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January 2020 Prize Draw

Jan 2020 Prize Draw

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Win a £1000 holiday PLUS a hot air balloon experience for two!!

Here at Sykes, we understand the importance of the time you spend with your loved ones and how precious those memories are. We want you to make the most of your time and experience new things together! From wild swimming in North Wales and long walks on the beach, to enjoying that edge of the world feeling at Land’s End or a historic city break in Edinburgh. Find the location of your dreams and stay in your ideal setting with Sykes, we have thousands of cottages to choose from!

This January, we have partnered up with Red Letter Days and are giving away a fabulous prize of £1000 worth of holiday vouchers to spend on a luxury getaway, as well as a hot air balloon experience with champagne for two. It’s our way of wishing you a very happy new year and all the best for 2020.

How to enter

Entering couldn’t be simpler. Here are the five different ways you can enter the competition (you can enter the draw more than once too).

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Book a holiday (worth 5 entries)
By purchasing a holiday with us in January, you will be entered for the draw 5 times. Find your perfect holiday here.


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Download (and login to) our new app (worth 3 entries)
Download our new App and log into receive 3 entries into the prize draw – available on iPhone and Android.


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Leave us a review (worth 3 entries)
If you’ve stayed with us recently, respond to the email we send you, asking for feedback, and receive 3 entries into the draw.

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Enter your email address (worth 3 entries)
Enter your email address by using a sign-up form on the website or blog and receive 3 entries for the prize draw.


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Interact with us on social media (worth 1 entry)
Comment on our competition post on Facebook, comment on our competition post on Instagram or comment on our competition post on Twitter.

Signing up to Sykes Holiday Cottages Loyalty Scheme (worth 3 entries)
Sign up to Sykes Rewards on our website or from your email invitation and receive 3 entries for the prize draw.

Bonus entry method

Bonus entry method (worth 1 entry)
If you are signed up to our mailing list, on receiving a launch email for the competition, you can enter via the link ‘Enter me into the Competition’ and receive 1 entry.


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Submission of Red Letter Days entry form (worth 1 entry)
Fill out the competition form and receive 1 entry.

The more entries you gain into the prize draw, the higher chance you have of winning your ultimate UK holiday. So, for example, if you were to ‘Book a holiday’, ‘Leave us a review’ and ‘Enter your email address, you would be entered into the competition a total of 11 times!

Competition Dates

If you complete any of the actions above between 1st January – 31st January 2020, you’ll be entered into the competition.

Terms & Conditions:

  • These terms and conditions apply to the “January 2020 Prize Draw: Win a £1000 holiday PLUS a hot air balloon experience for two” competition (“The Competition”) run by the Sykes Holiday Cottages Family (“Sykes”), which includes Sykes Holiday Cottages, Hogans Cottages, Cornish Cottage Holidays, Helpful Holidays, Lakes Cottage Holidays, Manor Cottages, Hideaways, Menai Holidays, Dream Cottages, Coast & Country Cottages, Cornwall Holiday Cottages and Yorkshire Coastal Cottages.
  • By claiming the prize, entrants will be deemed to have read and accepted these terms and agree to be bound by them.
  • The competition is open to any person aged 18 and over, except for employees of Sykes and their families, partners, and anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the promotion.
  • The Competition prize is £1000 of Sykes holiday vouchers plus a weekend hot air balloon experience with champagne for two, which will be provided by Red Letter Days.
  • Sykes reserves the right to alter or amend the methods of entry or The Competition at any time.
  • To enter The Competition, the described action must be completed between 00.01 01/01/2020 and 23.59 31/01/2020.
  • The method of entry “Book a holiday (worth 5 entries)” describes the action of booking a holiday and not the date of the holiday itself.
  • Multiple entries by the same person will only be accepted for entries via “Book a holiday” and “Engage with us on social media”.
  • The method of entry “Engage with us on social media” describes the action of commenting on Sykes competition post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. To enter by commenting on our Twitter post, accounts must be public in order to qualify for entry.
  • The method of entry “Leave us a review”, describes the action of clicking the link, in an email, we’ll send you shortly after your holiday, and leaving us a review on our website. To enter via this method, you must have stayed with Sykes Holiday Cottages Family within the last twelve (12) months and be the person who made the booking.
  • The method of entry “Download (and Login to) our new App (Worth 3 entries)”, describes the action of downloading and logging in to Sykes app for the first time (available on iPhone and Android).
  • The method of entry “Enter your email address”, describes the action of subscribing to our emails by entering your email into one of our sign up forms on the Sykes website. This method of entry is only available to new subscribers.
  • The method of entry “Signing up to Sykes Holiday Cottages Loyalty Scheme”, describes the action of signing up to Sykes Holiday Cottages Loyalty scheme on our website or through an email invitation.
  • Bonus method of entry for people subscribed to email marketing: On receiving a launch email for the competition, “click on the link below’ titled “Enter me into the competition” describes the action of clicking the email button and qualifies for one entry into the competition. This method of entry can be used once per email address and is only available to the original recipient of the email.
  • The method of entry “Submission of Red Letter Days entry form (worth 1 entry)” describes the action of completing the competition form on Red Letter Days website.
  • The Competition opens at 00.01 01/01/2020 and closes at 23.59 31/01/2020.
  • The winner will be selected at random and contacted before 23/02/2020. Winners must claim their prize within 10 working days of notification or the prize will be void and a new winner selected.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • Sykes decision on the winner is final.
  • The winner must provide proof of identity upon request.
  • Sykes is entitled to refuse to process any prize where it deems necessary. For example, if you are unable to or fail to produce sufficient identification when claiming a prize.
  • Sykes 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.
  • Sykes reserves the right to declare The Competition null and void and stage another competition in its place.
  • The Competition prize is valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of issue. Any remaining balance on a gift voucher may no longer be used after the expiry of its validity period.
  • The hot air balloon flight is available weekends, from April-October. It is available on selected dates, subject to weather conditions.
  • Flights take place at dawn and dusk when the air is at its most stable.
  • Dates fill very quickly, so book at least four weeks in advance.
  • The minimum age is 8 years old. The minimum height is 4’6″ and maximum weight is 18st. This experience is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant. Those suffering from any illness, medical condition or disability should take appropriate medical advice.
  • Adverse weather conditions can affect the booking. If it is cancelled, the next mutually convenient date can be booked. Flights are not guaranteed on specific dates.
  • Duration includes the one hour flight, a safety briefing, flight preparation and celebratory drink. Please note at the following locations only for Wickers World (Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire or Gloucestershire), they do not offer champagne however the flight time is extended by up to 15 minutes.
  • It is recommended to wear flat weatherproof shoes or walking boots and comfortable clothing.
  • Soft drinks are also available. There will be other participants on the experience.
  • The Competition prize is non-transferable and there shall be no alternative prize or cash alternative offered.
  • By claiming The Competition prize constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  • Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England.

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