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‘That’s Christmas sorted’ – Bernard takes home the £500 Monthly Reward in September

Bernard - £500 September 2021 Member Reward Program

An all-around nice guy, Bernard was all smiles as he visited the Member Support Centre in London to collect his prize of a £500 Splend subscription credit.

Bernard was selected as the September winner of the Monthly rewards program thanks to maintaining the perfect driving safety score for the last 10 weeks. In addition, Bernard never misses his weekly payment, and he’s connected via the Splend app.

When asked when he first joined Splend, Bernard surprised us with his photographic memory.

“I joined Splend just over two and a half years ago, on the 5th of April 2019. I was with another PCO car hire provider before, but I’ve made the change to Splend and haven’t looked back. With Splend, you just phone up, get straight through to someone, ask a question, and you get an answer right away.”

Currently Bernard is on our Flexi plan but is looking to make the switch to our Flexi own plan in a brand-new electric car.

“I should have gone straight for Flexi own when I first started. I’m looking at the Hyundai Kona Electric – the way things are going with the Congestion Charge and with Uber moving to zero emissions, electric cars are the way forward. Plus with the petrol crisis, I wish I had an electric car now.”

When it comes to his perfect driving score, Bernard was quick to point out the additional training he’d received.

“In the early days of my driving career, I was told to drive with my eyes on the car two or three cars in front. If you see them braking you start to slow down because you know you’re going to stop.”

He took this strategy to the next level and he was kind enough to share his own best practices and a word of advice:

“I try to not stop at all, I coast up to lights or traffic and by the time I get there, hopefully the lights have gone green. Just watch the road and there is no need to speed.”

When we asked how he would spend the £500 he saves in weekly fees, there was no doubt in Bernard’s mind he would spend it on his loved ones.

“That’s Christmas sorted. I have 12 grandkids so the money I save will come in handy in December.”

Finally, when it comes to his earnings, Bernard works for a number of different on-demand platforms to maximise his income.

Currently, Bernard drives with Uber and Bolt for most of the time, and then drives at least three shifts a week with Green Tomato Cars which has impressed him for how much he can earn.

About Splend

Splend is more than a set of wheels. We’ll help steer your career.

In addition to providing you with the most important tool in your career as a rideshare driver, we also offer ongoing training, support, and data-driven feedback via your personal Member Success Representative. You also enjoy a growing array of member benefits including discounts from our partners.

For more information about Splend, drop by our Member Support Centre at 393 Edgware Road Cricklewood, London,  email us, or say hello on 0333 016 4331

Balazs Szekely

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Balazs Szekely

Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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