Hovis, the iconic British bread brand, is running a Christmas on-pack promotion on its Best of Both loaves offering consumers the chance to win a Grand Prize of a family holiday to Lapland plus winter experiences or one of 1,000 Hovis Christmas egg cup and toast cutter sets.
Most ‘family holiday’ prizes are for two adults and two children aged 12 and under; however, for this promotion, Hovis has taken the unusual step of specifying in the terms and conditions that only the entrant needs to be over 18; if they win, then the second traveller can be of any age and the third and fourth travellers must be 17 or under. This allows for a much wider range of family groups to enjoy the prize. Anyone under 16 will have to have written parental consent to be allowed to travel.
Just under six and a half million promotional packs featuring a temporary Christmas pack design went live in store mid-November. To enter, UK mainland consumers have to buy a promotional pack, visit the www.hovischristmas.com website and enter their details and the 10 digit code found on the best before tag. They will then be entered into a draw to win either the Grand Prize or the branded egg cups and toast cutters.
There is a No Purchase Necessary entry route for consumers who live in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.
The Grand Prize is a five-night trip to Lapland, Finland, for up to four people, plus flights, travel insurance, £1,000 spending money and up to three activities, such as a husky safari, a Northern Lights viewing tour and a reindeer farm visit by snowmobile, including a reindeer sled ride and Lappish dinner. Activities are dependent on time of year and weather conditions.
The Grand Prize cannot be taken during Christmas and New Year (23rd December 2018 – 2nd January 2019), Easter Sunday (1st April 2018) and Bank Holiday periods in the UK (30th March, 2nd April, 7th May, 28th May and 27th August 2018); aside from these dates, however, it appears there are no exclusion for school holidays.
Hovis has a long history of promotional campaigns – in fact, the product’s name was the result of a competition run in 1887; a London student won £25 for his suggestion, which is a contraction of the Latin phrase hominis vis – “the strength of man”. The Hovis brand is now owned 51% by global private equity company, The Gores Group, and 49% by Premier Foods.