Win a Weber Smokey Joe Premium Charcoal BBQ!

Share your top BBQ tip to win a Weber BBQ courtesy of Crowders.

Crowdersa family owned garden centre who’ve been ‘growing’ in Lincolnshire for over 200 years, have landed on Shopomo.

To mark the occasion, we’re giving you the chance to win a Weber Smokey Joe Premium Charcoal Barbecue! Shopomo voted the Weber BBQ a best buy for under £100, but you can get it for free – just reveal your top BBQ tip or cheat. There are two ways to enter:

  1. Like the Crowders and Shopomo Facebook pages, then write your top tip below our competition post.
  2. Follow the @Crowders and @ShopomoUK Twitter pages, then tweet us with your top tip.

Good luck!

Here’s a few BBQ tips to get you started:

Vegetarian- Wrap your veggie burgers in foil and throw them on the bbq - you don't have to miss out on the fun.*The winner will be contacted by social media and will need to respond to confirm they are a real person. If we do not receive a response within 24 hours, we are forced to select a new winner, therefore we recommend you enter using a social profile that you check daily.

Terms and Conditions

Competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only.
Employees of Shopomo or Crowders, their families or anyone professionally associated with the competition are excluded from entry.
The prize comprises of a Weber Smokey Joe Premium Charcoal Barbecue Spring Green. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash or alternatives.
Facebook entry: Like the Crowders page and the Shopomo page, then comment with your BBQ life hack (tip) below the competition post on the Shopomo page between 05/05/16 – 25:59 29/05/16 for entry.
Twitter entry: Follow the @Crowderscouk page and the @ShopomoUK page – then comment with your BBQ life hack (tip) below the competition post on the @ShopomoUK page between 05/05/16 – 25:59 29/05/16 for entry.
The winner will be drawn and contacted via social media no later than 01/06/16.
The winner may be required to participate in some publicity after their win.
We reserve the right to change elements of, or withdraw the competition at any time.
Please note, there may be a lead time of approximately two weeks between winning and receiving the prize.
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  • Jaelin Farrow

    My partner used to work at Crowders! Anyway, I haven’t done a BBQ before, but hoping that that changes this year. However, you don’t just have to use the BBQ for savoury food. Try barbecuing some different types of fruit, yummy!

  • maci234

    a good barb ecue

  • Tina Houlihan

    My top tip – don’t get too drunk before you BBQ, undercook your pork and chicken and give half your guests food poisoning. Well, at least everyone still remembers my 21st birthday 14 years ago. Albeit for the wrong reasons.

  • Paula Readings

    Don’t be afraid to use lots of rubs & spices.

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  • Ruth Robinson

    start meat in oven and finish off on bbq

  • Sheila Sloan

    Make sure you have plenty of vegetarian options and salads and side dishes to add some variety to your barbecue.

  • Sarah Maxfield

    Don’t pierce skin on your meat – if you pierce the skin, the juices will escape, making the meat drier and less flavourful

  • Gareth Evans

    make your own marinades then you can adjust the heat (spacyness) to each guest

  • Sue Obrien

    Line under the charcoal with a doubled sheet of turkey foil, then after the BBQ you have much less cleaning to do… just wrap it all up in the foil (once it has cooled completely) and throw it away!

  • Michael Griffin

    Sprinkle some dried oregano on your charcoal when cooking lamb or pork, it gives a lovely mediterranean flavour

  • Marie

    Always clean your BBQ grills after you’ve cooked, otherwise you’ll be scraping and scrubbing rather than enjoying your next BBQ (those oven clean bags are simple and easy to use)

  • Karen Harrison

    Barbecued fruit kebabs marinated in honey are lovely.

  • Bella Smyth

    top #BBQ tip use 2 sets of tongs one for raw meat and one for cooked so no contamination

  • Nicholas Graham

    Precooking chicken and other white meat in the oven then finishing them off on the barbeque!

  • Michelle Ptak

    Buy some foil bags add salmon or some mediterranean veg add oil and herbs for some flavoursome food.


    Make sure your barbecue is hot enough before you start and turn your meat during cooking time so that it cooks evenly throughout.

  • Danielle Louise Cresswell

    Pre cook your meat until nearly cooked then finish off on the BBQ for the great taste of BBQ but with the reassurance the meat is fully cooked.

  • jessica Catherine

    use foil bags to limit cleaning after a BBQ

  • Lacey Langridge

    dont stab the meat as it reduces flavour

  • Oriana Donlevy

    Precook your chicken then finish off on the BBQ for great flavour but no chance of food poisoning!

  • Angela Young

    Only cover 1/3 of the grill with food. If you over crowd it then it’s harder to turn meat over or avoid flames.

  • Donna Large

    Use the right fuel Wait for the right moment to cook Marinade your food

  • Justina

    Put large pieces of boned chicken on first and turn regularly which will lessen the ferocity of the BBQ heat making it easier to cook smaller portions of food.

  • Gloria Heathcote

    Precook your meat and enjoy less burning and undercooked food , and enjoy your day

  • Allan Fullarton

    Always make your own marinade and season it the way wish.

  • Sara Colclough

    If you don’t like the burnt look of your food on a bbq wrap it in foil before cooking, opens up so many doors for food you might not think to do on the bbq

  • Jade Leigh

    Every BBQ I have been too they have all gone for meat! Me and the kids love Salmon or fresh halibut on the BBQ and peppers taste lovely when cooked on the BBQ,delicious. Good luck all xx

  • Karl Borowy


  • superscot

    They are even better with your own sauces

  • Claire Bingham

    plan your bbq, so the things that take longer go on first, unlike my husband that just throws it all on together

  • Mike

    Marinade your meat overnight for maximum flavour