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Europcar Mauritius competition

In this Europcar special they are giving 3 people who book on their website a chance to win 1 of the following prizes:

  1. 7 night all-inclusive trip to Mauritius for two worth R30 000

  2. R5000 shopping voucher and a chauffeur to take you there

  3. iPod shuffle

All you need to do is book at Europcar and rent before 28 May 2012, then fill in your details at the Europcar Mauritius competition page, to have a valid entry to the competition.

Europcar offices at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

Terms and conditions:

1ST Prize:

The prize includes:

  • Two return flights to Mauritius in Economy Class (ex-Johannesburg) on a Saturday;

  • Return resort transfers;

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a Lagoon Room at Preskil Beach Resort;

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests are entitled to dine in one of the two a-la-carte restaurants (3 course set menu) twice a week, unlimited locally bottled spirits, wine, draught beers and soft drinks from 10h00 to midnight at the bar and a selection of drinks in the mini bar which is refilled once a day;

  • Free non-motorised watersports – windsurfing, glass bottom boat trips, canoes, pedal boats, snorkelling, sail boats, aqua gym and beach volley;

  • All pre-payable airport taxes and current fuel levies;

The prize excludes:

  • Meals and drinks not specified above,;

  • All items of a personal nature;

  • Travel Insurance;

  • Visas (if required) - SA Passport holders do not require a visa to visit Mauritius

Winners must travel between 5 June and 15 September 2012 (last return date from Mauritius); Airline block out dates 30 June – 07 July 2012.

2nd Prize:

The 2nd prize is a R5, 000 shopping spree and will be handed over in the form of a gift card, and cannot be exchanged for cash; the gift card will be obtained from the closest main shopping centre to the winner’s residence. The luxury (Group C Mercedes) chauffer drive will not exceed 40km’s one way; The Chauffer will drop the winner off at the shopping centre and will collect them on the same day at a pre-determined time; The Chauffer will be allowed to drive a maximum of three passengers only.

3rd Prize:

The 3rd prize is new 2 GB iPod shuffle; standard manufacturer terms and conditions apply.

General Promotional Information

  • The competition will run from 16 April 2011 to 28 May 2011 (COB).

  • Only people that book on www.europcar.co.za and rent their car with within the competition dates will be eligible for the prizes, once they physically enter the competition.

  • This promotion is open to all South African residents over the age of 18, except employees of Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, associated companies, advertising and promotional agencies and their immediate family members or anyone professionally connected to the promotion.

  • To enter the competition, consumers will be required to book on www.europcar.co.za in order to have a reservation number. They will then need to complete the competition entry and by the end of the competition, must have completed their rental.

  • The draws for the prizes will take place on 31 May 2012 by an Auditor. All winners will be notified by no later than 5 June 2012.

  • Winners will be notified by telephone correspondence, and followed up by email.

  • Prize 1 winner details will be shared with Holiday Tours solely for the purpose of planning the trip.

  • Prizes 2 and 3 will be delivered to the winner’s chosen address at a time that has been arranged with the winner for their convenience.

  • Consumers may only enter once per reservation number.

  • If the winner is deemed unreachable for 5 days, a new winner will then be randomly drawn.

  • Prizes are not transferable and cannot be returned for cash.

  • Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, have the right to change or terminate the competition at their discretion.

  • In the event the prizes are not available, Europcar, a Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value.

  • Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, is not responsible for receipt of incomplete, damaged, illegal or incomprehensible entries. All such entries shall be invalid.

  • Participation in the promotion constitutes acceptance of the promotion rules and entrants agree to abide by the rules.

  • The judge's decision is final and no further negotiations will be entered into.

  • Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, their promoters, agents and distributors nor any of its associated or subsidiary companies, directors, officers, employees or agents shall be liable for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect, consequential, or otherwise arising from any cause whatsoever, which may be suffered by the entrants participating in the promotion.

  • The promoter is Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd.

  • Europcar does not take responsibility in arranging the travel plans for Prize 1. This is done solely by Holiday Tours, and is paid for by Europcar.

Latest Car rental quotes

Here's the car rent quotes we did recently. Note that prices and availability may have changed since we did these quotes.

O.R. Tambo car for rent

I am looking for a mid size sedan like Toyota Corolla with manual transmission and air conditioning + gps with unlimited mileage from 0900 hrs on 14th May to 1600 hrs on 15th may 2012

Best price I could find was R568 for a Nissan Tiida.  See 
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Looking for the cheapest vehicle with air conditioning from the 1st to the 5th May 2012

Best price is R812 (R203/day) for a Ford Figo/similar, with 100km/day free.  See First Car Rental

Durban car for rent

What is the cheapest quote for a VW Polo automatic transmission or similar? Pickup and drop-off at King Shaka International Airport from May 21 - June 5. 

I suggest going for a Nissan Tiida Auto for R293/day (R4395 in total), with 100km free per day.  See First Car Rental

Would like to book a vehicle which can seat 7 people comfortably from Durban airport or Durban Central ,dates from the 11th June to the 25th June 2012.

Best price I could find was R11,872 for a Toyota Quantum, with 100km free per day (thereafter R8.14/km).  See First Car Rental

Looking for a minivan/combi from the 8th to the 24th June for 8 adults and 3 children

I suggest going for the Toyota Quantum 14-seater for R10,171; see Car Rentals in South Africa

Cape Town car for rent

Please could you advise the cheapest deal for an automatic car from 9am on 8 June to 18:00 on 15 June 2012.  Would need anough space for 3 passengers and I would imagine 3 medium sized suitcases.

I found a nice and spacious Nissan Tiida for you for about R1680 for the whole week. See First Car Rental

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East London car for rent

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How about R868 for a Nissan Hardbody or similar for those 2-days. Price subject to change. It comes with 100km/free per day. See our car hire bookings page. For an additional R15 per day you can get a canopy as well.

Port Elizabeth car for rent

Looking for vehicle hire for 8 in PE from Wed 20th to Sunday 24th June.

A group Y Toyota Quantum or similar vehicle car can fit 10 people. The price per day is R866, therefore R3,464 for all 4 days. You receive 100 free km per day and thereafter the price is R8.14 per km. See First Car Rental

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