Four Square customer scores big birthday bonanza

Four Square customer scores big birthday bonanza

Mataura resident and Four Square customer Tina Waitaiki was the lucky winner of a South Island giveaway earlier this month, receiving a whopping $9,999 worth of Four Square gift cards in celebration of the supermarket brand’s 99th birthday.

Tina, who lives just a few houses away from Four Square Mataura, says the store has been her supermarket of choice for nearly 50 years.

“I’ve lived in this house my entire life. It once belonged to my grandparents and I have fond memories of them walking me over to shop at the supermarket when I was a young kid, back even before it was a Four Square,” she says.

To participate, customers had to make a purchase of over $20 in-store at their local Four Square and fill out an entry form. Each individual Four Square store had a $99 voucher to give away, with a grand prize of $9,999 awarded to one overall South Island winner.

When Tina received an email notifying her about the grand prize win, she couldn’t believe it.

“It seemed too good to be true, so I actually initially thought it was scam!” she laughs.

“Too many things going around these days, you have to be cautious.

“I’m quite good friends with the owners Luke and Amy, so I walked over to the store, and they were able to confirm the win was legitimate.”

It was also a cause for celebration for owner operators Luke and Amy Bartlett, who have owned the store since October 2017.

“We were so stoked when Tina walked into the store with the winning ticket. Mataura is a small town of only about 1600 people, so to have one of our favourite local customers win was awesome and very well deserved,” Amy says.

According to Luke, the store has had a few big wins like this in the past, earning them the reputation of ‘the lucky store’ among the community.

Tina calls the owners “brilliant” and praised the friendly staff and diverse range of products.

“Everyone is always so nice and lovely and there are so many different things you can get there – the range is always expanding. I walked in there yesterday and they were selling fresh homemade pizzas,” Tina says.

Tina plans on sharing her prize with her two sons.

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