We’ve really embraced Christmas at the Union this year in a big way. With endless decorations (just look at The Bridge counter), Christmas carols in the office on repeat and quizzes circulating our desks, we just can’t get enough. But to really push the boat out, last week we held our 12 Days of Christmas BIG Giveaway. With 12 incredible prizes up for grabs, our members had the opportunity to take part in challenges and activities for a chance to win.

🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 1Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

On the first day of the Giveaway, we gave you the chance to win a John Lewis hamperΒ filled with goodies worth Β£25!Β All you have to do was to join and share our Facebook eventΒ and retweet this tweetΒ @Union_Soton to double your chances of getting the first prize.

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Marcus Bull was the lucky winner:

🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 2Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

Did you know that our best-selling item in The Shop is our pain au chocolat, so to celebrate this much-loved treat, on Day 2 of the Giveaway we were offering you the chance to win a pastry (pain au chocolat or croissant) every day during your second semester. The 500th customer got to take away the prize, which was Emma Paull.

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🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 3Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

On Day 3, we celebrated our sportspeople, by offering 2 Varsity 2017 tickets for the Woman or Man of the match at any of the day’s Team Southampton or Intramural winning matches (either home or away). We had some deserving entries, but Alex Loveridge took home Woman of the March for her victory against Bristol at Squash.

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🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 4Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

We know how you love Karaoke atΒ The Stag’s, so we gave away 12 pints of beer at random to the students who signed-up to sing a song. We had an incredible 47 sign-ups, with our very own SUSUtv taking away the booze, which they’ll enjoy in the New Year for their rendition ofΒ Frozen’s Let It Go.

 

 

🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 5Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

Diana Holdsworth was the lucky winner of Day 5’s competition. To launch the first Senate, we were giving away a burger and milkshake in the Diner. All you had to do was submit your questions or feedback to You Make Change at www.unionsouthampton.org/you-make-change. Diana askedΒ β€˜Is the uni going to do anything to ensure that non local students (both current and new) won’t be affected by the new changes once implemented?’ – you can view our Full-Time Officers’ responses online.

🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 6Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch (or dinner!)’ – are you sure?! We proved this to be a myth, as we gave away a free meal worth Β£30. All you had to do was β€˜like’ The Bridge Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheBridgeSoton. Katie Stoddart was the luck winner, who’ll be picking up her prize after Christmas.

🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 7Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

Ellen BarkerΒ and her friends smashed Day 7’s giveaway. They won Domino’s for winningΒ The BridgeΒ Quiz and Curry. You can have a go yourself every Sunday.

🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 8Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

Day 8’s prize wasn’t claimed, so we’ll keep hold of the ticket for another time.

 

🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 9Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

To celebrate theΒ Grand Tour, we asked you to send us your selfies with a flash car via Twitter, tagging us @Union_Soton The most expensive car in the photo wins! Thomas Critchlow absolutely wiped the floor on Day 9, when he sent in a picture of himself with an Aston Martin DB10. Only 10 have ever been made, so the other entries unfortunately didn’t come close! He is now enjoying his Amazon Prime membership over the holidays.

🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 10Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

Hansin Patel took home a University of Southampton branded hoodie on Day 10 after taking part in our Snapchat scavenger hunt. After contacting him, Hansin kindly popped back in to have his photo taken wearing his prize3.

 

🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 11Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

There’s nothing like a food prize, so we offered you a Christmas dinner for free on Day 11.

All you had to do is send us your best Snapterpiece of Santa to our Snapchat @union_soton . We had some amazing entries, but we chose Andres’ effort, who drew a pretty awesome Santa:

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Here were the other great entries:

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🎁 πŸŽ„ DAY 12Β πŸŽ„ 🎁

Day 12 was the big one – we offered you the chance to win a Kindle! All you had to do was catch the cat!

We know you love a bit of Susu, so we got our very own Dan Varley to brave the heat and don the costume to become Susu once again. We went on a wild goose chase across Southampton including the airport, the Unilink buses and the Union – all you had to do was follow us via our photo clues on Snapchat @union_soton and be the first to catch the cat.

Mahmood was the lucky winner, who showed his commitment by following us the whole way on his bike!

Here is Mahmood posing with Susu, claiming his victory prize.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, we had a great time and we hope you did too. Enjoy your prizes and have an incredible Christmas!

#12DaysAtSoton