Closed: Win one of 2,500 pairs of tickets for the Ideal Home Show

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The Ideal Home Show is back at London’s Olympia from March 17 to April 2, and – as usual – it’s packed with ideas, great buys and talks from the biggest names in homes and interiors.  

We never miss it, and we don’t think you should either, which is why Saga Exceptional is giving away 2,500 pairs of tickets, so you and a friend can go for free.

People waiting outside the Ideal Home ShowCredit: Ideal Home Show

Whether you’re planning a full-scale renovation, a room makeover, or just a few little tweaks to your décor, you’ll find insight and inspiration to get you started.


Get inspiration from the famous Ideal Home Show Homes

Taking centre stage is this year’s Ideal Home Show Village, where you can walk through two life-size homes and enjoy daily talks.  

The Money-Making Home is a new concept, designed with the cost of living crisis at its heart. It demonstrates how you can save money and generate revenue from your home through technology, growing your own produce, upcycling and more.  

Then there’s the Great Escape Home, designed and built by Mockba Modular, for under £100,000. Created as a romantic retreat with peace and tranquillity in mind, this steel-framed ‘container home’ demonstrates that your dream second home could be more affordable than you might think. 

If you’re thinking about a second home, but want to do it in the cheap, this would be a great choice to check out. 

Laurence Llewelyn Bowen talking at he Ideal Home ShowCredit: Ideal Home Show

Listen to talks from homes and interiors stars

And remember to free up some space on your phone for celeb snapping, as you’ll see and hear from plenty of famous names from the world of homes, interiors, gardens and cooking. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Lynsey Clean of Queen, Phil Spencer, Lisa Faulkner and John Torode are just some of the stars appearing over the course of the event to give insights into ways to improve your home.

Our mission at Saga Exceptional is to help you live life that little bit better. So a few speaker highlights we’ll be taking in include Lynsey’s “Blitz It” approach to spring cleaning, Martin Lewis’ “Cut Your Bills, Fight Your Corner” sessions, TV gardener David Domoney’s tips to “Become a Houseplant Expert in 30 Minutes” and Danni Menzies “Find Your Place in the Sun” talks. 

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Terms and Conditions 

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter the prize draw.
  2. This competition is open from 09:00 GMT on March 14 2023, to UK (excluding Northern Ireland) residents aged 18 years or over, with the exception of employees of the Promoter or the Supplier, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  3. Entries must be received by 09:00 GMT on March 16 2023. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries or entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
  4. Only one entry per household. No entrant may win more than one prize.
  5. To enter, please complete the form above and correctly answer the questions.
  6. All valid and correctly completed entries received by the closing date will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on March 16 2023. Winners will be selected randomly.
  7. The prize for the winners is a pair of tickets to the Ideal Homes Show
  8. The winners will be notified via email by midnight on March 16 2023.
  9. The prizes will be sent to the winners via email within one day of being notified of their win.
  10. The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
  11. The Promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the prize draw unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this prize draw, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this prize draw and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.
  12. The Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in the Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in the Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the prize draw, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter.
  13. The Promoter is Saga Media, of Enbrook Park, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3SE.
  14. By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  15. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
  16. Saga reserves the right to amend, extend or withdraw the competition at any time, without notice.
Amy Cutmore

Written by Amy Cutmore she/her


Amy Cutmore is Editor in Chief for Homes at Saga Exceptional. She’s been writing about interiors for more than 20 years, harking back to the days when glossy red kitchens, toile de Jouy and rag rugs were all the rage, and everyone wanted a Changing Rooms makeover.

You’ll have seen Amy’s work at Britain’s biggest homes titles, including Ideal Home, where she served as Consumer, Technology and Group Digital Editor. She has also edited or written for Homes & Gardens, Livingetc, 25 Beautiful Homes, Real Homes, Gardeningetc, Inside Readers’ Homes, Inspirations for Your Home, Country House & Home, Top Ten Reviews, Trusted Reviews and Country Life. And she’s a winner of the PPA’s Digital Content Leader of the Year.

Amy’s homes knowledge knows no bounds – but her Mastermind-style specialist subjects include kitchen and bathroom design, and technology. For many years, she was Ideal Home’s Girl About Tech, where she spent her days pitting KitchenAid mixers against Kenwoods, attending washing machine launches (in 10 different countries, no less) and ensuring everyone who would listen knew their RPM from their RAM.

Amy rents out three properties, so is always on hand with advice for tenants and landlords alike, and is renovating her own home – a late-Victorian semi in desperate need of a kitchen extension and upstairs bathroom. When it comes to her interior design approach, she is a big fan of teal, can’t resist a statement wallpaper and loves vintage wooden furniture, whether it’s in the form of an old sleigh or a tatty trunk.

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