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Jockeying for position

Ah, Paris in the spring is meant to be very special but we can’t wait until then so here is your chance to win a trip to Paris in the autumn courtesy of First Active and Money Marketing.

We are offering a trip for two to travel to Longchamp in Paris to attend the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

It is one of the last meetings on the European flat racing calendar and, for some, it is the best. Not many spectator sports deliver such a sustained rush of adrenalin as does the sight of horses and riders thundering down the final 500-metre straight in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe. All this plus top-class travel and accommodation in the style and panache you would expect from a truly Parisian occasion.

Even if you don’t win the first prize, there are still plenty of fantastic prizes up for grabs. The first runner-up this month will win a fantastic hi-fi with integrated DAB radio and 20 runners-up will each receive a selection of superb French wine.

As part of its year-long promotion, First Active is giving you the opportunity to attend September’s most prestigious sporting event. Previous winners have won trips to Helsinki to watch the World Athletics Championships, to New Zealand to watch the Lions in action, to Augusta to witness Tiger Woods win his fourth Masters and to Monaco to be a part of the Formula 1 grand prix circus.

After this month, there are only two more months left of this fabulous promotion. First Active will be giving you the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to a sporting event that you would only normally be able to watch on TV.

Not only will you be able to get great tickets, you will also travel in style, stay in superb accommodation and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Here’s what’s on offer for the last two months of the promotion.

New York marathon
2006 Winter Olympics, Italy

All you have to do to enter is to answer correctly the three questions below, pop them on a postcard or sealed envelope and send them with your name, company, address, phone number, email address and FSA number to:

First Active
Freepost NAT 22773

Correct entries will then be randomly drawn to find out the winner and runners-up.

To qualify for entry, you must be registered with First Active and authorised by the FSA. Closing date for entries is August 31, 2005.

Only one entry per person is permitted.

If you would like a free First Active calendar that has details of all the prizes on offer throughout the promotion or, if you want to know more about First Active and its range of products, call 08459 001111 or go to

Terms and conditions

Prize draw eligibilityFirst Active will be responsible for, and will manage, the promotion, including rules and regulations, to the point where winners are identified and notified to the Reward Company. (The Reward Company is the supplier appointed by First Active to manage the prizes and prize winners.)

To qualify for each month’s prize draw, entrants must be registered with First Active, must be authorised by the FSA and must have correctly answered the three published questions for each month’s quiz.

Inclusion into the draw is gained by receipt a competition entry from by First Active.

Proof of posting or proof of sending entry by email will not be accepted as proof of delivery.

Entry is limited to one entry per person per month.

No purchase necessary.

First Active employees are not eligible.

First Active reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Prize winners and prizesThe closing date for each prize draw is the last day of the corresponding month.

The prize draw will take place within two working days of the end of the month of qualification.

Every effort will be made to notify prize winners within five working days of the end of the qualification month.

The first entry drawn will win the monthly first prize.

The second entry drawn will win the first runners-up prize advertised for that month.

The next 20 entries drawn will win the second runners-up prizes advertised for that month.

No alterations can be requested to the advertised package.

Tickets will be non-transferable and non-refundable.

There are no cash alternatives to the prizes advertised.

Winners will be bound by the relevant airlines’ terms and conditions by accepting the first prize packages (including baggage, check-in times, etc).

Winners take responsibility for having the correct travel documents relevant to their journey.

Insurance will be the sole responsibility of the traveller and neither First Active nor The Reward Company will be liable for loss, injury, cancellation or any other instance or incident beyond its direct control.

Any special requests must be made at the time of prize winner notification and all efforts will be made to accommodate such requests.

Please note that the relevant airlines’ terms and conditions may limit the ability to accommodate special requests.

Winners and runners-up names will be published in First Active and Centaur Publications material.

The winners’ names will be available on written request.

First Active is promoting this prize draw, its decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

August’s questions

Q1: Which jockey won all seven races on the card at Ascot on 28 September 1996?
a. Kieron Fallon
b. Frankie Dettori
c. Pat Eddery

Q2: Which horse won this year’s Derby?
a. Incentivator
b. Motivator
c. Incinerator

Q3: What awards did First Active win at the Mortgage Strategy Awards 2005?
a. Best Mortgage Lender of the Year and Innovator of the Year
b. Best Mortgage Lender only
c. Innovator of the Year only

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In June, we sent April’s winner to the French Open Tennis Championships in Paris. Alex Stojkovic of Mortgage Force commented: “What a fantastic prize this turned out to be. Not only visiting one of the great cities of the world but also getting to be a part of such an exciting sporting spectacle. And, when you bear in mind the life of luxury I enjoyed on the trip, it’s likely that this truly was a ‘trip of a lifetime.'”


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