Thursday, 12 November 2015

#Win a Winter Car Kit #giveaway

It can be a daunting time making journeys when the weather conditions deteriorate, we tend to try and limit the time we spend travelling (even turning down enticing events!) but it’s not always possible for everyone.  Some people have long commutes to work or to visit family, so I wanted to provide a competition that might make those essential journeys hopefully safer and a bit more comfortable. Which brings me on to my wonderful prize giveaway provided by LV= to help UK drivers stay safe on the road this winter.  I already have lots of the kit already so thought it would be nice if one of my lovely followers could benefit from the contents instead.

The prize pictured below includes Autoglym De-icer, Ice Scraper, Streetwize Heavy Duty Tow Rope, High Vis Jacket, LED Torch, Yankee Candle Car Air Freshener – Christmas Cookie – 3 pack, Anker Portable Phone Charger, Hand Warmers and a AA Fleece Travel Blanket, worth £100.  Everything you need to be prepared for winter when the chance of your car breaking down is unfortunately that much higher, just throw in some snacks and drinks because if you breakdown with children they will be miserable if they go hungry or thirsty!


My friends husband owns a garage and he gets very busy at this time of year, his poor wife hardly sees him as he is off here, there and everywhere rescuing people through the day and the night.  The roads especially get challenging when you have ice and snow to tackle so try to stick to ones that are regularly gritted and well maintained.  If you do have the misfortune to breakdown and you desperately need to call for help the last thing you want is to realise your mobile phone battery has died!  The portable phone charger in the prize bundle is just the thing to call your roadside assistance provider and get some reassurance that assistance is on the way.

Most importantly make sure you have kept your car in good condition, serviced, regular battery changes (apparently they last five years), tyres pumped up and a full tank of fuel so you are much less likely to breakdown, but just in case you did do pack a car kit like the one I am giving away.  It is better to have it packed and not need it than to breakdown and wish you had been better prepared...

To enter the giveaway please fill out the form below by the 8th of December.

Win a Winter Car Kit Worth £100

241 comments:

  1. could do with this fantastic giveaway

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  2. Great prize! My dad loves his car (much to my mums dismay!) and would love this kit!

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  3. Going to be doing a lot of long distance journey's over Chirstmas, so this kit would be very handy to have. thanks for a fab giveaway :)

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  4. This would be a nice treat for my partner... and our car...

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  5. always check your fluids and pressures and lights take's 5 minutes

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  6. be great for my partner to use for his car,great comp

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  7. This would be great to my husband. Our car gets a battering because he does lots of travelling with work

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  8. trouble I would have would be who do I give it to, dad or hubby?

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  9. We have family all over the country and travel a lot so this would be lovely to have, thank you :)

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  10. Fab prize - always a good idea to have an 'emergency/delay' pack in the car for unexpected hiccups!

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  11. I've been meaning to get my mum a car emergency kit for a while so fingers crossed!

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  12. When they are babies, rely on Calpol for a quiet long drive. When they are teenagers make sure they have their music and earphones and journeys become very pleasant.

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  13. This is a great and very useful day. Especially that we're planning lots of travel through Europe this winter :))

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  14. This looks very handy to keep in the car in-case of an emergency.

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  15. this would be great for an emergency!

    AShleigh

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  16. Don't forget to put Fuel in your car otherwise you might run out ;)

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  17. a really useful prize, and very timely - thanks

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  18. fantastic giveaway and very handy

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  19. very handy to have in my car, just incase :) great giveaway thank you

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  20. very handy to have in my car, just incase :) great giveaway thank you

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  21. Claire Elizabeth Noke12 November 2015 at 22:23

    what a handy giveaway! I know I should have all of the above, but I only have two !! *naughty me*

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  23. This would be us useful, everything you would need in an emergency, and great as I'm a lady driver and having all this would make me feel well equipped and ready to go - thank you for the competition xx

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  24. Car journeys with Kids are much more enjoyable, if you listen to a talking book. Harry Potter read by Stephen Fry is our current favourite

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  25. Fab prize! On long journeys, always check ahead to see where you are going to stop off for a break!

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  26. It would definitely give me peace of mind to have these bits in our car, just in case!

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  27. This would be really handy we have already had our car break down on us a few times! And over Christmas we will be seeing family who live in over an hour away so this would be ideal! X

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  28. What an excellent prize - very handy for the coming winter!

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  29. This is a very useful prize,thank you.

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  30. It's just getting cold, time for a prize like this!

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  31. The amount of times I have needed something in an emergency and do not have anything in the car. This prize would be the answer to my silliness.

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  32. always make sure in winter that you have a warm coat in the car.

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  33. this would be great for those cold days xx

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  34. Great prize! I'd love to win it for my husband as he has to do a lot of winter driving.

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  35. This great prize would be perfect for my son

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  36. My tip for car journeys is to prepare well before hand especially regarding toilet breaks. The car kit looks superb and full of useful things to use in the event of an emergency, well done LV (& Missing sleep too).

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  37. This prize is very handy as you never know when you will need it.x

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  38. Car journeys can be long and boring! I am in the "are we nearly there yet?" group ~~ Great prize, our car and hubby would love it ~~

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  39. what a great kit and every car should have one x

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  40. very thoughtful prize .. lovely xx

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  41. If you are going on a long journey with young children, go at a slower pace than you normally would - this helps put them to sleep a bit quicker and makes your journey less stressful. So it takes a little longer to arrive at your destination, does that matter?

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  42. super give away i always have a blanket in the gar it can be used for all sorts of things

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  43. Great Prize! Wish I had this a few years ago when I got snowed in on the motorway ( a nightmare experience ) Always check your oil and water levels before traveling :)

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  44. This would be perfect for my sons new car

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  45. What a useful prize for the start (almost) of winter.

    Weather looks horrible out at the moment.

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  46. What a great prize, very useful items in that bundle

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  47. I would love to win this for my dad.

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  48. That travel blanket would definitely come in handy during the winter! Fab prize.

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  49. I have fond memories of buying our lovely children pills called "Sea Legs" for travel sickness. They'd work a treat, and completely cured them of the ailment. Halycon days :)

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  50. Fab prize, so important to have supplies in your car.

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  51. Great prize for this time of the year

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  52. Brilliantly useful prize to combat adverse winter weather conditions.

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  53. I use my car a lot and this would be a great thing to have. Thanks.

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  54. Clear your car's lights as well as the windows.

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  55. Great idea to carry this kit in your car, particularly this time of year

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  56. great gift ideal for the start of the winter
    from samantha price

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  57. great prize i always carry a mars bar in the glove box as well hand in case you get stuch

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  58. This would be perfect for our France trip in February

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  59. Great giveaway, thank you. Always good to be prepared for winter driving

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  60. Fingers crossed for this one! We don't have a car, but it would make a great little gift for my dad. :)

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  61. Would love to win this prize - it is an essential kit :)

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  62. It looks a really useful winter kit, thanks. Let's hope this winter isn't too cold and wet.

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  63. Great prize!
    This would be perfect for me as I do some long car journeys with DS over the Christmas period

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  64. Great prize. A First Aid kit is useful too, just in case.

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  65. This would be fab x

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  66. You can't beat a good sing song while on a long car journey, especially at Christmas time!!

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  67. This would be great! Since getting stuck in snow for 3 hours one night after a soggy cold day out walking in the moors we have kept spare clothes and boots in the car!

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  68. Maintain your car and keep an eye on car tyres and fluid levels

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  69. I love Car journeys with my music on and my children to keep me company :) This kit would be great and will keep me safe too. Fantastic giveaway x

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  70. This would be really reassuring to have in the car in case of emergency. Fab competition.�� Elaine Skye Clark

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  71. This would give me peace of mind if my daughter had this in her car

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  72. That delightful prize would be so mega reassuring particularly on longer journeys when weather deteriorates

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  73. I purchased the Usborne activity cards for kids for using on a car journey. Keeps them entertained for hours.

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  74. This would be very handy for the cold months to come

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  75. I just passed my test and got a car in July so I need to purchase all these winter essentials.

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  76. I'd love to win this to give to my husband, fab, practical prize :)

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  77. Be very careful to check your tread depths before setting out on long car journeys in winter - and make sure you've got plenty of snacks/drinks/warm blankets with you just in case something goes wrong!

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  78. would give me great peace of mind having this in the car!

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  79. with my hubby being a driver as a job i know this would be right up his street!

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  80. Fantastic prize! My dad's always on the road, so this would be great for him to have in the car - especially during the winter!

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  81. Sharon Freemantle16 November 2015 at 13:21

    Fantastic prize. Great to leave in the car.

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  82. lovely prize

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  83. This would be very handy, now that winter is nearly here

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  84. Fab idea now that it is getting colder x

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  85. This prize would be very handy as my new car is too tall to fit in my garage so I foresee a lot of de-icing and scraping over the winter months.

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  86. Looks very useful, the kind of stuff we all mean to buy and have ready in the car. But often don't.

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  87. A very useful prize you never no when your going to break down.

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  88. Very useful prize, but fab for the winter ahead

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  89. This prize would be really handy!

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  90. My husband is currently taking lessons, would be a great gift

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  91. tip....always keep your phone fully charged in case you need to phone someone in an emergency x x

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  92. This would be a great present for someone who travels a lot by car. It's given me ideas for Christmas presents. Very practical too x

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  93. Great prize - it contains all the things any driver needs when using their car in the winter

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  94. would make a great gift for my OH, his work is out in the countryside so always worrying in bad weather

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  95. We lived in Canada over 2 sub zero winters, and learned to keep emergency supplies for warmth and nourishment. There was always a supply of energy bars which have a long shelf life. I would recommend that these be kept in the car during trips in the very cold and snowy conditions.

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  96. A lovely prize great for winter

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  97. Would be perfect to have in the car in case of emergency

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  98. Would be perfect to have in the car in case of emergency

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  99. On long car journeys we count the Eddie Stobart trucks and try to see their names.

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  100. Take lots of crudites - picking and muching occupies lots of time and keeps you hydrated with no sticky mess

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  101. We have essentials that we never get around to putting in the car. My tip would be to sort out what you could need and pack it.

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  102. The perfect prize to make me feel safe & prepared to drive this winter

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  103. This kit would be so very useful! :)

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  104. Lovely giveaway that would come in very handy for our long journey to Switzerland at christmas time

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  105. Always keep spare coat and socks in the boot :) great prize

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  106. Great prize! I'd feel much happier carrying this kit around!

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  107. It's a good idea to have this sort of kit whenever you travel, especially in Winter.

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  108. As a relatively new driver I definitely need this! I often drive the 120 miles home but always have to have a break halfway!

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  109. Make sure you have comprehensive breakdown cover

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  110. A great prize for this time of year.

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  111. This looks really useful and is really important for winter safety too!

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  112. Great prize. I would give it to my mum, to keep in her old banger.

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  113. Long car journeys are not fun with my kids, the youngest suffers with car sickness so we always have a supply of carrier bags and wipes! Thankfully travel bands have made life a bit easier and this kit could help us get on the road faster during winter!

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  114. Lovely prize as it always good to be prepared for bad weather on the roads

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  115. Make sure you have plenty of petrol especially on a long journey in the countryside with no service stations

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  116. Plenty of snacks & next year when we do our big journey to Cornwall over the summer we're planning on cheating slightly & getting an in-car DVD player!!

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  117. Plenty of toilet breaks. You never know when you'll be stuck in traffic!

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  118. I always worry about my husband while he's driving, would love to win this, would put me a little more at ease.

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  119. super prize for any time of the year

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  120. What a great winter kit - all the things you mean to have in the boot,but rarely do !

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  121. so useful - great prize.

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  122. this would be well used this cold winter

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  123. Lovely items, I didn't know that Yankee Candles made in car air freshners. I bet they are lovely.

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  124. this is a great prize and very handy, thank you

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  125. have something to talk about to make time move quicker and comfortable clothes

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  126. This would be great to have in the car in case of an emergency.

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  127. Fab prize! Great back up for long car journeys

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  128. amazing prize, so could do with this fingers crossed x

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  129. Great prize, most important kit for any car.

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  130. I have just passed my test and have not done a journey longer than 50 miles -I need a kit for my car as I am sadly lacking in equipment for travelling

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  131. I should have things like this in the car, you never know what is next with the weather in this country

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  132. Car journeys are very tough for us :( 4 out of 5 of us have are travel sick including me! I have to have a bag full of towels, clothes, sick bags, water and wipes. We take the tablets but for some odd reason they make things worse :(

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  133. It's a brilliant prize - just the kinds of things for winter that you would never think to buy, but would come in so useful when you need them!

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  134. Pam Francis Gregory6 December 2015 at 17:34

    For long journeys get in car wifi!

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  135. This would come in handy we have a Renault which has been in the garage 4 times in the last 7 months we have owned it for 8 months so this would be very needed in our car for the just in case moments

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  136. Perfect for those emergency moments we all hope dont occur but occasionally do! Would be perfect for our car.

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  137. This would be perfect for my husband

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  138. With Christmas we are always travelling to see family. We always check fuel and the tyres before we go. I love the portable charger so many times when coming home our phones are flat out of battery.

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  139. All cars should have one of these.

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  140. Fantastic prize. I really should have these things in my car already.

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  141. this would be ideal all the essentials i could need x

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  142. this would be ideal all the essentials i could need x

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  143. I always have a good first aid kit in the car aswell as a blanket,dried food and a bottle of water.

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  144. Brilliant giveaway. Thank you :)

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  145. Very useful thanks for the chance. On long journeys take a blanket and pillow to avoid neck cramp x

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  146. We play lots of games on long car journeys - one is looking at car number plates and trying to work out word strings from the letters i.e. JSP = Jolly Silly Person, VGD = Very Good Driver, JFH (ours) = Jolly Fat/Fine Husband!!!

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  147. Fabulous , my partner would have great use of this pack .

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  148. You covered my one tip that isn't included in the prize, to have a drink and snacks in the car in case you get stuck. If you're in the cold for a while high energy snacks will help you stay warm.

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  149. Amazing prize, this would be super handy now and over the next few months! :)

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  150. Great prize this could be a lifesaver

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  151. Winter tends to sneak up and catch you uneprepared. Not with this kit it won't!

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  152. This is fab just brought my first car!! <3

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  153. Always make sure you have some water and sweets in the car just in case you get held up any where with the bad weather coming....barbara m

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  154. This would be useful. We keep a supply of snacks and Ispy books for long jouneys

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  155. Very useful kit. Here's hoping.

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  156. My car could really use some TLC! This would be great :-)

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  157. Would make a great xmas present

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  158. This is a great prize, thank you so much

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  159. a very handy bundle, thanks for the chance

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  160. get loads of blankets and canned food!

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  161. this would be great for hubby hes a Private hire driver and works in all weather

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  162. Always be prepared for bad weather

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  163. If you have a child that gets travel sick and it is a long journey, try and get them to go to sleep

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  164. Brilliant prize - you always need to be preapred

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  165. This is a great prize so many useful items for a hard winter

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  166. I always worry about hubz breaking down in the middle of nowhere as we live out in the sticks, no streetlights after 6pm and lots of dodgy drivers too id love to win it and give to him lol it would make me feel 100 times better haha (typical woman)tips erm if u have travel sickness put a newspaper under your bum- if you break down dont et out of the car on a busy motorway (common sense really but the amount of people ive seen do this is crazy)

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  167. Fantastic prize, this should be a must in all cars - you never know when the weather will change!!! x

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  168. To be prepared for all happenings - so a useful prize

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  169. We often travel with my disabled dad in the car so carry extra blankets just in case but this would be so much better - better safe than sorry

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  170. My family tends to have rubbish car journeys. Everything goes wrong and we tend to get lost a lot (even with the sat nav). Luckily my daughter is good at reading and playing and keeping herself entertained.

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  171. as a child we always used to play games in the car to make the journey go faster one of these was counting letter boxes and telephone boxes. Sounds very boring but we used to play for hours

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  172. Super prize for me as I drive around the community lots caring for people just out of hospital.

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  173. great prize - my main tip is to check your tires thoroughly - I had an advice notice when my car broke down from the garage who fixed it that 2 of my tires were getting close to illegal - no problem when I got paid 2 weeks later I booked the car into kwikfit. The guy examined my tires and said all 4 needed replacing as its winter and i do a lot of driving on the motorway I told them to go ahead - he saved my tires for me and showed me when I went to collect the car 2 tires were completely bald! 1 tire was border line and 1 was literally gouged with the actual wire thread hanging out - all 4 were dangerous but the damaged one could have blown at any time and caused a major accident! so yeah check your tires and dont just look at them have a feel as the damage to my tire was on the bit facing the inside of the car so I wouldnt have spotted it just by looking

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  174. Good to keep in the car, just in case.

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  175. What an amazingly useful prize. Thank you

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  176. This would be a great prize to give to my son - always worry if he is travelling to & from uni in the winter, this would help a lot

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  177. great sensible giveaway -I often think about purchasing one of these and then I forget ! sensible to have one in the car.

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  178. Debbie Henderson8 December 2015 at 08:41

    what a really useful prize for all those car journeys we take to make them safer!

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