Mark Mugisha, the Head of Beer at Uganda Breweries Limited displays one of the crowns with a code. Looking on is David Obua and NBS TV’s Joseph Kigozi

“Up to UGX 800,000,000 worth of airtime will be won under the crown. There will be at least 8000 airtime winners every week for 18 weeks. Six lucky consumers will also get a chance to travel to the UK to watch a live match,” Mugisha further explained.

The GET BOOKED promotion will also bring live football action closer to Ugandans through a partnership between Guinness and NBS Television – the only local English Premier League free to air broadcast station in the country. The monthly draws to pick winners of the trip to the UK will also be broadcast live on NBS television.

The launch of the campaign was attended by several football enthusiasts thatincludedlegendary Cranes Captain of the 1978 team, Jimmy Kirunda as well as former Hearts F.C and Cranes playmaker David Obua.

Obua who endorsed the promotion lauded Guinness for enabling football fans to enjoy football while giving them the chance to win prizes.

“There is something exciting about watching your favorite football team in action with the knowledge that you have a realistic chance of also winning exciting prizes. An all-expense paid trip to the UK does not come every day. Thank you Guinness for making this happen,” Obua said.

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