WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A special shopping spree at Wegman's near Wilkes-Barre on Monday was a big payoff for a donation to a local charity.
When Gregg Andres of Wyoming made a donation to the United Way earlier this year, he never imagined that would lead a two-minute shopping spree at Wegmans.
"Never in a million years did I think I was gonna win something but I came down and they said I was the winner of a two-minute shopping spree at Wegmans," said Andres.
Andres decided to pay it forward by giving the Wegmans shopping spree to his daughter and son-in-law. Two minutes to run through the store here in Wilkes-Barre Township filling shopping carts with whatever.
That time went by in a flash, as Harry Pockevich threw seafood, cheese, meat and more into carts.
"It was great. What a fun experience, you know I used to watch the shopping spree show when I was a kid with my grandmother. She would have loved to see this," he said.
Pockevich and his wife Kristin have a young son named Oakland and they are expecting twins, too.
"I had a little bit of a different plan. I wanted to spend more time in the meat section, but when I heard the minute warning, I got worried and had to get to the diapers, that was absolutely priority! Kristin would have been very upset with me had I not gotten enough diapers!"
In all, Wegmans donated $1,267.28 worth of groceries for the shopping spree.
"This was fantastic! He really, if it wasn't a record, it was really close to it!" said Bill Jones of the United Way of Wyoming Valley.