Jason’s a dab hand at mad grab for groceries
With just 90 seconds on the clock, Jason Pawson sped around New World Matamata grabbing all that he could fit in his trolley.
On Monday he completed the Grocery Grab on behalf of his wife Rachel Lowrie who won the competition worth $500, courtesy of New World Matamata and Nestle.
Mr Pawson who managed to grab $241.99 worth of groceries including meat, frozen vegetables, chips, oil and washing powder, said he was happy with his grab. He was given a voucher to make up the rest of the $500.
‘‘I had a plan in place, but once the clock started that went out the window and I just ran and grabbed what I could,’’ he said.
Mrs Lowrie said she was ‘‘over the moon’’.
‘‘Since we moved to Matamata three years ago we’ve been shopping at New World. We like the store, how it’s laid out, and we’ve come to know the people who work there,’’ she said.
‘‘The staff are great and we’ll often have a chat, which makes grocery shopping not such a chore.’’
New World Matamata owneroperator Ewan Atherton was thrilled to be holding the competition in his store.
‘‘Not only is it a great way to reward our loyal customers, it’s a bit of fun as well.’’
The New World Grocery Grab ran from June 13 to 26, with shoppers automatically entered when they purchased any four Nestle products in the Maggi, Nescafe, Allen’s, Milo and Uncle Toby’s range and swiped their Fly Buys card at the checkout.
Winnings: From left, Rachel Lowrie with her husband Jason Pawson, New World Store manager Karl Parker and Nestle field salesman Bryce Cottle.