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.
24 web properties include:
- Media 24
- News 24
- Health 24
- Parent 24
- Property 24
- Careers 24