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Subject Topic: Advent Calendar Christmas Giveaway 2023
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via mobile 24/12/2023 at 11:20pm
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Just want to say “thank you” to the UKCS folks for organising this. It’s nice when winners acknowledge their luck. Not all do.

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2024 = 0 sites. 2023 = 9 sites / 23 nights. 2022 = 13 / 35. 2021 = 11 / 29. 2020 = 4 / 20. 2019 = 13 / 35. 2018 = 20 / 33. 2017 = 10 / 22. 2016 = 19 / 33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


via mobile 24/12/2023 at 11:28pm
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Yes well done CampHQ and all sponsors!


25/12/2023 at 12:30pm
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Indeed, thanks UKCS for organising this and to all the sponsors too, and congratulations to all the winners!

DK

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* Apple The Campervan - A Van For Work, Rest And Play! *
- 2025 - ??? inc. FR & CH
- 2024 - 8/54 inc. FR & NL
- 2023 - 48 inc. FR
- 2022 - 49
- 2021 - 34
* Ex-tenter & solo female camper *
* Treat life events like a dog: If you can't eat it, play with it, or hump it, p1$$ on it and walk away! *


via mobile 26/12/2023 at 4:36am
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Quote: Originally posted by Fiona W on 24/12/2023
Just want to say “thank you” to the UKCS folks for organising this. It’s nice when winners acknowledge their luck. Not all do.



Well, that might be because they're unaware of this thread? I've contributed to UKCS message forums for years but this is the first time I've seem this thread (or one like it).


26/12/2023 at 11:19am
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Quote: Originally posted by lidds0 on 26/12/2023
Quote: Originally posted by Fiona W on 24/12/2023
Just want to say “thank you” to the UKCS folks for organising this. It’s nice when winners acknowledge their luck. Not all do.



Well, that might be because they're unaware of this thread? I've contributed to UKCS message forums for years but this is the first time I've seem this thread (or one like it).



Pretty sure I was aware of this thread in previous years, certainly for this year's competition from the get go, but really no excuse for the prize winners, a direct link to post is in the email notifying you of your win (I won a prize so got the email!), as instructed, to both confirm that the email was genuine AND give opportunity to comment/say thanks!

Always seems so mean spirited not to say thanks for such substantial prizes that have not cost you a bean to enter for ..... but then good manners and thoughtfulness seem only to exist with us dinosaurs these days!

Slightly off topic of prizes, but demonstration of modern rudeness, stood at bar in pub last Thursday, another old chap also waiting, barmaid approached me and asked what I'd like, I proffered that the other chap was there before me and should be served first, he said thanks but already being served, then commented that no one does that any more, it's everyone for themselves, then thanked me again for being considerate! Sad times.

Back to my prize, word has spread outside of UKC circles, and most folks think I'm a lucky beggar to win such a substantial prize AND for free entry, they appreciate it too, never occurred to me NOT to say thanks to all concerned in a post somewhere, and this post was ready made for the job.


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via mobile 27/12/2023 at 12:23am
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Quote: Originally posted by lidds0 on 26/12/2023
Quote: Originally posted by Fiona W on 24/12/2023
Just want to say “thank you” to the UKCS folks for organising this. It’s nice when winners acknowledge their luck. Not all do.



Well, that might be because they're unaware of this thread? I've contributed to UKCS message forums for years but this is the first time I've seem this thread (or one like it).



Well.
Winners are told by email that they’ve won. I know, having been in the lucky position a few years ago. I was politely asked to acknowledge my win on the forum and was happy to do so. Seems some winners do & some don’t, hence my comment. Webmaster posts the winner daily on this thread.
UKCS posts an invitation to sign up in order to take part to win (obviously); there’s a daily reminder each day.


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2024 = 0 sites. 2023 = 9 sites / 23 nights. 2022 = 13 / 35. 2021 = 11 / 29. 2020 = 4 / 20. 2019 = 13 / 35. 2018 = 20 / 33. 2017 = 10 / 22. 2016 = 19 / 33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


via mobile 27/12/2023 at 8:16am
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Site Nights 2024: 6
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Site Nights 2020: 36
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I think the Advent Calendar is a wonderful thing, win or lose, so to the prize contributors and especially the organisers, THANK YOU!


via mobile 27/12/2023 at 8:47am
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It is very mean spirited not to acknowledge a win.


via mobile 27/12/2023 at 10:09am
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I love the UKCampsite Advent Calendar, a bit of camping excitement during my non camping season.

Had I one one of the Cobb ovens I wouldn’t have needed to post here, you would have heard my shouts of glee throughout the land!

Happy New Year everyone, and happy camping until Advent Calendar’24!


27/12/2023 at 6:13pm
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Apologies for the delay in posting, I'd blame it on technical issues, but I'll be honest, it was just Christmas distractions

You will have seen the 24th Advent Calendar winner was drawn on Christmas morning, and the lucky winner was "Sonygeezer" - they won a set of HandiRack Inflatable Roof Bars (pictured)



HandiRack is the world's first inflatable roof rack. Simple to use, can carry loads of 80kg and creates less drag and noise than normal roof bars, and can be fitted and removed in just minutes



This prize was supplied by HandiWorld We have arranged an exclusive UKCampsite.co.uk Member Discount for their HandiHoldall soft car roof box, HandiRack inflatable roof rack and the CAMBA Moova multi-terrain sack truck - get 10% off Everything when quoting the code HWUKC at the checkout, and get free delivery on all orders over £50.00

The Christmas Day Star Prize was also drawn, and you've probably already checked out the winner on the Advent Calendar page, but we'll do an "offical post" shortly!

Cheers

Ian

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27/12/2023 at 6:23pm
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Star Prize Winner!

The Star Prize has been drawn, and and the lucky winner was "janetteM" - congratulations to them! They won the amazing Anker PowerHouse 555 Portable Power Station worth £919 RRP



The Anker PowerHouse 555 Portable Power Station is a compact, portable power station that is built for taking your adventure into the great outdoors, whether in your tent, caravan, campervan, or boat.



With a 1024Wh capacity and 1000 wattage, this PowerHouse is an ideal solution to power all your essential devices and appliances such as an electric grill, coffee maker, laptops and more. The 555 PowerHouse is equipped with 2 mains sockets, 3 high-speed USB-C ports (1 x 100W, 2 x 60W), 2 x USB-A ports, and a 12v car outlet.



Find out more about the full range of Anker Solar Generators and Solar Panels here

We hope you all had fun playing, and congratulations to the 25 winners!

None of this would be possible with the fantastic support of the sponsors of this year's Calendar, thank you so much to them

Thank you to our Advent Calendar Sponsors

This year we have multiple sponsors and thanks to their amazing generosity the daily prizes are bigger and better than ever. Every single day you could be winning prizes including a tent, awning, Cadac and Cobb BBQs, camping equipment, Iceytek coolboxes, Snowsocks, fabulous Duvalay mattress toppers and more!


UK based company OLPRO create top quality camping and caravanning products including tents, awnings, melamine, chemicals, sleeping bags, windbreaks, and much more
Tools and equipment specialists Machine Mart have 65 superstores nationwide, a dedicated mail order department and a 24 hour website
As seen on Dragon's Den, in the last 10 years Duvalay's memory foam mattress toppers and sleeping bags have become massively popular.
Set in over 20 acres of tranquil parkland in beautiful Dorset, South Lytchett Manor caravan and camping and Glamping park offers every modern facility in an idyllic location.
Military1st is a UK based online shop offering a huge selection of quality camping equipment, outdoor clothing and footwear, bushcraft equipment and accessories.
Towsure is one of the UK's leading leisure stores, with two camping superstores and a huge range of outdoor pursuit products, caravan equipment and towbars.
Coolboxes UK supply the legendary Icey-Tek range of cool boxes - from small weekend camping ice chest to a large coolers - which can stay cold for up to 10 days
Cobb UK - The Cobb is a portable lifestyle cooking system that allows you to grill, roast, bake, smoke, fry & more
The Roof Box Company - the UK's leading mail order supplier of car roof boxes, roof bars, Thule roof racks, bike racks and more.
CADAC - leading brand in BBQ's, camping cookers and other outdoor equipment.
Anker creates the world’s most innovative, eco-friendly power solutions for campervans, caravans, explorers, and off-grid life.


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via mobile 28/12/2023 at 10:22am
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I would like to say thank you for my prize look forward to the advent calendar every year and to win something was a real surprise.
Thank you

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Chilling out


28/12/2023 at 11:25am
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Well done to all the winners of 2023, and thank you to UKCS and the sponsors for the great prizes, roll on 2024!

DK

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* Apple The Campervan - A Van For Work, Rest And Play! *
- 2025 - ??? inc. FR & CH
- 2024 - 8/54 inc. FR & NL
- 2023 - 48 inc. FR
- 2022 - 49
- 2021 - 34
* Ex-tenter & solo female camper *
* Treat life events like a dog: If you can't eat it, play with it, or hump it, p1$$ on it and walk away! *



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