The Prize Spectacular promotion at Heart Bingo is part of a whole season of 10th birthday celebrations. This rather complicated promotion runs over 4 weeks and players can participate once each week:
- Week 1: 5th – 11th October 2020
- Week 2: 12th – 18th October 2020
- Week 3: 19th – 25th October 2020
- Week 4: 26th October – 1st November 2020
To enter, the first step is of course to have an account at Heart Bingo (and have made a deposit of at least £10 at some point). Next, visit the promotions page to opt into the promotion. It’s not as simple as pressing a button, though – it’s done by playing a game of hi-lo, where you are shown a playing card and asked to predict whether the next card will be higher or lower. Guess wrong and you get knocked out.
The game can last up to 7 rounds, and how long you last determines which of the 7 parts of the promotion you can enter. The entry condition for all of them is the same – play £5 cash on any game – and you can only have one entry per week.
- Round 1 – Prize draw for 20 boxes of Godiva chocolates and 200 Box Bonanza games worth up to £5
- Round 2 – Share of 10,000 free spins on Dragon’s Luck (valid for 7 days)
- Round 3 – Prize draw for 50 Box Bonanza games worth up to £10 each
- Round 4 – Prize draw for a 2020 spec Apple iPad
- Round 5 – Prize draw for a XiaomiPro 2 electric scooter
- Round 6 – Prize draw for 100 x 3 minutes of 20p free spins on Jack in a Pot (valid for 7 days)
- Round 7 – Prize draw for 5 x Box Bonanza games worth up to £100 each
At this point you may be wondering what a Box Bonanza game is, and the answer is that it’s a pick-me game. Choose one of the three boxes to reveal your prize – which can be anything from (very occasionally) zero to the stated maximum. In the Round 3 Box Bonanza games, for instance, the top prize is £10.
Box Bonanzas nominally cost £1 to play but if you open the box within 7 days of the game being credited (and who wouldn’t?) you won’t have to pay this.
So – what an interesting promotion, with the balance between the value of the prizes and the chance of winning varying wildly between rounds! How many players will even make it all the way through to round 6 or 7? Will some players try to guess incorrectly on purpose to secure the promotion they prefer? How many spins will players actually end up with in the 10,000 free spin sharepot? And how many spins will the winners of the Round 6 prize draw be able to complete in 3 minutes? (We can actually have a guess at this last one – since the minimum spin cycle is now 2.5 seconds and winning spins take longer, probably 50-60 spins).