Cadbury Creme Egg season has officially launched (yes, I know it’s only January!!), and their gold chocolate egg is back.
The chance of finding a gold Cadbury Creme Egg is slim, but you’ll win up to £5,000 if you do!
You’re not able to walk into any old shop and buy a gold Cadbury Creme Egg.
The gold Cadbury Creme Eggs are hidden in supermarkets around the UK.
In previous years, you were hunting for a white chocolate egg, but that’s all change for 2021. To celebrate 50 years of the Cream Egg, the colour has changed and there are 200 of them hidden around the country.
While the idea of getting some chocolate may be exciting enough, if you happen to come across one, you could win prizes ranging from £50 up to £5,000!
I’m starting to feel a bit like Charlie Bucket hunting for a golden ticket!
Where can I find a gold Cadbury Creme Egg?
Not all supermarkets and shops are getting involved in this promotion.
Winning eggs have been scattered among certain supermarkets, corner stores and newsagents so be savvy with where you shop.
They have been disguised in the usual Creme Egg wrapping, so you may need to eat a few…you know, just for a chance to win, right?
The competition started on 26th December 2020 and will run each week until 4 April 2021, eggs will be somewhere in the UK at the following stores:
- Co-op has 30 winning eggs to find: 1 x £5,000, 9 x £500 and 20 x £50 winning eggs
- There will be gold Creme Eggs in participating Co-op stores somewhere across mainland UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
- There are 30 gold eggs to be found in Tesco, and you could win: 1 x £5,000, 9 x £500 and 20 x £50
- There will be winning Creme Eggs in participating Tesco stores, including Express, somewhere across mainland UK
- There are 30 winning while creme eggs to be found and each one wins you a different prize: 1 x £5,000, 9 x £500 and 20 x £50 winning eggs
- There will be winning gold Creme Eggs in participating Sainsbury’s stores somewhere across mainland UK
- There are 30 winning eggs in Asda. Prizes include: 1 x £5,000, 9 x £500 and 20 x £50 winning eggs
- There will be winning gold Creme Eggs distributed in participating Asda stores somewhere across mainland UK
Marks and Spencer
- 9 eggs to find at Marks and Spencer, with prizes including 1 x £5,000, 4 x £500 and 4 x £50 winning eggs
- There will be winning gold Creme Eggs in participating Marks & Spencer stores somewhere across mainland UK every week.
- 20 eggs to find with the following prize breakdown: 1 x £5,000, 9 x £500 and 10 x £50 winning eggs
- Eggs are randomly distributed in stores across the UK.
- There is 1 x £500 gold egg to find at an Iceland store somewhere in the UK
- There is 1 x £500 gold egg to find at a Booths store somewhere in the UK
- There are 8 gold eggs to find at Booker/BRP, with the following prizes: x £5,000, 3 x £500 and 4 x £50 winning chocolate eggs
- There are 7 winning eggs at One Stop: 1 x £5,000, 1 x £500 and 5 x £50 winning chocolate eggs
- Eggs are randomly distributed in stores.
- There are 30 eggs to be found in independent retailers (local corner shops/convenience stores), with their prizes being: 1 x £5,000, 9 x £500 and 20 x £50
- There will be winning gold Creme Eggs distributed in participating stores somewhere across mainland UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
What do you do if you find a gold egg?
If you’ve managed to find a gold Cadbury Creme Egg then, firstly, well done!
Now, try everything in your power to NOT eat it!!
There is nothing in their terms and conditions that says you can’t eat it.
Inside the foil, there will be a voucher with a phone number. You need to call them during office hours to claim your cash prize.
You need to make sure to keep the voucher and the packaging as they need it to validate your claim. You will also need to tell them which store you bought it from and where it’s based.
All prize claims must be received by 4th June 2021 so if you have a load of eggs stashed away for later in the year, it may be worth catching a glimpse under the foil sooner rather than later!
On the other hand, you could just hold ontop it and hope it’s worth more in the future. a Cadbury’s gold egg sold for £6,500 at aution in 2018, although it was 22ct gold, rather than chocolate.
Eeew – haven’t they been touched?
In 2018, cash-hungry eggs hunters weren’t playing very fairly, which may well have put people off from trying again this year.
There were loads of reports of people unwrapping the eggs while still in store, trying to hunt down a white egg.
Now, this is unhygienic, and is just a waste of perfectly good eggs!
How to find a gold egg without unwrapping it
The milk chocolate and gold chocolate creme eggs come in the same packaging, making it hard to spot one from the other.
It’s all about what’s on the outside of the egg.
If you look at the packaging, there’s an obvious telltale sign – the ingredients.
Exactly the same as when we hunted for white chocolate eggs in previous years, very simply put, the chocolate egg has “white” in the ingredients list.
Metro made the discovery before.
You have until January 9th to find one and be in with a chance of winning £2000. Happy hunting! 🥚🐣 pic.twitter.com/cYCAyZOVcv
— Metro (@MetroUK) January 6, 2018
One thing to point out – 2018 the max prize was £2k, you could win up to £10,000 finding a white creme egg in 2019, but the prize pit has dropped to £5,000 for 2021.
I was considering writing more about Creme Eggs….but…..I’ve just got to nip to the shops ;)
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