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Four Still to Claim a Year’s Supply of Cookies

9 March 2011

Could You Be One of the Final Four? Lucky Winners
Still to Claim a Year’s Supply of Cookies

Cookie Time is on a nationwide hunt for the final four winners in its Christmas Cookies 25th anniversary promotion – with each winner entitled to a year’s supply of cookies.

For all cookie lovers who have been holding back on finishing off their Christmas Cookies, this is the perfect excuse to break open those remaining buckets! The prize buckets have a golden cookie voucher hidden inside, and winners only have until 31 March to claim their tasty prize – one large cookie a day for 12 months.

A total of 12 prize packages have been on offer in the competition, organised to mark a quarter century of this iconic Kiwi treat. Ten of the prizes are on golden cookie vouchers inside the Christmas Cookies buckets, with a further two winners drawn from fans who chose to ‘like’ Christmas Cookies on facebook. With eight prizes redeemed, and winners from Auckland through to Temuka in the central South Island, the final vouchers could be anywhere!

Sarah McKee, Christmas Cookies campaign manager, says everyone who bought Christmas Cookies is being urged to search those final buckets. “There are four sweet prizes still on offer and we’re really keen to give these away before crunch time when the competition closes next month.”

Winners to date include Glynis Bartlam and Ben Bolton from Auckland; Zaria McFarlane from Rotorua; Sharleen Tippet from Kapiti Coast; Chris Harrington-Lines from Wellington; Amy Cooney and Diane Lord from Christchurch and Josh Sands from Temuka, just north of Timaru.

Christmas Cookies – mini chocolate chip or apricot and chocolate cookies in red plastic buckets – are sold nationwide in the lead-up to Christmas. They are sold by tertiary students who run their individual territories as a business and part of the proceeds from sales go to charity. This year, just over $200,000 was raised for the Cookie Time Charitable Trust, set up in 2003 to help Kiwi kids discover their gifts. The Trust focuses particularly on two areas: innovation in learning, and dyslexia. As principal sponsor of the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ), this includes supporting initiatives designed to nurture and celebrate the creative power that dyslexia can deliver in innovative thinking, artistic ability, entrepreneurship and creative problem solving.

Speaking of which, for all cookie lovers out there who fancy a bit of creative problem solving of their own – and are lucky enough to have Christmas Cookies left – go open those buckets and see if you’re one of our winners!

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Cookie Time's Ilona Pawlowski with some of the redeemed golden cookie vouchers.


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