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We thought we’d squeeze in one more competition in the lead up to Christmas! In fact, we thought we’d squeeze in five more ……!

Between now and Sunday, we are giving away a pair of Jones Bootmaker men’s shoes every day.

Although many of us are still navigating our way through ‘work from home’, it is very likely that you will be back in the office in 2021. We thought this was a good time to ensure you can, ahem, put your best foot forward when you do.

Prestige footwear retailer Jones Bootmaker has released essential work shoe collections that will help you step you back into the office in style. We are teaming up with them to run five daily competitions to win a pair of men’s shoes.

If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas for yourself or family, Jones is currently promoting its Multi-Buy Offer. Each pair of shoes featured is priced individually at £89 or you can purchase 2 pairs for £150. Buy one pair as a gift and benefit from a second pair yourself, or use the Multi-Buy offer to make yourself look extra-generous at Christmas!

And earn Avios too

In addition, you can earn up to 6 Avios for every £1 you spend when you purchase Jones Bootmaker shoes via the Avios eStore. That’s a healthy chunk of Avios if you take advantage of the Multi-Buy Offer.

This rate is only for new online customers, but existing customers will still get 3 Avios per £1.

Each pair in the Multi-Buy offer is made with the fine craftsmanship and quality leathers that you’d expect from the Jones brand. You will find business classics in there like the double monk shoe above or, for more conservative workplaces, Oxford lace-ups. There are also more casual options such as their suede loafers.

Whatever shoes you wear for work or leisure, the mix of prizes on offer this week should ensure that there is one to suit you.

About Jones Bootmaker

Jones Bootmaker is one of the UK’s longest established, premium footwear companies. It has built its reputation on producing exquisitely crafted footwear using only the highest quality materials.

With a rich heritage spanning over 160 years, Jones Bootmaker still centres its ethos on premium quality and flawless craftsmanship around every shoe that they make, delivering classic and practical work shoes for men who want to look and feel the part.

Today’s prize ….

Today’s prize is a pair of ‘Matthew’ leather Oxford shoes worth £89.

A smart classic design, crafted in smooth leather, the Matthew is a great option for business wear and formal occasions.

You have until midnight tonight (Wednesday 16th December) to enter the competition to win these shoes.

If you don’t win, you can pick up a pair on their website here or at a Jones Bootmaker store. In London, you can find these in Holborn, Cardinal Place (Victoria), Covent Garden, Jermyn Street, Bow Lane, Fenchurch Street, Old Broad Street and Canary Wharf.

How to enter the competition

It’s very straightforward: simply use the competition form at the bottom of this article (or use this link if you cannot see it). We’ll ask you a very simple question and for your contact details in order to enter.

You can get an extra entry if you opt-in to the Jones Bootmaker email newsletter. However, you can only opt-in once across all five contests so make sure you choose the right day to double up your chances.

Terms and conditions

We’re featuring a summary of the key terms and conditions below, but please make sure you read the full terms and conditions by clicking the link in the competition app.

  • This free prize draw is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents only, aged 18 years and over
  • Only one entry per household per day
  • The winner will be selected at random from the entries received
  • The prize is one pair of the boots / shoes that are promoted in the competition post that day
  • If Jones Bootmaker does not stock the shoe size of the winning entrant, under these circumstances only will Jones Bootmaker provide a voucher to be redeemed at JonesBootmaker.com  for the corresponding value of the competition prize, which will be valid for a period of 12 months.
  • You will receive a second entry to the competition by opting-in to the Jones Bootmaker newsletter. You can only opt-in once across all five competitions. We will check all opt-in lists before we confirm any winner.
  • Entries are not carried forward from day to day – you must enter each day if you wish to enter each competition

Best of luck and thanks to Jones Bootmaker for supporting our last competition of the year.

If you can’t see the entry widget below, click here to enter.

Comments (74)

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  • Ben says:

    What a bizarre competition. Not very HFP is it?

    • tony says:

      Maybe not, but they are very good shoes however, without being insanely expensive. It’s where I’ve bought my last three pairs, I think.

      • Rob says:

        I have a pair of burgundy loafers which I got from Jones last year for £100 and they are holding up very well.

    • Peter K says:

      There’s a long history of non points related competitions on HfP so I’d say it is very HfP.

      • Genghis says:

        🙂 The expensive “recycled” swimming shorts come to mind.

        • KBuffett says:

          What happened to that premium polo T-Shirt startup?

          • Niccolò P. London says:

            Still here. We have had a very busy year fortunately and continue to find a market for what we make – understanding, of course, that it won’t be for everyone.

          • KBuffett says:

            That’s really good to hear. Always impressed with people who build brands from scratch. I will revisit your website and see if I can support. I always find with polo shirts the fit is so important. Some too baggy, some too tight. And the worst thing is colours fading. Are yours made of mercerised cotton?

          • Niccolò P. London says:

            Hi. Yes, all of our cottons are mercerised – does help a lot with colour fastness. Regarding fit, I would describe it as straight cut – neither fitted nor baggy. Best choose a pique knit if you need to hide a curve or two. And please do give us a try – we don’t run sales but do try to look after customers in other ways.

        • Worzel says:

          Very good Genghis-I don’t remember anyone owning up to their win! Maybe they could do a report on how they fared in them, the wear, and where…… 🙂 .

    • Frodo says:

      Whatever pays the bills, I guess …

    • ChrisC says:

      3 or 6 avios per £ spent (depending if you are an old or new customer) is very much HfP territory!

      And people who travel often wear shoes!

  • Tony says:

    Why the “not in your region” exclusion widget ?

    Bit discriminatory for all of us on work trips at the moment ….

    If you have a UK address, you should be able to enter.
    ( I can not get my VPN to work either with it – it says I am in Germany and I am in Spain )

    • Number9 says:

      Behave yourself, it’s nonsense like this that demeans discrimination laws.

    • DB2020 says:

      Ditto, I’m in Asia to attend to urgent family matters and the widget doesn’t let me enter the competition. UK citizen and resident. Oh well!

    • Lady London says:

      lottery licensing issues – most lotteries cant be crossborder by default

  • Freddy says:

    Should probably enter, I have no idea where my work shoes are! Haven’t seen them since March

  • KBuffett says:

    Thanks Rob & team.
    I support Rob in whatever it takes to bring in marketing funds. It’s his site, and should be free to publish what he wants.

    Just wanted feedback on ‘premium’ Jones shoes, do they have proper sown on soles, or are they glued on. Are they Goodyear welted?

    • tony says:

      They are stitched. My only concern would be that formal wear will no longer have a role in the workplace after this. Had meetings in the City last week – does feel as if the day of the suit & tie has now been consigned to weddings, funerals & court cases.

      • Crafty says:

        Agreed, some of these businesses really are facing existential challenge now.

        • Rob says:

          Thomas Pink is currently for sale, and all you get is the brand name. Not only are the shops closed, but also the website.

          • Lady London says:

            Good businesses are going down now, that’s the sadness of it.

          • BS says:

            I got some exceptionally cheap (~£10/shirt) shirts off them before they shut. Relatively good quality, but would never dream about paying full price (~£120/shirt).

          • KBuffett says:

            Given their mighty backing, I’m surprised they didn’t ride it through.

  • Steven says:

    I work for a bank in London and we have been told we will never be going back to the office to work. We will now only go a few times of month for face to face collaboration but there will be no desks and pcs.

    • Genghis says:

      Wow. We’re the complete opposite since our financial institution is built on relationships. The home office just isn’t the same: those small conversations that you use to build relationships with different people across the business, those tidbits you learn from your boss that wouldn’t normally be shared over a call / email, those valuable lessons you learn yourself and teach others… I’m looking forward to (one day) going back. I’m sure my work shoes will still be OK but will I still fit into my suits?…

      • Lady London says:

        +1 @Genghis.
        I couldn’t express all that you said any better than you.

        The loss of water cooler conversations and the ability to physically observe is profound.

    • Rob says:

      Good luck with your career like that. If I was 21 again I would have been in the office every day during the November lockdown, seeking out whatever senior staff were in the building and then offering them some face to face help with whatever was on their desks. That’s how you get on.

      • ChrisW says:

        The whole point of the lockdown is to avoid things like unnecessary office visits to ‘offer some face to face help’

        • Rob says:

          Try using that as an excuse when your colleague who was in the office every day showing his face and helping out gets promoted ahead of you. It’s not even worth discussing – it is blindingly obvious that those who sat at home whilst others did not will suffer career damage.

          I’m not saying its right, but that’s how it works.

          • Anon says:

            Showing their face to who? Helping out on what? Nobody’s been there all year probably.

            Going forwards if everybody has to follow the same guidelines then there will hopefully be no brown nose advantage.

          • Rob says:

            The senior people go in. They have kids running around at home, they have domestic staff under their feet and they are bored of being around their partner after 20 years.

          • Genghis says:

            Our CEOs been in every day. Other senior management in most days. I’m heading in tomorrow – admittedly so I can do some shopping in Borough Market for Xmas – but hope to see a few people around.

          • Stanley says:

            We have been in every day on our trading floor. WFH didnt work with live markets. Systems couldnt keep up. Back and middle office staff who have been WFH have clearly slacked off. And the ability to solve/fix issues taking far longer with people not being onsite….. Key stroke monitors have also been added to WFH users laptops etc. to see who is working…..

          • Also says:

            Maybe it varies by industry but none of our C-Suite or “Heads of…” have been into the office. Although they do tend to live further away too, so probably enjoying not commuting.

          • Navara says:

            Try using that as an excuse when your colleague who was in the office every day showing his face and helping out gets promoted ahead of you. It’s not even worth discussing – it is blindingly obvious that those who sat at home whilst others did not will suffer career damage.”
            Unless your Boss has common sense and takes the approach He/She had the sense to take the advice “work from home where possible and prevent the spread.”

          • Rob says:

            I would have been in the office every day if I was still in banking, because I simply work better there. And if I had been, the staff who would have been there supporting me in person would be front of the queue because those are the ones who I would have been turning to for ad hoc bits of work, who had been broadening their experience, who would have been working closely with me on projects and who I had got to know and trust better. Not the person whose face I can’t even remember because I haven’t seen them since March.

            Feel free to believe otherwise but that’s how it goes. You’ve effectively been on babyless maternity leave otherwise, and there is huge amounts of data showing how maternity leave harms your career (unfortunately).

    • Andrew says:

      Too many young people are living in cramped or shared accommodation and are working from kitchen tables alongside partners or housemates. Absolutely no confidentiality.

      There’s going to be trouble ahead.

      A former colleague’s wife has refused to sign an NDA when it was noted that she was working from the same dining room table when her husband was on a Zoom call. Given who she works for, compliance are having tantrums and kittens.

      • Crafty says:

        Trouble ahead for back and neck pain claims too.

      • memesweeper says:

        Good for her. I’d not sign an NDA for something overheard in my kitchen. If her partner needs a private space to work from, go to the office, or provide it some other way.

        • Lady London says:

          sounds like that firm could consider a chunk of their.former business travel budget to.be reqiired to be used for day rooms in hotels.

          As you say, it’s the employer’s problem.

  • DMW says:

    Men’s only? I find that quite offensive. Makes me feel women aren’t valued here

    • sloth says:

      Considering there are hundreds of places to buy women’s shoes (many more than men’s) im struggling to understand how you are offended…? if you want some shoes go and buy them

      • Lady London says:

        There are almost no places that produce quality women’s shoes. The best women’s shoes have been produced by companies that primarily produce for men.

        The very great majority of women’s shoes are of insufficient quality even quite a few so-called high end very expensive brands.

        Women get totally ripped off on shoes. Men generally get stuff built to last longer at every price level. Luckily the UK is still, just about, a world centre for the very top end quality in men’s shoes.

    • Rob says:

      If Net A Porter want to sponsor a competition, we will happily work with them.

      • Number9 says:

        Could you ask Gina shoes Rob I need a new pair of sparkly shoes for Sons wedding 😂

      • DMW says:

        But Jones sells women’s shoes too! I’m disappointed HfP would agree to a competition relevant only to men

    • Number9 says:

      I’m not offered mildly amused that you’re offended on my behalf. I also don’t feel any discrimination I couldn’t enter any competitions on Instagram or other social media sites as I either don’t do it or not in country.

    • sayling says:

      A whole pair of men’s shoes? Makes me feel single legged men aren’t valued here

      • sloth says:

        if you can find your ‘leg double’ – in the same size foot, then you’ll have a friend for life

      • AJA says:

        “I have nothing against your left leg – the trouble is neither have you”. The wonderful Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. 🙂

        • tony says:

          I heard an excellent story about a social enterprise which was set up, helping amputees with this very challenge. It served a market need and I thought their name – sole mates – was a touch of genius. https://www.f6s.com/solemates They also cater for the apparent vast swathe of people who have feet of differing sizes.

    • Crafty says:

      I am positive that all genders are allowed to wear the pair of shoes that is up for grabs, should they so wish.

    • Navara says:

      I’m sure they will supply an alternative as per.
      If Jones Bootmaker does not stock the shoe size of the winning entrant, under these circumstances only will Jones Bootmaker provide a voucher to be redeemed at JonesBootmaker.com for the corresponding value of the competition prize, which will be valid for a period of 12 months.

  • Mike says:

    Initially I was very concerned by the first photograph (of the shoe with buckles on the side – for children I presume) but then massively reassured by the second picture of a pair of oxford classics. I shall not enter the competition as I already have the required three pairs of shoes (Black Pair, Brown Pair and a pair of casual deck shoes). Both the black pair and brown pair are 25 years old – having been resoled many times)

  • AJA says:

    Well I currently have a 1 in 2124 chance of winning 🙂

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