A SIMPLE shopping trip has earned a Buxton mum the once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Cath Sterndale bought a bottle of Herbal Essences Conditioner for her daughter during a shopping trip at Tesco Macclesfield and then swiped her Tesco Clubcard. Unbeknown to Cath, her purchase automatically entered her into a prize draw to win four tickets to watch the Beach Volleyball in a competition run by Games sponsors Proctor and Gamble.
She is one of 150 winners of tickets across the UK.
Cath said: “I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to experience The Olympic Games, it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“It was a total surprise to me because even though I had seen the promotional material in store I wasn’t aware that I had been automatically entered and would never have expected to win.
“My son, daughter and two of their friends will be using the tickets and it’s a definitely a good job I asked my daughter as the conditioner I bought was for her and she always drives me to the supermarket to do the weekly shop!”
The competition runs until August 8.