By June 28, 2012on
With Euro 2012 drawing to a close, and just three teams left with a chance to win the tournament (at time of writing) we wanted to keep the excitement levels high by offering you a round-up of some fun footie-related promotions for you to enjoy. Some are heading speedily towards their closing dates, so make sure you take a running kick over to these sites pronto…
If you fancy a new 26″ Samsung Freeview TV, head over to Argos who are running a fab ‘Celebrate 2012‘ promotion (scroll to bottom of Argos homepage). This week there are two TVs up for grabs, and all you need to do is send them a snap of you spurring on your favourite football team (but don’t forget to photobomb it with aliens first!)
Coral is offering people the chance to ‘pass the ball’ in order to win England shirts, iconic stadium tours and also 50” TVs. And thanks to Jane for explaining how this one works …
For all Manchester City Fans out there, you’ve got until 3rd July to try to bag yourself a copy of Manchester City Champions: The Official Film 2011/2012 courtesy of Sky Sports, and for Liverpool fans check out Lovell Soccer, one lucky winner will win two tickets to watch Liverpool at Anfield, two Warrior Liverpool FC football shirts and a Warrior Goody Bag.
Lufthansa have a whopping 15000 prizes to give away in their Lufthansa Fußball Bingo promotion.
You could win prizes with Diamond Football Company in their fun video promotion. Just tell them where to find your video of you and your friends doing their ‘Stand in line dance’ and the best videos will appear in a mash up video to be released worldwide and the best versions of the dance will win one of a selection of prizes. So be sure to get your entry in and you could be a star!
If it’s an iPad you’re after (and to be honest who isn’t?) head over to Soccer Bible where you can upload your photo of you and your friends supporting your nation during Euro 2012 for a chance to win one of two iPads!
At Spark and Fuse we’re still enjoying football fever… and I’m thrilled because I still have a chance of winning the office sweepie. Come on Italy!!
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By June 8, 2012on
Football tournaments such as the Euro and World Cups are always fun in our house. For those that don’t already know, I’m Scottish and my husband is English. Given that Scotland doesn’t often make the final cut, I’m always looking for an alternative team to get behind. While my husband dreams that I am cheering on England alongside him, he’s getting used to the fact that I am more likely to be found rooting for England’s opposition (but let’s not get into that now).
I know that football is going to take over our house from today until the end of Euro 2012. As a somewhat less-enthusiastic fan, I’ve discovered that rather than sulk in another room while the game is on, it is far more fun to embrace football by throwing parties themed around ‘whoever England is playing’.
With my friends and me each hosting an England game in the first round, I’ve drawn Sweden from the hat. Our pre-party and half-time music will be Swedish House Mafia (interspersed with ABBA, naturally). Swedish food sales in the UK have risen by almost 30% in the past five years and I’ve searched the internet for some inspiration to discover some really interesting treats to offer my guests.
We’ll be serving the brilliantly named God Lager. A pilsner style beer from the Swedish microbrewery, Nils Oscar. And for those that want to try something a little different we’ll have OP Andersson – a very popular Swedish aquavit with a distinct flavour of caraway, fennel and aniseed and also Elderflower flavoured aquavit (best served chilled apparently and accompanied with some singing!). For those that are looking for a softer option there will be Organic Lingonberry Cordial.
Nibbles will be roll mops and also Kavli Rakost on crispbread (a very interesting looking cream cheese with prawns from a tube) as well as some speciality cheeses too.
It has to be meatballs for the main course, served with lingonberry jam and creamy mashed potatoes. Rather than serve up IKEA’s best offering (which is very tempting I have to say), I’m going to attempt this homemade version instead.
At half time, there will be homemade Swedish Chocolate Coconut Balls (if, of course I haven’t eaten them all by kick off).
So, if anyone asks me if I’m looking forward to Euro 2012 I can wholeheartedly say ‘yes’. I can’t wait to try some these Swedish treats and to teach my guests a Swedish drinking song, or two.
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