IGA Customer Wins $15,000 Trip of a Lifetime Through IGA Bingo Promotion

Doris Fay is all smiles after winning the Grand Prize $15,000 Vacation Getaway in the IGA BINGO, from Garth Hosegood, owner of Hosegood's IGA store in Winnipeg. Doris collected the winning BINGO game pieces during a contest that ran from September 30 to November 11, 2011 at IGA stores in the Prairie provinces. (CNW Group/Sobeys West)

EDMONTON, Dec. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Winnipeg resident Doris Fay is singing B-I-N-G-O after winning the $15,000 grand prize vacation getaway through IGA's newest BINGO promotion.

Representatives from IGA and Sobeys Inc. presented the prize to Doris Fay today at a celebration at Hosegood's IGA, 650 Elizabeth Road in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The IGA BINGO promotion ran at all prairie IGA locations from September 30 until November 10, 2011.  Along with the $15,000 vacation getaway, there were more than $900,000 in prizes and discounts available to be won, with one in three tickets winning instantly.

"Our customers loved the BINGO promotion," said Garth Hosegood, owner of Hosegood's IGA. "And, the grand prize couldn't have been won by a nicer person. Doris is one of our most loyal customers, visiting the store almost every day."

All of those visits helped Doris find the one out of 1,745,000 game tickets that contained the rare winning BINGO marker to win the trip of a lifetime.

For Doris, this prize is all about sharing it with the ones she loves. She plans to take her entire family - four children all with spouses - on a much deserved family holiday.

About Sobeys Inc.

Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 104 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,300 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, and Thrifty Foods, as well as Lawton's Drug Stores. Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than 95,000 people. The company's goal is to be widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace environment in Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.

Image with caption: "Doris Fay is all smiles after winning the Grand Prize $15,000 Vacation Getaway in the IGA BINGO, from Garth Hosegood, owner of Hosegood's IGA store in Winnipeg. Doris collected the winning BINGO game pieces during a contest that ran from September 30 to November 11, 2011 at IGA stores in the Prairie provinces. (CNW Group/Sobeys West)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111230_C9573_PHOTO_EN_8536.jpg

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