It may seem a little early to be talking about Easter-themed chocolate, but Cadbury has revealed that Creme Eggs are back.
But this year, there’s a bit of a twist.
Now that the legendary confectionary brand’s iconic chocolate eggs have once again reappeared on shelves at the turn of the year, a handful of eagle-eyed shoppers with a sweet tooth could be in for an extra sweet treat of up to £10,000 if they’re lucky enough to find one of the 146 “rare” Creme Eggs hidden by Cadbury.
The special new eggs are made of half milk and half white chocolate, with the classic Creme Egg filling inside.
They have been hidden as part of Cadbury’s ‘How Do You Not Eat Yours’ competition.
Only six Creme Eggs of the 146 hidden by Cadbury are actually worth £10,000 and these can be found in supermarket retailers such as Asda, Co-op, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Morrisons.
Then there are also three eggs worth £5,000, which can be found in Waitrose, One Stop, and Booker, four eggs worth £1,000 hidden in Boots and Iceland stores, and then finally, there are another 12 eggs worth £500, which can be found hidden in Poundland stores across the UK.
The remaining hidden eggs will then will you £50 each.
There’s a bit of a catch though, as from the prized hidden eggs don’t look any different from the regular Creme Eggs that we know and love as they’re wrapped inside the same wrapper, so you’ll only know if you’ve been lucky enough to win once you opened it.
So, how do you claim your winnings once you’ve found one of the hidden eggs?
Well, the premise is simple – if you’re lucky enough to bag one of the half-and-half eggs, you will have to resist eating it and instead, call the number on the tin foil wrapping to register the win.
When you call the number, you will then be asked a series of verification questions – including where you bought the egg, the code on the wrapper, and the location and date of purchase – and you may even be required to send photographic proof of you “not eating your winning egg” to Cadbury too, so don’t be trying to take a sneaky nibble.
The competition will run until 17 March, with prize winners claiming their winnings by 17 June, and you can find a list of hiding place hints on the Cadbury website here.
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The ‘secret beach’ near Manchester is absolutely packed… with cows
Every year when the weather starts to warm up a bit, some of the north’s best beauty spots become overrun.
One local gem that is often plagued by crowds of people parking their cars irresponsibly and leaving litter behind is Gaddings Dam.
Tucked high on the moors above Todmorden, a stone’s throw from Manchester, it’s usually dubbed the ‘secret beach’.
The small patch of sand leading to the water has turned it into a bit of a tourist hotspot in recent years, and locals haven’t always been thrilled about it.
And today is no exception, with one person spotting that the area has become packed again, with barely a patch of beach left to sit on in the sunny weather.
The difference today is that Gaddings Dam is overrun with… cows.
Chris Barker spotted the unusual sight up between Todmorden and Walsden, saying it’s ‘not something you see every day’, which is an understatement.
He shared a photo of the bovines lounging about by the water’s edge, looking every bit like a bunch of four-legged British holidaymakers.
Of course, this shouldn’t be a great surprise to anyone, given the rural location of Gaddings Dam and the fields that wrap around it.
Iceland is giving pensioners £30 food vouchers to help with cost of living crisis
Iceland is giving pensioners in Greater Manchester vouchers worth £30 to help with food and essentials amid the rising cost of living crisis.
With inflation now at a 40-year UK high and the rising cost of living crisis continuing to make it its impact felt nationwide, Iceland has partnered with The Rothesay Foundation to launch a new voucher scheme aimed at supporting pension-aged people following the release of findings from a shocking new study.
According to The Rothesay Foundation, research by Age UK showed that 1.7 million pensioners were living in poverty in 2020/2021 – which is 15% of all pensioners.
On top of that, it’s thought that more than 770,000 pensioner households- either single people, or couples – are also missing out on Pension Credit payments too, which are worth around £1.5 billion every year.
So to help lessen the financial burden, the discount supermarket retailer has now launched the Summer Cheer campaign with over £1 million of funding from the Rothesay Foundation to provide pensioners with a voucher worth £30 that can be used to buy food and essentials.
It’s expected to help around 40,000 pensioners across the UK save on their shopping.
The voucher scheme is running up until 16 September, and additionally, it can be used in conjunction with the 10% discount for people over 60 that’s already available every Tuesday with valid ID.
Iceland’s Summer Cheer £30 voucher scheme will be available at 269 shops in 17 areas across the UK where there are said to be the “highest numbers of pensioners living in material deprivation in the country,” according to The Rothesay Foundation – and Greater Manchester has been highlighted as one of those areas.
“Since the launch of the partnership last Christmas, the cost-of-living crisis has taken hold of the UK, and now more than ever, people are struggling to access the food they need,” explained Richard Walker – Managing Director of Iceland.
“No one should ever have to worry about how they are going to eat or drink, and we hope that the support we can offer across the UK will help pensioners access and enjoy a worry-free meal during this difficult time.”
Who is eligible? And how do I apply?
Those who are eligible to take advantage of the £30 discount voucher scheme up until 16 September are people of pension age who live independently or with a carer, and who rely solely on state pensions and benefits in the UK.
To claim the £30 voucher, those eligible should call the Summer Cheer hotline on 0800 098 7877 from 9am to 5pm between Monday and Friday.