Kyla Moffat had meat at the top of her grocery list Tuesday morning after she won a 60-second shopping spree at Liberty Foods.

Meat and cheese top list for Fruitvale shopping spree!

Kyla Moffat, of Trail, was the lucky local winner of the Great Grocery Giveaway contest held by AG Foods.

She didn’t quite shop-til-she-dropped but Kyla Moffat’s heart was beating a little bit faster after she had 60 seconds to fill her cart with groceries at Liberty Foods on Tuesday morning.

Moffat, of Trail, was the lucky local winner of the Great Grocery Giveaway contest held by AG Foods.

Her mother, Melva Scott, entered her daughter’s name in the contest, which ran for about five weeks at Liberty Foods in Fruitvale and all other participating AG Foods outlets.

Steven Hall, the social media marketing coordinator at Liberty Foods, said the store had too many entries to count over the course of the contest.

But when the call came that she had won, Moffat admitted she had to do some planning.

“I came on the weekend and mapped it out. I’ve been trying to time out 60 seconds for a few days now.”

Moffat had one minute to stuff as many items into her shopping cart up to $500 worth of groceries.

She easily topped that as she strategically darted down the aisles at Liberty Foods with three items in mind.

“Meat and cheese, meat and cheese and coffee,” she said.

After loading up on coffee just past the start line, Moffat made a beeline for the cheese selection then stormed along the back aisle stuffing as much meat as she could in her cart.

Afterwards as the boxes of groceries added up, she said she has already made room in her freezer for the grocery haul.

All that’s left, she said, was to bring some to her parents’ house so she can enjoy her mother’s cooking.

Hall said the giveaway wasn’t limited to one big prize. Other local contest winners won appliances and in-store prizes.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

Cannings: MPs working from home important during Covid

“Ottawa is a hot spot for the virus at present … “

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health

The total number of Interior Health cases since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 522

Times reporter recalls John Turner’s return to Rossland home

“Mr. Turner treated my wife, Gerry, and I like we were long lost friends.” - Jim Swettenham

B.C. government to destroy old-growth caribou habitat

Letter from Wildsight Conservation Specialist Eddie Petryshen

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

Victoria-area RCMP locate high-risk sex offender thanks to help of taxi cab driver

Scott Jones wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, ‘a risk to women and girls,’ police say

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Most Read