Walpole St Peter lady wins £1,000 in Aldiss vouchers

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A lucky shopper from Walpole St Peter is preparing for a £1,000 shopping spree after being picked as a winner in a competition to celebrate the Aldiss £6 million stock disposal sale.

Maggie Plume was one of two winners to be selected after the company saw huge interest from thousands of customers at its stores in Fakenham and Norwich following the biggest sale in its 123-year history.

Mrs Plume said: “It’s the first time I have ever won anything like this before.

“I was very lucky because before we went in to purchase some bedroom furniture I had thrown the original letter from the store away, so I had to dig it out of the bin.

“I have recently got a new bed and a bedside cabinet so will probably put the vouchers towards a new bedroom carpet.”

Every single one of Aldiss’ 40,000 product lines was reduced to create space in their Fakenham distribution centre.

The stores offered shoppers discounts up to 70 per cent, in order to clear stocks so that they can carry out essential works to bring the warehouse facility into line with the demands of the business for the coming decade.

On the first day of the sale, more than 5,000 people visited each of the stores – more than they would expect to see over the course of a normal working week.

The queues to get into the stores were over half-a-mile long and traffic was gridlocked all around the areas.

As a way of thanking customers, Aldiss held two draws, one of which Mrs Plume won at the Fakenham store.

Mrs Plume was presented with her vouchers by general store manager Gavin Secker on Sunday.

Paul Clifford, managing director at Aldiss, said: “We are delighted with the response and want to thank all of our customers for helping us prepare the way for our contractors to start work at our warehouse.”

The sale will end on Sunday, at 4.30pm, at both stores.