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[Closed] Help us write our clocks change reminder text

Started by: t_will
On: 22/03/2019 | 17:00
Replies: 85

by: t_will
community giff-staffer

on: 22/03/2019 | 17:00 edited: 26/03/2019 | 15:36

Hi everyone! Me again - the clocks are going forward at the end of the last week of March, and we like to send a little reminder out to people so they don't end up waking up late. We'll be sending it from late next week so people have plenty of warning.


Tradition is, one of you lovely lot writes the message, and this time around is no exception - if you give us your thoughts, maybe a little wordplay, a joke, or a poem, it could easily be the text message that gets sent to thousands of giffgaffers reminding them about the clocks going forward.


The main things to remember:

The clocks go forward on the 31st of March at 2am.

The clocks are going forward, not back - we don't want people losing an hour the wrong way!

Limit it to around 120 characters so we can fit some admin stuff in the text at the end. We've got a little leeway but we can't go much higher (a text message is only 160).

Because we've got a lot of people to send it to, we'll be aiming to send the message from Wednesday right through to Saturday, so it needs to make sense no matter what day someone gets it.

We're taking entries until 1pm on Tuesday, March 26th, so get your thinking caps on quick.


Some theme ideas to get you started:

Who stole the hour from the day?

Are you looking forward to having sunny evenings?

How does it feel to be a time traveller?


And the legal nitty gritty if you need it:

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  1. We’ll announce the winner in the community. If you’re the lucky winner we’ll also send you a community Private Message to let you know.
  2. To qualify, you need to post your entry in this community thread by 1pm on Tuesday, March 26th 2019. Entries must abide by our Terms and Conditions and Community Code of Conduct.
  3. The prize is that your suggestion will be used in a text message that we send out to giffgaffers the week of March 25th 2019. This is the only prize and there is no cash alternative.
  4. We may put the winner’s membername on our social media pages as well as in the community, and they may be required to participate in publicity connected with this Competition. If you enter, you agree to your membername being made publicly available if you win.
  5. You grant us the right to use the content of your entry as per section 8 of our Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to alter the text of the winning entry in order to provide the text message.
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Thanks all, I'm really looking forward to seeing your entries as always Smiley Happy




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Message 1 of 86
by: mondo61676
on: 22/03/2019 | 17:32
Easy to Remember....
Spring Forward..
Fall Back..
You are welcome
Message 2 of 86
by: birop86
on: 22/03/2019 | 17:56

 Hour less to sleep with hour more on your feet 

Message 3 of 86
by: chand311
on: 22/03/2019 | 18:01 edited: 22/03/2019 | 18:03

Hi dear, its time to move clock forward, so let's get ready one hour early! Have a nice summer. 

Message 4 of 86
by: bladerunner929
on: 22/03/2019 | 20:42

Don't forget the clocks go forward one hour at 2am on the 31st of March so remember to Spring forward with Giffgaff and kick-start the longer evenings together 

Message 5 of 86
by: sha_shah1
on: 22/03/2019 | 23:10

Spring ahead,

Don't forget

set clock ahead

one hour before bed

on 31st of March at 2am.

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Message 6 of 86
by: shabbas
on: 22/03/2019 | 23:35

Hickory dickory dock,

Let your mouse run up the clock, 

When the clock strikes two,

Move the handle forward, woohoo!

31/03/2019 @2am

Message 7 of 86
by: rickvigorous
on: 23/03/2019 | 06:52

tick-tock... don't forget to forward your clock! Summer time starts 31st March at 2 am.

Message 8 of 86
by: wagstaffej
on: 23/03/2019 | 07:37 edited: 23/03/2019 | 07:38

Feels like we've been Grinch'd when an hour gets pinched.

But at least summer's on the way so it's partly hooray?!

Remember to put your clocks forward 1 hour on 31st March.

Message 9 of 86
by: ukrun
on: 23/03/2019 | 16:27
Making kids' already ridiculous
Wake up time more ridiculous
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Message 10 of 86