4 winners, 4 holiday plans sorted
by Abbi James
Let’s face it, it’s been a WHILE since we stepped off that plane, warm overseas-air blowing our hair back, catwalking down that runway… but soon enough, we’ll be back! Here at DAYMADE, we’re already putting plans in motion with our fab travel prize winners, so they can get jetsetting as soon as Bo-Jo says hell yeah!
We sat down (via email – social distancing is still a thing, please!) with some of our wonderful winners to delve into their upcoming holiday deets, so read on for our little Q&A!
Abbi (@abbeth_), 24, from Portsmouth, won a £1,000 LuckyTrip gift card!
Q: You open up your emails, see that you’ve won a fab prize…what’s your reaction?!
“I couldn't believe it when I won - I never win anything!”
Q: You’re the brand-new owner of a £1,000 LuckyTrip gift card! So…where you gonna go?
“We've seen some amazing options in Mexico, Croatia, Tenerife and Africa so we're currently narrowing it down - all very different as you can imagine!”
Q: What are you most looking forward to on your trip? Any special activities that you just can’t wait for?
“…elongating our summer by getting some winter sun is just the perfect way to relax and unwind. Cocktails by the pool and water sports just sounds like the perfect remedy”
Q: What’s your fave holiday or travel memory?
“I have so many favourite holiday memories it's difficult to choose - my friends and I rented a villa in Tenerife a few years ago which was amazing with all the bars and Siam Park - we had the best time! Quad Biking in Turkey with my boyfriend also really stands out in my memories, the views were lovely and it was just so fun.”
Q: Is there anything you’d like to share with our readers?
“Absolutely just go for it! I actually entered the draw as a one off 4 hours before the draw took place, so don't think for a second you don't have a chance!”
Alex (@aadams2271), 25, from Ipswich, won a £2,500 holiday to Bali or Greece!
Q: How did you react to finding out you won a £2,500 prize?
“I actually got the email with the results on my way home from a Scottish camping trip! We were freaking out! We must have looked a couple of chaotic frenzy of excitement, we then spent bought some ice creams to enjoy while we spent the next half an hour parked at the station looking through the possible prizes we could choose from.”
Q: What are you most excited about on your getaway?
“I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot in recent years, I always look forward to throwing myself into the culture, food, and people. A bonus for Bali is all the potential unexplored beauty, I already have various points to explore save on google maps, including Tegenungan waterfall, the Ubud rice fields and Mt Batur”
Q: What are your fave travel memories?
“There are literally so many… I daren’t say it’s my favourite but the first that comes to mind is during my time spent on a conservation project on the island of Beqa (off the coast of Fiji’s main island). I think the best travel memories are mostly defined by the people we meet.”
Q: Fancy sharing anything with our future players/readers?
“Just try it out, you can win experiences and gain memories, which in my opinion is far better than the typical lottery-style prize of money. The money is going to a good cause and the chances of winning cool prizes is so high compared to other competitions so it’s a win-win!”
Sam from London, won a £500 LuckyTrip holiday to Malta!
Q: How did you react when you saw that you won a £500 travel prize?
“Surprised and shocked! I don’t recall ever winning anything of note, and I’d only entered the draw on a bit of a whim, so I really wasn’t expecting to get an email saying I’ve won a £500 prize a couple of hours later... but after the last year it was an amazing feeling!”
Q: What made you decide Malta was *the one*?
“My mum and dad went there before I was born and had a brilliant time, so I had a glowing reference. It is a place I’ve always been curious about visiting and is small enough that 3 nights would feel like a nice amount of time to spend there. And of course, Mediterranean weather!”
Q: What’s your plan once you touchdown in sunny Malta?
“The first hotel looks unreal so can’t wait to spend some time (and money) in the pool and beach bar. The cruise will be lots of fun and insightful, and generally just getting away and seeing something different will be the best part!”
Q: Fave holiday or travel memory?
“Ahhh so many! My last big adventure was spending over a year travelling around Australia and Asia from 2018-2019, which was a really maturing experience as I went alone and was so rewarding. Some of the places I visited, experiences I had and people I met - incredible!”
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
“For a few quid, why not have a go? It’s worth it when you win a fab prize for the price of a coffee!”
Klaire from Blandford Forum, won a £1,000 LuckyTrip holiday to Zakynthos, Greece!
Q: What was your reaction to finding out you won an amazing holiday for two?
“I’m afraid my reactions were very cliché and I thought it was probably a scam! I also couldn’t believe I’d won as I never win anything (possibly because I never enter anything!)”
Q: What are you most looking forward to doing once you step off that plane?
“It looks so beautiful. I love Greek food and I’m usually swayed by a location based on its culinary reputation so I’m looking forward to this most. But as a single mum with two young, boisterous girls I am soooo looking forward to enjoying some sun, in peace, with my friend.”
Q: What holiday memory has you reminiscing the good ol’ travel times?
“A city break to Rome is one of my favourite holiday memories. A beautiful city with amazing history and atmosphere, based entirely around the food again of course”
Q: Anything you’d like to share?
“I literally saw this competition whilst flicking through Instagram, it helps plant a tree which was my main motive, and it was the night before the competition closed, so I decided to enter on a whim. And I won! It is well worth entering.”
Here at DAYMADE, we have hundreds of winners each and every week, ranging from incredible at-home prizes to all-inclusive dream holidays. The majority of our travel prizes are for jaw-dropping getaways with our best buds over at LuckyTrip – you don’t literally go on holiday with them, but they make your holiday easy and hassle-free. With over 400 destinations to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect match. Whether you’re a beach-bum who loves the sun, or you just can’t wait for adventure, there’s something for everyone!
We’re counting down the days until we can (safely and responsibly, mind you) get exploring again. That’s why we offer LuckyTrip gift cards as prizes in our weekly draw, to allow you the ultimate flexibility in where to go, when.
We’re also big advocates of investing in a better tomorrow - that’s why we’ve partnered up with Trees for the Future! A tree is planted for every purchase, meaning over 117,280 trees have been planted on behalf of our amazing players so far. You win, the world wins, everybody wins.
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