Competitions and Promotions

 

$125,000 Cash Giveaway 2022

1.Total prize pool, $125,000 cash must be won. Competition starts 23/06/2022 and closes 11:59pm 07/12/2022. Prizes drawn 3:00pm AEDT at Handling Matters, 40/1-5 Thew Parade Cromer NSW 2099, Australia as follows: 09/12/2022 – Two separate prizes to be awarded, First Prize – 1 x $100,000, Second Prize – 1 x $25,000. All prizes paid in local currency of the winner.

2.Prizes will be delivered as a cheque to the prize winners via registered post. Winners will have until the 15/03/2023 by 5:00pm AEDT to claim their prizes. If the prize is unclaimed an ‘unclaimed prize draw’ will be drawn on the 22/03/2023 at 3:00pm AEDT at Handling Matters, 40/1-5 Thew Parade Cromer NSW 2099, Australia. To enter, place a qualifying order during the promotional period by phone 0800 400 060, mail, ReplyPaid Innovations PO Box 211019, Laurence Stevens Drive, Auckland 2154 New Zealand, fax, (09) 578 0066; via our websites, A qualifying order is classified as one received during the promotional period 12:01am 23/06/2022 until 11:59pm 07/12/2022 via any of our purchasing channels above, and you will automatically go into the draw to win. Orders returned under the Direct Group Money-Back Guarantee, or cancelled orders, subject to state regulations, may lose their status as eligible competition entries. It will be at the promoter’s discretion as to whether such entries remain valid.

3.The Promoter reserves the right, to verify the validity of any entrant (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an order that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. The Promoter reserves the right, to the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to state regulations, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the promotion, as appropriate.

4.The Promoter is Direct Group Pty Ltd, Innovations Park, 431 Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 2086. Prize-winners will be randomly selected by a computerised system containing all entries. Winners will be notified by phone, mail and email by 16/12/2022. Winners list will be published on our website by 04/01/2023. If needed, the ‘unclaimed prize draw’ will be published on our website by 05/04/2023.

5.No correspondence will be entered in to regarding the draw. We reserve the right to feature photographs, names and locations of prize winners in accordance with our privacy policy. Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand, aged 18 years and over, except employees of the promoter, Direct Group Pty Ltd (ABN: 45 065 432 199) and associated companies.
Entering the draw implies acceptance of the rules.

 

 

Reader’s Digest Blanket Permits

  • Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in any promotion run under these Terms and Conditions is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  • Entry is only open to residents of Australia and New Zealand aged 18 years or older (unless otherwise stated in the promotional material).
  • Employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or 1st cousin.
  • The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence) and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions, tampered with the entry process including but not limited to tampering by way of use of techniques designed to avoid the payment of SMS/190 call costs or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise fair and proper conduct of the promotion. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter’s discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.
  • Incomplete, indecipherable or illegible entries will be deemed invalid.
  • If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the entrant.
  • Each promotion starts and finishes on the times and dates advertised on the relevant promotional material. To be eligible, entrants must follow the entry instructions set out on the relevant promotional material (by the closing date/time indicated).
  • Any applicable entry requirements or limitations will be specified in the relevant promotional material (with the details on how to enter). In the event that multiple entries are permitted, each entry must be submitted separately and in accordance with entry requirements.
  • If a draw is to take place, the draw will take place at the Promoter’s office on the date and time advertised in the relevant promotional material.
  • All winners will be notified in writing within two business days of the draw and any Australian winners from South Australia (of prizes valued at over $250) will be published in The Australian on the date advertised in the relevant promotional material. All Australian winners’ names will be published online at www.readersdigest.com.au on the date advertised in the relevant promotional material.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The number of prizes available and their individual value will be advertised in the relevant promotional material.
  • If for any reason a winner does not take a prize (or an element of the prize) by the time stipulated by the Promoter, then the prize (or an element of the prize) will be forfeited.
  • If any prize (or part of any prize) is unavailable, the Promoter, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize to the equal value and/or specification, subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority.
  • Prizes, or any unused portion of a prize, are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash, unless otherwise specified.
  • Any cash prizes will be awarded in the form of a cheque or by electronic funds transfer to the winner’s nominated bank account (in the local currency of the winner).
  • In the event that a draw takes place, if necessary, a draw for any unclaimed prizes will then take place no earlier than three months after the original draw. Winners will be notified in writing within two business days of the draw and any South Australian winners (of prizes valued at over $250) will be published in The Australian within two weeks of the draw. All Australian winners’ names will be published online at www.readersdigest.com.au on the date advertised in the relevant promotional material.
  • Entrants consent to the Promoter using their name, likeness, image and/or voice in the event they are a winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting the promotion (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter.
  • If a promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law (a) to disqualify any entrant; or (b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the promotion, as appropriate.
  • If entry is via an online mechanic, the website address will be specified in the promotional material. Any cost associated with accessing the promotional website is the entrant’s responsibility and will be dependent on the Internet service provider used.
  • If entry is via a premium SMS mechanic, the SMS number will be specified in the promotional material. The cost of the SMS will be 55c. Entrants must have premium service access. Details of the SMS helpline number will also be included with the promotional material. SMS entries via the Internet will be ineligible.
  • If entry is via phone, the phone number will be specified in the promotional material. Call cost from landline phones will not exceed 55c, however, calls from mobile and pay phones may attract a higher rate.
  • All entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt into the promotion database and NOT at the time of transmission by the entrant.
  • The use of any automated entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that allows an entrant to automatically enter a promotion repeatedly is prohibited and will render all entries submitted by that entrant invalid.
  • Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits, excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act, as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act or similar consumer protection laws in the State and Territories of Australia or New Zealand (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”). Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion.
  • Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or (f) use of a prize.
  • The Promoter collects personal information (“PI”) in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such PI to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers, prize suppliers and, as required, to Australian regulatory authorities. Entry is conditional on providing this PI. The Promoter will also use and handle PI as set out in its Privacy Policies, which can be viewed at http://www.readersdigest.com.au/privacy-policy (for Australia residents) and http://www.readersdigest.co.nz/privacy-policy (for New Zealand residents). In addition to any use that may be outlined in the Promoter’s Privacy Policies, the Promoter may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the PI for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages or telephoning the entrant. The Australian Privacy Policy also contains information about how Australian entrants may opt out, access, update or correct their PI, how entrants may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles or any other applicable law and how those complaints will be dealt with. All New Zealand entrants should direct any request to access, update or correct information to the Promoter. All entries become the property of the Promoter. Unless otherwise indicated by the Promoter, the Promoter may disclose Australian entrants’ personal information to entities outside of Australia (for a list of the countries, see the Promoter’s Privacy Policy).
  • As a condition of accepting a prize, each winner may be required to sign any legal documentation as and in the form required by the Promoter and/or prize suppliers in their absolute discretion, including but not limited to a legal release and indemnity form.
  • The laws of Australia apply to this promotion to the exclusion of any other law. Entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia.
  • The promoter is Direct Publishing Pty Ltd, (ABN 81000565471), 431 Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086 Australia, (www.readersdigest.com.au) (www.readersdigest.co.nz), Ph: Aust 1300300030 – NZ 0800450242 (“Promoter”).
  • NSW Permit No. LTPM 16/01255 ACT Permit No. TP 16/02394

 

Caption Competition

  • This competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines only. All entries must be received no later than the last day of each competition month.
  • The promotional material, information on how to enter and prize details form part of these terms and conditions. To be eligible to enter the competition, you must reply in accordance with the conditions specified in this promotion. Employees of Reader’s Digest and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter. Reader’s Digest shall not accept responsibility for lost, misdirected or delayed entries.
  • The winner will be selected at the offices of Reader’s Digest, on or about the third day of the calendar month following the competition month.
  • The best entry, as determined by the judges, will win $100. Total Number of prizes: 1. Total value of giveaway: $100.
  • The prizewinner will be notified by email. If Reader’s Digest does not receive confirmation of acceptance of the prize within 30 days, the competition will be rejudged and a new winner announced.
  • The promoter may use the entrants’ names, addresses and photographs for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes and by submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to this use. Promoters’ decisions on all matters pertaining to this competition are final.
  • The promoter is Direct Publishing Pty Ltd, (ABN 81000565471), 431 Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086 Australia, (www.readersdigest.com.au) (www.readersdigest.co.nz), Ph: Aust 1300300030 – NZ 0800450242 (“Promoter”).

 

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