Elisabeth Button is lucky her brother lives in Melbourne -
because flying out of Christchurch Airport to visit him helped her
win a trip to Thailand and Singapore.
Christchurch-born Elisabeth lives in Saudi Arabia and while home
to see family, she made a quick dash across the Tasman to visit her
As she departed from Christchurch, she stopped to buy M.A.C.
Cosmetics duty-free, spent more than $20 and so qualified for an
entry in the "Eat, Shop, Win" competition which ran at airport
retail outlets for the month of June.
A few days later, she was told she had won the trip to Ravindra
Beach Resort & Spa in Pattaya, Thailand, with two nights in
Singapore on the way, flying on Singapore Airlines.
"I am absolutely delighted. I never win anything, so have been
on Cloud 9 ever since I was told I had won this trip," she
"I've haven't been to Singapore and am keen to visit Thailand
again, so I am very excited about going to both places, especially
the resort in Thailand.
"My husband and I will probably go early next year to celebrate
our tenth wedding anniversary. My mother has offered to look
after our pre-school children so we can see and do as much as
possible while we're there."