So here goes..
I paid my car tax online today. Nice and easy. All checks about my MOT and insurance were made in seconds and the tax disc will be posted to me within 5 days. Whoopidoo.
Just after I pressed submit to wing my £275 to the Government I was presented with a “Congratulations – you have been entered in a prize draw for a SEAT car”
I’m not kidding:-
Now this begs two questions…
Why do the Transport Department deem it fit to reward me with an entry into a draw for a SEAT car JUST for paying my car tax?
I’d have happily paid my car tax without this incentive. Indeed I didn’t even know about it until AFTER I’d paid it…so great piece of marketing there Department of Transport!
SEAT??? Arn’t they Spanish?? (no these are not my second questions)
According to Wikipedia they are: Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo
Why SEAT? Jesus, Mary and Joseph why can’t the British Government at least choose a British car to reward somebody who pays their taxes on time?
“The cars have been kindly donated by SEAT at no cost to the tax payer.” Yeah but I’m sure a British company would have done the same for all that advertising
Isn’t that a bit annoying?
- “it’s good to talk” (R Hoskins, c 1984)
PS – I have nothing against SEAT cars. I have moved quite a few on our car park and they manoevre quite nicely.