Shana Petelo Wins A $250 Times Spree

By MidWeek staff
January 25, 2012 | Share

Shana Petelo and son Tomasi

Shana Petelo needed to get some groceries, so on Monday she took a trip to Times Super Market in Royal Kunia. As she made her purchase at 1 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Shana with a simple question.

She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Times Super Market shopping spree.

“We pretty much come here to Times every day,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a ticket agent at Aloha Contract Services. “We know where everything is, and the workers are really good and helpful.”

Shana, a 1995 graduate of McKinley High School, lives in Kunia and has three children.

In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family.


She also likes to read MidWeek. “I like the coupons and the sales ads,” she said. “I also like how it gives you information on events throughout the week.”

 



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Maria Kalai Wins A $250 Spree At Longs Drugs

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January 18, 2012 | Share

Maria Kalai needed some hair products, so on Tuesday she took a trip to Longs Drugs in Hawaii Kai.

As she made her purchase at 12:30 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Maria with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Longs Drugs shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Longs because it’s convenient and they have good sales,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper. “Also, everybody is always nice and friendly.”

Maria lives in Hawaii Kai and works in customer service for United Airlines. In her free time, she enjoys reading and hanging out with her grandkids. She also likes to read MidWeek.


“It’s always a fun and interesting read,” she said. “And I like the sales ads.”



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Liane Thompson Wins A $250 Spree At City Mill

By MidWeek staff
January 11, 2012 | Share

Liane Thompson needed some mouse traps, so on Tuesday she took a trip to City Mill in Hawaii Kai.

As she made her purchase at 12:10 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Liane with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 City Mill shopping spree.

“I can spend hours in here at City Mill,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, who also bought some organizational supplies for her car. “I’m a gardener, so I come here for potting soil and plants. Also, we’re renovating the house and my husband is a contractor.”

Liane, a 1970 graduate of Star of the Sea, lives in Hawaii Kai and is retired. She and husband Charles have two grown children. In her free time, she enjoys fishing and working on projects around the house. She also likes to read MidWeek.


“I love everything about it,” she said. “I read Ron Nagasawa’s column. I like the articles and the political banter, and I like to look at the advertisements.”



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Cari Aramaki Wins A $250 Spree At Kmart

By MidWeek staff
January 04, 2012 | Share

On Thursday, Cari Aramaki went to Kmart in Iwilei for after-Christmas sales on Christmas wrapping. As she made her purchase at 2:10 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Cari with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly a $250 Kmart shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Kmart because because they have a wide selection, and I like the selection of electronics and clothing,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a pre-audit clerk. “Also, the kids love the pizza at Little Caesars inside.”

Cari, a 1975 graduate of McKinley High School, enjoys shopping, and going to the movies and to Las Vegas. She also likes to read MidWeek.


“I love the ads,” she said. “I always look at it before I go to the market, it’s a really big help. I also like the food columns and Ron Nagasawa’s column near the front of the paper.”



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Dolly Omiya Wins $250 Longs Drugs Shopping Spree

By MidWeek staff
December 21, 2011 | Share

Dolly Omiya needed some gift wrapping materials, so on Thursday she took a trip to Longs Drugs at Kahala Mall.

As she made her purchase at 1:45 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Dolly with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Longs Drugs spree. “I like shopping at Longs because it’s convenient,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, who works in public relations at the University of Hawaii. “And I like their weekly sales ad.”

Dolly, a graduate of Kaimuki High School, enjoys writing, reading magazines, collecting recipes, and interior and graphic designing. She also likes to read MidWeek. “I like to look at the photos on the Paina pages,” she said. “I like to read the dining and entertainment stories, and the movie reviews. Also, I like the ads.”

 



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Elaine Tanaka Wins A $250 Foodland Shopping Spree

By MidWeek staff
December 14, 2011 | Share

Elaine Tanaka

Elaine Tanaka saw that coconut water was on sale at Foodland, so on Friday she took a trip to the Beretania location.

As she made her purchase at 11:15 a.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Elaine with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Foodland shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Foodland because it’s clean and the people are really friendly,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, who works part time in a real estate office. “Also, I like the displays, and the location is convenient.”

Elaine, a graduate of Maui High School, lives in Punchbowl and has five stepchildren. In her free time, she enjoys watching Korean soap operas. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“It’s interesting and I like to see all the photos,” she said. “And, of course, Ron (Nagasawa’s column). I cannot miss Ron.”



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Shari Cazimero Wins A $250 Kmart Shopping Spree

By MidWeek staff
December 07, 2011 | Share

Shari Cazimero wanted to pick up a Christmas present for her daughter Lani, so on Tuesday she took a trip to Kmart near Aloha Stadium.

As she made her purchase at 2:50 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Shari with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Kmart shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Kmart because of its variety and convenience,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a registered nurse at Kaiser Moanalua.

Shari and husband Turk live in Waimanalo and have three children. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, going to the beach and hanging out with family. She also likes to read MidWeek.


“I like to see who’s on the cover (her son, surfer Kekoa, was featured on MidWeek‘s cover in April 2007), and to read what’s going on around the town,” she said. “And I like the coupons.”



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Robin Yogi Wins A $250 Spree At Ben Franklin Crafts

By MidWeek staff
November 30, 2011 | Share

Robin Yogi wanted to get a book to make crochet leis, so on Tuesday she made a stop at Ben Franklin Crafts in Mapunapuna.

As she left the store at 2:20 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Robin with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Ben Franklin shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Ben Franklin because of its variety of products,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a clerk/typist for the Department of Education. “Also, the people are always nice.”

Robin and husband Franklin live in Mililani and have two grown children. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting and baking. She also likes to read MidWeek. “I like the different articles, such as (columns by) Jade Moon, Pamela Young and Ron Nagasawa,” she said. “And I like the Islander community news insert.”



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Charel Gabriel Wins $250 Spree At Kmart

By MidWeek staff
November 23, 2011 | Share

Charel Gabriel needed a new vacuum, so on Wednesday she took a trip to Kmart in Waikele.

As she made her purchase at 12:45 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Charel with a simple question.

She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Kmart shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Kmart because of their prices,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, who works in hotel reservations.


Charel lives in Kapolei and enjoys spending time with her family, including her grandniece and grandnephew. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I like the food ads,” she said. “I look forward to it. And I like Kimo’s Vegas.”



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Lorraine Blackwell Wins A $250 Spree At Longs Drugs

By MidWeek staff
November 16, 2011 | Share

Lorraine Blackwell saw some things on sale she wanted at Longs Drugs, so on Wednesday she took a trip to the Mililani store. As she made her purchase at 12:15 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Lorraine with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Longs Drugs spree.

“I like shopping at Longs because of its convenience, selection and prices,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, who works in advertising.

Lorraine, who was born in Germany, lives in Mililani with husband Jeffrey and their two children. In her free time, she enjoys reading and gardening. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I love Ron Nagasawa’s column,” she said. “Also, you have the store ads, and I like to look at the Paina pictures and read the MidWeek Poll.”



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Dhayna Hee Wins A $250 Spree At Times Super Market

By MidWeek staff
November 09, 2011 | Share

On Tuesday, Dhayna Hee was hungry for saimin, so she made a stop at Times Super Market in Koolau Center.

As she left the store at 5:10 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Dhayna with a simple question.

She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Times Super Market spree.

“I like the sushi and the spicy ahi parfait here,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper on what she likes about Times. “I also like their plate lunches and the prices.”


Dhayna, a 1988 graduate of Castle High School, lives in Hauula and has five children. She works as a hairdresser ,and in her free time enjoys going to church and spending time with family. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I like the ads so I can see what’s on sale,” she said. “And I like to read Michelle Malkin and Susan Page and all the sports features.”



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Rannie Seei Wins A $250 Foodland Spree

By MidWeek staff
November 02, 2011 | Share

Rannie Seei wanted to get some things she saw on sale at Foodland, so on Monday she made a stop at the Windward City Shopping Center location.

As she made her purchase at 4:15 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Rannie with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Foodland shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Foodland because their service and prices are good,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a sales representative for Lowe’s. “Also, I like that they advertise so I can plan my shopping ahead of time.”

Rannie and husband Jacob live in Kailua and have one son. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and spending time with her family. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I like how they portray the community through the stories, calendar and the Windward Islander community paper,” she said. “And I like the ads. I’m a smart shopper. I love MidWeek.”



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Jere Manalili Wins A $250 Safeway Spree

By MidWeek staff
October 26, 2011 | Share

On Monday, Jere Manalili went to Safeway on Kapahulu Avenue to get some things she saw were on sale. As she left the store at 1 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Jere with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Safeway shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Safeway because they have new and interesting products,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a retired teacher and counselor. “Also, the store looks nice.”

Jere and husband Dennis live in Waialae and have one grown daughter and two granddaughters. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and “running grandma’s taxi.” She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I like the different columns,” she said. “I like to read Michelle Malkin and Dan Boylan. The editorials are well-rounded. And I like the ads.”

 



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William Lau Wins A $250 Spree At Times

By MidWeek staff
October 19, 2011 | Share

William Lau saw that pork butt was on sale at Times and wanted to make kalua pig, so on Friday he took a trip from Makaha to Times Super Market in Royal Kunia. As he made his purchase at 11:55 a.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached William with a simple question. He answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Times Super Market spree.

“I like shopping at Times because I like their service and I like their sales,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper. “The employees are very helpful and courteous.”

William was born and raised in Kalihi, graduated from Castle High School in 1969 and is retired from Sunvan. He and wife Stephanie have three grown children and 14 grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys diving and surfing. He also likes to read MidWeek. “I like to look at the sales ads and the classifieds,” he said. “And I like to read the columns by Bob Jones, Jade Moon and Pamela Young.”




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Yoshiko Yasui Wins A $250 Spree At Ashley Furniture HomeStore

By MidWeek staff
October 12, 2011 | Share

Yoshiko Yasui needed a new couch, so Wednesday she took a trip to Ashley Furniture HomeStore on Ward Avenue.

As she made her purchase at 11:40 a.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Yoshiko with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Ashley Furniture HomeStore shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Ashley Furniture because they have a lot of choices,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a retired housekeeper. “Also, there was a sale and the salesman was really nice.”

Yoshiko, 95, lives in Palolo with husband Tomejiro. They have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys watching Korean soap operas. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I read the whole thing,” she said. “And I like the supermarket ads.”



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James Ferla Wins A $250 City Mill Spree

By MidWeek staff
October 05, 2011 | Share

James Ferla

James Ferla needed some subfloor adhesive, so on Friday he took a trip to City Mill in Kaimuki.

As he made his purchase at 10:50 a.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached James with a simple question. He answered correctly and instantly won a $250 City Mill spree.

“I like shopping at City Mill because it’s convenient,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a furniture builder and project director for various construction projects. “Also, I like that it’s a local company.”

Originally from Connecticut, James moved to Hawaii in 1984. In his free time, he enjoys wood- working. He also likes to read MidWeek.

“I just read the cover story on Don Ho’s daughter,” he said. “I liked it. It has interesting articles, and I like that it comes in the mail.”

 



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Shirlann Quimpo Wins A $250 Spree At Times

By MidWeek staff
September 28, 2011 | Share

Shirlann Quimpo

On Wednesday, Shirlann Quimpo shopped for groceries at Times Supermarket in Kailua.

At 10 a.m., they were leaving the store when MidWeek‘s representative approached Shirlann with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Times shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Times because of their prices and friendly staff,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper. “Also, it’s a comfortable experience when we come here.”

Shirlann was born and raised in Kaaawa and graduated from Kahuku High School in 1981. She and husband Al have two children and live in Waimanalo. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, surfing the Internet and spending time with family.


She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I like that it has a lot of articles on local people,” she said. “And I like to look at the ads.”



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Loretta Ebinger Wins A $250 Spree At Longs Drugs

By MidWeek staff
September 21, 2011 | Share

Loretta Ebinger

Loretta Ebinger was doing yard work, so on Wednesday, she headed to Longs Drugs at Windward City Shopping Center for a gardening tool and some other items she saw that were on sale.

As she left the store at 4:40 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Loretta with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Longs Drugs spree.

“We come here (to Longs) all the time,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a retired cook. “I like shopping here for the sales.”

Loretta, a 1963 graduate of Kamehameha Schools, was born and raised in Kailua. In her free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele, painting and photography. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I like the articles,” she said.


“The whole thing is very interesting. I really enjoy the content and subject matter, and it’s local.”

 



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Tomasa Marcos Wins A $250 Kmart Spree

By MidWeek staff
September 14, 2011 | Share

Tomasa Marcos

Tomasa Marcos needed a new fan, so on Tuesday she took a trip to Kmart in Waikele.

As she made her purchase at 1:10 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Tomasa with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Kmart spree.

“I like shopping at Kmart because they have good prices,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a Catholic sister with a ministry of prayer and witness. “Also, I love to shop the shoes and clothes. They have a good variety of goods.”

Tomasa was born and raised in Waipahu and graduated from Waipahu High School in 1949. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, sewing, and arts and crafts. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I love to read the MidWeek Poll and the recipes,” she said. “And I love to read Jade Moon’s column.”



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Margaret Tugaoen Wins A $250 Spree At Foodland

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August 31, 2011 | Share

Margaret Tugaoen

Margaret Tugaoen needed croissants to make sandwiches, so on Wednesday she took a trip to Foodland in Ala Moana Center.

After she made her purchase at 1:30 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Margaret with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Foodland shopping spree.

“I like everything about Foodland,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a retired switchboard operator at Leahi Hospital.

Kaimuki High School graduate, has two grown children and one grandchild. In her free time, she enjoys walking and watching TV, especially game shows. She also likes to read MidWeek.


“It’s very informative and interesting,” she said. “I look through the whole paper and the ads.”



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Roy Higashide Wins A $250 Spree At City Mill

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August 24, 2011 | Share

Roy Higashide

Roy Higashide needed some materials for many projects he’s doing at work, so on Tuesday he took a trip to City Mill on North Nimitz Highway.

As he made his purchase at 1:30 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Roy with a simple question. He answered correctly and instantly won a $250 City Mill shopping spree.

“I always come to City Mill, so I know the layout of the store and it’s userfriendly for me,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a resident manager for an apartment building. “Also, the service is always good.”


A 1977 graduate of Kaimuki High School, Roy says he’s usually too busy for any hobbies, but when he has the time he likes to go fishing. He also enjoys reading MidWeek.

“I like the sales ads for food, so when I go to the stores I can get in and out fast,” he said. “I also like to read the stories, such as Ron Nagasawa’s column.”



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Kenneth F. Nascimento Wins A $250 Spree At HomeWorld

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August 17, 2011 | Share

Kenneth Nascimento needed some furniture for his new house in Aina Haina, so Tuesday he took a trip to HomeWorld. As he made his purchase at 12:50 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Kenneth with a simple question. He answered correctly and instantly won a $250 HomeWorld spree.

“I like the selection of furniture here at HomeWorld,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a business owner. “And I like the quality of the furniture.”

Kenneth, a 1979 graduate of Damien Memorial School, and wife Beth have three children. In his free time, he enjoys sports and fishing. He also likes to read MidWeek.

“I like the articles and reading about different people and businesses,” he said. “And I like looking at the pictures.”



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Ann Munemitsu Wins A $250 Spree At Ben Franklin Crafts

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August 10, 2011 | Share

Allyson, Ann and Melissa Munemitsu

Ann Munemitsu needed decorative paper to cover her daughter’s composition books, so on Monday she stopped at Ben Franklin Crafts in Mapunapuna.

As she left the store at 3 p.m., along with daughters Allyson and Melissa, MidWeek‘s representative approached Ann with an easy question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 shopping spree.

“I like the selection here, including things for my Big Shot machine,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a teacher. “Also, I like the craft demonstrations.”

A graduate of Pearl City High School, Ann was born and raised in Mililani and enjoys shopping and spending time with her children. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I like the articles,” she said. “It’s really interesting, and I like to look at the supermarket ads.”

 



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Iris Sayegusa Wins A $250 Spree At Kmart

By MidWeek staff
August 03, 2011 | Share

Iris Sayegusa

Iris Sayegusa saw something she wanted in MidWeek‘s Kmart ad, so on Monday she and sister Shirley took a trip to Kmart near Aloha Stadium.

As she made her purchase at 2 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Iris with an easy question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $250 Kmart shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Kmart because I like the selection and the prices,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a retired teacher. “Also, I like the bath and bedroom products because you can coordinate them.”

Iris, a graduate of Castle High School, has two grown children and two grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys watching Korean soap operas and gardening. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I like the editorials and the ads,” she said. “And I like reading about what’s going on in my community in the Windward Islander.”



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