Please complete the form with your details and a short summary of your romantic retirement story.

Thank you for submitting your short story. If your story is shortlisted we’ll be in touch for more information by 12 July 2021.


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Terms and conditions

Details about the offer

If we'd like to use your story we will get in touch. To qualify for a gift card you will need to sign a 'Release Form' to give us permission to publish your story on our website, newsletter and on social media. We'll send you a £50 Love2Shop gift card if we publish details of your story. There are a few stories we’d like to choose for a Feature article. In this instance we will get in touch and see if you’d like to do this. If so, we’ll need more details and will arrange a photographer to take some pictures of you to use with this article. We’ll send you £250 of Love2Shop gift card to say thank you for your time for a Feature article, rather than the £50 gift card mentioned above. Rest assured, we won’t publish any information you provide to us without your written permission.  

To be eligible for consideration for publication you will need to write a short summary of what makes your retirement different. Candidates for the stories should be aged 65 or over and a UK resident. If you are submitting on behalf of someone else, please confirm that you have their permission. For any stories that we would like to feature we will need the candidate’s direct permission. This will be requested from shortlisted candidates by 12 July 2021. Entries will be reviewed by the Legal & General Retail Retirement Marketing department. 

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 30 June 2021. Candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted by 12 July 2021 but we may be in touch before this point to find out more information. If you are shortlisted, there is no guarantee that your story will be published nor that you will qualify for the gift card. We will keep you in touch every step of the way so that you know if your story is published.  

We will confirm those entries which have qualified for the gift card via email and telephone confirmation. The gift card will be paid to the person mentioned in the story and will be sent via email to the address provided within 30 days of us first publishing your story.  

The Love2Shop gift card can be spent at many high street and online stores, as well as restaurants and attractions. More details can be found here. The gift card will be valid for one year from issue date. Terms and conditions for using the gift card by these companies may apply. No cash alternative is available.