NOW EXPIRED: 500 FREE winter warmer bundles up for grabs with your next shop

UPDATE: Sorry everyone, all the bundles have now been claimed. Look out for our next giveaway…

Winter weather getting you down? We’ve got two lots of good news for you. One: it’s the shortest day of the year next week, which means the days will start getting longer again. Two: we’re giving away 500 bundles, each worth over £20.

Find out about the seven products below, and how to claim yours…

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NOW EXPIRED: 500 FREE breakfast bundles to claim on your next shop

UPDATE: Sorry, all the bundles are now gone. Look out for our next giveaway.

Wake up and smell the coffee (literally): we’ve got 500 free bundles of brekkie to give away. Worth over £10, each bundle contains four breakfast essentials to help you start the day the right way.

Discover what’s in each bundle and how to claim yours below.

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NOW CLOSED: Win a hamper and shake up G and Tea cocktails

The new G & Tea gift set hamper from We Are Tea has everything you need to make delicious cocktails using Britain’s two most iconic drinks – gin and tea. Continue reading

NOW CLOSED: Chai five for our Teapigs giveaway

We’re such big fans of the new Teapigs Chai Latte Gift Set that we’re giving 10 away… if you can prize them off us first!

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In the hot seat with Cafédirect

Below. FREE Nespresso Compatible Pods with orders from Saturday 1st March. First 1,000 customers only.

Love your daily (hourly…) caffeine fix? Time to get excited about Cafédirect tea and coffee. Their brews are not just award-winningly delicious but also ethically sourced.

The strapline states they are ‘made the small way’. I caught up with Account Manager Olivia Minter to find out what that means for your cuppa.

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Guest post: The Dr Perricone 3-Day Diet

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I’ve dedicated years of research to studying the effect of inflammation on skin. Did you know that sugar is a major contributing factor to inflammation, and that this in turn has an ageing effect?

My 3-Day Diet is designed to provide your body with anti-inflammatory foods, with the result that, in this short time, you should notice visible improvements in your skin.

In three days, the diet will help aid the elimination of puffiness and blemishes, and even begin to firm and tone.

Here’s how you do it:

At each meal your plate should have three components: a high quality lean protein, a complex carbohydrate, and a healthy fat.

Always eat several bites of your protein first. This will help you feel full faster.

Drink plenty of water in between meals.

Choose wild salmon over farmed, as farmed salmon has different nutrients and tends to be higher in fat.

Drink green tea rather than coffee. If you’re worried about caffeine withdrawal, I suggest black or yerba mate tea.

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The key foods in the diet are:

Wild Alaskan Salmon, which must be eaten twice a day for the ideal effects of the DMAE (an antioxident), astaxanthin (an anti-inflammatory) and the essential fatty acids to take effect.

Canteloupe melon – this is very hydrating and full of antioxidants.

Cooked oatmeal – a great source of fibre and low GI carbohydrates.

Nuts and olives – both sources of fatty acids and folic acid.

Working together, these will increase radiance, glow and firmness in your skin.

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Long-term, I recommend a three-tiered approach, consisting of: my anti-inflammatory diet, targeted nutritional supplements, and my highly efficacious topical treatments.

You will look and feel your very best, with supple skin, increased brain-power and abundant energy.

So, time to get started!

Add all the ingredients for my 3-Day Diet to your Ocado trolley now >

Find out more about the diet at my website >

Oh, and feel free to tweet me any questions @perriconemd using the hashtag #3daydiet

Dr Perricone M.D.

The East India Company Gold Coin giveaway – our third winner

This week’s winner is Sophia Payne from Hampshire. Congratulations, and thanks again to everyone for taking part.

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Last week’s coin animation was hiding on the Boston Tea Party Black Tea – a little bit of history in your cuppa.

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The very last giveaway starts today. Start searching now ▶

And here’s Sophia’s email she’s penned for us!

Today I’m feeling hopeful,
That my luck will strike gold.
I’m hunting for a guinea,
Let the mystery unfold.
I start at the chocolate,
Those strawberries tempting me.
I’m distracted, I am hungry,
And I need a cup of tea.
Moving swiftly o’er to biscuits,
Black peppercorn – how odd?
Sea salt and caramel, more my thing,
But still no sign of gold.
Onward bound to condiments,
But then an email comes in.
‘You’ve won!’, says Josh, I check it twice
My head is in a spin.
The timing is so spooky,
This poem here, half done.
And at the page I’ve landed,
When you tell me that I’ve won.
And there it is – that shining coin,
Bouncing round so merrily.
‘I’ll send this anyway’ I think,
Not to win, but to show I’m happy.

Find out how to enter and read full competition Terms and Conditions here


Merchandising Executive

Gold Coin giveaway – important info

Hi everyone,

First off, a quick announcement: due to a technical hiccup the next Gold Coin giveaway will run from Wednesday 11th to Monday 16th December. Last week’s giveaway ended yesterday, so no more entries can be accepted.

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Thank you to everyone who emailed in last week, and congratulations to our second winner: Annie Harris from Putney. The coin animation was hiding on the Strawberries Enrobed in White Chocolate. They’d be perfect for Wimbledon, but who could wait that long?

The next giveaway starts tomorrow, with the coin animation hidden on a different East India Company product. Good luck with your search.

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Merchandising Executive

Fancy a spot of tea?

teaCaddyThe Jubilee countdown is on and I’m raising a cuppa to the Queen by hosting my first afternoon tea. What better excuse to dress up in my favourite vintage tea dress than an afternoon of drinking from dainty old-fashioned china and nibbling delicious finger food with friends.

So, to help you indulge in the time-honoured British tradition of afternoon tea too, we’ve got an Ocado tote bag full of Twinings goodies to offer one lucky winner. What’s more, those tasteful people at Twinings are giving away a free silk scarf by hot British designer Alice Temperley. Her scarves, as seen on ‘it girls’ including Pippa Middleton, are a hit right now and frankly I’d love one myself!

With a limited edition loose leaf Twinings blend and scrumptious selection of cakes from Mr Kipling in there too, our Afternoon Tea Tote is the perfect package for a ready-made Jubilee tea party. Plus you’ll get a complimentary 12-month membership for the Twinings Tea Tasters Club with free loose tea, expert tasting notes and tasting sessions.

To enter our competition simply email with the subject line “Tea for Two” and tell us who your ideal afternoon tea guest would be. From one of the Middleton girls to Thomas Twinings himself, anyone goes, and our favourites will be posted on Facebook and Twitter after we’ve contacted the winner.

Happy brewing and good luck!

Rebecca Tott
Marketing Executive

Terms & Conditions Afternoon Tea Tote Competition –21st May 2012

  • This Afternoon Tea Tote Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over (except for anyone directly connected with the planning or administration of this Afternoon Tea Tote competition), who have emailed telling us who their ideal guest for afternoon tea would be by the 27/05/2012.
  • Prize Details: The winner will receive an Ocado tote bag containing three tins of Twinings loose tea (in the special Jubilee caddy), one Alice Temperley limited edition scarf, two packs of Mr Kipling cakes, and a 12-month membership to the Twinings Tea Tasters Club (with the costs covered by the supplier).
  • The closing date and time for entries into the Afternoon Tea Tote competition is 23.59 on Sunday 27/05/2012.
  • The winner will be picked in the week commencing Monday 28/05/2012.
  • The winner of the prize will be contacted in the week commencing Monday 28/05/2012 and will be given full details of how to redeem their prize. If the 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.