Win a £100 M&S voucher for Christmas

Happy nearly Christmas!

How many mince pies have you eaten so far? I stopped counting after my second box of M&S frangipane topped mince pies, and that was in November, so probably best we don’t talk about it.

Instead, I thought I would spread a little selfless Christmas cheer by hosting a bit of a festive giveaway. This isn’t in anyway endorsed by Marks and Spencer, even though I’ve blathered on about them a lot already, it’s just me buying a voucher, but when I tried to think about a prize that would be both useful but also distinctly treat-like, M&S sprang to mind.

I’m going to run the competition until December 18th, then I will pick a winner straight away, so you’ll then have a whole week to spend it on Christmas dinner, or gifts, or just a trolley full of frangipane mince pies if you like. We won’t know, so we can’t judge. Not that I would judge you for that anyway, as they are really very good mince pies.

I did go on the M&S website in fact, to find a picture of them for you, but when I searched ‘frangipane mince pies’ I got pictures of men in loungewear? Not sure what happened there.

Definitely not frangipane mince pies

Where was I?

Oh yes.

So the other purpose of the giveaway is to spread the word about my new podcast – It’s Five O’clock Somewhere. Loads of people, (about three), have been on at me for years about doing a podcast, but I’ve never really thought I’d be terribly interesting by myself, plus I can barely work the TV remote, so a podcast felt a bit daunting. But then I went on tour with the very lovely Gill Sims and we discovered that we very much enjoyed drinking and chatting, and surely that’s really all a podcast is? We bought matching microphones, found ourselves a Useful Person who could help us press the right buttons, and off we went.

It's Five O'clock Somewhere podcast

If you are the sort of person who enjoys sitting quietly in a pub listening to the two women on the table next to you talk loudly about sex and periods and why they love their dogs more than their children then you are going to be very excited because we have made this JUST FOR YOU.

It’s a lot of fun, especially because I really do get to drink cocktails at inappropriate times of the day, (often before I go to Brownies, but I’m not the first aid officer, so it’s totally fine). We chat about a mix of silly and serious things, laughing regardless, which is life summed up really isn’t it?

Win £100 of M&S vouchers

Entering our festive M&S voucher giveaway therefore involves quite a few ways to enter that mean subscribing or following the podcast or going and liking us on social media. We really hope that you will actually follow us and listen and enjoy it, not just enter on the promise of mince pies, but we have tried to be an inclusive as possible, so even if you don’t have Spotify for example, you can follow us on other platforms, or just go and like us on Instagram.

When you do listen, we’d also super love it if you could leave us five shiny stars, and a review if you’re able, and maybe tell your friends? This bit isn’t part of the competition, it’s just us being needy, but we do hugely appreciate it. We’d love to hear from you too with any feedback, suggestions or topics you’d like us to discuss.

To enter for the chance to win a £100 M&S voucher then, simply complete as many of the entry mechanisms below as you can. The podcast follows are worth TWO entries each, and everything else is worth ONE ticket in the prize hat, so if you do them all you have 12 chances to win.

The competition will close at 11.59pm on December 18th 2022 and full T&Cs apply. Good luck!

Win a £100 M&S voucher



  1. Susan neary
    6 December, 2022 / 8:52 pm

    I’ll buy mince pies AND bubbles

  2. Ruth Deans
    6 December, 2022 / 9:03 pm

    Hi, just entered the M&S draw on 6/7 platforms but the counter still says ‘0 entries’. Hopefully you’re inundated with entrants and the tech will catch up with me. Ha, not often I say that! Good luck with the podcasts. X

    • Jo Middleton
      7 December, 2022 / 11:16 am

      Hi Ruth, sorry you’ve been having trouble! If you want to pop me an email at with the details you entered with then I can check if they’ve come through for you. Jo

    6 December, 2022 / 9:57 pm

    Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Sally Greenhow
    7 December, 2022 / 8:39 am


  5. Christine smith
    7 December, 2022 / 7:50 pm

    If I win, I will be several thousand miles away on holiday! However, I will give my winnings to a charity, the choice being made by the organisers! Happy Christmas.

  6. Carole Bulmer
    7 December, 2022 / 8:11 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win M&S voucher. Saw you guys in Yeovil, it was a very enjoyable evening.

  7. Jessica Eccles
    7 December, 2022 / 11:16 pm

    I would buy myself a new coat

  8. Mo
    9 December, 2022 / 9:11 am

    Fingers crossed

  9. felicity williams
    11 December, 2022 / 2:33 pm

    New wellies for my 2 little grand daughters

  10. Sarah
    15 December, 2022 / 6:45 pm

    it would be all the food for me! Happy Christmas lets hope that 2023 brings good things x

  11. Samantha Stewart
    15 December, 2022 / 9:53 pm

    I saw you and Jill Sims in Yeovil, very entertaining. I’ll never forget the story of the postage stamp and the smear test If I won I’d pop a packet of frangipani mince pies into Oxfam for you…maybe even a print out of the mens underwear pages if you’re lucky….. in actual real life I’d just enjoy pretending I have the money to shop in the food hall…

    18 December, 2022 / 10:54 pm

    I would like to buy some warm jumpers

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