It’s Friday people! And we all know what that means… it’s time for Quids In!
Our weekly live show, we’re all about giving back to the UK’s hardworking tradespeople. Giving them the opportunity to win prizes, save money and honour those that have done incredible work in the industry. And, this week, we were joined by our fantastic sponsors UK Flooring Direct!
And, thanks to them, we were giving away a Motorola Dash Cam and Amazon Gift Voucher, a Huawei Smart Phone, an Apple Watch S3 and a PS4 with Fifa bundle. All amounting to more than £700!
But first, it was time for our first segment of the show, news headlines!
‘Construction worker owed £600 in unpaid wages destroys Travelodge!’
The tradesman in question John Manley ploughed into the lobby of the hotel on Monday and reports heard him shouting, “If you’d just paid me my f***ing £600!”, causing damages and delays worth up to £500,000.
Of course, many in the industry know the sting of late payments and empathised with the tradesman, even setting up a GoFundMe page for him, raising thousands of pounds.
However, it has recently been uncovered that the contractor had actually been paid in full. A banking glitch meant that his wages, that were due Friday, weren’t actually paid until Monday. And, unfortunately, the tradesman hadn’t checked his account before doing the damage.
He is now, instead of in a prison cell, being treated for his mental health which his family say that he has been struggling with. But what do you think of this? Did he go too far? Let us know!
But before Andy could discuss things any further though it was time for our first competition, cement mixer lottery. With numbered balls between one and twelve, all our audience needed to do was guess the correct number. And, this time, they had a chance of winning a Motorola Dash Cam worth £49.99 and a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher.
This was all thanks to our fantastic sponsors UK Flooring Direct. Not only did they supply all of today’s amazing prizes, but with their trade account, you can also get exclusive trade discounts and the best flooring deals in the UK, all thanks to their price promise. Plus, if you opened one today as well, they could even receive a welcome pack completely for free!
Speaking of free, it was time to our pick our lucky winner who, thanks to UK Flooring Direct, could win £75 worth of gear just by entering the correct number between one and twelve. And, this week, it was the number… FIVE!
With one competition down, it was now time for the next part of our show, caption this!
The aim of the game here is for our audience to simply caption the image they see on the screen. Easy! Plus, if they come up with a belter of a caption, they could even win an OTT hoodie!
This week, the image showed a, well, some would call it a gate but I’m not really sure what it was trying to be to be honest. Luckily though, our audience did and the captions came flooding in. But, before Andy could go through any of these, the competition claxon sounded once again for our second giveaway.
And, thanks to our friends at UK Flooring Direct, our audience had the chance to win a Huawei Smart Phone worth £149! Not only that, but UK Flooring Direct also offer unlimited large free samples on all their flooring too. You can order the flooring itself and plenty of free samples online 24/7. Or, you can call their helpful team of flooring experts to order over the phone. Simple!
Speaking of free samples, our audience also had the chance to win something for free. All they had to do to be in with a chance of winning it was guess the correct number between one and twelve. And, this week, the lucky number was… SEVEN!
Two competitions down and two more to go, this officially marked the halfway part of the show. But what’s next I hear you ask? Well, it’s time for top tips.
Tip 1: Bag yourself a free McDonald’s cheeseburger!
Need something for lunch today? Well, get yourself down to McDonald’s where you can bag yourself a free burger! Hurry though because the offer ends today and it’s really simple to do. All you need to do is order the burger on the McDonalds app! Then, you’ll be sent an order number, which you use to go and collect it.
There’s no minimum spend and you won’t need to enter any payment details either (unless you want to add extra items that is). So, get yourself a free burger before it’s too late!
Tip 2: Sign Up for a UK Flooring Direct trades account!
With a trade account you can get exclusive trade discounts, a dedicated account manager and next day delivery. And that’s not all either! Oh no. You also get unlimited – yes, unlimited – free samples and lots of other benefits too. It’s an easy win so click here if you’d like to get in on this and bag yourself a trade account.
And, with all of this, you can be… QUIDS IN!
Speaking of which, it was now time for our third competition, blindfold darts!
Here, our audience had the chance to win an Apple Watch S3 worth £279. Heading over to the Blindfold Darts Arena, Joe was with Sam who was back and blindfolded ready to throw the darts. And, to be in with a chance of winning, all our audience had to do was guess which number Sam’s dart would land on. This week, it was the lucky number… ELEVEN!
Three competitions won, and with just one more competition to go, it was now time for our next part of the show… shoutouts!
This is the part of the show where our audience can get involved live on air and bag themselves a shoutout. Not only that, but we also honour our hero of the week too. Here, we talk about a tradesperson who has gone above and beyond in the industry.
This week, our cause was David Murren.
David is a roofer from Cleveland, Ohio. On Thursday the 27th of December, he fell from a second story building onto the concrete below. As a result, he shattered his skull, broke three neck bones and four vertebrae (one that will need surgery to repair). His hands and wrists are also severally broken and will need extensive surgeries to repair, and he now has complete deafness in his right ear. Not only that, but his nail gun hit him on the way down too, breaking several bones in his face.
Being in America, for David’s family, the worry is not only about his recovery but also his medical bills too. So, his friends have set up a Go Fund Me page to help with the mounting medical costs and rehabilitation he’s going to need. So, if you’d like to support David in his recovery, you can check out his donation page here.
Along with a few more shoutouts, it wasn’t long before the competition claxon sounded again and it was time for the final competition. Mug shot! This is where our man Jamie tries to throw as many of his 12 tea bags into the oversized mug hoop as possible.
And, at the minute, he was on a roll! This week was no disappointment either and Jamie managed to land a joint record of eight! Plus, by guessing this, one of our lucky audience members also managed to win themselves a PS4 and Fifa bundle worth £249.99!
So that was it, the end of our show. All that was left to say now was a massive thank you to our audience and our fantastic sponsors UK Flooring Direct for all of the brilliant prizes. Plus, don’t forget, you can be Quids In with their trade account so make sure you check it out! See you all next week!
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