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The Buyagift £3 Challenge
In conjunction with The Trussell Trust!

Reckon you could give Jamie or Nigella a run for their money?
Would you like to help us raise some money for a leading UK Food Bank charity? We have just the thing...

Three Pound Challenge

Times have never been tougher than in recent years, and many of us have found ourselves needing to stretch the food budget to make it last. To show just how difficult it can be to feed our families on a limited budget, we have teamed up with leading food charity The Trussell Trust, to bring you the Buyagift £3 Challenge!

Between the 15th November and 15th December 2013, we will be asking you to prepare a delicious meal for a minimum of two people - without exceeding a tricky £3 budget.

The more creative you can be without overspending, the greater the chance you'll have of winning a delicious meal for two at a top London restaurant, a gourmet cooking lesson - and we'll also throw in a spa day for two. In support of the great work they do in the wider community, we will also be donating £600 to the Trussell Trust on behalf of the winner!

The Prizes

    The winning meal will receive:

  • A delicious meal for two at Marco Pierre Whites Steak House on London's King's Road
  • £600 from Buyagift.com, to donate to The Trussell Trust
  • A Relaxing Spa Day
  • Gourmet Cookery Lesson
Professional Cookery Lessons A Day of Pampering for Two Meal for 2 at Marco Pierre Whites £600 Donation from Buyagift

How Will The Competition Work?

  • The competition will run between November 15th - December 15th 2013
  • You'll need to purchase your ingredients and not exceed £3
  • You'll go away and prepare your masterpiece
  • You'll then photograph your meal and email it to threepoundchallenge@buyagift.com
  • We will upload your photograph to our competition Facebook album
  • Become a fan of Buyagift on Facebook to keep up to date with how your entry is doing
  • On the 15th December, we will select five finalists - the fifth will be the photo with the most Facebook likes - so get your friends involved! These will be sent to The Trussell Trust to decide on a winner.
  • The overall winner will be announced on 22nd December 2013
  • Email any questions you have about the campaign to james.congdon@buyagift.com
  • Remember: While we have specified that the meal needs to be a minimum of one course, we may give you extra kudos for
    creating more than one dish - but ONLY if it is still creative, and within the budget.

£3 Pound Challenge

About The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust empowers local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the UK and Bulgaria. In the UK their foodbank network fed 355,000 in the six months from April to September, three times the number fed in the whole of the previous year. Each of those people had hit crisis point and found themselves with no money for food. This may be because of redundancy, benefit delays, domestic violence or simply receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks supply enough food to last for three days and point clients in the direction of other services that can help. Working with churches and community groups their ultimate aim is to open a foodbank in every community that needs one. Find out more at www.trusselltrust.org.

£3 Pound Challenge

Terms & Conditions

    This competition is open to everybody over the age of 16 in the UK and Ireland.

    Things to consider:

  • The cost will only be attributed to what you actually use. For example, if you buy a bag of flour for £1, but you only use half of the bag, you can take off 50p from the budget.
  • Although there is a budget, oils, butter, herbs and spices are free. You may be required to send in your receipt to verify the cost of your meal. Any entries submitted after the closing date will be discounted
  • The meal must be for a minimum of two people and at least a single course
  • You may need to provide the receipt for your ingredients if you make the final
  • The winner will receive a meal in the Capital, but if you are unable to make it to London, we will make alternative arrangements for a meal elsewhere
  • We will choose five finalists to send over to the Trussell Trust, the fifth will be the photo with the most Facebook likes
  • We can make alternative venue arrangements for the prize if you are vegetarian.
  • Any entries receieved after the closing date at 10am will be discounted

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