Congratulations to Derek Pinchen who was the closest guess for the length of 100 Trebor strong mints. His guess of 64cm was pretty spot on. Well done Derek, don’t eat them all at once!
This month see’s UK Coffee week between 18th and 24th October and to celebrate we’ve got a Costa Express hamper to give away.
To win this fantastic prize just tell us how many cups of coffee our group of 5 stores might sell in one week on average (average taken in October)?
This is open to all Platinum Club members, so simply login to the right and leave your answer to enter. If you aren't already a member, you can join our FREE Platinum Club.
The closing date to enter is Friday 29th October and you must be able to collect in store the following week. The winner shall be announced on Friday 5th November
Please note – if you are the lucky winner you shall be contacted after the prize draw is closed and must be available for a photo in your local store and pick up the prize as per the dates above. Unfortunately if you are not contactable by the email given you may forfeit the prize.
Congratulations to Derek Pinchen who was the closest guess for the length of 100 Trebor strong mints. His guess of 64cm was pretty spot on. Well done Derek, don’t eat them all at once!
Congratulations to Paul Eaglestone who was the winner of the couple of mini kegs of West Berks. He correctly told us that beer is usually made form Hops, Grain, Yeast and Water. We know that Paul is a beer lover so will definitely enjoy these two fantastic tasting beers! Enjoy Paul!
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are very proud to announce we have a winner of the ‘Guess the Weight’ competition… step forward Barbara Burkett who was closest, and was only a whisker away with a guess of 2.5KG for the sweets in the jar. The actual weight was 2.499KG so pretty spot on! Congratulations Barbara. Don’t eat them all at once!
It’s coming home? Maybe… let’s not get ahead of ourselves though! The Euro’s did however come home to Portugal last time around and our lucky winner David Baxter guessed correctly and won himself a selection of beers to enjoy during the footy! Well done David. Enjoy! And good luck England!
Congratulations to Phil Parry who was the lucky winner of the Laithwaites Rose. We asked you what you’d do to get the sun back out, and it certainly worked! His answer couldn’t have been better, taking one for the team by Going out with his umbrella - guaranteeing to make the sun shine! Thank you Phil, enjoy!
With pub gardens reopening we asked members last month what makes their perfect pub garden. It’s safe to say that people are unanimous with their pub garden needs, and really just want great company above all. Congratulations to Sandra Fouracre who summed up many pub gardens perfectly… ‘More than anything to be surrounded by I want and I dream of in my pub garden... hearing my friends laughter and chatter, drinking local beer and a BBQ with local food, good music and dance our troubles away. Enjoy the Aspall Sandy!
Huge congratulations to our five winners of Easter selections. There were a huge amount of great flavours sent through for next years on trend chocolate egg but only 5 could be chosen. The winning flavours were Raspberry, Peanut Butter, Chilli, Honeycomb or Hazelnut with Salted Caramel. All sound delicious but if we had to choose one we’d go for the rather extravagant Hazelnut and Salted Caramel. Yum! Congratulations to Kathleen, Lee, Matthew, Andreana and Felicity – all worthy winners! We hope you enjoy!
Well, last months prize draw we were treated to some fantastic stories and some very deserving reasons for winning the lovely bouquet of flowers from Cotswold Flower Barn, our local flower supplier at Yarnton. In the end there could only be one winner, though in this case it turned out to be two! Mary Clarke from Yarnton put forward two twins who are more than deserving….
Congratulations to Clare Webber, our lucky winner of the fine foods hamper for January. We had a lot of entries this month as it appears most people have some resolutions they’d like to keep. We thought Clare’s summed it up beautifully… 2021, Staying positive. Embracing each day at a time whilst following my mantra, "my cup is half full!" Well, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Clare works on the frontline so those words mean a lot. Well deserved Clare. You are a hero in our eyes. Thank you and enjoy!
Congratulations to Jonathan Quanbrough who was the lucky winner of the Beats earphones! His 2020 music choices were spot on…..
‘It’s the end of the world as we know it by REM. Pyjamas by Gnash. Everyday is exactly the same by Nine Inch Nails. From a distance by Bette Midler. Dancing with myself by Billy Idol. Don’t stand so close to me by The Police. You can’t touch this by MC Hammer.’
Perfect tongue in check selection for what has been a particularly difficult year. Thanks for the chuckle Jonathan! Here’s to a better 2021… maybe ‘The only way is up?’
Huge congratulations to Jess Brown who won the Laithwaites Advent Calendar last month! It was a particularly well fought competition with lots of good entries but we felt Jess’ summed up the general theme throughout, going more minimalist with her advent calendar idea…. ‘My mum used to make our own advent calendars when we were younger. She used to put a tree decoration in each day and every day we could put one on the little tree. I think it was very nice creative of her and by Christmas we would have a little decorated tree’ Sounds exactly the right kind of calendar for 2020! Enjoy your daily bottle Jess!
Congratulations to Elaina Perez who was the much deserved Halloween goodies winner, even turning up in her Halloween out fit to collect the prize! She had a multitude of suggestions for Covid themed Trick or Treating, which also meant that she was able to dress up in one of her many Halloween costumes! Great fun and enjoy, Elaina!
Congratulations to Jeanette Woodrow, the luck winner of the tank of fuel! Well done. Jeanette simply told us she would go to Paignton, in Devon 'as it’s a lovely seaside town and it’s close to many other attractions too. A full tank of fuel would get me there and back and also driving around whilst there.' Well, let’s hope you get down there at some stage Jeanette. Thanks to everyone for entering, as you can imagine, this was a particularly popular one ;-)
Well done to Jodie Martin from Yarnton who was the lucky winner of the case of Rose from Laithwaites, congratulations. Jodie was one of the many who told us that Rose wine is usually made from Red grapes. Well done! Not quite the fantastic Rose weather we had at the beginning of August but don’t let that stop you enjoying a glass or two ;-)
Congratulations to David Haynes who correctly told us that the luscious Purbeck Ice Cream was made in the County of Dorset at the isle of Purbeck. He won himself a selection of this award winning ice cream – lucky you! Well done David, enjoy the treats whilst cooling down over this warm weekend... perfect timing really!
Congratulations to Tim Thornett, a Cannon Pool customer whose wonderful creative design of a new gin bottle was very deserving of the bottle of Cotswold Gin. We may be biased but anything that’s been named ‘Fraser’s’ gin surely has to be the winner! Thank you Tim. Enjoy the Wildflower Gin!
Congratulations to Louise Bumpstead who has certainly been busy during lockdown, creating the Bumpstead School of Learning! We asked what has changed in lockdown and what creative ways you have made the most of it. To be honest there were so many good entries, this was a very difficult one to choose! Though Louise’s approach to home schooling seemed to be excellent… in her own word s ‘My life has changed as I have become a teacher of my own 2 children and that of 9 classes of 11-16 year olds. My family are working together at home doing lots of fun activities like painting, baking, crafting, cycling, bug hunting, gymnastics the list is endless. But we are loving and enjoying the family time and The Bumpstead school of Learning!’ Well done Louise and well deserved!
This month we had an amazing amount of entries for some very deserving people so choosing a winner was a particularly tricky one. We therefore chose a selection of worthy winners and picked one at random! Congratulations to Colin Rhodes in Yarnton, who was nominated by Mary Clarke Mary said... he has been working non stop over the past couple of weeks to get the Yarnton and Begbroke Help Hub up and running. His organisational skills are phenomenal and he has got over 60 volunteers registered and help getting to so many isolated and vulnerable people in the village. He will say it's a team effort but the team would not exist without him! He is such an asset to the village and such a lovely man and has done it all with kindness and humour. Thank you from all of us Colin. Thank you Colin, well deserved!
Congratulations to Stuart Birch who was the lucky winner of the Red Bull F1 merchandise. He correctly told us that Lewis Hamilton was the British six time F1 Championship winner. Usually we’d ask Stuart to come along and pick up his prize but due to the present circumstances we’re holding off until a safer time for him to collect! Well done Stuart, and stay safe.
Well done to Tim Giles who’s the lucky winner of the beautiful bouquet of flowers from Cotswold Flower Barn. His ‘romantic’ story had a certain charm to it and was definitely a worthy winner…. Well,it was on holiday, my wife and I joined in the resorts gameshow 'How well do you know your partner?' Well you can guess after then after 30 yrs of marriage I still got all 3 questions wrong, also saying that "Bat out of Hell" by Meatloaf was her favourite song out of all the other choices of romantic songs!’ Very good Tim, hope she enjoys the flowers!
Congratulations to Teresa Scott who was the lucky winner of our Dry January hamper of Shloer> we asked what people’s new years resolutions were or what they wanted achieve this year and to be honest, could not look past Teresa’s heart warming story… I am helping my 14 year old son fundraiser £4500 for a World Challenge expedition to Madagascar. We are getting fit, losing stones and in September aim to climb Mount Snowden. We are holding a fundraising event in February and would use this as a raffle prize in our draw. Let us know how it goes and best of luck!
Congratulations to Hannah Waterhouse who was the lucky winner of the Cadbury's Christmas Chocolates! Hannah certainly knows her 80’s Christmas hits by correctly telling us the next line in Whams Last Christmas. We hope you enjoyed the chocolate!
A huge congratulations to Ian Beer who was the lucky winner of our prize draw for November, getting himself a lovely magnum of Rex Mundi Wine – perfect for Christmas Day! He correctly told us that St Nicholas would have had a bottle of wine from Elmali in Turkey in his early years… not Lapland like many answers came back as ;-) Well done Ian, and cheers!
Congratulations to Mary Thornett who’s Halloween themed short story certainly put a chill down our spine…
It was a cold wet dreary night, out walking with my dog, and children, to get to the main road we walked up a long dark lane, trees overhanging and wet, covered in slimy cobwebs, which leads to the church where we also have to pass through, we entered the church yard, where my children ran off, suddenly, there was a scream from afar, I ran as my children had disappeared!!
Congratulations to Melissa Jones who gave us a pretty compelling and fluffy comfort zone… so wins the selection of Cadburys Chocolate! Her ‘comfort zone is getting home on a dark autumn evening and smelling log fire smoke in the air- then I get my PJs on and curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and a book on the sofa and eat chocolate buttons - waiting while each button dissolves slowly in my mouth - bliss!’ Well we think you’ll be pretty pleased with the sections!! Enjoy Melissa!
Congratulations to John Standen for winning Augusts platinum prize draw. He managed to get his hands on a great selection of beers and ciders! We just wanted to hear where you like to enjoy and beer with friends and why, and John’s simple and relaxing way to enjoy his beer with friends was a winner for us…. ‘Just relaxing and having friendly banter in the garden with a great BBQ is while drinking a cold beer or cider is blissfully satisfying’ Well done John! Enjoy…
Congratulations to Alison Holder who correctly told us that Mungo Jerry sang the summertime hit, ‘In the Summertime’... enjoy the Shloer! Perfect for the Summer!
Congratulations to Julie Phipps who was the lucky winner of the bottle of Pinkster Gin! Her new craft gin infusion may be an acquired taste and not for all but we think Pink Peppercorns would be a great addition to a pretty busy market – plus it keeps with the pink theme! Thank you for your answer Julie, and enjoy!
Congratulations to Fiona Manicom who was the lucky winner of the case of Laithwaites last month, celebrating the new 10% promotion in style. Her named wine was perfect; both simple and elegant with a charming reason why. She called it ‘This Little Life of Vine’… and the reason behind this lovely bottle is that ‘it would cheer people up as they sat back to sip a lovely glass of their own’ Congratulations Fiona, and cheers!
Huge congratulations to Sarah Curry who was the lucky winner of the Brewery tour at West Berkshire Brewery. She correctly told us the ingredients for a proper beer were Water, grains, hops and yeast. Well done and thank you for entering! Enjoy the tour, it really is an amazing place… pretty jealous here at Fraser’s HQ!
Congratulations to Suzanne steer who was the lucky winner of the Spring hamper! She correctly told us that Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard was in fact bare! Enjoy!
Congratulations to Julie Rodgers who was the lucky winner of the beautiful bouquet of flowers for her lovely romantic story. Julie said ‘My husband arranged our honeymoon without telling me where we were going! He packed my clothes, arranged for me to be off work and organised it all! It wasn't until we got to the check in desk at Gatwick that I found out we were going to the Maldives! What a romantic!’ We agree…hope he’s kept it up!
Congratulations to Louise White who was the lucky winner of a years worth of Car Washes. Well done you! She correctly answered our valeting themed question by telling us that Rose Royce sang the hit single ‘Car Wash’…. You know that all ‘you’ll be talking about is the car wash, girl!
Congratulations to Ashley James Sturges who was the lucky winner of the selection of Craft drinks. His newly named craft ale was a worthy winner… actually he named 3 new craft ales ‘Sly Fox, Crafty Fox, Intriguing Fox... as a Triple range of Craft Beers... because they’d chase the ‘Old Speckled Hen’..!! Congratulations and we hope you enjoyed them over the festive season!
Congratulations to Emma Munro who correctly guessed that Magnum PI is the 80’s hit show detective sharing the same name as our Christmas sized bottle of wine. Enjoy Emma... definitely a showpiece for the Christmas table!
Congratulations to Darran Brown who was the lucky winner of the Brioche treats hamper for October. His short story got our nerves jangling here at HQ…..
Congratulations to Susan from Yarnton, the lucky winner of the Bottlegreen who correctly guessed that the elderflower is from the Elder Tree.
Congratulations to Stephen who won the Cadburys World tickets for his creative twist on a Cadburys Chocolate Bar.
Congratulations to Lawrence Park who was the lucky winner of our selection of beers from Heineken.
Congratulations to Barbara Burket who won last months month hamper of fine food from Holleys.
Congratulations to Ray Adams who was the lucky winner of the Magnum of Rose this month. He correctly gave us the answers for the bottle sizes...
Congratulations to Neil Holroyd from our Brize Norton site who was the lucky winner of the tank of fuel!
Congratulations to Gary Bunn of Lower Earley store who won the Easter 1KG Lindt Chocolate bunny!
Congratulations to Jan Reid from our Three Mile Cross store who won our Romantic bunch of Flowers from Cotswold Flower Barn for her proposal story.
Well done to Syreeta Simpson who won the 10K Fuel Protein breakfast bundle in our first Prize Draw of the year.
Congratulations to Brad Rayner who won the hamper of Cadburys Christmas goodies last month. His version of the classic Christmas poem definitely hit the right notes...
Congratulations to Martin Lawson-Smith who was the lucky winner of our prize draw this month.
Well done to Diane Bessant-Moss who won a ghoulish Halloween hamper in last month's Prize Draw!
Well done to Stephen Willis from Lower Earley who won the Premier League shirt for his pretty inventive Cadbury themed team.
Congratulations to Brian Presley from the Marlborough store who won a festival hamper of drinks in last month's prize draw!
Congratulations to Helen Appleton who won the wonderful hamper of Keeprs Gin in last month's prize draw!
Congratulations to Joanne Brierly from our Brize Norton store who won the hamper of fine food in last month's Prize Draw!
Congratulations to Antonio Guimaraes who was the lucky winner of tickets to Cadburys World in last month's Prize Draw!
Congratulations to Denis Kennedy from Witney who was the lucky winner of the 1kg Lindt Chocolate bunny for his amusing Easter themed limerick.
Congratulations to Marcus Bishopp for winning last months case of scrumptious ProperCorn.
Congratulations to Catherine Henderson who won the Valentines Bouquet from Cotswold Flower Barn. Her finishing of a classic poem made us laugh...
Congratulations for Michael Kitching who won the hamper of honey for correctly answering that over their lifetime 12 worker bees make a whole teaspoon of honey!
Congratulations to Kathy Foale, our December prize draw winner. We asked you 'what creative culinary you would wow your guests with over the Christmas period?' Kathy's simple but scrumptious sounding feast like a real winner...
Clare Hart, from our Three Mile Cross store. Congratulations to Clare who won a fantastic 4.5kg Toblerone for telling us what her Christmas treat would be.....
Congratulations to Louise King from our Yarnton store who won a fantastic selection of Halloween goodies.
Congratulations to Penny Willis from our Cannon Pool store who send us a photo of her Green & Blacks inspired baking!
Congratulations to Rosanna Hope from our Marlborough store who correctly guessed that the Brazilian national cocktail is a caipirinha!
Congratulations to Nicola Perkins who won a selection of summer goodies in last month's Prize Draw!
Congratulations to Gavin Creber who won a delicious summertime hamper of honey in last month's Prize Draw!
Congratulations to Naresh Khandelwal who won a selection of party foods from Holleys fine foods in last month's Prize Draw!
Congratulations to Andrew Dix who won a selection of local ales (courtesy of Craft Drinks) in last month's Prize Draw!
This month we have chocolate bunnies everywhere! The winner of the prize draw was Kate Hitchings from Lower Earley who told us that on Easter Sunday her family 'eats their Easter eggs after we have rolled them down the stairs to crack the chocolate shells!' Sounds fun.
Congratulations to Serra Malta who won a bouquet of flowers courtesy of Cotswold Flower Barn in our Prize Draw!
Congratulations to Michael Hocken from Cannon Pool who won a refreshing hamper of Fentimans Drinks in our Prize Draw!
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Louisa Packham, who won some fantastic party wines from the Oxford Wine Company!
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Pedro Ferraro from Brize Norton, who won a Christmas Cheese and Chutney Hamper!
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Angela Hilton from Yarnton, who won a sweet hamper!
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, David Leon, who won a load of baking goodies!
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Joanne Brierley, who won a fantastic hamper of Cotswold Fudge!
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Amy Get, who won the 'Relish The Thought' picnic hamper!
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Dennis West, who won the lovely hamper from Twinings!
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Angela Jameson, who won two Arkells Beers Gift packs!
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Carole Abilad, who won a fabulous hamper of Oxford Honey.
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Garry O'Brien from Brize Norton, who won a bottle of GH Mumm Champagne.
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Daniel Wickham-Jones, who won a luxury bouquet of flowers! We asked you to share a romantic poem to be in with a chance of winning…
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Richard Jurd, who won dinner party case of wine courtesy of the Oxford Wine Company! We asked you to tell us 'Which 6 famous people (dead or alive) would you invite to your dinner party?'…
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Peter Barnes, who won a Christmas taster hamper! We asked you to tell us your favourite Christmas cracker joke…
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Catalina Marin, who won a fantastic mix of Halloween themed goodies! We asked you to tell us a short spooky Halloween story and Catalina's winning entry certainly was….
Congratulations to our latest Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Michelle Cook, who won a collection of scrumptious cakes from Fatherson Bakery!
Congratulations to our second Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Lesley Adams, who won a case of wine from the Oxford Wine Company!
Congratulations to our first Platinum Club Prize Draw winner, Claire Fitton, who won a hamper full of local goodies!