Win the Ultimate Christmas Staycation and more.

RTÉ has ​​partnered with SPAR which wants to give you the chance to win the ultimate Christmas holiday in Dublin. But your price doesn’t end there, as you’ll also get your own private cooking class with Donal Skehan. where you can whip up a storm with some of Donal’s tasty recipes.

You’ll also get a 2-night stay at one of Dublin’s best city center hotels, so you can soak up all the Christmas festivities and more. And so you can start your Christmas shopping, there is also € 1,000 pocket money.


AND on top of all that, SPAR wants to give you an extra $ 2,000 to spend in-store on all your favorite Christmas treats and more for the whole family.

To try your luck, answer this week’s question ….

Which of these ingredients is one of the main ingredients used in a traditional Irish stew?




If you know the answer, call or text the contest line:

text TO COOK followed by your reply and your name to 57117 (ROI only).

Each text entry costs € 2.00 (VAT included).

Please note that the person named in the entry must be 18 years of age or older on the date of entry.

The lines are now open and will close at 12 noon on Friday November 19, 2021. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included. The winner will be published here once the winner has been contacted and verified, after noon on 11/19/2021, subject to delay due to the verification process.

Participation / entry signifies acceptance of all associated terms and conditions listed below.


Service provider: Phonovation. Phone. : 0818 217 100.

This competition is open to residents of the Republic of Ireland only.

Each text entry should be no more than 160 characters long, including spaces, otherwise you may be charged an additional charge for each subsequent message. The use of emoji / smileys may also incur additional charges and may vary between carriers.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised contest opening and closing times and dates, as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw. The competition may be closed if you are looking on remedial services, please check dates and times.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older on the date of entry and reside in the Republic of Ireland to be considered the winner of the prize.

The promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable only by birth certificate or passport, and proof of residence, verifiable only by a recent utility bill (issued within 6 months of winning).

Prize winner and one other guest must be 18 years of age or older.

Prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative to non-cash prize items.

In order to claim the prize, the winner must sign any document that may be requested by the Promoter regarding the acceptance of the contest prize, the terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, the disclaimer of liability in favor of the Promoter and any other persons that may be determined by the Promoter. The person (s) traveling as a guest of the winner will also be required to sign these documents if requested by the Promoter in order to be authorized to travel.

The prize winner and his / her guest (s) will be required to comply with all specific health and safety rules and recommendations in place at local, national and European level, including the Covid-19 rules and recommendations in the hotel establishment and at Howth. Castle Cookery School, in order to receive the prize. If the Prize winner and / or their guests do not comply with the local and / or national health and safety rules and recommendations of the local establishment, the Prize will be deemed to have been forfeited. The Promoter (s) accept (s) no responsibility for any health and safety problem resulting from the use of the prize.

The stay must be taken on Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4 inclusive, no other date or extension is authorized. If the trip is not completed on the dates specified, the trip and all elements of the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited. No changes will be allowed once the hotels / cooking class are booked and issued. All items are subject to prior reservation and availability. Accommodation and cooking school will be reserved by the Promoter. SPAR Ireland reserves the right to modify the price or the dates of stay in the event of circumstances beyond its control.

Prize is for 1 winner plus 5 guest (s), one of whom must be over 18 (i.e. 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18), for a stay of 2 nights in a 4 star hotel in Dublin (based on family room sharing (full room allocation to be confirmed when confirming family members’ travel), hotel and room as specified by promoter, B&B basis ), a private cooking class with Donal Skehan at Howth Castle Cookery School, Co Dublin on Friday December 3 at 1 p.m. (SPAR Ireland reserves the right to change the details of the cooking class in the event of circumstances beyond its control), no amount of money or alternative is not available, absence for any reason will result in this deemed lost item prize), € 1,000 cash prize (payable to winner by check or pre-loaded credit card) and € 2,000 SPAR voucher (provided in denominations as specified by the Promoter or in the form of a credit t store in the winner’s local store, redeemable at a specific SPAR store (s) designated by the prize winner, the standard use policy for SPAR gift vouchers, terms and conditions s ‘apply, the voucher / credit must be used in full within 5 years from the date of issue of the voucher / credit, after which any remaining credit will be deemed to have been lost).

Travel insurance and transfers from / to Dublin are not included.

The price cannot be divided, is only valid for a period of travel, any element of the price not used within the agreed time limits will be deemed to have been lost.

Any charges incurred in addition to the items of the price package listed (e.g. telephone charges, Covid-19 testing, meals, room service, transfers, spa treatments, etc.) will be at the expense of responsibility of the winner.

Any requested or authorized upgrades or modifications to the stated vacation price will be the responsibility of the winner.

Failure to show up for any reason on the agreed and booked travel dates does not entitle the winner to another stay and the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited.

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, SPAR Ireland and their promotional partners, associated companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate / win.

RTÉ’s decision regarding the selection of the contest winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

All personal data relating to contest participants will be used in accordance with current Irish data protection law and best practice. Please see RTÉ’s privacy policy for more details.

The data relating to the participants will be kept by RTÉ for a reasonable period after the closing of the competition in order to help RTÉ to organize the competitions in a coherent way and to deal with any questions.

For the purposes of administering the contest prize, it is a contractual requirement that RTÉ share the personal data of the winning participant (s) with the promotional partners of the contest. When you have provided RTÉ with your personal data, you have the right to obtain a copy. of your personal data subject to certain exceptions. To exercise your rights with regard to your personal data, please consult RTÉ’s Guide to the rights of data subjects

The general conditions of the RTÉ competition also apply.

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