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Anna Johnson

August 17, 2018

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As some of you may know, or have seen on social media, I recently entered Marmalade’s competition to win a brand new Vauxhall Adam and I can’t believe it, but I actually won! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get my hands on a brand new car but here I am – eagerly awaiting the delivery of it!

I found out about the competition Marmalade was running in the First Car magazine that was given to me after I passed my theory test! I thought I’d enter on a whim, and I’m so glad I did! I’m 17 and I’m still learning to drive, so getting a car to have private driving practice in is amazing, let alone a brand new one! I’m can’t wait to get behind the wheel of my own car for some private driving practice. My poor Mum will have to accompany me – I hope she’s prepared!


I still can’t believe it!

When I found out that I had won, I was at school. My boyfriend Josh and all of my friends couldn’t believe it, and thought it was a scam! Let’s be honest – it’s not every day you win a brand new car, is it? I got in touch with the team at Marmalade and soon realised it was all legit – I really had won a brand new Vauxhall Adam!

I’m all set to collect my car next week from Marmalade and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Soon after, I’ll fit my very own black box for my insurance with Marmalade so I’m all set to head out on the roads (I better not forget my L plates!) I think black boxes are a great idea for new and young drivers. It’s there to make sure I’m driving safely and sensibly.


Excitement overload

Have I mentioned how excited I am to get my new car?! As soon as I get the car I plan to go out as often as I can.

Just before finding out that I had won the competition, my mum was actually looking into getting me insured on her car through Marmalade! I’m so pleased that I’ll still be able to use their insurance – just on my own set of wheels instead!


When I get my new car, I’m so excited to explore all the different tech features it has too! Modern cars have so many different bits of tech inside – I’m excited to explore and see what mine has! If nothing else, I’m thankful that at least now I can play my own music on the road and not the “classics” my Mum loves so much!

I’ll be sure to keep you updated on how my car is, and how I get on in my driving journey. I can’t thank Marmalade enough for this amazing opportunity! This is going to help me so much in my driving journey, and hopefully, it won’t be long until I’m a qualified driver and I can take my brand new car where I want when I want!

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By Anna Johnson

'I'm the lucky winner of the competition to win a Vauxhall Adam! I'm currently doing my A-levels so having a car will give me a well-needed break from revision. I can't wait to practice driving in my new car!'  See more posts by Anna

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