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I once won a gas boiler from The Guardian. Tell us about times you've won, and the excellent and/or crappy prizes you've lifted.

Suggested by dazbrilliantwhites

(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 14:08)
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a car
There was a Daewoo showroom adjoining where I used to work about ten years ago and I fancied one of the sales girls, so would spend my time there chatting to her instead of working.
One day there was a pile of leaflets on her desk and a card box with a slot in it to post entries through. I scribbled one out, without really reading it and posted it in the box, expecting nothing but to be added to their junk mailing list for brochures etc.

About a month later I got a ropey-looking letter telling me I had won first prize in their competition - the opportunity to buy a brand new Daewoo Matiz for £5. I suspected my friend had faked the letter but when I showed her it, she denied all knowledge and called up the company head office for me, which confirmed it was genuine.
I had to send off a cheque for £5 and then had to travel to Edinburgh to collect my brand new car. I posed for a few cheesy photos with some company bigwig, handing the keys over across the bonnet etc, then home I drove.

A few weeks later I traded it in for a Vauxhall Astra.
(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 18:58, 1 reply)
A Daewoo for a fiver?
Did you get some change?
(, Fri 29 Apr 2011, 16:17, closed)

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