Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but I chose to write about this competition as I think it will appeal to quite a few of my readers, and it involves supporting independent businesses, which I feel is very important!
As regular readers of this blog will know, I post a monthly(ish) feature called Music of the Month where I break away from talking about fashion for a bit and talk about some "tunes". If the comments I get in response are anything to go by, then a lot of you are big music fans too.
So today I'm going to tell you about a competition being run by Yell (that's right, the trusty yellow pages), in which one of you music lovers could win £10,000 worth of prizes.
Win big prizes with Yell's Golden Ticket for Urban Junkies!
The competition is taking the form of a treasure hunt. But forget about pirate maps scribbled on faded parchment, this is definitely a 21st century treasure hunt.
Rather than a big "X" marking the spot, you have to track down a vinyl copy of "Pulse & Thunder", a 90s dance track by Day V Lately. Ten copies have been hidden in independent music shops across the country.
If you want to take part, you need to download the Yell App on your Android or iPhone, or use Yell.com, and track down your nearest record store. Then go and have a rummage through all of the old vinyl, and if you find a copy of "Pulse & Thunder", then snap a picture of yourself with the record sleeve.
In keeping with the tech-y theme of the treasure hunt, the prizes to be won include a 55" Sony 3D TV, a surround sound system, DJ decks, mixing lessons and more.
I downloaded the Yell.com app on to my new HTC Desire (my new favourite thing), just to make sure that I wasn’t encouraging you guys to download a useless app. In fact, it isn’t anything like useless, I’m really impressed, it’s easy to navigate and there’s a shortcut list on the home screen to the most popular searches like taxis, cinemas and Chinese takeaways. All the essentials! Definitely a very useful app!
Even if you don't win the competition, taking part is a good excuse to support independent music shops, which are getting put out of business by big chain stores and online retailers, and maybe you’ll discover some great new music whilst you’re at it. Small music shops are the best places to find really good, fresh talent.
For more information and to take part visit the Yell Facebook page.