Day 6: Grindstore Advent Calendar

Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad Competition

  • Yo bitch! Are you missing your Heisenberg fix? Then fear not as you can win some crackin’ merch right here!

Prizes

  • 1 x Breaking Bad goodie bag

Question

  • What was the name of the plant that Brock was poisoned with?
  1. Lily of the valley
  2. Ricin
  3. Poison Ivy
  4. Deadly Nightshade

How to Enter

Closing Date

  • This competition will end at mid-day on 7th December and the winner will be announced on 9th December

Check out our awesome range of Breaking Bad merch here!!

Enter any competition and be automatically entered in the mega draw on Christmas Eve

The Grindstore Christmas Gift Buying Guide

Grindstore.comIt’s that time of year again.

A Christmas list as long as your string of fairy lights has been thrust upon you along with the rarely seen (forced) smile of your son/daughter/niece/nephew/granddaughter/grandson and you are having to consider re-mortgaging the family home in order to foot the bill.

If you are in a Christmas quandary and wondering where to start when it comes to buying presents for the music mad people in your life, fear not as the Grindstore Team are here to help.

Packed with helpful hints for all ages, this festive gift guide is all you need to ensure you strike a power chord with the whole family on the big day.

Buying Band Merchandise As A Gift

If you are looking to buy band merchandise as a gift, please remember the following rules:

  1. Find out what bands they like
  2. Ensure the “sarcastic response level” is low enough to consider this a genuine answer
  3. Sneak a peek in their bedroom and make note of any posters on their wall for confirmation
  4. If all the above attempts are unsuccessful, buy a Grindstore gift voucher, put your feet up and have a well-deserved glass of wine

The Grindstore Grotto

If you’re stuck for gifts ideas visit the Grindstore Grotto for some alternative present ideas from Grindstore.com including:

We’ve also got a range of gifts for under a tenner and gifts under a fiver, which are ideal as stocking fillers or as presents for Secret Santa.

Sizes

When it comes to sizing, we have a few tips and tricks to ensure that you won’t be kitting out your friends and family in tents or trying to squeeze them into a toddlers t-shirt:

  1. Make use of your time behind the ironing board wisely and make note of and visible sizes on their clothes
  2. Remember that some girl enjoy wearing baggy men’s tees and some lads prefer wearing unisex skinny jeans
  3. Offer to polish their shoes/trainers/ballet pumps/football boots and sneak a peek at the size of their stompers
  4. If all else fails, sneak up on them and take their measurements in a brusque and efficient manner (pleading festive induced insanity if questioned as to your motives)

If, when partaking in any of the above, your cover is blown and Christmas shopping is mentioned in any subsequent conversations, feign ignorance and admit that Christmas is cancelled this year due to extortionate expenditure on alcohol and indoor LED reindeer ornaments.

Gift Vouchers

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If the thought of having to track down a t-shirt which gives your recipient “the feels” sends you running for the hills, fear not as there is a simple option which will release you from any unnecessary pressure and/or blame. The amazing all-purpose gift voucher!

Available from £5 to £100, you can leave the gift buying to your intended recipient without a shred of guilt on your conscience.

To purchase a gift voucher, go to the fantastically festive gift vouchers page and enter the requested details.

Once the payment is completed, the recipient will receive an email with their voucher code which can be entered at the checkout section when they have chosen their goodies.

Using The Wishlist

This helpful feature is a must have for parents with a plan and it is perfect if your intended gift recpient already has an account with Grindstore.

If not then why not gently persuade them to sign up as you need a little help in catching up with modern music and hip new fashion trends.

Once an account is created, you and your family can add any item that takes your fancy onto the wishlist and this can then be printed off and referred to at a later date. (Please note, we are unable to hack into your peoples wishlists for security reasons so if you want to use their wishlist directly you will need to lull them into giving you their password or quietly sneaking up on them whilst they are browsing the website).

Placing your order

When the groundwork is complete and you have a comprehensive list of perfect presents at your disposal, it’s time to get down to business. There are a few ways that you can place an order depending on what is most convenient:

  1. Call our customer services team who will be happy to help from 8.30am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 4pm Saturdays right up until 21st December on 0844 88 00 600
  2. Place the order online by adding the items to your basket and clicking through to the checkout where you can pay via PayPal/Credit or Debit Card
  3. Place a cheque or postal order using the order form in the back of the Christmas catalogue (please note that cheques take around 5 working days to clear once the order is received)

When placing an order over the telephone, for convenience and speed it would be greatly appreciated if you could have the stock ID’s of the items to hand. These can be found in the catalogue below the picture of the item or to the right of the page below the price on the Grindstore.com website (see below)

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Last Order Dates

To save mad panic as the festivities grow closer, make sure you order your gifts in time with the help of our “Last Order Dates” guide. For full information, please visit our delivery page.

Delivery UK EU Rest Of World
Standard 3pm 20th December 3pm 12th December 3pm 5th December
Express 3pm 23rd December N/A N/A

Don’t forget that if you happen to miss the last postage dates, we can process gift voucher orders up until 5pm on 23rd December.

Exchanges and Refunds

Grumpy CatSo, Christmas morning has come and even after hours of careful plotting and planning, someone is unhappy with their gift and they are sitting at the dinner table with a face reminiscent of Grumpy Cat.

Thankfully, the Grindstore Team are prepared for such events and will be accepting returns for exchanges and refunds up until 10th January 2014. Just ensure the following criteria are present and correct:

  1. The item has not been washed
  2. All original tags are still attached (where applicable)
  3. The item has not been damaged/ripped/slashed/burned/graffitied upon in a fit of rage

All you need to do is fill out the returns section on the back of your invoice stating the reason for return and what you would like in exchange and the Grindstore Team will be happy to process your request ASAP.

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What If…

If you still have any other questions then we would love to hear from you. Just pick up the phone and give us a call on 0844 88 00 600 and we will be happy to have a natter and go over any queries you may have. Alternatively drop us an email at customerservices@grindstore.com or post a comment below.

Day 5: Grindstore Advent Calendar

Punkp Pins

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Punky Pins Competition

  • Accessorise in style with five gorgeous Punky Pins necklaces.

Prizes

  • 5 x Punky Pins necklaces

How to Enter

  • Show off your style by sending us an awesome photo of yourself wearing your favourite fashion accessories.
  • Email your photo to beccy@grindstore.com along with your name and telephone number.

Closing Date

  • This competition will end at mid-day on 9th December and the winner will be announced during the afternoon

Check out our awesome range of Punky Pins merch here!! Enter any competition and be automatically entered in the mega draw on Christmas Eve

Day 4: Grindstore Advent Calendar

Grindstore.com

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Grindstore Goodie Bag Competition

  • Fancy bagging yourself a lovely goodie bag full of music merch? That’s what we thought!

Prizes

  • 1 x Grindstore goodie bag packed with awesome merch

Question

  • Name these six blurred musicians
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How to Enter

Closing Date

  • This competition will end at mid-day on 6th December and the winner will be announced during the afternoon

Enter any competition and be automatically entered in the mega draw on Christmas Eve

Day 3: Grindstore Advent Calendar

NBC

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Nightmare Before Christmas Competition

  • Take a trip to Halloweentown and spend some time with Jack Skellington and friends with our awesome NBC competition

Prizes

  • 1 x Nightmare Before Christmas bathrobe

How to Enter

  • Design your own Halloweentown resident and give them a spooky name to match
  • Email your entry as an attachment to beccy@grindstore.com along with your name and telephone number

Closing Date

  • This competition will end at mid-day on 6th December and the winner will be announced during the afternoon

Check out our awesome range of Nightmare Before Christmas merch here!!

Enter any competition and be automatically entered in the mega draw on Christmas Eve

Day 2: Grindstore Advent Calendar

Iron Fist

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Iron Fist Competition

  • Fancy winning some gorgeously girly Iron Fist merch for yourself or the lovely lady in your life?

Prizes

  • 1 x Pair of Timmy Chew super platform shoes (UK size 5 or 6)
  • 1 x Pair of Soul Stealer platform shoes (UK size 5 or 6)
  • 1 x Pair of Zombie Stomper sneakers (UK size 5 or 6)
  • 1 x Zombie Chomper sequin dress (Ladies small 8 – 10)
  • 1 x Creepers muscle fringe tank top (Ladies small 8 – 10)

Question

  • Using the template below, design your own unique style of Iron Fist style high heels

How to Enter

Closing Date

  • This competition will end at mid-day on 5th December and the winner will be announced during the afternoon

Check out our awesome range of Iron Fist merch here!! Enter any competition and be automatically entered in the mega draw on Christmas Eve

Day 1: Grindstore Advent Calendar

Asking Alexandria

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Asking Alexandria Competition

  • If you love Asking Alexandria then make sure you can find your way from death to destiny with this awesome competition

Prizes

  • 1 x Asking Alexandria band merchandise bundle

Question

  • Find your way through the maze from death to destiny. Just let us know which entry point takes you to the snippet of album cover art work

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How to Enter

Closing Date

  • This competition will end at mid-day on 3rd December and the winner will be announced during the afternoon

Check out our awesome range of Asking Alexandria merch here!!

Enter any competition and be automatically entered in the mega draw on Christmas Eve

Avenged Sevenfold UK Tour Ticket Giveaway!

Want to get your hands on a pair of tickets to see Avenged Sevenfold and support act Five Finger Death Punch on their UK 2013 Tour?

We have 4 pairs of tickets to give away for the following venues…

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A7X Tour Dates

Venue Date
Manchester, Phones 4U Arena 30th Nov 2013
London, Wembley Arena 1st Dec 2013
Dublin, O2 Arena 3rd Dec 2013
Birmingham, LG Arena 5th Dec 2013

How To Enter

To be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets all you have to do is head on over to Grindstore and answer one simple question.

Competition Rules

  • Competition closing date: Friday, 22nd November 2013
  • Winners will be notified by email on Tuesday, 26th November 2013
  • You and your friend will both need photographic ID on the night
  • Tickets venues cannot be changed once winners have been drawn
  • You must provide your full name and the full name of the guest you will be taking
  • Names will be added to the guest list at the venue once the winners have been drawn, so they cannot be changed
  • Entrants must be over the age of 14 unless accompanied by an adult over the age of 18
  • Only one entry per person allowed, multiple entries will result in disqualification
  • This competition is for tickets only. You will need to provide your own transport and accommodation if necessary
  • Visit http://www.grindstore.com/competitions/tickets-a7x-tour-2013.html for entry form and more details

Bullet For My Valentine’s Rule Britannia Tour Ticket Giveaway!

Fancy winning a pair of tickets for you and a mate to see Bullet For My Valentine and support acts Asking Alexandria and Young Guns in December? Then you’re in the right place!

We have 5 pairs of tickets to give away for the following venues…

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BFMV Tour Dates

Venue Date
Manchester, Phones 4U Arena 1st Dec 2013
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro 2nd Dec 2013
Birmingham, NIA 3rd Dec 2013
London, Wembley Arena 5th Dec 2013
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena 6th Dec 2013

How To Enter

To be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets all you have to do is hop along to Grindstore and answer one simple question.

Competition Rules

  • Competition closing date: midnight, Friday 22nd November 2013
  • Winners will be notified by email on 26th November 2013
  • You and your friend will both need photographic ID on the night
  • Tickets venues cannot be changed once winners have been drawn
  • You must provide your full name and the full name of the guest you will be taking
  • Names will be added to the guest list at the venue once the winners have been drawn, so they cannot be changed
  • Entrants must be over the age of 14 unless accompanied by an adult over the age of 18
  • Only one entry per person allowed, multiple entries will result in disqualification
  • This competition is for tickets only. You will need to provide your own transport and accommodation if necessary.
  • Visit http://www.grindstore.com/competitions/tickets-bfmv-aa-tour-2013.html for entry form and more details

Bloody Cuts Horror Challenge

Back in July we unleashed our exclusive range of Bloody Cuts merchandise on the world and now we have teamed up with the horror film producers once again for a terrifying competition.

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The Bloody Cuts team are running their very first film challenge and Grindstore are proud to be sponsoring the spine chillingly scary event with some creepy prizes.

If you fancy your chances at making your very own horror film then all you need to do is grab your scripts, hunt down your cast, pick up the camera and create something truly terrifying. Your video must be no longer than three minutes and it needs to be created around the theme of “Who’s There”.

So whether you will be wheeling in the werewolves, gathering up the ghosts that lurk in the shadows or delving into the dark depths of cult insanity, now is your chance to have your video seen by some of the biggest and most influential names in the horror business.

The panel of judges will include Joe Dante (Piranah, Gremlins 1 & 2), Marcus Dunstan (Saw 4 – 7, Rise), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Aliens) and Sam McCurdy (Game of Thrones, The Devil’s Double) as well as many more frightfully talented directors and producers.

The competition opened on 31st October 2013 and will close at 23:00 GMT on 30th December 2013. The top six finalists will be announced on 26th January 2014 and the final three winners will be announced on 23rd February 2014.

Prizes*
3rd Place: $600 (approx. £375) worth of goodies
2nd Place: $1600 (approx. £1000) worth of goodies
1st Place: $9500 (approx. £6000) worth of goodies

*Check out Bloody Cuts Horror Challenge for the full list of prizes and awards available.

So if this creepy challenge gets your adrenaline pumping then shuffle on over to BC Horror Challenge for all the rules, judges, prizes, sponsors and more and make sure you check out the horrifying benchmark short “Dare” below for ideas.