New competition offers drivers free fuel for life

New competition offers drivers free fuel for life
New competition offers drivers free fuel for life

A new online raffle is offering drivers the chance to win a lifetime’s supply of free fuel.

With petrol prices hitting 126.42p at the end of last month, and diesel prices at 130.49p, the competition could be a way for motorists to save a staggering quarter of a million pounds over their life.

The free prize draw, being run by fuel price comparison site PetrolPrices, is offering a monthly prize of £265,720.

That equates to £70 of fuel per week for 73 years (assuming you drive from the age of 17 to 90).

The Reg Plate Lotto launches on November 21 and will run each month from November to January.

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The prize is equivalent to £70 of fuel every week for 73 years (Photo: Shutterstock)

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To enter, players need to put a vehicle registration number that they are responsible for into the “digital garage” on the website or app. That is then given a numeric value and entered into a random draw against the total number of registration plates in the UK.

If the numeric draw doesn’t match one of the vehicles registered on the website, then a random vehicle registration plate draw will automatically run to select a winner.

Of course, while there’s no financial cost to enter you don’t get something for nothing. To be eligible to win the raffle, you need to sign up to the site, share your vehicle information with PetrolPrices and agree to receive marketing emails from the website.

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After you enter your details your car will be kept in the “digital garage” for future draws but if you delete your details or opt out of the marketing communications, you’ll exclude yourself from the draw.

To qualify, you have to either be the registered keeper of the vehicle on the DVLA’s database, or be able to prove you have responsibility for the car, for example by producing an insurance policy in your name.

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