Shopping bonanza

Kathmandu: It’s time again for yet another wild shopping spree with dollops of fun and frolic thrown in for good measure! Even as the capital’s premier Bluebird Departmental Store hosts the spectacular “Bluebird Megashopping Celebrations” to mark its 20th anniversary, shoppers and celebs alike are flocking the show and reaping a variety of prizes. Besides, Bluebird has put in place an entire set of schemes that allow you to shop for conceivably everything from electronic gadgets to designer jewellery at fabulously cut-down prices at both of its outlets in Tripureswor and Lazimpat. The main attraction of the grand celebration is a daily lucky draw for makers of each purchase worth Rs 1,000. Prizes include CD players and other lifestyle articles which will be given away by stars like Ani Choyang Dolma, Nalina Mishra, Malvika Subba, Anudan Rana, Kunti Muktan, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Hari Bansha Acharya, Deepak Bajracharya and others. There is also another lottery in place for holders of Standard Chartered Bank credit cards and the prizes here are equally attractive, if not more, since they also include air tickets to Delhi and Pokhara (Travellers of the world, rejoice!). Moreover, cinema tickets, mehendi services, swimming passes, entry to Punky Universe (a children’s play centre), concert passes, hotel stays and mountain flight tickets are being offered FREE OF CHARGE!

Rajesh Kaji Shrestha, pre-sident of Nepal Chamber of Commerce, had inaugurated the monthlong show on June 1. Vinod Tuladhar, managing director, Bluebird Departmental Store, says: “We’ve had an impressive turnout of customers since the first day of the celebration and the number is growing everyday. We hope that everyone enjoys the extravaganza.” — HNS