The Rock is giving its visitors a chance to win £250 in vouchers every Saturday for the next four weeks.
We have teamed up with Tower FM for its ‘The Rock Secret Shopper’ competition.
From September 8th until September 29th, running on Saturdays only, a ‘secret shopper’ will be at the centre between 11am and 3pm. Shoppers needs to tune into Tower FM to listen for clues to find the mystery person.
Then they simply need to ask them ‘Are you The Rock Secret Shopper?’ and if it is the lucky entrant will scoop the £250 voucher prize.
If there is no winner on any given week the prize fund will roll over.
Arnold Wilcox-Wood, centre director at The Rock, said: “We’re really looking forward to the first day of this exciting competition this Saturday and we hope to see lots of visitors asking ‘Are you The Rock Secret Shopper?’
“With the summer holidays over we wanted to run a competition for our visitors which would be both fun and engaging with a great prize at the end of it.
“The secret shopper is also a complete mystery to us – that’s how secret they are! We look forward to giving away so great voucher bundles throughout the month.”
A fashion and beauty showcase proved to be a huge hit with shoppers visiting The Rock.
We hosted our six day long Rock Your Summer Look event in a large marquee in St John’s Square from May 29th until June 3rd.
It included a Pamper Zone running from Tuesday to Friday where hundreds of shoppers made the most of free treatments including manicures, make-up, hair styling and eyebrow shaping. There was also a Gents’ Grooming Chair with free beard, nose hair, ear hair and eyebrow trimming.
We asked for donations to be made to our current partner charity, The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and over four days more than £570 was raised.
The week culminated with a series of fashion shows taking place throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday where models showcased the hottest summer looks for women, men and children
There was also entertainment provided by The Roc Squad hip-hop dance group and the Carol Godby Theatre Workshop.
Arnold Wilcox-Wood, centre director of The Rock, said: “Our fashion and beauty event had a revamp for this year with more activity, a new name and a new look and we’re thrilled at how popular it has proved to be with our shoppers.
“Our Pamper Zone was busy every day and the feedback from our visitors has been extremely positive. The fun carried on into the weekend with a packed agenda of fashion shows and dance performances. We already can’t wait for next year’s event.”
Are you stuck for what to buy the special someone in your life this Christmas? Have you got a colleague in the Secret Santa draw but no idea what to buy them? Or need something for dad which is a little bit more exciting than socks? Or maybe you’ve decided you want to treat yourself – maybe to a new dress for the party season or that special fragrance you know and love.
Well, look no further, we’ve pulled together a handy gift guide – with the help of some of our retailers – to showcase just some of what you can buy here at The Rock this festive season.
If it’s pampering they’re into there’s some great gifts and stocking fillers available at Toni & Guy.
Buy a conditioner and get the shampoo half price – both come wrapped in a gift box.
Or, if you buy two products or one electrical item you’ll receive a free designer House of Holland clutch bag.
And if it’s something for Him you’re after, there’s this Label men’s gift set, priced at £24.45.
Plus don’t forget there’s a range of GHDs available to purchase in store.
Meanwhile, it’ll be hard to walk past Lush this Christmas without popping in store and stocking up on their goodies.
The store’s ‘Night Before Christmas’ set – priced at £10.95 is ideal for Secret Santa exchanges.
Or if you’re looking for something that’s extra special why not go for the ‘Stardust’ gift set, priced at £37.50 it contains some of the brand’s very popular Snow Fairy Range.
Does the lady in your life deserve an extra special treat? Maybe an advent calendar with a twist? Well, look no further than the ’12 Days of Christmas’ bundle filled with all the pampering treats she could wish for – priced at £67.50, this is super popular. Grab it while you can!
Over at Oasis there’s some gorgeous girly treats to make the perfect stocking fillers – including this dazzling hat and scarf twinkle set priced at £26 or these snug heart and strip socks priced at £7 – if’s sparkle they’re looking for what about this three set collection of pouches, priced at £25.
If it’s the perfect party outfit you’re looking for Oasis is the place to visit. We love this outfit the girls in store have put together. It’s a classic and would be a great addition to any wardrobe.
The Nottingham Lace Jacquard dress is priced at £60 and this stunning glitter sparkle envelope clutch is £20.
Complete the outfit with these scallop Estrella heels for £38. This look is available in store now.
If it’s a good pair of boots they’re after this Christmas – check out the latest collections at Deichmann. These Women’s Floral Embroidery Boot priced at £29.99 are both pretty and practical.
Don’t forget there’s plenty for the kids at Deichmann too, including these girl’s glitter high tops priced at £14.99.
And for the gents, these Venice men’s brown casual slip on boots would match with jeans and chinos and are the perfect choice for those looking for stylish and versatile footwear. Priced at £29.99, these are in store now – make sure you check them out.
Hundreds of students descended on The Rock for its third annual Student Savings Night.
Students from Bury College, Holy Cross, Hopwood Hall, Bolton University and the University of Manchester, enjoyed exclusive shopping discounts and offers from the centre’s retailers including H&M, River Island, The Perfume Shop, Oasis, Debenhams and more.
Plus there was upto 40% off at Pizza Express and Subway as well as savings on cinema tickets and bowling.
As well as special offers within the stores a number of activities were held in St John’s Square at The Rock including a free photobooth, inflatable twister, a spin the wheel game and £100 cash prize for the person who managed to stay on the surfboard simulator for the longest – Chad Meadows from Bolton bagged the cash after managing to say on for 72 seconds.
The evening culminated with students having the chance to meet Ex on The Beach star Ross Worswick and enjoy performances from the Carol Godby Theatre Workshop.
The Rock’s centre director, Arnold Wilcox-Wood, said: “Our Student Savings Night continues to go from strength to strength and has become a firm fixture in our events calendar.
“It was wonderful to see so many students here at the centre and making the most of these fabulous discounts and the free activities which ran throughout the evening.”
The countdown is on for this year’s Student Savings Night at The Rock.
Taking place on Thursday, September 28th from 3pm until 7pm the shopping and leisure destination is promising exclusive discounts from more than 40 brands, competitions and a personal appearance from Ex on the Beach star Ross Worswick.
Now in its third year, the Student Savings Night is becoming a firm fixture in The Rock’s event calendar. Stores including H&M, Topman, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Oasis are offering upto 20% off. Plus there’s 40% off at Pizza Express and Subway as well as savings on cinema tickets and bowling.
As well as discounts, there’ll be a free photobooth, inflatable twister, a spin the wheel game and £100 cash prize for the person who can stay on the rodeo bull for the longest.
Students attending are reminded to bring a valid student or college ID to ensure they are able to benefit from the exclusive, one night only offers.
Plus there’s 100 goody bags up for grabs for the first 100 students who show up and have pre-registered on The Rock’s website.
The Rock’s centre director, Arnold Wilcox-Wood, said: “Our Student Savings Night continues to go from strength to strength and we’re thrilled to be hosting it once again this year.
“This year’s event is set to be bigger and better with more prizes, freebies and offers for students to enjoy.”
Clarks, the leading global casual footwear brand, which has been based in Bury for the past 20 years has relocated to The Rock.
The new store, which has relocated from the Millgate, was officially opened by the Mayor of Bury, Councillor Dorothy Gunther.
Situated on Central Street at The Rock, Clarks is the latest addition to the centre and will be based in a 3,500 sq ft unit which has undergone a complete refit.
Clarks has relocated the existing Bury team to the new store and plans to create additional permanent and temporary positions.
A spokesman for Clarks said: “We’re thrilled to have re-located to The Rock and to be able to offer our customers a more modern and vibrant shopping experience.”
The Rock’s centre director, Arnold Wilcox-Wood, said: “Clarks is a hugely popular brand and we’re delighted to welcome the store and the team to the The Rock. They’re a great addition to our tenant line-up.”
Father’s Day is just around the corner and here at The Rock we know just how tricky it can be to find the perfect gift for that special dad or granddad – so to make it easier this year we’ve pulled together a handy gift guide of Father’s Day presents available from retailers at The Rock.
Put a smile on his face with a delicious giant cookie personalised with a message of your choice from Millie’s Cookies. Prices start at £14.99.
Over at Debenhams there’s plenty of accessories for dapper dads from prime leather men’s bags, wallets and to elegant formalwear with a choice of ties and pocket squares with gifts to suit all budgets.
Does your dad love a cuppa? Or maybe a whiskey is his tipple? From pint pots to flasks there’s a range of special gifts available at The Card Factory, with mugs starting from £2.99.
Maybe dad needs to relax and enjoy a pamper, if that’s the case head to Lush and treat him to one of their Father’s Day gift bundles and let him have some ‘me time’. From budget bath-bombs to full gift sets the store has something to suit every pocket.
Treat him to a new scent from The Perfume Shop – as part of the store’s Father’s Day promotion there’s some great discounts on some much-loved aftershaves.
From toffees to t-shirts and whiskey to real ales there’s an endless choice of treats in store at M&S – make sure you don’t open them before you gift them.
And don’t forget the card!
However you plan on wishing your dad a Happy Father’s Day on Sunday 18th June, visit The Rock for the perfect gift.