Embracing DIY, We Are InDIYpendent Campaign and Giveaway!

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Our Parenting World is proud to support Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) initiative of “We Are InDIYpendent” campaign. What this means is we should incorporate “Do It Yourself” practices in our lives and to be more independent.

Last year, Our Parenting World team member Vincent did a “Do It Yourself” (DIY) demonstration to the media, and VIPs including Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the Cold Storage outlet at Bukit Timah. Please click HERE to read more about the event.

In June this year, MTI launched the We Are InDIYpendent #DIYChampions Competition. 15 DIY Champions were selected, and together with DIY Ambassador, Michelle Chong, they aim to advocate self-service initiatives across the island.

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Vincent using the “DIY” kiosk at National Library

We have been big fans of DIY for many years and we have been using many self-service kiosks without realising it ourselves because it has been an integral part of our lives. For example, for some of us, we may remember many years ago when we borrowed library books from the National Libraries, there would be a team of librarians who will stamp the books with the due dates before we could bring out the library books. Today, the process of borrowing and returning books is done electronically. You can borrow books at the self-service kiosks and returning via a book drop off slots. No more waiting and long queues at the libraries. 

Similarly, almost everyone today withdraw money from the ATM machines. Imagine how inconvenient it would be if you have to go to the nearest bank branch which may not be near your home and or going to the bank during office hours only to queue up and withdraw money. The invention of ATM machines has certainly helped us saved a lot of time traveling and waiting in the queue to withdraw money. We can now withdraw money anytime of the day at all corners of the island. Payment of credit card bills, telephone bills etc. can be done easily at the AXS machines instead of at the manned counters of these offices.

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Using the self-service kiosk at MRT Station.

At the MRT stations, topping up our fare card is very easy with the self-service machines. Some of us will remember when MRT first started operations in Singapore, topping up the fare card required us to queue at the manned counters. The queue was usually very long then. Nowadays, the manned counters queue are much shorter or no queue as there are more self-service counters today and many would prefer to use the self-service counters.

Supermarkets like Cold Storage and NTUC have also introduced self-service checkout counters at many of their outlets to ease the cashier queues. Payment could be done using credit cards, NETS and some checkout counters even accept cash transactions. 

The move towards self-service counters for many of our daily transactions have definitely saved us a lot of precious time in waiting as self-service counters tend to have shorter queue as they do not need to depend on humans to operate the counters. Some self-service counters transactions are even simpler than the manned counter. Moving towards “DIY” can improve productivity as less manpower is needed to manage the checkout counter. It helps to shorten the queue and customers do not have to wait too long to checkout. For example, returning a library book via the drop off slots is easier than waiting in the queue to give to the librarian to stamp the book one by one when the books are being returned.

The “We are InDIYpendent” campaign is certainly a welcome move for all of us to improve our productivity and save our precious time. We hope to achieve InDIYpendent in our daily lives as much as possible. 

Good News!

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Now, we have seen how DIY can help improve our lives and it is your turn to share with us how self-service has made your everyday life EASIER.

We have FIVE $50 shopping vouchers each to be given away to 5 lucky winners 🙂

Please go to Our Parenting World’s Facebook Post to enter for the giveaway and here’s how to enter the giveaway:  

1) LIKE Our Parenting World Facebook 

2) LIKE and SHARE Our Parenting World Facebook Post on Embracing DIY, We Are InDIYpendent Campaign and Giveaway!

3) COMMENT on Our Parenting World Facebook Post on Embracing DIY, We Are InDIYpendent Campaign and Giveaway! (–> Please click the link to go directly to Facebook Post)

Send in your most creative entries with accompanying picture (e.g. a Picture or Selfie with a DIY machine (eg. ATM machines, self-checkout counters, AXS stations etc) and tell us how it has made your life EASIER! The top 5 creative entries will be rewarded with a $50 voucher each so post your entries in the Facebook comment section please click point no. 3 as above to go directly into the Facebook Post to participate now!)

The FIVE most creative entries will win!

Hurry, giveaway will close on 15 July 2016 at 23:59Hr. 5 Lucky Winners will be announced through Website and Facebook. 

Please ensure that Step 1, 2 and 3 are completed in order to qualify for the giveaway. The entries will be verified by the Organisers. Winners please kindly confirm your prize within 48 hours of announcement of your winning on our Website and Facebook page or another winner will have to be chosen. 

This giveaway is only for fans of Our Parenting World (OPW). The prizes are proudly sponsored by Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

Thank you and Good Luck!

{Giveaway Closed and Winners Announcement}

Dear Valued Friends and Readers,  

Thank you so much for your participation in the giveaway!

Drumroll … we are pleased to announce the five lucky winners. They will each receive $50 shopping vouchers!

1) Sharon Ng 

2) Esther S Guo

3) Phang Soo Kiang

4) Hock Guan Koh

5) Ester Em

Congratulations! Please also refer to Our Parenting World Facebook announcement. We will be contacting you shortly on your prize collection.

Thank you to our kind sponsor, Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) for the fabulous prizes to our readers and friends. 

Thank you to each and every one of you, please stay tuned to our coming giveaways! 🙂

Terms and Conditions 

Entry into the giveaway contest will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. The rules of the giveaway contest and how to enter are as follows:

1) The prize is as stated, subject to change and fulfillment by the sponsors. Winners are not allowed to change the prizes. The prize will be non-transferable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable for other products/dates/times. The sponsors reserve the right to amend the giveaway contest, substitute any prize or with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

2) All participants have the opportunity to win as long as you have completed and fulfilled all the steps/requirements specified on the giveaway contest. Please make sure your likes and shares are set to public for verification purposes. Incomplete entries and fake accounts will be disqualified at the discretion of the organisers.

3) Winners of past giveaways in the last one month will not qualify for this giveaway, please wait till after one month from the date that you have won to participate in the current giveaways. 

4) Giveaway contest is open to all Singapore residents with a valid Singapore mailing address

5) The organiser (ourparentingworld.com) is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with the giveaway contest and by the sponsors.

6) Winners will be notified by email /Facebook/Instagram after the contest has ended. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and or pick a replacement winner. 

7) The organiser reserves the right to cancel the contest if circumstances arise outside of its control.

8) The sponsor’s and the organiser’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the giveaway contest will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

9) Other terms & conditions apply.


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