Bosses at G. N. Badley & Sons, in Gibbons Road, Trench, said they could not believe the size of their biggest competition yet, to win Christmas dinner.
The butchers, which holds an online competition about eight times a year, saw 17,659 people visit the competition website and 9,710 people enter.
Posts on Facebook about the competition also received 720 likes and 951 shares.
Managing director Simon Badley, who’s father Keith set up the business almost 40 years ago, said: “We regularly hold competitions but before now the most entries we have had is 541 when we gave away a barbecue meat box this summer.
“As we approached Christmas a competition to win your Christmas dinner made sense, we have so many orders coming in and Christmas is a special time but not everyone can afford the best quality meat.
“In all our competitions we want to give people a chance to enjoy something out of the ordinary or a little bit more special than they would otherwise.
“Obviously people have really engaged with this.”
The competition closed on Sunday (DEC 7) and the winner was revealed this morning (DEC 8) - Marian Long from Broseley.
She will be handed a 6lb rolled turkey crown, 4lb unsmoked boneless gammon joint, 2lbs of pork chipolatas and 2lb of dry cured unsmoked streaky bacon.
To complete the Christmas dinner prize Marion will also win a Greenfields Farm Christmas vegetarian box which includes potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, parsnips and leeks.
Kay Badley, Simon’s mother who also works at the family business, said: “For a small family butchers in Trench to get more than 9,000 people enter a competition, I just can’t believe it.
“I’m not the most internet savvy person, but I know we are busy because of the number of people who walk through the door.
“To know that Simon is driving the business online shows me just how big we really are.
“I am so please we will be able to light up Marian’s Christmas.”
The company is one of only eight butchers in Shropshire that offers an online order system and delivers products to homes and businesses across the UK.
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