A ‘wheely’ prosperous start to the New Year for lucky Gala winner

Starting the year off with a bang, Gala present Navan winner with brand new car!

It’s been a prosperous start to 2018 for one lucky lady in Navan, who was presented with the prize of a new set of wheels in the form of a brand new 181 Toyota Aygo last week, courtesy of Gala Retail.

Tracy Davies had a surprise visit from the Gala team when they were handed the keys to their new car, which was the star prize of the biggest social media giveaway to date on the Gala Retail Facebook, launching the beginning of a year of celebrations marking Gala’s 20th year in business.

The page, which has over 150,000 fans, invited Facebook users to enter the giveaway by guessing the location of Gala stores in Ireland based on a selection of cryptic clues shared throughout December. Five finalists were shortlisted to win the top prize of a Toyota Aygo, with four lucky runners up receiving a €350 One4All voucher, also presented to them with a surprise visit from the Gala team on Sunday.

Speaking about the win, Tracy said:

“I’m absolutely overjoyed to have won the Gala car giveaway, I can’t believe it. The last thing I expected when I opened my front door was that it would be the Gala team on the other side, handing me the keys to a brand-new car.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to Gala Retail, this is the best start to the New Year I could have asked for!”

CEO of Gala Retail, Gary Desmond, added:

“As Gala Retail enters its 20th year in business, we wanted to start the celebrations in style and our social media car giveaway has been a huge success. Our 20th year celebrations are all about giving back to our customers and the communities our stores serve and this has been a great start to proceedings.

“We’d like to say a big congratulations to Tracy and to all of our giveaway finalists. The Gala Group were thrilled deliver this wonderful prize to our winner and we look forward to giving our customers more opportunities to win great prizes through the in-store promotions that we have planned for 2018.”

2018 will be the focus of the Gala 20th year celebrations and will see a range of marketing activities launched to mark the occasion. In addition to launching the ‘Gala Gifts for Schools’ school grants scheme in early 2018, a huge in store promotion will take place later in the year with giveaways for customers in every community in which Gala operate.

Next year will also see Gala continuing its partnership with the Irish Film & Television Academy with the IFTA Gala TV Awards and continue to support Special Olympics Ireland at the Special Olympics Ireland Games due to take place in Dublin in June 2018.