Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited
The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Win Accommodation and Tickets Plus Meet the Cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical’ Competition
Terms and Conditions

1. Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.

2. Entry is open to all residents of NSW and ACT who are 18 years of age or over and are registered Fairfax Media digital members or subscribers of The Sydney Morning Herald or The Sun-Herald.  However, employees and their immediate families of Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited, Salmat Digital Pty Limited and their associated agencies and companies are not eligible to enter.

3. The competition commences on Friday 31st January 2014 at 00:01 (AEDT) and concludes on Sunday 9th March 2014 at 23:59 (AEDT). 

4. Participants must be registered Fairfax Media digital members or subscribers of The Sydney Morning Herald or The Sun-Herald.

5. The competition will be advertised on smh.com.au/mybenefits and may be advertised on any of Fairfax Media’s affiliated websites and publications.

6. To enter, participants must log onto smh.com.au/mybenefits and register their personal details including, but not limited to, full name, email, postcode to complete their entry

7. Incomplete, inaudible, incomprehensible and illegible entries will be deemed invalid.

8. The Promoter reserves the right to request winner to provide proof of identity; proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address and/or proof of entry validity (including proof subscription account or membership account) in order to claim a prize. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

9. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry which, in the opinion of the Promoter, includes objectionable content, profanity, potentially insulting, inflammatory or defamatory statements, disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions of entry or who has, in the opinion of the Promoter, engaged in conduct in entering the promotion which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the promotion and/or the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify a winner if the Promoter becomes aware that the winner and/or the winner’s entry is of a type described in this clause.

10. Entries must be received by 23:59 (AEDT) on Sunday 9th March 2014. The time of entry will in each case be the time the entry is received by the Promoter’s database. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason. 

11. Any entry that is made on behalf of an entrant by a third party will be invalid.

12. The cost of accessing the promotional website will be dependent on the entrant’s individual Internet Service Provider.

13. One (1) major winner will receive the following:
I. One (1) night’s accommodation in a five star room at The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, for two people, on Saturday 5th April 2014
II. Two (2) Premium Reserve tickets to see Strictly Ballroom, The Musical at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pirrama Rd, Sydney NSW 2009, on Saturday 5th April 2014, at 8:00pm.
III. A meet and greet with the members of the cast, after the show, for the winner and their guest.

14. Total prize pool value is up to $1,000.00 (including GST). 

15. Prizes can be transferred, at the discretion of the promoter.

16. Unless expressly stated in these terms and conditions all other expenses become the responsibility of the winner.

17. If the prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equal or greater value, subject to State Regulation.

18. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to allow a winner to take part in any or all aspects of the prize, if the Promoter determines, in their absolute discretion, that a winner is not in the mental or physical condition necessary to be able to safely participate in the prize. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion.

19. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to participate in and co-operate as required with all reasonable media editorial requests relating to the prize, including but not limited to, being interviewed and photographed, filmed and/or chaperoned throughout the duration of the prize. 

20. In consideration for the Promoter awarding the prize to the winner, the winner hereby permits the winner’s image and/or voice, as recorded, photographed or filmed during the winner’s participation in the prize to appear in connection with The Sydney Morning Herald or the advertising or marketing thereof, in any media whatsoever throughout the world and the winner will not be entitled to any fee for such use.

21. 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.

22. Prize values are based upon the recommended retail prices at the time of printing (inclusive of GST). The Promoter accepts no responsibility for change in prize value between now and the ultimate prize redemption date. 

23. Independent financial advice should be sought as tax implications may arise as a result of accepting the prize.

24. Each valid entrant who has entered the competition over the duration of the promotional period will be entered into the draw. One (1) valid entrant will be drawn at random to become the winner. The draw will take place at Salmat DIGITAL Pty Limited, Level 2, 116 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, on Monday 10th March 2014 at 11:00am (AEDT).

25. All reasonable attempts will be made to contact the winners. The winners will be notified by email within two 2 days of the draw and will have their details published on smh.com.au/mybenefits on Tuesday 11th March 2014.
26. Prizes will only be awarded to person stated in the entry, however, in a dispute the winner will be, in each case, the account holder (membership account or subscription account).

27. Should an entrant’s contact details change during the promotional period, it is the entrant's responsibility to notify the Promoter. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to the Promoter. 

28. Subject to State Regulation, an unclaimed prize draw will take place at Salmat DIGITAL Pty Limited, Level 2, 116 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 11:00am (AEDT). The winners will be notified by email within two days of the draw and will have their details published on smh.com.au/mybenefits on Tuesday 11th March 2014.

29. The major prize is for the specified date of the event only. If a winner (for whatever reason) is unable to travel or does not take an element of the major prize within the time stipulated by the Promoter then the prize will be forfeited and cash will not be awarded in lieu of the major prize.

30. A credit card imprint or cash deposit may be required from the winner at check-in to the hotel, for all incidental charges. Once accommodation vouchers are issued they are non-changeable.

31. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and the prize supplier’s requirements.

32. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion.

33. In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders the Promoter’s ability to proceed with the competition on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the competition and recommence it from the start on the same conditions, subject to any directions given under State Regulation.

34. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect 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 not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by the phone user or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this competition, or for any technical error, or any combination thereof that may occur in the course of the administration of this competition including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line or telephone, mobile or satellite network failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.

35. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.

36. Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited, Salmat DIGITAL Pty Limited and their associated agencies and companies assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of entries, and reserves the right to take any action that may be available.

37. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, subject to any direction given under State Regulation.

38. All entries become the property of the Promoter. The Promoter collects personal information about you to enable you to participate in this promotion but no further use of this information will be made without prior consent.  

39. By entering the promotion, unless otherwise advised, each entrant also agrees that the Promoter may use this information, in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the entrant, including sending the entrant electronic messages. 

40. Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited, is collecting the entrant's personal information for the purpose of conducting and promoting this competition (including but not limited to determining the winners). The entrant's personal information may be disclosed to Salmat DIGITAL Pty Limited for this purpose. If you are not willing for this to occur you cannot participate in the promotion. 

41. Entrants’ personal information may be disclosed to State and Territory lottery departments and winners’ names published as required under the relevant lottery legislation. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to the Promoter.

42. The Promoter is Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited (ABN: 33 003 357 720) of 1 Darling Island Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009.


Authorised under NSW permit no: LTPM/13/00282, ACT permit no: TP 13/00892