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Just a suggestion. Admin of this site should insist it be a mandatory requirement for companies to have written details regarding when and where the competition results will be published and who the winners are. After forking out over $70 purchasing a product (required for entry) it would be nice at least to have some kind of proof it was a legit competition.

she-oak
05 Oct 2:42 AM

Hello @she-oak! most purchase competitions are legitimate and are governed under strict rules and T&Cs. Sometimes there is a delay before actual winners are drawn. And yes some companies get a little slack in announcing the winners on their site. Maybe contact the company via their 'contact us' screen and ask the question.
@admin kindly find and list the competitions but unfortunately don't have any say in how the comp is run by the company.
Wishing you the best of luck

fourleaf
05 Oct 8:35 PM
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@fourleaf Thanks for responding. I have contacted them, twice. Once to the particular outlet I purchased the item from and the other to their head office. Neither one of them have responded. The competition closed around a month ago. It's just disheartening when there are so many scams these days because you never know if you're next when it comes to being ripped off. Anyway I guess it's out of admins control. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

she-oak
05 Oct 10:31 PM

@she-oak, very disheartening for an expensive entry.....if you can find the T&Cs that is usually a wealth of information including whether they have outsourced the competition to a marketing company who will be across it. Keep trying and if necessary make some loud noises on their social media accounts or if you feel strongly enough fill out a form on the ACCC web site. Don't be disheartened, there are a lot of good, well run comps out there.... :)

fourleaf
06 Oct 7:36 PM

Hi, @she-oak. Do you recall the name of the Promoter/Store/Competition 'name'?

toxicgherkin
07 Oct 9:24 AM
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It was for a Nokia camera and the promoter was ShopMyLocal. By the time I paid for the bottle of Glen Grant scotch (which by the way I don't even drink alcohol at all - I gave it to my sister) and also with postage it came to a little over $70. I just feel a little ripped off. It's not the fact that I didn't win. I just like to see that the prizes offered were honoured. I've been entering competitions all my life and I've never come across one where the winners were not published. Maybe it's what they do now. I would never have normally entered a competition where I had to spend so much - especially for something useless to me (like alcohol) but the camera prize was so appealling. I am an amateur photographer and pensioner and around a year ago my house was broken into and ransacked and my camera was stolen. Like I said I was taken in by the possibility of winning a camera. I love entering competitions I just wish the promoters would do the right thing. Thanks @fourleaf and @toxicgherkin for responding

she-oak
08 Oct 8:01 PM

@she-oak, I found this online. I do have my sources! ;-)
Winners announced on this webpage:

https://www.shopmylocal.com.au/promo/ggnikon

and here are the (perhaps abridged) T&C's. Cheers

Terms & Conditions
Glen Grant – Win 1 of 10 Nikon Camera's Promotion
"Glen Grant – Win 1 of 10 Nikon Camera's Promotion"

Terms and Conditions

Information on how to enter and prize(s) form part of these Terms and Conditions (terms). By participating, you agree to be bound by these terms. Entries must comply with these terms to be valid.

Details

Promotion Website: www.shopmylocal.com.au/promo/ggnikon

Promoter

Campari Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 72 137 554 726) of Level 21, 141 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, phone 1800 856 939. Authority / Permit number The Promotion is authorised under NSW authority No. TP/00032. ACT Permit No. TP 20/0098. SA Permit No. T20/869

Promotional Period

The Promotion commences at 9am (AEST) on 14/08/20 and closes at 11.59pm (AEST) on 11.09.20. Eligible Entrants Entry is open to Australian residents aged 18 years or over. Employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter, its related entities and any agencies associated with this Promotion are ineligible to enter.

Entry.

1. To enter, each Eligible Entrant must, during the Promotional Period:

(a) Purchase any Glen Grant Arboralis or Glen Grant 10-year-old in a single transaction (Qualifying Transaction) either in-store or online from participating retailers featured on the Shopmylocal.com.au website

(b) Visit www.shopmylocal.com.au/promo/ggnikon and follow the enter here prompts to the online entry page. Then enter name, address, email, phone number and upload proof of purchase (receipt). Entrants must retain the original receipt for their Qualifying Transaction as proof of purchase and produce this within 7 days of a request by the Promoter. Failure to do so may, in the sole discretion of the Promotor, result in invalidation of the entrant's entry and forfeiture of any right to a prize.

2. Entries which in the reasonable opinion of the Promoter:

(a) are received outside the Promotional Period;

(b) contain defamatory, offensive or inappropriate content or infringe intellectual property rights;

(c) are incomplete or indecipherable; or

(d) do not otherwise comply with these terms, will be invalid and ineligible for any prize.

3. Only 1 entry permitted per Qualifying Transaction. Each entry must be submitted separately. A maximum of 1 entry per person per day is permitted.

Draw

4. The Draw will be conducted at Level 2, 11 York street, Sydney, NSW 2000 at 10am (AEST) on 14.09.20, by way of a random draw.

5. An independent scrutineer will observe the Draw process and announcement of the winner.

6. The first ten valid entries randomly drawn will win the Prize (Winner).

7. The Promoter may at any time (including after the Promotional Period), verify the validity of entries and entrants and disqualify any individual who the Promoter reasonably believes has breached any of these terms or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise fair and proper conduct of the Promotion.

8. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the Promoter may, in its sole discretion, determine the identity of the entrant. Prize(s)

9. The Winner will receive 1 of 10 Nikon Z50 digital SLR Cameras with Nikon Z DX 16-50mm lens and an online Nikon school workshop. Each prize is valued at $1789 RRP (recommended retail price)

10. Total Prize Promotion Pool is $17,890 RRP

11. If the Prize is unavailable, the Promoter in its absolute discretion, may substitute the Prize (or a component of the Prize) with a prize of equal value and/or specification, subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority. Notification of Winner

12. The Winner will be notified in writing and by telephone within 2 days of the Draw. Their name will also be published www.shopmylocal.com.au/promo/ggnikon on 15.09.20.

13. In the event that the Winner cannot be contacted, the Promoter will retain the Prize for three and a half months from the date of the Draw. If the Prize is not claimed within this time, the Promoter will re-draw another winner for the unclaimed Prize at Level 2, 11 York street, Sydney, NSW 2000 at 10am (AEDT) on 14.12.20, by way of a random draw (Re-draw).

14. The winner of the Re-draw will be contacted in writing and by telephone within 2 days of the Re-draw. Their name will also be published on www.shopmylocal.com.au/promo/ggnikon on 15.12.20.

15. The Prize will be delivered free of charge to the Winner (or Re-draw winner) at the address nominated on their entry within 28 days of the draw (or Re-draw).

Privacy

16. The Promoter will collect, use and disclose your personal information in conducting the Promotion in accordance with its Privacy Policy, available at https://www.campariau.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Privacy... The Promoter may also use your personal information for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages to, or telephoning, you.

17. 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 same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting the Promotion and any of the Promoter's products.

Miscellaneous

18. The Promoter encourages consumers to enjoy liquor responsibly. Consumers of legal drinking age are advised to consider the safe drinking levels recommended in the National Health & Medical Research Council Australian Alcohol Guidelines (available at www.nhmrc.gov.au).

19. If this Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter including technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, the Promoter may, to the extent permitted by law:

(a) disqualify any entrant; or

(b) subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority, modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Promotion or modify the Prize, as appropriate.

20. Nothing in these terms limits, excludes or modifies (or purports to do so) any non-excludable guarantees or warranties under consumer law (Non-Excludable Guarantees).

21. Except for the Non-Excludable Guarantees and any other liability that cannot by law be excluded, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) will not be responsible and excludes all liability (including negligence) for any personal injury or loss or damage (including loss of opportunity), whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of:

(a) the Promotion and/or the taking or use of the Prize;

(b) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction outside of the Promoter's reasonable control;

(c) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference;

(d) any late, lost, altered or misdirected entries due to any reason beyond the Promoter's reasonable control;

(e) any tax liability incurred by a Winner or entrant; and/or

(f) any damage to or delay in transit of the Prize during delivery, except to the extent caused or contributed to by the Promoter.

22. If a dispute arises between you and the Promoter concerning the conduct of this promotion or claiming a prize, the Promoter will, acting reasonably, consider any facts or evidence you provide, and respond within a reasonable time. In all other respects, the Promoter's decision in connection with all aspects of this competition is final.

toxicgherkin
09 Oct 9:30 AM
S

Thanks heaps.

she-oak
09 Oct 3:35 PM

@she-oak I think this is the winners list?
https://www.shopmylocal.com.au/promo/ggnikon

fourleaf
09 Oct 11:16 PM

@toxicgherkin sorry, didn't see your reply!

fourleaf
09 Oct 11:18 PM