April 25, 2014
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Dr. Pepper/Mountain Dew Shop with the Player winner Daisy Moore Miami HEAT’s Chris “Birdman” Andersen.​

Winn-Dixie teamed up with Pepsi and the Miami Heat NBA basketball team April 10 to provide lucky customer Daisy Moore with a once-in- a-lifetime shopping experience.

Moore, a single mother and devoted Heat fan, entered the Dr. Pepper/Mountain Dew “Shop with the Player” program and was a lucky winner of a $1,000 shopping trip, out of thousands of entries.

She got to make that Winn-Dixie shopping trip at store No. 251 in Miami with her favorite Heat player, Chris “Birdman” Andersen. She also gota pair of tickets to an upcoming Miami Heat game.

Moore said she had “butterflies in her stomach,” but was excited to kick-off the event during a meet-and-greet session with Andersen. Store Director Eliu Cubas said Andersen was a great sport and did everything he could to make Moore, and everyone else, feel comfortable. When the shopping spree began, Cubas says it was unlike anything he had ever witnessed in his store.

“It was very humbling to be a part of a Winn-Dixie customer’s unforgettable experience,” he said. “Everyone from customers to staff was ecstatic, so it added to the excitement of giving back to the community and welcoming a world-class athlete to our store.”

Moore and Andersen combed the aisles of a Winn-Dixie store, filling her cart with her family’s favorite foods, drawing a crowd of spectators along the way. For any hard-to-reach items, Moore called on “Birdman” to easily pluck them from the shelves. After checking out, Andersen even picked up bagging duty, loading Moore’s winnings into her car. It was and experience Moore says she’ll never forget.

“This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, and I have to thank Winn-Dixie for giving me this opportunity,” said Moore. “It’s not always easy to make ends meet, so I am very grateful for this shopping spree, and running through Winn-Dixie with “Birdman” is something I will cherish forever.”

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