December 19, 2002
B.C. man wins Mazda MPV in coffee jar contest
Maple Ridge, B.C. – John Johnston, a scenic carpenter from Maple Ridge, B.C., won a 2003 Mazda MPV valued at $32,425 in a national contest sponsored by Maxwell House coffee and Mazda Canada.
A few months ago Johnston entered a national “Scratch Match n’ Drive” contest. Scratch and match game cards were inserted into packages of Maxwell House coffee – approximately 4.7 million cards were in circulation during the contest that ran June 1, 2002 – October 31, 2002.
Johnson scratched, but he didn’t match, so he opted to mail in his card to the contest headquarters in Toronto. Participants were encouraged to mail in their cards in the event
nobody scratched and matched to win the Mazda MPV during the contest – then
there would be a consolation draw for one Mazda MPV.
“This really came at the right time,” said Johnston. Just days before he heard he won, Johnston’s mechanic told him it was time to take his well-worn vehicle off the road.
Johnston was awarded his 2003 Mazda MPV van, a DX model, at a ceremony held at the new West Coast Mazda dealership on the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on December 18th.