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2016 Christmas Gingerbread Cottage Competition

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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December is upon us. There’s a chill in the air, a twinkling of fairy lights and familiar jolly tunes to be heard on the radio. Christmas is our absolute favourite time of year, here at Sykes Cottages. Decking the halls, munching on mince pies and hanging our stockings at the fireplace – it all gives us that fabulous festive feeling.

Win a £500 holiday voucher

So, in honour of the season, we’re celebrating with a magical competition! We want you to get your crafty hats on and create your very own Christmassy cottage out of gingerbread. Glorious gumdrops, cutesy candy canes, intricate icing – the more imaginative the better.

Whether it’s all made from scratch or a uniquely decorated kit, all entries are welcome, as long as they give Santa’s elves a run for their money!

The lucky winner will receive the gift of a £500 holiday voucher for a Sykes cogingerbread-cottage-picttage getaway.

There are two ways to enter our Sykes Christmas gingerbread cottage competition:
1.) By sharing a photo of your wonderful gingerbread creation along with #sykesxmascottage on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
2.) By creating a blog post that showcases your festive masterpiece and all the fun you had creating it. Sykes Cottages will then review the entries and select the winner who will receive the prize*.

Santa’s almost on his way, so get crafting!

 

Competition opens at midnight GMT 2nd December 2016.

Competition closes at midnight GMT on the 18th December 2016, any entries sent after this time won’t be counted

 

Terms & conditions

  • *The prize is a £500 Sykes Cottages Voucher. For information on how to redeem a Sykes Cottages Voucher please see here.
  • The competition is open to any person/blogger located within the United Kingdom or Ireland and aged 18 and over, except for employees of Sykes Cottages and their families, partners and anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the promotion.
  • Closing date for entries is midnight 18/12/2016. One winner will be announced by midnight 21/12/2016. The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of notification or the prize will be void and the winner will be re-selected from all other entrants.
  • To be in with a chance of winning, entrants must reside within the United Kingdom or Ireland.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • The winner accepts that their name may be provided or published in social media.
  • Sykes Cottages’ decision on the winner is final.
  • The prize is non-transferable and there shall be no alternative prize, or cash alternative offered.
  • Sykes Cottages reserves the right to declare any competition null and void and stage another competition in its place.
  • Sykes Cottages is entitled to refuse to process any prize where necessary, for example, if you are unable to or fail to produced sufficient identification when claiming a prize.
  • There can only be one entry per person and per blog, multiple entries will not be counted.
  • By entering the competition, you agree to allow your entry to be shared across Sykes Cottages’ multiple social media platforms. E.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog.
  • The prize is supplied “as is” with no guarantee to its suitability.
  • Sykes Cottages will not be held accountable for any costs, losses, damages and expenses (including travel fees) which the winner may incur in relation to the competition or prize or as a result of any misrepresentation of the prize.
  • Entry into this competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  • Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England.
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Sykes Cottages 2016 Pumpkin Carving Halloween Competition

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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It’s the spookiest time of the year, which means it is the perfect opportunity for a Halloween Competition and the chance to Win a £500 Sykes Cottages Voucher.

Competition closes at midnight GMT on the 1st November 2016, any entries sent after this time won’t be counted.

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To enter the Sykes Cottages 2016 Pumpkin Carving Halloween Competition, take a picture of your spooky creation or put it into a blog post and show us all the fun you had making it! Once you’ve carved your pumpkin masterpiece, all you need to do is let us know. Tweet a picture/link to @SykesCottages and use the hashtag #SykesHalloween. Alternatively, you can send us an email your entry here: social@sykescottages.co.uk. We are also on Instagram and Facebook meaning that there are plenty of ways to enter. To enter on Facebook post your creation to our page or enter on Instagram with the hashtag #SykesHalloween.

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Don’t forget to promote your Pumpkin carving masterpieces across your own social channels.

Competition Terms & Conditions:

How it works: There are two ways to enter the Sykes Cottages 2016 Pumpkin Carving Halloween Competition. 1) By sharing a photo of your Pumpkin creation with the hashtag #SykesHalloween on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. 2) By creating a blog post that showcases your pumpkin masterpiece and all the fun you had creating it. Sykes Cottages will then review the entries and select the winner who will receive the prize*.

  • *The prize is a £500 Sykes Cottages Voucher. For information on how to redeem a Sykes Cottages Voucher please see here.
  • The competition is open to any person/blogger located within the United Kingdom or Ireland and aged 18 and over, except for employees of Sykes Cottages and their families, partners and anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the promotion.
  • One winner will be selected within 7 working days of the competition close date (01/11/2016). The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of notification or the prize will be void and the winner will be re-selected from all other entrants.
  • To be in with a chance of winning, entrants must reside within the United Kingdom or Ireland.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • The prize is non transferable and there shall be no alternative prize, or cash alternative offered.
  • Sykes Cottages reserves the right to declare any competition null and void and stage another competition in its place.
  • Sykes Cottages is entitled to refuse to process any prize where necessary, for example, if you are unable to or fail to produced sufficient identification when claiming a prize.
  • There can only be one entry per person and per blog, multiple entries will not be counted.
  • By entering the competition, you agree to allow your entry to be shared across Sykes Cottages’ multiple social media platforms. E.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog.
  • The prize is supplied “as is” with no guarantee to its suitability.
  • Sykes Cottages will not be held accountable for any costs, losses, damages and expenses (including travel fees) which the winner may incur in relation to the competition or prize or as a result of any misrepresentation of the prize.
  • The winner accepts that their name may be provided or published in social media.
  • Sykes Cottages’ decision on the winner is final.
  • Entry into this competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  • Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England.

Competition opens at midnight BST on 14th October 2016.

 

Competition closes at midnight GMT on the 1st November 2016, any entries sent after this time won’t be counted.

Photo credit – https://www.flickr.com/photos/cgpgrey/

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Jamie Tomkins

By Jamie Tomkins

Jamie is a big fan of long weekend walks with the dog, especially when there is the chance to refuel with lunch in a country pub. Living in Lancaster for three years gave him the perfect opportunity to spend a lot of time in the Lake District.

#DiscoverCornwall: Win a £500 Sykes Cottages Voucher

Friday, October 9th, 2015
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Share your 2015 #discovercornwall holiday snaps with us to win a selection of prizes, including a £500 Sykes voucher to spend on a cottage of your choice.

How to enter

To celebrate the launch of three brand new areas of the Discover Cornwall website: Attractions, Outdoor Activities and Beaches we want to see your 2015 photos from Cornwall.

Share your photos with us via our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram by simply including #discovercornwall and the location of your picture before 1pm on Friday 30th October.

What you can win

We’ll enter you into a draw for the chance to win a £500 Sykes Cottages voucher to spend on a holiday cottage of your choice, plus a family ticket to The Eden Project and a luxury Picnic Cornwall Cornish hamper.

One lucky person will win this prize and one lucky runner up will win a Cornish Bubbly & Cream Tea hamper from Picnic Cornwall.

For more details on how to enter and to see the current entries visit the competition page

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*Images tagged with #discovercornwall and submitted between 1st October 2015 and 30th October 2015 will qualify for the competition. See our terms and conditions for further details.

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Jamie Tomkins

By Jamie Tomkins

Jamie is a big fan of long weekend walks with the dog, especially when there is the chance to refuel with lunch in a country pub. Living in Lancaster for three years gave him the perfect opportunity to spend a lot of time in the Lake District.

Win a Pawsome Winter Getaway with Sykes Cottages and Pure Pet Food!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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Fancy a winter getaway for you and your dog? One where you can run through the snow and hike over the hills before returning to a cosy cottage with a roaring open fire? If so we have just the thing for you – £250 worth of Sykes Cottages vouchers to spend on a cottage of your choice and a month’s supply of Pure Pet Food to take with you.

Pure pet Food

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, you simply need to pop on over to the Pure Pet Food website and enter your email address at the bottom of the page. Everyone who enters the competition will receive a £5 Pure voucher, so don’t delay! The competition winner will be announced by Pure Pet Food on October 23rd 2015.

Good Luck!

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Nicole Jones-Gerrard

By Nicole Jones-Gerrard

As a food lover Nicole can often be found in the kitchen, covered in flour and experimenting with new tastes! When not making a mess she loves to explore her Celtic roots by roaming the Scottish countryside or exploring the bays along the Anglesey coast with her husband.

UK Beach Break Pinterest Competition

Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Sykes Cottages is launching a brand new photo competition to showcase the iconic images of beach breaks in the UK. Whether it’s a massive sandcastle, or a stripy deckchair, we’re celebrating all that summer at the beach has to offer.

To enter, simply submit a Pinterest board showing us the things that make up your ideal beach getaway. The winner will receive a £300 Sykes Cottages voucher to spend on a trip to any of our 5,000 properties, with a further £100 for two runners up! Good luck and happy pinning!

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