Competitions and Promotions

$125,000 Cash Giveaway

  • Total prize pool, $125,000 cash must be won. Competition starts 12/12/2019 and closes 11:59pm 24/06/2020. Prizes drawn 3:00pm AEST at Handling Matters, 40/1-5 Thew Parade Cromer NSW 2099, Australia as follows: 26/06/2020 – 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.
  • Prizes will be delivered as a cheque to the prize winners. Winners will have until the 30/09/2020 by 5:00pm AEST to claim their prizes. If the prize is unclaimed an ‘unclaimed prize draw’ will be drawn on the 01/10/2020 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 1300 303 303, mail, 431 Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 2086 Australia, or Freepost Innovations PO Box 211019, Laurence Stevens Drive, Auckland 2154 New Zealand, fax, (02) 9004 4830; via our websites www.innovations.com.au, www.innovations.co.nz or in our showroom located at 431 Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 2086. A qualifying order is classified as one received during the promotional period 12:01am 12/12/2019 until 11:59pm 24/06/2020 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and mail. Winners list printed in The Australian on 08/07/2020. If needed, the ‘unclaimed prize draw’ will be published in The Australian on 14/10/2020.
  • 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.
    Authorised under ACT TP 19/04466, NSW LTPS/19/39266, SA T19/1803.

 

Reader’s Digest 2017 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”).

Finish This Sentence Competition

This is your chance to see your work published by Reader’s Digest. All entries become the property of Reader’s Digest. We reserve the right to edit and publish entries. We cannot return or acknowledge entries.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand and Asia and runs until December 31, 2019.
  • The promotional material and information on how to enter form part of these rules. To be eligible to enter, you must reply in accordance with the conditions specified in this promotion. Employees of the Promoter and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter. The Promoter cannot accept responsibility for lost, misdirected or delayed entries.
  • 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 to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
  • This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners. Each entry will be individually judged and the winners will be determined based on the originality and/or creativity of their entry.
  • The best valid entries, as determined by the judges in their discretion, will be published in a future issue of Reader’s Digest, and the winning entrant will receive a special Limited Edition Nostalgia Notebook.
  • The winners will be notified by email and published in a future issue of Reader’s Digest.
  • All entries become the property of the Promoter. As a condition of entering into this promotion, each entrant agrees to assign all of their rights, title and interest (including copyright) in and to their entry to the Promoter. Each entrant warrants to the Promoter that each entry submitted is an original literary work of the entrant that does not infringe the rights of any third party. The entrant agrees to indemnify the Promoter against all costs and claims by third parties arising from a breach of this warranty. Entrants consent to any use of their entry which may otherwise infringe their moral rights pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Reader’s Digest reserves the right to use entries in all print and electronic media.
  • The Promoter collects personal information in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers, and prize suppliers. Entry is conditional on providing this information. The Promoter may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the information for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages or telephoning the entrant. Entrants should direct any request to access, update or correct information to the Promoter.
  • The Promoter’s decision on all matters pertaining to this promotion is final.
  • 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 (“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 tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or (e) use of a prize.
  • 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”).

100 Word Stories 2018

Our incredibly successful 100-word story competition is back. This is your chance to win $1000 and see your work published by Reader’s Digest – all you have to do is write a brilliant work of fiction in just 100 words. There are also two runners-up prizes of $250.

Stories should be original, unpublished and exactly 100 words long (99-worders will be disqualified, hyphenated words count as one).

Include your name, address and phone number. All entries become the property of Reader’s Digest. We reserve the right to edit and publish entries without payment. We cannot return or acknowledge entries.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This competition is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand and runs until January 31, 2018.
  • The promotional material, information on how to enter and prize details form part of these rules. To be eligible to enter, you must reply in accordance with the conditions specified in this promotion. Employees of the Promoter and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter. The Promoter cannot accept responsibility for lost, misdirected or delayed entries.
  • 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 to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
  • This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners. Each entry will be individually judged and the winners will be determined based on the originality and/or creativity of their entry. To enter, readers must submit an original 100-Word Story. Stories should be original, unpublished and exactly 100 words long (99-worders will be disqualified, hyphenated words count as one).
  • The best valid entries, as determined by the judges in their discretion, will be published in a future issue of Reader’s Digest. The winner will receive $1000 in their local currency and two runners-up will each receive a prize comprising of $250 in their local currency.
  • The prizes will be delivered at the Promoter’s expense within six to eight weeks of the winners being judged.
  • The prize winners will be notified by email and published in a future issue of Reader’s Digest.
  • All entries become the property of the Promoter. As a condition of entering into this promotion, each entrant agrees to assign all of their rights, title and interest (including copyright) in and to their entry to the Promoter. Each entrant warrants to the Promoter that each entry submitted is an original literary work of the entrant that does not infringe the rights of any third party. The entrant agrees to indemnify the Promoter against all costs and claims by third parties arising from a breach of this warranty. Entrants consent to any use of their entry which may otherwise infringe their moral rights pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Reader’s Digest reserves the right to use entries in all print and electronic media.
  • The Promoter collects personal information in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers, and prize suppliers. Entry is conditional on providing this information. The Promoter may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the information for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages or telephoning the entrant. Entrants should direct any request to access, update or correct information to the Promoter.
  • The Promoter’s decision on all matters pertaining to this promotion is final.
  • 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 (“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 tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or (e) use of a prize.
  • 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”).

RAMS Movie Competition

Terms and Conditions:

  • Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions of entry. Entry into the Competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • Entry is open to persons over 18 years of age and residents of Australia only.
  • This is a game of skill; chance plays no part in determining the winner. Each entry will be individually judged based on its literary and creative merit in answering the question provided. The judges’ decision in relation to any aspect of the competition will be final and binding on every person who enters. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • Employees of the Promoter and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter. The Promoter cannot accept responsibility for lost, misdirected or delayed entries. Only one entry per person is permitted. All duplicate entries will be removed prior to the prize judging.
  • Promotion commences on 23/07/20 and closes at 30/10/20.
  • There are 10 prizes to be given away for the duration of the competition. The winner will be notified by email. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Prize Details are as follows: One double pass to see the film RAMS.
  • The prize is not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash or other prizes. Prize value is recommended retail value as provided by the supplier and is correct at time of printing. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value.
  • The promoter may conduct further judging at the same time and place as the original judging as is necessary, in order to distribute a prize if unclaimed by that date
  • In the event that for any reason whatsoever a winner does not take an element of the prize at the time stipulated by the promoter then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of that element of the prize.
  • All entries become the property of the Promoter and will be entered into a database. The promoter may use the entrants’ names, addresses and telephone numbers for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid unless otherwise advised by the entrant.
  • The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
  • 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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