Thursday, 10 December 2015

12 Days of Giveaways!


WHOOHOOOOO! I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone.

To celebrate the most successful year of the blog since it's launch five and a half years ago, this year's 12 Days of Giveaways are bigger than ever.

To save confusion, I thought I would list all of the T&Cs here in one clear post and close comments on the actual posts themselves, as last year some people seemed to think that leaving a comment was how to enter and I want the process to be as simple as possible for everyone. You can leave any questions related to any of the giveaways on this post. 

SO without further ado:
  • Giveaways will be clearly specified as 'UK and Ireland only' or 'International' - I have no control over this, it is entirely dependent on the brand.
  • The prizes will be sent to the winners directly from the brands.
  • Giveaways will be held using Rafflecopter, a completely independent widget allowing me to pick a completely random winner and giving everyone the same chance of winning.
  • All giveaways are open for 12 Days from the day they launch.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • One winner per prize unless specified.
  • Winners will be given 48 hours to claim their prize after which I will pick another winner by random.
  • You can enter every day, effectively giving you 12 chances to win.
    (your information is kept strictly confidential - I do not give brands your email details - nor do I keep them myself)
As an aside - some FAQs from brands and PRs:
  • I do not charge for the 12 Days of Giveaways. I don't make money from them at all, outside of the normal ads on the blog.
  • Equally, you cannot buy a spot in the giveaways - I offer spots to brands that I have loved in 2015.
Any questions, leave them below! Good Luck everyone!
  • Also: the blog will be running as normal alongside the giveaways
  • this week's vlog is not going up until Monday because DURAN DURAN and Mum's internet access is not far off dial-up, so I'll upload when I get back on Monday morning.








111 comments:

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    1. The usual way. Of course, you don’t just barge in. Please knock on the door and ask politely whether you may enter. Then as soon as you hear "please come in", do go straight ahead and enter! Simple really! xx

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    2. Brilliant Julia!! Why can't people understand simple clear instructions? Probably because they can't be bothered to read them!!! GRRRR!!

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    3. Using sarcasm to reply to someone's valid question isn't particularly 'brilliant'. All I got from the instructions was that the winners would be picked via Rafflecopter but there is no mention of how to ACTUALLY enter in this post. This is my first time doing Caroline's giveaway so I'm in the dark as well.

      So if it's by posting a comment every day for 12 days then great, SAY that but don't expect people coming into the T&Cs to know how to do it the first time. And yes, I read ALL the T&Cs.

      Grateful if someone can respond with how to enter. You know, for us newbies.

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    4. Looks like at the bottom of each post/giveaway is a button/widget that you click on. It then takes you to the bit where you enter for the giveaway.

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    5. Thank you imyssa, atleast you were helpful x

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  2. Yay!!! Giveaways!!!
    Yay!!! Duran Duran!!!

    Are you giving away Duran Duran?!?!?
    Yes please!!!

    ;0P

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  3. I'm confused. What is this raffle helicopter and where does it land?

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    1. On top of that Cinderella abomination someone who will remain nameless is eyeing for A.

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    2. On top of that Cinderella abomination someone who will remain nameless is eyeing for A.

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    3. Hopefully at my house Ruth! :) If there's anything cute I'll send it over for baby AMR.

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    4. It's a completely independent Duran Duran vehicle that lands effectively every twelve days unless there's Mum's dial up so you'll have to wait till Monday. I am so winning this year! Oh, hope I've helped Ruth! ;)

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  4. Woohhooo..am so excited! !!
    Anyway...i live in indonesia...can i get the givaway too??
    I know maybe its too far..but still i really want it..
    Well at least i try.. 😊😊😊

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  5. Wooooo I'm so excited! I hope this rafflecopter lands in my beauty cabinet!

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  6. Woooo I'm so excited! I hope this rafflecopter lands in my beauty cabinet!

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  7. I'm so grateful for your humor, expertise, and kindness. You rock! I'm so glad to have come upon your blog. I've shared it with family and friends and we all adore you.

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  8. Beyond ready for these giveaway! :) X

    Amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I'm guessing lota of skin care products? I'm in

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  10. I'm guessing lota of skin care products? I'm in

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  11. Oooo sounds like a celebration party... congrats on the success of the blog! This is my 1st year being introduced to you through YouTube & your awesome blog & what a year it's been! I've learned so much & my skin looks awesome, all because of YOU! Woo Hooo, thank you Mrs. Hirons! Now more goodies? You rock! Merry Christmas to you & yours! ~Susanne xoxo

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  12. Wow, this time of year already..... I'm joining in on the fun, good luck to all.
    And thanks for all your advice Caroline (and the laughs!)

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  13. Merry Christmas, loving the blog, Thank you (Santa)!

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  14. Giveaways are always a time for celebrating. As for helicopters and Duran Duran, help. Well with the helicopters that is. Thanks for an amazing year Mrs H. Hugs, Neil

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  15. Wow thank you Caroline and thank you brands the first of the 12 days is stunning !! What a lovely generous thing to do ... good luck everyone and hope you have a fab time at Duran Duran Mrs H xx

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  16. Good luck to everyone who enters. I don't live in the UK but still wish I could enter the UK based ones because if I won one of those, I'd ask Caro to take it round to the refuge for the ladies there. It's proper rubbish when you have nothing and anything that isn't supermarket 'own brand' feels lux - I know, I've been there. I'm in a different place these days, a lovely place, but you never forget so yeah, wish I could enter for that reason.

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  17. Merry Christmas Caroline and thank you so much for giving us all the opportunity to win this amazing
    Hamper.

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  18. Woohoo!!! Thanks for doing this again this year, Caroline!!! Hope some nice things land on the international giveaways, especially since I had to opt out of your last box due to some unexpected house repairs :((

    Have a lovely weekend!!!

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  19. Dear Caroline, thank you for giving the opportunity to win! And thank you for your blog and vlog. Your sense of humour always makes my day. Can't wait to see what international giveaways are.
    Good luck to everyone!

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  20. Giveaways from you, Mrs H?? Oh yes please & if it includes Duran Duran, even better!!

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  21. Thank you Caroline for these wonderful giveaways! One question: if I don't live in the UK, but can provide an address in the UK for sending the package should I be so unbelievably lucky to win, can I still enter the "UK only" giveaways?

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  22. Great hamper there. Good giveaway thanks Caroline. Looking forward to your vlog as usual.

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  23. Thank you for hosting giveaways via Rafflecopter - great for those of us who are not big on social media!!

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  24. Holy moly! The first two give aways are beyond generous! I am blown away by your awesomeness and the awesomeness of all the people around you. Happy holidays!

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  25. Wow, the Kypris giveaway looks BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for doing this :-) x

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  26. so pretty and I qualify for day two. yes please

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  27. OMG, these are amazing! thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!

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  28. Thank You! Merry Christmas!! God bless us everyone.

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  29. Holly molly day four and Tata is beyond awesome. Thank you Caroline and merry Christmas to you and yours !

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  30. Lovely chance for your international fans thanks Caroline and Tara

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  31. Oh my lord...I am so excited, Tata on day four...my heart could burst with joy at that line up...I want to give them a big squeeze ...which I know is wrong but I so would, little green beauties πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š I will be a hot mess by day 12 😍😍😍

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  32. Wooops, I enter a contest that was open for UK only, is there a way to remove my participation ? :S

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  33. Caroline, these giveaways are flat-out amazing. How in the world are you working this kind of magic? You must be going crazy behind the scenes for your readers! You're wonderful! Thank you and for all the joy you bring via skin care and Dettol and cups of tea and Duran Duran. What would we do without you?

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  34. Hi Caroline! Quick question: is the Elemis giveaway internationally open? Thanks.

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  35. Hello Caroline, I have to agree with above, what amazing give aways. Thank you so much! Love your blog and your vlogs. Quite simply think you are brilliant. Thank Heavens for you!!!!x

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  36. Is it just me or the Elemis widget is not loading? P.S.: hello from Australia, and thank you for all the awesomeness.

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    1. I'm staying on top of them - they tend to crash under big traffic!

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  37. Thank you for organising all this Caroline. Such a fun addition to all the usual blog goodness xxx

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  38. Is anyone else having a problem entering the daily competitions? I have entered them all but then when I cam on the site this morning it looks as if none of my entries have registered :( x

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    1. The widget seems to be crashing when there's large traffic - I'm checking them daily now! Sorry!

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    2. The widget seems to be crashing when there's large traffic - I'm checking them daily now! Sorry!

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  39. Can't see the widget on the Liberty calendar giveaway,is it me?

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  40. Is anyone else having problems with the Rafflecopter on the Liberty giveaway? The rest seem to be working fine :(

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  41. I just want to say a huge OMG since I can't do it under every giveaway post. You are amazing Caroline ! I feel spoiled even by having a chance to win. Thank you for all your hard work. xo

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  42. Oh wow. These giveaways are crazy!!! Thanks Caroline - AMAZING!

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  43. Am I being dense... does it say when the winners are announced?

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    1. Each one is open for 12 Days - so it will be 12 days from the day it launches xx

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    2. Yay! Sounds like a very Merry Christmas for a lot of people! x

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  44. Thank you for doing this :-) Also thank you for organising the Cult Beauty Box, I'm completely loving all the products, especially the Blue Cocoon.

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  45. I love you and your blog and your amazing giveaways Thank you ever so! Now to just keep my fingers crossed!!

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  46. Over 20,000 on the Kypris... goodbye chance of winning! Caroline you have swept us off our skincare feet x

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  47. A years supply of EH ...BOOM 😍😍😍😍😍 you are amazing ...thank you Christmas give away fairy xxx

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  48. Brilliant prize good luck everyone x

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  49. I did not know what were these numbers in the top of each raffle copter but now I know..IT'S number of people already entered.still hoping to win anything even just a smile from truly beautiful and inspiring Caroline

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  51. The giveawaysame are amazing! Yay! Thanks Caroline! By the way you inspired me to give the gift of good skin this year. Your cheat sheet and some beauty products are finding their way to my mom, mother-in-law, and friends.

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  52. The giveaways are amazing! Yay! Thanks Caroline! By the way you inspired me to give the gift of good skin this year. Your cheat sheet and some beauty products are finding their way to my mom, mother-in-law, and friends.

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  53. Amazing, mind blowing giveaways. Thanks!

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  54. Cmon ShowBeauty what gives?? I just ordered the texture spray from the Sephora website and I live in the US...that sounds like an amazing prize. Might be my favorite of the bunch so far....wish I could enter

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    1. You can, it's for UK and USA only, says in the post :)

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    2. You can - from the post: "Due to shipping restrictions this is open UK and USA only"
      :)

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  55. So much fun prizes. Really lovely :)

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  56. Thanks for a great blog and fun giveaways! Is the Schwarzkopf giveaway open internationally? It doesn't say in the post, I don't think.
    Happy Christmas Caroline and all Hironettes!

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  57. WOOW This is wonderful! Thank you! :) Marijana Šimić

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  58. Wow I've never seen such a fabulous selection of prizes, well done and thanks for the opportunity to try to win them. Happy Christmas everyone!

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  59. Knock Knock - can I come in? Fabulous Giveaway!

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  60. Lovely and generous giveaway! My question is why does it not register my previous entries when I check daily? Should I keep entering for all of them every day or am I actually registered and it's just a traffic problem? Wishing you all a merry and peaceful festive season!

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  61. Is anyone else experiencing problems with the Rafflecopter widget on the Soap & Glory giveaway? It's just that one that doesn't seem to be working for me as it won't let me re-enter the giveaway on a new day. AMAZING set of giveaways Caroline - thank you for organising this :D I wish you & your family a very merry Christmas, and continued success for you in 2016 x

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    1. I had the same problem today, but usually it solves within a couple of hours. I totally agree, fabulous giveaways. Thank you Caroline for the tremendous opportunity :)

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    2. I am having the same problem for the last couple of days. Just with the S&G competition. All the rest seem fine! FANTASTIC giveaways as per the last few years. Fingers, toes, etc are all crossed!!

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    3. Seems to be ok now ladies - YAY! Good luck all x

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  63. Caroline.
    I am basically the Grinch (except, not green), and I'm always a bit moody over December because I live away from my family.... your 12 days of Giveaways is BEYOND amazing. It's brightened up my month (the other thing that's brightened up my month is: FOOD, and the chance to eat my body weight in mince pies).
    Thank you for the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

    I bloody love your blog (it's saved my face), twitter and YT channels.
    Hope you have a fantastic Xmas and 2016

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  64. Thank you Caroline and all the people who agreed to supply their products, I am loving entering these 12 days of Giveaways and would love to win.
    Season's Greetings to you all.

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  65. Caroine, you rock!

    I appreciate the chance of having an opportunity to be a winer.
    I appreciate even more your connections with the brands. I have never seen it before.
    And even though I'm in Canada, I really appreciate that the given chances to win are more focused on UK people, your people (I hope it is intentionally, not the brands' policies). I think your blog is a mutual business and it is really nice to see mutual paying back going on.

    Thank you Caroline for what you have been doing.
    Happy Holidays to everyone!

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  66. OMGosh!!! You saved the best for last. Zelens!!!! That thud you heard was me hitting the floor after fainting in awe of the generosity.

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  67. Hey Caroline quick Question... where will the winners be announced ? On the blog?

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  68. Mrs hirons!! Queen beautyskinguru xmas fairy magical goddess..you are so spreading your magical skin-product giveaway dust all over us with your 12 days..o.m.g its so exciting like waiting for presents youve wanted all year on xmas day..im like a kid again each day entering and been good and kind to all others.i hope its not cinders this year i want zelens .lol..you rock caroline fairy queen beautymouth love your blog vlog well all of it youve changed my skin.this time last year was not good but now im embracing my skin with all your knowledge and product advice i dare go out without a lot less make up myself and my now plump spotless hydrated face thank you from the bottom of our hearts..a massive happy xmas to you and your family hirons have a good1..from a fellow northern lass.

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  69. Hey lovelies, How will the winners will be announced???
    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas,Happy Holidays and a Happy Healthy New Year!!!
    Best of luck too xo

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  70. This is paradise.Thank you for these gifts. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you. <3 Marijana Šimić

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  71. Dear Caroline, thank you and your friends for your generosity. I was just wondering if it won't be a better idea to split up the gifts so that more people have a chance to win something rather than one person getting a huge pile of stuff. I hope you can look into that for next year.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      No. The entire point of these giveaways is that they are a massive once-in-a-beauty-lifetime win - full of things that most of us wouldn't be able to afford to splurge on all in one go. Go big or go home!

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  72. Totally appreciate you Caroline! Your informative reviews and lovely personality is a breath of fresh air! happy holidays. x

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  73. Happy Holidays everyone and best of luck!

    It's been so much fun, Caroline. Thank you for all you do! Your v/blogs are informative with a splash of humor and cheek - appreciate!!

    P.S. Your mom's back-in-the-day pic makes me smile out loud each time I visit. :*

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  74. And just to top the brilliant 12 days off you offer the 3rd Cult Beauty Box (sneaky...could of nearly missed that). Merry xmas to best blogger/vlogger there is πŸ˜ƒ

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  75. Floored!!! Was just going to look at a cheat sheet when I saw the Cult giveaway. This year I am just so thankful everyone in my like is healthy and has so much opportunity unlike so many other folks around the world. That is what matters the most, BUT THAT IS ONE HECK OF A XMAS SPIRIT, you have Ms. Hirons!!!! (And everyone at Cult Beauty!) It just makes me happy looking at it!

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  76. So what happens when a giveaway closes? The winner is contacted personally but not disclosed on the blog?

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    1. Winners are starting to show up now on the dedicated page at the top.

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  77. Hi Caroline, in the t&cs it says 2 days to claim a prize - I just received an e mail (scream) how should I (scream) claim (faints) Meg Jones

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  78. Hi Caroline, in the T&cs it mentions claiming within 2 days. I've just received an email from you (screams) saying I've won a prize (screams) - please could you let me know how I claim thnx so much Meg Jones

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    2. I've got the same question. Not sure how to claim the prize I won (thank you, thank you, thank you btw). Your email says to allow the brand a few days to be in touch but the T&Cs state that the prize must be claimed within two days. I'm confused (probably the copious amounts of alcoholic units consumed last night are partly to blame) Did I say thank you?

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