The Travelwest Challenge

26 kwietnia 2018

We have teamed up with BetterPoints this year, using their clever smartphone app to record your journeys and keep track of what you've done! Anyone who lives or works in Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset or South Gloucestershire can take part. Every time you complete an activity which can be walking, cycling, car sharing, taking the bus or train you can earn BetterTickets which enter you into our weekly prize draws for lots of great prizes and pots of BetterPoints which can be exchanged for high street vouchers or given to your favourite charity.

How do I take part?

Watch a short video here to get you started or follow these instructions:

1. Download the BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play store.
2. Tap “Sign up” in the app, and fill out the form.
3. You will be automatically eligible to join the Travelwest Challenge programme due to your postcode. There will be a welcome message about this on your timeline in the app.
4. Click the programmes tab in your app and join the programme, adding your place of work from the list.

If your postcode falls outside of the West of England but you work in one of the areas listed above, please contact customer care to get a referral code to join, either by click on the help section of the app, or emailing customercare@betterpoints.uk

You can start using the app to earn tickets right away and the chance to win some early-bird prizes. In the run up to the Travelwest Challenge which starts officially on the 4th of June, we're running an early-bird prize draw each week!

Now you’re all ready to start recording your journeys! Don’t forget to answer the survey if you haven’t already by clicking the play button in the upper right-hand corner and answering our short 4 question survey. If you’d prefer to let the app detect your active activities, just turn on automatic tracking, this will detect your walking, running and cycling journeys. If you’d like to record a bus or train journey, press the play button in the upper right-hand corner and choose them from the list as you board the bus or train. Don’t forget to stop the activity when you arrive at your destination. Using active tracking will not affect the apps ability to detect and award your walking, running and cycling. These will appear after being validated on the app (usually within an hour of completion.)

What Can I Win?

Until the Travelwest Challenge starts on the 4th of June, you can still use the app and be in with a chance to win our early-bird Travelwest Weekly Draw:

2 lots of 5,000 BetterPoints (worth £5)

2 lots of 10,000 BetterPoints (worth £10)

1 lot of 20,000 BetterPoints (worth £20)

This draw will run throughout the challenge and is available for those who are not affiliated with an organisation. As of 4th June, the Travelwest Challenge will begin with your chance to take part in recording your commuting activities, earning BetterTickets into prizes draws worth over £5,000, and competing with other organisations on our leaderboards as well as earning virtual medals! We'll be keeping you up to date in the lead up to the challenge through the app and via email, so stay tuned!

 

What are the prizes so far in the Travelwest Challenge?

Check below for the list of prize draws, how to earn them and the prizes we're giving away each week. There will be even more throughout the challenge!

What is the difference between BetterTickets and BetterPoints?

BetterTickets are a prize draw entry earned for doing a specific activity such as taking public transport or choosing to walk to work. The tickets you earn each week automatically enter you into our weekly and monthly prize draws.

BetterPoints are something you can win through the prize draws. They are a financially backed currency that you can redeem for high street vouchers or give to your favourite charity. 1,000 BetterPoints equals £1.

Organisation not listed?

Click on the Help section in the app and send us a message, we'll have it added and let you know when it's ready for you to choose from the menu.

TRAVELWEST CHALLENGE PRIZE DRAWS

Name: Active Traveller
Earn tickets by: Walking, running, cycling (earn a 50 BetterTicket bonus when you complete 5 or more per week)
Terms and conditions: Earn 1 BetterTicket into this draw for each journey that you complete, each must be at least ½ a mile. You can earn up to 5 tickets per day.
Prizes each week:

2 BetterPoints Pots of 5,000 Points
2 BetterPoints Pots of 10,000 Points
1 BetterPoints pot of 20,000 Points
1 - £50 Love2Shop voucher

 

Name: Sustainable Transporter
(earn a 50 BetterTicket bonus by doing 7 or more per week)
Earn tickets by: Taking the bus, train or car sharing
Terms and conditions: Earn 1 BetterTicket for each journey that are over ½ a mile. You can earn up to 5 tickets per day.
Prizes each week:

2 BetterPoints Pots of 5,000 Points
2 BetterPoints Pots of 10,000 Points
1 BetterPoints pot of 20,000 Points
1 - £50 Love2Shop voucher

 

Name: Take the Bus!
Earn tickets by: Taking the bus anywhere in the West of England
Terms: Earn 1 BetterTicket for each bus journey over ½ a mile. Up to 5 tickets can be earned per day.
Prizes each week:

15 mTicket Day Bus Passes (£7 value each)
 6 mTicket Week Bus Passes (£25 value each)

 

Name: Catch the Bus Week Challenge
Earn tickets by: Taking the bus anywhere in the West of England during between 2nd and 8th July
Terms: Earn 1 BetterTicket for each bus journey over 1/2 a mile.
Prizes:5 monthly bus passes (Value £95, awarded on the 9th of July at 10am)
http://catchthebusweek.co.uk/

Challenger Golden Ticket
Earn tickets by: completing 5 or more active/sustainable transport activities in a week during the Travelwest Challenge.(One ticket per person per week)

1 - FitBit Charge 2 each week

 

SuperChallenger Golden Ticket

Earn tickets by: Completing 5 or more active/sustainable transport activities per week for the whole 6-week Travelwest Challenge.(One ticket per person and prizes will be awarded at the end of the challenge)

1 - £250 in Love2Shop vouchers
1 - £100 in Love2Shop vouchers
1 - £50 in Love2Shop vouchers

 

OVERALL WINNERS: For those of you who are in the top 3 spots for each category on the leaderboard, we will be awarding prizes of:

Micro: £100, £50, £25 (BetterPoints)
Small: £100, £50, £25 (BetterPoints)
Medium: £100, £50, £25 (BetterPoints)
Large: £100, £50, £25 (BetterPoints)