Bruce is all fuelled up after winning $1000 BP voucher
WITH petrol like liquid gold nowadays, Bruce Attwater of Leichhardt was overjoyed when he won a $1000 BP fuel voucher from the Queensland Times.
To help its readers fill up for free, finda.com.au Motoring gave away 14 $1000 fuel gift cards at qt.com.au/freefuel.
Mr Attwater was the one lucky Queensland Times reader whose name was drawn on Wednesday.
"I felt great. I haven't won a prize for a while. Maybe division five or four in lotto," Mr Attwater said.
"Fuel is getting dearer and dearer.
"I was pretty excited when I found out. Not having to buy fuel for a year. And we go to BP anyway."
The amount of fuel the voucher will buy and how long it lasts depends on the price of fuel and the type of car but he is pretty sure it will last the year.
"It should hopefully last us a year," he said.
"I've got a Daihatsu Sirion. It's a 1.3 litre automatic - GTVI - so it's pretty economical. If we had a V8 it would have sucked up the fuel."
Mr Attwater said he spent plenty of time ferrying his partner around and visiting the hospital.
"I don't work because I've got arthritis in the back but I take my partner to work," he said.
"She's got her nanna in hospital at the moment so we're going up there to see how she is all the time.
"She had a fall in the last two weeks and broke her hip in three places. And she's 91. We've been using a lot of fuel going back and forth to see her in the hospital so the fuel will definitely come in handy there."
Queensland Times newspaper sales and marketing manager Nicole Spark said it was great to hold a competition that could make such a difference in people's lives.