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Write our Star Letter

Win a St Kew Teacup Hamper


Win a St Kew Teacup Gift Hamper from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Could your letter be the Star Letter of the month? Come on Sixtyplusurfers we want to hear from you! This month we're giving away a luxury Teacup Gift Hamper from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts worth £22.99!

Enjoy a little luxury at teatime with this luxury Teacup Gift Hamper. This fine selection of goodies is made in the UK from the finest natural ingredients and presented in a re-usable willow teacup, cello-wrapped for freshness and finished with a satin ribbon. It’s an ideal gift for those who love the finer things in life.

St Kew Teacup Gift Hamper from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

The luxury Teacup Gift Hamper includes 227g Strawberry & Champagne Conserve, 200g Strawberries & Cream Shortbread, 200g Oatie Flips, 10 x Cornish Tea Bags, re-useable willow teacup diameter 6”/15cm.

There are even more delicious treats to surprise your friends and family on their special day. Each gift is delivered straight to your loved one’s door with a gift card containing your personal greeting.

Each gift is delivered straight to your loved one’s door with a gift card containing your personal greeting

If you would like to find out more visit www.rainbowflowers.co.uk  where you can browse the full range of delicious edible gifts plus a plethora of other gorgeous gifts, including:

Premier Bright Lights Bouquet from £34.99

Premier Bright Lights Bouquet from £34.99

Sunny Smiles Bouquet from £27.99

Sunny Smiles Bouquet from £27.99

Scented Gardenia houseplant from £14.99

Scented Gardenia houseplant from £14.99

Luxury Handmade Chocolates from £9.99

Luxury Handmade Chocolates from £9.99

There are many inspiring gifts to cater for a host of occasions throughout the year: fresh and silk flowers, indoor and outdoor plants, hard-to-find fragrances, baby gifts, helium balloons, jewellery, keepsakes and giftware.

Each item comes with a free gift card with your personal greeting and is sent to arrive by your chosen date. Delivery is throughout the UK. For more information about Rainbow Flowers & Gifts click on www.rainbowflowers.co.uk

Or call 0844 557 8090.

 To Enter the Competition

Send in your letters, photographs,  recipes, amusing stories, poems,  and handy tips, for your chance to win this fantastic prize.

Or write a letter using one of the suggestions from below.

The best letter will win the prize!

This month you can write in about the following subjects
or choose one of your own:
 
1. Tell us about yourself and where you live
2. Tell us about a recent holiday or day out
3. Tell us a funny story about your grandchildren
4.Tell us about your pets. And include a couple of photos
5. Share a favourite family recipe or a cookery idea
6. Tell us about something you have baked, cooked, sewn or made for your family or as a gift
7. Have you had a cooking disaster? Tell us about it with lots of funny pictures
8. Have you recently moved home or downsized? We'd love to hear your experiences
9. Tell us about a prize you have won from Sixtyplusurfers
10. Tell us about something amusing that has happened to you or a member of the family
11. Tell us how you spend your retirement or leisure time
12. Tell us about your favourite hobbies and pastimes
13. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas
14. Tell us about someone famous you have met
15. What makes you happy?
16. Tell  us something special that has happened to you
17. Tell us about a birthday, anniversary, wedding or family occasion you have celebrated
18. Tell us about your garden and what you have grown in it
19. Tell us about your first job or an unusual job you have had
20. Have you appeared on a quiz show, talent show, or on TV? We'd love to hear about it
21. Send in a photo of the wildlife in your garden
22. Tell us what you like about Sixtyplusurfers!
 

Please send your letters, pictures, poems, recipes and funny stories to sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk clearly marked Readers' Letters, together with your full name
and postal address.

Any attached photographs should be sent in jpeg format and you could win this month's fabulous Star Letter Prize!

 

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet!

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet

Sixtyplusurfers is giving away these great Fridge Magnets! We are offering all runners up to the Star Letter Competition one of these fantastic Fridge Magnets.

Stick it on your fridge to keep all your messages together - and use it to remind you to look at the Sixtyplusurfers website.

So get writing. Now!

Everyone who writes a letter and gets it published on this page wins a prize!

We can send magnets anywhere - within reason!

So don't worry if you live overseas!
 

Readers' Letters
Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



My daughter Macie wanted to go as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. This is my creation.

Hayley Wilkinson


Dear Hayley

What a fabulous costume. You are very talented. Macie looks adorable.

She must have been delighted with your creation and is definitely the 'belle' of the ball.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

With just two of us rattling around our creekside house, we decided the time had come to downsize. Easy, we thought. We’ll put the house on the market, sell it, buy a smaller house and a flat to let out.

Wrong! Our house was valued at a price that would enable us to fulfil our ambition and we gave it a bit of a makeover to appeal to buyers. We had a dream kitchen, waterside views reaching six and a half miles and two balconies. It would sell in no time, we thought.

What we didn’t realise was that there would be a massive flood locally making many families washed out of their homes for months. We weren’t affected, but our postcode was blacklisted by the insurance companies. It took months to get a letter from the Environment Agency to say our house was well above the flood plain and therefore insurable.

After four abortive sales, we finally had the right piece of paper and a committed buyer, but the offer was way below our previous asking price. The flood had devalued the houses in the area. We were lucky enough to find a five year old house near my daughter which was such a good buy that we could still manage to get our investment property as well. Phew, or so we thought!

The snag was that we had to move out well before we could complete on our purchase. Okay, we thought, that’s do-able. The trouble was it was peak holiday season and we had real difficulty finding temporary accommodation.

A friend let us stay in her house for three weeks. We stayed with our daughter and then our son, a week in a hotel and two weeks in top price holiday lets. Meanwhile we were spending a fortune having all our belongings in store.

We were due to move in on the Wednesday as the tenants were leaving the day before. On Thursday, with six days to go, we popped in the estate agents at 5pm to be told the tenants were refusing to go. By that time we had been living out of two suitcases for weeks. I was in despair. What could we do now? My husband being in his seventies and me in my mid sixties, we were already exhausted with our peripatetic lifestyle.

The next morning we were waiting for the sales office to open at a nearby new development that was almost fully sold. We found there were just two houses left, way above what we wanted to pay, but we fell in love with one of them and thanks to our solicitors and theirs we were in in just thirteen days. We had no money left for our little flat to let out, but we absolutely love it. It is really manageable and cosy with a small, sunny garden.

Life sometimes doesn’t play ball with you, but the outcome can still be fine. The seven weeks of no fixed abode was tough but after twenty two months of marketing our previous house, we are downsized and never want to do it again!

Margaret Abram, Kent


Dear Margaret
 
It sounds like you had a very stressful time downsizing. But we are so pleased to hear that it was worth it in the end and you have found a lovely house to settle in.

We wish you all the very best in your new home and hope you can relax now in the home of your dreams.


Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

My farming daughter became unwell, very wobbly, thumping headache etc.

The Nurse gave her an ECG and it read very high. They found a heart murmur and will need a scan.

I told her to go home and lie down. She did lie down but in a field with her favourite cow who was lying down in the sun.

She lay next to her Heifer who licked her.

Animals seem to know when someone is ill.

Susie Groom, Devon

Dear Susie
 
I am so sorry to hear your daughter has been ill. I hope she is on the mend now.

It's amazing how animals can sense when you are unwell or unhappy and give you comfort. I have found it many times myself.

I am so glad her very special Heifer was able to provide her with solace and make her feel better.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

UltraGlide Flymo

Thank you so so much for choosing me as the winner of the UltraGlide Flymo Competition. What a brilliant prize.

We really appreciate it....

Well, till it’s my turn to mow the lawn!

Stevie Fairbairn

Dear Stevie

Thank you for letting us know you received the UltraGlide Flymo safely. We hope you enjoy using it.

We
have passed on your thanks to Flymo, the sponsor of the competition.

Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin
 

Competition Winners From the June
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Liberto® 820 Mini Easy to Use Smartphone is:
Pam Whitham, Hull
The answer is Dock Mode

The Winner of a Pair of First Class Return Train Tickets from CrossCounty is:
Roger Stanley, Shrewsbury
The answer is 32 million

The Winner of an Instant Hot Water Kettle from Chums is:
Diane Whale, Bristol
T
he answer is Mary Berry

The Winners of the THX Total Hair Experts Products are:
Isabelle Smith, Nottingham (Deep Barrel Waver) and Jean Stewart, Wirral (Roll With it Hair Rollers)
The answer is 12 Rollers

The Winner of the Tropical Print Sarong from Damart is:
Sarah Steeples, Norwich
The
answer is Tropical

The Three Winners of the Scruffs Cooling Mat for your Pet are:
Nancy Bradford, Daventry; Tony Feighan, Kent and Winnie Yick, Bicester
T
he answer is a non-toxic gel

The Three Winners of the Bundle of Travel Games from Esdevium Games including Dobble, Jungle Speed and Hey, That's My Fish are:
David Reeves, Wiltshire; Cassie Bedford, Enfield and Lucinda Duxbury, Rochdale
The answer is Sir David Attenborough

The Three Winners of the Articulate! board game from Drumond Park are:
Jacqueline Kellner, York; Paul Stephens, Cornwall and Linda Macdonald, Durham
The answer is Alan Davies

The Three Winners of Poldark Complete Series One on DVD are:
Andrew Westerman, Harrogate; Bryony Riseborough, Clacton on Sea and Jodie Harvey, Staffordshire
The answer is Aidan Turner

The Three Winners of Something in the Water, the new album by Pokey LaFarge are:
Chris Garbutt, Hartlepool; Mark Palmer, Southport and Julie Tift, Skegness
The answer is St Louis

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Jessica Hutton, County Durham
Jessica wins a Breakfast Table Teapot from Carters of Suffolk

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Selina Baker, Tottenham
The prize is a SlumberSlumber 100% Pure Australian Wool Duvet

The  Winner of the JUMP JET Water Feature  in the 'JUMP JET Water Feature Group' Competition on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
'Blackbis5'


The Winner of the Retro Slush Maker from Prezzbox.com in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition is:
Johannah Carroll, Berkshire

The Two Winners of the Community CallBLOCKER to help prevent nuisance calls are:
To be announced

Now enter our brand new July competitions!

If you would like to write a Star Letter for Sixtyplusurfers or enter one of our competitions please use our NEW email address to enter: 
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

If you have problems or questions about entering any Sixtyplusurfers Competitions just contact us at:

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com
jennyitz@hotmail.com

We'd also love to hear from you if you have any article ideas, pictures, funny stories, poems, or handy tips.
 

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

We really enjoy reading your letters, poems, recipes and stories. It's great to hear from you with all of your news and photographs.

We want to keep this page buzzing with letters. So keep writing in with your news! Just take a few minutes to tell us about yourselves, where you come from or where you live.

You can send in a funny story, a recipe, poem, handy tip, or photographs.

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Murray Jacobs
Managing Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com 

Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com

Kitty Jacobs
Letters and Admin

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

Melissa Braiden
Newsletter, Competitions & Admin
Sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk

 

 Visit our New Chat
 and Socialise Page

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

We are delighted to announce that we have a brand new Chat & Socialise page for Sixtyplusurfers. Bright, fresh, modern and easy to use, why not take a look and join in the fun.

The Chat & Socialise page offers you the chance to meet other readers, take part in live conversations, put up a blogs, send in your photographs, add a thought to our message board, or join a group of like-minded readers.

FREE of Charge to Join

It's easy to join in, and FREE of charge too! Just click on Chat & Socialise and this will take you straight to the log in page. Then fill in your profile and you're ready to get started.

To fill in your profile just enter a 'chat name' then tell us a little bit about yourself. For example your hobbies, interests, favourite music and pastimes. You can also include a recent photograph of yourself.

If you don't have a camera you can use a picture from Google images. These can be found at www.google.co.uk

Message Board

Once you have filled in your profile then you can take part in some of the conversations on our Message Board. We've already started some threads. But if there's a topic you want to talk about why not start your own conversation!

The
Chat & Socialise page also allows you to share your favourite photographs with other readers. So if you have been on an interesting day out, have some holiday photographs, pictures of your grandchildren, pets or garden, then send them along to the chat page.

Put up a Blog

Why not send us a Blog and tell us about something interesting that has happened to you. Or share your views and thoughts with other readers.

We have an Events page where you can tell us about your local events, social gatherings and meetings. You can also join one of our Groups and take part in one of the conversations about your hobbies and interests.

We also have a Live Chat Room where you can chat to other readers and tell them about your news - Live! It's great fun.

   Win an OXO Good
Grips Summer Goody
      Bag worth £80


Win an OXO Good Grips Summer Goody Bag worth £80


This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away an OXO Good Grips Summer Goody Bag including a salad spinner, salad dressing shaker, strawberry huller, racheting pineapple slicer, interlocking corn holders and a bladed meat tenderiser worth a total of £80.

How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win the OXO Good Grips Summer Goody Bag, send in the 'Best Photo of the Month' to the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. The best entry will win the prize!

It could be a picture that you have taken on a recent holiday. Perhaps you travelled overseas, went on a cruise or sailing, had a sightseeing holiday, climbed a mountain or visited a place of unspoilt beauty.

Maybe you have a photograph of your garden and some of the plants or flowers you are growing. Or pictures that you have taken on a recent walk in the countryside or a day out at a stately home or park. Your entry might show a local beauty spot with ducks, lake, trees, flowers and wildlife. Or maybe a harbour or seaside which you have visited with your partner or dogs.

You can send in some wildlife photos such as pictures of horses or cows grazing, sheep or other wildlife. Or a picture of your family on a day out or celebrating a special occasion. Your grandchildren in a school play or wearing fancy dress. Or you and your partner celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

We would also like to see pictures of your pets. So if your cat is snoozing on the kitchen table, your dog is wearing a funny hat, your rabbit is looking cute and cuddly, then please send it in.

* Please note - all photographs must be your own work!


For full details about how to enter the competition click on the Our Friends page.

Join the
Chat & Socialise page

To enter the competition you must be a member of the Chat & Socialise page, so if you haven't already done so, don't forget to sign up and join in. It's FREE OF CHARGE!

Just
click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.
 

Check to See if You Have Won a Prize!

Check to see if you have won a prize

Don't forget to check our Winner's List at the beginning of every month to see if you have won a prize!

Please allow at least four to five weeks to receive your prize. 

If you have any questions about Sixtyplusurfers Competitions email:
jennyitz@hotmail.com

The closing date for this month's competitions is 30th June.
 

     Sixtyplusurfers
  Terms & Conditions


Please Click Here to read the full Terms & Conditions for all the competitions, features, articles and information which is included on Sixtyplusurfers.

This will take you to a full page of Terms & Conditions.

 

                Competitions & Letters

Win an iBeani iPad
and Tablet Holder

Win an iBeani iPad and Tablet Holder

Sixtyplusurfers has  teamed up  with  DeVancer  Ltd to offer three  lucky readers the chance to win an iBeani - a super cool holder for your iPad, tablet, kindle, mobile phone or camera. You can even use it as a travel pillow!

Tired of holding your iPad or tablet whilst lying in bed or sitting on the sofa? The iBeani is the perfect solution. Whilst other tablet stands will only work on flat surfaces, the iBeani is able to shift its shape to support and keep your device in the position you want, wherever you are. On the train, on the sofa or on a kitchen worktop, the iBeani works everywhere.

The iBeani is manufactured entirely in the UK from carefully selected quality fabrics to ensure customers get the highest quality and durable product possible

The iBeani is manufactured entirely in the UK from carefully selected quality fabrics to ensure customers get the highest quality and durable product possible. There are over 20 different variations of the iBeani with different materials and designs such as Harris Tweed tartan, faded blue cord, butterfly, techno black, denim, and many more coming soon to appeal to men, women and children of all ages.

Ashley Freer, Director, DeVancer Limited explains, “The iBeani tablet bean-bag cushion was created because we were fed up of having to hold our tablet! It can be so awkward trying to hold with one hand and navigate or type with the other. Having looked at other tablet stands on the market it was clear that each one had their faults, so we decided to create our own. After a lot of research, head-scratching and prototypes, the iBeani tablet bean bag was created, providing a great solution for users of all ages.

“We are not interested in cheap, mass-produced products. Instead we aim to offer our customers the best, premium brand, quality bean-bags, hand made in the UK. As most manufacturers move to the Far East to reduce costs and maximise profit, we at iBeani love to say 'we are British and proud of it'. ”

The iBeani is handmade in the UK

How does the iBeani differ from other iPad and Tablet Stands?

· Handmade in the UK: Unlike most competitors, ALL iBeani products are manufactured in the UK. Meaning they support local companies and suppliers, and everyone involved is paid at least UK minimum wage. Each bean bag is lovingly made by hand.

· You can use the iBeani bean bag anywhere: On a desk, on your lap, in bed, on the sofa, in the car or on a plane! Unlike other stands, which require hard level surfaces, the iBeani can be used wherever you need to use your tablet.

You can use the iBeani bean bag anywhere

· You can change the angle: Depending on where or how you are sat (or slumped!), you may need your tablet to be angled differently. With the iBeani you can easily change the angle to whatever you need.

· Fits any device: The iBeani bean-bag will fit any tablet device of any size, and any way round.

· Comfy: Whether resting on your lap or at a desk, the iBeani is adaptable to ensure you have a comfortable experience, with as little strain as possible, avoiding the risks of iPad RSI and iPad Shoulder.

The iBeani allows you to get the perfect angle to prop-up your tablet

· Social: The iBeani allows you to get the perfect angle to prop-up your tablet so you can share photos, videos, music or anything with friends and family. It's also perfect for using with Skype or other video chat services too. Simply put your tablet on the iBeani, get the best angle for your camera and then chat away - gesticulating with both hands as much as you want!

· Multi-use: The iBeani has many additional uses! Use it as a book stand for the kitchen or office, a steady camera stand when videoing or using long-exposures, or even use it as a handy travel pillow!

Use the The iBeani as a stand for your cookery book

The iBeani is available from www.ibeani.co.uk with prices starting at £24.99

   For Your Chance to Win

Just tell us where
is the iBeani manufactured?

     a) Italy
     b) China
     c) Britain
     d) Australia


 
To Enter the Competition

Just tell us where is the iBeani manufactured? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers address below:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
iBeani Competition

Enter the iBeani Competition

Note: You do not have to be aged over 60 to enter our competitions!

 

You can also go in for more than one competition on this page (but do make sure each one is clearly labelled).

 

We do not accept automated entries to Sixtyplusurfers Competitions

* This competition is open to our
UK readers only

 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

This is my beautiful mum Jocelyn and our Newfoundland puppy, Tayton.

Tayton turned one on the 6th June. She is an amazing puppy but all 120lbs of her still thinks she is the size of a Shitzu. So she can be quite a handful at times!




My mum has done an amazing job with her.


Tayton would love to win the Breakfast Table Teapot from Carters of Suffolk for her mummy, to say thank you for picking her, loving her and giving her a fab 1st year.



I hope you like my pictures.

Jessica Hutton, County Durham


Dear Jessica

Thank you for sharing your fabulous pictures and telling us all about Tayton. She is a beautiful dog.

I can see that she has brought you and your mother so much happiness.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of our Star Letter Competition. The prize is a Breakfast Table Teapot from Carters of Suffolk.

Murray Jacobs, Managing Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

Well I have reached the conclusion we have reached THAT age! Our day started yesterday.

"Put the coffee in the fridge and the milk in the cupboard"

Hubby called me, "Where's the cheque book gone?"

Feeling sheepish thinking I had put it somewhere, I looked everywhere and then noticed it was right in front of him !!!!

I went out to do some weeding, decided I would empty our little fountain and somehow ... yep I slipped. How can a fall cause so much damage?

I got a long graze down the length of my arm, my wedding ring cut in between my fingers, my elbow was badly grazed, knees grazed, two fingers grazed, and fell on my hip. Ouch that hurt!

But the worst was that I fell against the rough rockery and bumped the side of my head. Now I got the headache from hell. I thought silly old fool.

I went inside, all covered in mud and my husband said, "Lie on the bed."

I'm not that daft, that would mean changing my bedding again....

That's me, my hubby and my old boxer dog, all doing silly things. But I don't get down. I just enjoy each day as it comes.

TODAY the sun is shining, so I take my battered old body out into the garden to lie on the lounger with a good book, BLISS....


Damn been outside and forgot my Book! I'm all set up now and lay down on the lounger...

RING RING..... it's the telephone

Silence...

It's a cold caller!

My thoughts? Laugh at yourself. Enjoy life.

What a silly old person I am !!!!!!!

Pamela Hutchinson, Derbyshire

Dear Pamela

Thank you for sending in your letter. It does sound as if you are a little accident prone. I hope you have recovered from your fall.

You definitely have the right outlook on life. Laugh at yourself and enjoy life.

I hope you get a chance to enjoy your garden this summer and to relax undisturbed on your sun lounger with a good book.

Have a wonderful summer.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

My wife Anita recently suffered a bout of laryngitis and asked our teenage grandson, Luc, to get some medication from the chemist.

Unfortunately, he couldn't understand her talking and asked her to write it down.

When she wrote, "PLEASE GET ME SOME LOZENGES FROM THE CHEMIST", he said, "Okay Nan -- no need to shout".

Mervyn Saunders, Merthyr Tydfil


Dear Mervyn

Thank you for telling us your funny story and sharing your lovely photograph.

I hope Anita has got her voice back now and the lozenges did the trick!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Mystery Books

Sherlock Holmes is what I like
To find out who murdered the victim that night
So many different characters
To choose one is so hard
All we know is the victim
Was caught off guard
Perhaps it’s the gardener with his so many tools
Perhaps it’s the owner with his so many rules
You never know until it’s the end
And then you find out it was just his friend


Linda Thorn

Dear Linda
 
Thank you for sending in your excellent poem.

I enjoy reading crime novels too. It's always fun trying to solve the puzzle of 'whodunit'. It's always the person you least expect!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You



Many thanks for the Splendor board game prize and holding the competition.

It arrived very swiftly and I’ve put it away for us to play on our holidays in July.


Cristina McDowall

Dear Cristina
 
Many thanks for letting us know that you received Splendor safely. I hope you enjoy playing it with your family over the summer holidays.

I have passed on your thanks to Esdevium games the sponsor of the competition.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Please use our New Email address for Competitions

Don't forget to use the NEW Sixtyplusurfers email address for our competitions.

It is:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

You will notice that some competitions also have our sponsors' email addresses for entry - so do check each competition before you enter!

Label Your Entry Correctly!

Please label all the competitions with the title given so that we can see which competition you are entering.

Avoid putting the competition answer as the title of your email as this takes us more time to sort out your entry and can be confusing. And please ensure the competition title is spelled correctly!

Give your Competition Entry a Title

And try not to leave the title of your email blank - as your entry may get lost in our Junk box!!! And then you will have less chance of winning a competition prize.

Finally, please don't forget that each competition must be entered separately.

Closing Date for Competitions

Closing date for this month's competitions is 30th July 2015 - so don't forget to enter.

And if you live overseas, but would like to enter a UK competition on the Sixtyplusurfers website - please let us know if there is someone in the UK who can accept the prize on your behalf.

Change of Address

Please also let us know in good time if there is a change of address, you are moving house, or if you would like your prize to be delivered to a different address.

Let us know if you will be on holiday

And please let us know if you will be on holiday or unable to accept your prize.

Please allow 28 days for prize delivery


Please allow around 28 - 36 days for delivery of your prizes, as they are sent out by our competition sponsors rather than Sixtyplusurfers.

But do let us know if you have any problems.

 

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

Please let us know if you would like to receive any information about Sixtyplusurfers

We are always happy to consider editorial and advertisements for Sixtyplusurfers. Editorial should be sent at least one month in advance to ensure that your article appears in the latest issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

   Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack

We have a brand new Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack for 2015 with full rates and information about Sixtyplusurfers, so do let us know if you would like to receive one. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about advertising or featuring on Sixtyplusurfers.

     
  Monthly Features List

We also have a monthly Features List with details about forthcoming features and seasonal articles - so please contact us if you would like to be included on the mailing list.

We can offer Advertorials, Features, Videos, Reader Surveys, Competitions, Reader Offers, Links to your Website, Logos, News Items, Book Reviews, Celebrity Interviews, Advisory Articles, Theatre, Exhibition and Concert listings, Bulletins, and Classifieds.

            August 2015 issue

We are now compiling our August 2015 issue of Sixtyplusurfers. So don't forget to send your articles and features in good time. Please contact us with any editorial contributions or enquiries.

For details about editorial, advertising rates, and to receive a Media Pack contact the Sixtyplusurfers Team.

Murray Jacobs
Managing Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

Tel: 0208 440 3340


Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com
 
Tel: 0208 866 3686
Or: 0208 357 2540

 

        Terms & Conditions
    For Sixtyplusurfers
         Competitions

Sixtyplusurfers reserves the right to withdraw any competitions or to substitute a prize in the event of a competition sponsor going into liquidation or administration.

If you have won a prize, please allow at least four to six weeks to receive your gift - as many of the prizes have been supplied by different sponsors.

Enter Competitions Separately

All competitions must be entered separately! And please clearly label your entries with the correct name of the competition you are entering to help us sort through your entries!

Please note that competitions can be entered by all ages. You don't have to be 60 to enter.

Please can you also ensure that you use the correct email address for each competition entry - many competitions use the Sixtyplusurfers inbox - but some are also from our sponsors and these may have a different email address.

Difficulties Entering Competitions

If you have any difficulties entering any of the  competitions featured on Sixtyplusurfers  please email: jennyitz@hotmail.com

Some prizes do take longer to send out than others especially the higher value items, so please be patient. However, if you have waited more than 28 days to receive a prize, then don't hesitate to drop us line and we'll chase it up for you!

We do not accept automated entries or those from Competition Syndicates!

We do not accept automated entries from these competition syndicates: Win24, Prizedrawcentre, WeWin4U, easypost.net or mailsort.org

We do not accept Multiple Entries

Please note we also do not accept multiple entries from the same address. Please enter the competitions once only.

Entering more times will
REDUCE your chance of winning a prize!

 

       More Competitions
       For You to Enter

More Competitions for You to Enter

If you enjoy entering competitions take a look at some of these fantastic Competition Websites:

www.loquax.co.uk www.competitorscompanion.com
www.theprizefinder.com
www.competitionhunter.com
www.magicfreebies.co.uk
www.MyOffers.co.uk
www.whichbingo.co.uk
www.win4now.co.uk
www.citybingo.com
www.ukwins.co.uk
www.compaholics.co.uk
www.ttfreebies.co.uk
www.winnersworld.co.uk
www.justcompetitions.co.uk 
www.GetMeATicket.co.uk 
www.competitionstoday.co.uk
www.ukcompetitions.com
www.compersgrapevine.co.uk

www.ukcompetitions.com

www.competitions-time.co.uk
www.offerx.co.uk
www.quizfactor.com
www.topfox.co.uk
www.latestdiscountvouchers.co.uk
www.hotukdeals.com
www.winholiday.co.uk

www.competitionstracker.co.uk
www.emperola.com
www.compersforum.co.uk

Win prizes at The Prizefinder: www.theprizefinder.com

Tell us about your Competition Website and we will list it for You!

Tell us about your competition website and we will list it for you

If you hear about any new competition websites, or run your own competition website then please tell us about it, and we can list it here for you.

And don't forget to send in your letters and photographs to the Sixtyplusurfers Competitions and Letters page at:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk


Please use our new email address to enter Sixtyplusurfers competitions.

Closing date for competitions this month is 30th July 2015.
 

      Sixtyplusurfers
           Liability

 

If you have any questions or enquiries about the competitions or letters featured on this page or would like to advertise with Sixtyplusurfers please email or telephone:

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the information on Sixtyplusurfers is accurate, neither the Editor nor contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors, views, advice or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause.

Sixtyplusurfers does not officially endorse any advertising material included on this website.

You may be contacted by the sponsors of some of the competitions which are being run independently of Sixtyplusurfers.

Please specify on your entry if you do not wish to receive any future marketing information or correspondence from our advertisers.
 
 

              We're always
        Here to Help


Keep Calm We're Here To Help

 

Sixtyplusurfers is always here to help you. So if you would like help joining the Chat and Socialise page, entering the competitions, or anything you see on Sixtyplusurfers, don't forget to ask.

And if there are any questions about entering competitions, writing features or articles for Sixtyplusurfers, placing an advertisement, or if you would like our Media Pack, we're always happy to help.

Just give us a call or email:

Jenny Itzcovitz
Telephone: 0208 357 2540
Or: 0208 866 3686

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Telephone: 0208 440 3340
murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

 

  Sixtyplusurfers Competition

    Win a GreenVale
       Potato Pals
        Goody Bag


Win a GreenVale Potato Pals Goody Bag


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Greenvale, the UK's leading supplier of fresh potatoes, to offer five lucky readers the chance to win a GreenVale Potato Pals Goody Bag.

Each Goody Bag consists of a bag of 2kg GreenVale All Rounders, plus a GreenVale apron, masher, peeler, ricer, apron and chip cutter.

The award winning potatoes, which are the Jelly variety and grown exclusively for GreenVale, are genuine ‘all-rounders’ ideal for mashing, roasting, baking or even for chips and wedges.

GreenVale All Rounders come in a distinctive paper bag, to keep the potatoes fresher for longer.

You can collect ‘Potatokens’ from packs of GreenVale All Rounders and Jacket Potatoes, to claim Potato Pals.

Available in Tesco, Booths and Ocado.

For more information about GreenVale Potatoes click on www.greenvalepotatoes.co.uk

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what variety
of potatoes are
used by GreenVale
for their delicious
All Rounders range?

       a) Jelly
       b) Berry
       c) Jersey
       d) Custard


 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what variety of potatoes are used by GreenVale for their delicious All Rounder range? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address as shown below:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry GreenVale Potato Pals Goody Bag Competition 

* This competition is open to our
UK readers only

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win a Traditional Case of Bitter

Win a Traditional Case of Bitter

From Best of British Beer


If you enjoy visiting the Sixtyplusurfers website and entering our competitions, then why not subscribe to the
Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter.

 

Free of charge, we send out the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter once a month to keep you up-to-date with all of our news. Find out about all the new competitions running on Sixtyplusurfers and all the latest features and articles we have planned.

 

To receive the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter once a month, just email your name, postal address and email address. And you can receive a monthly update of all our news.

 

If you are already receiving our Newsletter, you might like to recommend a friend or someone from your family - so they can also keep in touch with Sixtyplusurfers on a regular basis.

 

This month, Sixtyplusurfers is offering one lucky reader who joins the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommends a friend, the chance to win a Traditional Case of Bitter from Best of British Beer worth £33.99.

If you (or someone you know) enjoys a decent pint of traditional beer at the pub, this is the case of beers for you. All the bottles in this case are classic Best Bitters. They are medium to full bodied, well-hopped which gives that long lasting bitter finish but they don't have any additional flavours such as chocolate or fruit. You could say this is for the beer purists.

Someone who likes a pint of London Pride, Bombardier, Landlord, Black Sheep or Marston's Pedigree should love all the beers in this box. The colours range from dark golden to deep copper, and the strength will be around the 4.3% ABV mark.

The case contains 12 x 500ml bottles of classic bitter from Britain's finest award winning breweries. Perfect for Summer entertaining, garden parties, refreshment for your barbecue, or a special Summer gift. They're all firm favourites for true bitter lovers!

For more information about the prize click on www.bestofbritishbeer.co.uk

    For Your Chance

to Win a Traditional Case of Bitter

To enter the Newsletter Competition just send us your name, postal address and email address and then tell us if you would like to join our regular mailing list.

Then send your contact details to us at:
sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk

One lucky winner chosen from 'the hat' will win a Traditional Case of Bitter from Best of British Beer.

* Please Note - this competition is only open to those readers who are not yet on our mailing list but would like to receive the monthly Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter.

You can also recommend a friend to sign up for the Newsletter for your chance to win the prize!

* To ensure that your email server does not reject the monthly Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter, we suggest you add the email murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com  to your contacts list or your safe list of senders.
 

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition


Win a Dessert Bullet from Tesco

Win a Dessert Bullet from Tesco


This month we've teamed up with  Tesco  for
  our Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Dessert Bullet, a healthier way to enjoy your sweet treats this summer.

The Dessert Bullet turns ordinary fruits and flavours into rich, healthy delicious deserts that taste just like your favourite ice creams and sundaes.

In just 10 seconds you can make great-tasting desserts from anything you want. The Dessert Bullet is the fun, new and delicious way to make healthy desserts for yourself and your entire family.

The 7-piece set includes a power base, feed tube and barrel, a top funnel tray, pusher, two spouts and a bonus recipe guide.

This fabulous prize is worth £50.

For more information about the Dessert Bullet click on www.tesco.com/direct
 

For your chance to win the Dessert Bullet from Tesco in our Facebook competition, just visit the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this fantastic prize!

And don't forget to give us a 'like' while you are there!

The best entry will win
the Dessert Bullet from Tesco.

Once you have entered the Facebook competition just let us know your full name and address to send the prize by emailing:

 
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk


       * Please label your entry Dessert
                  Bullet Competition

 

 Don't Forget to Enter     our Twelve Other
  Competitions in our
     July 2015 issue

Sixtyplusurfers Reader Survey


This month we would like to get your views about Sixtyplusurfers in our Reader Survey. All entries will be put into a prize draw and one lucky reader will win Scrabble Prestige Edition worth £99.95.

Win a Scrabble Prestige Edition worth £99.95
 

Click on the Reader Survey page to enter
 

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


Win an OXO Good Grips Summer Goody Bag including a salad spinner, salad dressing shaker, strawberry huller, racheting pineapple slicer, interlocking corn holders and bladed meat tenderiser worth a total of £80. Send in the Best Photograph of the Month to the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat and Socialise page for your chance to win!

Win an OXO Good Grips Summer Goody Bag worth £80 including a Salad Spinner, Salad Dressing Shaker, Strawberry Huller, Racheting Pineapple Slicer, Interlocking Corn Holders and Bladed Meat Tenderiser

 

Click on the Our Friends page for full details about how to enter the competition.
 

A Channel Islands Cruise from Silver Travel worth over £6,000
 

Win a No-fly Cruise for two people with the Noble Caledonia worth over £6,000 on the MS Serenissima in Portsmouth to visit the Channel Islands of Sark and Alderney as well as the Scilly Isles of Tresco, St Martins and St Agnes.

Win a No-fly cruise for two people with the Noble Caledonia worth over £6,000 on the MS Serenissima in Portsmouth to visit the Channel Islands of Sark and Alderney as well as the Scilly Isles of Tresco, St Martins and St Agnes

 

Click on the Travel & Holidays page to enter the competition.
 

A Magical Three Hour Elvis Cruise
 

Win a pair of tickets for an Elvis Tribute Cruise including a three hour cruise with a welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a three course dinner followed with tea or coffee, two musical sets featuring an award winning Elvis tribute artist, and Elvis themed music for dancing to end the cruise.

Win a pair of tickets for an Elvis Tribute Cruise including a three hour cruise with a welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a three course dinner followed with tea or coffee, two musical sets featuring an award winning Elvis tribute artist, and Elvis themed music for dancing to end the cruise

Win a pair of tickets for an Elvis Tribute Cruise including a three hour cruise with a welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a three course dinner followed with tea or coffee, two musical sets featuring an award winning Elvis tribute artist, and Elvis themed music for dancing to end the cruise

 

Click on the Entertainment & Travel page to enter the competition.
 

A Spa Break for Two and Elizabeth Shaw chocolates
 

Win a Spa Break for Two, and three lucky winners can also receive a delicious box of Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates.

Win a Spa Break for Two, and three lucky winners can also receive a delicious box of Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates


Win a Spa Break for Two, and three lucky winners can also receive a delicious box of Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates
 

Click on the Food & Drink page to enter the competition.

 

Discover the Outdoors and Nature with your Grandchildren this Summer
 

Win an exclusive Primary Science Outdoor Discovery Bundle from Learning Resources®  including a set of 6 Big Bug view Jars, Binoculars, a Plant and Grow Set, Magnifier and Tweezers, and a Metal Detector.

Win an exclusive Primary Science Outdoor Discovery Bundle from Learning Resources®  including a set of 6 Big Bug view Jars, Binoculars, a Plant and Grow Set, Magnifier and Tweezers, and a Metal Detector

 

Click on the Shopping & Gifts page to enter the competition.
 

A Beautiful Skirt for the Summer
 

Win a Button Through Skirt from Damart.

Win a Button Through Skirt from Damart
 

Click on the Fashion & Accessories page to enter the competition.

 

Win a Special Limited Edition Game

Win Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition from Esdevium Games.

Win Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition from Esdevium Games

 

Click on the News & Book Reviews page to enter the competition.
 

A Limited Edition Scarf by Linda Barker
 

Win a beautiful Limited Edition Scarf designed by Linda Barker.  We've got three to give away!

Win a beautiful Limited Edition Scarf designed by Linda Barker
 

Click on the Fashion & Accessories page to enter the competition.
 

Rejuvenate your Skin for the Summer

Win Intense Hydrating Day Cream & Overnight Renewal Cream from The Jojoba Company.

Intense Hydrating Day Cream & Overnight Renewal Cream from The Jojoba Company

Intense Hydrating Day Cream & Overnight Renewal Cream from The Jojoba Company
 

Click on the Beauty & Hair Styles page to enter the competition.

 

A 'Home and Away' Games Twosome
 

Win LOGO The Best of TV & Movies board game and the MINI travel version from Drumond Park. For three lucky winners!

Win LOGO The Best of TV & Movies board game and the MINI travel version from Drumond Park
 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

A New Album by Josh Taerk
 

Win Here's To Change, the new album by Josh Taerk. We've got three to give away!

Win Here's To Change, the new album by Josh Taerk


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

Don't Forget to Give Your Competition Entries a Title!

Don't forget to give your competition entries the correct title

Don't forget to label all Sixtyplusurfers competition entries with a title if you are entering by email!

All of our competition emails are automatically sorted according to their title, but if you leave your email
blank it may end up in the Junk Box!

The title of your competition entry for example might be
Ticket to Ride Competition.

The
correct title should always be included as the subject heading of your email to avoid it getting lost and help us enter you for the competition.

And please enter each competition separately, including your full name, address and telephone number.
 

Tell Your Friends
about Sixtyplusurfers

Tell your friends about Sixtyplusurfers

If you like visiting the Sixtyplusurfers website, then tell your friends all about us. The more visitors we have, the better prizes we can offer you!

You can find Sixtyplusurfers at www.sixtyplusurfers.co.uk


You can also sign up to receive our Newsletter or recommend a friend. Just send your name and email address to:

sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk
 

Thank You for Your Wonderful Letters!

Thank you for your wonderful letters

Thank you very much to everyone who has sent in a letter to Sixtyplusurfers this month. We really appreciate your letters, poems, photographs, recipes, handy tips and stories.

We always try and include as many letters and pictures as we can so if you don't see your letter this month, look out for it next month!

Please keep your letters coming in to email:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk
 

Questions & Enquiries

Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers

If you have any questions about any of the competitions or letters featured on this page, please contact the team:

Jenny Itzcovitz
Tel: 0208 357 2540

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Tel: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

 

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Catch up with all the latest news, competition updates and information about Sixtyplusurfers on Twitter.

Follow Sixtyplusurfers news on Twitter
 

Follow Sixtyplusurfers by clicking on: www.twitter.com/Sixtyplusurfers
 

Entering Competitions

Entering Sixtyplusurfers competitions

The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th July.
 

Don't forget to enter each competition separately and give it the correct title!

Please include your full name, address and telephone number in case you are a winner.


Please note, our competitions are open to all ages.