Biggest Purchasing Blunder competition

The winner of our competition announced!
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  • Updated:14 Jan 2013

01.Winner announced!

Congratulations to Belinda of Castle Hill, NSW!

You are the lucky winner of a prize package featuring CHOICE Best Buys and CHOICE Recommended products.

Congratulations also go to:

  • Trevor of Garran, ACT;
  • Erni of Stirling, SA; and
  • Reremoana of Campsie, NSW.

All receive a CHOICE Online membership for 12 months.

Thank you to everyone who voted and everyone who entered the CHOICE Biggest Purchasing Blunder Promotion. Stay tuned for future CHOICE promotions.


The winner

bannerBelinda, Castle Hill, NSW

Rechargeable wine chiller

"$69.95 Rechargeable Wine Chiller – just add ice and water and set the timer. Goodness me what was I thinking? A $2 bucket = same result!"

 wine chiller

The finalists

Finalist 1: Erni, Stirling, SA

Millie the poodle

"Bought my girlfriend a puppy for her 21st. In 6 months we broke up, she moved to London and now I’m father to a fluffy white poodle – Millie."


Finalist 2: Trevor, Garran, ACT

The toaster that requires tongs

"Toasting area is too deep for sliced bread. To remove toast you need to turn the off power and use tongs – or risk a burn."



Finalist 3: Reremoana, Campsie, NSW

Pest control device

"I bought an electronic/ultrasonic pest control device to handle a cockroach problem. The cockroaches ended up living in it!"


Prize packages

The lucky winner will choose ONE (1) prize package, listed below, of CHOICE Best Buys and CHOICE Recommended products.

1. Around the Home package: includes Russell Hobbs food processor and Panasonic handset.

 Russell_Hobbs_RHMP750  Panasonic_KX_TG8032ALB

2. Great Outdoors package: includes Ryobi lawn edger and hedge trimmer.

 RYOBI_RED_1520G  Ryobi_RHT600RLG

3. Leisure & Entertainment package: includes Sony e-reader and LG Blu-ray player.

 Sony_Reader_PRS_T1  LG_BP620

4. Babies & Kids package: includes Childcare cot and Chicco high chair.

 childcare_Grange  Chicco_Happy_Snack

The three runners-up receive a CHOICE Online membership for 12 months, which can be added to their current membership or given to a friend as a gift. 

See the full terms and conditions.



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