Local man wins $2000 Cash Card give-away.December 25, 2012 4:53am
You have to be in it to win it - that’s the lesson Deniliquin’s David Petersen learned last week.
Mr Petersen’s Cash Card was drawn from the barrel by Deniliquin RSL Club CEO Luke Stephenson on Friday, making him the winner of the $2000 cash give-away.
He said the win came as a surprise to him, because he wasn’t aware he had a Cash Card in the draw.
It was Mr Petersen’s wife Betty who put his name on the card for him.
‘‘I think we only had one entry in each,’’ Mr Petersen said.
‘‘It just goes to show you have to be in it to win it. It was just a wonderful surprise, and totally unexpected.’’
The winning Cash Card included stamps from Central IGA Supermarket and the Sportsman’s Arms Hotel.
Mr Petersen said the cash would come in ‘‘very handy’’, saying it would probably be spent ‘‘around the house’’.
‘‘There’s always little things that need to be done, and it will definitely be spent locally,’’ he said.
Winning the $1500 second prize drawn on the same day was Moonacullah resident Esther Charles. Every single stamp on her winning entry came from Central IGA.
A total prize pool of $5000 was won during the three month shop local promotion. A prize of $500 was drawn in October and won by Darryl Strong, and Sue Wray won $1000 in November.
Cash Card is the Pastoral Times’ shop local campaign, encouraging the support of local businesses in the lead up to Christmas.
To be eligible for the cash, all you had to do was shop at participating stores. For every $10 you spent, up to $200 in one purchase, you received a stamp on your Cash Card. Every card held 20 stamps.
Deniliquin Pastoral Times managing editor Sam Hall said the initiative was a great success.
He estimated close to $1 million was spent at local stores throughout the three month promotion, based on the estimated number of Cash Cards in the barrel for the final draw.
Cash Card was proudly supported by major sponsor Deniliquin RSL Club and platinum sponsors Central IGA Supermarket, Deniliquin Business Chamber and Wired Entertainment (Purtills).
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