Spent Wednesday ,Thursday,Friday and Sunday morning last week doing a Utility Warehouse Win A Mini Free Prize Draw event in a local Garden Centre .
It’s a fairly simple idea – Utility Warehouse put up a Mini as a prize for an annual prize draw , Utility Warehouse Distributors run events at local stores/fetes etc. and help people to fill in a simple form to enter the prize draw .
The entry form features several optional questions about the person’s utility usage – the idea being that if they are not happy with their current supplier the Distributor can give them information about the service offering from the Utility Warehouse .
Had a good few days , spoke to some nice people who were fed up of being overcharged by their current suppliers but as is normal nowadays some good old British cynicism reared it’s ugly head occasionally with comments such as :
” What’s the catch ?” – Answer ” You need to talk to me for 20 seconds, apart from that there isn’t one”
” Bet it’s not a real mini – it’s a toy one isn’t it ? ”
” It’s not a Mini – it’s a ( expletive deleted) BMW !”
And my favourite :
” No thanks , I might be dead by the time the draw takes place ”
Beam me up Scotty !