The Road Ahead : December 2011
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 62 THE ROAD AHEAD DEC 2011/JAN 2012 MEMBER ESSENTIALS 100 WAYS TO SAVE MEMBER ROAD TEST: RACQ CHILD RESTRAINTS AN INSIDE LOOK AT RACQ PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. Ned Chemay and wife Mundeep Kaur were taken by surprise by the early arrival of baby son Balveer, who was born just days before they were due to have a new car seat installed at RACQ's Fortitude Valley office. Just 16 months earlier, they had used the service before the arrival or their first son, Manveer. HOW DID YOU KNOW ABOUT RACQ'S CAR SEAT INSTALLATION SERVICE? We have been RACQ members for the past five years and saw on the website that you could buy car seats from RACQ and have them fitted at the same time. WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT TO YOU TO HAVE YOUR CHILDREN'S CAR SEATS INSTALLED BY RACQ? You don't want to compromise on safety, especially when it comes to your children. Driving is stressful enough without worrying about whether your child's car seat is fitted properly. ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE SERVICE YOU RECEIVED? Yes. With RACQ, your expectations are always met. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND RACQ CAR SEATS AND INSTALLATION SERVICE TO OTHER PARENTS? I wouldn't recommend it -- I would say it's mandatory. INTO AFRICA Take a walk on the wild side at Australia Zoo's new open-range exhibit, Africa. Stage one of the exhibition, the only one of its kind in Queensland, is now open. Explore the wide open plains of the savannah on board the Africa Safari Shuttle and marvel at the exotic giraffe, rhino, zebra and cheetah. Experience Africa on the Sunshine Coast and go wild at Australia Zoo these school holidays. RACQ members can save up to 10 percent when they pre-purchase their tickets at an RACQ branch or online. racq.com/entertainment how you can save SUMMER SUN PROTECTION Summertime is here and there's no better time to hit the beach and enjoy the three S's -- sun, sand and surf. However, there is one S that can spoil the fun -- sunburn. RACQ members are guaranteed to find a shady spot on the beach with the Beachkit Portabrella, now available for purchase online at the RACQ Shop. Made from a lightweight, non-rust, three-piece pole and durable polyester fabric canopy, the nearly 2 m portable beach umbrella provides UPF 50+ sun protectio packed, the Beachkit Portabrella measures a compact 60 wide. Weighing only 2 kg, it is easily transportable for a day at the beach or picnic in the park. RACQ members can save more than 20 percent on the Beachkit Portabrella, paying only $62.95 (non-member price is $79.95). Either way, it's a small cost to pay for protection against harmful UV rays. www.racq.com.au/shop is the season, so save money with these Christmas gift ideas from RACQ: • Australia's Best Cars magazine is only $7.95 and makes a great stocking filler for anyone shopping for a new car. • Holidaying with Dogs caters for the four-legged member of the family. With more than 2000 dog-friendly places to stay throughout Australia, it's a perfect gift for animal lovers. • RACQ members can purchase discounted Screensavers movie tickets for $8 for children, $10 for adults and $29 for Gold Class. A limit of 20 tickets per transaction applies. • ‘Grey nomads’ will appreciate an RACQ Caravan Bundle, complete with caravan inspection, vehicle inspection and/or driver education. • Members save $5 on the ultimate 4WD guide Dirty Weekends, newly updated and back by popular demand. For these gift ideas and more, visit your nearest RACQ branch or go to racq.com/shop. RACQ GIFT IDEAS FOR MORE GREAT SAVINGS TIPS GO TO WWW.RACQ.COM.AU/PROMOTIONS/SAVE.
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