Independent retailer Queenstreet Carpets & Furnishings has been marking its 50th anniversary milestone with a free prize draw for the chance to win a ‘Golden Ticket’ worth 500 to celebrate five decades in business in Exeter. In addition, over the three-month campaign, they gave away five x 50 vouchers per month with automatic entry in to the top prize draw, by simply asking people to like and share the company’s Facebook page.
Lucky winner, Mrs Alice Sefton of Exeter, was delighted to be called into the store in Alphington to claim her golden ticket. Alice who works at Royal College of General Practitioners, and a mother of two, will be looking for a new sofa or bed with her top 500 prize. Mrs Sefton said: “I was very excited and absolutely delighted to be selected as the top prize winner – it was a complete surprise! It’s also perfect timing, as we have bought a lovely Edwardian terrace house in Exeter, which we are currently renovating.”
Malcom and Nikki Dixie started the family-run business in 1967 and opened one of the first fitted carpet shops, a new trend in the late ’60’s, in the centre of Exeter. Today Nikki and her two sons, Mark and Gary Dixie, together with daughter-in-law Heather, continue the values and ethos of the family tradition, by offering excellent personal service and quality-products at competitive prices.
The main shop located in Alphington, boasts an impressive 12k sq.ft., of floor space selling carpets, sofas, furniture and beds, as well as accessories. In the summer, a 30k investment was made to update and modernise the furniture section in the expansive showroom of this long-established retail business. A second shop, ‘CASA’, located at the former ‘Old Gaol on The Strand, Topsham, was opened in 2015 and has proved very successful, complementing the range of products at the Exeter store.
Gary Dixie – Director Queenstreet Carpets & Furnishings comments: “Mark and I are very proud to be carrying on the legacy of the business which was established by our Mum and Dad in the Sixties, and we felt it was important to mark this significant anniversary by giving something back. With this in mind, we organised a free prize draw for the chance to win a number of 50 vouchers, as well as a ‘Golden Ticket’ to an overall winner, to utilise towards the cost of a sofa, bed or chair.” He adds: “Alice’s details were drawn randomly through a computerised selection process, and we were delighted to invite her into the shop to collect the top prize. She certainly has plenty of stock to choose from, either at Alphington or Topsham in-store, or on-line.”