NOW CLOSED: #FortheSpirited - nominate the Mumsnet user who deserves a surprise bottle of Silent Pool Gin


One quality that's common among Mumsnet users is spirit, which is no surprise as parents need it in abundance. Our users have other admirable qualities too – and we thought it would be nice to reward them for it.

To tie in with their new #FortheSpirited campaign, for two months the award-winning distillers Silent Pool Gin will be celebrating the spirit of Mumsnet by getting you to nominate fellow users who you think deserve a treat. They'll be giving one bottle of gin per week to a winning Mumsnet user. (Non-alcoholic alternatives are available and we will be checking that recipients of alcohol are of legal drinking age.) In addition, if your nominee wins, you'll also receive a shopping voucher worth £30.

How will you decide who to nominate? What's the true spirit of Mumsnet? Read on for inspiration.

How do you define the spirit of Mumsnet?

Mumsnet is made by parents for parents and the rest is… up to you. But ultimately, it's a place to go when you want to connect with people who get where you're coming from – on any subject under the sun. It's also a platform where you can read, receive and give refreshingly honest advice; somewhere that makes you feel less alone in your struggles, and that doesn't shy from telling you when you're being unreasonable.

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How do you choose a Mumsnet user?

It might be hard to pick just one Mumsnet user who you think deserves a nice surprise in the post. Is there someone:

  • Whose posts you always read?
  • Who brightens your days and whose views keep you glued to the screen?
  • Who has given you priceless advice, yet you wouldn't know from Adam in real life?

Well, this is your chance to pay them back…

How to enter

Every week for two months, Silent Pool Gin will be giving the #FortheSpirited award to one lucky Mumsnet – with the prize of a bottle of gin or a non-alcoholic alternative. Click here to nominate your chosen Mumsnet user on the discussion thread and they'll be in with a chance of winning. In turn, if your nominee wins, you'll also receive a £30 shopping voucher that you can choose to use in one of these stores: Amazon, Arcadia, Argos, B&Q, Costa Coffee, Debenhams, Decathlon, Eurostar, House of Fraser, IKEA, John Lewis, M&S, Primark, Tesco and Ticketmaster. Only valid for use in a single store. T&Cs apply.

Activity specific T&Cs: Mumsnet will run a random prize draw once per week. The nominees within the winning entries will be contacted via email or PM to inform them of the win, and to ask if they would like to receive the prize. A non-alcoholic prize will also be available if desired. To receive an alcoholic prize, nominees will need to provide a copy of photographic ID to Mumsnet (eg a photograph of a passport or driving licence), as well as a physical name and address for the prize to be dispatched to. The name and address will be shared with Silent Pool Gin, with the user's permission. Mumsnet will dispose of this information within one week of users' receipt of the prize. Posters of the winning entries will be emailed by Mumsnet to inform them of the win, and to give them the opportunity to choose the voucher they would like. Their name and email address, with the user's permission, will be shared with Mumsnet's voucher fulfilment company for the purposes of ordering the voucher. Voucher winner's details will be retained for audit purposes. Winner's details will be used for the purpose of the prize draw and prize delivery only, and not for any other marketing purpose. Standard Mumsnet T&Cs can be found here.

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What Silent Pool Gin says

“It represents our independent mindset and our uncompromising commitment to producing an exceptional gin with a refreshingly individual character, something we’re able to achieve through our unique four-stage distilling process – find out more about this here.

For the spirited is about following your own path. It’s about doing something kind, inspiring, creative, different. It could be finally handing in your notice, booking that round-the-world trip, starting that new Japanese course or even just deciding to make your very first post on AIBU.

Whatever your version of ‘spirited' is, we applaud you. However, applause only gets you so far, so to officially recognise the wonderful spirit of the Mumsnet community, we are launching the Silent Pool Gin For the Spirited award.

Also we’d love to hear your spirited stories so please tag us in at #forthespirited @silentpoolgin”