Women who want to propose on 29 February could keep costs down with this competition

According to tradition, every fourth year, on the 366th day, it is 'permissible' for a woman to propose marriage to her suitor.

To help anyone planning to surprise someone special, Premier Inn has created the perfect proposal package, with an affordable price tag.

A total of 29 couples who book a room to stay at a Premier Inn hotel on Saturday 29 February 2020 with the intention of popping the question will be in with the chance of receiving a token engagement ring (made of wood), bottle of bubbly, a Premier Inn breakfast and a cluster of heart-shaped balloons as part of the room price.

The hotel chain offers thousands of rooms across the UK for under £35.

How can I be in with a chance of winning a proposal package?

Those wishing to be considered for the package must make a room booking for Saturday 29 February 2020, and send details of their room booking to [email protected].

The successful applicants will be the first 29 eligible entries received to the above inbox. They will then contacted to arrange further details by Monday 24 February.

The closing date for entries is 11:59pm on 23 February 2020. Entries received after this time will not be valid.

You can get more information and read the full terms and conditions for the competition here.

How much does the average proposal cost?

It is often suggested that an engagement ring should cost three times a monthly salary, meaning a hefty price tag for would-be betrothed couples, considering the average annual salary in 2019 comes in at £36,611.

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