Octopus Ahoy! App Rewards at a Glance

With less than a week to go before our oct-astic cephalopod sculptures leave the streets of Tendring, we’d like to remind app users that the timeframe for redeeming some of your app rewards will soon be drawing to a close.

Once the sculptures are back at Octopus Ahoy! HQ (ahead of the auction on 23rd September), you will no longer be able to collect them or unlock their rewards – but also make sure to collect your freebies, and enter all the prize draws, before their deadlines. We’d encourage you to check out the T&Cs of all of your unlocked rewards for full details and expiry dates, but you can find some ‘at a glance’ information below.

Key Dates

Monday 6th September – your deadline for collecting your Ellisons Solicitors’ goodies from Candy Corner at Clacton Pier, claiming up to four free soft drinks at Café on the Pier, Harwich, and for submitting your interest in redeeming your half-price subscription, or 3-month online subscription, with LocaliQ. Multiple prize draws will also take place on this date (see below).

Friday 10th September – collect your free sealife-themed charm from Candy Corner at Clacton Pier before the end of the day. This is also the final date for submitting your octopus selfies to Suffolk Digital (for collection from Friday 17th September).

Wednesday 15th September – last chance to claim a free kid’s box (popcorn and a drink) at Clacton Century Cinema, as well as to utilise your 15% discount on Dura Composites’ range of Mahogany Dura Deck Tiles.

Thursday 30th September – your final day to grab buy-one-get-one-free on Whippy ice creams at The Olde Sweet Shop, Frinton – and utilise your free tickets to ride The Official 150 Anniversary Wheel at Clacton Pavilion.

Sunday 31st October – final date for claiming your 10% discount on food at Milsoms, Dedham, and The Pier in Harwich (offer redeemable from 1st September onwards), your 10% discount on all items on the Planet 14 Landscapes Ltd’s online shop, and your free ticket to Sailor Boy Amusements in St Osyth.

Monday 1st November – your last chance to utilise 2-4-1 entry to the SeaQuarium at Clacton Pier, your 20% discount to Pavilion Bowling at Clacton Pavilion, and your free carousel ride for up to four people at Walton Pier.

Wednesday 1st December – 2-4-1 swim sessions, and free swim or gym entry pass, at Tendring Leisure Centres will both expire on this date.

Friday 31st December – your last chance to enjoy your free cream tea at Fillpots Garden Centre and utilise your 25% discount on food at The Kingscliff Hotel, Holland-on-Sea or The George Hotel, Colchester.

Saturday 1st January 2022 – get your details submitted, to register your interest in claiming a free website audit from the expert team at KAT Marketing, by New Year’s Day.

You can even keep claiming rewards well into the new year, with your 15% discount at Ragmarsh Farm Shop and Butchers redeemable until Tuesday 15th March 2022 and buy-one-get-one-free on adventure golf at Greensward Café and Adventure Golf running until Saturday 31st December 2022!

Prize Draws

The vast majority of prize draws will be taking place on Monday 6th September; you should ensure you have entered and confirmed your details for all unlocked prize draws by midnight on Sunday 5th September.

Some exceptions to this are:

  • Essex County Council’s final prize draws (to win £150, £500 or £1,000-worth of shopping vouchers) which will take place on Tuesday 7th September
  • Dura Composites’ prize draw to win a Family & Friends Railcard, taking place on Friday 10th September
  • Planet 14 Landscapes Ltd’s prize draw, taking place on Tuesday 14th September, to win a free garden design drawing from their expert designer

In all instances, winners will be contacted by email – so keep an eye on your inbox (including your spam/junk, just in case) for news in the following weeks.

Instructions for what you need to do should you win any of the prize draws will be covered in your email, but also appears on the reward’s T&Cs; this includes any restrictions or timeframes for when your reward can be taken, so we’d suggest you give them a read.

We really hope you have enjoyed unlocking and redeeming rewards with the app this summer and will continue to enjoy your freebies and memories for a long time to come. If you have any queries at all, feel free to get in touch at octopus@katmarketing.co.uk