Aug 9 2012 by Alison Lowson, Blairgowrie Adv
AN everyday grocery trip earned Meigle mum Christina Hough a once-in-a-lifetime experience – four tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Unbeknown to Christina, a consultant anaesthetist at Ninewells Hospital, a routine shopping trip to Tesco, after work, automatically entered her into a prize draw to win the tickets when she purchased Pantene conditioner.
Since February 2012 P&G, a proud sponsor of the Olympic Games, has been running a competition for shoppers. Simply by purchasing one of P&G’s participating brands and swiping their Tesco Clubcard, customers have been automatically entered into a competition to win much coveted tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Christina is one of 150 winners across the UK to win four tickets.
She said: “We’re all so excited. I can’t believe a regular shopping item has won us four tickets to the Olympics. It was a complete surprise and a really lovely thing for both P&G and Tesco to do. We are so grateful to them for this opportunity. We’re a family of four, so it’s perfect.
“Alex and Emily can’t stop talking about it. They’re young, but hopefully, it’s an experience that they’ll remember. We’re off to the Olympic Park to see hockey and I’m sure the atmosphere will be amazing.”
P&G is giving 90 per cent of its corporate ticket allowance to families.
Nathan Homer, P&G Olympic Project Leader added: “It’s been a delightful week for P&G delivering hundreds of Olympic Games tickets to families.
“We know the hard work mums like Christina put into running a family and the sentiment behind the sponsorship is to thank them for everything they do. We hope they have a fantastic time at London 2012.”
For more information on how P&G are giving their tickets to mums and families please visit www.uk.pg.com.