The Road Ahead : December January 2009
features Stocking stuffers Buy some great Christmas gifts directly from RACQ, through branches or online. STORY BELINDA PETERS A s Christmas draws closer, fi nding that perfect present for friends and family members can prove more elusive. If you’re getting stuck, RACQ has a range of gift ideas for all the family, available at special member rates. The bookshelf For the bush trekker and the 4WD enthusiast, Gregory’s 4WD books will be popular. There are a range of titles to choose from, including 4WD Australia, 4WD Weekends and National Parks Australia, all containing handy information, maps and directions. Available for the RACQ member price of $19.95 (RRP $24.95). For the lounge-chair traveller, Fascinating Earth is a new book series combining more than 250 photographs and information on the most fascinating aspects of various destinations, including Australia, China, New Zealand and Thailand. Available for the member price of $23.95 (RRP $29.95). These and other book titles are available through the online shop at racq.com or at RACQ branches. Travel accessories RACQ stocks a range of travel accessories to help make a journey comfortable and safe. The DASHLITE® rechargeable torch is an ideal gift for avid campers or road travellers. Fitting into a car’s lighter/ power outlet socket to recharge as you drive, the DASHLITE® is always ready to use and shines for 1½ hours continuously. Member price $20.95 (non-members $23.95). High-fl yers may fi nd the TamperTell Easy Seals a handy addition to their Christmas stocking. The individually numbered seals come in a handy pack of 20. Member price $11 (non-members $12.95). Jetsox help to reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), swollen ankles and tired legs on long journeys. Member price $30.95 (non-members $35). These items are available at the online shop at racq.com, or through RACQ travel offi ces. Holiday fun Theme park tickets pre-purchased through RACQ make a perfect gift and provide a great way to entertain the kids during the holidays. There is a range of ticket options available for Queensland’s premier theme parks and adventure activities, discounted for RACQ members. To pre- purchase tickets, drop into an RACQ branch or call 1800 629 501. Peace of mind An RACQ gift membership can help ensure your loved ones won’t be left WIN book packs Ten lucky members have the chance to win a Gregory’s Fascinating Earth or 4WD book pack. The Fascinating Earth pack contains Fascinating Earth Australia, Fascinating Earth China, Fascinating Earth New Zealand and Fascinating Earth Thailand (valued at $199.80). The Gregory’s 4WD pack contains Gregory’s 4WD Weekends, 4WD Australia and National Parks Australia (valued at $74.85). Five of each pack to be won. To enter write your name, address, membership number and the pack you’d like to win (‘4WD’ or ‘Fascinating Earth’ – one per envelope) on the back of an envelope and post it to Christmas Book Pack, PO Box 527, Spring Hill Qld 4004. Entries close January 30, 2009. Visit racq.com/competitions for full terms and conditions. D ued at ck you’dliketo 24 DEC 08/JAN 09 stranded, while also giving them access to many other benefi ts of membership, such as ‘Show Your Card and Save’ discounts. To buy a gift membership, phone 13 1905 or visit your local RACQ branch. Another way to keep your loved ones safe is to buy them an RACQ Driver Education gift voucher to help them brush up on their on road skills. As well as the general driver education program, specialised towing and 4WD courses are available. Call 1800 680 039 or email email@example.com for details. Photo by Vinicius Tupinamba, Shutterstock.com.
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