RICHMOND, Va. — GPM Investments LLC's convenience stores in the Midwest awarded one lucky customer $10,000 as the grand-prize winner of the 2015 Golden Ticket game.
The game was open to customers at participating Road Ranger, Village Pantry and Next Door Stores locations. The contest ran from March through October. Customers at the participating stores received tickets by purchasing Golden Ticket items — including fountain drinks, candy and snacks. Each ticket came with a bar code, which customers entered into the contest's website for a chance to win the grand prize.
The winner, who was notified in November, received her winning ticket at a Road Ranger convenience store in Belvidere, Ill.
"At GPM, we are always looking for ways to add value to the customer experience at our stores. We feel a $10,000 grand prize is a great way to give back to our customers, especially as we [entered] the holiday season," said Bill Reilly, the company's senior vice president of marketing.
"Customers can continue to see these types of promotions, games and giveaways when they visit us. It is our top priority to offer superior products, convenient service and to do our best to improve the quality of each customer's day," he added.
Richmond-based GPM is a privately owned company that operates and supplies more than 750 convenience stores in 16 states. Its store banners include Road Ranger, Village Pantry, Next Door Stores, Fas Mart, Shore Stop, Scotchman Stores, Young's, Li'l Cricket and BreadBox.