Terms and Conditions
The Promoter is News Life Media Pty Ltd (ABN 57 088 923 906) of 2 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia, 2010. Telephone number (02) 8062 2666.
Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. If there is any inconsistency between these terms and conditions and anything else that refers to this Promotion, these terms and conditions will prevail.
Who can enter?
Entry is open to all residents of Australia who are over the age of 18 years
Directors, contractors and employees (and immediate families) of the Promoter and of companies, suppliers and agencies associated with the Promotion including News Corp Australia are not eligible to enter the Promotion.
The Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to request winners to provide proof of identity, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address and/or proof of entry validity or proof of registration ownership in order to claim a prize. If a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.
When to enter
Promotion opens at 12:00pm on 15 February 2021 and closes at 12:00pm on 5 March 2021 AEDT (Promotion Period). Entries must be received by the Promoter in the Promotion Period.
All entries are deemed received at the time of receipt by the Promoter not at the time of transmission by the entrant.
Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost misdirected, delayed, ineligible, incomplete or corrupted entries or delays in the delivery of entries due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason. SMS entries via the internet or computer generation and not attributable to a valid mobile phone account are invalid and will not be accepted.
How to enter
Entrants can enter by:
Online logging onto news.com.au and completing the online entry form in accordance with the instructions on the website. Users must have completed the Cost of Living Survey 2021. The cost of accessing the promotional website will be dependent on the entrantís individual Internet Service Provider.
Entrants must not:
tamper with the entry process;
engage in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the Promotion
submit an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions;
use multiple email addresses, postal addresses, PO Box addresses or SIM cards to register multiple qualifying purchases or use any form of software or third-party application to enter multiple times (including scripting software) except where expressly permitted in these terms and conditions;
use a third party (including online competition entry site) to enter on their behalf, except where the entrant needs to use those services of that third party to enter due to a disability; or
engage in conduct in entering the Promotion which, in the opinion of Promoter, is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the Promotion and/or Promoter.
If an entrant is found to have breached these terms and conditions including this clause, the entrant will be disqualified so that they will have all their entries invalidated, any claim to any prize will be invalidated and where such an entrant has already been awarded a prize before being found to have breached these terms and conditions, the entrant must immediately return any awarded prize to the Promoter. The Promoter has sole discretion to determine if these terms and conditions have been breached by any entrant. The Promoter reserves the right to request whatever documentation it deems necessary to confirm or deny its suspicions in this regard and any failure to provide such requested documentation to the Promoter on request gives Promoter the right to disqualify the entrant. The Promoterís legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from any offender are reserved.
Number of Entries permitted
Only one entry per person
Draw and Notification of winner
The winner will be the first valid entry submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions that is drawn by TPAL by random computer selection at 12:00pm on 8 March 2020 at Level 2, 11 York St, Sydney NSW 2000.
If any particular draw is scheduled on a public holiday, the draw will be conducted on the following business day.
The Promoterís decision is final, and the Promoter will not enter into correspondence regarding the competition result or any other decisions the Promoter makes in connection with the Promotion.
The winners will be notified by telephone or email within two days of the draw. Winners of prizes will be published using their first initial, surname and postcode on news.com.au within 24 hours after the draw and will remain on the website for a minimum of 30 days.
Prizes will be awarded to the person named in the winning entry. However, in a dispute, will be awarded to the account holder of the entry mechanism used to submit their entry (i.e. mobile phone account holder or land line account holder).
If an entrantís contact details change during the Promotion Period, entrant must notify the Promoter. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be sent to the Promoter.
Subject to State Regulation, an unclaimed prize draw will take place at Level 2, 11 York St, Sydney NSW 2000 on 8 June 2021 at 12:00pm AEST. The winners of the unclaimed prize draw will be notified by telephone or email within two days of that draw.
Winners will be published on news.com.au within 24 hours after the draw.
Prize on offer
Individual prize value is up to $500 (including GST). Total prize pool value is up to $2000 (including GST) as at 28 January 2021. Four winners will receive:
1 x 500 Online MasterCard
Unless otherwise expressly stated, prize values are based on the recommended retail prices at the time of first publication of these terms and conditions (inclusive of GST). The Promoter accepts no responsibility for change in prize value between now and the ultimate prize redemption date.
Independent financial advice should be sought as tax implications may arise as a result of accepting the prize.
Prizes cannot be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash.
It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and the prize supplierís requirements. It is the responsibility of the winner to confirm such conditions with the prize supplier or other relevant third parties.
It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion.
All entrants agree that if they win the prize, they will not, and their companions will not, sell or otherwise provide their story and/or photographs in relation to the taking of the prize, to any media or other organisation, without the Promoterís prior written consent. Photographs will be allowed to be taken only at the discretion of the Promoter and the prize provider.
Prize must be taken by 7 June 2021. In the event a winner does not take the prize by the time stipulated, then the entire prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of the prize.
Gift vouchers are subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the gift card provider. Once awarded, the Promoter is not liable for any voucher that has been lost, stolen, forged, damaged or tampered with in any way.
Further Terms and Conditions
If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including (without limitation) due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any causes beyond the control of the Promoter, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to take any action that may be available, and (without limitation) to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, subject to any direction given under State Regulation.
If the prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equal or greater value, subject to State and Territory legislation. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and prize supplierís requirements. Each prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated.
If the prize includes attendance at an event which is cancelled for any reason beyond the control