Winners of The Queensland Times and RT Edwards PlayStation 3 competition look happy after collecting their prizes.
Winners of The Queensland Times and RT Edwards PlayStation 3 competition look happy after collecting their prizes. Claudia Baxter

Coupons pay off for Emma

TEN lucky Ipswich residents took home new PlayStation 3 consoles last week after winning them in a competition promoted by The Queensland Times and supported by RT Edwards.

The competition, which started in late December last year and was drawn on February 23, required entrants to collect 10 special coupons from the QT to enter.

With 10 new PS3s on offer, the competition certainly caught the eye of many readers, with plenty of entries coming in for the popular gaming console.

One entrant dedicated to giving herself plenty of chances to win was Flinders View 11-year-old Emma Buchanan (pictured front row, far left).

Emma’s mum Karen Buchanan said her daughter made sure she snapped up as many coupons as she could from family and friends.

“She was busy collecting tokens off everyone,” Mrs Buchanan said.

“She was really keen on entering.

“As it drew closer, I had to say to her that it was great there was 10 being given away, because there wasn’t just one, but just because you entered a lot, it doesn’t mean you will win.

“When we bought the paper on the day the winners were announced we were just really wishing we’d see her name.

“She was over the moon when she found out she had won.

“We would just like to thank RT Edwards and The Queensland Times.”

The 10 winners picked up their prizes from RT Edwards on March 1.

QT marketing and promotions executive Brendon Reeves said it wasn’t just technology-loving youngsters who entered the competition.

“It was very well received,” Mr Reeves said.

“We had winners from a wide range of age groups.”

Not only can the consoles play games, but they can also play Blu-ray disc movies and connect to the internet.



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