Saturday 20 November 2010

Hurry! Last minute competitions for you!

The GrapeVine update was sent out on Wednesday but a few new competitions have appeared which close too soon to be included in the December issue. Comps which don't run for long often have a low  entry which means a better chance of winning.

A new Asda magazine has  appeared. While most of the giveaways in  it don't close until the end of December, there is a competition with Grolsch - also mentioned on separate leaflets - with a prize of a Home Cinema system consisting of 1 x 2 Seat Leather Sofa, 1 x Acer H5360 HD Home Cinema Projector, 1 x 200 cm Manual Wall/ Ceiling Projection Screen, 1 x LG HT305SU Home Cinema System, 1 x Toshiba C650D Satellite Pro Laptop, Including All Cables For Projector System, Speakers; Laptop - and Grolsch will even come to your home for one evening and give you a complete cinema experince with blackout screening and snacks
According to the promotional material, you will need a till recipt for a 4 pack of Grolsch bought at Asda in order to enter. The leaflet and magazine advert give different URLs for entry - neither of which works! To get to the entry form, go to  then  select "Groceries home" from the top right, then choose "Drinks" then "Beer and Cider" and finally "Grolsch" from the "View more types" drop down menu under "brands". Phew! I can't give you a direct link to the entry page as the site  uses cookies, so you'll need to go there by the round about route. The good news is that once you've gone through all that, you are NOT  asked for your receipt details after all! They might decide to ask the winner  for proof of purchase, but it doesn't say so in the rules, so you may want to risk making an entry even if you haven't bought the product.
The rules DO say one entry per person  though, and that they will be making "system checks" to verify this, and as we already know they are using cookies, make sure nobody else in the family enters from your computer! The comp closes on 07 December.

Also in Asda  magazine is a chance to win a VIP Christmas Dinner in the Asda  Café (I can't say this appeals to the foodie in me - but it sounds like fun for a family). The prize is a three course meal for a family of two adults and up to four children with crackers, candles and festive treats and must be taken between 13 and 19 December. Enter by 06 December, either by emailing with ASDA CAFÉ VIP CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY in the subject line,  or send your name, address, phone number and email address by post to
Asda Café VIP Christmas Giveaway
Asda Magazine
Asda House
South Bank
Great Wilson Street
LS11 5AD.

Next a mailshot from Oxfam which tells you to visit  for a chance to win a 9 day trip from Paris to Berlin for two. Note that travel to Paris and home from Berlin  isn't included. While you are visiting the site, why not have a look at some of the range of Oxfam gifts? The  competition closes on 30 November.

You'll need to hit the High Street - RUNNING! - for this next one because there are two prizes of a  place in the 2011 London Marathon. To enter, you will need to pickup an  entry form from   JJB Sports when you buy any Adidas running shoes or running apparel from them, give the answer  B. 26.2 miles and hand your entry form back in to the shop. You should also be able to enter when you make your purchase at  - I can  see a reference to the competition on the Adidas page but I can't see how to enter, unless you are offered the entry form after you buy the product. The competition closes on 01 December.

Finally one of those annoying entry forms that doesn't give a closing date, so seek it out as soon as possible. The postcard-sized form offers a  prize of £1,000 Racing Green clothing and is to be handed in. Participating Racing Green departments can be found in the following stores:
Beatties Birkenhead,  Solihull. Wolverhampton
Cavendish House  Cheltenham
House of Fraser High Wycombe, Hull,  Leamington Spa, Maidstone, Manchester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Telford, Worcester
Rachkams  Altrincham, Shrewsbury


  1. I tried the Asda Grolsch comp, filled in the form, but when I click the submit button nothing happens - I guess this one will be really low entry then!

  2. Are you SURE nothing happens? When I entered, I think I got a "thank you for entering" message just above the form. However because of therule about them checking for multiple entries, I can't do a test entry with a friend's details on this computer so I can't go back to confirm that.

  3. Hi Lou.
    I just got a Thank You message but it was very hard to see. I expect you're OK.


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