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:
Ackermans Style Squad Competition – Fashion Design Contest – Win a Tablet
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.