NAPLES, Fla., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Car Lister, the web application that lets sellers list and buyers shop for new and pre-owned cars from any smartphone, tablet or desktop, today announced the first Grand Prize Winner of its Epic Giveaway, Car Lister's unprecedented giveaway of more than $500,000 in cars and repair vouchers that kicked off in January. The winner Ruth H. was chosen from more than 8,300 entrants and will receive a $25,000 car voucher, which will be redeemed at Toyota of Brookhaven, one of Car Lister's more than 325 dealership partners.
"The first month of our Epic Giveaway was more successful and popular than we could have ever imagined, and Car Lister is thrilled to award Ruth the first of many $25,000 car vouchers we plan to give away," said Bryan Harmon, Founder and CEO of DreamWare, the parent company of Car Lister. "We received more than 8,300 entries in just the first month of the contest, and the winner smartly shared the contest with her friends and family over social channels and connected with Car Lister dealerships to earn additional entries. We can't wait to give away more car vouchers throughout the year."
Ruth is eligible to use her $25,000 voucher to purchase a new or used car of her choice. If she decides to trade in her current vehicle, she can bundle her trade in value with the voucher amount and purchase a higher end vehicle.
Car Lister launched its Epic Giveaway in January 2016 on the heels of raising $6.5 million to continue its expansion across the country in order to meet demand of an automotive industry looking for a better way to buy, sell and ship new and pre-owned cars. Now in 38 States, Car Lister is celebrating with the Epic Giveaway campaign, giving away nearly $500,000 in car and repair vouchers, tires, oil changes and more. Every month in 2016, Car Lister is giving away a $25,000 voucher for winners to purchase a car of their choice from any participating Car Lister dealership. In addition, users can register for weekly and daily giveaways of tires, oil changes, detailing and gas cards.
"We are so excited to be a part of Car Lister's incredible giveaway," said Prentice Smith, General Manager, Toyota of Brookhaven. "We congratulate Ruth and welcome the opportunity to make her vehicle purchase a memorable experience."
As runners up to February's grand prize, five second-place Car Lister members won $500 service vouchers, which they can redeem at any participating Car Lister dealership.
The next Epic Giveaway winner will be announced on March 31, 2016. To register, users simply register for a free Car Lister account and click on the Epic Giveaway sweepstakes button. Each time a user invites friends, connects with dealerships and starts following car groups on Car Lister, they earn additional entries into the monthly grand prize giveaway.
About Car Lister
Operating in Beta since October 2014, Car Lister allows for a seamless integration with auto dealers' existing systems, allows private sellers to upload and list vehicles for sale, and allows buyers to shop for new and pre-owned cars from any smartphone, tablet or desktop. The application also generates the listing title and vehicle description, allows for the upload of images and video, and includes a full vehicle history report at no cost. Car Lister also pre-qualifies buyers through eLEND Solutions CreditPlus, which instantly pre-qualifies customers based on dealer-defined credit criteria, giving car buyers direct, upfront access to dealership financing sources, enabling them to seamlessly transition from online shopping to in-store buying. Car Lister has been officially available to users and dealers since January 2015. Visit www.carlister.co.
Headquartered in Naples, Florida, DreamWare, Inc. delivers unique web applications and services to improve mobile e-commerce across verticals. In October 2014, the company launched Car Lister to facilitate users listing their cars in minutes from any device with an unparalleled degree of accuracy without typing one word. Buyers can browse detailed listing pages for new and pre-owned cars, including videos and large images, create car comparisons, review full car reports, and share car listings and other automotive expertise through Car Lister's automobile-industry specific social media platform. For more information, visit www.dreamwareinc.co.