Cocktails in the City

Students travel for less with Leeds City Buses. With a First Annual Student ticket, you can get unlimited travel on any First or Leeds City Bus in West Yorkshire from now until 23rd July 2023, all for just £375. Buy your ticket...

Whether you’re a fresher or a third year, this is your chance to win vino, vintage threads and so much more!

Calling all students (and only students)! The ultimate prize awaits. It comes in eight utterly unmissable parts and it’s worth over £800, so if you want to make this your best year at uni, get your entries in. Win and you’ll have a free ride until July courtesy of your First Annual Student ticket, which means you can see every nook and cranny of the city, as well as feasting on Mexican food, catching a gig and rocking out at Live at Leeds In the Park. And that’s just the beginning…

Get free travel until July with your First Annual Student ticket

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This is the key to your prize. The First Annual Student ticket unlocks a world of adventures. It gives you unlimited travel on any First West Yorkshire bus, which means you can do so much more than just travel to uni. Explore the city, head out to the Moors, find out what awaits in Wetherby or Bradford – you need only scan your ticket on your mobile. You can charge it while you’re there too because their fleet of environmentally-friendly electric and ultra-low emission hybrid buses have built-in USB sockets and onboard wifi.

Bag tickets to one of Leeds’ biggest outdoor festivals

Live at Leeds in the Park

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Live at Leeds is one of the city’s most respected music festivals, and last year, they introduced a new format. This new all-day field festival brought a raft of headliners to Temple Newsam, including Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines and Arlo Parks. It was so successful that they’ve already announced their return. Live at Leeds In the Park will take place on Saturday 27th May 2023 and you could bag four tickets worth a whopping £240. The acts have yet to be confirmed, but you can bet they’ll be good.

Fill up on tacos and Tommy’s Margaritas at Neon Cactus

Tacos at Neon Cactus

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A Call Lane institution that demands to be tried, Neon Cactus serves up a heady mix of cocktails and street food. Margaritas are their go-to – you can go for a classic or a Tommy’s, but they also have their own special take with red grapes, ginger, apple, lime and a glow stick. Food comes in the form of Mexican feasting – think tacos, nachos and burritos, stuffed or smothered in asada beef, birria chicken and coliflor chipotle. As our winner, you’ll have £50 to spend on food and drink, so you can try a little bit of everything.

Combine entertainment and eats at Hyde Park Book Club

Hyde Park Book Club Sandwich

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This gem of a bar might well be your new local, and trust us, you’ll want to check it out. Hyde Park Book Club is a day-to-night venue that puts on some of the most interesting, thought-provoking and downright entertaining events in Leeds. From their very own freshers fair to gigs, art exhibitions and book launches, there’s something for absolutely everyone here. And with £50 burning a hole in our winner’s pocket, there will be ample opportunity to try their meat-free menu – will it be tikka paneer pita, roast broccoli reuben or the fig salad?

Pick a gig, any gig, at O2 Academy Leeds

Bongo's Bingo

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O2 Academy Leeds is one of the city’s most popular gig venues. They bring in a constant stream of talent, taking you from Aitch to Yard Act in the blink of an eye. And it’s not just gigs – you can have a whacky night out at Bongo’s Bingo, dance until the wee hours at PROJEKT or have a truly unforgettable evening at the legendary Foreverland as they take you down the rabbit hole. If you’re our lucky winner, you’ll have to choose between these awesome events because we’re giving you two tickets to any show.

Stock your wardrobe with pre-loved garbs at Cow Vintage

Cow Vintage

If shops full of pre-loved threads are your happy place, Cow Vintage is your new go-to. They’ve crammed their Leeds store with handpicked pieces and ethically-sourced one-offs that are full of nostalgia and guaranteed to give your wardrobe a bit of retro chic. Step back in time as you ponder rack after rack of classic 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s fashion, wonderfully preserved and ready to define your style. Oh wait, you haven’t even heard the best bit yet – as our winner, you’ll have £50 to spend, plus a tote bag to carry home your hoard in.

Treat yourself to a bottle or two of natural wine at Bottle Chop

Bottle Chop Leeds

Time to go a-hunting. Bottle Chop is treasure of a wine bar and bottle shop, tucked away in Far Headingley. Their on-tap system is a triumph of sustainability – simply buy a bottle once and you can refill it again and again. And what a wonderful filling it will be! They specialise in natural wines, made with unadulterated fermented grape juice and nothing else, but you can also get hard-to-find beers and ciders, like Little Pomona’s Hard Rain Hopped and Cyclic Beer Farm’s Beets. As our winner, you’ll have £20 to spend on any of it.

Catch up over coffee and bagels at the fabulous Fika North

Fika North

Fika North is about to become your new favourite coffee shop (if it isn’t already, that is). They brew up a storm with the finest speciality coffee from the finest independent brewers – and they have their own special blend by Casa Espresso in Bradford. Of course, there’s Birdhouse Tea from Sheffield, if you prefer, and a menu of treats to mop it all up with. Start your day with freshly baked pastries or bagels slathered in avocado and be sure to pick up a freshly-baked loaf to take home. After all, our winner bags a £20 voucher.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on Friday 18th November 2022. There is one prize available. The prize is in eight parts. 1) A First Annual Student ticket worth £375. Valid from 1st September 2022 to 23rd July 2023 providing unlimited travel on all First and Leeds City Buses in West Yorkshire only. Your student email address needs to be activated within 30 days of ticket activation. 2) 4 tickets to Live at Leeds In the Park 2023 on Saturday 27th May 2023. Standard terms and conditions apply. 3) £50 to spend on food and drink at Neon Cactus. Can't be used in conjunction with any other offer. You need to book ahead to redeem the prize. 4) £50 to spend on food and drink at Hyde Park Book Club. 5) 2x tickets to any show at O2 Academy Leeds. Subject to availability. Must be redeemed within 6 months of the competition end date. 6) A £50 voucher for Cow Vintage Leeds, plus a tote bag and badge. 7) A £20 voucher for Bottle Chop. 8) A £20 voucher for Fika North. This free prize draw is open to UK residents with a valid UK postal address only. The prize draw is open to university students only, entrants must be able to provide a valid student ID upon request. One winner will be randomly selected from the database of entrants who completed the prize draw online entry form. Employees and family of Leeds City Buses, Leeds Digital Magazines, any of the companies providing the prize or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. No cash alternative. The winner will be contacted by email. The winner must confirm that they’re eligible and able to accept within 24 hours of the email being sent. If a winner does not contact us within this time period, we reserve the right to choose another winner at random from all other eligible entries. Subject to availability. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply. Cover image credit: @soundofpeach.