Tech prizes to be hidden in Birmingham in treasure hunt competition

Thousands of pounds worth of tech will be hidden in Birmingham this week – as an online retailer based in the city celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Two boxes packed with TVs, laptops, PCs, monitors and gaming headsets will be placed in the city on Thursday (September 9) – and the first person to find each box will win the contents.

The giveaway is part of a campaign by leading tech retailer 'Box', which is marking a quarter of century in business by visiting four towns or cities throughout September with prize boxes. Box will reveal the precise location of the prize boxes by gradually unveiling the postcode on social media.

The first two digits of the location of the two Birmingham prize boxes – B1 – have now been revealed. The B1 postcode covers Birmingham city centre and nearby surrounding areas. 

Some of the top brands represented in the Birmingham prize boxes include Samsung, EPOS, AOC, Acer, Logitech G, Cooler Master and Seagate. Mark Jordan, Box CEO, said:

“We’re very proud to be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year – and we couldn’t let the milestone pass without shouting about it. The Box Hunt is proving to be a really exciting event, giving people the chance to get their hands on amazing prizes. It started in York last week and there was a great buzz and now we can’t wait to visit Birmingham, our home city, and get people involved again.

“Having been in business for a quarter of a century, we have amazing relationships with the manufacturers we work alongside and they’ve stepped forward by donating some of the most sought-after items in the tech world.

“It’s a really simple premise – find it, grab it, win it. Each box will contain a list of all the prizes won, so you’re not necessarily looking for a huge box. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be visiting Birmingham – the only question now is where will the two boxes be hidden?”

All four Box Hunts are taking place on a Thursday in September, with two boxes hidden in each chosen town or city. On September 30, there will be a separate competition on Box’s website with more top prizes up for grabs. The total prize fund is in the region of £35,000.

The postcode clues will be revealed on Box’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. For more information, visit


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