High quality couture is the name that comes to mind when you hear the name Jenni Button. Haute couture is a French term which refers to luxury designer clothing for women. This is the type of clothing to go for if you are looking for exclusive fashion made by skilled sewers. The investment in unique fabric, skilled craftsmanship and time needed to put up a custom-designed outfit ensures that no-one else but the client has that type of fashion. As a result, you are not going to find haute couture at your favourite fashion shop like Macy’s, Nordstrom, Edgars, Truworth or Mr Price.
In a regular fashion store like Macy’s, you will find mass produced clothing in different sizes and collections. If you can’t find your size, then bad luck for you. You have to wait for the next batch, which may be available next month or next season. Most of these fashion retailers don’t take custom orders. When you do request a custom order, they may take your order only if your size is available and is actually produced by the clothing manufacturers. If not, you may as well forget. These stores make money from mass produced standard outfits sold at a lower price tag, therefore they won’t lose sleep over one customer who wants a custom outfit.
High-end fashion stores operate differently and they cater for one type of customer – a woman who needs to invest in custom clothing which is perfectly suited for her body shape and measurements. The designer will take time to produce this type of outfit, which requires hand crafting, fitting and sewing skills. Due to these requirements, haute couture is more expensive than regular fashion. This is the type of fashion requested by celebrities, the affluent and other people of high status.
Jenni Button International is a high-end fashion store based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was founded by Jenni Button, a South African fashion designer from Cape Town. The store has branches in London, Paris and New York.
If you are looking for premium hand-crafted clothing for women, Jenni Button is the shop to visit to make a consultation or get new arrivals. The store also includes a section for menswear.
Shopping on the online store is easy because the interface has a clean minimalist design that allows you to find what you are looking for in an instant. You can view the latest trunk sale, check the latest arrivals or simply visit the store to shop by season or category. There are winter and summer collections. Fashion items include dresses, tops, pants, jackets, kaftans, nightwear, bags, wallets, swimwear and scarves. Jewellery like necklaces, earrings and rings is also on offer. On this store, you will find dresses featuring an exclusive handcrafted design that is not found anywhere. The price of dresses which range from $70 to over $300 depending on the style, is quite affordable.
If there is a Jenni Button trunk sale in your nearest location, you can attend the show to capitalize on discounts that will be on offer to attract customers.
To get hold of the latest arrivals in fashion, you have to check the online store on a regular basis or you can simply sign up for updates with your email address. Visit the online store and scroll to the bottom of the website. Enter your email in the subscription form provided.
You can also find fashion collections and updates on the Jenni Button Twitter and Facebook Page.
Jenni Button Stores and Factory Shops
The women’s brand has fashion stores in several South African cities. You can visit the stores to find low-price deals:
Revlon is a manufacturer of women’s cosmetics for beautifying your face, eyes, nails and lips. The company is also a supplier of cosmetic kits, perfumes and a wide range of skin care products such as body lotions and creams. Revlon is a popular brand amongst women who are serious about looking good all the time, and if you have never seen a Revlon product in your girlfriend’s or mum’s makeup studio, then you must be living under a rock.
Founded in 1932 in the USA, the company started off by making nail polish, and since then it has grown into an international multi-product corporation with headquarters in New York. Revlon has several stores and factory shops around the world including South Africa. It is the place to go for your manicure and lipstick collection. Along the way in its growth path, the company has made several acquisitions in the pharmaceutical drugs, shoe polish, deodorants, contact lens, antacid and optical equipment industries, among others. In 1985, the growing competition from its biggest rival Estee Lauder who got an edge over Revlon by investing heavily in magazine advertising, forced Revlon to sell its ownership to Pantry Pride, an American supermarket chain which later changed its name to Revlon Group. Due to its debt problems, coupled with investment losses, Revlon had to sell some of its subsidiary companies, but the company did not lose its acquisition drive, which is the reason why the brand is still in existence and recognized by many.
Revlon Collections and Catalogues
So what should you expect when you visit the Revlon online stores? Revlon does not only sell its beauty products to distributors, supermarkets and stores, but you can also access their catalogue online. There are five main products that you will find on the online store, and these are cosmetic applications for lips, eyes, face, nails and mascara. ColorStay is the widely available collection, followed by PhotoReady and others. A new line of products is constantly being added to give you a wide choice of applications.
There are 15 products under the ColorStay collection, and this includes liquid liners, lip liners, lipstick, eye liners, nail enamel, pressed powder, eye shadow, concealers and makeup for different types of skin. Whether you have oily, dry or normal skin, you will find the right ColorStay makeup for you.
Depending on what you are looking for, there are cosmetic applications for lip color, lip gloss and lip liner. There are nine types of lip color collections which include Super lustrous, Ultra HD, Lacquer Balm, Matte Balm, Revlon Balm, Overtime and ColorStay.
Cosmetic applications for eyes are available under the ColorStay and PhotoReady collections. You can choose the type of beauty application you want i.e. mascara, eye shadow or eye Liner. There are five types of mascara applications of varying degrees, two types of eye shadow and three types of eye liner.
Face collections are available for makeup, finishing powder, makeup primer, concealer, powder blush and CC cream. These include the ColorStay and PhotoReady collections.
Nail Polish Collection
To beautify your nails, you can choose from Revlon and ColorStay collections for long lasting nail enamel.
Most of the mascara applications in this category are mainly the Revlon range, from Revlon Ultimate to Revlon Magnified.
Revlon Special Deals and Offers
You can find deals on Revlon products from retailers and stores in South Africa. These include supermarkets, beauty shops, pharmacies and salons. The best place to find Revlon offers and discounts is the company’s Twitter Page. Follow the Revlon South Africa Twitter profile, and you will be guaranteed to catch good deals as well as promotions where you can win shopping vouchers, product hampers and giveaways.
By joining the Twitter Page, you will be updated of new offers and opportunities to save money. Most of these offers are from third parties. For example, on special holidays such as Valentine’s Day, companies such as Clicks will run promotions which allow you to buy selected products on a discount. You have to buy the products during the validity period to qualify for a discount.
Beauty magazines and blogs will run promotions and write reviews on newly released Revlon products, so if you are an avid reader of beauty magazines, you might get a chance to win a prize in the form of a beauty hamper or giveaway. You do not need to go far to find these beauty blogs. Revlon will retweet offers from reviewers and vendors on a regular basis.
The following are some of the blogs which promote Revlon products:
co.za (Win beauty hampers valued at over R1700)
co.za (Get 20% discount on Revlon products)
Megan Kelly Twitter ( Win hampers)
Aisha O Twitter / GRWM (Win Revlon hamper worth R1500)
Revlon Factory Shops
Revlon open space sales are usually held towards the end of the year from November to December. You can visit the following shops in South Africa:
Baby Boom is a store specializing in products for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old. You will find an assortment of products from baby cosmetics to toys, nappies, cots, car seats, diaper bins, strollers, pouches, potties and baby food etc. Since a mother and her baby cannot be separated, you will also find products for expectant and breast feeding mothers. This includes breast pumps, maternity clothing, travel systems and all materials designed to make taking care of a baby easier convenient and comfortable. So whenever you are expecting, taking care of an infant or raising a toddler, Baby Boom should be your one-stop shop. Whether you are travelling, driving, home bound or leaving your baby in the care of a nanny, the modern mom knows that taking care of a baby can be tough, but thanks to technology and innovation, the troubles of yesterday’s generation should not be part of your life. There is a solution for every need, and with companies like Baby Boom you will cut your worries by more than half.
The South African Baby Boom store has been operating for a long time since the 1990s and today, there are more than 40 Baby Boom stores and factory shops nationwide. What keeps the company ahead of the pack is that its CEOs try their best to bring trending products onto the market. The pace of innovation is extremely fast in the baby products industry, and working women are constantly searching for a product that will cut the time spent in babysitting. Safety is of greatest concern to most mothers, and that’s the reason why a mother has to monitor her baby 24/7 hours a day. Modern baby products such as prams, feeding chairs, feeding bottles, toys, car seats and furniture are manufactured with safety in mind.
To start checking out what Baby Boom has to offer, you have to visit the online store. Here you can browse through 20 categories, and like most shoppers, you will find regular essentials, as well as something interesting and creative that you think would be useful for your baby, yourself or your baby sitter. Take a look at the product and learn how it works, it might be your best find of the year! There are items that people don’t know about that may change your life forever, so don’t be reluctant to try out new things.
Baby Boom Specials and Offers
Every month, there are baby products on special offer on the online store, from an Addis Bath Combo to a Donna infant car seat. If you have a Smartphone or laptop, you can download the monthly Baby Boom catalogue from the online store. The catalogue contains a lot of combo deals that allow you to save anywhere from R55 to R200.
Baby Boom Facebook Competition
This baby competition gives you an opportunity to win a R500 shopping voucher for your baby. To enter the competition, your baby should be in one of the four age groups allowed to participate:
0 to 6 months,
6 to 12 months,
12 to 24 months,
24 to 36 months
Visit the company’s Facebook Page, and submit a picture of your baby. Four finalists in each age group will be chosen to compete for the monthly prize. Send your baby picture to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your baby and age, including the mother or father’s contact details.
Every month, Facebook fans have an opportunity to vote for their favourite baby. If you know a lot people, ask them to vote for your baby. To vote for your favourite picture, visit the competition page on Baby Boom website. Choose your favourite picture and send an SMS to 34049 containing the baby’s first name.
The baby of the month winners will be announced on the website, as well as on the Facebook Page, so you should join the Facebook Page to keep updated.
The rules for the competition are laid out below:
Send only one photo of your baby (The photo should be recent)
Your baby must not be more than 36 months old
Indicate the name and age of your baby
State the mother or father’s contact details
Winners are announced on the first day of each month, and on the next successive day if it’s a public holiday or weekend.
If you enter the competition this month, your entry will be published on the website next month if you have been selected as a finalist. Finalists and winners are announced on the same date. If you have been announced as a winner, Baby Boom will send you an email. Follow the instructions in the email to claim your prize. The prize is a R500 Baby Boom voucher, which you can use to buy items of your choice at the stores.
Baby Boom Rewards Programme
One of the benefits of shopping at Baby Boom is that you are eligible to join their savings club – the Boepie Club. However, you have to be an expectant mother in order to enjoy the benefits. By joining the club, you will earn points for every penny you spend at the local stores, anywhere in South Africa.
On top of that, you won’t need to run around when you are planning a baby shower. The Boepie Club has special staff who will take on the task of putting up a baby shower list for you. Your list will be shared with friends and family, and on the day of the party, your wishes will come true as people shower you with gifts that you have always wanted. Occasionally, people may bring you the same gifts, but this is not a problem as the Club can exchange the gifts for something different.
To join the Club, go to the online store and sign up with your email address. Fill in your name, address, city, province and remember to choose a store near you.
Baby Boom Email Deals
If you do not want to miss any special deals from the store, you have to join the Baby Boom newsletter which is sent to subscribers on a regular basis. Only your email address and name are required to sign up for email deals. If there are promotions with great savings and discounts, you will be one of the first people to get their hands on the deals.
Baby Boom Factory Shops and Stores
You can find a list of factory shop outlets and stores in South Africa by using the online store locator that makes use of Google Maps, so make sure that you have an internet connection when you are a searching a store online.
Ola Ice Cream is a Unilever brand with about 40 factories around the world. The Ola Ice Cream brand is relatively new in South Africa and on the continent. The first South African Ola Ice Cream factory was opened in 2015 and it is the only one in Africa. Unilever is a big and well known global corporation that specializes in the production of consumable goods e.g. washing agents, margarine, soap, toiletries and food.
You can find a lot of products manufactured by Unilever or Lever Brothers in the supermarkets, for example Surf/OMO washing powder, Vaseline, Lux soap, Sunlight dishwashing liquid, Knorr soup and Rama margarine. Unilever is a merger between the British firm Lever Brothers and Dutch company Margarine Unie. Unilever has been operating in South Africa for many years, but up until 2015, there was no factory for producing Ola Ice Cream.
The first Ola Ice Cream factory in South Africa is in Midrand, at the Lords View Industrial Park. The R600 million ice cream plant has created job opportunities in the local community as well as business opportunities for vendors who wish to set up their own ice cream selling shop. If you want to be an ice cream vendor, you can join the Ola Vendor programme. The company will give you some equipment to set up your business.
Ola Ice Cream Brands
Ola is Unilever’s ice cream brand, but you can find a variety of ice cream under the Ola brand. Some of these varieties are Magnum, Fruttare, Rich n Creamy, Cornetto and Paddle Pop.
Also known as ‘ice cream for adults’, Magnum ice cream is the type to buy if you like chocolate covered ice cream, where you have to crack the fragile chocolate and indulge in the white delight. Fruttare is a fruity flavoured ice cream with natural fruit pulp. Rich n Creamy is high quality ice cream with the richest taste and ingredients you can ever find. Cornetto is the much loved and common ice cream cone where nothing goes to waste, and Paddle Pop is stick ice cream, a milky snack with high nutritional value for kids.
Order Magnum Ice Cream via Uber
With effect from 15 July 2016, lovers of Magnum Ice Cream in South Africa and over 230 cities in the world have been ordering their favourite ice cream via Uber, a global ride sharing and parcel delivery network.
If Uber is operating in your area, you can use Uber to deliver Magnum Ice Cream at your home or workplace. However, this comes with a price, the fee for delivery is R100 and you have to buy at least 4 bars. This service has been dubbed Uber Ice Cream and it is currently available in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
To make an order, open the Uber app on your mobile phone and look for the Ice Cream icon/tab. Slide the icon to the right. Connect an Uber driver and make an order. Your ice cream should be on its way. All you have to do is relax in the comfort of your home and wait for the delivery.
Ola Ice Cream Offers
You can get low-price offers on Ola Ice Cream by looking for promotions on the South Africa Unilever blog, Twitter and Facebook Page.
If you are interested in a particular brand of ice cream, for example Cornetto, Magnum, Fruttare and Paddle Pop, you should visit the online shops and their relevant social media pages in South Africa:
Magnum – mymagnum.co.za
Cornetto – cornetto.co.za
Paddle Pop – paddlepop.co.za
Supermarkets and food stores also run promotions where vouchers are given to participants. You could get a discount on your Ola Ice Cream or win a voucher to buy your favourite ice cream at a selected store. Some of the major stores where you can find Unilever deals are Spar, Pick n Pay, Shoprite and Checkers.
OLA Unilever Mobile Deals
To get discount coupons on any OLA brand, visit the OLA Unilever Deals website and sign up for an online account using your cellphone number. You should then log into your account to look for daily deals. Enter a coupon from a store that you are shopping at, and claim your discount on an OLA product that is on promotional offer. An SMS containing a coupon code will be sent to your mobile phone, and you should visit the store to get a discount. For example, if you see a discount deal for Magnum Ice Cream on Pick n Pay stores, grab the deal and Unilever will send a promotional code to your mobile number. Go to Pick n Pay and claim a discount on the product.
Ola Ice Cream Factory Shops
The following are physical addresses of ice cream factories and distributors in South Africa:
Ackermans is a popular fashion store for cheap clothing, footwear and accessories. Ackermans stores are found all over South Africa and they are always packed with shoppers looking for bargains. It is the place to go if you are on a tight budget and you need some affordable clothing to push you through the season.
You are already getting a bargain if you shop at Ackermans because it’s one of the cheapest stores that you can find, in the same league as PEP stores. To get even more bargains, you should join the Ackermans competition. There are at least nine Ackermans competitions that you can participate in and they are listed below:
This is a fashion design contest for young people between 9 and 15 years. Two winners will be selected and they are supposed to prevail through the three qualifying rounds, running from the beginning of September to August of the following year, so the contest runs for nearly a year. A male and female will be chosen as winning participants.
The competition is open to South Africans, and only one entry per participant is allowed. A guardian or parent is required to supervise and represent the teenage participants, from signing up for the competition using an email address and submitting the entries.
The first round will run for a month from the beginning of September, and it is open to every teenager who wishes to participate. A lot of entries will be received at this stage. In order to participate, the teenager has to request the help of his / her guardian to create a unique email address which will be used to sign up on the Ackermans online store. After signing up as a member of Ackermans store, you have to fill in an entry form for the Style Squad competition.
When filling in the entry form, you are required to submit your photo as well. It should be less than 2MB in size, JPEG or GIF. Participants should be fluent or at least literate in the English language.
Based on the creativity of the submissions, 50 participants will be chosen for the second round.
The second round begins on 1 November. The second round of the Fashion Design competition is the semi-final stage where 50 participants, 25 boys and 25 girls will be tasked to demonstrate their creative potential. Participants will receive design materials (stationery etc) to be used in the competition. This will be sent to the semi-finalists along with instructions to submit your designs.
The judges will pick 20 finalists from this group, consisting of 10 boys and 10 girls. Winners of the second round will be announced at the beginning of December.
The final round will commence in early January of the New Year. It will pit 20 finalists emerging from the second round against each other. This is the stage where 2 winners (a boy and girl) will be selected. Each of the 20 participants will receive design materials from the Ackermans team for creating and submitting entries.
Winners will be announced after the closing date for entries, as from 13 June to 1 August.
The 20 participants reaching the finals will each get a prize consisting of a tablet with 2GB of free data valid for six months, 5 Ackermans vouchers worth R380, being featured on the Ackermans website Style Squad list and an email address.
Being a finalist also allows you to participate in the final draw where you have a chance of winning R10,000 in cash prize, R10,000 in educational policy, R5,000 for your school as well as the opportunity to be a part of the Ackermans Fashion Design team. By joining the Ackermans Design team, you will be required to produce your own fashion designs and ranges, which will be displayed and offered for sale in Ackermans stores.
A lengthy period of participation spanning 6 months is expected from finalists. As a finalist, you will be required to participate in the following activities for the duration of the competition:
The finalists will be required to complete activities online via the tablets that are given to them for reaching the final stage.
The finalists are required to complete at least 4 activities for the duration of the competition
Every month there will be an activity that you are supposed to complete.
Finalists will be required to perform as virtual fashion models. In this case, Ackermans will give vouchers to all finalists and they have to buy fashion items from the store for modelling.
Finalists shall wear the fashion items and take pictures of themselves, including their designs. The pictures shall be uploaded via the tablet on the Ackermans competition page. Pictures should be less than 2MB in size, and must be JPEG or GIF.
The participant’s performance will be based on the monthly activities outlined above, and two winners will be selected for the grand prize which includes the following:
The Grand Prize winner will join Ackermans stores as a Fashion Designer. The winner’s designs (summer and winter wear) will be displayed in Ackermans stores.
The Grand Prize winner will attend photoshoots to showcase their designs for winter and summer wear.
Accompanied by a guardian, the winner will make a trip to Cape Town to visit the Ackermans Headquarters. Here, the winner will work with Ackermans staff to put final touches on their fashion designs and ranges. After collaborating with the Ackermans in-house fashion team to produce the final design, the winner will be required to attend a photoshoot to showcase their Winter and Summer collections on separate occasions. In addition, the winner will be featured on the Ackermans website as a Style Squad winner.
Ackermans will make arrangements for winners who do not stay in Cape Town. The company will pay for flights, transport, meals and accommodation for the winner and his / her guardian.
Win Ackermans Magazine Voucher
This competition is open to members of the Ackermans A Rewards club. South Africans are eligible to participate. Winners get an Ackermans magazine voucher.
Get R100 on your Ackermans Card
If you have an Ackermans Store Card, you can use it to your advantage by participating in rewards promotions. To enter the competition, simply buy items with a minimum value of R350 from Ackermans stores and you will get R100 on your card. Dial the competition code on your mobile phone and follow the instructions to enter the competition. This promotional offer usually takes place in February and March.
Win R2000 in Airtime
The Ackermans Customer Satisfaction Survey gives you a chance to win R2000 in free airtime. To enter the competition, you have to participate in the survey. Dial *130*602# on your mobile phone to participate in the survey. Complete the questions, fill in your details and submit. You will receive a notification telling you that you have successfully entered the competition.
Alternatively, you can join the competition by texting the words ‘MySay’ to 33722 on your mobile phone. This is a monthly competition, which runs from February to the end of June. Lucky participants will win a R2000 airtime voucher or alternatively a R2000 voucher by Ackermans stores.
Get 500 Pulas on your Ackermans Card
This offer is open to residents in Botswana. It applies to first-time purchasers who apply for an Ackermans store card. To qualify for this offer, you have to buy items equivalent to 500 points or more at Ackermans. You should submit your card application during the promotional period which takes place in February and March.
Tag a Friend and Win Facebook Competition
In this competition, you have to tag a friend on a post published by Ackermans on their Facebook Page. Under the competition post, tag a friend in the comments section. After the two month promotional period running from February to March, the sponsors will chose 4 winners, who will each receive an A601 ZTE Blade. The same prize will also be given to the winners’ tagged friends. All winners will receive a Facebook Message telling them that they have won a prize.
Valentine’s Day Facebook Competition – Win a Hamper
This is a competition for Valentines season. To enter the competition, you have to join the Ackermans Facebook Page and submit a comment under the contest post, following the given instructions. There are five prizes to be won, and each winner will get a hamper worth R100. This promotion takes place between 14 and 20 February.
Ingrams Facebook Competition – Win a Hamper
This is a competition to celebrate Valentine’s Day. To enter the competition, you have to like the Ackermans Facebook Page and under the contest post, you have to post a picture of yourself holding an Ingrams product. Five winners will be chosen and each winner will get an Ingrams hamper, which will be sent by courier.
The Shoprite Group owns Checkers stores in South Africa and other countries in Southern Africa. The majority of people prefer to shop at Shoprite supermarkets rather than Checkers stores because the prices are much more affordable. If you need richer and better supplies, or a bunch of fresh goods, you will have to visit Checkers, although the prices are slightly higher.
By participating in a Shoprite Checkers competition, you can win a car, shopping vouchers or a supply of brand products from the shops. From September towards the end of the year, you can find a lot of competitions to join, including the New Year.
Besides the opportunity to win a car each year, Shoprite also runs the biggest competition of all – the “Class Of” competition where more than R5 million in school fees has already been won and shared between hundreds of learners in various schools across South Africa.
Shoprite Win a Car Competition
This is a competition that many people are looking forward to because the prize is a vehicle. It’s not only one vehicle, but 150 cars will be won by lucky participants. Various hatchback and compact models from VW, Toyota, Nissan, KIA, Honda etc are up for grabs. You may win a VW Up in one year, the following year might be a KIA Rio hatchback or Opel Corsa bakkie. There is no better way to celebrate the festive season than winning a new car.
In 2016, Shoprite had 150 VW Up hatchbacks for competition winners. The competition started on the 28th of November and culminated on 24 December. Between this period, 150 lucky winners were chosen on daily basis.
To enter the car competition, you simply have to buy items worth at least R100 from any Shoprite or Checkers supermarket. Alternatively, you can also buy any participating brand listed below. Buying items valued at R100 plus any participating product will enable you to enter the competition twice. After purchasing the items, you should write your name and cellphone number on the receipt. Drop the receipt in the competition box inside the store. Alternatively, you can enter the competition via your mobile phone. Dial the USSD code on the receipt. If you meet the requirements, you will receive an instant mobile notification advising you of a successful entry. Participants can enter the competition as many times as they can, but entries are limited to only two per day.
List of Participating Brands
Crosse & Blackwell
Sunlight (Powders Handwash and Auto/Dishwash Liquids and other HHC Lines included under the Sunlight brand)
Omo Powders Handwash and Auto
Surf Powders Handwash and Auto
Nestle Quality Streets
Ultramel Custard 1L
Nutriday Smooth Yoghurt – 6 x 100g Smooth
Win Shoprite Vouchers
Shoppers may participate in the Shoprite Voucher competition which is held around the end of September each year. Brands will give away a supply of products to winners, including vouchers to spend on selected products.
Win School Fees Voucher (Essay/Drawing Competition)
The Shoprite “Class Of” competition comes with the biggest prize valued at R5 million, that has to be shared between 420 lucky students around the country.
To enter the competition, you have to be a learner at a Primary, Secondary or High school. Learners in grades 1 to 12 are eligible to participate. Participants are required to write an essay or draw a picture of what they aspire to be when they grow up. Basically, the learner has to write about his or her future goals and ambitions in adult life.
As an example, some of the winners of the Shoprite Class of 2016 competition are Aaron Nzenzo, Levontai Prince and Thaakira Baradien who want to be a president, surgeon and teacher respectively.
There are more than 420 winners overall, so you have a chance at claiming a prize if your essay or drawing is creative, imaginative and impressive to the adjudication panel.
Parents should be eager to see their children participating in this competition because it’s an opportunity to get free tuition for your kids. Imagine spending a year without worrying about school fees. You will save a lot of money and you can have peace of mind knowing that your kid will not be sent away because of non-payment.
Every learner who is interested in joining this competition, should download entry forms on the Shoprite store or you can visit your nearest store to get the forms.
OK Stores is one of the largest retailers in South Africa where consumers can buy food, groceries, furniture, home appliances and liquor. The OK Foods division has several stores around the country and it runs special promotions and competitions on a weekly basis. The major competitions are published on the OK Foods online store, and winners are announced every month. There are competitions from January to December where grand prizes such as Bakkies and over R600,000 of shopping vouchers are won.
Most of the times, the only requirement to enter an OK Competition is buying qualifying products which allow you to participate in the draw. If you already shop at OK, then you always enquire from the cashiers or shopping assistants if there is any competition. They will probably give you some promotional leaflets or banners, which you can read through to find some items which you can buy to enter the competition.
The following are some of the OK Competitions that you can join. To keep updated on current promotions, you should join the OK Facebook Page and read the store news blog.
Win R500,000 Shopping Vouchers – Big OK Price Freeze
This is the biggest overall amount that is awarded in any OK Foods competition. This annual competition is designed to reward as many people as possible for shopping at OK. The big prize is shared among South African contestants and each winning participant will get an OK shopping voucher. The prize cannot be converted into cash, but you can only use your voucher to shop at any OK store nationwide.
The R500,000 OK Voucher contest, also known as the “Big OK Price Freeze”, starts early in the year and the deadline for entries is 2 August. So basically, you have more than 7 months to enter the competition. Just make sure that you enter as many times as you can to increase your chances of winning a prize. Whenever you are doing your weekly shopping or filling up your trolley, include items that will allow you to participate in the contest. Keep all your receipts because they might be needed as proof of entry to claim your prize.
Joining the OK Voucher competition requires a few steps. When you reach the Point of Sale machine in any OK shop, the cashier will scan your items and a unique contest entry number will be indicated on your receipt if there are qualifying goods in your basket. You have to dial up the entry number on your cellphone and you will receive instructions and confirmation. Instead of dialling up the entry number, you can send a text message to the dialling code that is indicated on the till slip.
Holders of the OK Loyalty Card have automatic entry to OK Foods competitions. They don’t need to go through the hassles of buying participating products and sending entry codes. If you want to receive such benefits, you have to join the OK Loyalty program.
OK Facebook Page Competitions – Win R1,000 Shopping Voucher Every Week
As part of seasonal competitions, OK also runs competitions on Facebook. Facebook contests increase the number of fans and followers. Every week, shopping vouchers worth R1,000 are awarded to 4 winning participants. If you are on Facebook like most people, you should definitely never miss a chance to participate because the entry requirements are often as easy as being one of the first people to leave a comment on a post, in response to a quiz posted by Administrators.
OK Win a Bakkie Competition
This is one of the most popular competitions that OK shoppers are eager to join. The prize is big and it’s probably the biggest prize that you can win in any OK competition. Up for grabs is a Bakkie. A bakkie is a small and tough utility car which is shaped like a pick-up truck for carrying goods in back space. The reason why people love bakkies is that they are affordable utility vehicles which are good for transporting big items such as fridges, beds, tables and other bulky goods. A bakkie doesn’t look like a regular truck, but it is small and shaped like a car for attraction. It’s a lightweight and versatile low-rider that can fit any occasion.
In 2016, a total of 16 Nissan NP200 bakkies were up for winning in the OK end of year Christmas competition. You have to wait until October to enter this competition and by 27 December, entries will be closed.
The competition is open to residents of South Africa or Namibia. To enter the competition, you must meet the following requirements:
Be a resident of South Africa or Namibia.
Buy a selected product from OK supermarket that allows you to enter the competition. A list of participating products is published by OK. You should download the list and see which items you can buy. There are at least 42 items on the list and most of them are basic household consumables which you buy on a regular basis.
Pay at the till and write your name, postal address and phone number on the receipt. Drop the receipt in the entry box provided in the store. Instead of writing your details on the receipt, you can ask for an entry form on which you are required to write the invoice number on your receipt.
Participants must have a bank account with a South African bank.
To enter the competition as many times as you can, you have to purchase items on separate receipts, but make sure that each receipt includes the participating product.
Entries should be dropped at OK Foods stores or supermarkets. (OK Furniture and OK Enjoy are excluded from this competition.)
The approximate date for announcing winners is towards the end of February after New Year. Check the winners on the OK Foods website on 27 February.
If you have been announced as a winner, you must visit the OK store where you dropped your entry form or receipt. Talk to the staff and they will tell you the date for collecting your prize.
The bakkie cannot be converted into a cash prize.
OK Easter Competition – Win R2,000 Vouchers
Easter is a Christian holiday where believers commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus and his subsequent rise from death. It is also a national holiday which allows people to take a break from work and spend time with loved ones or visit places.
By participating in the OK Easter Surprises competition, you can walk away with OK vouchers valued at R2,000 to give to your loved ones. Sixteen winners are chosen for this prize.
Win a Cooler Box in the OK Liquor Competition
Do you enjoy drinking alcohol on your weekly outings? Why not take a break from visiting your local pub or bar for a change, and step into an OK Liquor shop to buy your favourite brandy? In the OK Liquor promotion, you can win a cooler box on display. All you need to do is buy a participating product. Products that have been promoted in the past include the 5 Year and 10 Year KWV brandy.
CarMag is one of the top car magazines in South Africa. It is the go-to-place to check the latest car models released by auto makers. You will find valuable reviews on a range of cars from BMW to Toyota or Audi to Volvo. Whether you are looking to buy a SUV, sedan, sports car, hatchback, 4-wheel drive, 2-wheel drive or AWD, you should first watch a test drive on CarMag or even book a road test on a model of your choice.
CarMag is a shopping guide for vehicle purchasers, allowing you to get prices and specifications on all the latest models, including the best cars to buy based on a number of criteria. It can be difficult to choose a car, and CarMag avails all the necessary information to come to an informed decision. While you are subscribed to the car magazine, you will get the latest news and trends in the automotive industry, including events and motor shows around the world, starting with South Africa.
The best thing that can happen to a CarMag reader is not only getting the best purchase in the car market, but there is an opportunity to win a prize while you are reading a monthly copy of your magazine. The CarMag competition gives you a chance to win a dream car e.g. a Toyota Fortuner worth R454,000 or a Mercedes Benz C-Class Cabriolet. If a car is not one of the prizes on offer, you have a chance to win other equally attractive prizes such as a ticket to a Motor Show, a trip to Dubai, a trip to F1 Grand Prix, gift boxes, holiday vacation, Smartphone or brand new premium Yokohama tyres. This is just an example of prizes that you can win among the more than 60 competitions that CarMag has hosted in the past.
Let’s take a look at some of these competitions:
Win a Ticket to Cape Town Motor Show
Provided that there is a motor show in the New Year calendar, you can be one of 10 people that will be lucky enough to win a ticket to the Cape Town Motor Show. This gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the unveiling of new cars on the market. You will be able to watch new vehicles in action and even get a test drive. Who knows, you may love what you see and go home driving after paying an initial deposit. Tickets to CT Motor Show are only R200, but this is a big sum of money to some people. By entering this competition, you will save R200. The ticket is for two people, so you can choose somebody to go with.
Win a Ticket to Johannesburg International Motor Show
This gives you a chance to attend the Johannesburg Motor Show, but you also get a cash prize and one year subscription to CAR magazine.
Win a Movie Ticket
Who doesn’t love going to a Movie Theatre? Of course, modern technology has blessed us with home theatres for personal entertainment. If you have an LCD flat screen or laptop, all you need to do is insert a flash drive and you will be watching movies all day, without leaving the doorstep. But it gets boring with time. Who wants to spend all day locked up in a dark room alone?
Even though Movie Theatres or Cinema Houses are old fashioned, it never gets old to go out once in a while to watch an interesting movie with others. The experience of a packed house while watching a blockbuster movie is simple unbeatable. It’s an opportunity to satisfy the need for mingling with the crowd, and feel like a social human being.
CarMag offers readers a chance to win a ticket to a movie. It’s a double ticket for two people, and 75 prizes are offer. Depending on the competition, you might win a movie ticket to a theatre in Cape Gate mall, Gateway Mall or Mall of Africa. All winners will be served with cool drinks and popcorn during the movie. For a good viewing experience, each person gets some cinema glasses to put on.
Win a Car Book
If you love reading CarMag, then you are already a bookworm. The difference is that you are reading a topic that you are passionate about. If you love cars, then it’s more likely that you would love to read real stories of car drivers, racing tales, championship journeys and behind the scenes incidents.
One of the best books that you might want to read as a car racing fan or car enthusiast is Behind The Chequered Flag, by Henry Schultz. By joining the CarMag competition, you will get a chance of owning this book, and save R675 in the process. Three winners will be selected from the draw.
Win a Trip to Dubai
Dubai is one of top tourist destinations in the world. Everybody who has visited the place or seen pictures on TV or internet will tell you that it’s a beautiful city, which also happens to host the world’s tallest building, the magnificent Burj Khalifa. The 830 metres high tower which hosts offices and hotel rooms is a marvel to watch. You can actually climb to the highest floors and watch the wide cityscape. For those who love astronomy, there is a telescope that allows you watch distant stars at night. Dubai is the residence of the rich, architectural splendour and modern affluence.
You can win a trip to Dubai by participating in the CarMag competition. The total value includes air tickets, meals, accommodation and expenses for two people.
Win a Car
One of the perks of watching the CarMag competitions page is that you can find opportunities to win a car, it might be a Toyota Fortuner, Mercedes Benz C-Class Cabriolet or any type of model. Winning a car is the best experience you can ever have because you will be the owner of the car for a long time. Holidays and cash prizes vanish within a few days but a car is for the long haul.
Win a Holiday at a Resort
Most people love holidays but holidaying can be costly if you don’t plan well. That’s why a lot of people in the low and middle income groups opt for cheap holidays. You now have a chance to get a dream holiday by entering a CarMag contest. All expenses are paid by the promoter, including selected meals. You might win a holiday to a lodge, game park or hotel resort. The holiday is for two people, so you should invite a friend or partner to join you.
Win a Smartphone
It’s exciting to win a good looking Smartphone that you would have saved money to buy. In the CarMag contest, you can win an LG G5, Samsung Galaxy or other high end touchscreen. If you have an old model, winning the latest touchscreen is like an upgrade.
Win Yokohama Tyres
This is a prize that fits the car magazine niche. If you would like to win tyres from brand names such as Yokohama, Hankook, Firestone and Goodyear, then you will be happy to join the tyre competition.
CarMag 60 Years Anniversay Competition
Daily prizes will be dished out on CarMag’s 60th birthday. There is an assortment of prizes to be won each day from the 1st of February to the end of the month. Already, winners have been announced for a Shelby fashion hamper worth R2000, CCTV system, Nutribullet blender, Xbox 360 combo and Kyalami book among others.
Nestle is a producer of condensed milk, powdered milk, infant formulas, dairy products, cereals, chocolates, coffee, drinks and other high energy healthy food stuffs . No breakfast is complete without Nestle. Your favourite Cremora, Nespray milk, Ricoffy and Milo that you enjoy each morning are some of the common products on South African shelves produced by Nestle. Thanks to Nestle management, you can enjoy these nice foodstuffs and at the same time partake in competitions and promotions that help you save money.
There are at least 7 competitions that you can join in South Africa. You can check the details on the company’s website or in local advertisements, either in print media, TV and radio. Depending on the Nestle competition you are participating in, lucky winners will get up to R10,000 in cash prize or win the latest Samsung Galaxy Tablet, airtime, shopping vouchers, holiday getaways and travel rewards.
Here are some of the competitions to join:
Nespray Everyday Good Habits Competition
Sponsored by Nestle South Africa Pty Ltd, this competition runs for at least 2 months from the beginning of the year.
Be a South African resident or citizen in possession of a South African ID
There are no minimum age requirements, but if you are under 18 years old, you will need the permission of your parents to participate in the competition as well as claiming the prize.
Submit your entry during promotional period, before the deadline.
The prizes to be won may vary depending on your selection. However, you can be assured that one of the following three options will be awarded to winners:
Win School in a Box Package (Samsung Galaxy Tab)
This prize is given to the first group of 50 winners who are selected in the draw. The School in a Box package contains a Samsung Galaxy Tab, 16GB micro SD card, keyboard cover, ear buds, screen protector, solar panel by Diamond World and tablet case. There are 50 packages to be won in the South Africa competition, so you have 50 lucky people waiting to claim their prizes.
Win R10,000 Cash Prize
This prize is for the second group of 50 winners who are selected in the second draw. Nestle will award a R500,000 cash prize to be shared among 50 winners, so each winner will get R10,000 in cash prize.
Win R1,000 Airtime
If you have not been selected for the School in a Box package or R10,000 cash prizes, then you will fall in the third group of randomly selected participants. This group is will win FREE airtime to the value of R50,000. Each person will get R1,000 in airtime.
To enter the competition, you must do the following:
Buy a NESPRAY or NESPRAY Tummy pack
On your cellphone, enter the following digits and call *120*304050#
Answer the resulting questions, and enter the required information e.g. barcode on your NESPRAY package, ID and other personal details. Upon finishing this process, you will be accepted as a participant.
You can buy the NESPRAY products any store.
Each USSD (cellphone) entry is charged 20c per 20 seconds session.
To prevent fraud, you have to use your own cellphone that is registered in your name by the network provider. This is an important requirement. Using a phone other than your own will lead to disqualification and your prize will be forfeited by the sponsors.
The cellphone number that you use to enter the competition is the same number that will be used for all communication purposes, including contacting you, identifying you and awarding the prize. Make sure that your cellphone number is always reachable during working hours.
You are not allowed to use different numbers to enter the competition.
Using the same number, you can enter the competition multiple times, but you have to buy a NESPRAY pack each time.
You might be asked to produce your NESPRAY packs and receipt as proof of purchase, so keep your packs. Do not throw them away.
Winners will be contacted via the cellphone number used in entering the competition. The participant will be required to provide further details to prove his or her eligibility.
2017 Nestle Competition – Opening Date: 16 January, Closing Date: 9 April, Draw Date: 18 April
Nestle MILO Back to School Competition
This competition runs for at least one and half months starting somewhere in the middle of January.
Be a South African citizen or resident in possession of a South African ID, Drivers License or Passport.
Be at least 18 years old
This competition involves three types of prizes to be won by randomly selected participants in each group.
Win R2,000 Sportsmans Warehouse Vouchers:
The first group of selected winners will each get a shopping voucher. A Sportsmans Warehouse voucher worth R2,000 will be given to 42 winners. Sportmans Warehouse is a popular retailer of sportswear, apparel and sporting equipment. The winner has 24 hours to claim the prize and is required to bring the store receipt of a MILO pack that they used to enter the competition. Failure to provide the receipt or MILO pack will result in the prize being forfeited. No more than one person from the same household may claim the prize.
Win Prepaid Airtime Voucher:
In this category, you stand a chance to win AIRTIME prepaid to your account if you have an MTN, Vodacom, Cell C, Virgin Mobile or 8TA number. A whopping 2100 prizes are available to be won. To redeem the prize, you must have a prepaid number. The prize cannot be redeemed on a contract account, so you have to find or buy an alternative number to redeem your airtime. The amount of airtime won will be revealed to winners via an SMS notification, and credited to your account instantly. The airtime should be used within the 90-day validity period.
The number used to enter the competition is the same number that will be credited with Airtime won by the participant.
Win ABSA Cash Prize:
A total of 680 winners in this group will get a cash prize from ABSA. Each winner will receive an SMS from TMARC and ABSA, with PIN numbers, withdrawal amounts and instructions to withdraw the money from an ABSA ATM.
To enter the competition, you must:
Buy a MILO pack
On your cellphone, enter the following digits and call *120*6652*WXYZ# where WXYZ are the last four digits of barcode on your MILO pack.
Answer the resulting questions, and enter the required information e.g. barcode on your MILO package, ID and other personal details. Upon finishing this process, you will be accepted as a participant.
Nestle MAGGI 2 Minute Noodle Back To School Competition
This competition runs for about a month, from the end of December to the beginning of February.
There are 100 prizes to be won. Winners get a Samsung School in a Box Essential Education Kit worth R2, 999.00. This kit contains a Samsung 7 tablet, 16 GB micro SD card, keyboard case, screen protector, earbuds by Danny K, solar panel and insurance cover for accidental damage to the screen.
To enter the competition, participants must:
Buy a pack of 73g MAGGI 2-Minute Instant Noodles or a 5 PACK package
On your cellphone, enter the following digits and call *120*11122#
Enter the last four digits of barcode on your MAGGI pack.
Answer the resulting questions, and enter the required information e.g. barcode on your MAGGI package, ID and other personal details. Upon finishing this process, you will be accepted as a participant.
Nestle NESCAFE Ricoffy Competition
This competition runs for approximately one month, from the beginning of December to the beginning of January in the following year.
Participants can win prizes in any of the following contests:
Win R500 Spar Voucher – 100 prizes are available. Each winner will get a R500 voucher to shop at SPAR supermarket.
Win R10,000 Cash Prize for Educational Institution – This prize will be given to a school, college or learning institution that you wish to donate to. A total of 5 prizes are available.
To enter this competition, you must:
Buy a 750g Nescafe Ricoffy or box of Nescafe Ricoffy with 3 containers
On your cellphone, enter the following digits and call *120*5676#
Enter the last four digits of barcode on your NESCAFE Ricoffy pack.
Answer the resulting questions, and enter the required information e.g. barcode on your NESCAFE Ricoffy package, ID and other personal details. Upon finishing this process, you will be accepted as a participant.
Nestle MILO Cereal Consumer Competition
This competition runs from the beginning of October to the end of December of the same year.
Participants can win prizes in any of the following contests:
Win a Travel Voucher
This promotion gives you a chance to win a travel voucher. These are travel rewards in the form of holiday trips, hotel stays and vacations. A total of 3 prizes are available. Each lucky winner will get a travel reward worth R30,000.00.
The prize is valid for one year, and within this period, the winner must book a vacation or trip via a selected travel agency that is approved by Nestle. Failure to book a trip within the validity period will result in the prize being withdrawn from the winner.
Win R150 Cash Prize Daily
In this daily competition, a prize of R150.00 will be given to the winner. A total of 920 prizes will be won.
Win R500 Cash Prize Weekly
In this weekly competition, a prize of R500.00 will be given to the winner. A total of 65 prizes will be won.
To enter this competition, you must:
Buy a NESTLE MILO product
On your cellphone, enter the following digits and dial *120*2676#WXYZ# where WXYZ is the barcode of the NESTLE product.
Enter the last four digits of barcode.
Answer the resulting questions, and enter the required information e.g. barcode on your product, ID and other personal details. Upon finishing this process, you will be accepted as a participant.
NESTLE KLIM Competition
This competition runs from the beginning of October to the end of December of the same year.
Participants can win prizes in any of the following contests:
Win R5.00 Airtime
In this competition, 10,000 people will have a chance to win an Airtime Voucher worth R5.00
Win R100,000 Cash Prize
In this competition, one person will have a chance to win a whopping R100,000.
Win R50,000 Community Prize
This prize will be given to a community of your choice in South Africa.
To enter this competition, you must:
Buy a pack of KLIM
On your cellphone, enter the following digits and dial *120*5546#
Enter the last four digits of barcode from your KLIM pack.
Answer the resulting questions, and enter the required information e.g. barcode on your KLIM product, ID and other personal details. Upon finishing this process, you will be accepted as a participant.
Please note that the prizes and rules for any Nestle competition is subject to change.For UPDATED details of the above-mentioned competitions, visit NESTLE
Media 24 owns News 24, a popular South African news site that publishes trending stories and headlines in South Africa, Southern Africa and around the world. You might be one of the people who visit the news site daily, but did you know that you can win prizes as well? You can find at least five competitions on the site with various prizes in the form of trips, holiday vacations, cars, books, gifts and cash prizes. Most of the time, a News 24 competition requires you to sign up as a subscriber on the site, and you should be in possession of a South African ID. Here are some of the competitions that you can participate in:
To keep updated on the latest competitions and promotions, you must sign up for the News24 newsletter, and visit the competitions page on a regular basis.
Win a Mercedes Benz
Believe it or not, but a Mercedes Benz C-Class Cabriolet is up for grabs on News24 in the Watch and Win competition. To win this luxurious and innovative car that many can only dream of, you have to do a simple thing. News24 requires you to read recommendations by Beautiful News on their site. These are sponsored stories which appear at the end of each news post or article. According to News24, you have to click through on a sponsored story and watch a video. You should then fill in a questionnaire and submit the form to complete your entry. You can enter the competition as many times as you can by watching a new video on sponsored articles.
R1,000 Monthly Draw
This competition is run on Health 24. To enter this competition, you have to sign up for email updates on health tips. Cash prizes of R1,000 are given to lucky winners every month.
R5,000 Shopping Voucher
In this contest, participants are required to take an insurance survey, and they will enter a draw to win a R5000 shopping voucher from Takealot. Takealot is a popular online store with millions of products. The online retailer has won two ecommerce awards in South Africa. Just like Amazon, you can buy items online and the store will deliver them at your residential address. With R5000, there is a lot that you can buy. The competition is run by Media24, entries are open for almost two months, and winners are announced on News24 social media accounts. Winners will be contacted via email or telephone, and you should like the News24 Facebook and Twitter pages to keep in touch with updates.
The deadline for the 2017 insurance survey competition is 11 March. To be eligible for this competition, you must be over 18 years, and be a South African resident. To enter the competition, you must take an insurance survey on News24.
Previous competitions that have been held by News24 include the 100 Ways R100K, City Press Weekly Keyword competition, the ATKV holiday giveaway and Leisure Books reading hamper.
City Press Weekly Competition – Win a Trip
In one of the City Press weekly competitions, you can win a trip to a football match in Europe. In 2015, winners of the City Press Weekly Keyword competition had an opportunity to fly to the UK to watch Manchester United at Old Trafford. The prize covers expenses for two, so the winner has to choose somebody to go with on the trip. The package includes airfare, accommodation, daily breakfast, road shuttles, tickets to the game, insurance cover, general support and a R10,000 allowance to be spent by the partners as needed.
Make sure that your travelling documents (passports) are ready and in order because the competition sponsors are not responsible for any costs related to processing and securing your passport or VISA. Extra expenses that are not covered in the package will be your responsibility, for example if you opt to live in alternative accommodation, visit places of entertainment, restaurants, clubs and bars, you will pay the bills out of your own pocket. This also includes phone calls and meals that are not included in the package.
When you come back to South Africa, you will have something to remind you of this trip and show friends – some genuine Manchester United memorabilia for the trip winners.
ATKV Easter Holiday Competition
Would you like to stay in a chalet or caravan park for two days? In this competition, people who book a room at ATKV resorts during the promotional period (4 months) will get a chance to win a free Easter holiday over the weekend. You don’t have to worry about food because braai meat and drinks will be available at no cost to you and your companions. Accommodation is free. If you are a frequent traveller or vacation goer who books accommodation at holiday resorts, you should take advantage of this opportunity.
Win a Book Hamper
Are you a book worm or somebody who likes visiting the book club or library on a weekend? If so, then Leisure Books, a well known South African book club has something for you. Join Leisure Books club and start checking out thousands of books like a kid in a candy shop. Member benefits include discounts on books and magazines, but you can also join the competition to win a book hamper worth R1,500.
Even if you don’t win the R1,500 hamper, you can win in other ways. Leisure Books has lots of offers in various categories for adult and kids entertainment. You can save as much as 50% on various items sold in the bookstore.
When you enter the competition, you will get a colourful catalogue that is packed with deals and offers on a wide range of books.
Media 24 Competitions
Media24 is the company behind some of these competitions. Media 24 may run a competition in conjunction with another partner, for example the Weekly Keyword competition was sponsored by General Motors. External competitions may also be featured on News24 and other sites, for example the ATKV Resorts competition.
Media 24 also maintains 10 print magazines and at least 19 local newspapers, among them City Press, Daily Sun, Drum, You and Fair Lady. Five of the local newspaper publications are free.