Peter Prestage with the Hyundai Getz he won on the weekend in a Tweed Centro promotion.
Peter Prestage with the Hyundai Getz he won on the weekend in a Tweed Centro promotion.

It doesn't Getz much better

THE shiny new Hyundai Getz which sat inside Centro Tweed during November found a new home on Saturday.

Tweed’s Peter Prestage was the lucky man to snare the car in the special competition.

He officially claimed the prize yesterday, but will have to wait a few days to have a drive.

Mr Prestage received plenty of congratulations from fellow shoppers and centre workers as he posed for photos.

The construction worker, who has lived on the Tweed for 28 years, said it was the first major prize he had won in his life.

When he got the call informing him of his win, it was a shock.

“I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that my time had come and that I had won a car,” Mr Prestage said.

While none of his surfboards will be able to fit inside the small car, Mr Prestage said he was happy to win the red pocket-rocket.

“I think it is a lovely car, an absolutely beautiful car,” he said.

Centro Tweed marketing manager Bernice Reid said there had been more than 6000 entries in the competition.

When she called Mr Prestage she said he couldn’t believe he had won.

“He was saying: ‘is this for real?’.”

Mrs Reid said everyone was glad a local man had taken out the prize.

The car was given away as part of a Centro Tweed promotion where shoppers could enter by spending $20 in a specialty store or $150 at a department store.

A $500 cash bonus was up for grabs if the winner had been at the centre for the draw on Saturday, and Mrs Reid said about 250 people turned up to watch, but Mr Prestage wasn’t one of them.

Centro Tweed’s next event will be a special appearance by Dora the Explorer at 10am DST this Saturday.



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