Diane N. of Barrington was hoping to win one of the $2 prizes in Jewel-Osco's “Wish Big Win Big Holiday Giveaway.” She did better than that. Diane won a $25,000 vehicle, but opted to take the cash.
Diane received the check at the , today.
Diane said she thought the game was difficult to play, but she was glad she stuck with it.
"I found out on New Years Day. What a great way to start 2012," she said. Diane preferred not to reveal her last name.
When she realized she had all the markers to win a car, she thought that she had qualified to go on to the next level. She said she was surprised that she had actually won a major prize. Diane said she didn't have any particular plans for her winnings.
At the check presentation, Karen May, external communications manager for Jewel, reminded customers that the contest continues until Feb. 1.
In the Wish Big Win Big Holiday Giveaway Collect & Win Game, Jewel customers can collect game pieces for a chance to win their share of more than $30 million in prizes and money-saving offers.
During the Wish Big Win Big Holiday Giveaway, which began Oct. 27, 2011, customers can earn a game piece with qualifying purchases each time they shop and can earn additional game pieces by purchasing participating bonus products in the store.