Merry Biscuits Grotto promotion

Are you feeling festive yet? Well this Christmas promotion from McVitie’s and Jacob’s should get you in the mood! There are thousands of prizes to be won, plus a grand prize of a family trip to Lapland.

You’ll need to buy a ‘Merry Biscuits’ product and enter your code at – you’ll find out instantly if you’ve won a Family Day Out voucher, and every entry will also go into the grand prize draw for the Lapland holiday in March!

Merry Biscuits Grotto

How to enter

  • Buy a promotional product featuring the Christmas flash: McVitie’s Victoria & Family Circle biscuits, Jacob’s Biscuits for Cheese, and the Christmas tubs of Festive Bites, Mini Cheddars, Twiglets, Cheeselets and Cracker Crisps – they mainly seem to be on the seasonal aisle of larger supermarkets at the moment
  • Find your promotion code – this is a 4 digit number followed by a time (see below)
  • Go to
  • Enter your code, plus your name, email and date of birth
  • You’ll find out instantly if you’ve won a Family Day Out voucher!

Watch my YouTube guide to entering…

You can enter only once per email address per day and a maximum of ten times per email address during the whole promotional period.

Winners will be asked to cut out the code from the winning pack and post to FREEPOST WINNING ENTRY (yes, that’s all you put on the envelope!), along with the accompanying till receipt in order to claim their prize (apart from the larger plastic tubs of Jacob’s biscuits, where you’ll need to take a photo of the code). This is because the codes are NOT unique – they can be duplicated on different packs, so can be entered multiple times. If a winner has entered the same code multiple times, they may be asked to post off all their codes and receipts to prove they bought several packs, so keep hold of everything!

The instant win promotion ends on 31st January 2018, and the Lapland prize draw closes on 31st March 2018.

The prizes

  • Grand prize – A family holiday to Lapland (2 adults and 2 children up to 12) including economy flights from London, 5-7 nights in 4-5 star accommodation, breakfast and dinner, transfers, activities, spending money and taxes
  • 1,000 Family Activity Vouchers – choice of a day out from a wide selection of options including entry to animal parks, pottery painting, paintballing, crazy golf, city tours and many more (winners in ROI will receive €40 worth of Great Days Out vouchers)

The promotion is open to residents of the UK, IOM or the Channel Islands, aged 18 or older. Northern Ireland residents can enter via a ‘No Purchase Necessary’ route (see FAQs). Full promotion T&Cs are here and any questions can be emailed to

My tips

This is a 24 hour winning moments promotion – so the first entry after a randomly chosen ‘winning moment’ will win a Family Day Out voucher. There will be approximately 6 winning moments each day – so you may do better entering overnight or early hours of the morning!

Enjoyed this blog post? My SuperLucky Secrets book is full of tips for winning competitions – buy it here! And for details of all the latest purchase-necessary comps, I recommend Compers News Magazine – read all about it here.  

21 Responses

  1. Unfair treatment says:

    Why is this pack in my country but the promo isnt opened to us?

  2. sue says:

    received voucher by special delivery, with accompanying letter saying I’ve won family day out. The gift card says “sample” in each box, so when you enter on buyagift website, it won’t accept. Any ideas?

  3. Claire Cossar says:

    This is an absolute scam, shame on you Mcvities for endorsing this. I had to try many times to enter my code before it would accept it. After all my trouble it would not allow me to enter my date of birth. Absolutely shocking will never buy a Mcvities product again and will pass this round to my many many friends and family!!! Shocking!!!!

  4. Michelle says:

    On the right website there’s no place to put the code all you get is home prizes and FAQ that’s it

  5. confused man says:

    where do i type my code?

  6. Chris says:

    I read the comments about the receipt yes how you can ask someone if they have got the receipt AFTER YOU HAVE OPEN THE GIFT of biscuits the entry number from the package should be sufficient

    My is 7214 10:00 good luck someone

  7. Sue says:

    I have quite a few eligible products but no till receipts as they were brought over a number of weeks in with my shopping. I don’t keep receipts so will have to lose out on my chance of winning 🙁 There should be a better way of organising this, unique codes would be one way. Not many people keep receipts.

  8. Dranreb says:

    Load is an understatement

  9. Dranreb says:

    Get organised took too long to respond. Can’t wait all day for you to respond Waste of time.

  10. Jj says:

    Big scam

    • Di says:

      It’s definitely not a scam! I’ve won, and so have hundreds of others. BUT it’s much harder to win now because thousands more people are entering over Christmas/New Year!

  11. just had my first chrstmas present from mt grandson how can i ask my grandson for receite to enter the competion[i will have to miss my chance of winning

  12. Dave Sunley says:

    I just won but the only address i got sent was freepost winning entry is there not a full address i need!!!

  13. Denise Busby says:

    Just won.

  14. Jojo says:

    Thanks for post – I have just won but did not realise I need a receipt!! I will have to have a good look for it as I bought them 2 weeks ago!!!

  15. Sandra Clarke says:

    Thanks Di – after several attempts I’ve just won at 3am x

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