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Win £500 prize in Weston-super-Mare tonight

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:43 30 November 2017

Last year's first winners Mike and Zena Vaughan. Picture: Martin Slade

Last year's first winners Mike and Zena Vaughan. Picture: Martin Slade

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You could be the lucky winner of a £500 prize tonight (Thursday); all you have to do is visit Weston-super-Mare town centre.

The Mercury’s Five Gold Rings competition begins this evening, offering one lucky person the chance to win the perfect Christmas present – a £500 voucher for high-quality Jeweller Caboodle.

The competition is being run in conjunction with Caboodle, in Meadow Street, and Weston Business Improvement District (BID).

Tonight’s giveaway coincides with the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights display in the Italian Gardens.

Shoppers will be able to enjoy live music from popular performers Sarah Eden-Winn and Lipinskis before the Christmas lights are switched on by the cast of The Playhouse’s pantomime at 6pm.

Free parking will be available at the Sovereign Shopping Centre from 3pm.

Town centre manager Steve Townsend, of the BID, told the Mercury: “It’s brilliant to get people into the town centre and support a great local retailer like Caboodle.

“It was very popular last year, we had thousands of entries so we know it works and people come into the town centre to take part.”

A £500 prize will be given away each Thursday until Christmas, except on December 21 when two winners will be drawn.

To enter the competition, all you have to do is visit the late-night shopping events in the town centre and collect a free copy of the paper from the Mercury stand, which will be based by the Christmas tree in the Italian Gardens tonight. Inside you will find a competition slip.

The winning entry will be drawn from the hat at 7.30pm, and if the winner answers the phone call within five rings they will be invited to return to the stand to claim their voucher.

Steve Finch, owner of Caboodle, ‘can’t wait’ for the competition to begin.

He said: “Last year was so successful and because so many people got involved we didn’t see any reason to change the format.

“We hope to continue the success of last year.

“Anyone can win, all five winners last year said they’d never won anything before, but because they were in town they won, so get involved.

“Weston has a lot to offer, so hopefully people will be encouraged to come into town.”

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