Bauer and Global prize restrictions

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  1. Beverley Cousins says:

    Hi Di, i’m hoping you can help me. I won a big money comp on magic a 5yrs ago now and never won anything from them again. I went on air with them to be told i had won and everything went smoothly, about 3 weeks after i had a phone call asking if i would go back on air and tell them of the experience of winning it. I said yes, but unfortunaley i was taken very ill & ended up in hospital on that day they phoned me and i couldn’t answer them while live on air.. I was just wondering, that because i didn’t go back on air with them, would they totally ban me from any of their competitions permanently? Thanks for any advice

    • Di says:

      I do wonder what notes radio stations keep next to your name on their systems! I recently got through twice to a radio station for a £1000 prize quiz (two consecutive days) – both days they said they would call me back, and they didn’t. I won with them last year, so I was wondering if they had a note of that? You could always get an extra SIM card and pop it in an old handset, and use that handset for radio comps!

      • Beverley Cousins says:

        Sorry for late reply Di, just read your message . I changed my number over about 2yrs ago now because i changed company with a new sim card. I was wondering because i enter through their website on free entries (can’t afford txt comps) do they know my email,name and phone number? Would it be worth changing my email address and enter my hubby’s name on it, or will they see it’s coming from the same IP address? I also enter their mag comps where my email is reg on their too?

  2. Jem says:

    Hi Diane. I had a missed call today from a London number but it was not withheld so I managed to get through when I phoned back. I spoke to gentleman from a radio station who said that there are 8 radio stations just in that building alone. I was in a meeting when I missed the call so would you assume that meant I had missed out on a prize? It was at around 2:30pm this afternoon.
    I’ll be devastated if I’ve missed something, I’ve been comping solidly since May and had no luck so far winning anything!

  3. Anna Clarke says:

    Hi Di,
    Sorry for this question as you may have heard it time and time before. Please can I just clarify the following do Bauer STILL notify you in writing of a ban? I won an Apple Watch and Ipod pros this week. I have already received the watch. No paper work notifying me of a ban. I have spoken to a producer at the station twice and neither time did they mention a ban. I don’t know the true value of the items… am I ok to carry on?

    • Di says:

      I don’t think Bauer ever contact people to let them know there’s a ban (it’s Global that do this) – and I don’t think they would check unless you won a high value prize. But you should probably ask yourself is it worth the risk if you win a holiday, and then have the prize retracted because they discover you won an Apple Watch a month before? It’s up to you!

  4. Samantha Fergie says:

    Hi Di! I won £6139.42 via cool fm radio (Bauer) on Tuesday 3rd December. Essentially I had to answer my phone and say that exact cash amount to win. Still really cannot believe my luck right before Christmas! Last Monday (9th Dec) I received a call from a woman at the radio station who took my bank details and said I should have the money by Friday past, but still nothing! I’m hoping it’ll be in by this Friday 20th December. I keep worrying – did I give the wrong bank details (but I’m almost certain I gave the correct details!)

    • Di says:

      Give them a call if you’re worried Samantha! Call the main number for the radio station and see if you can find the lady you spoke to.

  5. Tracey says:

    I won £500 in vouchers with Bauer but they haven’t told me I cant enter any more. Would they tell me?

    • Di says:

      I must admit I’ve never heard of them enforcing this rule even though it’s in their terms, Tracey! My fear would be that if you did win a second big prize, they would check your details and then refuse to honour it, which would be rotten!

  6. Hi Di, today I have received two tickets to a Phil Collins concert that I won with Absolute radio. The letter says I must refrain from taking part in all Absolute Radio competitions for a period of six months. I don’t think the tickets are worth more than £500 so do you know why I have been banned? And does this mean I can enter all other Bauer Media comps just not ones on Absolute radio? Do you think I should query it or just accept it? There is a telephone number on the letter but I don’t want to seem cheeky by asking. Hope you can guide me, many thanks

    • Di says:

      That seems odd for concert tickets, which surely must be worth much less? Although if it only mentions Absolute, you’ll be fine entering on Kiss, Magic etc! If you like, email me the phone number from the letter – if it’s the main Bauer marketing department it would be good to get the rules/regulations clarified!

  7. natalie zindani says:

    Di, I won a biggie with Global last week but they haven’t notified me of any exclusions does that mean I can carry on?

  8. rosierowe says:

    Thanks Di… I wasn’t aware of Bauer’s reach! I must admit, I love that Holland & Barrett, for example, don’t work like that. If I win from someone, I usually don’t enter their comps for at least a month, just not to seem greedy I suppose. I’ll have to start checking Ts&Cs more carefully. 🙂

  9. Clare Walmsley says:

    I didn’t know this – thanks for highlighting, that’s really helpful.

  10. Cherry Newby says:

    This is hugely useful – thanks Di. I have started reading the T’s and C’s of every competition I enter and found that often they contain clauses I wouldn’t have been aware of. It just goes to show how important the small print can be!

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