A woman is swapping tanning tubes for tropical beaches after scooping a £2,000 holiday voucher.
Talia Allen, of Royal Quays, North Shields, was the first of five lucky winners to win a free £2,000 holiday voucher thanks to Kwik Tan, part of the Luxury Leisure Group.
The free-to-enter competition was launched as part of the company’s 15th anniversary where new and old customers who make a minimum of five visits in the previous month at any branch qualify to be entered into the draw.
Talia has been visiting her local Kwik Tan branch on Nile Street for the past two months.
She said: “I cannot believe I have won – I thought it was a joke at first. I was just saying to my friends that I felt like I needed to get away and have a break and started looking at holidays on the internet.
“Then I receive a telephone call the next day to say I have won a holiday voucher – it doesn’t feel real.
“I’ve decided I’m going to go to Mexico with my partner in June and I can’t wait to get it booked. I knew the competition was on when I visited the store but I never thought for one minute that I would win, I’m really pleased.”
Christine Crosland, store manager at Kwik Tan in North Shields, said: “We run some fantastic competitions in store and when I speak to customers, they always say, it will never be me but look at Talia.
“I am so pleased for her and that the April (and first) winner is from this store. It’s such wonderful news and I hope she has a fantastic time in Mexico.”
Karen Sheriff, Kwik Tan Co-ordinator for the North, said: “When I rang Talia to tell her she was over the moon and even coming back into store to collect her voucher she still couldn’t quite believe she had won.
“We still have four £2,000 holiday vouchers to giveaway nationally so there is still plenty of opportunity to win from now until August.
“We have had a fantastic response since we launched the competition and we wanted to make this a special year to celebrate our 15th Anniversary.”