SHOP LOCAL WINNER: Kauri Latza, Bruce Serisier with Buy Shop Local winner John Ogden at Burnett Mapping in Mundubbera.
SHOP LOCAL WINNER: Kauri Latza, Bruce Serisier with Buy Shop Local winner John Ogden at Burnett Mapping in Mundubbera. Philippe Coquerand

Purchasing batteries results in a $600 win for resident

IT WAS all cheers for Mundubbera resident John Ogden who took home $600 of vouchers from participating businesses in the Mundubbera Shop Local campaign.

Hosted by the Central and North Burnett Times, the shop local competition was a great way of getting residents to shop locally and to support businesses in the district.

Quite stoked with the win, Mr Ogden said it was a chance encounter that led him to participate in the draw.

"I went to the bank and then I went to buy a loaf of bread,” he said.

"While I was there I decided to go to the post office and my wife called me to say 'don't forget to buy some batteries' so off I went to Burnett Mapping.

"Julie who was working said I should fill in a buy shop local form, it was the first one I filled out and that's how it all went.”

Mr Ogden said it sent an important message out to the community to support local businesses.

"I feel that the time you spend going away, the fuel and cost going there you could've saved what you think you saved,” he said.

Bruce Serisier who owns Burnett Mapping said he was fully supportive of the campaign.

"I think if you shop local you're supporting local businesses who can employ your children, and the money stays within the community,” he said.

Advertising consultant Brett Bishop said the four week campaign involved many businesses from the Mundubbera district who supported locally.

"It was four weeks of advertising in the CNBT that helped to serve as a reminder to local people of the great products and services available on their doorstep,” Mr Bishop said.

"When you spend money with local businesses, your money is more likely to get reinvested back into your town.”