You too could strike it rich with Sowetan

It is that time for Christmas shopping again and you could get an early gift of R5 000 cash, compliments of Sowetan, every day until the festivities begin.

This is our way of saying thank you to you, our loyal readers. Wouldn't you love to get a gift of R5000 in this economic climate - to shop till you drop, go on a luxury getaway, buy gifts for your family, pay those annoying bills, give your home a facelift or just to have some extra cash ? Then this is the competition for you!

We've got R100 000 to give away - R5000 each to 20 lucky Sowetan readers. So give us a chance to light up your life!

At the bottom of page one there is a unique lucky number that is valid for today's publication only. SMS that number to our competition line with you details and stand a chance to win R5 000 cash.

Four easy steps to play:

l Step 1 - Check the bottom of Page 1 for your unique lucky number

l Step 2 - SMS: Cash7

l Step 3 - Followed by your unique lucky number

l Step 4 - Plus your full name and ID number.

Example: Cash7 099900 Lorraine Bagus 75112566600000

To enter SMS: Cash7 and Unique Number plus your full name and ID number to 39531 before 4pm today. Today's winner will be announced in Sowetan tomorrow.

In order to claim your prize you must keep your copy of Sowetan as proof of your unique winning number. SMSes charged at R2. Winners will be contacted.

In case of technical problems and your copy of Sowetan doesn't have a unique lucky number on the front page, you can still enter by SMSing Cash7 plus your full name and ID number to 39531.

Rules:Anyone can enter this competition except employees (and their immediate families) of Avusa Media, their advertising agencies and their printers. (2) There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted. (3) By entering the competition all participants agree to abide by the rules. (4) In the event of a dispute the judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. (5) The winner must produce an original copy of Sowetan with the unique number (no photocopies) and an ID document in order to claim a prize. (6) Prizes are not transferable. (7) The winner must agree to be photographed. (8) Winners will be announced in Sowetan daily - so buy Sowetan to see if you are a winner! (9) The competition closes on Tuesday December 23 2008. (8) Readers have three months to claim their prizes.