Bauer and Global prize restrictions
If you’re a keen comper, you may already be aware of the rules surrounding comps hosted by certain companies – and the limitations on prizes you can win from them! These rules were introduced for on-air radio promotions, to stop the same people winning major prizes regularly – but they apply to other media too.
I’m taking a look at the T&Cs used by two of the UK’s biggest media companies – Global and Bauer – and the brands they own. It’s worth checking this page so you’re aware of the rules – it may help you decide whether to enter for certain prizes or not.
From Bauer’s Competition Terms and Conditions:
…no person or persons at the same residential address may win more than one prize valued at £500 or more via any of our Competitions in any given six (6) month period.
If a previous winner (of a prize valued at £500 or more in the last six months) is drawn at random in a subsequent Competition, or subsequent round of the same Competition within six months then they will be disqualified, and another entrant will be drawn. If it emerges after a winner has been awarded a prize that they are a previous winner of a prize valued at £500 or more in the last six months, in breach of these terms and conditions, they will be excluded and the prize shall not be paid or delivered to them. If the prize has already been paid or delivered, this must be returned immediately upon request. For clarity, it is possible to be drawn more than once to play a Competition and if an entrant has not previously won a prize valued at £500 or more in the last six months, they are eligible to play the same Competition again.
If you win a single prize worth more than £500, you can’t win another prize worth more than £500 for the following six months. So if you’re entering a promotion such as Kissmas where you specify the value of the prize you want, keeping it under £500 might be your best bet! And if you are lucky enough to win a high value prize with Bauer, remember that their T&Cs affect a huge range of brands – so if you win a holiday on Magic FM, don’t go entering Absolute’s web comp to win £1000 the following month. It’s OK to win lots of lower value prizes that total more than £500 of course!
- Hits Radio
- Planet Rock
- …and many more local stations (see www.bauermedia.co.uk/brands-radio)
- The Box Plus Network (includes Kerrang!, Kiss & Magic)
- winit.winsomething.co.uk – featuring competitions from Bauer magazines
- Angling Times
- Bird Watching
- Classic Bike
- Classic Cars
- Classic Car Weekly
- Commercial Fleet
- Country Walking
- Digital Photo
- Garden Answers
- Garden News
- Golf World
- Improve Your Coarse Fishing
- Land Rover Owner
- Model Rail
- Modern Classics
- Practical Classics
- Practical Sportsbikes
- Spirit and Destiny
- Steam Railway
- Take a Break
- Today’s Golfer
- Trout and Salmon
- Trout Fisherman
- TV Choice
- What Bike?
Global have a set of standard competition T&Cs used on individual websites, stating they may ban winners from winning again for six months. If they decide to do this, they will inform you by email or letter soon after your win.
So that we can ensure the fairness of our Promotions, we reserve the right to prevent you, at our absolute discretion, from entering any of the Promotions for a period of six months (“Exclusion Period”) if you have either (A) won a prize valued at £1,000 or above, or (B) won more than one prize during the previous six months. If we choose to exercise this right, we will notify you in writing. If you continue to enter any Promotion during the Exclusion Period, we reserve the right, at our absolute discretion, to disregard your entry, remove prizes and impose a further exclusion period of twelve months from the date of your last entry attempt. Entry fees (if any) will not be refunded. We reserve the right to disqualify your mobile phone number from future Promotions during this Exclusion Period.
- Radio X
If you win a prize from either of these companies, they should remind you of the T&Cs and warn you about any ban – but it’s worth being aware of them!
Have you won a big prize with Bauer or Global, and had a problems claiming? Let me know in the comments!