With over 30,000 entries, our recent competition giving away a car was extremely popular – but there can only be one winner.  Rather than phoning her (boring!) we decided to track our winner down and surprise them at their workplace with the brand new Subaru Forrester 2.5i.

Sophie Mullins was the lucky winner by signing up to the RAC Member Benefits eNewsletter and we caught her reaction on video.

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Second Prize

Chong and wife Sue of Parkwood were lucky enough to be drawn as the second prize winners. After initially thinking their win was a scam, they came in to collect their $5000 RAC Travel gift voucher and had a chat to us about where they planned to go.

Chong and Sue from Parkwood - Second prize winners with their $5,000 RAC Travel Voucher.

Chong and Sue from Parkwood – Second prize winners with their $5,000 RAC Travel Voucher.

 

How did you hear about the competition?

Chong: From the RAC magazine. I always enter the different competitions.

When was your last holiday?

Sue: We go back to Malaysia ever year but just to visit family – not a proper holiday. So we really want something that’s a proper holiday.

Chong: It has been a while. Because every time we go back to Malaysia we consider it as a holiday. But actually to go somewhere else, that’s a totally different holiday altogether.

Where are you thinking of going?

Chong: We were planning to go to Japan. We were working it out…to try and fit in our budget to travel around Japan. I think the cheapest way is for us to go free and easy. To join the local tours…that sort of thing can save a lot of money. Just join the whole package as a tour.

And the $5000 will go towards that?

Yes definitely! It will help a lot!

Who will you take with you – is it just the two of you?

Sue: And our young son. He is turning 7 in two weeks’ time.

What did your friends and family say – did they believe you?

Chong: All of our family told us it was a scam. They said, “There’s no such thing as a free $5000 voucher!”

                So we’re lucky your came to collect your prize today then?

Sue: (laughs) I said, when I get the voucher THEN I’m going to take a photo and post it on Facebook!

Anything else you’d like to say?

Chong: Thanks RAC for the chance to enter the competition.

Sue: Actually, my birthday is coming soon and he [Chong] just told me that “you have a great birthday present coming this year” (laughs).

Third Prize

Brenda of Forrestfield was the third prize winner and won a $1000 WISH Gift Card.

Brenda of Forrestfield with her third prize of a $1000 WISH Gift Card

Brenda of Forrestfield with her third prize of a $1000 WISH Gift Card

Brenda was interviewed – read what she had to say:

How did you hear about the competition?

In the Horizons magazine… I can’t remember what first prize was but third prize is so awesome it doesn’t matter!

                You probably don’t want to know what first prize was…

(laughs)

I was just looking at the new competitions and they look pretty good too, so I’ll definitely be entering those!

                Who knows, you might get lucky twice!

Have you ever won anything like this before?

*Sheepishly* I have…I won a trip to South Africa… a long time ago. $1000 is amazing though!

                Well it sounds like it was about time you won something new!

What did your friends and family say – did they believe you?

All of my friends are going “Wow! How did you win that?!” and I’m going “Well you need to read the Horizons magazine! I mean, they send it to you… you need to read it!”

                Has anyone asked for a cut of the money?

EVERYONE has asked for a cut of the money.

The WISH Gift Card can be used at Woolworths, Big W, Caltex, Masters and more. Have you thought about what you might spend it on?

Christmas presents! Between Big W and Masters we’ll be able to buy lots of good Christmas presents. But my youngest son has a birthday at the end of next month so I’m going to buy him a Kindle.

                What about anything for yourself?

I don’t know! New shoes today (laughs) I can justify it because I’m using the money I’d normally spend on petrol!

Anything else you’d like to say?

Thank you…so much! This is so cool!

 

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