THE festive season may be winding down, but three lucky Herald and Weekend Post readers had a bit of joy yesterday when they were announced as the final winners in the The Herald and Weekend Post Fire Up Summer Competition
Run over five weeks from December 3 to January 5 and with 28 prizes worth R55000 up for grabs, the competition attracted 7195 hopeful winners.
To stand a chance to win, participants had to buy The Herald or Weekend Post at any of the participating stores, SMS the unique word found in both newspapers followed by their name and surname.
There were five weekly prizes to the value of R1000 each, which were won over a five-week period.
Those winners made up the 25 finalists from whom the three winners were drawn.
The first prize was R15000, the second, R10000 and the third was R5000.
First prize winner Kenny Roberson, of Bridgemead, said he was in shock: "I couldn't believe it, when I was told I had won. It's never happened to me before."
Cindy-Lee Bouwer of Kensington said she had entered the competition since the beginning and did not stop until it closed.
"I'm still shaking from the phone call I received to say I had won."
Third prize winner, Lorraine resident Dawn Berry, said she had entered the competition eight times.
"It [the announcement] took me by surprise and even though I knew I had a one in 25 chance of winning, I still didn't think it would be me."
She said she would use the money to pay her son's university deposit.