Grab winner quickly fills his trolley
Afternoon shoppers stopped their errands to watch one man and his trolley hurtle through the supermarket yesterday.
Colin Kidd won the chance to grab $500 of groceries in 90 seconds at Windsor New World after he bought four Nestle products and "zapped" his Fly Buys card.
"I didn't even know I was entered until I got the letter ... saying I won it."
His wife had asked him to pick up a few things on his sprint, but had refused to push the trolley herself.
Mr Kidd managed to spend $482 during his dash, taking home a trolley full of dog food, fizzy drink and other household goods.
His children, Annie and Matthew, happily clocked the total grocery bill to $500.06 at the checkout with some icecream and chocolate bars.
Mr Kidd said he was a bit tired after the mad rush, and that time had slipped by faster than expected.
"I didn't get as far through the shop as I thought I might have."
He was not too concerned about finding cupboard space for all his loot.
"We'll make room," he said.
Nestle South Island field sales manager Keith Braithwaite imparted some valuable advice to Mr Kidd before the event, telling him it was best not to run through the store.
"That's the secret – don't go ballistic."
Similar grocery grabs took place at 38 other New World supermarkets across the South Island, including others in the Southland region, he said.
Yesterday morning, Lynette Foster completed her grab at Winton New World, while Judy Richardson made the run at the Gore supermarket.
Astrid Jamieson was the Elles Road New World winner.
The Southland Times