Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

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


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.”

Other News Stories


Take a look at our weekly round-up of pictures sent in by our readers through iwitness24.

Read more

People are ‘desperately’ needed to work night shifts for a homeless charity this Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Wintry weather, political defections, and more than a little ‘bah humbug’ were making the news in Weston-super-Mare 50 years ago this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A Weston charity has been given a generous donation from Screwfix so it can make improvements to its in-patient unit.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

We’ve picked our favourite five pictures from Weston shared to iwitness24 this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A Somerset teenager has picked up a prize for her creative writing.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Two Weston-super-Mare paramedics have been commended for decades of service at an annual awards ceremony.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:47

Fire fighters from Burnham on Sea and Bridgwater were called to a cooker fire at a property in Brean this morning (Saturday).

Read more
Fri, 18:00

Rock Choir members put on two performances at Cadbury, A Wyevale Garden Centre in Congresbury featuring contemporary songs as well as a Christmas carol medley.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder