The Road Ahead : August 1st 2012
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 64 THE ROAD AHEAD AUG/SEP 2012 MEMBER ESSENTIALS RACQ BENEFITS member benefits LIKE OUR RESCUE? THEN WHY NOT TELL US? It's an experience many of us can relate to -- stuck on the roadside with a car that just won't go. The relief that comes with the arrival of an RACQ patrolman is palpable, as is the gratitude felt when that patrolman helps you get back on the road. For some, a simple 'thank you' may not be enough, so RACQ patrolmen across south east Queensland are now handing out Like Your Rescue cards to members, directing them to Facebook where they can tell others about their experience. For RACQ patrolman Ian Provan, the Like Your Rescue campaign is not about 'blowing your own trumpet'. "I just want our members to be happy and if they want to express that in an online forum, that's great," Ian said. "In the past, most people would ring in to give a compliment, but it can be hard to remember to do that at times. If the Like Your Rescue card is in front of them, they can get on social media and do it." All Like Your Rescue stories are published on the RACQ Official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/racqofficial. TO SEE HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT WITH RACQ GO TO WWW.RACQ.COM.AU. SPECIAL DEALS ON PERSONALISED PLATES Just in time for Father's Day, PPQ is offering RACQ members an exclusive deal to receive up to $200 off personalised plates purchased before September 7, 2012. With more than 150 themes and colours to choose from, PPQ is sure to have a number plate to suit every dad. Proceeds from the sale of personalised plates help support road safety in Queensland, with more than $100 million being contributed over the past decade. As part of this exclusive offer, RACQ members will receive $50 off Personalised and Theme Plates, $100 off the Euro Family, Signature Series and 2x2 Flexi Plates, and $200 off Prestige Plates. To take advantage of this offer, simply visit www.ppq.com.au, enter your RACQ membership number as the unique code and PPQRACQ2012 as the promotion code. For terms and conditions, visit www. racq.com/ppq. CARAVAN WINNER Like many Queenslanders, Christine and Reg Smith had been planning to join the grey nomads when they retired in about a 10 years. Their plans were fast-tracked recently when they were handed the keys to a new Adria camper trailer, valued at $30,790, which they won after entering RACQ's Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Holiday Show competition. Now that they have the Adria 390DS in their driveway, the Smiths are planning a few practice weekend treks before embarking on their dream adventure -- to travel around Australia. MEMBER GET A MEMBER WINNER There were surprises all round for Jenny Maguire's family as well when she won a $2000 prepaid VISA card as part of RACQ's Member Get a Member promotion. When Jenny told her father, Martin, that he should join RACQ, she didn't expect to be rewarded for her efforts. Jenny's intention was simply to ensure Martin would have the same peace of mind that she's enjoyed as an RACQ member for the past 22 years. "To find out I'd won a VISA gift card was such a shock. I'm sharing my delight with all the family," Jenny said. THRIFTY WINNER Other RACQ members ready to hit the open road in a set of new wheels are Central Queensland couple Mark and Christine Davey, who have won a Hyundai i30 for a year, courtesy of Thrifty Car Rental. When Christine booked a rental car through RACQ during a recent trip to Perth, she was automatically entered in the draw to win. "It was very exciting -- I didn't even know we were entered. I thought they were kidding me," Christine said.
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