Sunday, 23 October 2016

Vauxhall Carwash Franchise starter-pack Competition

My boys are quite industrious in their own ways; eldest is an avid watcher of The Apprentice and likes seeing how you develop a business plan.  It’s all about BIG ideas and thinking outside the box for him.  Youngest on the other hand is always on the look out for ways to make a quick buck – including selling price labels on his school uniform claiming they were bookmarks before now! 

We didn’t want to dampen his enthusiasm so his brother, his grandparents and myself bought some – it’s a tricky balance between helping with his confidence and making sure his business ideas are realistic!  Outside of the family (or close friends) he would have struggled to shift them even with his optimistic little face and his “bargain” price of 5p each!!!

Vauxhall are all for encouraging children to embrace this wonderful initiative they have and are offering carwash franchise starter packs.  Children can then get cracking earning a few pounds and learning all about starting up a business in the process - it shows them with dedication, hard work and perseverance they can be successful.


They will gain lots of beneficial knowledge with such a venture; it’s the perfect way to help them understand the marketing mix.  The importance of picking the right location to get enough traffic (but not too much you can’t keep up with demand!), promoting your business to generate enough interest and using the right pricing strategy not to put off potential customers.

It also helps to pick the right friends to help you (ones that are willing to pitch in with the hard work!).  Plus it’s a good idea to have someone with you and always tell your parents where you will be or even better bring them along to help!

The whole concept is ideal to keep your children entertained and might save you spending quite so much on pocket money.  There is always something my two are after whether its sweets, football cards or a new computer game.

The pack includes the essential car washing equipment (bucket, sponge and squeegee), a sign to help you advertise your business, business cards to make it easier to get the word out there, a guide on car washing (you want to do a decent job – repeat business is very valuable!) and the all important fold up money box to keep your earnings safe.

I have eight packs to giveaway here if you would like a chance of winning one and help your child set up their own business please fill out the form below by the 4th of November.

Win a Vauxhall Carwash Franchise starter-pack

66 comments:

  1. This is a super giveaway! I only passed my driving test last month (at the age od 30!!!) It is the best feeling ever being able to drive! I have a little blue corsa it has been to the garage ALOT in the few weeks I have had it LOL this would be a brilliant treat for the little brat :)

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  2. Fantastic competition i would love to win

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  3. lovely prize :) :)

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  4. What an unusual prize. Love to win.

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  5. Amazing treat
    The perfect clean always

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  6. What a fantastic idea, this would be perfect for keeping my children busy at the weekend.

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  7. Thank you for such a great give away and for the chance x

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  8. Spencer Broadley25 October 2016 at 10:20

    My friend would love this to wash his VW

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  9. Great prize, my wee car needs it.xx

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  10. Great competition, especially the state my car gets in. Thank you for the opportunity to win

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  11. Seems good idea as we do learn best by experience. Opportunities are needed. Business seems to impact on some much, good for children to learn life skills etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. norman renendall25 October 2016 at 12:54

    great prize good luck everyone

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  13. lovely giveaway just what my husband needs

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  14. This is a great idea.

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  15. This is fab! My best friend and I used to go car washing around the neighbourhood to make money when we about 10

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  16. I can see a water fight if the grandchildren got this, great idea though

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  17. That's a great idea, there's 3 cars in our household, so they could soon start making money with the wet, dirty roads at the moment

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  18. What a brilliant idea, just what kids need to get their entrepreneurial juices flowing. Fab prize

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  19. Just got a car, 1st in my name so would be great x

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  20. A really unusual but great prize I would love to win.

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  21. How incredibly innovative and starting children's lives off in an earning capacity

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  22. Great prize - my car needs a jolly good clean! (@PeanutHog)

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  23. We have a Vauxhall Corsa. we'd love to win

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  24. this is great to give kids responsibility at a good age

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  25. this looks like good fun - i do like a carwash x

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  26. Such a fantastic giveaway! My son would love this he's always asking to was the family cars to get a bit of extra pocket money

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  27. We would have fun with this kit im sure!

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  28. Please count me in, would be very handy.

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  29. oh I would love to win this please x

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  30. Super giveaway

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  31. What a fantastic (and unusual) prize. Thanks for the chance :)

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  32. this is a great idea, great way to kids focused on something.

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  33. 💞💞💞 lovely prize! 💞💞💞 Very useful! 💞💞💞

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  34. Amazing giveaway I have a vauxhall corsa so this prize would be ideal 😀

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  35. this is a great giveaway, thanks for the chance

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  36. thanks for the opportunity you lovely nice people

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  37. What a fab idea! My son's school should do this - they'd raise tons!!

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  38. Thank you for holding the giveaway, fingers crossed

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  39. The kids will love this they asking to earn money

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  40. The kids will love this they asking to earn money

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  41. wow this is amazing I am seen as the strict 2nd mum to my neighbours girls and they are always after money but I believe teaching them about money as early as possible is great for them when they are older.

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