Just in Time For Christmas! Play Pass-the-Parcel and win a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee machine!

For all those coffee addicts out there, NESCAFÉ® knows your pain, and wants to ensure that you keep drinking some of the best coffee pod coffee around. After all, if what the economists have to say is true, 2015 is going to be a particularly bad year – so here’s a chance to keep motivated every morning in 2015 with a fantastic cuppa-a-joe! As promised, we have a very exciting competition on GregForbes.co.za that could see you walk away with your very own NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee machine. But also, there are another 50 coffee machines up for grabs through the nifty little Facebook game NESCAFÉ® has developed. 



Way of winning 1

I have a parcel with me and it has been wrapped a number of times. So, what you need to do is this:

1. Below this post in the comment section, comment on the post telling us what your favourite type of coffee is,

2. Share the link on a social media site with @GregForbesMedia in the post.

3. You may, unfortunately only enter once, but I have listed both the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® SA Facebook page link as well as all the other bloggers taking part in the promotion below, so you have tonnes of opportunities to win.

  • SA Décor
  • Superficial Girl
  • Lovilee blog
  • True Love online
  • Food & Home
  • Inspired Living

4. As your comment comes us, I will unwrap one layer of the parcel – and if your layer is the last layer – you get the coffee machine!

5. Follow me on twitter and I will post your layer on your profile.


Way of winning 2

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Brings Festive Cheer to Facebook with “Pass-the-Parcel” Competition. What is a Christmas celebration without the rich and creamy goodness of a quality cup of coffee? With this in mind, stylishly clever capsule system, NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® is giving the gift of coffee to Facebook users this festive season. A fun application will see a virtual “pass-the-parcel” making its way among friends, until the very last layer has been unwrapped to potentially reveal one of 50 NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® machines that will be given away from 09 December to 20 December 2014*.

Visit the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® SA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NescafeDolceGustoSA), to participate in a virtual game of pass-the-parcel. With a bit of luck, a parcel will either appear on your timeline or you’ll receive a Facebook notification telling you that, in true pass-the-parcel style, one of your kind and caring friends has passed the parcel on to you.

You’ll be invited to click on the parcel to unwrap the next layer and if you haven’t been lucky enough to get past the last and final layer, you’ll choose a friend and pass-the-parcel onto them. They too will be given the opportunity to unwrap the parcel because isn’t that what friends are for?

If you unwrap the winning layer, you stand in line to win a NESCAFE® Dolce Gusto® Coffee Machine, Cappuccino cup set, bubble capsule holder or travel mug.

For more information visit: .www.dolce-gusto.co.za. Find us on Facebook atNescafeDolceGustoSA and on Twitter @dolcegustoZA.

Here is the beauty you could be walking away with!

Mini Me -red

Terms and Conditions – yip, there are some of these too. 

By participating in the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Pass the Parcel Promotion, entrants agree to the rules set out below.

  1. This competition is limited to residents of South Africa, and with the exception of the following people:

1.1.     directors, members, partners, promotional and advertising agents, merchandisers, employees or consultants of Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited and organisers of the Competition.

1.2.     people who are not legal residents and/or legal citizens of the Republic of South Africa;

1.3.     spouse, life partner, parent, child, brother, sister, business partner or associate of any of the persons specified in 1.1 above; and

1.4.     Persons under the age of 18 years.

  1. The app competition commences from 09 December 2014 until 20 December 2014 *. No entries received after 20 December 2014 * will be considered.
  2. To participate in this competition, entrants must adhere to the following

3.1.     Go to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Pass the Parcel App on Facebook.

3.2.     Share the virtual Parcel with a Facebook Friend.

3.3.     Once shared with a friend, the individual stands a chance to win a Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine or one of three Nescafé Dolce Gusto accessories i.e.Travel mug, Cappuccino cup set or Bubble capsule holder (capsules not included).  Participants who do not  win any of the above- mentioned prizes stand a chance  to claim a R500 discount on the purchase of any Nescafé Dolce Gusto machine at the stores mentioned in 3.4.1 below while stocks last.

3.4.     The R500 discount is available to all consumers that purchase a Nescafé Dolce Machine from the following retailers:

3.4.1.   Pick n Pay, Checkers, Makro, Game, Hirsch’s, Kalahari.com.

3.4.2.   Consumers will be awarded an automatic R500 off the purchase price of their Nescafé Dolce Gusto machine when the barcode is swiped at the till or proceeding to check out on e-commerce platforms.

  1. How to claim your prize

4.1.     At the time that a potential prize winner is identified, the potential prize winner will receive telephone call from a representative of Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited or a partner agency of Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited at which point he/she may be required to provide his/her ID and/or driver’s license to the Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited representative.  At the time of the telephone call, the potential prize winner may also be required to answer questions regarding his/her eligibility. Potential prize winner is not an actual winner until his/her submission is validated and his/her documents are completed and submitted to Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited. If a potential prize winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, the prize will be forfeited.

4.2.     Eligible winners will have their prizes delivered to them by a representative of Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited or a partner agency of Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited based on the information they will have shared via the above mentioned telephonic conversation.

  1. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  2. The prize is not transferable, and No substitution or cash redemption of prizes is permitted.   The prize will not be handed/awarded to a third party, but only to the verified prize winner.
  3. By entering this competition you authorise Nestlé® and the promoter, to collect, store and use (not share) personal information of entrants for communication or statistical purposes. You are entitled to decline any marketing communication by emailing consumer.services@za.nestle.comOR Dial *130*7445*1#
  4. The winner or participants may be required to take part in publicity campaigns for broadcast or publishing purposes. Winners or participants shall at all times be entitled to decline the above request. Winners or participants that take part in any publicity will not be entitled to any payment or other remuneration for such publicity or otherwise.  All publicity and other materials will be the sole property of the promoter.
  5. For further information or enquiries please email our consumer services atwww.nestle.co.zaor call us on our tall free number – 086 009 6116

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48 Responses

  1. Greg Forbes says:

    @Isabel Goodman! Congratulations!!!!!!!! Finally we have winner!

  2. Greg Forbes says:

    @paikinbrett – Thank you! Your Layer 20 was unwrapped to reveal Layer 21!

  3. Isabel Goodman says:

    Gotta be a very strong espresso!

  4. Brett says:

    Cappuccino is my fav! @paikinbrett

  5. Greg Forbes says:

    @Carryn, thank you! Your Layer 19 was unwrapped and showed its next layer – arg! Layer 20.

  6. Carryn says:

    Vanilla Latte is yum!

  7. Greg Forbes says:

    @NeilMeyer4 – Thanks Neil, Your Layer 18 was unwrapped, and while I was HOPING it would show the machine, it instead showed yet another layer (Layer 19)

  8. Neil says:

    Has to be a cappuccino @NeilMeyer4

  9. Greg Forbes says:

    @Nicola, Well, Ryan’s Layer 16 revealed your Layer 17, which in turn has unwrapped to Layer 18.

  10. Nicola says:

    Love Cappuccino @NicolaLMeyer

  11. Greg Forbes says:

    Hey Ryan! Layer 16 good for you?

  12. Greg Forbes says:

    Sheesh – who ever did this wrapping really didn’t know when to stop. Well done Belinda, you got Layer 15.

  13. ryan says:

    Cappuccino, plain, simple, delicious. @Greg_Forbes

  14. Definitely a Vanilla Late :) @Being_Belle

  15. Greg Forbes says:

    @Susanne. Thank you, and Layer 14 is yours. Arg!

  16. Greg Forbes says:

    @Gia – Sorry, Layer 13 is yours. Still a few more to go though.

  17. Gia Costella says:

    My favourite type of coffee is iced coffee on a hot day, or a hazelnut latte on a cold day.

  18. Greg Forbes says:

    @Letitia – SO CLOSE! Layer 12 is yours. I thought it was possibly the last layer, but I stand corrected.

  19. Cappuccino Ice @GregForbesMedia

  20. Greg Forbes says:

    @Sam – Layer 11 for you! But seriously, this parcel is getting thinner and thinner.

  21. Sam says:

    Maybe 4th time is a charm? Drink of choice is Vanilla Latte. Also – I got out of bed for this, so really hoping that is the last layer. Hahaha.

  22. Matthew Stokes says:

    I guess there’s no way of getting another layer unwrapped?

  23. Greg Forbes says:

    @Denver – Yip, this parcel was wrapped good and proper it seems.

  24. Denver says:

    Does that mean there are STILL more layers?

  25. Greg Forbes says:

    @Cece = Layer 8, @Candy here’s Layer 9 for you, and @Denver = Layer 10!

  26. Denver says:

    Gimme a hot, strong Cafe Americano any time. With a dollop of hot milk. Winning.

  27. Candy says:

    #Dave NOT Dace

  28. Candy says:

    Maybe my alterego will get it this time and actually make Dace some coffee in the am…

  29. Cece says:

    I do like a good cappuccino. Nothing quite like it! @cece_cpt

  30. Matthew Stokes says:

    I’ll take the cafe Americano any day Greg, would be even more amazing with that machine 😉

  31. Greg Forbes says:

    @Caileigh – yip, you are Layer 4, @ Mat – Layer 5 is yours, @D – Layer 6, and Martha – Layer 7 is yours! The package is looking a lot thinner now!

  32. Martha says:

    Love a latte. And now that it’s holiday, a festive latte enhanced with some cheery spirit(s) 😉

  33. D says:

    My cuppa of choice has to be a good old macchiato! (@4thWiseMan on Twitter).

  34. Matthew Stokes says:

    My favorite coffee, is all of them!! Can’t beat a Nespresso Cafe Latte

  35. Caileigh says:

    I loooove a Chia Latte

  36. verushka says:

    Go on greg gives us 3 who entered another layer each

  37. Greg Forbes says:

    @Fareed – Layer 3 goes to you, but still more layers to go :(

  38. Fareed says:

    Greg, this better be the last layer.

  39. Stuart says:


  40. Greg Forbes says:

    Layer 2 goes to Stuart! @Stuart – what’s your twitter handle?

  41. Stuart says:

    Vietnamese Iced Coffee

  42. verushka says:

    Shared your link to giveaway seems no one wants to win this parcel :/

  43. verushka says:

    Wishes it was me but alas I was the first *sobs*

  44. Greg Forbes says:

    Follow me on Twitter and I will post your layer on your profile! @Greg_Forbes

  45. Greg Forbes says:

    Layer 1 goes to Verushka!

  46. verushka says:

    I love a Vanilla Latte ! Its such a perfect treat for this vanilla lover ! @verushka143

  47. Greg Forbes says:

    So, who’s going to get the last layer?

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