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It’s a long way from Cashel to California

04 Sep 2014

First time player scoops holiday of a lifetime after signing up at Topaz motorway service station

A teenager who only registered for the Topaz loyalty game Play or Park at the Cashel motorway site a month ago has won an amazing road trip holiday in California.

Nineteen year old John Carroll from Kilfinane Co Limerick won the two week road trip for two adults, which is valued at €18K after he signed up for the game on the urging of a friend a few weeks ago.

The trip includes the hire of a convertible car, accommodation in top of the range hotels in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas and Beverley Hills as well as helicopter flights over the Grand Canyon and Los Angeles’s beaches. The prize also includes €5,000 spending money.

“Even though I’m a fairly lucky person it was a fair shock to the system. At first I couldn’t believe it when I got the call and I thought it was one of the lads messing. But then it sank in and I’m still over the moon. My family and friends are in shock as well” John said.

And who will he bring on the trip? “Well when I was ten my mum Siobhan brought me to Florida so now I can pay her back and bring her to California” he joked.

Paul Candon Topaz Marketing and Corporate Services Director said everyone at the Company was thrilled for John, his mum Siobhan and all his family and friends.

“Play or Park is our interactive loyalty game and it’s all about rewarding lucky customers like John. It really is a trip of a lifetime and we’re sure they’ll have a fantastic time in California. The monthly prizes are amazing and include everything from round the world trips to holidays in Bali or the Bahamas, to shopping trips to New York as well as brand new Toyotas. That’s why almost 300,000 customers have signed up to play.
In fact in the next couple of weeks we will be celebrating the success of Play or Park by giving away an experience of a lifetime to the customer who makes the one millionth play. We expect we’ll reach that landmark in the next week or so and the lucky winner will be presented with their choice of the twelve monthly prizes” Candon said.