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Happy couple proves big winners in City Pride campaign

SHOPPING SPREE: City Pride winners Murray and Judy Lockyer celebrate.
SHOPPING SPREE: City Pride winners Murray and Judy Lockyer celebrate. Inga Williams

WILLOWBANK'S Judy and Murray Lockyer are regular faces at Nextra newsagency in Riverlink Shopping Centre, dropping in to pick up the paper every weekend.

Their regular habit means they will now get to spend $2750 across the city thanks the Queensland Times campaign City Pride.

The Lockyers are the second major prize winners in the campaign, where $11,000 is being given away to shoppers who spend at local businesses.

Nextra newsagency was one of at least 10 local businesses the couple shopped at during the month-long competition.

The entry form was the lucky one randomly chosen from thousands of entries in the City Pride competition during the prize draw on Friday.

All the prize money will be spent back in City Pride participating businesses.

The Lockyers have spent more than 40 years in Ipswich and make a big effort to shop locally.

"You've got everything at your fingertips," Murray said.

"Why go anywhere else?"

While they haven't quite decided where to spend the money, they said some of it would likely be spent spoiling their seven grandsons and one granddaughter.

Shoppers can still get their entries in for the final prize, worth $5500.

Buy goods or services at one of more than 370 participating City Pride businesses before the end of August to pick up an entry form.

You must keep your receipt to be eligible.

Topics:  city pride (qt)




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