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22nd September 2014 by Whittard

Bring Out Your Inner Barista with Our Coffee Knowledge Quiz

UPDATE 13/10/2014: This competition has now closed and winners have been chosen.

How good is your coffee knowledge? Think you have what it takes to become a true connoisseur? Bring out your inner Barista and be in with a chance of winning fantastic coffees, equipment and ceramics from Whittard in our weekly prize draws.

Test your coffee knowledge

Do you know your macchiato from your mocha, your light from your dark roasts, and your beans from your blends? Or are you convinced there's an X in espresso, or that the best coffee comes from Italy? Pit your wits against our coffee quiz and find out how much you really know about one of the world's most popular drinks.

Take part on Facebook and you'll be automatically entered into a weekly prize draw to win everything you need to bring out your inner Barista at home. You'll need to Like the Whittard of Chelsea Facebook page to enter.

The prize draw is open to anyone over the age of 18 and resident in the UK. Entries to the draw must be received by 4pm BST on Friday 10 October 2014. Winners will be announced every Friday between 27 September and 10 October 2014.

So, do you have what it takes? Find out now and good luck!

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6th May 2014 by Whittard

Design a Tea Caddy Competition

Update****Our Design a Caddy competition has now closed for entries. We've been amazed and delighted by the quality of designs received and are begining the difficult task of shortlisting. Once we've narrowed entries down, we will create a gallery which we will be put to a public vote. The most popular design will then be turned into a limited edition caddy, for launch next year! 

In the meantime, take a look at all of the entries in our Facebook gallery.*****

Are you an illustrator, designer, student or just love dabbling in your spare time? We are offering you the chance to see your design brought to life on a limited edition Whittard of Chelsea tea caddy, which will go on sale in our stores and on our website.

The theme is simply 'tea' and you can draw inspiration from anything tea-related:  the exotic provenance of tea, the rich Whittard heritage, the delights of afternoon tea, our national love affair with tea - whatever floats your boat.  You can also create the design in any medium including paint, hand-drawn, digital etc. 

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over and resident in the UK.  To find out more and enter, simply click here and then print out (press the CTRL and p keys at the same time and print out), complete your design and email it to caddy@whittard.co.uk. 

All entries must be received by 30th June, we'll then shortlist six designs which will be put to a public vote via our Facebook page, and the most popular design will grace a limited edition caddy in spring 2015.

Not only will the winner see their design in our stores, but they will also receive £200 of Whittard vouchers and three runners-up will receive a Whittard teapot and tea, to the value of £100 each.

To see all of the entries, visit our Facebook gallery

Good Luck! 

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10th March 2014 by Whittard

Country Living Magazine Spring Fair - the Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition, we've now drawn the ten winners and despatched the prize of two complimentary tickets per winner. 

The lucky entrants were: Ramesh of Croydon, Sally of Billericay, Gilly of Silsoe, Jane of Stamford, Emma of Twickenham, Brian of Hassocks, Jennifer of Leeds, Katrina of Bingley, Lucy of Bristol and Carrie of Maidenhead - congratulations to you all!

It's going to be a great event packed with inspiration for your home and garden with lots of craft and delicious regional fare - we'll also be there so if you'd like to sample some wonderful teas and coffees come along to our stand ... and when you need to rest your weary feet, we also have the Whittard Tea Room - perfect for a relaxing break. 

If you weren't a lucky winner, don't forget you can also find out more and buy discounted tickets for just £12 when you quote WHITTARD via the website.

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6th March 2014 by Whittard

Our Finest Mugs, for the Finest Mum

It's Mother's Day on the 30th March and we are offering you the chance to win a set of our new fine bone china mugs, to give to your mum. There are six in the set, each with an individual design inspired by vintage wallpaper and the set is worth £48. 

For a chance to win, Like us on Facebook and enter the competition, which ends at midnight on the 19th March, if you win, the prize will be with you in good time for Mother's Day. 

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19th February 2014 by Whittard

Win Tickets to the Country Living Spring Fair

The cold winter days will soon be behind us, so what better way to start the new season than a day out at the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair which is on 19-23 March at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

With an array of carefully selected exhibitors, from independent designers to small producers and craftspeople from across the British Isles, the Spring Fair is the perfect place to pick up inspired ideas for your home and garden. Treat yourself to exclusive pieces from the jewellery and fashion collections, sample delicious regional fare and discover furniture, fabrics and accessories to add country style to your home.

After having a good look around, you can take a well-deserved break in the Whittard of Chelsea Tea Room, where you can enjoy a refreshing cup of  tea, rich roast coffee or indulgent hot chocolate.  We also have a stand where our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help you discover and explore more of our range.

We have ten pairs of tickets to giveaway, all you need to do is complete the form below for a chance to win. The competition is open until the 5th March, when we'll draw the lucky winners. Please see below for terms and conditions. 

Terms and Conditions:

•     Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

•    Entrants must be at least 18 years of age, and not employees of Whittard of Chelsea , their immediate families or their agents or anyone else connected with the promotion.

•    No automated, bulk, third party or consumer group entries are permitted.

•   The opening date for receipt of entries is 20th February and the closing date for receipt of entries is 5th March

•   The winner of this competition will be chosen at random by Whittard of Chelsea by no later than 10th March. There will be ten winners. The winners will be notified  via email.

•   The prize must be claimed by the winner by 12th March by email. 

•   The prize consists of a pair of tickets to the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair. The winners can enter the fair on the day of their choice between 19-23rd March.

•   The prize will be delivered to the winner's address by the 18th March.

•   The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and there are no cash alternatives.

•   Entry to the competition includes subscription to the Whittard of Chelsea email newsletter.

•   Whittard of Chelsea’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

•  The names of winners will be available by sending an SAE to Country Living Competition, Whittard of Chelsea Customer Services Windrush House, Windrush Park Road, Witney OX29 7DX

 

 

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