Boscombe Celebrates Year of the Pig With a lucky £8,888 to be won!

Boscombe’s local businesses to give shoppers the chance to win £8,888 by taking part in Chinese New Year 2019

For one lucky member of the public, the Chinese New Year will mark a very prosperous start to 2019 thanks to Boscombe’s business community. In celebration of the Chinese New Year and Boscombe’s strong Asian community, a new treasure trail competition has been launched. The number ‘8’ has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture which is why one fortunate winner will find themselves £8,888 richer at the end of the competition.


Free to take part, the competition encourages locals and visitors to join them in the areas’ Chinese New Year festivities by exploring shops in Boscombe, Pokesdown, Southbourne and Westbourne where they’ll need to collect 10 stamps in a unique order for the chance to win £8,888. Every completed gamecard also provides another chance to win £88.

Twenty businesses, from local restaurants and cafés, fashion outlets, butchers, gift shops and supermarkets, are hosting the competition which will reward one lucky member of the public this Chinese New Year.

The ‘Lucky 8’ competition is part of the annual Chinese New Year festivities which will culminate on Saturday, 9th of February 2019, with a celebration in Boscombe.

Stefan Krause, Bournemouth Coastal BID Manager, said:

“The Boscombe business community along with businesses in Southbourne, Pokesdown and Westbourne are celebrating this Chinese zodiac ‘Year of the Pig’ by launching this competition to collect unique stamps and win £8,888. Coastal BID is delighted to be supporting this treasure trail and wish good luck to all who join the fun hunting for stamps!”

Those who want to take part will need to collect 8 different stamps plus two ‘joker’ stamps from across the twenty participating businesses and send the completed gamecard to Bournemouth Coastal BID, 26 Ashley Road, Bournemouth BH1 4LH by the 8th February 2019 to be entered into the prize draw. Stamp Cards are available from participating businesses.

A full list of participating retailers can be found online at To download your own Chinese New Year Stamp Card and take part in the Lucky 8 competition visit