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Unique golden masthead greets regional daily’s readers

A unique golden masthead adorned a regional daily’s front page yesterday to promote a competition run by the newspaper.

Readers of Aberdeen’s Evening Express were greeted with the unusual masthead as it launched a ‘golden giveaway’ offering cash przies of up to £10,000.

Every copy of the Evening Express, pictured below, contained a free ‘golden wallet’ with instant wins of Wispa Gold chocolate bars, or cash prizes ranging from £50 up to £10,000.

The same promotion features in its DC Thomson sister title, Dundee’s Evening Telegraph, today.

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Readers of the papers also have the opportunity to win £250 by matching the wieght of gold on a specially-printed game card to the weight ehich is printed in their copy.

In total, more than £100,000 is being offered up by the publisher in prize money.

Kirsty Matthews, DC Thomson group marketing manager, said: “I’m thrilled our readers have the chance to take part in this amazing giveaway.

“The total prize pot is £110,000, and there are two top prizes of £10,000.

“That’s a colossal sum which could make real difference to someone’s life.”


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  • August 21, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    While all for trying something different, I do think that front is a tad garish. And I’m as downmarket as it’s possible to be.

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  • August 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    The front page is certainly thought provoking. However, my thoughts could not be described as remotely positive!

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