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Win £50 worth of B&Q vouchers with The Cottage Smallholder and Direct Line Grand Draw


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For those of you who missed out on the metal bedstead competition: we’ve got another great prize to offer you! This time we’re teaming up with Direct Line home insurance  to give you the chance to win one of two B&Q vouchers worth £50!

Like most people these days, I review all of our insurance policies annually. Looking at all the options can be time consuming but definitely worth doing as it can save a lot of money. I use the comparison sites first to get the general lay of the land and then I look at the companies that are not listed on comparison sites. To date I have generally gone with insurers that are not listed on comparison sites as they can offer tweaks and deals that meet our needs exactly.

Direct Line is not listed on any comparison site and is one of the most trusted insurers in the UK. They realise the value that we put on the contents of our homes – that’s why they are offering a prize of a couple of £50 of B&Q vouchers for two lucky winners to add something special to their own home.


B&Q Gift Card

To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave a comment telling us how you’d spend the £50 voucher; every entrant will be put into our random selection software and the winner will be notified by e-mail. So please check your email on Tuesday May 22nd 2012 to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

Cottage Smallholder/Direct Line Grand Draw Terms and Conditions:

Delivery will be within 28 days of receiving the winner’s address. Prize draw open to customers and non-customers aged 18 or over who are UK residents. Draw is not open to employees of RBS Group Companies, their families or anyone associated with this draw. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.

The two prizes are £50 worth of B&Q vouchers and the prize includes postage to winners’ UK addresses. Promotion runs from Tuesday May 8th 2012 and all entries must be received by 11.59pm on Monday May 21st 2012 latest.

Winners will be drawn at random at the end of the promotion. If a prize remains unclaimed after reasonable efforts have been made to contact the winner the promoter will be entitled to dispose of the prize as it sees fit without any liability to the winner for having done so.


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  1. Maxine

    oh what a lovely prize! am daydreaming about spending it already! would love some new planters as the old wooden troughs I have in the back garden have sadly fallen apart and are only being held together by the weeds that are in them!

  2. KarenO

    Having sat on 2 of our set of 4 chairs and gone through the (obviously rotten) seating I think we would have to but some new garden chairs. Or maybe as it’s a bonus we could use it indulgently for a swing seat. Thank you again, you have been busy – you’ve hardly finished sorting out the bed!

  3. No gardening things, this would be ME time and once summer arrives then a Sun Lounger would be perfect, to lounge and admire all of the work i have done over the months in the garden, A glass of Chablis and total relaxation, cheers

  4. Heidi

    Ooh another prize draw! This would be handy as I am currently working on the garden and decking area so fingers crossed xxx

  5. Ruta Masteika

    I would buy a small hand sander as I desperately need to sand down our beech wood kitchen work tops (OH & sons tended to cut food straight on the counters despite my pleas). I would also put some towards a hedge trimmer so that I would stand a better chance of getting one of the boys to trim our leylandii hedge or at least have less difficulty doing it myself.

  6. devongarden

    I’d get some peat-free compost, a small water butt for storing water from the dehumidifiers in the house so I could use it on the house plants and garden, or maybe some storage boxes so I could get more into the shed and still be able to find things!

  7. Sandy D

    I would put it towards buying a new shed, mine is listing to starboard at the moment and about to collapse at any minute.

  8. kayerunrig

    lots of vile cheap fence treatment and brushes …so the teen slaves could have a productive summer break!!

  9. Jackie D

    Thank you for another fantastic offer! I would put it towards a new patio table and chairs, as ours are on their last legs.

  10. Well, like many of the others something for the allotment. The battery on my strimmer has worn out and at the rate the grass is growing i need a new one fast!!

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