What It's Like to Win a New Car

Meet one of the winners of the CAA Give and Get Contest—and find out how you could be the next one

CAA Give and Get contest winners Randy and Linda Ward standing with a blue Subaru BRZ sports car at Whitby Subaru in Ontario

It was the biggest prize in the recent history of CAA South Central Ontario. Last week, Randy Ward won a 2019 Subaru BRZ as part of CAA’s landmark Give and Get contest.

The 69-year-old from Bowmanville, Ont., and his wife, Linda, said they were shocked to win the sports car, which starts at $27,995.“This is the biggest thing we’ve ever won in our lives,” said Linda on November 4 at Whitby Subaru. “We were so surprised.”

The couple won the car as part of CAA’s ongoing Give and Get contest, which asks CAA Members to submit the renewal dates of their auto and home insurance in exchange for a chance to win a bevy of prizes. (Members don’t need to actually buy insurance to be eligible.)

Along with the BRZ, prizes include a 2019 Subaru Forester, to be given away on December 10, a CAA travel voucher worth $2,000 and gift cards valued at $200.

Janet Lindsay, a marketing strategist at CAA South Central Ontario, said the prizes are the most lucrative in the recent history of the organization.“This contest has generated a lot of attention,” she added.

Ward, who became a CAA Member in 1982, entered the contest in June, and was skeptical when he got a call in October telling him he had won the BRZ. He thought it was a scam.“You get calls like that all the time,” he said.

It wasn’t until he went to Whitby Subaru and met the dealership manager that he finally started to believe it, he said.“It’s pretty remarkable.” And while Ward was impressed with the BRZ, he spends a lot of time in cottage country, which is kinder to vehicles with higher ground clearance. Luckily, he was able to trade in the two-door for an Outback, Subaru’s rugged station wagon, and drive away happy.

How to enter the CAA Give and Get Contest

CAA Members still have a shot at a Subaru Forester and other great prizes. Visit CAA’s Give and Get contest website before November 30 for entry details.

Image credit: Andrew Raven

No purchase necessary. For entry options and complete contest rules, visit caagiveandgetcontest.com. Contest closes at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2019. 

Must be a current CAA Member in good standing (CAA Membership dues paid in full by membership expiry date) as of June 10, 2019, 11:59:59 p.m. 

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