Tesco winner bags free shopping for a year

Competition winner Anita Frecknall with runners up Margaret Wesley, David Dudley and Angela Pavely
Competition winner Anita Frecknall with runners up Margaret Wesley, David Dudley and Angela Pavely

One lucky Tesco customer bagged more than their weekly shop on Saturday, winning a year’s free shopping.

In conjuction with the Worthing Herald series, Chichester Observer series, the Littlehampton Gazette and the West Sussex County Times, the Tesco Extra store at Shoreham’s Holmbush Centre ran a Win Shopping for a Year competition, which finished earlier this month.

On Saturday, four finalists battled it out in a nail-biting live final, with Anita Frecknall from Horsham scooping the top prize of £5,200 in Tesco gift cards.

Anita, along with fellow finalists Margaret Wesley, David Dudley and Angela Pavely, were invited to the store for the final.

Each took a turn to choose a key and attempt to unlock a box and Anita, who was the third finalist to pick a key, successfully unlocked the box which revealed she had won the top prize.

She said: “I never dreamed I would win this competition, it’s amazing. I was the third contestant so when the first two keys didn’t unlock the box and it was down to 50/50, I started to believe I had a chance. With such a big prize, I think I’ll be getting lots of treats for everybody and possibly even a new television.”

None of the finalists walked away empty handedm with the three runners up each receiving a £100 Tesco gift card.

Store manager Paul Bunyan said: “The event was a great success and created a fantastic atmosphere in store. It was great to see one of our customers win such an incredible prize. I would like to thank everyone for taking part.”

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