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As part of its 75th Anniversary celebration, Big Y selected four winners from over 800 sweepstakes finalists – one who took home a $75,000 grand prize -- during a recent event at the Big E in West Springfield on Chicopee Day, September 27. Big Y was founded 75 years ago in the “Y” section of Chicopee, Mass., where two roads converge to form a “Y.”
“We are fortunate to have so many customers share our enthusiasm for our history as well as our local roots,” said Big Y chairman and CEO Donald D’Amour. “Our anniversary celebration was just one more way for us to thank them for their loyalty over the years.”
Customers had a chance to win $75,000 and other prizes. For 16 weeks, between May 5 and August 24, Big Y Express Savings Club and Silver Savings Club cardholders could play the Instant Rewards game at the register. If they received three Legacy Medallions on screen, they qualified as a finalist and were given a package containing a $75 Big Y Gift Card, two tickets to attend the grand prize event at the Big E and a commemorative medallion.
CBS 3 TV from Springfield held a live broadcast of the drawing with Natalie Tolomeo as well as Big Y’s D’Amour. The winners were as follows:
- $75,000 Grand Prize – Linda Couture, Wilbraham, MA
- 2 Year Lease of a 2012 Ford Focus (courtesy of Marcotte Ford) – Kandra Tranghese, Wilbraham, MA
- $7,500.00 – James Therrien, Greenfield, MA
- $750.00 – Elisabeth Martin, New Milford, CT
Springfield, Mass.-based Big Y operates 61 locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 10,000 employees.