Can you imagine a life without your oven? Unless you’re a student that just moved into your own place and owe your survival to microwave meals, you’ll probably answer ‘never’! From cooking a leg of lamb, grilling a beautiful macaroni and cheese, baking brownies or a juicy pie, you can’t do it without your oven. Not easily at least. Since our ovens are such a prominent features in our kitchens, it’s nice if they not only work well, but look great too! If your current oven is a little worse for wear, have a look at this beautiful Smeg SFP125 oven which comes in a choice of finishes including: stainless steel, silver glass or black and today, you can win one.
It’s the perfect time of the year to break out of your usual routine and do something new. When last did you get out of town and just let your everyday worries pass you by? If that’s hard to remember, it really is time for a break, and we’ve got just the answer. TLM magazine is giving one couple the chance to go away on a relaxing two-night break worth up to £400, courtesy of Four Pillars Hotels. You and your friend or partner will stay at one of their six beautiful properties across Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and Bristol. Enjoy beautiful walks, sailing, punting, cycling or simply relax and enjoy the time away from home.
Competitions with a summery theme are everywhere. From fashion to leisure, everyone is taking the opportunity to make as much of the summer as possible. When it comes to making the most of a brilliant sunshine day at home, there’s nothing better than having a few friends over and enjoying a barbecue outside. Now you get barbecues and then you get the Napoleon gas barbecue worth £1 000. This stainless steel LE3 gas barbecue features three main burners and a rear ceramic infrared burner for even heat distribution and precise control. No messing around with dirty charcoal again, simply pull out ignite and get cooking.
It’s all good to win a quick break to some place nice but winning a holiday worth £4 000 to a destination of your choosing however is simply amazing. Waitrose is giving away £4 000 worth of Thomas Cook holidays vouchers, giving you the opportunity to visit some of those places you’ve always dreamt of going on holiday to. Travel competitions this good don’t come along often so if you need a little time away to recharge your batteries and explore a beautiful new destination, free of charge, you won’t get much better than this. To enter you’ll need to enter the unique code on your Waitrose receipt but considering the prize up for grabs, that not to much of an ask.
A summer holiday isn’t complete without white sandy beaches, sunshine and family. Taking the family abroad on holiday however is a bit of a luxury, and for most a luxury we can only dream of. Today that dream can become a reality in this Mirror competition where you stand a chance of winning an amazing 7-night trip to Costa Blanca where you will stay in a self-catering VILLAS4YOU family villa. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and turquoise waters Costa Blanca has to offer or simply relax in your own private pool while you suck up the sunshine. Return flights, entry level car hire and travel insurance is included making for a stress free and really affordable breakaway.
When last did you treat yourself and indulge in a bit jewellery shopping? Maybe you find yourself adoring the beautiful pieces of jewellery through the display window but you simply cannot get yourself to hand over the cash for something which is simply a luxury. Well, if you’re the lucky winner, you may be the owner of a brand new diamond ring without spending a penny. In this competition by Glamour, you stand a chance of winning a beautiful Art Nouveau’ diamond ring worth £2 400 completely free. So whether you just want to feel a little extra special or make someone else in your life an extremely lucky person, enter for your chance to win.
Teaching children from a young age to not only earn their pocket money but to also mange their little money matters is essential to ensuring their financial success one day. With everything else going on in our daily lives, this can become a complex thing to track, especially if there is more than one little earner in the household. Roosterbank is a great online tool to take care of this task and makes managing chores and pocket money a breeze. If you’ve waited for something like this, then this is your chance to not only take control of managing pocket money, but to stand a chance of winning a brand new Smasung laptop worth over £400.
Its time to dust off your barbecue, dig out the tongs, stock up on charcoal and take your cooking outside. Besides being much more fun than another day in front of the hob, there’s some great dishes to be cooked on your grill. With a little imagination, the possibilities are endless. You don’t need to be a master chef to enjoy a good barbecue however and a couple of burgers with your favourite drink in hand can do just as well. Maybe you’ve never given it a shot or your current barbecue is on its last legs, in one of BBC Good Food’s latest competitions you can win a brand new Napoleon charcoal barbecue. A quality, versatile, beautifully designed and easy to clean barbecue.
The phone so many have waited for is now finally here and judging by the reviews, its been worth the wait. Samsung has recently released the new Galaxy S4 smartphone, a bigger better and more clever smartphone who many will argue is currently the best phone on the market. Whether you think so or not, judging by the specs and the features the new Galaxy S4 has to offer, it’s no doubt a serious contender. One of the most noteworthy features of the new Galaxy S4 is the ability to control certain phone functions by simple gestures, without even touch the screen. Combined with some serious processing power and the fantastic Android OS, this phone is a must have.
The line between laptops and tablets just got a little thinner. Is this a laptop with a detachable screen or a tablet with a keyboard docking station? Whichever way you look at it, it’s a pretty neat device. The HP Envy x2 comes with the sleek new Windows 8 operating system which was built with touch screens in mind making it the perfect operating system to go with the new laptop, or tablet, or whatever you prefer to call it. Whether it’s that super complicated spreadsheet you need to edit, or flick through your photos, this is the device that can do serious business, and play just as well. Win one today and stay tuned for more competitions to follow.
What would you do with £1000 if you could spend it on anything you please? Would you go on a holiday or go shopping? Will you pay off debt of have a massive party? Do you need a new car or simply a good night out? Whatever it is you would love to spend your money on, but normally don’t have the budget for, if you win this competition you can spend the money any way your heart desires. Competitions to win money in are scarce so don’t miss this opportunity to walk away with some cool cash in your pocket. For your chance to win simply go and fill in the online form and you could soon be little better off, for a while at least.
There are signs of the oncoming summer everywhere but we’re not there just yet. If you’ve just about had it with the cold and wet, it may be time to go away somewhere sunny, nice and warm, just to lift the spirits a bit and get away from it all. Well, we’ve got just the competition for you. How would you like to spend two nights in Barcelona, Florence or Majorca? Take a friend or your partner and go spend a bit of time way while you soak up the sun and relax in luxury. The winners will be flown by Vueling to your destination of choice and enjoy two nights in a four star hotel. Be sure to check out all out other holiday competitions while you’re here.
Tablets have changed the world of personal computing forever and whether you’re a techno fanatic or technologically challenged, tablets offer a human machine interface like never before. With their ease of use they’ve also opened up computing to the younger and the older generations and now even your 3-year old can work a computer. Likewise, the older generation which did not grow up with computers and who struggle to work their way around a computer now also have access to the digital world of email, chat, social networking, media, games and more. If you want in on the action, or it’s about time for a new one, enter this competition to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2.
Owning a food processor helps a lot when cooking up you favourite dish and if you’re serious about getting better at cooking a good food processor is a must have. You’ll spend much less time preparing food and you’ll have more time to focus on the finishing touches instead of chopping slicing grating and mixing. Now we’ve had our fair share of competitions in which you can win the most incredible food processors and mixers, but none have thrown in a cooking course as part of the prize. BBC Good Food is giving away this fantastic Kenwood food processor and a cookery course for two at The Bertinet Kitchen, which is owned and run by French chef and baker, Richard Bertinet.
If you’re often bored at home and you’re spending way to much time on social networks or just staring at the TV no matter what’s on, get a little excitement in your life and give gaming a go. And by gaming we don’t mean Farmville, we mean some serious action packed games with super amazing graphics. The type of games you can only play with a decent console like this Xbox 360. No matter if you’re young or old, there’s no time like now for trying something new and you never know, this may just be the best fun you’ve ever had without leaving the home. Short List is giving away an Xbox 360 with Dead Island Riptide, just to get you started.