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24/07/2013 | Celebrate Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Premier Inn

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Premier Inn is offering you the chance to win a £500 package to spend at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe next month to help you have the festival experience of your dreams. And all you have to do is write a blog post on what your ideal Fringe experience would look like. Then we’ll make your dreams a reality.

How to enter

Transport yourself to a fantasy world. You’re at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the world’s largest arts festival. You and a friend have £500 to spend on whatever you want. But only 48 hours. 

What would your dream Edinburgh Fringe experience look like? Would you book tickets for the blockbuster shows, or try to sniff out tomorrow’s talent by heading to smaller venues hidden down a cobblestone alley? 

Would you have a comedy, music and theatre showathon that lasts into the wee hours? Or would you spend it on a bar tab in the hopes of rubbing shoulders with all the top comedians and other celebs that descend upon the Scottish capital in August?

What would you eat? Edinburgh has five Michelin Star restaurants and no shortage of cafes, gastropubs and foodie experiences to keep your belly entertained. 

And who would you take with you to be your partner in crime? 

We’re offering 2 nights for two people at one of our Edinburgh hotels as part of the prize, so make sure you link to the Premier Inn you would prefer: Leith WaterfrontLauriston Place, Haymarket or Princes Street.

Once you know what your dream itinerary would be, write a short blog post telling us all about your plans. And because it’s the Fringe and almost anything goes, let your imaginative and creative juices flow when telling us how you would see out a weekend in Scotland’s capital. Where else would you see public toilets and offices turned into venues or listen to musings on philosophy while enjoying a cheese tasting?

The prize

One lucky winner will win up to £500 to make their grand plans a reality, covering a hotel stay and travel for two, and vouchers for shows, restaurants or whatever tickles their fancy. What happens in Edinburgh… 

Entry dates

Our competition runs from 24 July to 6th August 2013 with our lucky winner being crowned on 7th August, so there’s no time to waste. 

Sharing your entry with us

To make sure we see your entry, just include the above badge anywhere in your post. And for added measure, why not tweet it to us with the #48HrFringe hashtag and use this to search for inspiration from other entries? 

Terms & conditions
  1. The promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands, excluding employees and their immediate families of employees of Premier Inn, their agencies or anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.
  2. Entrants must be 18 years old or over.
  3. The promotion begins at 1800 on 24 July 2013 and closes at 2359 on 6 August 2013.
  4. To enter, you must create a blog post describing what you would do if you had £500 to spend at the Edinburgh Festival. The button graphic on the competition page needs to be embedded on your blog in order for the entry to be tracked. 
  5. In the event of duplicate entries, only the first submitted entry will be considered in the promotion.
  6. The prize winner will be chosen within 48 hours of the competition closing time.
  7. The prize winners will be notified within seven (7) days of judging. 
  8. If the promoter is unable to contact a prize winner within 3 days, the prize will be forfeited. A new prize winner will then be selected by random selection from the remaining entries.
  9. The promoter accepts no responsibility for the availability of tickets to events outlined by the prize winner in their entry. 
  10. No purchase necessary.
  11. By entering this promotion all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions. All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions.
  12. Losing entries will not receive any notification and Premier Inn may select entries to appear in promotional material on the Premier Inn website (
  13. Entries will not be considered as part of this promotion if, at the sole discretion of Premier Inn, they contain language that is in any way threatening, abusive, offensive, defamatory, invasive of another's privacy, in breach of confidence, embarrassing to any person or likely to deceive any person, hateful, blasphemous, pornographic, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or otherwise contrary to any law.
  14. The names and counties of the prize winners will be available upon request by emailing 
  15. The Promoter reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any time without notice.
  16. In all cases the promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No cash alternative will be offered in whole or in part.
  17. The prize winners may be required to take part in related publicity or other marketing related activity, and such participation is a condition of accepting a prize.
  18. Premier Inn accepts no liability or responsibility for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.
  19. This promotion and these terms and conditions of entry are governed by English Law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of or in connection with this promotion.