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30th Jun 2023

Wetherspoons punters told to look out for golden straws worth £5k

Jack Peat

Here’s what to do if you find one

Wetherspoons punters have been told to keep their eyes peeled for golden straws in their drinks which are worth an instant £5,000 when cashed in.

A new competition rolled out nationwide could see pub goers handed enough cash for a very boozy night out and then some if they get lucky.

Au Vodka has distributed the golden straws across the popular pub chain (airports, Beaconsfield, Leicester Square (London), Windsor and the Republic of Ireland excluded) and will be handing out cash prizes to all who find one.

Think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but with vodka.

In a video posted on the Au Vodka Instagram page, DJ and part owner Charlie Sloth says: “For your chance to win £5,000 this summer just go to a Wetherspoons pub and buy Au Vodka Candy Rosa.

“If you find the golden straw you win £5,000 and me personally delivering it to you.”

A caption posted alongside the video read: “Three purchase dates/times/pubs will be selected randomly. The lucky winners buying the Au Vodka Candy Rosá pitcher who are served with the unique Au Vodka golden-coloured straw at the winning time and location will win a £5,000 prize – Good Luck!”

The closing date for the giveaway is 30 September 2023.

Au Vodka began life in Wales in 2015 and has since become an established UK vodka brand.

And in a surprising twist of fate, one of the guys behind it also happens to be the Swansea ball boy who was infamously kicked by Eden Hazard back in 2013.

Charlie Morgan made the Sunday Times Young Rich List for 2023, being worth a whopping £55 million alongside his co-founder Jackson Quinn.

The brand initially took off in a number of bars around Swansea, as well as making a splash on Instagram in part thanks to its distinctive gold-coloured bottle.

Au Vodka started out with a single run of 2,000 bottles of the spirit, and now manufactures some 35,000 bottles every single day. It’s expanded out into seven flavours, including Au Original, Black Grape, Fruit Punch, Blue Raspberry, Green Watermelon, Red Cherry, and Pineapple Crush.

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