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Car winner ‘cleans up’ again

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier
DRIVE AWAY A DREAM promotion winners, Diane and Peter Gray, collect their prize from Heathcotes owner, Grant Heathcote (left) and Te Awamutu store manager, Peter Wavish. 072107AD

By Grant Johnston

Buying dishwashers is proving to be a profitable exercise for Diane Gray.

She could not believe her luck when she was drawn out as the winner of the Heathcote Appliances Drive Away a Dream Promotion - collecting a 2007 Holden Commodore SV6 valued at $49,000.

For every $100 spent at Heathcotes stores in Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Morrinsville and Matamata, customers got one entry into the draw.

Mrs Gray’s lucky purchase was a Fisher & Paykel dual drawer stainless steel dishwasher from Heathcotes Te Awamutu just before Christmas.

A still stunned Mrs Gray collected her prize at the store on Friday and remembered that she had won a video camera when she bought her previous dishwasher - also a dual drawer model from Heathcotes Te Awamutu in 1998 as part of a kitchen upgrade.

She and her husband, Peter, plan to keep the Commodore.

“We love Holdens and will really enjoy driving a new one. What a brilliant prize,” she says.

The couple live in Otorohanga but often work in this area through building Dairy Tech sheds and they are loyal Heathcotes Te Awamutu customers.