Clare native Deirdre Murray has literally struck oil after winning free motor fuel, home heating oil and coffee for a year in Topaz’s Play or Park loyalty game.
The first Clare winner of Play or Park, said she was delighted and surprised when she heard she’d won February’s prize of free fuel for a year for three people. The prize includes free motor fuel, free home heating and free coffee for three people up to a value of €20K.
Deirdre is from Newmarket-on-Fergus and lives just outside the village with her husband Enda and two little girls Croidhe (3) and Saorlaith (2).
The young mum is a Child Care Team Leader in a community crèche in Ballynanty in Limerick city. She said that it was her first time taking part in Play or Park and that she had never previously won a prize in a competition like this.
“Although I had accumulated lots of points and so had five plays it was my first time entering. I was at home sick from work on Monday and trying to get a prescription filled when I got the call. The next minute I was jumping up and down. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never won a prize in a competition like this. The news definitely aided the recovery” Deirdre said.
And who is Deirdre going to share her fantastic prize with? “One of the reasons I accumulated the points is that my husband Enda, who is a mechanic, is always onto me to make sure I only use Topaz AA quality approved diesel. So I suppose it’s only fair he and his mum Tina get to enjoy free fuel for a year too” Deirdre joked.
Noel Darcy, Area Manager with Topaz, said everyone in the company was delighted for Deirdre, Enda and Tina.
“Free motoring and warm homes with Topaz fuels for the next year as well as all that Fair-trade coffee! It’s a great prize. We’re delighted that Enda is going to benefit as well given he is such a fan of our AA quality approved fuels” Noel joked.
“Every month we are giving away fantastic prizes to regular customers like Deirdre. For example the March prize is a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix which includes 5 star hotel accommodation, helicopter transfers to the Grand Prix, VIP Grand Prix tickets, and €5K spending money. Once again we are expecting huge interest in that prize” Noel said.
Topaz, which is the country’s largest fuels and convenience retailer, launched Play or Park just over a year ago and already over 225,000 people have registered to PLAY.