Take the leap this February

Premier Inn creates Proposal Package for this Leap Year

With 2020 being a leap year, for those waiting for their other half to propose it’s the perfect opportunity to take the initiative and plan that longed for proposal.

To help anyone planning to surprise someone special on February 29, which is famously a day for proposals, Premier Inn - the UK's top-rated hotel chain* - has created the perfect proposal package

…without the scary price tag.

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With this limited-edition package**, couples who book a room to stay on Saturday, February 29 2020 with the intention of popping the question, can enjoy this romantic occasion with the addition of a token engagement ring, bottle of bubbly, a Premier Inn breakfast and a cluster of heart-shaped balloons all as part of the room price.

It is often suggested that an engagement ring should cost three times a monthly salary, meaning a hefty price tag for would-be betrothed couples with the average annual salary in 2019 coming in at £36,611^. But engagements don't need to cost the earth with Premier Inn's great value rooms from under £35 and the addition of the Leap Year Proposal Package, allowing guests to celebrate the tradition for a fraction of the cost at hundreds of romantic locations across the UK.

Simon Ewins, Managing Director, Premier Inn UK said

"We want to offer anyone planning to propose the chance to show their love and commitment, and with the help of our limited- edition proposal package we hope people around the UK will take the leap this February. With the start of a new decade and 2020 being a Leap Year, we hope to demonstrate to everyone that love doesn't cost a thing… or at least, it shouldn’t cost much!"

There are 29 limited edition packages available. See full terms and conditions below.

According to new Premier Inn research^^, the most favoured places Brits have been proposed to include Arthur’s Seat, Durdle Door and Brighton Pier, but if you’re not quite ready to take the leap and just fancy a romantic weekend away, there are thousands of rooms across the UK available from under £35 -you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to take your loved one. Here are a few of our suggestions.

The legend
According to an old Irish legend, an agreement was reached between St Brigid and St Patrick allowing traditionally gendered roles to balance out: women could propose to men and therefore change customary engagement rituals on the leap day.

The package includes a wooden token engagement ring, a bunch of balloons, a 75cl bottle of Prosecco and a Premier Inn breakfast for two. All items to be received on arrival by arrangement with the team.

Only 29 packages are available. Those wishing to be considered for the package must make a room booking for Saturday, February 29 2020 and send details of their room booking to premierinncompetition@whitbread.com. The successful applicants will be the first 29 eligible entries (those with a room booking on Saturday, February 29) received to the above inbox and then contacted to arrange further details by Monday, February 24 2020.

*According to the Which? Hotel Report 2019
** 29 packages are available
^ONS 2019
^^Premier Inn research conducted in conjunction with One Poll of 2,000 UK adults (February 2020)

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Premier Inn Proposal Terms and Conditions

  1. These Specific Terms are to be read in conjunction with our General Competition Terms and Conditions.

  2. The prize draw promoter is Premier Inn Hotels Ltd of Whitbread Court, Houghton Hall Business Park, Dunstable, LU5 5XE ("Promoter").

  3. The prize draw is open to all UK residents aged 18 and over except for employees of or family members of employees of the Promoter, its associated companies or agents.

  4. There are 29 Premier Inn proposal packages to be won, for the avoidance of doubt, each proposal package includes:

    - one wooden token engagement ring
    - one bunch of balloons
    - one 75cl bottle of Prosecco

    - a Premier Inn breakfast for two

    The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-negotiable and there is no cash alternative. The prize is not to be sold or used for commercial purposes.
  5. If you have booked a stay in a Premier Inn hotel for Saturday 29 February 2020 then you can enter the prize draw, by emailing premierinncompetition@whitbread.com providing your booking reference and quoting “Proposal Package”. No purchase is necessary.

  6. The draw opens on Friday, February 07 2020. The closing date for entries is 23:59 on 23 February 2020. Entries received after this time will not be valid.

  7. The first 29 emails received will be offered the prize on 24 February 2020 by email.

  8. The winner may be required to participate in future publicity.

  9. The Promoter does not accept responsibility for loss of entries through technical fault, or for incomplete or illegible entries. Submission of entry is not proof of receipt.

  10. The Promoter may withdraw the prize draw or change its rules at any time without notice and without incurring any liability to any person who has entered or intended to enter the prize draw.

  11. Personal data will be collected and processed in accordance with the Promoter's privacy policy. You can obtain a copy of the policy at Privacy.

  12. By entering the prize draw, you agree to be bound by these Specific Terms and the Promoter's General Competition Terms and Conditions to the exclusion of all others. These Specific Terms are governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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