Win a signed copy of Ben Aitken's The Gran Tour: Travels with My Elders and a fantastic trip for two to Llandudno

To mark the publication of Ben Aitken's page-turner, The Gran Tour, we've teamed up with Icon Books and Shearings to offer a weekend break for two in Llandudno!

Inspired by Ben's Shearings experience, you could win a weekend break in Llandudno and Snowdonia with the iconic coach holiday company. Set in an idyllic location on the coast of north Wales, the Victorian town of Llandudno has been a popular resort for centuries. Snowdonia National Park is located just south and offers breathtaking scenery at every turn. With everything taken care of for you, a Shearings holiday always leaves you with fantastic memories – both of the people you meet and the places you visit!

One Caboodler and a friend will each receive a signed copy of The Gran Tour: Travels with My Elders by Ben Aitken and will join the 4-day Llandudno and Snowdonia Weekend break, which includes comfortable coach travel from a local joining point, 3 nights hotel with Welsh breakfast, 3 evening meals and porterage at the hotel. Enjoy an included excursion to Snowdonia National Park and Betws-y-Coed, with a day at leisure in Llandudno or choose to join an optional excursion to Anglesey.

10 lucky runners-up will receive a signed copy of The Gran Tour: Travels with My Elders.

One millennial, one big generational gap and six Shearings coach trips! Joining his gran for what he thought was an unbelievable deal led Ben to discover that a coach holiday was so much more than that...

5 Caboodle Points

Win a trip for two and a signed copy of The Gran Tour

Enter now and collect 5 Caboodle Points. This competition will close after 08/07/2021.

Terms and Conditions

1 x winner will receive 2 x signed copies of The Gran Tour: Travels with My Elders by Ben Aitken and a Llandudno and Snowdonia Weekend break for two with Shearings
10 x runners-up will receive a signed copy of The Gran Tour: Travels with My Elders by Ben Aitken

  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 8th July 2021.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third party (such as the publisher) in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • If National Book Tokens gift cards or e-Gift cards are included in the prize, they can be spent in participating bookshops. Find out more.
  • If signed copies are included in the prize, books will either be signed directly by the author/illustrator(s) or signed bookplates will be provided (either separately or stuck in the book).
  • The Promoter will choose winners at random from all qualifying entries.
  • The Promoter will contact winners by email shortly after the closing date. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, the Promoter reserves the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving the Promoter’s communications due to their spam filter, accidental deletion, incorrect email provided, or for any other reason. In the event of this, the Promoter is unable to provide compensation.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving their prize once it has been dispatched. On a case-by-case basis, the Promoter will do their best to compensate the winner but regretfully this may not always be possible.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19), prizes may be delayed in being dispatched; there may be a delay in contacting winners; and there may be unavoidable issues that mean the Promoter needs to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.

Additional Terms and Conditions from Shearings:

  • The prize is for two people sharing a twin/double room on the 4-day break, Llandudno and Snowdonia Weekend.
  • The holiday prize cannot be transferred.
  • The holiday must be taken by 31st May 2022, but Shearings will be happy to accommodate the winner and extend the deadline if the situation regarding COVID-19 does not improve. The trip date is to be discussed with the winner after the closing date.
  • Offer only applicable to the basic holiday cost and is subject to availability.
  • Travel is to and from your chosen Shearings joining point, subject to availability – supplements may apply.
  • The booking must be made direct with Shearings.
  • No travel insurance or spending money is included.
  • There is no cash alternative.
  • The promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with another of the same value should this prize for any reason become unavailable.
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