The State Trading Organization (STO) has inaugurated its annual ‘Ramadan Bazaar’, presenting an impressive array of gifts worth MVR 300,000. The event, traditionally held prior to the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, is a significant occasion for STO customers and is scheduled to run from 15 January to 11 April.

STO is extending a series of enticing discounts from STO People’s Choice and regional outlets in the atolls. In an environmentally conscious initiative, every purchase exceeding MVR 1,000 will earn customers a special digital coupon, the company said.

The Ramadan Bazaar offers up to 25 percent discounts. A trio of fortunate customers will be selected before the commencement of Ramadan, with a kitchen set worth MVR 75,000 as the first prize, a comprehensive home appliance package as the second prize, and the third winner will receive a Nippon paint package for a three-bedroom apartment, inclusive of painting services.

In addition to these substantial prizes, the special offers also feature weekly winners who will receive a gift voucher worth MVR 2,500. Upon the conclusion of the sale, three special winners will be announced. The first-place prize is return tickets for two to Turkey; the second-place winner will receive a home appliance package; and the third winner will receive a 65-inch Philips television.

In a new initiative, STO announced that it will hold product demonstrations every Thursday, a feature not included in past Ramadan sales. Customers will also be allowed to test the products. Selective products will be offered at a discount on weekends, STO said.

The promotion is also accessible to online customers through the STO E-Store. In a customer-friendly move, refrigerators and washing machines will be delivered to the customer free of charge.