Competition and Prize Giveaway Terms & Conditions

General Competition and Prize GiveawayTerms and Conditions

Please also check additional Ts & Cs for each competition and prize giveaway listed after the general terms, as not all are the same.

  • Employees of the promoter and supplier/s of each competition and their families or anyone else professionally connected to the competition are excluded from entry.
  • Entry implies acceptance of these and competition-specific terms and conditions.
  • All prize draws are governed by English law and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising in connection with it.
  • By entering any competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by our general and competition-specific terms and conditions.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide correct, up-to-date details when entering the prize promotion and acceptance of the prize. The promoter cannot be held responsible for winners failing to supply accurate information which affects prize acceptance or delivery of their prize.
  • The promoter’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • The promoter and or supplier reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should circumstances outside its control make this necessary.
  • The promoter reserves the right to verify winners and ask for proof of identity, age and address and to withdraw prize entitlement where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these or any specific competition’s terms and conditions.
  • The name of the winners of any competition can be obtained by sending an email 28 days after the prize promotion closing date and for up to three months, to admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk.
  • The promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to eliminate or disqualify any entries or entrants that it regards as being in breach of these or any terms and conditions or the spirit of any promotion. Those who try to circumvent the entry process and/or entry instructions by any method will be disqualified and any prize award will be void.
  • Where a prize is provided by a supplier, the promoter accepts no responsibility for the inaccuracy of any prize description, and the supplier is responsible for prize fulfilment.
  • If any of these clauses should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then it shall be severed and deleted from these, or any, Terms and Conditions and the remaining clauses shall survive and remain in full force and effect.
  • The promoter and the supplier reserve the right to cancel, amend, withdraw, terminate or temporarily suspend this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside its reasonable control, with no liability to any entrants or third parties but will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid entrant disappointment.
  • The decisions of the promoter are final and binding in all matters relating to any competition or promotion and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The competitions and promotion and these terms and conditions, and any disputes arising therefrom, shall be subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh Courts.
  • Data Protection: Any personal information that entrants share with the Promoter will be kept secure and only used in line with these terms and conditions unless the entrant has opted into future marketing from the promoter and/or the supplier. By entering the promotion, entrants agree that their information may be used by the Promoter to administer the promotion and winners consent to giving their names to the winners’ list.

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Beer & Beyond Festival 2024 ticket giveaway

  • Closing date 23:59 on Monday, 29 April 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: One set of 4 x entry tickets to the Beer & Beyond Festival on Sunday, 5th May with the first Brewpoint beer on us for each ticket, entrants must follow @brewpointuk and @BedfordIndependent on Instagram and tag at least two friends in a comment on the Instagram post.
  • For a bonus entry, entrants can share the competition to their Instagram story and tag @brewpointuk and @BedfordIndependent
  • Only one prize is available.
  • This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The winner will be selected at random and notified at 10:00 on Tuesday, 30 April 2023
  • The winner will be contacted by the Bedford Independent via direct message and by replying to their comment on Instagram.
  • Tickets will be delivered by email to the winner by Brewpoint.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and @brewpointuk.

Starbucks St John’s opening barista bear giveaway

  • The giveaway is limited to 40 bears.
  • The giveaway will close when the last bear is gone.
  • Only one bear per order.
  • To claim your bear, make an order at the new Starbucks St John’s and say: “I enjoy drinking a Starbucks while reading the Bedford Independent”.
  • Starbucks staff retain the right to refuse to hand readers a bear if they feel the wording has not been said correctly or if there is an attempt to collect multiple bears.
  • This giveaway is separate from any other in-store promotion or giveaway in place for the Starbucks St John’s store opening.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Starbucks.

Rosehip Bespoke Floristry Valentine’s bouquet competition

  • Closing date 23:59, Saturday 10 February 2024.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Monday 12 February 2024.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a bouquet from Rosehip Bespoke Floristry simply email the answer to the following question: In the TV series Parks and Recreation, what is the name of the day celebrated on 13 February by the character Lesley Knope?? to win@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won. Rosehip Bespoke Florsitry will then be in contact to arrange the prize.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Rosehip Bespoke Floristry.

Christmas at Wrest Park prize draw

  • Closing date 23:59, Sunday 26 November 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Monday 27 November 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a family ticket to Christmas at Wrest Park simply email the answer to the following question: What century does Wrest Park date back to? to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won. Deacon Communications will then be in contact to arrange the prize.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Deacon Communications.

Three Cups prize draw

  • Closing date 23:59, Thursday 23 November 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Friday 24 November 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £50 bar tab at the Three Cups on Newnham Street, Bedford simply email the answer to the following question: How many hand pumps are on the bar at the Three Cups? to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won. The Three Cups will then be in contact to arrange the prize.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and The Three Cups.

Mountain Warehouse competition

  • Closing date 23:59, Sunday 29 October 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Monday 30 October 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning one of two prizes (£100 or £50 worth of Mountain Warehouse products) simply email the answer to the following question: What is the highest peak in England? to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only two prizes are available. One worth £100 and one worth £50.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won. Mountain Warehouse will then be in contact to send the prize.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Mountain Warehouse.

Studio Seven giveaway

  • Closing date 23:59, Friday 22 September 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Saturday 23 September 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: a basket of your choice from the Sanyu Rising range (worth £40) simply email the answer the following question: Name one of the three countries Beth has lived in since leaving Bedford in 2012 to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Studio Seven.

Cranfield University VentureDay competition

  • Closing date 23:59, Sunday 11 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from Cranfield University and notified on Monday 12 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: A pair of tickets to Cranfield University’s VentureDay entrants must email a maximum of 100 words, explaining why the event would benefit their business to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cranfield University.

Brewpoint ‘money-can’t-buy’ Father’s Day prize draw

  • Closing date 23:59, 14 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday 16 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: A brewery tour, brewing session, dinner and drinks with a £200 Brewpoint gift card, entrants must follow @brewpointuk on Instagram and tag two friends on the Instagram post.
  • For a bonus entry, entrants must share the competition to their Instagram story and tag @brewpointuk.
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by Brewpoint to inform them they have won.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and @brewpointuk.

Bedford Park Concerts presents Ministry of Sound Classical competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 2 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts/Ministry of email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: Who had a hit single with Hey Boy Hey Girl?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Bedford Park Concerts presents SCOOTER competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 2 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts/SCOOTER email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: Which country is SCOOTER from?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Bedford Park Concerts presents West End Proms competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 4 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts/West End Proms email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: What was the name of Faye Tozer’s chart-topping band?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Bedford Park Concerts presents Sting competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 2 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts/Sting email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: Before going solo, what was the name of Sting’s group?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Bedford Park Concerts presents The Jacksons, Sister Sledge and the Real Thing competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 2 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts / The Jacksons, Sister Sledge and The Real Thing email admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: In what year did The Jacksons sign their first record deal?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Give Me Garage presents Artful Dodger competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 3 April 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 4 March 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 4 x tickets to the Give Me Garge Artful Dodger at Bedford Corn Exchange answer the question: what is the name of Artful Dodger’s hit single with Craig David?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Bedford Independent.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Give Me Garage

Georgina Westley Bedford art print competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 24 March 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 25 March 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 1 x Bedford art print (your choice of colourway and size – either A4, A3, A2 size) answer the question: what is the name of the museum and art gallery in Bedford?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be posted to the winner by Georgina Westley.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Georgina Westley

Bedford Blues Hospitality (London Scottish 3 Feb 2023) competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 01 February 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 02 February 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: Four x places in the CMC Marquee for Bedford Blues v London Scottish 03/02/2023. Simply email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk us when Bedford Blues was formed.
  • The Prize package (worth £186.40) includes:
    • Four x General entry match tickets.
    • Four x pre-match meals consisting of a main course and a dessert.
    • Complimentary match programmes on every table.
    • Hospitality entertainment with players.
    • Access to the CMC Marquee’s raised viewing gallery.
  • Only one package is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Entrants will be invited to join the Bedford Blues mailing list in line with GDPR/Data Protection Act legislation.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Bedford Blues RFC.

The Cellar Bar £50 bar tab competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 28 December 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 29 December 2022.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £50 New Year’s Eve bar tab at The Cellar Bar, answer the question: “What is the name of the escape room run by the owners of The Cellar Bar?”
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and The Cellar Bar.

Anorak £100 voucher competition

  • Closing date 14:59, 24 December 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random in a live draw on Instagram at 15:00, 24 December 2022.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £100 Anorak voucher visit the Bedford shop at the Edwardian Arcade, quote “Bedford Independent”, and leave your email.
  • Winners will be contacted by Anorak to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Anorak.

Dreamwear £100 voucher competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 25 November 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £100 Dreamwear voucher, answer the question ‘in what year did Dreamwear open their first pop-up shop on Harupr Street?’
  • The following prize is available:
    • £100 Dreamwear voucher.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Dreamwear.

Bedford Flea tote bag competition

  • Closing date 12:00, 11 November 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a Bedford Flea tote bag, answer the question ‘how many businesses have been part of Bedford Flea in 2022?’
  • The following prize is available:
    • a limited edition Bedford Flea tote bag.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Bedford Flea.

Foxy Wings Christmas meal for four competition

  • Closing date 00:00, 18 November 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a Christmas set meal for four at Foxy Wings you must answer the following question: Which animal is Foxy Wings inspired by?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • a Christmas set meal for four at Foxy Wings. Prize excludes drinks.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Foxy Wings.

Kid Christmas signed book competition

  • Closing date 00:00, 21 October 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Kid Christmas by David Litchfield entrants must answer the question: What is the name of David Litchfield’s first book?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 2 x signed copies of Kid Christmas
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • The books will be despatched by the Bedford Independent.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk

Shoot for the Stars board game competition

  • Closing date 00:00, 28 September 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the board game Shoot for the Stars, entrants must answer the question: how many bones are there in the human hand?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 1 x copy of Shoot for the Stars board game
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • The board game will be despatched by the Bedford Independent.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Fox and Bear Games.

Chicken George review (voucher)

  • Closing date: 12:00, 8 September 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £30 Chicken George voucher you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What year did the first Chicken George open?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 1 x £30 voucher for Chicken George, Bedford
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Collection of the voucher will be arranged by Chicken George.
  • Voucher can only be exchanged at Bedford Chicken George, 117 Tavistock St, Bedford MK40 2SB
  • Voucher can only be used as payment for food items
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Chicken George (Bedford) Ltd

Paul Weller at Bedford Park, July 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 22 July 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What was the name of Richard Hawley’s former band?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • A pair of tickets to see Paul Weller, Bedford Park, Saturday 30 July 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by email to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

Café Mambo at Bedford Park, July 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 22 July 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. Which of the Balearic Islands is known as the White Isle?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • A pair of tickets to Café Mambo in the Park, Bedford Park, Friday 29 July 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by email to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

Simply Red at Bedford Park, July 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 22 July 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What is the missing word? Something Got Me……….
  • The following prizes are available:
    • A pair of tickets to see Simply Red, Bedford Park, Thursday 28 July 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by email to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

BookTastic Children’s Book Festival competition

  • Closing date: 10am, 1 July 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants of any age.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The promotor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email festival@booktastic.org.uk
  • A set of all books featured at the festival is the prize
  • Winners will be contacted by the organisers of BookTastic Book Festival inform them they have won.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BookTastic Book Festival, festival@booktastic.org.uk

Tom Grennan at Bedford Park, June 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 26 May 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What is the name of Tom Grennan’s latest single release?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 3 x pair of tickets for Tom Grennan, Bedford Park, Saturday 4 June 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by post to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

The Specials at Bedford Park, June 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 26 May 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. Who did The Specials have a message for in one of their most iconic songs? The following prizes are available:
    • 3 x pair of tickets for The Specials, Bedford Park, Friday 3 June 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by post to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

Media Survey 2022 – Foxy Wings voucher

  • Closing date: 23:59, 10 May 2021.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 16 years old and over.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a voucher for Foxy Wings, you simply have to complete all relevant questions within the Bedford Independent’s 2022 Media Survey and submit your email address so we can contact you about this competition.
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 2 x vouchers worth £10 for Foxy Wings, 3b Merchant Gate, Riverside Close, Bedford MK40 1AS
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Vouchers will be sent by post to the winner
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk.

Halloween Town 2021

  • Closing date: 23:59, 19 October 2021.
  • Open to Bedfordshire residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per prize but you can email for more than one prize.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. Who was the female lead of the 1978 film Halloween? Please add which concert you’d like tickets for, your name and your address. The following tickets are available:
    • 1 x pair of tickets for Craig David on Friday, 29 October 2021
    • 1 x pair of tickets for Andy C on Saturday, 30 October 2021
    • 1 x pair of tickets for The Levellers on Sunday, 31 October 2021
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by post to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

ERDINGER September 2021

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  • The competition is being run by Kate Hempsall PR & Communications Ltd on behalf of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei UK
  • You must be aged 18 years or over to enter this competition
  • Competition only open to Bedford Borough residents
  • Prizes will be sent to the winner’s postal address, ID will be required before handing over the prize. The prize can only be handed to the winning entrant.
  • Employees of ERDINGER Weissbrau, APN or other companies cooperating with ERDINGER Weissbrau are excluded from participation in the competition.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What Bedford event will ERDINGER be appearing at on 4-5 September 2021?
  • All entries will be entered into the competition, the winner will be randomly selected
  • One prize bundle is available and includes:
    • 1 x case 24 cans ERDINGER Alkoholfrei
    • 2 x cases of 12 bottles (24 in total) of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei Grapefruit
    • 1 x ERDINGER Alkoholfrei hand towel
    • 1 x ERDINGER Alkoholfrei drinking bottle
    • 1 x ERDINGER Alkoholfrei knitted headband
  • Prizes may vary according to availability and may arrive in separate shipments
  • No cash alternative is available
  • The judge’s decision is final
  • The opening date of the competition is 00:01, 3 September 2021
  • The closing date for the competition is 23:59 10 September 2021
  • The winner will be contacted within five working days of the competition closing
  • The information you provide will be used for this competition only and will not be shared with any other party
  • We will only retain your data for the duration of the competition unless you have granted us prior consent to contact you on an ongoing basis.

Bedford Park Concerts Bonanza Giveaway 2021

  • Closing date: 23:59, 06 September 2021.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 16 years old and over.
  • One entry per prize but you can email for more than one prize.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What anniversary does Bedford Park Proms celebrate this year? Please add which concert you’d like tickets for, the following tickets are available:
    • 10 x pairs of tickets to see Ocean Colour Scene with special guests Dodgy, Marquis Drive and local band The Wholls.
    • 2 x pairs of tickets to see Olly Murs with special guests Scouting For Girls and Katie Kittermaster
    • 2 x pairs of tickets to Café Mambo in the Park with the soundtrack of the Balearics brought to you by Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Faithless DJ set and more
    • 2 x pairs of family tickets (two adults and two children) to Bedford Park Proms featuring Wynne Evans, Victoria Joyce, London Gala Orchestra the Bedford Choral Society and stunning fireworks and laser show
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by post to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events or arrangements will be made to collect your tickets for the box office on the day of your chosen concert.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

Festive Giveaway 2020

  • Closing date: 23:59, 18 December 2020.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Brewpoint and St. Cuthbert’s Prizes only open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • Enter by emailing three words that sum up Bedford to you to admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk stating which prize you would like to win.
  • One entry per prize but you can email for more than one prize.
  • Winners will be selected at random. Editor’s decision is final.
  • Winners will be contacted by the business donating their prize to arrange collection or delivery. You must respond within 28 days to claim your prize. Proof of age may be required for Brewpoint and St. Cuthbert’s Prizes.
  • Winners’ name and words used in their entry may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk.

Brewpoint November 2020

  • The closing date is Friday 11th December 2020 at 11.59pm.
  • One winner will receive a package of Brewpoint beer and merchandise totalling approximately £200 at retail value.
  • Open to UK residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees of Wells & Co., their families and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.
  • To take part, entrants must purchase goods from the Brewpoint online store and put the word ‘Independent’ in the Promo box when completing their purchase.
  • One entry per household, per day.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries.
  • The winner will be informed by email within seven days of the closing date, and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize. The prize will be dispatched within 28 days of receiving the winner’s address details.

Erdinger August 2019

  • The competition is being run by APN Consultancy on behalf of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei UK
  • You must be aged 18 years or over to enter this competition. ID will be required before handing over the prize. The prize can only be collected by the winning entrant.
  • Employees of ERDINGER Weissbrau, APN or other companies cooperating with ERDINGER Weissbrau are excluded from participation in the competition.
  • All entries will be entered into the competition, the winner will be randomly selected
  • The winner(s) will receive a case of 24 x 500ml cans of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 2 drinking glasses, 2 baseball caps and 2 active drinks bottles. The organisers reserve the right to replace the glasses with plastic alternatives if the prize has to be sent through the post
  • No cash alternative is available
  • The prize will be available for collection from the Bedford Independent office on presentation of the winner’s confirmation email. Office details will be given when contacting the winner.
  • Judge’s decision is final
  • Opening date of the competition is 27 August 2019
  • Closing date for entry to this competition is Midday 1 September 2019
  • The information you provide will be used for this competition only and will not be shared with any other party
  • We will only retain your data for the duration of the competition unless you have granted us prior consent to contact you on an on-going basis.

Rosehip Bespoke Floristry Valentine’s bouquet competition

  • Closing date 23:59, Saturday 10 February 2024.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Monday 12 February 2024.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a bouquet from Rosehip Bespoke Floristry simply email the answer to the following question: In the TV series Parks and Recreation, what is the name of the day celebrated on 13 February by the character Lesley Knope?? to win@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Rosehip Bespoke Floristry.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won. Rosehip Bespoke Florsitry will then be in contact to arrange the prize.

Christmas at Wrest Park prize draw

  • Closing date 23:59, Sunday 26 November 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Monday 27 November 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a family ticket to Christmas at Wrest Park simply email the answer to the following question: What century does Wrest Park date back to? to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won. Deacon Communications will then be in contact to arrange the prize.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Deacon Communications.

Three Cups prize draw

  • Closing date 23:59, Thursday 23 November 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Friday 24 November 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £50 bar tab at the Three Cups on Newnham Street, Bedford simply email the answer to the following question: How many hand pumps are on the bar at the Three Cups? to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won. The Three Cups will then be in contact to arrange the prize.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and The Three Cups.

Mountain Warehouse competition

  • Closing date 23:59, Sunday 29 October 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Monday 30 October 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning one of two prizes (£100 or £50 worth of Mountain Warehouse products) simply email the answer to the following question: What is the highest peak in England? to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only two prizes are available. One worth £100 and one worth £50.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won. Mountain Warehouse will then be in contact to send the prize.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Mountain Warehouse.

Studio Seven giveaway

  • Closing date 23:59, Friday 22 September 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from the Bedford Independent and notified on Saturday 23 September 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: a basket of your choice from the Sanyu Rising range (worth £40) simply email the answer the following question: Name one of the three countries Beth has lived in since leaving Bedford in 2012 to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Studio Seven.

Cranfield University VentureDay competition

  • Closing date 23:59, Sunday 11 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected by a representative from Cranfield University and notified on Monday 12 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: A pair of tickets to Cranfield University’s VentureDay entrants must email a maximum of 100 words, explaining why the event would benefit their business to admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk.
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cranfield University.

Brewpoint ‘money-can’t-buy’ Father’s Day prize draw

  • Closing date 23:59, 14 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday 16 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: A brewery tour, brewing session, dinner and drinks with a £200 Brewpoint gift card, entrants must follow @brewpointuk on Instagram and tag two friends on the Instagram post.
  • For a bonus entry, entrants must share the competition to their Instagram story and tag @brewpointuk.
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Winners will be contacted by Brewpoint to inform them they have won.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and @brewpointuk.

Bedford Park Concerts presents Ministry of Sound Classical competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 2 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts/Ministry of email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: Who had a hit single with Hey Boy Hey Girl?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Bedford Park Concerts presents SCOOTER competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 2 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts/SCOOTER email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: Which country is SCOOTER from?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Bedford Park Concerts presents West End Proms competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 4 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts/West End Proms email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: What was the name of Faye Tozer’s chart-topping band?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Bedford Park Concerts presents Sting competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 2 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts/Sting email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: Before going solo, what was the name of Sting’s group?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Bedford Park Concerts presents The Jacksons, Sister Sledge and the Real Thing competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 1 June 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 2 June 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 2 x tickets to Bedford Park Concerts / The Jacksons, Sister Sledge and The Real Thing email admin@bedfordindependent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question: In what year did The Jacksons sign their first record deal?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Cuffe and Taylor
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Cuffe & Taylor.

Give Me Garage presents Artful Dodger competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 3 April 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 4 March 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 4 x tickets to the Give Me Garge Artful Dodger at Bedford Corn Exchange answer the question: what is the name of Artful Dodger’s hit single with Craig David?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be emailed to the winner by the Bedford Independent.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Give Me Garage

Georgina Westley Bedford art print competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 24 March 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 25 March 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: 1 x Bedford art print (your choice of colourway and size – either A4, A3, A2 size) answer the question: what is the name of the museum and art gallery in Bedford?
  • Only one prize is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • The prize will be posted to the winner by Georgina Westley.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Georgina Westley

Bedford Blues Hospitality (London Scottish 3 Feb 2023) competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 01 February 2023.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 02 February 2023.
  • To be in with a chance of winning: Four x places in the CMC Marquee for Bedford Blues v London Scottish 03/02/2023. Simply email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk us when Bedford Blues was formed.
  • The Prize package (worth £186.40) includes:
    • Four x General entry match tickets.
    • Four x pre-match meals consisting of a main course and a dessert.
    • Complimentary match programmes on every table.
    • Hospitality entertainment with players.
    • Access to the CMC Marquee’s raised viewing gallery.
  • Only one package is available.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Entrants will be invited to join the Bedford Blues mailing list in line with GDPR/Data Protection Act legislation.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Bedford Blues RFC.

The Cellar Bar £50 bar tab competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 28 December 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random on 29 December 2022.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £50 New Year’s Eve bar tab at The Cellar Bar, answer the question: “What is the name of the escape room run by the owners of The Cellar Bar?”
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and The Cellar Bar.

Anorak £100 voucher competition

  • Closing date 14:59, 24 December 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random in a live draw on Instagram at 15:00, 24 December 2022.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £100 Anorak voucher visit the Bedford shop at the Edwardian Arcade, quote “Bedford Independent”, and leave your email.
  • Winners will be contacted by Anorak to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Anorak.

Dreamwear £100 voucher competition

  • Closing date 23:59, 25 November 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £100 Dreamwear voucher, answer the question ‘in what year did Dreamwear open their first pop-up shop on Harupr Street?’
  • The following prize is available:
    • £100 Dreamwear voucher.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Dreamwear.

Bedford Flea tote bag competition

  • Closing date 12:00, 11 November 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a Bedford Flea tote bag, answer the question ‘how many businesses have been part of Bedford Flea in 2022?’
  • The following prize is available:
    • a limited edition Bedford Flea tote bag.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Bedford Flea.

Foxy Wings Christmas meal for four competition

  • Closing date 00:00, 18 November 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a Christmas set meal for four at Foxy Wings you must answer the following question: Which animal is Foxy Wings inspired by?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • a Christmas set meal for four at Foxy Wings. Prize excludes drinks.
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Foxy Wings.

Kid Christmas signed book competition

  • Closing date 00:00, 21 October 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Kid Christmas by David Litchfield entrants must answer the question: What is the name of David Litchfield’s first book?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 2 x signed copies of Kid Christmas
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • The books will be despatched by the Bedford Independent.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk

Shoot for the Stars board game competition

  • Closing date 00:00, 28 September 2022.
  • Open to Bedford residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the board game Shoot for the Stars, entrants must answer the question: how many bones are there in the human hand?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 1 x copy of Shoot for the Stars board game
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • The board game will be despatched by the Bedford Independent.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Fox and Bear Games.

Chicken George review (voucher)

  • Closing date: 12:00, 8 September 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a £30 Chicken George voucher you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What year did the first Chicken George open?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 1 x £30 voucher for Chicken George, Bedford
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Collection of the voucher will be arranged by Chicken George.
  • Voucher can only be exchanged at Bedford Chicken George, 117 Tavistock St, Bedford MK40 2SB
  • Voucher can only be used as payment for food items
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and Chicken George (Bedford) Ltd

Paul Weller at Bedford Park, July 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 22 July 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What was the name of Richard Hawley’s former band?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • A pair of tickets to see Paul Weller, Bedford Park, Saturday 30 July 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by email to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

Café Mambo at Bedford Park, July 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 22 July 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. Which of the Balearic Islands is known as the White Isle?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • A pair of tickets to Café Mambo in the Park, Bedford Park, Friday 29 July 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by email to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

Simply Red at Bedford Park, July 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 22 July 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What is the missing word? Something Got Me……….
  • The following prizes are available:
    • A pair of tickets to see Simply Red, Bedford Park, Thursday 28 July 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by email to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

BookTastic Children’s Book Festival competition

  • Closing date: 10am, 1 July 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants of any age.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The promotor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email festival@booktastic.org.uk
  • A set of all books featured at the festival is the prize
  • Winners will be contacted by the organisers of BookTastic Book Festival inform them they have won.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BookTastic Book Festival, festival@booktastic.org.uk

Tom Grennan at Bedford Park, June 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 26 May 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What is the name of Tom Grennan’s latest single release?
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 3 x pair of tickets for Tom Grennan, Bedford Park, Saturday 4 June 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by post to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

The Specials at Bedford Park, June 2022

  • Closing date: 23:59, 26 May 2022.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per person.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. Who did The Specials have a message for in one of their most iconic songs? The following prizes are available:
    • 3 x pair of tickets for The Specials, Bedford Park, Friday 3 June 2022
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by post to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

Media Survey 2022 – Foxy Wings voucher

  • Closing date: 23:59, 10 May 2021.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 16 years old and over.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning a voucher for Foxy Wings, you simply have to complete all relevant questions within the Bedford Independent’s 2022 Media Survey and submit your email address so we can contact you about this competition.
  • The following prizes are available:
    • 2 x vouchers worth £10 for Foxy Wings, 3b Merchant Gate, Riverside Close, Bedford MK40 1AS
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Vouchers will be sent by post to the winner
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk.

Halloween Town 2021

  • Closing date: 23:59, 19 October 2021.
  • Open to Bedfordshire residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • One entry per prize but you can email for more than one prize.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. Who was the female lead of the 1978 film Halloween? Please add which concert you’d like tickets for, your name and your address. The following tickets are available:
    • 1 x pair of tickets for Craig David on Friday, 29 October 2021
    • 1 x pair of tickets for Andy C on Saturday, 30 October 2021
    • 1 x pair of tickets for The Levellers on Sunday, 31 October 2021
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by post to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

ERDINGER September 2021

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  • The competition is being run by Kate Hempsall PR & Communications Ltd on behalf of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei UK
  • You must be aged 18 years or over to enter this competition
  • Competition only open to Bedford Borough residents
  • Prizes will be sent to the winner’s postal address, ID will be required before handing over the prize. The prize can only be handed to the winning entrant.
  • Employees of ERDINGER Weissbrau, APN or other companies cooperating with ERDINGER Weissbrau are excluded from participation in the competition.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What Bedford event will ERDINGER be appearing at on 4-5 September 2021?
  • All entries will be entered into the competition, the winner will be randomly selected
  • One prize bundle is available and includes:
    • 1 x case 24 cans ERDINGER Alkoholfrei
    • 2 x cases of 12 bottles (24 in total) of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei Grapefruit
    • 1 x ERDINGER Alkoholfrei hand towel
    • 1 x ERDINGER Alkoholfrei drinking bottle
    • 1 x ERDINGER Alkoholfrei knitted headband
  • Prizes may vary according to availability and may arrive in separate shipments
  • No cash alternative is available
  • The judge’s decision is final
  • The opening date of the competition is 00:01, 3 September 2021
  • The closing date for the competition is 23:59 10 September 2021
  • The winner will be contacted within five working days of the competition closing
  • The information you provide will be used for this competition only and will not be shared with any other party
  • We will only retain your data for the duration of the competition unless you have granted us prior consent to contact you on an ongoing basis.

Bedford Park Concerts Bonanza Giveaway 2021

  • Closing date: 23:59, 06 September 2021.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Open to entrants aged 16 years old and over.
  • One entry per prize but you can email for more than one prize.
  • Winners will be selected at random. The editor’s decision is final.
  • To be in with a chance of winning tickets to any of the above events, you simply have to email admin@BedfordIndepdendent.co.uk with the correct answer to the following question. What anniversary does Bedford Park Proms celebrate this year? Please add which concert you’d like tickets for, the following tickets are available:
    • 10 x pairs of tickets to see Ocean Colour Scene with special guests Dodgy, Marquis Drive and local band The Wholls.
    • 2 x pairs of tickets to see Olly Murs with special guests Scouting For Girls and Katie Kittermaster
    • 2 x pairs of tickets to Café Mambo in the Park with the soundtrack of the Balearics brought to you by Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Faithless DJ set and more
    • 2 x pairs of family tickets (two adults and two children) to Bedford Park Proms featuring Wynne Evans, Victoria Joyce, London Gala Orchestra the Bedford Choral Society and stunning fireworks and laser show
  • Winners will be contacted by the Bedford Independent to inform them they have won.
  • Tickets will be sent by post to the winner by LPH Concerts and Events or arrangements will be made to collect your tickets for the box office on the day of your chosen concert.
  • Winners’ names and words used in their entries may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase is required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and LPH Concerts and Events, info@LPHConcerts.co.uk

Festive Giveaway 2020

  • Closing date: 23:59, 18 December 2020.
  • Open to Bedford Borough residents only.
  • Brewpoint and St. Cuthbert’s Prizes only open to entrants aged 18 years old and over.
  • Enter by emailing three words that sum up Bedford to you to admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk stating which prize you would like to win.
  • One entry per prize but you can email for more than one prize.
  • Winners will be selected at random. Editor’s decision is final.
  • Winners will be contacted by the business donating their prize to arrange collection or delivery. You must respond within 28 days to claim your prize. Proof of age may be required for Brewpoint and St. Cuthbert’s Prizes.
  • Winners’ name and words used in their entry may be used for future publicity.
  • No purchase required.
  • No cash alternative.
  • Promoter: BedfordIndependent.co.uk, admin@BedfordIndependent.co.uk.

Brewpoint November 2020

  • The closing date is Friday 11th December 2020 at 11.59pm.
  • One winner will receive a package of Brewpoint beer and merchandise totalling approximately £200 at retail value.
  • Open to UK residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees of Wells & Co., their families and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.
  • To take part, entrants must purchase goods from the Brewpoint online store and put the word ‘Independent’ in the Promo box when completing their purchase.
  • One entry per household, per day.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries.
  • The winner will be informed by email within seven days of the closing date, and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize. The prize will be dispatched within 28 days of receiving the winner’s address details.

Erdinger August 2019

  • The competition is being run by APN Consultancy on behalf of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei UK
  • You must be aged 18 years or over to enter this competition. ID will be required before handing over the prize. The prize can only be collected by the winning entrant.
  • Employees of ERDINGER Weissbrau, APN or other companies cooperating with ERDINGER Weissbrau are excluded from participation in the competition.
  • All entries will be entered into the competition, the winner will be randomly selected
  • The winner(s) will receive a case of 24 x 500ml cans of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 2 drinking glasses, 2 baseball caps and 2 active drinks bottles. The organisers reserve the right to replace the glasses with plastic alternatives if the prize has to be sent through the post
  • No cash alternative is available
  • The prize will be available for collection from the Bedford Independent office on presentation of the winner’s confirmation email. Office details will be given when contacting the winner.
  • Judge’s decision is final
  • Opening date of the competition is 27 August 2019
  • Closing date for entry to this competition is Midday 1 September 2019
  • The information you provide will be used for this competition only and will not be shared with any other party
  • We will only retain your data for the duration of the competition unless you have granted us prior consent to contact you on an on-going basis.