By January 21, 2013on
After all the excitement of Christmas everyone at Spark & Fuse HQ is in need of a pick-me-up to beat off the January blues and help us stick with our New Year resolutions. So we have pulled together some prize promotions to do just that.
If, like us, you are on a health kick in 2013 then visit yourhealthyliving.co.uk/win to be in with a chance of winning a selection of natural health goodies, register to enter online, or simply send an email or a postal entry – make sure you include the Free Draw Code. Closes on 28th February 2013.
Looking to get into shape this year? Then why not enter this prize draw to win a copy of Zumba® Fitness Core on Nintendo Wii™ and get kitted out in the latest vibrant Zumba® apparel. Just answer a simple question and register to win. Draw closes 25th January 2013.
In need of a total makeover then enter facebook.com/niceneasy to win a two-night break in London for two people including travel, accommodation, a shopping trip with a personal shopper, a makeover with a top hairdresser, a professional photoshoot, dinner and £1,000 spending money. You will need to have a facebook account to enter and will need to nominate the person who has shared the best beauty tip to enter. Draw closes 31st January 2013.
Do you need a kick-start to your beauty regime after a little too much food and drink over Christmas? Then this could be just the thing – CN Traveller are offering one lucky winner a personalised skincare programme at QMS Medicosmetics’ flagship store on Sloane Square, London. Including a 60-minute deep-cleansing facial, a 90-minute ‘classic collagen’ facial to revitalise skin, and a 90-minute ‘oxygen’ facial to boost circulation. The prize also includes a three-month supply of QMS’ innovative nutricosmetics Intravital, a supplement that targets skin regeneration from within. Visit Condé Nast Traveller to enter and answer a simple question – there is a link to a clue if you are a little stuck – then submit your details online no later than 31st January 2013 for your chance to win.
No New Year resolution?
If you fancy getting away from the chilly weather then this is the prize draw for you. Visit Walkmag.co.uk and enter your details online to win a fabulous holiday to Dominica. The prize includes a five-night stay with breakfast at Castle Comfort Lodge, near Roseau, return flights and all internal transfers, excursions on the Waitukubuli National Trail with Experience Caribbean, whale watching and a guided one-day tour to local sites and attractions. Draw closes on 20th February 2013.
That’s it for this month and as always please let us know if you win anything! We’ll be back in February with our Valentines prize promotions.
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By October 12, 2012on
The nights are drawing in and at Spark & Fuse HQ we have been working hard on our Halloween costumes. The time is nearly upon us to eat loads of sweets, ahem, I mean give sweets to scarily dressed children who knock on our doors trick-or-treating. To help you get into the Halloween spirit we have found some prize promotions to get you ready.
If like us, you have a sweet tooth make sure you visit www.goodtoknow.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning a Haribo Halloween hamper, just answer a simple question. Closes on 17th October 2012.
For those of you who like to be spooked by ghosts then enter this prize draw for your chance to win a Halloween break in the Peak District and a set of two Ghost Walk books. Closes on 15th October 2012.
Looking to entertain your little ones? Then winning some Halloween Stamps could be just the thing. Courtesy of Stampin’ Up, CardmakingandPapercraft.com have six wooden sets to give away for frightening Halloween designs that are not for the faint hearted! Closes on 18th October 2012.
Or if your kids are Scooby Doo fans then you will need their help answering this simple question to win some spooky Halloween DVD’s including Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King, Pooh’s Heefalump Halloween and Spongebob Squarepants Halloween. Closes on 27th October 2012.
For those looking for the perfect family Halloween day out then tickets to ‘Witches and Wizards’ Halloween at Blenheim Palace could be just the prize for you. Closes on 19th October 2012 (we think!).
Think you’ll need some help to recover after this year’s night of ghosts and ghouls? Then enter this prize draw to win a Yankee Halloween Candle, you’ll just need to answer a simple question in order to take part. Closes on 31st October 2012.
Feel free to send us pics of your costumes and pumpkin carvings - can you better our very own extreme-pumpkin-carver Fuse’s attempt above?!
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By September 28, 2012on
We’re all well aware of the success the lottery funding had on our athletes at the Olympics and Paralympics but what are YOUR chances of actually winning big with the national lottery?
To tie into the promotion of their exciting GAME ON competition the team at Greentree has been pushing buttons on their calculators to find out the odds of an entry winning GAME ON, as opposed to spending £1 on a lottery ticket, every week for the rest of your life. The GAME ON prize is up to £150,000 of fully installed business systems and so we thought we’d share their findings with you…
The odds of you winning the national lottery are 13,983,816 :1, that’s based on buying one ticket per week for the next 35 years. Doing the maths, that means that an individual buying a lottery ticket every week could possibly win the lottery once in next 270,000 years. That’s about the length of time the human race has existed on the planet, give or take the odd 30,000 years. So the odds aren’t exactly stacked in your favour.
Compare this to GAME ON, the chances of winning the prize of up to £150,000 of Greentree software, fully implemented, with two years of Cloud hosting are incredibly better.
Based on say 100 entries into GAME ON, with all other things being equal, that’s a 100 to 1 chance of winning from the start. But the odds are actually much better than that – for a well thought out, concise entry, that clearly details the pain that the company is going through with their current business systems, and solid explanation of how winning GAME ON would benefit their business, the odds are stacked in the entrants favour.
If we apply the Pareto Rule, (the 80 / 20 rule) to all entries into GAME ON it means that 20% of all entries into GAME ON would be of top quality and worthy of the judges’ serious deliberation, with the remainder falling by the way side. That now makes an entry’s odds of winning now 20 : 1, and if then an entry is selected as finalist the odds fall to 10 : 1, all other things being equal.
However, the better the entry the better chances that entry has of winning the BIG prize. After the public voting period the eventual winner will be announced based on a combination of the public vote and a final vote by the judges.
The moral of this story is simple. Entries into GAME ON have an excellent chance of becoming a serious contender, being a finalist and becoming the ultimate winner of the competition:- they need a good strong and compelling story as to why they should be the winners of GAME ON.
Forget the lottery, it’s really a tax on the mathematically challenged and inherently hopeful. The probability of winning the lottery is about the same as Elvis arriving in Trafalgar Square in UFO on a Wednesday afternoon …
… so will this stop us Spark & Fusers buying lottery tickets? As inherently hopeful (rather than mathematically challenged), probably not.
But will it encourage us to enter GAME ON? Most definitely.
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By September 14, 2012on
So the days of flip flops and summer dresses are behind us for another year. At Spark & Fuse we’re digging out our winter woollies and tucking into mugs of hot chocolate. Fuse has already been spotted in her wrist warmers (!) to ensure she doesn’t strain her cold muscles while she clatters away at her keyboard.
To help ease your transition into Autumn, we’ve dug out a number of prize promotions with great prizes up for grabs that will help you stay warm in the chilly weather.
If it’s a cosy blanket you’re after, then make sure you visit Sawdays who have £500 worth of vouchers to spend on blankets or throws up for grabs, thanks to their friends Atlantic Blanket Company. Closes 21st September.
Those with a sweet tooth should take note of this promotion. It’s a monthly giveaway and three lucky people will win two GALAXY mugs and a range of delicious GALAXY Hot Chocolate. Just answer a simple question to be in with a chance of winning. Closes 30 September 2012.
One we’re all going to enter into this one to win £3,000 worth of state-of-the-art wet underfloor heating from Robbens Systems. To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter your details below before 4pm on the closing date of 31st October 2012.
Or if you’d fancy just escaping the cold completely this is the one for you. You could win yourself a holiday for two to Mauritius worth £10,000. To enter you’ll need a copy of Condé Nast Traveller October 2012 issue, turn to page 194-195 of the October 2012 issue, and identify the national park and country where the photograph was taken. Make sure to send your entry to arrive by 31 October 2012.
For those that want to jazz up their winter wardrobe try your hand at winning a pair of Pretty Polly tights. You’ll need to sign up for updates to be in with a chance of winning. It’s a monthly draw and you’ll need to scroll to the bottom of the home page for details.
For those looking to jazz up their winter wardrobe with more than a pair of tights, then check out the White Company’s prize promotion. You could win an Autumn wardrobe up to the value of £1,000 with The White Company and a Coach handbag.
Good luck and happy Autumn!
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By August 31, 2012on
So the excitement is back in East London – and of course further afield, too – with the start of the Paralympics. To add to this excitement the lovely crew at Spark & Fuse have pulled together a round-up of some current sporty and Paralympic/Olympic related prize promotions for you to enter. You’ll want to be quick to get your entry in for the first and last ones on our list as entries must be received today (31st August).
So a drum roll please for our first promotion …. your chance to win a day with the one and only Jessica Ennis. You’ll need to be free on 25th October 2012 if you win so mark that in your diary now! If you’re not lucky enough to win the day with Jessica, you could also win one of ten GB & NI Team Adidas kits. All you have to do is send in your details to Back The Team to enter the prize draw via Facebook.
Fancy heading abroad? Then try your luck at winning a holiday and flights with Nature Valley. To celebrate their role as Official Supplier of Cereal Bars to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games they’ve teamed up with British Airways to offer you the chance to win Family Holidays to Olympic host destinations. Closes 3rd September.
If you’re a fan of Kate Middleton’s style, you’ll want to check out this promotion in Woman Magazine. You can transform yourself into a sporting princess (apparently) with a pendant in the style of Kate Middleton’s Olympic-themed necklace, exclusively from QVC, if you are the lucky winner. There are eight prizes up for grabs including six pendants, two rings and a necklace. Closes 4th September.
If you didn’t manage to get tickets to the Paralympics then this is the one for you. Castrol is running a series of promotions, giving customers the chance to win tickets to some top sporting events including a trip to Sri Lanka to watch cricket plus 1000’s of other sports prizes. All you need to do is enter your details for the chance to win. This one requires a code from promotional packs but doesn’t close until 30th September so still plenty time to take part. Check out out the Ts and Cs first, as some of the prizes have already been and gone (such as Olympic tickets) although there are still plenty up for grabs.
If cycling is your thing (and I think we’ve been recently been given good reason for it to be our thing!) have a look at this prize promotion today. To mark The Cycle Show’s return to Birmingham’s NEC this September, Zest is offering 10 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to this year’s show, which is open to the public between Friday 28th and Sunday 30th September. Whether you are looking to try out the latest mountain or road bikes, get an autograph from some of Britain’s top pros including Olympians Joanna Rowsell and Ed Clancy as well as Junior World Champ, Lucy Garner, or see top flight BMX riders.
So that’s it for this week. Good luck and don’t forget to let us know if you win anything!
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By July 13, 2012on
Two weeks and counting! We’re on tenterhooks here at Spark & Fuse HQ, and can’t wait for the Olympics to kick off. Spark has been caught limbering up behind her desk (no, she’s not competing in the games, but is warming up for the serious amount of walking she’ll be doing over the next few weeks in order to get to meetings) and Clair has promised to bake us some Olympic themed cupcakes to scoff so we’ve lots of sugary energy! While you wait with anticipation to see how London will deal with the influx of athletes, visitors, volunteers and workers, check out our round-up of Olympic prize promotions below – and see if you can’t bag yourself some of these fabulous tickets to the games.
Now, this one closes tonight at 23.59 (GMT) so you’ll need to be fast off the starting block to take on blogger Pippa Wright’s Coca-Cola Olympic Games Sustainability Challenge in a bid to secure yourself some tickets to see the Athletics on Tuesday 7th August (including travel and accommodation).
For those that like a more leisurely deadline to work to, try this one which ends 25th July. The prize? To watch the Men’s 100m final AND beach volleyball. It doesn’t get better than that.
For the creative people out there, simply upload a maximum of two photographs that you think best capture the ‘Spirit of the Olympics’ and you could be in with a chance to win two Olympics tickets, two UK Picture Editors’ Guild Award tickets and superfast BT Infinity.
Calling all EDF customers! There are Olympic tickets up for grabs as part of their ‘Thank You’ campaign. You can find out more here.
Tesco and P&G are offering VIP tickets to the Opening Ceremony plus 25 other pairs of tickets in their text to win promotion. You just need to purchase a P&G product to take part.
For our younger readers (10 to 18 years old) who would like to be in with chance to win tickets to the Olympic Torch Relay Concert to watch Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, Eliza Doolittle and Mark Ronson, check out this promotion. It closes on 15th July, so sprint on over to Shout Mag now.
Spark is in good shape to take on the star-jump challenge after all her stretching, but what challenge would you take on in this Samsung Warm-Up & Win Competition?
Good luck. And don’t forget to let us know if you are a lucky winner!
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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 May 30, 2012on
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months, you’ll be very much aware that the Diamond Jubilee weekend is almost upon us.
To help you get into the celebrations we’ve decided to tell you about a few promotions we’ve come across on the ‘net (all with a Jubilee theme, of course).
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend apparently so we’ll start with the ones where you could land yourself (or your better half) a fabulous big sparkler – one of which is worth a whopping £10k!
Blue Nile has a very glam Signature Round Diamond up for grabs – if you fancy landing yourself something shiny head on over there now.
Just by saying why you deserve a gorgeous, glittering jewel, you could win a glamorous diamond worth £1,000 courtesy of Carmen Reid.
Metro radio is running a fun promotion where the person in possession of the ring at 6pm on Friday 1st June gets to keep the Princess Cut loose diamond worth £2700! Think ‘pass the parcel’ but with a significantly more exciting prize up for grabs.
And the diamond of all diamonds is being offered by Tatler. Worth a stunning £10k, and with a simple prize draw mechanic, you’d be off you rocker not to enter.
If you’re in the Southwell area in Nottingham be sure to check out this promotion to win a cash prize. All you need for your chance to win is keep your peepers open for anything strange in the local shop windows …
For the fashionistas out there you could win yourself 12 fabulous Jubilee inspired dresses courtesy of Fuse Fashion (no relation).
And if you think you’ll need help recovering from all the Jubilee celebrations you might want to try to win yourself a little TLC courtesy of Spa Finder.
Finally not forgetting our younger readers … you could win a Kindle, laptop or Nintendo by taking part in this creative competition. Or if you think you have a tea cup design fit for the Queen then check out this competition. The winning design will be put into production and presented to Her Majesty!
And as Spark & Fuse aren’t linked in any way to these promotions for once we’re allowed to enter! The £10k diamond has Fuse’s name all over it …
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By April 26, 2012on
To cheer you all up because it hasn’t stopped raining for days, we’re offering one person the chance to win a £25 Amazon Voucher. Aren’t we nice!
For entry details just follow the instructions below. You’ve got until 12.01 (EST) on 3rd May 2012 to enter. Full terms and conditions are on Rafflecopter.