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COSTA UNVEILS ‘LITTLE MOMENTS OF FESTIVE FUN’ PROGRAMME

Press Release   •   Nov 06, 2013 16:54 GMT

  • Retained agencies, Graphite, Karmarama, Paratus and ZenithOptimedia showcase a multi-media ‘Little Moments of Festive Fun’ programme, which encompasses all key touch-points over the festive season
  • Costa is launching limited edition Christmas menu, on Thursday 7th November 2013

Costa, the UK’s favourite coffee shop, has today announced its Christmas multi-media programme ‘Little Moments of Festive Fun’, to support its limited-edition seasonal menu.

The ‘Little Moments of Festive Fun’ campaign will work across all touch-points and reinforce Costa’s commitment to creating a unified experience, which will engage customers from point-of-sale and beyond.

To celebrate ‘Little Moments of Festive Fun’, Costa has for the first time in its history, created four limited-edition cups. Each cup variant comes in one standard size: Father Christmas (Massimo), Snowman (Medio), Gingerbread Man (Primo) and Elf (Espresso/Cortado). The design of the cup has been specifically created to act as a prop – perfect for Costa fans to pose with. The four cups will be in all of Costa’s UK stores from Thursday 7th November 2013 and will remain in store until Thursday 2nd January 2014.

Point-of-sale activity will also include a free mince tart giveaway if a customer enters a Costa store wearing a Christmas jumper and orders a speciality Christmas drink. The promotion will go live on Friday 6th December and Friday 13th December between 2.00pm-6.00pm.

In addition to point-of-sale ‘Little Moments of Festive Fun’ activity, one Costa fan will be provided with an opportunity to win the ‘Ultimate Christmas’, which will run via Costa.co.uk/Christmas. The winner of the ‘Ultimate Christmas’ will receive a wide selection of prizes totalling a value of £15,000. The prize list ranges from a team of professional decorators to make-over the winners home with stunning festive decorations, a family Christmas dinner banquet, unforgettable shopping experiences, the Top 10 children’s toys of 2013, a 3D TV Home entertainment system and lots more.

To be in with a chance to win, fans will be encouraged to upload festive pictures of themselves posing with the limited-edition cups throughout the month of November. All entries uploaded to Costa.co.uk/Christmas will be in with a chance to appear in Costa’s Christmas Out-Of-Home campaign, running from 2nd-22nd December.

The OOH campaign will feature photographs of customers posing with Costa’s limited-edition cups on over 300 digital advertisement walls around the country. The outdoor activity will cover key locations across the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

Throughout December, Costa fans will have another chance to share their Little Moments of Festive Fun, by creating images and digital Christmas cards at Costa.co.uk using the Christmas characters and festive graphics. There will be daily spot prizes for users posting and sending in the best creations.

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ABOUT COSTA:

About the Costa Christmas limited-edition Christmas menu:

Costa’s speciality beverage menu of six decedent flavours includes: Gingerbread & Cream Latte; Black Forest Hot Chocolate; Honeycomb & Cream Hot Chocolate; White Hot Chocolate & Cream; Salted Caramel & Cream Latte and Hot Spiced Apple.

Alongside a range of luxurious drinks on offer, visitors to Costa this Christmas can enjoy the limited edition Christmas food menu. As well as the return of some much loved Costa Christmas classics, Costa fans will also be spoilt for choice with a range of new limited edition delicious savoury and sweet treats.

Costa customers can also enjoy a selection of limited-edition savoury snacks, including Turkey, Stuffing and Bacon sandwich; Brie, Bacon and Cranberry Panini; Goats Cheese & Christmas Chutney Sandwich and BBQ Pulled Pork Wrap.

To satisfy a sweet tooth, customers can choose from a range of delicious sweet treats, including new Black Forest Fancy, Chocolate Orange Fancy, Marshmellow Chocolate Cupcake, Raspberry and Chocolate Torte. Also making a come back this year are Costa’s Gingerbread Muffin, Honeycomb Crunch, Mince Tart, Chocolate Yule Log, Stollen Bites, Gluten Free Fruitcake Slice and Ruby the Reindeer Gingerbread.

Costa is the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for three years running (2010, 2011 & November 2012).

Winner of “Best Branded Coffee Chain in Europe” Allegra Strategies 2011 and 2012.

With over 1,600 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,000 overseas, Costa is the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK and the second largest coffee shop operator in the world.  Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa has become the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain and has recently diversified into both the at-home and gourmet self-serve markets.

Costa is committed to looking after coffee-growers. That's why we've established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity. The Costa Foundation's aims are to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 42 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.