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Fred Beans covers year of car payments for CB East teacher


A prize from Fred Beans Family of Dealerships was delivered at just the right time to Central Bucks East ceramics teacher Ann Huuki, who has three children in college and is in the midst of wedding planning with her daughter, Louise.

The Fred Beans team surprised Huuki during a school meeting with news that the company would cover her car payments for a year.

Huuki, of Plumsteadville, is the grand-prize winner of a recent promotion run by the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships to celebrate the redemption of $10 million in points in the company’s AutoRewards Program. Huuki was randomly selected for the prize valued at $4,800.

AutoRewards is the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships’ exclusive vehicle earnings program designed to thank loyal customers. Members earn 15% in AutoRewards points on purchases with the swipe of their AutoRewards keytag. Each point equals one dollar. AutoRewards members may redeem up to $2,000 in points per vehicle purchase or $250 towards their collision center deductible. AutoRewards members also enjoy discounts from more than 200 area merchants and special perks such as exclusive events with the extended Fred Beans Family.

“Our AutoRewards Program is our way of thanking customers for trusting us with their business, and a promotion like this allows us to both celebrate and give back to our most loyal customers,” said Beth Beans Gilbert, vice president of Fred Beans Automotive Group. “Ann Huuki and her family are repeat Beans customers, and we could not be more appreciative of their loyalty and excited to present them with this grand prize.”

Huuki said she was “overwhelmed and totally surprised” to learn that she had won the prize. Her coworkers, who helped celebrate the win alongside her, said that she was “totally deserving” because “good things should happen to good people.”

Huuki has taught in the art department at Central Bucks East since 1991. This year, with funding for new raised beds and containers from the CB Cares Educational Foundation, she is starting a gardening club – Green Thumbs – with students.

Huuki and her husband, Loren, have three children: Erik, who attends Penn State; Louise, who attends Temple University; and Elizabeth, who is in her last year at West Point.