List of current UK text competitions

If you love text-to-win competitions, but don’t want to spend money on the expensive premium rate competitions advertised on TV and radio, here’s a new helpful resource! It’s a list of current UK text competitions you can enter for the cost of a standard network rate text (this varies from 1p to 20p depending which network provider you have). For some SMS competitions, you can enter multiple times – this is included in the information below.

How to enter a text-to-win competition

When you enter a TTW, you have to send a KEYWORD and may need to include your NAME and sometimes DATE OF BIRTH, POSTCODE or FULL ADDRESS. Occasionally you might need to send the last 4 digits of a product barcode too.

You will usually receive a ‘bounceback’ – depending on the format of the promotion, you will receive either a reply confirming your entry into the draw, a reply with a link to upload a receipt photo, or an instant win/lose message. If you accidentally enter too many times, you should receive a ‘Sorry, you have exceeded the entry limit for this service’ type of message.

If you win a text entry competition, you will usually get a text message congratulating you on your win, although it could be a phone call. Winners may need to email a specific address within a set period to claim their prize, or may be sent a link to a form to complete their details. For some TTWs, particularly those run by PromoVeritas, this form may request bank details. For some TTW comps with smaller cash prizes, you will be texted details of how to claim your prize at a cash machine.

Note: Tesco keywords have optional numbers added to show where you saw the competition (eg. 6 for Tesco website, 2 for Tesco magazine) – I do not include these numbers in my listings as it will affect Tesco’s marketing insights.

Unless otherwise stated, all comps listed below are open to UK residents.


Current text-to-win competitions

Remember – all listed comps will cost you standard network rate to enter, unless stated otherwise!

NEW! Tesco & Thorntons – win a £150 BuyAGift e-voucher

  • Prizes: 35 x £150 BuyAGift e-voucher
  • How to enter: text the keyword THORNTONS followed by a space, and your name and postcode to 60110
  • Enter between: 14 February 2024 and 12 March 2024
  • Restrictions: One entry per person, one prize per household.
  • Click here to read the Thorntons T&Cs

Tesco & Round Up – win £5,000

  • Prizes:
    • 1 x £5,000 cash (equating to the Garden Makeover fund)
    • 10 x £200 cash
    • 100 x £20 Tesco e-Gift Card
    • 100 x £10 Tesco e-Gift Card.
  • How to enter: text the keyword GARDEN followed by a space, and your name and postcode to 60110
  • Enter between: 15 January 2024 and 1 April 2024
  • Restrictions: One entry per person, one prize per household.
  • Click here to read the Round Up T&Cs


Current text-to-win competitions (product purchase necessary)

For the following text-to-win promotions, you’ll need to make a purchase, keep hold of your receipt and THEN send your text entry! You will either need to upload a receipt when you enter, or will be asked to send a photo of the receipt if you win. In a few cases, particularly with lower value prizes, winners will not be asked to show a receipt at all – but it’s a big risk not to get one.

Where more than one entry is allowed, terms and conditions usually state ‘one itemised receipt per entry’, but generally the promoter will only ask to see a single receipt if you win, so you can buy once then enter daily. If the promoter does intend to ask the winners to send photos of a receipt corresponding to every entry they made, they must make this clear in the T&Cs – see my blog post Purchase-necessary promotions: just one receipt, or one receipt per entry? for more on this.

Most T&Cs will state you need to buy from a ‘participating’ store – this generally means stores advertising the promotion, but even if your store isn’t advertising it, it doesn’t mean they’re not participating (some stores never put promotional posters and shelf labels out on display!)

For tips on entering the Tesco TTW competitions, see my blog post Tesco Competitions: list of prize draws.

You can find more TTWs on the Compers Shopping List.

NEW! Tesco & Lindt – win £5,000

  • Prize: £5,000 cash
  • Runners-up prizes: 30 x Lindt hamper valued at £50
  • How to enter: Buy any Lindt Gold Bunny (50g, 100g or 200g in any flavour or foil) in a Tesco store or online at Tesco.com during the promotional period
  • Then text the keyword LINDT followed by a space, and your name and postcode to 60110 – you’ll receive a reply with a link to upload a photo of your receipt online
  • Enter between: 20 February 2024 and 1 April 2024.
  • Restrictions: One entry per person, one prize per household.
  • Click here to read the Lindt T&Cs

Tesco & Aveeno – win a spa break

  • Prize: 5 x 1-night UK spa break for 2 adults including overnight 4* accommodation at a UK spa location, sharing a double room, breakfast & dinner in the hotel restaurant, full use of the health club and spa facilities, 1x 25-minute spa treatment per person and £250 towards travel and spending money
  • How to enter: Buy any Aveeno Skin, Aveeno Kids or Aveeno Baby product in a Tesco store or online at Tesco.com during the promotional period
  • Then text the keyword RETREAT followed by a space, and your name and postcode to 60110 – you’ll receive a reply with a link to upload a photo of your receipt online
  • Enter between: 7 February 2024 and 19 March 2024.
  • Restrictions: One entry per person, one prize per household.
  • Click here to read the Aveeno T&Cs

Gordon’s Pink Gin – win Maya Jama Party tickets

  • Prize: 4 x pair of tickets to a London party with Maya Jama in July 2024 plus £800 for accommodation/transport
  • How to enter: Buy the Maya Jama bottle of Gordon’s Pink or Gordon’s Pink 0% in Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons or Co-op
  • Text GORDONS then a space then your date of birth in DD/MM/YYYY format (eg. GORDONS 23/06/1974) to 66222
  • You’ll receive a reply with a link to to upload a photo of your bottle AND receipt
  • Enter between: 24 January 2024 and 24 April 2024
  • Restrictions: Open to GB residents aged 18+ ​. One entry per mobile number per week. Max 6 entries per person. Max one prize per person.
  • Click here to read the Gordons T&Cs

Tesco & Napolina – win a £500 Tesco e-gift card

  • Prize: 40 x £500 Tesco e-Gift Card
  • How to enter: Buy Napolina Chopped Tomatoes (400g or 4x400g) or Plum Tomatoes (400g or 4x400g in a Tesco store or online at Tesco.com during the promotional period
  • Then text the keyword NAPOLINA followed by a space, and your name and postcode to 60110 – you’ll receive a reply with a link to upload a photo of your receipt online
  • Enter between: 23 January 2024 and 27 February 2024
  • Restrictions: One entry per person, one prize per household.
  • Click here to read the Napolina T&Cs

Tesco & Dettol Wipes – win a £5000 holiday

  • Prize: £4,250 Inspire Travel Gift Card, and £750 towards travel insurance, domestic/any other transfers, meals and drinks and spending money
  • How to enter: Buy any Dettol Wipes product in a Tesco store or online at Tesco.com during the promotional period
  • Then text the keyword DETTOL followed by a space, and your name and postcode to 60110 – you’ll receive a reply with a link to upload a photo of your receipt online
  • Enter between: 10 January 2024 and 5 March 2024
  • Restrictions: Five entries per person – you must upload a new receipt for each purchase
  • Click here to read the Dettol T&Cs

Tesco & Cadbury – win 600 fun prizes

  • Prize: 200 x 4 tickets to a Merlin attraction of the winner’s choice (see full list in T&Cs), 200 x £150 eGift Card, for winner’s choice of Prezzo, Zizzi, Pizza Express or Bella Italia, 200 x £60 Cineworld e-gift voucher
  • How to enter: Buy any Cadbury product in a Tesco store or online at Tesco.com during the promotional period
  • Then text the keyword FUN followed by a space, and your name and postcode to 60110 – you’ll receive a reply with a link to upload a photo of your receipt online
  • Enter between: 1 January 2024 and 25 February 2024
  • Restrictions: One entry per person, one prize per household
  • Click here to read the Cadbury T&Cs

Lindt Gold Bunny – win various prizes

Buy a Gold Bunny at ASDA, Co-op, Morrisons, Ocado or participating independent retailers and you could win prizes when you text to win! You need to text different keywords for each store, and there are also different prizes for each store – find out more in my post Win prizes when you buy a Lindt Gold Bunny. The prize draws close on 31 March 2024. (Tesco Lindt Bunny text-to-win starts on 20 February and will be added to this post!)


Text entry radio competitions

UK commercial radio stations run standard rate text entry competitions which are sponsored by brands (the premium rate £2 comps don’t have sponsors). Tune in to Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Magic, Kiss and Absolute for details of these comps, which are usually on the breakfast or drivetime shows. Check my blog post How to win radio competitions for more tips.


For more tips on text competitions, see my blog post How to win text competitions – good luck!

43 Responses

  1. Caroline Kelly says:

    Can I check – for the Tesco TTW comps such as Napolina, PG Tips – does the product have to be a promotional one or will the standard packaging still qualify?

  2. Donna Bellis says:

    Hi what was the Christmas Lindt text competition to 81400 at Christmas please.

  3. Susan Robertson says:

    Hi Di, do you know if you are able to enter the Global Make Some Noise text to enter competitions (where you can make a donation or opt out) if you are on a ban from entering the Global radio comps? Thanks Susan

  4. Jen says:

    Hello Di
    I just wanted to let you know that I have just received a text to say I have won a £300 e-gift card in the Kellogg’s Tesco TTW. I have said it before but thanks for all of the hard work you put in to help other people become winners. You always inspire me to keep comping and I am so happy to get a nice win.

  5. Bea says:

    Hi Di, I have entered quite a few purchase necessary Tesco, text to win entries, but I have never received a text to say thank you for your entry, does that mean they have not got my entry or am I entering it wrong? I normally upload my receipt first and then click enter now.

    • Di says:

      With the purchase comps, the on screen message you get after submitting your receipt photo is your confirmation of entry!

      • Bea says:

        I don’t get an on screen message after to say entry has gone through

        • Di says:

          This is what should happen: you follow the link from the text message, then click to upload your receipt photo – when the photo has uploaded, you can then submit your entry. After a few seconds the screen will change to a message: ‘Your receipt has been uploaded, thank you for entering’.

  6. Rachel says:

    Hi if you win one of the Tesco TTW are you then disqualified from winning them for a bit?

  7. Steve Huxley says:

    Just had a text to say I’ve won a Bonne Maman advent calendar from Tesco.
    Thanks for all your help Di x

  8. Daniel says:

    Just ordered an ASDA SIM to start text comps. Out of interest, how successful would you say you are with them?

    • Di says:

      Checking my stats I’ve won 8 text comps this year, plus a radio text-to-win. The two biggest prizes were a 50 inch TV and a football training session, both with Tesco. I won 10 text comps in 2022, the biggest prize was £1,000 in a Co-op comp.

  9. Jacquie Simpson says:

    @Di Coke, Have you got Guinness jumpers purchase necessary text to win listed anywhere please. Can send photo out of Tescos magazine.x

  10. Great list but your ‘Ambrosia & Angel Delight win Minions prizes’ t&cs link to the Mr. Kipling minions comp terms and conditions – from googling it should be https://www.dessertscompetition.co.uk/ & https://www.dessertscompetition.co.uk/pdfs/Competition_Terms_and_Conditions.pdf

  11. Kevin Tansley says:

    I won a £20 cinema voucher in the bachelors and batman comp. Thanks Di, I wouldn’t have known about if you hadn’t posted it here

  12. Kelly O'Donnell says:

    With the tesco competitions, can you shop at tesco express or does it have to be tesco?

  13. Steve Huxley says:

    Hi Di
    The Co-op/ Coors competition closed on September 5th – not the 15th as stated. Good luck

  14. Sarah Gray says:

    I think the make some noise, win a trip to New York has the wrong entry date

    • Di says:

      What makes you think that Sarah – have you seen it advertised elsewhere with a different date? T&Cs state “Entries close at 2pm on Friday 6th October.”

      • Sarah GRAY says:

        Hi Di, when I clicked on the terms and conditions on the site it stated the date 31st Aug to 6th Oct 2023 for the four nights in NYC promotion. I entered though and got a message saying thanks for entering.
        Thanks for the great site, I am enjoying entering some comps.

        • Di says:

          This is odd as it was advertised at the start of August (see this Facebook post – https://bit.ly/3PcB205) and also says JULY in the T&Cs header. As you say, entries are going through! I think it’s an error and have asked them to change!

  15. LORETTA EMERY says:

    Hello I think the link to the Rubicon T&Cs is wrong as it goes to a Strongbow website. Many thanks for all your hard work you do.!

  16. Alex says:

    With the tesco/walkers comp can the same receipt be used everyday?

  17. Jacquie Simpson says:

    Hi Di, thank you so much for listing Tesco TTW competitions. I got my first iPhone recently and today got first notification of TTW. One of runners up in Evian / Tesco comp (2 refillable bottles ) . Thought it was scam at first since comp finished on 4/7/23, but they just wanted delivery address!

  18. Jenny Cawley says:

    Hi Di – re Tesco TTW comps – in the magazine it always shows the key word with a number at end ie NARSTIE2 . you dont show key word like this – does it matter? Thanks so much for all the help you give us.

    • Di says:

      Thanks for the question Jenny! I’ve just added this paragraph to the blog post to explain:

      Tesco keywords have optional numbers added to show where you saw the competition (eg. 6 for Tesco website, 2 for Tesco magazine) – I do not include these numbers in my listings as it will affect Tesco’s marketing insights.

  19. Jess says:

    Hi Di,
    I think the Stoneleigh competition text number should be 60110?

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