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Best Buy winner hauls in about $20,000 worth of tech essentials

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Check out Best Buy for more.

Winner of Best Buy’s prize package has little bit of luck and a whole lotta loot

Tim Ferreira and his fiancé, Kristin, aren’t yet married. 

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But the Ontario couple already work together like a bona fide team, doubling up their efforts to try their luck at Best Buy’s 20th anniversary contest. And they won.

The contest held earlier this year required would-be winners to comment on Best Buy’s Instagram posts sharing their stories of technology then-and-now.

Ferreira religiously made numerous comments over the course of the 20-day contest but credits his fiancé, who did the same, for constantly reminding him to do so. 

“I was thinking, ‘yeah, sure, I’ll play along,’ and was never thinking I’ll win this,” he says.

Indeed, they were up against thousands and thousands of Canadians pushing to take home the prize package which includes about $20,000 worth of the latest-and-greatest technology and everything from a Nintendo Switch to a Samsung Z Fold (it’s $1999.99 right now,) a Dyson V15 vacuum and big-screen television that retails for nearly $5,000.

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Ferreira confesses to sometimes “foolishly,” buying lottery tickets but other than that time he won a Buffalo Bills’ jersey as a kid, concedes he has never had much luck. 

Maybe that’s all changed. 

First, he received an Instagram direct message saying he qualified to win the grand prize. 

The 28-year-old thought it was spam.

But when Best Buy asked for more information and for him to sign something, it became real.

“It wanted to know you were over 18 and said ‘winner’s signature,’ at the bottom. That’s when it started to click,” says Ferreira, a transit operator with the city of Brampton. “We were just over the moon shocked. We were actually celebrating with friends that night because they just found out they were pregnant. It just turned out to be a great night of celebration.”

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As for the gifts, of course, the couple will be sharing. 

They have yet to fixture out how they will use the drone , are working their way through instructions to set up the Breville espresso machine and ordered a wall mount for their new 75-inch TV.

The prize package also includes a Samsung watch, Vitamix , Dell laptop, Echelon fitness bike , AirPods, a GoPro and a Dyson hair straightener, which Ferreira graciously gave to his future wife.

“I did have long hair during the pandemic but since then got it cut and don’t think I’m going back,” he says.

Besides, he is focussed on something else which arrived in the shipment delivered just two days after his birthday and a few weeks prior to Christmas.

“Right now, I’m in the middle of using the PlayStation 5. It’s the first thing I unpacked,” he says.

“The PlayStation 5, alone, would have been a birthday/Christmas gift combined.”

What’s on Ferreira’s Christmas gift wish-list now? 

“Nothing.”

Shopping Essentials is a new category that features highly-researched products, new and exciting launches or behind-the-scenes info — learn more .  All prices are accurate on the day of publication.

NMoharib@postmedia.com

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