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Thailand 'Shopping is GREAT Britain' competition: how to enter

Shoppers in Thailand have the chance to win a trip to London, as well as other prizes by entering a competition.

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The competition is organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the British Embassy in Bangkok.

How to enter

You would need to spend a minimum of THB 1,500.00 in a single transaction at a participating store. You will be given an entry form and must complete the following sentence in 15 words or less:

I think British brands are GREAT because . . .

The completed entry form must be placed within the competition box in store. Multiple entries are allowed. All participants who complete the entry form will receive a 3-day pass to Fitness First.

The competition will close on 29 March and the winners would be announced on 27 April.

Main prize

The winner will win a 3 day trip to London, flying with British Airways and staying at the Lancaster London hotel. The main prize also includes £350 worth of Topshop vouchers, a session with a Topshop personal shopper and a 12 month membership with Fitness First.

Runner up prizes

There will be 369 runner up prizes. These include:

  • gym memberships with Fitness First
  • gift vouchers from the participating UK retailers
  • gift sets from Crabtree & Evelyn, Jo Malone, Heathcote & Ivory, Manuka Doctor and The Body Shop
  • hand bags from Paul’s Boutique, DAKS and Cath Kidson
  • shoes from Clarks and F-Troupe
  • baby toys from Mothercare
  • shirt sets from John Langford

Participating stores

The competition is supported by 36 UK brands, spanning 292 stores across Thailand. These include:

  • Accessorize
  • Boots Retail (Thailand)
  • British Airways
  • Burton Menswear London
  • Butterfly Twists
  • Cath Kidston
  • Clarks
  • Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Cullinan
  • DAKS
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • F-Troupe
  • Fitflop
  • Fitness First
  • Fred Perry
  • Harrods
  • Heathcote & Ivory
  • Illamasqua
  • Jo Malone
  • John Langford
  • Karen Millen
  • Kurt Geiger
  • Landmark Hotel
  • Lee Cooper
  • LSA
  • Manuka Doctor
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Miss Selfridge
  • Mothercare
  • Paul’s Boutique
  • Scholl
  • The Body Shop
  • Topshop
  • Topman
  • Truefitt & Hill
  • Wallis

Share with us

You can win additional prizes if you share with us your GREAT shopping photos on Instagram. Using the hashtag #UKshoppingTH, post a photo of what you have purchased from our participating stores and you could win more gift vouchers.

Terms and conditions

Please see our terms and conditions for more information

Thailand Shopping is GREAT Britain: competition T&Cs (PDF, 576KB, 18 pages)

Competition launch

The British Embassy launched the Shopping is GREAT competition in partnership with Central Group, British Airways, The Landmark London and Fitness First. The campaign will highlight Britain’s position at the cutting edge of international fashion and its reputation for trendsetting, innovation, design and creativity.

Shopping is GREAT competition launch

About the GREAT Britain campaign

The GREAT Britain campaign is the government’s most ambitious international marketing campaign ever. It showcases the very best of what Britain has to offer in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business with the UK. The campaign is currently active in over 144 countries.

Unifying the international growth promotion efforts of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), VisitBritain, British Council and Foreign & Commonwealth Office, GREAT aims to deliver significant and long-term increases in trade, tourism, education and inward investment in support of the UK Government’s prosperity and growth agenda.

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Published 4 March 2015