Calling All Rebels… Our Star Wars May The 4th #Competition Is Here! Out of This World Prizes Up For Grabs.

As many of you eager fans in the land might know, the unofficial Star Wars day is fast approaching!

Devotees of that galaxy far, far away have designated May 4th, as in “May the 4th Be With You,” as the day we get out our Princess Leia costumes, fire up our lightsabers and celebrate all things Jedi.

Never one to miss the opportunity for a good competition, to kick things off we’re doing a HUGE giveaway and giving you the chance to get your hands on some special Star Wars goodies from a galaxy far far away to get you ready for May 4th in true TruffleShuffle style!

The Prize

Packaged up in an exclusive Darth Vader Gift Box, the lucky winner will receive a R2-D2 Star Wars Wallet, a Set Of Four Star Wars Espresso Cups, a Return of the Jedi Tin, an R2-D2 Collectors Watch, a Boba Fett Messenger Bag, a set of Star Wars Movie Poster Playing Cards, a Chewbacca USB 8GB Memory Stick,a Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper Torch and a and aStormtrooper LED Key Ring!

How To Enter

We know what you’re thinking – how do I get my hands on all those goodies? Well it couldn’t be simpler – we’re using the RaffleCopter system to make things as easy and fair as possible and to give you as many chances as possible to WIN! Remember, the more ways you enter, the more chances you’ll have of grabbing all this! Simply follow the directions below…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

How Long Do I Have?

The competition closes at midday on Friday 1st May. The lucky winner will be picked at random and announced right away so we can get your prize dispatched in time for May 4th!

How Will You Pick The Winner?

Totally at random! Once the competition closes the RaffleCopter system will dive into all the entrants and pick out one at random to keep things totally fair.

How Will I Know If I Win?

Once the winner has been selected, we will contact them directly via one of the methods used to enter (Facebook, Twitter etc) as well as announcing it on our Twitter page. Further to that, we will also publish a closing competition post right here on the TruffleShuffle blog.

If you have any questions at all or would like any advice, please either email us on competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Good luck everyone!

T’s&C’s
Only one winner will be chosen at random.
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered.
If we do not hear back from the winner after 1 week, another will be chosen at random.
TruffleShuffle.co.uk reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time.
Winner decision is final.

Remember folks – Do or do not, there is no try!

Competition! WIN 1 of 3 Amazing Fraggle Rock Prizes! (Closed)

As fans of ours know, we love a competition here at Truffle Towers and so instead of our usual Funday Friday Competition we have decided to run a weekend long competition to celebrate Fraggle Rock‘s 30th Anniversary! 🙂

It’s hard to believe that the adorable gang of furry underground cave-dwellers have been around since 1983, but unlike their fans who are now adults, the Fraggles remain forever young. Created by the one and only Jim Henson, the show centers on five principal Fraggles who live together in underground caves – plus, it boasts one of the most awesome theme songs in television history!

We will be offering not one, not two but three amazing prizes! Check out what you can win below!

The Prize

TOP PRIZE 1st PRIZE

  • Sony DVPSR150 DVD Player
  • Fraggle Rock 30th anniversary DVD set which includes all 4 seasons of Fraggle Rock, an exclusive Red plush key chain, an exclusive all new graphic novel and a bonus DVD featuring never before seen footage.
  • Fraggle Rock graphic novel signed by Lisa Henson
  • 7 Fraggle Rock Plush dolls of all your favourite characters
  • £100 of TruffleShuffle.com store credit to spend on Fraggle Rock T-Shirts

2nd Prize

  • Fraggle Rock 30th anniversary DVD set which includes all 4 seasons of Fraggle Rock, an exclusive Red plush key chain, an exclusive all new graphic novel and a bonus DVD featuring never before seen footage.
  • Fraggle Rock graphic novel signed by Lisa Henson

3rd Prize

  • Fraggle Rock 30th anniversary DVD set which includes all 4 seasons of Fraggle Rock, an exclusive Red plush key chain, an exclusive all new graphic novel and a bonus DVD featuring never before seen footage.

How to enter

To be in with a chance of wining one of these awesome prizes, simply complete the Raffle Copter form below and follow the instructions. You’ll earn one entry for each thing you do and the more entries you have, the more chance you’ll have to be picked. Nice n easy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

When does the competition close?

The competition closes on Monday 20th May at 11.59pm and our three lucky winners will be picked totally at random by the Raffle Copter system on Tuesday morning to keep it nice and fair.

How will I know if I win?

We’ll be announcing the 3 prize winners on our Facebook and Twitter as well as a special closing blog post on our blog so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement on Tuesday 21st May.

Good luck!

xoxo

T’s&C’s
Entries made after 11.59pm Monday 20th May will not be counted into the draw
If we do not hear back from any of our winners after 5 days, another will be picked at random and contacted
Prizes on offer are non–transferable and there is no cash alternative
By entering, you agree that you are totally awesome and we love you 🙂

Win Exclusive Tickets to an Intimate Ed Sheeran Gig

Here at Truffle Towers we love working with a variety of worthy causes – be it sending piles of clothes to orphanages in Africa or sponsoring our local football team. There’s one charity we’ve been really keen to support this year, and that’s a local Bristol based charity called one25. The organisation aims to reach out to women trapped in street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.

One25’s outreach van goes out 5 nights a week providing food, drink and support to Bristol’s most vulnerable ladies. The charity opens its doors as a drop-in centre five days a week, providing access to much needed healthcare, support, education, laundry, clothing and shower facilities. On top of all this amazing work, one25 provides one-to-one casework support in order to individually help each and every woman wanting to make a positive change to her life.

What’s this about Ed Sheeran?

Sometime last year, one25’s fundraiser extraordinaire, Lu Willot contacted a little known musician going by the name of Ed Sheeran and asked if he’d be interested in supporting the charity by playing a gig in a small venue in Bristol as a thank you to the charity’s fundraisers. Not only did Ed agree to play the gig, he also got his mate Luke Concannon (best known as the front-man of Nizlopi and writer of their famous JCB Song)  to play alongside him. Little did Lu know that after agreeing to this intimate Bristol performance, Ed would have four Top 10 singles, one gold, two platinum and one triple platinum!

The BRIT-nominated artist explained his reason for supporting the cause….

“It’s good to show insight that these people are real people with real emotions and they deserve the same charity work as anyone else.”

Ed, who shot to fame when his debut single ‘The A Team’ went straight to number 3 in the UK chart last summer will be playing at the imtimate Bristol venue The Fleece on May 22 and as organiser Lu says…..

“The Fleece is quite a small venue – it only holds about four hundred, which makes it extra exciting as it’s really intimate and Ed’s not playing those size venues anymore.”

Plus one25 have revealed that on top of this ultra-fab-amazing line-up, we’re also going to be treated to performances by Katie Sky and First Thought.

The gig will be filled with “Give-it-up’pers”, a devoted army of fundraisers for one25 who have each raised at least £125 for the charity over the winter by giving up something important to them! Some fundraisers gave up their Blackberries, others talking and some, god forbid, gave up chocolate!! There was the option to give something up for 125 hours or 125 days and organiser Lu was perhaps the most dedicated giver upper – she gave up wearing anything but her one25 t-shirt (kindly donated by yours truly, of course!) for a whopping 125 days! Awesome work Lu!

What have TruffleShuffle done to help?

Our amazing designer James put together a t-shirt design for the charity’s “Give It Up” campaign, and we donated a couple of boxes of t-shirts to help kick off the campaign. The idea of donating the t-shirts is that means 100% of the money raised by one25 by selling the t-shirts goes straight to good causes – as they’ve got no pesky suppliers to settle bills with! In addition to this, to help boost sales and support of the charity, both Ed Sheeran and Luke Concannon Tweeted pictures of themselves in the t-shirts… must be the fab design!!! In return, One25 very kindly offered us a pair of tickets to this amazing, once in a lifetime gig and as we couldn’t decide who they should go to – we figured the fairest thing to do would be to offer them out to you – our lovely customers – in the form of one of our ultra popular competitions!

Ed Sheeran and Luke Concannon showing off one25's awesome Give It Up t-shirts
Ed Sheeran and Luke Concannon showing off one25's awesome Give It Up t-shirts

The prize!

So folks, we have a pair of tickets to give away to an exclusive and intimate Ed Sheeran gig in our hometown of Bristol on the 22nd May!

We’ll also be throwing in return train tickets and £50 to spend at the gig for the lucky winner.

How do I enter?

It really couldn’t be simpler! To be in with a chance of winning this amazing, money can’t buy prize – simply head over to our competitions page enter your email address and that’s it.

Please note, this particular competition is only open to entrants who are over 18 years of age at the date of entry and resident in the UK.

The lucky winner and their guest will need to bring either a valid UK passport or driving license as proof of age to the concert and without this, entry to the venue will be refused.

How will you contact the winner?

The winner will be contacted via email with full instructions on how to claim their prize before 11am on 17th May 2012 so make sure you keep a close eye on your inbox that morning.

If the winner does not respond by 9am on Monday 21st May or if for any reason we are unable to work out the details of fulfilment with a winner, we will select a new winner and begin the process again.

How our winner is chosen

To keep things as completely fair as possible, each entrant is recorded and given a unique number.

We then pick a number at random using Random.org which will give us our lucky winner’s name! Simple!

So that’s it folks – it reall couldn’t be simpler! Wishing you all lots of luck!

And if you’d like to find out more about the amazing One25 charity and how you can support this brilliant cause – please do check out their website here, give them a follow on Facebook here or Twitter here!

Terms and Conditions

1. Each competition (“Competition”) is organised by Truffle Shuffle 80s Clothing Limited, company number 05461029 (the “Promoter”) whose address is 7 Third Way Corner, Bristol, BS11 9HL who publishes the website (“the Website”) at www.truffleshuffle.co.uk
2. Entries to each Competition will be accepted (subject to these terms and conditions and any specific rules set out for that Competition on the competition page (“Terms and Conditions”)) from the start date stated in the Terms and Conditions to the end stated on the Terms and Conditions inclusive (the “Competition Period”). Where terms in the Terms and Conditions conflict with these general terms and conditions the terms of the Terms and Conditions will prevail. Any entries received outside of the Competition Period will be deemed invalid.
3. All entrants must be over 18 years of age at the date of entry and resident in the UK. The eligibility of any entrant is at the sole discretion of the Promoter.
4. Employees, families or agents of the Promoter are not eligible to enter the Competition. Only one entry per person and per household is permitted.
5. No purchase of any sort is necessary to enter Competitions and entry to the Websites is free of charge (subject to the general terms and conditions of the Website use). Entries to the Competition should be submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions.
6. There will be prize(s) awarded to the stated number of prize winner(s). The Prize winner will be the correct entry/ies to be selected at random by the Promoter from all entries received at the end of the Competition Period (the “Prize Winner(s)”).
7. The Prize Winner will be notified as soon as is practicable after the end of the Competition Period. The decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into. If the Prize Winner fails to respond to correspondence from the Promoter and/or fails (for whatever reason) to claim his/her prize within 14 days of receipt of the Promoter’s notification that he/she has won a Prize, the Promoter shall be entitled to select an alternative prize winner and the Prize Winner who has not responded will not be entitled to a Prize or any alternative. Details of the Prize Winner’s name and county of residence can be requested by writing to the Promoter at the Promoter’s address shown above.
8. The Prize is subject to availability and the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, substitute the Prize for a prize of a similar nature and/or comparable value. The Prize Winner may not request and shall not be entitled to a cash alternative to the Prize and the Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The Promoter will not be liable for any travel costs, spending money, insurance or any other costs associated with a Prize unless otherwise stated.
9. The Promoter accepts no responsibility or liability for any lost, damaged or incomplete entries and all such entries will be deemed invalid. Proof of entry shall not be proof of delivery or receipt. Only entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions will be acceptable.
10. The Promoter will not be liable if the Prize does not reach the Prize Winner for reasons beyond the control of the Promoter or if the Prize is damaged during delivery.
11. For certain prizes proof of age may be required before the Prize can be claimed by the Prize Winner. Before a Prize is awarded, the Prize Winner may be required to sign a statement of eligibility and liability/publicity release.
12. The Prize Winner agrees to take part in any promotional activity at the Promoter’s request and consent to his/her name, location and photograph being published for the purposes of the Competition and promoting the Promoter and its business.
13. By entering the Competition, all entrants are deemed to accept these terms and conditions. The Promoter may, at its sole discretion, change any of these terms and conditions at its discretion and post the details of any such change on its websites.
14. The decision of the Promoter is final in respect of all matters connected with the Competition.
15. The terms and conditions of any third party supplier may apply and must be accepted and complied with by the Prize Winner.
16. Each entrant will be given the opportunity to indicate their consent to email marketing in the entry mechanism of the Competition and the Promoter shall treat any personal data relating to entrants in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.
17. On submitting an entry, each entrant irrevocably and exclusively grants and assigns to the Promoter with full title guarantee the entire copyright and all other rights of whatever nature in his/her entry for the full duration of such rights throughout the world.
18. Other than for death or personal injury arising from negligence of the Promoter, so far as is permitted by law, the Promoter hereby excludes all liability for any loss, damage, cost and expense, whether direct or indirect, howsoever caused in connection with the Competition or any aspect of the Prize.
19. The use of automated competition entry services is not permitted and any entries which the  Promoter reasonably suspects to be generated by an automated entry service shall be deemed void.
20. These terms and conditions are governed by and construed and performed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, whose courts shall be the courts of exclusive jurisdiction.

Ed, who shot to fame when his debut single ‘The A Team’ went straight to number 3 in the UK chart last summer, is offering tickets to anyone who raises £125 or more for Charity One25 – a Bristol-based organisation which reaches out to street sex workers.

Ed Sheeran will play The Fleece in Bristol on May 22.
The BRIT-nominated artist explained his reason for supporting the cause: “It’s good to show insight that these people are real people with real emotions and they deserve the same charity work as anyone else.”

The intimate concert at The Fleece on May 22, which also includes support from Nizlopi, is currently the only way to see Ed Sheeran in Bristol and his UK tour is sold out around many major venues.

Louise Willott, who is organising the event, said: “The Fleece is quite a small venue – it only holds about four hundred, which makes it extra exciting as it’s really intimate and Ed’s not playing those size venues anymore.”

Tickets are only available to those who take part in the charity’s ‘Give it up for One25’ campaign by giving something up for 125 hours and hitting the £125 fundraising mark.

Anyone interested in taking part can do so before the campaign ends on March 8.

Full details and a sign-up form can be found at the Charity One25 blog.

Review of the Month…

It’s that time again! With the month of February approaching – we are on the lookout for Januarys Review of the Month.

We absolutely love hearing all about your TruffleShuffle experiences – how quickly your order arrived, what you ordered, how the t-shirt fits, and why you love it so much. It really couldn’t be easier – all you have to do is find your newly purchased item on the site, and click to add a review. We will then choose our favourite, and award them £50 to spend on the site. Why not submit a review on a recent purchase and perhaps spend the winnings on your loved one for Valentines Day?

Our winner last month told us how much she loved her Casio and bagged herself some credit to purchase one of our amazing t-shirts, hoodies and accessories

What other ways can you share your TruffleShuffle stories I hear you ask…? We have a fun filled Facebook page with nearly 40,000 fans – click here to become a fan and keep up to date with new ranges coming to the site, random 80’s fun – and a Friday quiz which could see yourself landing £25 to spend on the site. We also have a bustling twitter page, which allows you to share just about anything with us! If you fancy yourself as a bit of a retweeter – make sure you follow us by clicking here  (we love hearing about your purchases and also love to see any pics you take while rocking your new goodies!)

Recently added to our social networking list is Tumblr! We have recently started ‘Tumbling’ lots of exciting products coming to the site, random fun 80’s facts, celebrities spotted rocking their TruffleShuffle tees and pretty much anything we think you’ll love.

Click here to follow us on Tumblr.

As mentioned – it couldn’t be easier to add a review, for inspiration why not check out our Reviews Page? We will choose our favourite on the 2nd of February. Good luck TruffleShufflers! xoxo