Today I have the great pleasure of hosting an amazing giveaway with Magnum. Most of my friends and family know I’m not a fan of chocolate or ice cream. Most of the time I love a juicy ice lolly or a fruity sorbet, because I find most chocolates and ice creams are just too sweet and rich for my taste buds… BUT for some reason a Magnum Almond ice cream is my ultimate indulgence. Neal (the husband) knows that a Magnum Almond ice cream is the best treat on a lazy Sunday afternoon – and is guaranteed to put a smile on my face on a gloomy day.
As mentioned in this blog post, Neal and I celebrated out 4th wedding anniversary last week. Neal was incredibly sweet, and hid little treats for me around the house to nibble on throughout the day. He’d send me random (and rather cryptic) Whatsapp messages during the day like: “On your desk.” and “Third shelf in pantry.” and “Bottom drawer in freezer.” Turns out my final treat for the day was a Magnum Almond ice cream – and boy, was it delicious!
THE GOOD NEWS:
Magnum will be opening a Pleasure Store in the heart of Johannesburg on the 12th of March 2016.
What is a ‘Pleasure Store’? Well, it’s basically the ultimate indulgence store where you can go to create your own personalised, freshly-dipped ice cream. You’ll be able to choose from various dipping chocolate flavours, as well as a selection of tempting toppings like sea salt, rose petals, chilli flakes and chocolate-coated honeycomb (to name just a few). You can literally create the most unique treat to tickle your taste buds – just think of all the flavour combinations!
THE GREAT NEWS:
To celebrate the upcoming opening of the new Pleasure Store, Magnum is sponsoring a giveaway here on the blog. The prize? A black Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera Bundle worth R1050,00 PLUS a R200,00 Magnum Pleasure Store voucher.
I’ve been lusting after a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera for almost 2 years now, so I’m super jealous of the winner! The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera is a compact camera that creates instant polaroid-style prints. It features a 60mm lens (capable of focusing as close as 2,5cm away), plus a built-in flash that provides additional lighting for when working in low-light conditions. An automatic exposure control helps to ensure consistently accurate exposures, and an optical viewfinder with integrated target spot is available for image composition. It really is a nifty little camera! The bundled prize consists of the camera, plus 2 packs of Instax polaroid film.
As for the Magnum Pleasure Store voucher – don’t worry if you’re not based in Johannesburg, you can definitely still enter the giveaway. Why not send the voucher to a friend or family member who lives in Gauteng?
HOW TO ENTER:
Neal and I visited the new Magnum Pleasure Store in Johannesburg this past Saturday. Well, actually we visited the store front, as it’s not actually open yet. We hopped onto the Gautrain on Saturday morning, got off at the Sandton station and popped into a sweet shop to buy my favourite Magnum Almond ice cream (for photography purposes of course). We then walked to the new store location, took a couple of photos and then stopped for a delicious café latte at a nearby coffee shop – it was so delicious, it was latte-licious. I gobbled up the ice cream as soon as we finished taking the photos inside…so as you can see in the second photo below, all I had to show for it was an empty ice cream wrapper. Oops…
To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is guess the location of the new Magnum Pleasure Store in Johannesburg. Leave me a comment in the comments section below with your answer – that’s it! Simples!
And if you’re feeling particularly generous, I’d really appreciate it if you would share this giveaway on your social media platforms (but it’s not a requirement).
I’ve given you quite a few clues in this blog post, plus the photos…so it shouldn’t be too difficult to guess the location. I’ll be choosing the winner on the 7th of March 2016, and will announce the winner in this blog post (so make sure you come back next week to see if I picked YOUR name).
I’ll be choosing the winner based on whose guess is the closest to the exact location. If more than one person guesses the same location (and it’s the exact / closest location to the new Pleasure Store), I will pop all the names into a hat and randomly draw one winner.
This giveaway is open to South African residents only.
Even if you don’t win this giveaway, you might still become a winner at a later stage. Find 1 of 500,000 keys engraved on your Magnum ice cream stick (it can be in any Magnum, even the ones you buy at supermarkets) and stand a chance to win designer accessories and / or a shopping spree in Sandton City!
P.S. I have so much respect for fashion bloggers who take their photos in public locations. Holy mackerel, I felt so self-conscious while Neal was taking my photo in front of the new Pleasure Store. We took photos of me from different angles, different poses, with different props (i.e. me eating the ice cream, me holding the ice cream up). Eeeeek! People were stopping to watch us, whispering, and staring. Awkward overload.