Winner's Story: David Espie

Posted on: 9th May 2013

When you’re browsing through our competitions for the chance to win a holiday, you’ll probably come across some contests that look almost too good to be true. When Free Travel Club advertised a $6000 stay at a hotel in the Maldives, David Espie probably didn’t think he was going to win.

Lady Luck was clearly smiling on him, as he correctly guessed the number of shells in the jar and beat out his competition to take home first prize. He was probably watching the YouTube video of the prize draw with bated breath.

David won six nights accommodation at the luxury Dusit Thani hotel. The  pricey resort combines the best of Thai hospitality with the stunning scenery of the Maldives. White sandy beaches, gorgeous coral reefs, and glittering turquoise waters await David in his destination.

The competition ended up going to a tie breaker, as quite a few people managed to guess that there were 173 shells. That’s some pretty good guessing, but David came out heads above the other competitors with this brilliant 25 words or less submission.

44 years of marriage,
A break free of kids not one.
What better place than the Maldives,
For a first break away in the sun?

While David and his wife enjoy spa treatments in the treetops of a coconut grove, they can dream about their afternoons spent snorkelling with whale sharks and manta rays. All because he took the time to hazard a guess and enter.

David’s story proves that you’ve got to be in it to win it. As luck would have it, Free Travel Club are running another competition where you can win a six night stay in Hawaii. Just guess how many umbrellas are in the coconut.

You never know; you could be following in David’s footsteps very soon.

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