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Envelopes with up to £50 free cash are being given out around 10 UK towns and cities on Monday

IT sounds almost too good to be true, but lucky members of the public really will be able to pick up envelopes filled with FREE cash this Monday.

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.

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

The Quidco team will be handing out envelopes with either £5, £10, £20 or £50 in cash in city centres and train stations.

Some envelopes will 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.

The Quidco giveaway is happening during these times, at these location, on January 20:

Quidco told The Sun there will be 100 envelopes filled with cash and 25 stuffed with a scratch card per location.

But they added that the hour could be up very quickly, should the envelopes be snapped up within the first few minutes.

The scratch cards are produced by the National Lottery and haven't been designed especially for the hunt.

That means you aren't guaranteed to win anything at all, and if you do win you'll need to claim your prize at a convenience store or Camelot.

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.

You don't need to be a member to take part in the cash giveaway.

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