January prizes – and a trip to the BAFTAs!
2020 has got off to a super start for me! I’ve already won several exciting prizes, including a fantastic money can’t buy experience at the BAFTAs, thanks to a prize draw on the Metro website!
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Our VIP night at the BAFTAs
I won my first trip to the BAFTA Awards twenty years ago, and I felt blessed to have the chance to do it all over again.
Om Sunday afternoon my husband Rob and I checked into the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel in London, and met the rest of the competition winners for a champagne reception in the bar, before walking to the Royal Albert Hall together.
We had the chance to take photographs on the BAFTA red carpet before taking our places in the special cordoned off VIP area for EE staff and competition winners.
We had a great view of the final section of the red carpet, and all the stars walked within a few feet of where we stood – Rob took all the photos while I waved and smiled, and oohed and ahhed at the dresses!
Although Brad Pitt didn’t make it to the ceremony, I was excited to see legends like De Niro, Pacino and Tarantino – as well as the younger stars like Adam Driver, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Having said that, I probably shouted most enthusiastically of all at Dermot O’Leary and Andrew Scott (Fleabag’s hot priest!)
We were ushered into the Hall and took our seats just in time for Graham Norton to start the ceremony. We were so high up! Look closely and you can spot Florence’s pink dress and John’s red suit down there on the front row…
We cheered and clapped for everyone, but most of all for Parasite’s Korean director Bong Joon-ho and the Rising Star Award winner Micheal Ward. After the ceremony it was back to the hotel for a three course dinner, cocktails and far too much wine. I sat beside a lovely comper, Tony, and his wife for the meal and we reminisced about all our favourite ‘money can’t buy’ prizes!
As well as the amazing evening out, all the prize winners also received an EE Goodie Bag with champagne, wine, a Paul Edmonds Handwash & lotion set, Lancôme serum and a Swarovski bracelet worth £119. It was an absolutely amazing experience and the PR team at Cake Group really looked after us well.
My January wins
Here’s a full list of my wins last month.
- £75 Experience voucher – Maltesers Escaped Bunnies purchase necessary competition
- £50 John Lewis voucher – Britmums & Spain Twitter party
- Stormtrooper Cereal Unit – Nestle instant win
- UCL water bottle – Gillette purchase necessary instant win
- Anna the Fox and the Witch book – @DTrebus Twitter prize draw
- 2 x Cineworld Family Tickets – Lidl Movie Moments purchase necessary prize draw
- VIP night at the BAFTAs, with hotel, dinner, travel and goodie bag – prize draw on metro.co.uk
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