[Outside Tesco’s this afternoon, Pinotage and Sauvingnon Blanc in hand etc.]
I’m not sure why exactly, but I always like it when I see new Stormhoek photos on Flickr. Something kinda affirming about it.
So what the heck, I was thinking, Stormhoek is now doing a wee promotion at Tesco’s in UK, where a bottle is going for £3.99 [£1.00 off the usual £4.99], for the next week or two. So maybe there’s an opportunity to have some fun here.
Therefore, the first 500 people, aged 18 or over, who send me a pic of themselves in Tesco’s, holding a bottle of Stormhoek, will receive a £5.00 Tesco voucher from us, to cover the cost of the wine [N.B. These vouchers are not sponsored by Tesco’s. We’re covering the cost out of our own pocket].
And hey, you don’t even have to buy the wine if you don’t feel like it. You can spend the voucher on whatever you want. Nor do you have to blog it. Frankly, I’m more interested in the photos.
And to make it a bit more interesting, we’ll post our favorite pics on the Stormhoek blog, and each week we’ll send a complimentary case of wine to the person who took our favorite picture that week.
[AFTERTHOUGHT:] To get the ball rolling, I’ll send a case of Stormhoek [6 bottles] to the first six people who send in a photo [on condition that you’re over 18 years old, of course]. Again, you don’t even have to buy the wine, nor do you have to blog it.
[CAVEAT:] Though this promotion is in most Tesco stores, it isn’t in all of them. If your local Tesco doesn’t carry Stormhoek, apologies in advance. Drop me an e-mail if this happens and I’ll see what I can do. Thanks.
[P.S. For all you Wine Geeks:] The Stormhoek Pinotage that won the “Best Pinotage in The World” award last year is part of the promotion. Rock on.
This might turn out to be quite groovy, it might not. Whatever. Fail fast, fail often etc. But it’s a cool enough idea to make it worth a try. Feel free to send your photos to [email protected]. Thanks Again.
[UPDATE: Friday, 8th June:]
We have our first winner… Thanks, Wil!
[Wil’s Flickr pic is here.]
bugger i wish i lived near a tesco now 🙁 -I’ll go tomorrow but I’ll probably be too late
sigh, I wish I lived in the UK!
Suggest you stipulate that photos are taken outside the store thus ensuring that a sale has been achieved.
Or is that the evil bit?
We have no Tesco here, and no outlet for Stormhoek that I have found…
However, they have announced a Tesco to be built just 4 blocks from my office very shortly. We are all quite pleased and hoping they will have a large selection of wines in general, and offer Stormhoek in particular.
With any luck we will get you, Hugh, to come for the opening. You are very popular with Arizona bloggers.
Disagree, John. I don’t think people should have to pay buy it if they don’t want to.
Fair enough Hugh – was just clarifying the scheme in my head. Disrupting the Tesco wine department with photographers works for me!
The states miss out on another one of your fun promos. Too bad for US. Best wishes and continued success!
I found Stormhoek in a little pub in Barbican. It was off Chiswell street which isnt far from the tube station (walk through the large tunnel opposite the tube and keep going). I think it’s called St Pauls Tavern, having looked it up, but couldnt be sure. It’s a black fronted traditional type pub on the corner..good food too! Off to Tesco’s…
God Dammit…Stupid oceans.
Can you send it to the State of Wisconsin in the US
Damn! I’ll have to cross the pond! I do have one of your signed prints though …
I’m in 😉
Not fair Hugh!
Now I have to drive all the way to Tesco at Newbury!
………aaah well I need tuna for the cats and besides I can test my new W850i
Just back from Tesco so I’m in too 🙂
And finally after a two day hunt – I am in too!
Told the girlfriend about the idea, thought I was mad but we eventually did it!
Stormhoek Pinotage as art? Like it. And how come your Tesco has works of art in the car park? Not fair. I think Tesco at Newbury and Reading could do with a touch of culture.
Hugh, is Stormhoek on sale anywhere in Ireland – Tescos or otherwise ?
Thats Edinburgh for you, we spend money on art rather than the roads!
I was at Tesco first thing on Saturday. Posing with the bottle got some funny looks from other shoppers though…
Am I too late to join in guys? Hope not – I’m off to do my shoppng tomorrow morning at Tesco 🙂