Nina and Bill Cockburn have enjoyed Kit Kats for several years so when the chocolate bar company offered a chance to win cash they figured you can't win if you don't play.
"I bought some bars and noticed the contest on the wrappers. I went to the computer and entered the pin number and to my surprise they called me and said I was a $25,000 winner," Ms. Cockburn said.
It was hard to believe at first, she said, because there are so many scams out there, but when it turned out to be the real thing she and her husband were blown away.
"It was mind boggling, but the first thing I thought was how wonderful it would be to take the grandchildren to Walt Disney World in Florida," she said.
With eight grandchildren, ranging from three to 12 years of age, the Florida trip seemed like the perfect idea to Ms. Cockburn and although they haven't told them of the pending adventure yet, the plans are in the works.
"Originally we wanted to take everyone at once, but probably we will do three separate trips," she said, adding it will work out well because she will be able to spend an equal amount of time with each grandchild and it will give the younger ones a chance to get a couple of more years under their belt so they will really appreciate it.
They are looking at next April as a possible date for stage one of the journey, Ms. Cockburn said.
"We are trying to keep it under wraps for now because the anticipation for the grandchildren would drive them crazy, but our children know and they are ecstatic," she said.
Bill Cockburn said he is really excited as well and it is amazing to be able to share this with the family. They are a close family, he said, and every weekend someone comes down to visit them at their home outside of Colborne.
Mr. Cockburn said he would never have thought a shared sweet tooth between himself and wife would bear such a reward.
"I figure I have eaten about $25,000 worth of Kit Kats over the years so we are even," Mr. Cockburn said laughing.
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