FAQs

  • Who are Best of the Best and why should I trust you?

    We have been running competitions since 1999 and have given away over £17 million of prizes. Every week there is a guaranteed winner, regardless of how many tickets are sold. We're a UK based company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, and are therefore required to adhere to the highest legal standards. You can see who works here, as well as information about who is on the Board of Directors and details of our financial advisers, on the About Us page.

  • Where is BOTB based?

    Our head office is in 2 Plato Place, 72-74 St Dionis Road, London SW6 4TU and we can be contacted on +44 (0)20 7371 8866 or via email at info@botb.com. In total (head office, airport and shopping centre sites) we currently employ approximately 80 staff.

  • How do I enter?

    It's simple! Choose your car tickets, play Spot the Ball and checkout. What's Spot the Ball? The winner of the competition is determined using a computerised 'Spot The Ball' competition which you will enter as part of the ticket buying process.

    You will be shown a photograph that has had the ball removed from it. You must use your skill and judgement to decide where you think the centre of the ball would logically have been. Your chosen points will be recorded as (x:y) coordinates.

  • Why Spot the Ball?

    As the competition is operated as a skill based game, and is not a lottery or raffle, Spot the Ball is required to pit your skill vs the skill of a panel of professional judges. Spot the Ball is also a widely recognised, fun and easy way to enter a competition.

  • Where can I buy tickets?

    You can buy tickets at any of our airport or shopping centre stands or from our website at www.botb.com

  • How much is it to enter?

    Tickets start from £3. Discounts are available for multiple ticket purchases − save 20% when you buy any 5 tickets and 40% for any 10 tickets.

  • How often do you update information on the Dream Cars?

    Specifications, review and RRP of cars in the Dream Car Competition are correct as of 22/04/2015. All prices and specs are checked on a quarterly basis at a minimum and whilst we endeavour to ensure they are accurate, we cannot be held responsible for slight inaccuracies due to manufacturers adjusting the details without notice.

  • Will I get a receipt of my purchase?

    You will immediately be emailed with confirmation of your receipts If you're a first time player, you will also receive an email confirming your account log-in details. Details of the competition you have entered can be seen in on the My Account page.

    If you need any assistance, please feel free to call us on +44 (0) 20 7371 8866.

  • Are there any special offers for buying more than one ticket?

    Yes! Select any 5 Dream Car tickets and get 20% off, select 10 or more tickets and get 40% off.

  • Who decides what cars can be played for?

    We do, with your help! There are over 180 cars in our Dream Car Competition line-up, with more added regularly. We welcome your suggestions so please get in touch by emailing info@botb.com, with your suggestions.

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  • When does the Dream Car Competition finish?

    There's a Dream Car winner every week! Every week the competition runs from Monday to Sunday midnight. The winner will then be surprised in person the following week. For information on the Free Competition, check the Free Competition page.

  • When are the results announced?

    We aim to announce the competition results within a few days of the competition finishing.  Although we try to get the results out as soon as possible, the formal judging process takes time and contacting winners and confirming identification can also take a while.

    Competition results will be posted on our website and if you have given us a valid email address, you will receive notification via email as well. You should also log in to your Account to check the results, to see how close you were and to see if you have earned any rewards Game Credit.

  • How will I know if I win?

    When you purchase a ticket you will have submitted at least one telephone number and an email address. Our Managing Director, William Hindmarch, will personally surprise you if you are the lucky winner of one of the Dream Car Competitions.

    If you do not win we will email you the results. We will also display the results and details of the winner on this website. Finally, you can log in to your Account to check the results to see how close you were to the winning position and to see if you have earned any rewards (Game Credit).

  • How many winners have there been?

    We are proud to say that to date we have given away over £17 million worth of prizes to over 400 winners of luxurious prizes from around the world. Want to see all the Dream Car winners? Head to our winners wall!

  • Where do you deliver the car to?

    We deliver the car anywhere in the world free of charge (within reason!) All cars are delivered with UK VAT paid. There may be import/registration duties into certain countries which in general we do not pay for. It may therefore be preferable to take the cash alternative and then buy the equivalent car in your country - we can of course assist with this. See terms and conditions for full details on deliveries, taxes and the cash alternative options.

  • How is the winner decided?

    At the end of the competition, the same Spot the Ball picture you chose your coordinates is shown to a judging panel comprised of professional sporting experts and in the presence of an independant lawyer they mark where they think, in their professional opinion, the centre of the ball should be. The winner is simply the person who is closest to the judge's position.

  • If I win can I choose whether my car is Right or Left Hand Drive?

    Most cars are available in Left or Right hand drive (please see full terms and conditions), but please note delivery from the manufacturer may take several months.

  • Do you help with insuring and servicing my dream car when I win?

    Yes! Depending on the value of the car won, BOTB will pay up to £2,000 towards insurance costs and up to £800 for servicing. See terms and conditions for full details. Please note, this is only available for Dream Car Competitions (prefixed 'SC')

  • How many Best of the Best sites are there and where are they located?

    We have currently 8 sites located in the departures lounges at:

    London Gatwick North Terminal

    London Gatwick South Terminal

    Manchester Terminal 1

    Manchester Terminal 2

    Edinburgh Airport

    Birmingham Airport

    Dublin Airport

    Copenhagen Airport

    There are also sites located in the following shopping centres:

    Westfield Shepherd’s Bush

    Westfield Stratford

  • How can I get further information?

    Feel free to call us on +44 (0)20 7371 8866 and we would be delighted to answer any questions or email us at info@botb.com and we will get straight back to you.

  • What happens if more than one person is equidistant to the judges position?'

    In the case that more than one person is equally close to the judges position in a competition, the winner will be determined by calculating the next closest entry of the players in question. The person with the closest second ticket is the outright winner. If any player in this scenario has only one ticket, all players that qualify will play in another Spot the Ball competition to determine the outright winner. All other players in this scenario will receive £500 in cash and £500 in Game Credit. Be sure to read the full terms and conditions.

  • How many tickets I can buy?

    There is currently a limit of 150 tickets for the Dream Car Competition, per customer, per competition and one ticket for each Free Competition. Read more in our terms and conditions.

  • Are you going to add in motorbikes? Boats? Helicopters?

    We're always looking for great new ideas, but for the moment we're concentrating on providing the best Dream Car Competition we can offer!