Are you running a competition that you would like to have listed in Grape Vine?
The printed edition goes out by post to subscribers between the 1st and 5th of every month. The competitions covered in it close between the 14th of that month and the 13th of the following month, and the magazine also contains "First chance" information about competitions that close further ahead, and a listing of regular monthly competitions.
Because space is limited, there is little room for detail, so listings are brief. A typical one might read
Frank's Bread is giving away 30 toasters. To enter, buy a loaf and then either send your till receipt with your name and address to Toaster Giveaway, Frank's Bakers, PO Box 123, Anytown, AB1 2CD or enter the details from the receipt at www.franksbread.co.uk One entry per person. Closing 31 Feb.To have your competition listed in the magazine, the deadline is the 25th of the previous month, eg if your competition closes on February 16th, I need the details by January 25th.
A mid-month update is sent out to subscribers between the 18th and the 20th of the month. This covers competitions which have appeared too late to be covered in the main magazine but close before the 14th of the following month. This has a shorter lead-in time as most subscribers receive it by email. So if your competition closes between the 20th of one month and the 13th of the next, I need the information by the 17th of the month.
For competitions that have missed the deadline, or if you would like more detail, clickable website links, or photographs included, you may prefer to have your competition featured on the Grape Vine blog. I can't guarantee that I will be able to post immediately as there is sometimes a backlog of competitions waiting to be posted, but I do try to include every competition I am asked to, as long as it is one I feel my readers would consider suitable.
I will only include competitions that are open to UK entrants, are not connected to pay-to-gamble websites and comply with The Lotteries Act where applicable and all current CAP guidelines on promotions. Facebook based competitions must comply with Facebook's own regulations on promotions.
You can send details of your competition to me by emailing email@example.com or if you have a postal press pack, by sending it to
The Competition Grape Vine
PO Box 398
Finally, if you are running a competition on Twitter, I am always happy to give you a shout out and maybe even enter it myself. You can find me at @janesgrapevine