To celebrate the opening of Wanstead’s new M&S Simply Food on National Burger Day, Thursday 23 August, the Guardian Series is giving readers the chance to win £200 for the ultimate M&S BBQ Just in time for the August Bank Holiday.

How to enter:
For your chance to win, just answer the following question:
What is the name of M&S Wanstead’s favourite burger?

  1. Our Ultimate Burger
  2. Our Mouth-watering Burger
  3. Our Best Ever Burger

Email your answer and name to mandswanstead@grayling.com

All answers must be received by 10am on Thursday 23rd August and one winner will be selected from all correct entries. The winner will be announced on the M&S News Twitter feed, as well as direct on email. They will receive an M&S e-Gift Card worth £200 to spend in store. The prize is not refundable and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.


Just in time for the August Bank Holiday, Store Manager Claire Benson shares why her team is championing the Great British BBQ and what customers can expect from their new store:

  • “I’ve worked at M&S since 1993 and every summer without fail Brits get the BBQ out – with or without an umbrella in hand! M&S launched its Best Ever Burger Report this summer and found people in this part of the country champion a barby more than anywhere else, so we thought a BBQ product giveaway was the perfect way to celebrate our new store. Our opening is also on National Burger Day, so my team and I couldn’t resist putting one of our favourite new M&S products front and centre, Our Best Ever Burger – you have try it if you haven’t already!”
  • “August has flown by and, whilst the heatwave may be easing, there’s still plenty of time to fire up the BBQ before the schools go back. Our shelves will be bursting with all the essentials, from burgers to hot dogs, sides and veggie alternatives. If you’re stuck for choice my 30-strong team and I will be on hand to help – we all have our favourite products and they’ll be displayed in store in speech bubbles, so keep an eye out when you’re browsing for dining inspiration.”
  • “With our Click & Collect service available, customers can also stock up on alfresco dining accessories online at M&S.com and collect in store the next day free of charge. We’re currently running a Home Sizzling Summer Event online, so there’s great savings to be had, from coolers to lolly moulds.”
  • “We hope lots of locals enter our competition and can’t wait to welcome everyone into our store next Thursday – we’ll be announcing the winner on our M&S News Twitter feed on launch day, so keep your eyes peeled!”