Throughout history, defection has not always been positive; ask that American chap who, after several glasses of soju, saw an advert for a splash resistant urinal cake, concluded capitalism was ridiculous and hightailed it over the Korean border. While he may not have had to endure adverts for aids to micturition there weren’t really adverts for anything, except for the omnipotence of the supreme leader of course and that got tiring real quickly. Yet, in the case of wine, the reasons for leaving behind the tyranny of supermarkets and walking into your local Oddbins is vast; our enthusiasm, the knowledge of our staff, our phenomenal range and incredible customer giveaways.
Last Christmas we gave away an amazing week-long trip to Bali, for one lucky Oddbins customer and 9 of their friends. With the party jetting off this month and the launch of a couple of new great giveaways, we thought it was time to let some of our previous winners provoke some Instagram envy and send some love to all our previous entrants.
In the Autumn of 2016, to lighten the malaise of chilly mornings and darkening afternoons, we teamed up with Champagne Laurent-Perrier to offer our customers the chance to win a magical 10-night trip for two to The Islands of Tahiti. Donna was the lucky winner and found herself 8 months later, on an island paradise, sipping Laurent Perrier Champagne.
We often go big over the Christmas period, not with 10-foot inflatable reindeer or light displays causing seizures several roads away but we do tend to spoil our customers rotten. In 2016, we offered our lovely patrons the chance to win a two-week trip to Malaysia and Borneo. The following September, Katy jetted off with her friend Brenda and documented her amazing experience that you can read here.
This April, Oddbins Hyland regulars Grahame & Lynsey flew out to Australia and New Zealand for luxury tour of Oceania courtesy of Oddbins and Saint Clair Family Estate.
We don’t just give away holidays however, we regularly have bottles to be won on our website and social channels. This month, any web purchase of H by Hine Cognac could wine you a bottle of Hine Triomphe worth £650!
If you have entered one of our most recent contests to win a trip to Tuscany, a fine dining experience paired with Orin Swift wines or a meal for 2 at the restaurant of the ‘Squaremeal Female Chef of the Year’ courtesy of Champagne Ayala, we will be notifying winners soon, so please keep an eye on your emails!