Romanian gas company Gazprom says it is giving away the Apple Watch in a promotion

Romanian gas company Gazprom says it is giving away the Apple Watch in a promotion
Even though gas prices are dropping in the U.S., they still are a pretty high cost to bear for those who drive frequently. In a country like Romania, gas prices might be even a higher percentage of the average driver's monthly budget. In that country, gas company Gazprom is running a promotion that will end up with one lucky winner receiving 10 tons of fuel.

More interesting to us, is that the promotion also will give away an Apple iPhone 6 and an Apple Watch weekly, even though the latter has not yet been launched. Apparently, there will be eight winners of each Apple device during the promotion. Each Watch is valued at about $930 USD and will be sent out to the eight winners within one month after the device is launched in the country.

The contest isn't all about tech and gas. Daily prizes include espresso coffee, fresh orange juice, sandwiches with turkey sausage, eclair, and cake slices. Hmm. Perhaps this contest IS more about gas than we thought. In all seriousness, the promotion runs through January 26th.

Thanks for the tip, Mitoita!

source: Gazprom (translated)

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1. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Gazprom is Russian, the promotion is in Romania.

2. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Yes, Gazprom is a Russian company, but this is a Romanian subsidiary (of Gazprom Neft, to be exact).

10. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I'm romanian but I never heard about Gazprom doing commercial business in Romania. E-On, GDF Suez they are but not Gazprom.

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Why would Russian company promoting something luxury to Romanian? I thought EU is helping them no?

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

By helping you mean humiliating yes. An average Romanian salary is around 300erur or 370usd and its a nation of people runing the f**k away to other countries. Where I live we are full of Romanians cause being slave in here is a better choice than being homeless in Romania.

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Romania is like Mexico of Europe

11. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Average income is around $500.

14. nemo66

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

BULLs**t. Romania is a country full of corupted people, from the average worker to the highest politician. Most don´t even want to work. Many of them are making (illegal) bussines or getting to live in other countrys where they get money for nothing (Germany, Spain). The EU was and still is pumping lots of money in that that dissapears on it´s way...Humiliating? What a BULLs**t u talk., Oh yes, most of the young romanians are very high tech users, just for showing up how great they are. And yes, there are also really intelligent romanians, hard working in that country. And for sure, there are not many homeless people in Romania. Just my two cents.

13. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Right now Russia is afraid, that it won't be able to build the southstream (gas pipe) threw the Black Sea to southern Europe. Gazprom right now is Europe's main gas supplier, and whole Russian economy is dependent on that. By building as many pipes as possible, Russia want to ensure, that Europe won't work with different suppliers. So the game is about hundreds of bilions of dollars, so for Gazprom, they would gladly buy an iPhone for every Romanian citizen, just to get to Southern Europe.

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thats pretty amazing, the watch with the phone equals to 4 months of salaries in Romania.

8. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Can you yanks spell p.e.t.r.o.l...? Gas is the stuff that lights your stove or comes out your butt. :-D

9. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Gazprom is a Russian company, not a Romanian company. Even if they do have a subsidiary in Romania.

12. pitzy

Posts: 42; Member since: May 15, 2014

I'm from Romania and the average salary is around 500$. Regarding technology we are among the best. Second spoken language at Microsoft is the romanian. BitDefender comes from Romania and is the best antivirus. And also we are in top ten regarding the internet speed. I'm curently on 200 Mbps FiberLink witch costs 10$/month and the top is 1000 Mbps Fiberlink witch costs 20$/month. Not to say about the hackers or about Hackerville :)) The young people breathe tecnology!

15. nemo66

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

Yes, they are breathing "tecnology" AND "Etnobotanice" :P

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