NOW CLOSED: The great festive giveaway

Win a luxury gift bundle worth over £700! You could have a lot fewer pressies to buy this year. Read on to see what’s in the bundle and how to win the lot…

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Martell Cognac VS

Martell VS is a bright, young cognac that suits a wide range of tastes. Smooth and perfectly balanced, it’s an ideal choice for serving straight or over ice, while its fresh, fruity side also makes an ideal base for cocktails. (£27) Continue reading

Fantastic gifts for food lovers

Searching for the perfect Christmas present for the foodie in your life? Look no further – here, in no particular order, are our top 10 gifts for food lovers.

foodie gifts

1. Traditional German Mulled Wine. What would Christmas be without mulled wine? Ein bisschen boring, we think.

2. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. The cream of the crop when it comes to Tennessee whiskey: uniquely smooth and aromatic.

3. Joseph Joseph Hands-On Salad Bowl and Servers. Simple, elegant design for stylish salad-serving.

4. Daylesford Oak Measuring Spoons. A kitchen essential that would hang beautifully in any rustic countryside kitchen. Or a stylish city flat, for that matter.

5. SodaStream Pure Drinks Maker. Style and substance in one: make refreshing tipples of all types with this Earth Friendly, award-winning sparkling drinks maker.

6. Brindisa Paella for two hamper. Bring Spain to the table with all the spices and flavourings needed to rustle up an authentic classic.

7. Bordeaux Châteaux Collection. Not sure what kind of vino they’re keen on? With six varieties to sample, this is a great choice for a wine buff.

8. Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Artist’s Collection. These organic dark chocolate hazelnut truffles are sure to be a hit with even the most demanding critics.

9. The East India Company’s Orange with Gold Leaf Marmalade. Made with real gold, this is exotic decadence that’s sure to impress.

10. Ogilvy’s Honey Tasting Collection. Give their sweet tooth a treat with these 100% pure artisan cold-pressed honeys from across the world.

My #OcadoMagic Christmas

My #OcadoMagic Christmas

Competition Closed! Congratulations to Clare Mansell who won £100 Ocado vouchers with her #OcadoMagic board. Wishing you all a magical Christmas.

Spread a little Christmas magic and win a £100 Ocado voucher. 

We’re looking for inspirational Pinterest boards all about what makes Christmas magical to you. From recipes to decorations to snuggly blankets to crisp snowy mornings… make it personal.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Pin at least five items from our Christmas Shop, plus our #OcadoMagic step-by-step image – simply repin it from our #OcadoMagic board. Title the board ‘#OcadoMagic Christmas competition’.
  • Get pinning; add anything that you think makes Christmas magical. The more creative and inspirational the better. 
  • Email a link to your board to competitions@ocado.com with the subject line ‘#OcadoMagic’ by 15th December (don’t forget to make sure it’s public and not set to ‘secret’).

We’ll be choosing the board we think is most inspiring on 16th December.

Good luck and Merry Christmas everyone!

James Markey, Marketing Executive

Terms and Conditions

My #OcadoMagic Christmas competition – ends 16th December 2013

This competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over (except for anyone directly connected with the planning or administration of this competition) and have an ocado.com account, who have fulfilled the below criteria by 15/12/2013:

  • The entrant must follow Ocado’s Pinterest Page from their own Pinterest account.
  • The entrant must create a pin board titled ‘My #OcadoMagic Christmas’.
  • The entrant’s pin board must contain at least 5 images of products from the Ocado Christmas Shop, which can be found at www.ocado.com/christmas.
  • The entrant must email a link to their completed board to competitions@ocado.com with the subject line ‘#OcadoMagic’ with contact details including a contact telephone number by 16/12/2013.

If you’re a new customer, please check we deliver to your post code before entering. 

Prize Details: There is a single prize of one £100 Ocado voucher valid until 16/06/2014. The prize does not include a Christmas delivery booking or any delivery charges.

The closing date and time for entries into the competition is 23.59 on 15/12/2013.

The winner will be chosen on 16/12/2013. The winner will be contacted within 5 days of the draw and will be given full details of how to redeem their prize.

If a winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 14 days of the initial notification, or cannot take up the prize, then Ocado reserves the right to select another winner.

The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available.

Ocado reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value or to terminate, amend, extend or shorten the promotional period at any time and without notice.

Your personal data will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to any third parties for their marketing purposes unless you agreed otherwise during your registration process.

Ocado has organised this competition in good faith but cannot accept any liability relating to the competition or the prize offered. All entry instructions form part of these Terms and Conditions.

By entering this promotion, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them.

The promoter of this competition is Ocado Limited. For details of the winner’s name and county please send a SAE to the Marketing Department, Ocado Limited, Titan Court, 3 Bishops Square, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9NE.

Dreaming of a gold Christmas?

East India Company gold guineaThanks to our friends at The East India Company, you could win a limited edition gold guinea worth over £1,000.

Every week in the run up to Christmas we’ll hide a coin animation on an East India Company product. Search for them in The East India Company shop or the Ocado Christmas shop.

If you spot the coin animation, then email us at competitions@ocado.com with the subject line ‘Gold Coin Giveaway’, and remember to include the following info:

  • The name of the product.
  • Your name, address and telephone number.

Make sure to get your email in by Sunday – the prize draw takes place every Monday morning. We’ll contact each week’s winner by email within five days of the Monday draw.

Good luck, and Merry Christmas from Ocado and The East India Company.

Josh, Marketing

Let the gold rush commence ▶

Terms and Conditions – ‘The East India Company gold coin giveaway’

  • This prize draw is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over with an ocado.com account, except for anyone directly connected with the planning or administration of this prize draw who have fulfilled the below criteria:
  • Located the product within The East India Company brand shop, or the Ocado Christmas shop, which has an animation of an East India Company gold coin.
  • Email competitions@ocado.com with the subject line ‘Gold Coin Giveaway’ including the name of the product on which the coin animation was hidden and contact details (address and telephone number) by 23.59 on 02/12/2013, 09/12/2013, 16/12/2013 or 22/12/2013.

  • Prize Details: There are four prizes of one limited edition East India Company gold guinea coin that are valued at over £1,000 each.
  • The closing dates and times for entries into the weekly East India Company gold guinea prize draw are 23.59 on 02/12/2013, 09/12/2013, 16/12/2013 or 22/12/2013.
  • Winners will be drawn at random in the weeks commencing 02/12/2013, 09/12/2013, 16/12/2013 or 23/12/2013 (as applicable).
  • Winners will be contacted within 7 working days of the draw and will be given full details of how to redeem their prize. If a winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 14 days of the initial notification, or cannot take up the prize, then we reserve the right to select another winner.
  • The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available.
  • We reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value or to terminate, amend, extend or shorten the promotional period at any time and without notice.
  • Ocado have organised this prize draw in good faith but cannot accept any liability relating to the prize draw or the prize offered.
  • Winners may be required to take part in marketing events.
  • All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions. By entering this promotion, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them.
  • The promoter of this prize draw is Ocado Limited. For details of the winner’s name and county please email marketing@ocado.com.

Find Father Christmas

find-father-christmasSanta Claus is coming to town – but he’s coming to Ocado first! This year, we’re giving you the chance to win one of ten £25 Ocado vouchers, but only if you find Father Christmas hiding in our Christmas Shop.

We’ve hidden five Father Christmas animations on products around the Christmas Shop, so keep your eyes peeled when you’re browsing.

When you’ve found all five, you just have to list the products in an email and send it to competitions@ocado.com – adding ‘Find Father Christmas’ as the subject line. Make sure you’ve entered by 2nd December, we’ll be choosing 10 winners at random on the 3rd.

Visit the Christmas Shop now >

Good luck and Merry Christmas,

Naomi Bullivant
Marketing

Terms & Conditions – Ocado ‘Find Father Christmas competition’.

This competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over (except for anyone directly connected with the planning or administration of this competition who have fulfilled the below criteria by 02/12/2012:

  1. The entrant must locate the five products within the Ocado Christmas shop which have an animated image of Father Christmas and his reindeer. The Ocado Christmas shop can be located at www.ocado.com/christmas.
  2. The entrant must email competitions@ocado.com with a list and links to these five products in an email with the subject line ‘Find Father Christmas’ with contact details including a contact telephone number by 02/12/2012.
  • Prize Details: There are ten prizes of £25 Ocado vouchers. This does not include a Christmas delivery slot or any delivery charges.
  • The closing date and time for entries into the competition is 23.59 on 02/12/2012.
  • The winners will be drawn at random on 03/12/2012.
  • The winners of the prizes will be contacted within 5 days of the draw and will be given full details of how to redeem their prize. If a winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 14 days of the initial notification, or cannot take up the prize, then we reserve the right to select another winner.
  • The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available
  • We reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value or to terminate, amend, extend or shorten the promotional period at any time and without notice.
  • We have organised this competition in good faith but cannot accept any liability relating to the prize draw or the prize offered.
  • Winners may be required to take part in marketing events
  • All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions. By entering this promotion, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them
  • The promoter of this competition is Ocado Limited. For details of the winner’s name and county please send a SAE to the Marketing Department, Ocado Limited, Titan Court, 3 Bishops Square, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9NE.

Pin your perfect Christmas competition

xmas-pinterestWant a holly jolly Christmas? I reckon £100 of Ocado vouchers might help. In our latest competition, that’s just what you could win…

Ah Christmas. It’s a magical time of year, but what makes it a perfect, truly memorable day is unique to each of us.

For you, maybe it’s the whole family gathered round a roaring fire, a traditional spread, and Irving Berlin on the stereo. Maybe it’s champagne with friends in the chic, fairy-lit surroundings of a posh restaurant. Or maybe it’s running away to a tropical beach, waving a not-so-fond farewell to washing-up and bad weather.

However you picture it, we’re asking you to pin your perfect Christmas on Pinterest.

Entering is easy, but you’ll need to get creative:

  • Follow Ocado on Pinterest.
  • Create a Pinterest board entitled My Perfect Ocado Christmas, and include our Pin your perfect Christmas image (see right).
  • To the board, pin at least 10 items from the Ocado Christmas Shop – keep an eye out for the ‘Pin it’ button we’ve added next to all our products and recipes.
  • Set the mood of the board and make it beautiful by pinning other images too. They could be recipes from our collection, pictures from other websites, your own holiday snaps… whatever catches your eye.
  • When you’re finished, email competitions@ocado.com with a link to your board, and make sure you include your name, address and telephone number. Use the subject line ‘Ocado Pin your perfect Christmas competition’

We’re looking for the most beautiful board, so take the time to really get inspired. Send us your entries by 30th November 2012 we’ll be picking our favourite the following week.

Wishing you good luck and the Christmas of your dreams,

Naomi Bullivant

Terms and Conditions
Ocado ‘Pin Your Perfect Christmas’ competition – ends 30th November 2012

  • This competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over (except for anyone directly connected with the planning or administration of this competition) and have a postal address within the Ocado delivery area (to check if you live within the Ocado delivery area, please visit ocado.com and enter your postal code), who have fulfilled the below criteria by 30/11/2012:
    • The entrant must follow Ocado’s Pinterest Page from their own Pinterest account.
    • The entrant must create a pin board titled ‘My Perfect Ocado Christmas’.
    • The entrant’s pin board must contain at least 10 images of products from the Ocado Christmas Shop, which can be found at http://www.ocado.com/christmas.
    • The entrant must email a link to their completed board to competitions@ocado.com with the subject line ‘Ocado Pin Your Perfect Christmas Competition’ with contact details including a contact telephone number by 30/11/2012
  • Prize Details: There is one prize of £100 Ocado vouchers. This does not include a Christmas delivery booking or any delivery charges.
  • The closing date and time for entries into the competition is 23.59 on 30/11/2012.
  • The winner will be chosen on 01/12/2012. The winner will be contacted within 5 days of the draw and will be given full details of how to redeem their prize.
  • If a winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 14 days of the initial notification, or cannot take up the prize, then Ocado reserves the right to select another winner.
  • The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available.
  • Ocado reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value or to terminate, amend, extend or shorten the promotional period at any time and without notice.
  • Your personal data will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to any third parties for their marketing purposes unless you agreed otherwise during your registration process.
  • Ocado has organised this competition in good faith but cannot accept any liability relating to the competition or the prize offered. All entry instructions form part of these Terms and Conditions.
  • By entering this promotion, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them.
  • The promoter of this competition is Ocado Limited. For details of the winner’s name and county please send a SAE to the Marketing Department, Ocado Limited, Titan Court, 3 Bishops Square, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9NE.

Gifts for Christmas

111103_blogNovember 2011

Can’t quite believe it’s November already? I know how you feel. But it’s time to get your gift list underway if you’re going to avoid the traditional last-minute panic.

If you’re like me, the thought of all those queues and high street crowds will leave you cold. Which is why I thought I’d give you a run down of our new range of gifts. Because having everything delivered along with the turkey and sprouts is just so much easier.

My personal favourite is the Best of British hamper from Haworth & Rose. With loads of British foodie goodies packed into a retro Union Jack suitcase, it really stands out as something unusual and more than a little bit special.

Gift sets are a simple solution for the hard-to-buy-for; just pick one you know they’ll love. The Famous Grouse mug and hot toddy set is a great example of something different, and check out Baylis and Harding for really lovely pampering treats.

And of course, for the kids, there’s everything from stocking fillers to activities and play sets. Brands to browse include Early Learning Centre and Vtech, among others.

So, take my advice, put your feet up and have a look around our Christmas Shop instead. Here’s the link – http://ow.ly/7gWtC

Happy Christmas!

Laura Phillips
Head of Product Management (Non Food)