Currys PC World to give one in twenty big TVs away for free

By Newsquest Digital Content Team

Currys PC World to give one in twenty big TVs away for free

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The Premier League is back - and one high street chain is helping football fans celebrate the return of sporting fixtures in style.

Currys PC World are giving shoppers a one in twenty chance to get their new TV for free.

How does it work?

To be in with a chance of winning their TV, all customers have to do is make a qualifying purchase of a TV 55” or above from Currys PC World in store, online, or via call centre between May 27 and midnight on July 7, 2020.

One in twenty customers participating in the competition will win back the cost of their purchased TV, subject to purchase and receipt verification.

A spokesman from Currys PC World added: "Whether it is smart sound from the screen so you can hear every kick, tackle and touch, amazing detail and vivid colours to make viewing as realistic as being in the stadium, or the perfect surround experience, Currys PC World has the top tech for football enthusiasts looking forward to watching their team again."

What else have Currys PC World done?

Electrical retailer Currys PC World reopened 131 stores across the country earlier this week as ‘Tech Help Hubs'.

What else are the company doing?

Currys PC World’s tech experts have been specially briefed to help customers with any tech challenges they may have faced during the lockdown period.

In addition, the retailer says they will offer free recycling of any tech brought into store that may be cluttering up people’s homes, in a way that is safe and within environmental guidelines.

A spokesman from the company said that expert colleagues will also be on hand to deal with anything else where customers may need support, including exchanges, repairs and returns.

The retailer has extended its returns policy to cover items bought in-store up to March 24, 2020, accepting valid returns until July 6, 2020.

What safety measures will be in place?

Queue marshals will ensure that social distancing is maintained in stores.

The company also says it will continue to be open 24/7 with next day home-delivery and same day zero-contact ‘order & collect’ being offered from open stores.

Those who prefer to shop from home, but want the benefit of expertise to help them make a purchase, can interact with store colleagues using a ShopLive video personal shopping service.

From June 18, the 131 open stores will move to their 'normal offering', allowing customers to browse shelves safely and buy as normal, while the retailer works to bring back its usual services, slowly and safely.

The remainder of Currys PC World stores will look to open over the forthcoming weeks.

Some of the key safety and cleanliness measures introduced include:

  • Limited number of customers allowed in store at one time, with a one-way system and clear floor-markings to keep customers at least two-metres apart.
  • Safety screens at checkouts and service desks to protect everyone, with customers encouraged to use contactless payment if possible.
  • Clear in-store signage asking customers to speak to a colleague should they want to see a demo (versus touching the technology themselves) who can then show the product in action safely.
  • Increased and more regular cleaning and sanitising of trolleys, handrails and products, with protective equipment for colleagues that need it, alongside plenty of anti-bacterial gel dispensers.

What have the owners of Currys PC World said?

Chief operating officer, Mark Allsop from Dixons Carphone said: “We’re pleased to be opening our stores slowly and safely across the UK and Ireland – and we will maintain extreme vigilance, constantly reviewing and improving our approach to safety in an ever-changing situation. 

“Most importantly we’re proud of our colleagues themselves, people who continue to work hard to make sure consumers across the country get the tech they need safely.”

Where did they reopoen?

The full list of locations that reopened on June 15 were:

  • Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Barnsley
  • Barnstaple
  • Basildon Pipps Hill
  • Beckton
  • Bedford
  • Belfast Drumkeen
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Bexhill
  • Birmingham Castle Vale
  • Blackburn Peel Centre
  • Blackpool
  • Bolton Gate
  • Bradford Forster Square
  • Brentford
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Brixton Effra
  • Bromborough
  • Burnley Prestige
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Carlisle
  • Charlton
  • Chelmsford
  • Cheltenham
  • Chester Deva
  • Chesterfield
  • Chichester
  • Chingford
  • Colchester Tollgate
  • Colliers Wood
  • Coventry
  • Crawley
  • Crayford
  • Cribbs Causeway
  • Croydon
  • Darlington
  • Derby Kingsway
  • Derby Meteor
  • Doncaster Danum
  • Douglas
  • Durham
  • Eastbourne
  • Enfield De Mandeville
  • Exeter Rydon
  • Farnborough Gate
  • Gateshead Team Valley
  • Gloucester
  • Grimsby
  • Halifax
  • Harlow Queensgate
  • Harrogate
  • Hayes Bridge
  • Hereford
  • High Wycombe
  • Hudersfield
  • Hull Clough Road
  • Hull St Andrews Quay
  • Ipswich Interchange
  • Kings Lynn
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds Birstall
  • Leeds Crown Point
  • Leicester Fosse
  • Lincoln Tritton
  • Lisburn Sprucefield
  • Liverpool Aintree
  • Liverpool Speke
  • Londonderry
  • Luton
  • Maidstone
  • Manchester Cheetham Hill
  • Manchester White City
  • Mansfield
  • Medway
  • Merry Hill Retail Park
  • Milton Keynes
  • New Malden
  • Newcastle Kingston Park
  • Newport IOW
  • Newtownabbey
  • North Shields Silverlink
  • Northampton Nene Valley
  • Norwich Sweet Briar
  • Nottingham Castle Marina
  • Old Kent Road
  • Oldham
  • Orpington Springvale
  • Oxford Botley
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Poole
  • Portsmouth
  • Reading Gate
  • Romford Eastern Avenue
  • Rotherham
  • Scarborough
  • Scunthorpe Lakeside
  • Sheffield Meadowhall Retail Pk
  • Shrewsbury
  • Slough
  • Solihull
  • South Ruislip
  • Southampton
  • Southend
  • St Helens
  • Staples Corner
  • Stevenage
  • Stockport Peel Centre
  • Stoke Festival Park
  • Sunderland
  • Swindon
  • Sydenham
  • Taunton
  • Teesside Park
  • Telford
  • Thanet
  • Thurrock
  • Torbay
  • Tottenham Hale
  • Trowbridge Spitfire
  • Truro
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Wakefield Westgate
  • Warrington
  • Watford
  • Wednesbury J9
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester Blackpole
  • Workington Derwent
  • York Clifton Moor

A spokesman from Currys PC World added: "The 131 stores featuring the ‘Tech Help Hubs’ for the first three days of reopening (June 15-17, 2020) will include 42 fully open stores and 89 locations operating with front of store access across England.

"130 locations have a Carphone Warehouse in-store. The remainder of stores in the UK will reopen over time and alongside government advice.

"A total of 22 zero-contact ‘order & collect’ stores to open on June 15 across Scotland and Wales in line with Scottish and Welsh government guidance."