Coast Hills

$1,000 Amazon Shopping Spree Winner: It was simple

by Joshua D. Scroggin
February 17, 2016
Andrea Zimkowski

Like a lot of folks, Andrea Zimkowski entered the New Year with a little lingering debt from holiday spending. Accepting a new job also put some stress on her wallet as she waited for her first paycheck to come through.

So, our Platinum Rewards Visa credit card made a lot of sense to her. She can transfer her other credit card balances over with zero fees and pay off the debt at a rate of just 1.99 percent for the first six months.

And balance transfer she did.

When Andrea logged into her online banking, she also noticed CoastHills was giving away a $1,000 shopping spree to one lucky member. Each balance transfer made in January earned an entry into the random drawing. She just never thought she’d win.

The Santa Maria native is a lifelong Central Coast resident. She went to St. Joseph High. She played for the Cal Poly women’s soccer team. And now she works as a mechanical engineer installing and servicing medical x-ray imaging systems from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara.

To her, another great day on the Central Coast already feels like winning the lottery.

“When the Powerball craze was happening, my mom and I were talking about how we don’t win things like that,” Andrea said. “But we’re so blessed in life, we won from that perspective.”

We’re happy to announce, she’s won from another.

Andrea has been a member since her mom brought her in to open a savings account when she was just a little girl. Now 24, visiting one of our 11 branches is just natural for her. That makes it all the sweeter for us to be able to make a difference in her life.

Now, Andrea is going to pass along the good fortune.

She’s planning to spend a portion of her $1,000 shopping spree on a fitness tracker for herself. Another chunk will fund a Valentine’s Day gift for her boyfriend’s tractor. Other family members will surely receive some nice surprises, too.

She’ll also have a little more optimism when it comes to our promotions.

“I probably will,” Andrea said. “I have a glimmer of hope I could win something now.”

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