To celebrate Christmas we’re offering our readers the chance to win some amazing prizes – our gift to you!
In the lead up to Christmas we will be giving away a daily prize as part of our ’12 Days of Christmas Competition’ running from Monday 3 December to Tuesday 18 December.
We have 12 exciting prizes up for grabs so make sure you check back with us daily. From gift vouchers to ice skating passes and afternoon tea to gin, there really is something for everyone!
To enter simply visit our Facebook page and comment on the competition post answering the question of the day. The prize of the day will be highlighted in red below. Be sure to come back each day to enter a brand new giveaway. Good luck!
Q: What is the best Christmas present you ever received?
The team at Prezzybox has been delivering the gift of happiness since 2000, with its magical range of perfect prezzies. Officially on the countdown to Christmas, the elves have been working overtime to source the snazziest presents, from personalised Toblerones to your pooch on socks, sure to make your Christmas cracking. We’ve now teamed up with the gifting website to give one lucky customer £40 to spend at Prezzybox. So get those fingers crossed, and take a look at the awesome website while you wait. There are thousands of amazing gifts in one amazing place.
Day 2: Win a family ice skating pass at Lee Valley White Water Centre’s Christmas event
Q: What is your favourite 2018 Christmas advert?
This winter Lee Valley White Water Centre are trading paddles for ice skates as they welcome back their Christmas event in December. For the third year running the London 2012 Olympic legacy venue will host an array of seasonal activities and entertainment for families and friends to enjoy throughout the festive period. Visitors can get into the Christmas spirit with a skate on the venue’s real ice rink, take a trip to visit Mr Claus in Santa’s Grotto and ride the tea cups at the traditional fun fair. New for 2018, the venues ice rink will also feature three real ice curling sheets, for visitors to experience a taster of the winter Olympic sport. You could win a family pass for two adults & two children! Discover more at gowhitewater.co.uk/Christmas
Day 3: Win a Hamper of Powters Sausages!
Q: What is your favourite Christmas food?
Newmarket’s favourite sausage brand, Powters, has got a packed hamper of delicious bangers to give away. Chocked full with nine packs of its award-winning sausages, there’s something to suit all tastes! Choose from its famous Newmarket Pig, its low fat Skinny Pig, spicy Chilli Pig or tasty Pigolatas. Also included is its Chef’s Pig Sausagement that’s perfect for Christmas, Scrumpy Pig cider sausages, Prize pig, Party Pig cocktail sausages, which make fabulous pigs in blankets or its ale-laced Tipsy Pig bangers. For more information on Powters sausages visit www.powters.co.uk
Q: What is your favourite festive dessert?
Tuck into Christmas treats, reimagined, without a mince pie in sight. Try Hotel Chocolat’s patisserie inspired Cinnamon Buns, dip into the Orange Chocolate Pots or real Champagne truffles. We just hope the Jolly Penguin hasn’t eaten the Berry Crumble. All wrapped up and ribbon-tied. A merry and brighter gift.
Q: Who would you take to dinner at the Slug & Lettuce?
Slug & Lettuce is offering one lucky winner dinner and bottle of wine for two – the perfect way to fend off the January blues and see in the New Year right! With a huge range of delicious food and drink to suit every palate, Slug & Lettuce has a plethora of options. Opt for a hearty chicken pie (perfect for cosy winter evenings), butternut squash lasagne or a superfood grilled halloumi salad. Complete with a delicious bottle of wine of your choice, whether it’s red, white or sparkling that takes your fancy! https://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/bedford
Q: Where would you like to travel to in 2019?
Produced by Aroma Holidays, this candle and diffuser set is carefully developed to evoke the memories of an Australian Holiday with woody fragrances of amber, lemongrass & eucalyptus. Eagle Travel are Bedfordshire’s leading independent travel agency and are certified by the Australian Tourist Board as “Aussie Specialists”. As an independent agency they can tailor make your next holiday to your exact requirements and specialise in cruises worldwide, luxury travel, wildlife journeys, classic rail, city breaks and dream honeymoons.Call the worldwide travel specialists on 01234 348882 to plan your next unforgettable travel adventure or visit the offices at 11 Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3JY where a warm welcome awaits…
Q: What is your favourite Christmas game?
With four unique, fun, family games, you will be very busy over Christmas. Play a festive game of the fun rhyming game, Santa Banter, or play a mad game of Hop by throwing hoops and climbing a cloud tower. Maybe you want something a bit more strategic? Then have a game of Battle Sheep followed by a tense game of Rhino Hero and see how high you can build a tower in this Jenga-like game.
Don’t know how to play? No problem. Your prize includes a voucher for four people to stay and play at Ready Steady Roll Board Game Café in Sharnbrook, Bedford and a slice of delicious homemade cake each! We can show you how to play so you don’t need to read the rules and can get straight to the fun. Discover more things to do in Bedford at www.explorebedford.co.uk
Q: Who will you take with you to Turtle Bay?
We have teamed up with Turtle Bay in Norwich to offer an amazing prize for one lucky person to win a three course meal for four people. The winner will able to indulge in Turtle Bay’s new sociable dining menu which is all about ‘anything goes’, laid back Caribbean eating and drinking. From strict vegans to the most carnivorous of meat lovers, from the adventurous food explorer to those who would like something small to enjoy with a cocktail, the new Turtle Bay collection will feed the whole crowd.
Q: Where is your favourite historic location to visit?
Step into England’s story with the chance to win an English Heritage membership. Receive unlimited access to over 400 historic places and stand on the spots where history happened, from world-famous prehistoric sites and Roman forts, to grand medieval castles and Victorian Country estates. On your doorstep in the east of England be sure to visit the incredible gardens of Wrest Park, meet the Victorian staff and explore the Jacobean mansion house at Audley End House and Gardens and discover the story of Mary Tudor at the mighty Framlingham Castle.
Q: Who would you like to take to afternoon tea?
Parker’s Tavern is the new stand-alone destination restaurant and bar, part of the University Arms Hotel, serving good, honest, locally sourced food. The lucky prize winner’s will enjoy an Historical Afternoon Tea by the roaring fire in The Library at Parker’s Tavern. The afternoon tea is inspired by Cambridge and the long list of legendary academics that have made their mark in the city. Every dish on the menu has an interesting story behind it, or pays homage to an exciting moment Cambridge’s history. Sweet and savoury offerings include a trio of sandwiches which have been inspired by the 4th Earl of Sandwich and Parker’s Football Truffles, celebrating the fact that the rules of football were invented on Parker’s Piece.
Q: Which city, town or retail destination do you like to shop at?
intu Lakeside want to help you get Christmassing, and are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a £100 intu Gift Card! Whether it’s to help finish your Christmas shopping or treat yourself to a little something special this festive season you will be spoilt for choice. You might even be able to pick up a bargain in the Boxing Day sales!
Q: What’s your favourite Christmas cocktail?
We have teamed up with Pinkster Gin for one lucky reader to win a 70 cl bottle of their delicious Gin. Why not enjoy a Pinkster Winter Serve with Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic and garnish with an orange studded with cloves. Perfect on a dark winter night or if a refreshing and quirky G&T is more your thing then serve with a Fever-Tree mixer, a raspberry and a sprig of fresh, spanked mint. What is there not to like?
Pinkster botanicals include fresh raspberries, grown locally to the firm’s rural Cambridgeshire HQ. As well as adding flavour, they also provide colour – the original pink drink. The result is a deliciously dry gin with a hint of fruit and an exceptionally smooth finish. The prize is worth £36!
Terms & Conditions:
Entrants must be 18 and over. Prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash. All entrants to the competition must be residents of the United Kingdom. Thompson Media Partners takes no responsibility for any prizes that are lost, delayed, damaged, incomplete or cancelled. By entering you’re agreeing to take part within Thompson Media Partners marketing material. Delivery of prizes cannot be guaranteed in time for Christmas.
Prezzybox.com has agreed to provide one winner with a £40 gift voucher redeemable sitewide on Prezzybox.com only. Prezzybox are responsible for the voucher code worth £40 being emailed to the winner at the address given by East Life Magazine, Only prize information will be discussed on this email and it will not be used elsewhere. The £40 voucher cannot be exchanged for anything else.
The Lee Valley Centre skate pass is valid for two adults and two children. Skate pass must be redeemed by 5 January 2019. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the ice. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, which can be from outside of the rink barrier (within the ice rink area). Please read Terms & Condition’s for the Ice Rink here.
Hotel Chocolat will offer no cash alternative. If the product is out of stock an alternative product of equal value will be sent.
The meal at Slug & Lettuce Bedford is redeemable between 1/1/19 and 28/2/2019. Please pre-book to redeem this voucher. Prize valid for any two mains and bottle of wine up to a total value of £40.
The Ready Steady Roll Board Game Café in Sharnbrook, Bedford voucher must be used within six months.
The Turtle Bay Norwich prize includes three courses and two drinks per person. It can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer. The prize must be redeemed in January 2019 and has to be pre booked.
The English Heritage membership is for a joint adult membership only. If the winner doesn’t get in touch within a month of making contact the another will be chosen. Membership T&Cs apply; please see the website for details.
Afternoon tea at Parker’s Tavern; the prize is not transferable and has no monetary value. If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. By entering you agree to your details being shared with the prize provider for their own marketing purposes only, not to be disclosed to a third party. The prize is subject to availability. Prize is valid until 1st June 2019 and must be booked by 31st March 2019, excluding Easter and May Bank Holidays.
intu Lakeside must be collected from centre and the gift card can only be spent within intu lakeside stores that accept the gift card, see the website for full gift card terms: