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Harleston Carpets and Flooring recent ran a competition for a local customer to win their carpet for free. To draw the winner they arranged with a local scout troop to take each customer's invoice, make paper airplanes and throw them, with the furthest being the winner. Pictured back from left Pauline Minter, Adam Bassett, Richard Jocelyn, Chris Lown and Richard Minter. Front are Tyler Herrod and George Phillips...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (9111655)
Harleston Carpets and Flooring recent ran a competition for a local customer to win their carpet for free. To draw the winner they arranged with a local scout troop to take each customer's invoice, make paper airplanes and throw them, with the furthest being the winner. Pictured back from left Pauline Minter, Adam Bassett, Richard Jocelyn, Chris Lown and Richard Minter. Front are Tyler Herrod and George Phillips...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (9111655)

A carpet firm’s promotion really took off when a competition winner was chosen by flying paper aeroplanes.

All the invoices for January orders at Harleston Carpets and Flooring – ranging from £7.99 to £3,800 – were turned into paper planes by local scouts.

The prize – the cost of the order – went to the customer whose invoice flew the furthest, explained shop owner Richard Joselyn, who came up with the idea to distance himself from selecting the winner.

The winning invoice went about the length of a badminton court and, as it was not for the most expensive order of the month, Mr Joselyn added a £100 Swan Hotel voucher when he presented the prize to winners Pauline and Richard Minter, of Brockdish.

“They were happy and so were we – it was a very successful promotion,” he said.



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