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  • Prize time for shoppers at Concourse

    Henry James

    DURING the past few months, the Concourse Shopping Centre has held a number of events and competitions to help shoppers celebrate special dates on the calendar such as Valentines’ Day, Mothers’ Day and Easter with the opporunity to win super prizes.

    In February, the Concourse launched their #UnlockParis campaign in conjunction with Wish FM.

    This gave shoppers the opportunity to win a three-night trip for two to Paris, courtesy of Thomas Cook Skelmersdale, simply by guessing the number of padlocks contained in a secure box.

    More than 500 people took part and the lucky winner was Elaine O’Neill who correctly guessed there were 73 padlocks to bag this top prize.

    Madalena Correia won the Mothers' Day Facebook competition held at the centre.

    To be in with a chance of scooping this prize, shoppers were encouraged to like and share a post which promoted the competition, as well as the traders who had taken part.

    The prize bundle consisted of a free cut and blow at Trimmers Hair, a luxury bouquet of flowers from Celebrations, a Ghost perfume gift set from The Fragrance Shop, a £15 voucher and accessories gift basket from Bathroom Heaven, photo mug, a photo block from Max Spielmann, and a card, balloon display and teddy bear from Thoughts That Count.

    Meanwhile at Easter the Concourse gave shoppers the chance to win £100 worth of shopping vouchers.

    On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, the centre hosted the Wish FM prize grabber machine, which saw participants enter the inflatable machine hoping to ‘grab’ the elusive gold ticket.

    Mary Smith from Skelmersdale was crowned the winner on Good Friday and Claire Wilkinson from Orrell claimed victory on Easter Saturday.

    But there were no losers in this game as each person who took part received a chocolate bunny, and with free face painting on site it was a fun time for kids and grown-ups alike.

    Anne Peters, interim retail marketing manager at the Concourse, said: “It’s such a rewarding experience running competitions and putting on events here at the Concourse. There’s no better feeling than seeing happy faces around the centre, enjoying the activities we are hosting. They are primarily here for the fun factor, but that’s not to say their eyes aren’t on the prize.

    “And with the prizes we offer, we’re always looking to benefit the traders within the centre, as well as excite our shoppers. The shopping vouchers are a definite crowd pleaser as they can be redeemed within any shop in the Concourse. We also work with the smaller retailers to help further promote their business, as can be seen in the gift bundle we offered for the Mother’s Day Facebook competition.”

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