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    • Monkey Chinchilla
    • By Monkey Chinchilla 7th Jul 17, 10:14 PM
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    E: 01/11 12pm Win a house (£2 raffle / free postal entry)
    • #1
    • 7th Jul 17, 10:14 PM
    E: 01/11 12pm Win a house (£2 raffle / free postal entry) 7th Jul 17 at 10:14 PM
    https://www.winthishouse.co.uk
    Last edited by Monkey Chinchilla; 07-07-2017 at 10:24 PM.
    Most wanted: a lucky newt
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    • skintpaul
    • By skintpaul 7th Jul 17, 10:22 PM
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    • #2
    • 7th Jul 17, 10:22 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 10:22 PM
    hmm.. 500,000 minimum paid entries required, at £2 each = £1million.. for a £300k house.

    nice earner!
    breathe in, breathe out- You're alive! Everything else is a bonus, right? RIGHT??
    • Comping Rich
    • By Comping Rich 7th Jul 17, 10:58 PM
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    • #3
    • 7th Jul 17, 10:58 PM
    • #3
    • 7th Jul 17, 10:58 PM
    In which year was this house first sold as a new build:

    A. 2001
    B. 2002 https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/1-barley-close/daventry/nn11-0fw/16518406
    C. 2003
    Last edited by Comping Rich; 07-07-2017 at 11:00 PM.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 8th Jul 17, 12:12 AM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 12:12 AM
    • #4
    • 8th Jul 17, 12:12 AM
    hmm.. 500,000 minimum paid entries required, at £2 each = £1million.. for a £300k house.

    nice earner!
    Originally posted by skintpaul
    So keeping 70% of the stake money which is even worse than the national lottery and not much better than some of the "paid" lottery scams syndicates.
    • Comping Rich
    • By Comping Rich 8th Jul 17, 5:52 PM
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    • #5
    • 8th Jul 17, 5:52 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:52 PM
    https://www.winthishouse.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

    Terms and Conditions


    Definitions:

    COMPETITION: The Competition operated by the Promoter to which these Terms and Conditions Apply, wherein the Entrants submit entries via the website www.winthishouse.co.uk or by post to win the Prize.

    PRIZE:



    VALUATION: (Estimated by owners) £302,000 plus stamp duty, and solicitorsí conveyancing fees (inclusive of the winnerís solicitorsí fees up to a maximum of £1500 + VAT )

    PROMOTERS:



    QUESTION: The Question which the Entrants must answer correctly (in substantial accordance with the answer held by the Promoters) to obtain an opportunity to win the Prize.

    ENTRY: An answer submitted to the Question by the entrant to obtain an opportunity to win the Prize

    ENTRANT: Any person (not including a limited company, partnership or limited liability partnership) who enters the Competition through the Website or by post to win the Prize.

    WINNER: The Entrant chosen at random on or after the Closing Date who will receive the Prize in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

    WEBSITE: www.winthishouse.co.uk

    OPENING DATE: Saturday 1st July 2017

    CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 1st November 2017 12pm GMT

    MINIMUM NUMBER OF PAID ENTRIES: 500,000

    General

    By entering the competition via the Website, Entrants are deemed to have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions and agrees to be bound by them;

    Upon entering the Competition, all Entrants must submit all contact details requested by the Promoters (which must include a valid e-mail address) which will be used for the following purposes:

    (a) to notify the Winner that they have won the prize; (b) to post the Winner's name and town of residence on the Website; and (c) to comply with the Privacy Policy.

    All entrants are solely and completely responsible for providing the Promoters with accurate and current contact details.

    The Promoters will be in no way liable for any failure or inability to make contact with any Entrant due to any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact details provided by the Entrants or otherwise.

    Privacy policy - The Entrants and the Promoters recognise that the Promoters may use contact details and other data including personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 supplied by the Entrants to the Promoters to administer the Website and conduct the Competition according to these Terms and Conditions. The Entrants and the Promoters also recognise that the Promoters may (either by choice or at the request of a third party) also disclose this information to relevant third parties for the purposes of the prevention of fraud, money laundering, legal or other financial or regulatory reasons.

    The Competition is operated by the Promoters.

    The Competition is open for entry to all persons aged 18 or over excluding the Promoters, their family, agents, employees, professional advisers or anyone else connected with the development or operation of the Website or conductor administration of the Competition in any way, shape or form.

    Entries made by the Entrants to the Competition will only be valid if made via the Website or as instructed by 1st class post inside an envelope.

    By entering into the Competition, all Entrants acknowledge that their payment of £2.00 (GBP) per entry to answer the Question and thereby enter the Competition does not guarantee in any way that they will win the prize.

    The Promoters do not in any way guarantee the value of the Prize

    Only completed Entries with the correct answer will be entered into the Competition

    As a condition of entering the Competition, Entrants must ensure that, by doing so, they do not contravene any laws of their country of residence. The Promoter will not be liable in any way if an Entrant enters the Competition unlawfully;

    The Entrants and the Promoters recognise that the Competition, its administration and all associated activities are governed by English Law and the Promoters and Entrants recognise that the County or High Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the event of any dispute arising out of the Competition or its administration;

    By entering the Competition, Entrants warrant that all information which they submit is accurate, true, current and complete. The Promoters reserve the right to disqualify any entrant (entirely at their own discretion) if there are reasonable grounds to believe the Entrant has acted in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions

    There is no limit to the number of entries that any one person can make via this website. The Promoter is not responsible or liable in any way for the Valuation and makes no representation or warranty in respect of its accuracy.

    All Entries will become the property of the Promoters on receipt and will not be returned.

    The Promoters reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time and for any reason.

    The Prize

    The purpose of the competition is to win the Prize;

    Further details in relation to the Promoterís title to the Prize can be found on the Website;

    The Prize will be transferred by the Promoter to the Winner of the competition free from all mortgages, charges and other encumbrances, at the Promoterís expense and including all fees, charges and taxes.

    The Winner shall ensure that the Prize is registered at HM Land Registry in the Winnerís name; Payments will only be accepted in pounds sterling.

    Furniture is not included.

    English is the only language in which an Entrant may submit their entry.

    The Competition

    The process to determine the Winner will begin the day after the closing date and a final decision will be made within 7 days of that date.

    The price of entering the competition is £2.00 (GBP) per entry and is payable by clicking the property picture on the "Enter competition" page of the Website.

    In answering the Question, the Entrant recognises that they must exercise skill, Knowledge and judgement to give the correct Answer;

    To conclude an entry into the Competition, an Entrant will be asked to provide their contact details (including postal and e-mail addresses and a telephone number) and card payment details (for entry fee only). Once the Entry is submitted, the Entrantís card payment will be electronically approved.

    When the Minimum Number Of Entries and the Closing Date is reached, the Competition will close; however the Promoters reserve the right to extend the closing date by up to 3 months at their discretion.

    All Entries to the Competition are final and no refunds shall be made at any time or for any reason, except in the case of entries submitted after the Closing Date.

    The winner of the Prize will be the Entrant whose details are randomly drawn by an independent person before an audience of invited guests, members of the Press and in the presence of a Solicitor.

    The Promotersí decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into about the result of the Competition following the determination of the Winner as described above;

    The Winner will be required to forward a copy of their passport or driving licence to the Promoters to prove their identity and that their Entry was made using a valid debit/credit card belonging to the Entrant or used with the express authorisation of the card holder.

    Each Entrant agrees that the usual requirement under the Consumer Protection(Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 for any goods and services ordered online to be supplied within 30 days will not apply to this Prize Competition.

    If the Winner cannot be contacted by the Promoter within 21 days of being notified of their status as the Winner by e-mail, telephone and mail to the contact details submitted in their entry, the Promoter shall be entitled to award the Prize to the Entrant selected by drawing another winning entry at random in the same method as described above (ďThe Alternate Winnerď). The Alternate Winner shall have 7 days from notification of their status by the Promoters to communicate their acceptance of the Prize.

    The Winner will be required to sign a transfer deed to transfer the Property into the Winnerís name within 28 days of Transfer of the Property

    Closing the competition

    If the Number of Entries to the Competition does not exceed the Minimum number of entries required as at the closing date, the Competition will close and the proceeds will either be deemed sufficient to award the house as a prize at the discretion of the promotors, or the remaining funds will be allocated as a cash prize to a winner after the deduction of any expenses and marketing fees.

    The Promoters will be entitled to retain 5% of the Entry Fees to cover administration and marketing expenditure. The remaining balance following deduction of the 5% and expenses (i.e. website, payment solution and legal fees) is ďthe Prize FundĒ. The Prize Fund will then be distributed to the winning Entrant;

    Other Issues

    All Entry Fees will be maintained in a separate bank account by the Promoters until the Winner of the Competition has been determined;

    The Winner(s) agrees to allow the Promoters to display his or her name on the Website in accordance with the Privacy Policy. The name, age and town of residence of the Winner will be posted on the Website for the purposes of announcing the Winner of the Competition within 24 hours of the Winner being determined.

    Entrants authorise the Promoters to enter their personal details into their database and to use the information in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and subject to the terms of Privacy Policy.

    The Promoters reserve the right to cancel the Competition at any time either before or after tickets have been sold. If the Competition is cancelled, the Promoters will return the Entry Fees to each Entrant (either by bank card refund or by cheque and in one combined payment where several entries have been made by a competitor). Where the Entry Fee is returned, the Promoter shall have no further liability to the Entrant or to any other person;

    The Promoters make no representation or warranty as to the Valuation or the Prize, its structural or cosmetic condition or its ability to be sold. Entrants should make and rely on their own enquiries and legal advice about the Prize before entering the Competition.

    Save for death or personal injury the Promoters will not be liable for any loss (including economic loss) suffered to or sustained by any person or property as a result of any act or omission of the Promoters, nor will their servants or their agents in developing, planning and Administrating the Competition, distributing the Prize to the Winner or following the distribution of the Prize; The Promoters accept no liability for errors or omissions contained within the Prize details, description or specification or any other part of the Website. It is the responsibility of each Entrant (and in particular the Winner) to satisfy him/herself as to the accuracy of any such details and/or any content of this website.

    The Promoters will not be liable for any loss suffered by an Entrant as a result of incomplete entries or failed computer communications or for any loss suffered as a result of use of the Website.

    The Promoters do not accept responsibility for entries which they do not receive due to failures in computer systems, other malfunctions, high Internet traffic, hardware failure, software failure, server faults or any other reason.

    These competition rules shall not create or be construed as creating any form of contract, joint venture or other agreement between any Entrant and the Promoters.

    An entry shall be declared void (without any refund being given) if the entrant engages in: (a) any form of fraud (actual or apparent); (b) fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) fraudulent concealment; (d) hacking or interference with the proper functioning of the website; or (e) amending, or unauthorised use of, any of the code that constitutes the Website.

    Each entrant should retain a copy of these Terms and Conditions for their future reference.
    • Comping Rich
    • By Comping Rich 8th Jul 17, 5:56 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:56 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:56 PM
    https://www.winthishouse.co.uk/enter-here/enter-competition

    To be entered successfully into the draw you must answer the following question correctly:

    In which year was this house first sold as a new build:

    A. 2001
    B. 2002
    C. 2003

    Select how many entries do you wish to purchase:

    To participate via free entry please send a letter inside an envelope or on a postcard including your name, address, telephone number, email address (if applicable) and answer to our question by 1st class post to the following address:



    Please don't forget, to enter successfully please include the answer to the following question :

    In which year was this house first sold as a new build:

    A. 2001
    B. 2002
    C. 2003

    Please note, only ONE free entry will be entered into the competition per envelope or postcard received and per person, entries without correct and sufficient postage paid will not be accepted. Entries received after the competition deadline will not be included.

    In the event that the competition winner cannot be contacted within 21 days after the end of the draw a new winner will be chosen at random.

    By entering this competition you declare that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of entry.

    Terms and Conditions apply

    T's&C's
    • Comping Rich
    • By Comping Rich 8th Jul 17, 6:02 PM
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    • #7
    • 8th Jul 17, 6:02 PM
    • #7
    • 8th Jul 17, 6:02 PM
    https://www.winthishouse.co.uk/faq

    FAQ's


    What Happens After I Enter?

    After you have made your payment you are directed to a Thank you for entering page, you should then receive a receipt depending whether or not you entered your email address on the payment form. This has been known to take a couple of days. I do not receive your card details, only your name, address, email, answer and number of entries.

    Your receipt is proof of entry and not your competition ticket draw number.

    How am I entered into the draw?

    Each individual entry with the correct answer is then added to the final draw database X how many tickets bought, to be selected at random by an independent person.

    When will the draw take place?

    The draw will take place around 7 - 10 days after the close of the competition.

    How will the draw be conducted?

    Each entry will be assigned a unique identifier in our database and we will use a random number generator to select a winning entry, this will be conducted by an independent Guest with witnesses from the press.

    How will you contact me if I win?

    The payment provider automatically provides us with your contact details, should you wish to amend that information please email us from the contact page, please included your receipt number.

    What will happen if you don't sell enough entries?

    Should we not hit our minimum target of 500,000 sold entries by November the 21st we have the option to determine that enough entries have been received for the house to still be the prize given, we also have the option to extend the competition by up to 3 months. The third option to offer the cash pot as a prize of which more details can be viewed in our terms and conditions page.

    How many times can I enter?

    There are no limits on paid entries, but only one free entry per person and per envelope.

    Please note, entries without correct and sufficient postage paid will not be accepted. Entries received after the competition deadline will not be included.

    What happens if the winner cannot be contacted?

    In the event that the competition winner cannot be contacted within 21 days after the end of the contest a new winner will be chosen at random.

    By entering this contest you declare that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of entry.

    If you require further information please read our Terms or Contact us
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 8th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
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    • #8
    • 8th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
    • #8
    • 8th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
    Stake £2 and minimum odds 500,000 to 1 (if there are no free entries) to win a house the owners estimate is worth £302,000

    2 Lotto Hotpicks stake £2 odds 417,199 to 1 to win £350,000 cash.


    (and lotto hotpicks themselves are a poor return compared to some
    others)
    • chocoholic123
    • By chocoholic123 9th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
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    • #9
    • 9th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
    • #9
    • 9th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
    I would guess she will simply never get half a million paid entries?
    Anyone think it is worth a postcard - it does say something about a cash prize if it doesn't make the full amount (even assuming she takes 70% of this entry money)?

    • lovetowinacar
    • By lovetowinacar 20th Sep 17, 11:37 AM
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    Is this the way forward to make money? Genuine question since
    1. If all tickets sold then £1m less expenses is considerably more than the value of property.
    2. If all tickets do not sell then a cash prize will be given (after deduction of 'expenses' (who knows how much this might be).
    ...?
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 20th Sep 17, 12:01 PM
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    Is this the way forward to make money? Genuine question since
    1. If all tickets sold then £1m less expenses is considerably more than the value of property.
    2. If all tickets do not sell then a cash prize will be given (after deduction of 'expenses' (who knows how much this might be).
    ...?
    Originally posted by lovetowinacar
    If there are lots of these the "loophole" in the regulations will almost certainly be closed making them subject to full regulation under the gaming act and requiring a licence.
    A simple tweak would be to restrict the size of the prize that can avoid regulation with the "free entry" route - say £100,000 which wouldn't make much difference to ITV and almost all the others that use it but would be too low for most property.

    (They could also make the full value of the tickets sold subject to Capital Gains or Income tax regardless of the property being the sellers main residence or not)
    Last edited by mjm3346; Yesterday at 12:13 PM.
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