Customers from AutoCare network member Middlebrook Garage in Nottingham, Gary Black and his wife Linda can’t believe they won the top prize in AutoCare’s biggest ever giveaway. They will be driving around in style this Christmas in their brand new Peugeot 2008 courtesy of AutoCare.
AutoCare’s BIG WINTER GIVEAWAY ran throughout October and November and gave motorists who had visited their local AutoCare garage during the eight-week period the chance to enter an online competition to win once of 45 amazing prizes, the top prize being a Peugeot 2008 SUV.
Middlebrook Garage owner Deeno was thrilled to have one of their customers win the car, he said, “What a fantastic achievement for the garage, this will be a day I will never forget. Mr & Mrs Black have been bringing their vehicles to our garage for years so we are pleased the prize has gone to such a loyal customer.”
Gary couldn’t believe it when Maria first called with the news. He had to ring Deeno at the garage just to confirm it was true. They have never had a brand new car and naturally they are over the moon, as is their son who is inheriting their old car for when he passes his driving test in January.
Maria McCullough, Garage Networks Manager was at Middlebrook Garage in Nottingham with Paul from Davmac Spares - the garages parts supplier - to deliver the keys; Linda was crying tears of happiness as Maria handed them over.
Gary said, “It’s the best Christmas present that we could have ever wished for. Even when I told all my friends, family and work colleagues not one of them knew anybody that has ever won anything in a competition, I still can’t believe it. To win a car is incredible!“
Gary and Linda couldn’t wait to go out for a drive in their new wheels and they brought all the family with them for the photos. The garage bought champagne, chocolates and mince pies for everyone to celebrate the occasion.
Maria added, “This is a part of the job that is always enjoyable. Gary and Linda were so pleased, Linda kept crying tears of joy. With each competition that we run, the main aim is to drive motorists to the AutoCare Network. But it is also great to see how happy the garage customers are when they have won a prize.”
Maria continued, “Over 10,000 motorists entered the Big Winter Giveaway which generated more than £1.7million for the network, £969,382 of this total was NEW business. These are amazing results for the network and we just can’t see why more garages are not getting involved.
“A big thank you to all the garages who took part, to everyone who visited an AutoCare garage during the promotion, and congratulations to all the prizes winners.”
Paul from Davmac Spares also added, “I feel very proud to be part of such a fantastic garage support network and I speak for the whole Davmac team when I say we are over the moon that one of our key customers Middlebrook Garage were able to give one of their customers the top prize.
“Middlebrook are a fantastic family run business. Deeno and his team set the bar really high supporting the AutoCare Network and are prime examples to all other AutoCare garages. They see the network as a great added value to their business.”
Forty-four other prizes were also won; including Bose Sound Touch 10 Speakers, Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machines, PHILIPS 4K Ultra HD TVs and £100 Shopping vouchers.