SOURCE: Sergeant's Pet Care Products

Sergeant's Pet Care Products

November 23, 2011 13:23 ET

An Extra Grateful Thanksgiving: Deserving Woman Wins New 2012 Volkswagen® Beetle® in Nationwide Sweepstakes

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2011) - Tens of thousands of people flocked to enter the Big Pest Knockdown Sweepstakes from Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. and now, the winner has been revealed. Patti Goode of Cherryvale, Kansas (population 2,300) was chosen at random as the winner of the brand new 2012 Volkswagen® Beetle®, just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays.

"I cannot believe what amazing timing this was," Goode shared. "It was just in the nick of time. My old car was a 1990 Ford Ranger with more than 300,000 miles on it, and it just wasn't safe to drive any more. But now that we have a dependable car, we can actually drive to Dallas to visit my son and his family for the holidays. Winning this car means our entire family can be together this year, and I didn't think that would be possible. I am just so grateful."

Goode, whose current hometown of Cherryvale has seen high unemployment and population loss during tough economic times, helps to support her family by selling her art in larger cities. "The problem was that even when I had paintings to sell, I couldn't take them anywhere because my car just wasn't dependable. But this car has changed all of that! What a perfect thing to celebrate at Thanksgiving," she stated.

"Sergeant's sponsored this sweepstakes to raise awareness about our new topical flea and tick product, SENTRY® Fiproguard. It's a generic equivalent to Frontline® Top Spot®, but is available at a much lower cost -- something everyone can appreciate. The fact that the car ended up with such a deserving new owner was wonderful news for us. Congratulations to Patti and her family," shared Caryn Stichler, Vice President of Marketing for Sergeant's.

The car was delivered to Goode's home as a surprise and presented to her by the Fiproguard Flea, star of the online promotional video for the contest. In the same fun spirit, another video was made to share the excitement Goode felt when the car arrived. To help her celebrate, elementary school students, neighbors, city officials and even the city's police and fire rescue officers were on hand when the car was delivered.

To watch the heartwarming video, use the link below. For more information about SENTRY® Fiproguard visit


About Sergeant's Pet Care Products

Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc., is based in Omaha, Neb. USA, and is a leading supplier of pet supplies including flea and tick remedies, health and well-being products, natural and formulated treats, rawhide chews, toys, accessories, dental care products and aquatics. Sergeant's has been caring for pets since 1868, and is America's oldest full-line pet supplies company with one of the most trusted names in pet care. For more information, visit the Sergeant's website at To be a part of the ongoing conversation about pet health, join Sergeant's large Facebook fan page, Pet Health Central (

* FIPROGUARD™ contains fipronil, the active ingredient used in Frontline® Top Spot®. FIPROGUARD™ is a trademark of Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. Frontline® Top Spot® is a registered trademark of Merial. Frontline® Top Spot® and Merial are not affiliated with Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. Pricing based on MSRP of FIPROGUARD™ and retail price survey of Frontline® Top Spot® as of November 15, 2011.

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