1. The 95th Sweepstakes
is presented in conjunction with various product offers from Reader’s
Digest and is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand only.
The promotion opens on 3 January 2006 and closes on 20 December
2006. Based on past Sweepstakes, the approximate odds of winning
a prize with each entry document are as follows: one of the 2,600
Citizen watches worth $99: 1 in 2,050; one of the 3 minor cash prizes
of the $5,000 Third Prize, the $15,000 Second Prize or the $20,000
Signature Prize Award: 1 in 1,782,000; the $90,000 Thank You Prize
and $35,000 Preferred Customer Bonus: 1 in 2,275,000; the $45,000
Lucky Number Giveaway: 1 in 4,234,000; the $400,000 Grand Prize
and $100,000 Super Bonus 1 in 5,344,000; the Super Bonus: 1 in 5,344,000;
the $10,000 Autumn Cash Draw, the $25,000 June Quick Draw, the $20,000
Spring Windfall and $15,000 Christmas Fast Cash: 1 in 1,336,000.
2. Reader’s Digest reserves the right to double the value
of any or all of the prizes offered in the Pre-Draw Lucky Number,
Signature Prize Award Draw, Autumn Cash Draw, June Quick Draw, the
Spring Windfall Draw, and the Christmas Fast Cash Draw, subject
to the approval of the ACT lottery permit authority. Those prizes
would then respectively be increased to $90,000 for the Pre-Draw
Lucky Number, $40,000 for the Signature Prize Award Draw, $20,000
for the Autumn Cash Draw, $50,000 for the June Quick Draw, $40,000
for the Spring Windfall Draw and $30,000 for the Christmas Fast
Cash Draw. The total maximum potential prize value based on doubling
all these prizes would then respectively be increased to $1,172,400.
The decision to double any or all of the prizes in the above four
draws will be totally at the discretion of Reader’s Digest.
In the event that these prize draws are doubled, any amount unclaimed
will be distributed in the unclaimed prize draw in accordance with
3. Multiple entries are permitted provided each entry is on an original
Reader’s Digest entry form. No facsimiles or copies permitted.
Different limitations may apply for website and phone entry when
offered. Entries are not transferable. To be eligible, entries must
be received by the Sweepstakes closing date. Additional deadlines
apply to certain prizes including the Bonus prizes and, based on
postal guidelines, we allow one week for delivery and one week for
return in addition to any deadline stated. In some cases where it
will not be necessary to return an entry form in order to participate,
specific mention will be made of that fact in the promotional material.
All eligible entries will qualify as finalists and will have a fair
and equal chance to win. All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded.
4. Cash prizes may be represented from time to time as recurring
payment options, home improvements, cars, travel, holidays or merchandise.
Prize preferences indicated by participants at time of entry simply
highlight options available and are not binding; actual choices
will be confirmed with the winner following the draw. The Citizen
watch prizes are not redeemable for cash. Cash prizes will be paid
in the local currency of the winner.
5. In the final stages, Chartered Accountants KPMG will conduct
the draws and the winners declared will be final and no further
correspondence will be entered into.
6. The $10,000 Autumn Cash Draw will be drawn at 10.30am AEST on
3 April 2006, the $25,000 June Quick Draw will be drawn at 10.30am
AEST on 3 July 2006, the $20,000 Spring Windfall Draw will be drawn
at 10.30am AEST on 4 September 2006 and the $15,000 Christmas Fast
Cash Draw will be drawn at 10.30am AEDST on 18 December 2006. Winners’
names will be announced in The Australian on 14 April 2006, 14 July
2006, 15 September 2006 and 29 December 2006 and in The Sunday Star-Times
on 16 April 2006, 16 July 2006, 17 September 2006 and 31 December
2006 respectively. The Grand Prize, Super Bonus, Second Prize, Third
Prize, Thank you Prize & Preferred Customer Bonus, Signature
Prize Award and Citizen watches will be drawn at 10.30am AEDST on
22 December 2006. Winners from these draws as well as the Lucky
Number Prize winner will be notified by mail and announced in The
Australian on 29 December 2006 and The Sunday Star-Times on 31 December
2006. All draws will take place at 80 Bay Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007.
All winners will be notified by mail within 7 days of each relevant
draw. In the event that a winner is under the age of 18 years, the
prize will be awarded to the winner’s parent or guardian.
The promoter may conduct such further draws at the same place as
the original draw as is necessary at 10.30 am AEST on 10 April 2007
in order to distribute any prize unclaimed by that date subject,
however, to any written directions given under Reg 37 of the Lottery
and Gaming Regulations 1993 (SA). In the event of any winners in
the unclaimed prize draw, their names will be published in The Australian
on 13 April 2007.
7. The Promoter collects entrants’ personal information in
order to conduct the promotion. If the information requested is
not provided, the entrant may not participate in the promotion.
By entering the promotion, unless otherwise advised, each entrant
also agrees that the Promoter may use this information, or disclose
it to other organisations that may use it, 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. All personal details of
the entrants will be stored at the office of the Promoter. Entrants’
personal information may be disclosed to State and Territory lottery
departments and winners’ names published as required under
the relevant lottery legislation. As per the relevant Privacy Legislation,
a request to access, update or correct any information should be
directed to that office.
8. For the Lucky Number Giveaway, the winning number was randomly
selected at a drawing by Chartered Accountants KPMG before the promotion
commenced. KPMG retain the winning number in a security safe while
the promotion is running. After the promotion closes on 20 December
2006, the winning number will be released by KPMG to the Sweepstakes
Controller who will verify that the customer who was issued the
winning number has in fact returned it to Reader’s Digest.
If the winning number has not been returned, the $45,000 prize will
be awarded to the person who returns the next nearest ascending
number to the non-returned winning number. The winner will be announced
on 22 December 2006 at 10.30am AEDST at Reader's Digest in Sydney.
9. Information on how to enter, the Official Prize List and the
conditions of entry described in them form part of the Sweepstakes
rules. Prizes will be awarded within 28 days of the results being
determined. Employees (and their immediate families) of the promoter
and its contractors directly associated with the Sweepstakes are
ineligible. The promoter's decision on all matters pertaining to
these rules is final. 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 personal injury which is
suffered or sustained, in connection with any of the prizes, except
for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
10. The promoter is Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd (ABN 81000565471),
80 Bay Street, Ultimo, NSW Australia. Authorised under NSW Permit
No. TPL05/10130, Vic Permit No. 05/3129, ACT Permit No. TP05/3605,
NT Permit No. NT05/3150, SA Permit No.T05/3648.
11. The close time and date for entry into the promotion is 11.59PM
AEST on the deadline date stated, or if no deadline day is stated,
by the final closing date. Closing date for the 95th Sweepstakes
is 20 December 2006. Limitations on the number of entries permitted
could include either one (1) entry only permitted per unique email
address OR one (1) entry only permitted per household OR one (1)
entry only permitted per entry opportunity. Reader’s Digest
accepts no responsibility for late, non-directed or misdirected
e-mail, for any technical hardware or software failures of any kind,
lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled
or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur
in the receipt or processing of entries. Further, Reader’s
Digest accepts no responsibility for damage to computer systems
from downloading any information necessary to participate in the
Sweepstakes. Reader’s Digest reserves the right to terminate
or modify the Sweepstakes or the on-line portion of the Sweepstakes
at any time if the Reader’s Digest on-line service is no longer
available or is compromised by any virus, bugs, or other intervention
beyond Reader’s Digest’s control. In either of these
events, prizes may be awarded based on electronic entries received
prior to date of termination and mail-in entries received as of
the closing date. Reader’s Digest reserves the right in its
sole discretion to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the internet
entry process or is in any other way responsible for compromising
the orderly operation of the Sweepstakes via the internet.