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November Cash Card winner drawn

Cash Card winner Christine Donald took home $1000 on Friday when her entry was plucked from the barrel.

ZOE MCMAUGH December 4, 2013 4:35am

CChristine Donald and Cameron and Luke Busby are presented $1000 in cash by IGA co-owner Corina Beames.

November Cash Card winner Christine Donald says her reasons for shopping local are simple.

Mrs Donald says it’s the best way to support the community she lives in, and to make sure her family has a future in their home town.

‘‘All our children have had part-time jobs in Deniliquin – that’s why we need to shop local.

‘‘We need to support local business so our kids can have a future here.’’

With a family of nine and a massive weekly shopping bill, Mrs Donald enters the Cash Card prize draw every year.

And her $1000 win on Friday will be spent on a ‘‘whole family’’ gift.

When Central IGA co-owner Corina Beames plucked Mrs Donald’s entry from the barrel, she said the prize was going to a worthy recipient.

‘‘She’s one of our loyal customers, so it’s great she has won,’’ she said.

Mrs Donald said the win was just a bonus for supporting the local business.

‘‘I shop there (IGA) every week – you can’t get better service and the staff are all lovely.

‘‘I spend at least $500 a week there and, because I always have two trolley loads, the girls always help me.’’

Cash Card is a Pastoral Times initiative and offers a total of $5000 cash for those who shop local and support local business in the lead up to Christmas.

The October prize, $500 cash, was won by Muriel Holschier.

The final two draws, for $1500 and $2000 respectively, will be held at the Deniliquin RSL Club on December 20.

To win, all you need to do is simply collect stamps on your Cash Card every time you shop at a participating business.

Once your card is filled with stamps (20 in total) write down your details and enter in the draw.

Stamps are given for every $10 you spend, up to $200 in one purchase, and there are more than 20 local stores signed up to the Cash Card promotion (look for the Cash Card poster in store windows or see page 10 of today’s edition).

Cash Cards can be collected from and entered at the promotion’s major sponsors — Deniliquin RSL Club, Central IGA and Josh’s Bakehouse, Deniliquin Business Chamber and the Pastoral Times.

You can enter as many Cash Cards as you like.

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