FAQs for McVitie's 'Win a share of £1mil' promotion:
How do I enter the promotion?
Pick up your favourite Mcvitie's product within the Promotional Period and keep hold of your receipt. Following your purchase, text TOGETHER to 88802 to enter the promotion. All valid entrants will receive a return text message with a link for entry.
Once you receive the link, (it may take a minute), it will take you to an online form where you will need to register your name, email address and enter/upload your written or video submission.
What should I submit?
You have the choice to upload a video (max 30 secs) of yourself or compose a paragraph (min 100, max 250 word count). In your video or written submission, tell us who you miss most and how you might use the £1,000 cash prize to spend quality time with that special person.
When does the promotion open and close?
The Promotion opens at 00:01 on Thursday 1st April 2021 and closes at 23:59 on Wednesday 30th June 2021.
How do I know if I have won?
Once you submit your entry, you will be told instantly if you are a £1,000 winner. We will then check out your video or written statement to make sure it meets the requirements (be kind and no profanities please!). If it all checks out, you will then receive an email telling you how to claim your prize.
How many times can I enter?
You can enter once a day. You will also be limited to entering 3 times in total over the course of the promotional period to give everyone a fair chance of winning.
How much will the text message cost me?
Text messages may be charged at your standard network rate and might not be included within your monthly text bundle.
I do not have a mobile phone. Can I enter by post?
Unfortunately, entries may only be made via text message. Claims by any other means (for example postal claims) shall not be accepted, except for no purchase necessary for Northern Ireland.
I live in Northern Ireland and do not want to make a purchase but would like to participate.
For an equal chance to win a prize, send your name, postal address in NI and mobile number in an envelope to 7118N McVitie's 'Chance to Win Share of £1m' NPN, PO Box 906, Chilton, Aylesbury, HP22 9HR to arrive by the Closing Date. One entry per envelope, per person, per day, and a maximum of three over the duration of the promotion. On receipt of an NPN request, an entry into the Promotion will be made on the NPN entrant's behalf. Winners only will be notified.
What prizes are available if I win?
There are 1,000 prizes available to be won. If you are one of the winners, you will receive £1,000 paid straight into your bank account. Only one prize can be won per household.
How do I claim my prize?
Once your entry has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a text message containing a unique claim link. The claim page will prompt you to provide your full name, date of birth, address and bank details in order to claim your prize.
I bought some McVitie's biscuits/cakes and tried to enter, but it says I have entered too many times.
Sorry, you cannot enter more than once a day. You will also be limited to entering 3 times in total over the course of the promotional period to give everyone a fair chance of winning.
How will my details be used?
Personal data will be processed for the performance of the promotion contract with entrants, will only be retained for the duration of this promotion and will not be used for any other purpose. Please see our Privacy Notice.
I have a different promotion related question, who can I contact?
Please email your question to We will aim to respond to your email within 48 hours.
I have a product related question, who can I contact?
Should you have a product related question, please contact us directly at:
Do I need internet?
Yes, you will need internet to follow the link to submit your entry.
How much is a Share of £1m?
The share of £1million is £1,000.
What type of video files can I upload?
The following types of common video files should be accepted online: .mp4, .webm, .avi, .mov, .qt, .wmv, .mpg, .mp2, .mpeg, .mpe, .mpv .m4v, .3gp, .3g2. If you have another video file type, we recommend using an online file converter to convert it to a .mp4 file. Files should be less than 100mb.
What should my video contain?
Your video should only show yourself. Please do not be tempted to pan the camera. As much as we would love to see your family and friends you can only submit videos with yourself as the star, so enjoy it and take centre stage.
Will you be judging the content?
The content will not be judged, we will only be checking to ensure that it is suitable content to be published online. Bad language or nudity will not be accepted. Also featuring anyone other than the person clearly recording.
My video won't upload. What should I do?
Please email with your name, mobile number and your video, and we will take a look at this for you.
I have text the number but the link that has been sent to me is not working?
Make sure you are connected to the internet so that you can click through. If you still have problems, please email with your name and mobile number so that we can take a look at this for you.
What if my video is longer than 30 seconds?
Try and keep it to 30 seconds. Check it before submitting to make sure it will be accepted.
Does spelling matter?
No, we would never judge your spelling, we all make mistakes.
What if my entry is longer than 250 words?
Try and keep it between 100 and 250 words. You may not be able to submit your entry if it exceeds 250 words.
What if my entry is shorter than 100 words?
Think about adding something else you would do with £1,000, we are sure you can get up to 100. You may not be able to submit your entry if it less than 100 words.
Do I have to share my prize?
It will be your prize money and is totally up to you how you spend it.