Doota Duty Free Store and Doota Mall announced on September 27 that they will hold various events to celebrate the opening of the nation's largest shopping and tourism festival “Korea Sale FESTA.”
Doota Duty Free Store will conduct a number of promotional events from October 1 to 7 by using the number 8, which indicates prosperity and wealth, for Chinese tourists visiting Korea, commonly known as "youker," to celebrate Chinese National Day.
First, Doota Duty Free Store will allow foreign customers who purchase over US$100 (110,000 won) to participate in an event called “Take the Lucky 8” from September 28 to October 11. Those who draw a ball numbered five eights “88888” from a large air bowl will be offered a 37.5 gram owl gold bar. Those who draw a ball numbered four eights “8888” will receive an electric rice cooker for 10 people.
Doota Duty Free Store will also expand its late-night shopping discount rate from 5 percent to 10 percent for individual foreign tourists as well as free gift cards worth up to 310,000 won (US$282) according to the amount purchased.
For its online foreign customers, it will also give a Chinese National Day Special Reward of 88,888 won (US$81), which expires on October 9, and select eight people every day to offer additional reward of 1.01 million won (US$918) for an eight-day holiday during Chinese National Day.
Doota Mall will provide discounts up to 70 percent for products carried over and up to 50 percent for special offer products for 33 days from September 29 to October 31.