Envelopes with £50 free cash were being given out in Sheffield this morning - this is why

It’s meant to be the most depressing day of the year – but some lucky Sheffield folk could have grabbed themselves £50 of free cash this morning in a £10,000 giveaway.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 9:40 am
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 2:05 pm

Lucky members of the public are being given the chance to pick up envelopes filled with FREE cash today – and rush hour commuters in Sheffield were among the first to be given the chance to get their hands on a bit of dosh.

Cashback site Quidco.com is giving away £10,000 to cheer up passers-by on Blue Monday, known as the single most depressing day of the year.

But those wanting the money had to be fast.

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Did you get your hands on some free cash in Sheffield this morning? (Photo: PA).

The giveaway is only happening for up to one hour at 10 different locations across the UK.

And Sheffield was the first stop of the day, with money handed out at the city’s railway station between 8am and 9am.

The Quidco team were handing out envelopes with either £5, £10, £20 or £50 in cash.

Some envelopes also contain scratch cards, meaning the prize inside is completely random.

For each location, £1,000 worth of free cash will be handed out to random passers-by.

But if you missed the Sheffield giveway, there’s still chance to grab cash elsewhere.

Here’s where the team will be across the rest of the country

Manchester city centre – 12pm to 1pm

Cambridge city centre – 12pm to 1pm

Peterborough train station – 5pm to 6pm

Colchester town centre – 12pm to 1pm

Chelmsford town centre – 5pm to 6pm

Bournemouth town centre – 12pm to 1pm

Basingstoke town train station – 5pm to 6pm

York city centre – 12pm to 1pm

Leeds train station – 5pm to 6pm

Chris Hutchings, CMO at Quidco, said: “We want to celebrate our members on one of the most dreaded days of the year by shining a bit of light on the UK doing what we do best – giving away cash!”

Quidco is the UK's highest-paying cashback website with more than 10 million members.