Merena Markham Wins A $150 Spree At Tamura’s


On Saturday, Merena Markham and her family were on a drive around the island when they decided to stop at Tamura’s in Hauula for some snacks and dog food. As she left the store at 4 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative approached Merena with a simple question. She answered correctly and instantly won a $150 Tamura’s shopping spree.

“I like shopping at Tamura’s because of their cheap prices,” said this week’s Mystery Shopper, a retail clerk. “And we always come here for the kalbi.”

Merena was born in Japan and raised in Kaneohe, where she graduated from Castle High School in 1999. She and husband Teven live in Kaneohe and have five children. In her free time, she enjoys fishing and camping. She also likes to read MidWeek.

“I always look at the grocery sales ads,” she said. “Also the Windward Islander section, I always look at that, too.”