Shopper elated with her prize win

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
Car winner Ann Jansen, with her husband Wim.
Camera IconCar winner Ann Jansen, with her husband Wim. Credit: Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian

When Geraldton resident Ann Jansen bought a blender from local retailer Mitchell & Brown during the store’s recent three-day November sale, she got more than she bargained for when she discovered her purchase came with a 2017 Volkswagen Golf.

Mrs Jansen, who has been a long-time customer of Mitchell & Brown, shopped at the electrical appliances and homewares store during its annual “Sale of the Century”, where customers who bought products were entered into a draw to win a new car.

Mrs Jansen said she was still getting over the shock of winning the $26,000 vehicle.

“They gave me a call to tell me a purchase I had made wouldn’t be in until next week,” the mother of three said.

“I said, well, that’s fine, but I thought you were calling me to tell me I had won the bloody car.

“He said, ‘well guess what? You did’. And after that, I remember screaming a fair bit.

“I’m still getting over the shock of winning.”

Mrs Jansen said she and her husband Wim had recently become grey nomads, and were looking to replace their 14-year-old car.

She said the new Volkswagen had made a great early Christmas present.

“I want to thank Mitchell & Brown, they really look after their customers and this year happened to be my year.”

Mitchell & Brown managing director Steve Nanninga said the store’s 2017 Sale of the Century was the biggest three days in sales the business had recorded.

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