8,000 socks took over King’s Cross this week



8,000 socks took over King’s Cross this week as part of our huge laundry-themed extravaganza! The exciting event was held by Currys PC World to celebrate the launch of the new Samsung AddWash™ washing machine. Find out more. 

….as part of our huge laundry-themed extravaganza!

Currys PC World held the exciting event to celebrate the launch of the new Samsung AddWash™ washing machine – a revolutionary product that lets you add to the wash, during the wash.

The show-stopping spectacle took place this Wednesday and was situated in the heart of North London’s busiest station, King’s Cross. Commuters, holidaymakers and passers-by were party to eye-popping performances, laugh-out-loud competitions and even a giant 8ft tall washing machine!

Here’s the lowdown for the day’s events:

Sizzling performances

To add to the fun of the fair, a trio of street-dancers performed every hour, from 7am to 7pm. The great moves and tunes got everyone in the mood – kids were even boogying to the music nearby!

Attracting the crowds in their hoards, there was also a dedicated stand where people could speak to experts from Currys PC World and see the innovative Samsung washing machine for themselves. The machine garnered a lot of interest and people were super excited to find out more.

Michelle Ruff, who stopped to chat to us at the stall, told us she was already planning to buy the new AddWash washing machine this weekend. “I’m always stopping the wash to put more stuff in,” Michelle told us. So when she saw the ad on TV, Michelle jumped at the chance to have an AddWash washing machine in her home. 

A cracking competition

To top it all off, there was even a cash prize up for grabs. As part of our #NoSockLeftBehind competition, we gave passers-by the chance to win a whopping £1,500. Currys PC World staff were positioned around the station giving out promotional ‘lost’ socks. All people had to do was return a ‘missing sock’ to a washing machine inside the station, to be in with a chance of winning.

Congratulations to James from Harrogate, for winning the £1,500 cash prize. James was absolutely delighted when we got in touch to reveal the news. He said, "I’m in utter shock. You never believe that you will win a competition like this, but the lady from Currys PC World was so friendly that I thought I would take a chance. I think I’ll spend the money on my family; maybe a short holiday away somewhere nice! Potentially might get a new TV from Currys PC World!”

 

Good, clean fun

Navigating through London can be stressful. We all know that. So to take a load off people’s minds, we held a super-fun social competition. We asked people to share a photo of their socks on Twitter for the chance to win up to £250 in Currys PC World gift cards - and we had over 200 entries!

From Star Wars socks to dogs in socks, here are some of the silliest socks that were tweeted in:

 

 

 

Well done to Sophie Cowling for scooping the top prize. Sophie bagged a £250 Currys PC World gift card with this super cute pic of her dog. A big well done to our five other twitter winners too who each won £50 in Currys PC World gift cards.

 

 

A big sock-cess

The event created a huge buzz and left people in a spin with excitement. It was also a great reminder of how Currys PC World is leading the way when it comes to innovation and technology. If you weren’t able to make it on the day, you can still check out all the action via the #NoSockLeftBehind hashtag on Twitter.

Tired of rogue socks escaping the wash? Then the new Samsung AddWash™ washing machine could be the perfect appliance for you. Find out more about the AddWash™ washing machine. Or shop the Samsung washing machine now available at Currys.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Win £1,500

 Terms and Conditions:

 

  1. Complete the entry form with your details (name, email address, contact number) and then deposit through the washing machine located on Kings Cross concourse for the chance to win £1,500.
  2. No purchase necessary.
  3. All entries received between 7am 23/03/2016 and 7pm on 23/03/2016 will be entered in the prize draw.
  4. This prize draw is only open to UK residents, excluding employees of DSG Retail Limited and their families, agents (including affiliates), suppliers and anyone connected to this promotion.
  5. Entrants may enter only once and must be aged 18 or over.
  6. The Promoter may, in its absolute discretion, disqualify any entries which it feels do not comply with these terms and conditions or where any form of bad faith is suspected.
  7. The entry must be submitted personally by the entrant. Entries by 3rd parties, collective entries or multiple entries will be disqualified.
  8. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for lost or incomplete entries.
  9. The draw will take place on 24/03/2016 and the winner will be sent a ‘notification email’ within one day of the draw to the email address supplied. The winner is required to reply by email, and provide delivery details, within 7 days of the date on which the notification email was sent.
  10. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries. The promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. If for any reason the winner does not reply to the notification email within 7 days the Promoter will undertake a redraw.
  12. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged by the winner for an alternative.
  13. Upon request, the surname and county of the winner will be available by sending an SAE to the Promoter at the address below. Such requests should not be sent until 28 days after the draw.
  14. By entering the prize draw you agree to receive further information from DSG Retail Limited and carefully selected third parties to inform you of various promotions, goods and services that may be of interest to you, unless you have ticked the opt out box on the form. If you are the winner of this promotion, you also agree to participate in any publicity arising from the prize draw and the publication of your surname and county to those that request those details.
  15. DSG Retail Limited takes your privacy and security of your personal information very seriously. Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use personal information in accordance with data protection laws. Our Privacy Policy can be found at http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/privacy-on-currys-321-commercial.html.
  16. By participating in the promotion entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
  17. English law applies to these terms and conditions.

 Promoter: DSG Retail Limited (registered in England no. 504877), 1 Portal Way, London W3 6RS.

 

Win £250 worth of Currys PC World Gift Cards

 Terms and Conditions:

 

  1. Tweet Currys PC World twitter (@curryspcworld), with #NoSockLeftBehind, and a picture of your socks for the chance to win up to £250 in Currys PC World Gift Cards.
  2. No purchase necessary.
  3. The competition will be judged by Happy Socks
  4. The promotion commences at 7am on 23/03/2016 and ends at 8pm on 23/03/2016.
  5. There will be 6 prizes in total
  • 1 x £250 Currys PC World Gift Card
  • 5 x £50 Currys PC World Gift Card
  1. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for an alternative
  2. This prize draw is only open to UK residents, excluding employees of DSG Retail Limited and their families, agents (including affiliates), suppliers and anyone connected to this promotion.
  3. Entrants may enter only once and must be aged 18 or over.
  4. No entrant may win more than one prize.
  5. The winners will be announced on Twitter.
  6. The winners will be required to send their delivery details to us via Twitter within 7 days of the date on which the notification email/Tweet was sent.
  7. If for any reason a winner does not reply to their message within 7 days the Promoter will pick a new winner.
  8. The Promoter may, in its absolute discretion, disqualify any entries which it feels do not comply with these terms and conditions or where any form of bad faith is suspected.
  9. The entry must be submitted personally by the entrant. Entries by 3rd parties, collective entries or multiple entries will be disqualified.
  10. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for lost or incomplete entries.
  11. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. Upon request, the surname and county of the winners will be available by sending an SAE to Currys PC World, DSG Retail Limited, 1 Portal Way, London W3 6RS.Such requests should not be sent until 28 days after the selection of winners.
  13. By entering the promotion you allow the promoters to contact you via Twitter with further information on this promotion as well as other offers.
  14. DSG Retail Limited takes your privacy and security of your personal information very seriously. Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use personal information in accordance with data protection laws. Our Privacy Policy can be found at http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/privacy-on-currys-321-commercial.html.
  15. By participating in the promotion entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
  16. English law applies to these terms and conditions.

 Promoter: DSG Retail Limited (registered in England no. 504877), 1 Portal Way, London W3 6RS.