terms & conditions

Promotion One: Mars TEXT TO WIN Promotion – Win £50 Nike Gift Card

  1. The Promoter: Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK Limited, 3D Dundee Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4LG.
  2. Eligibility: This promotion is open to residents of UK, aged 16 years or over at the date of entry, excluding employees of the Promoter and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally connected with the draw.

  3. Promotional Period: The promotion will run from 00:00:01 on 21.05.18 to 23:59:59 on 20.06.18.

  4. Entry Instructions: To enter, text ‘MARS’ to 60777. No purchase necessary. Participants will receive a text message thanking them for entering the competition. Time taken to receive this text message may vary. Text messages will be charged at your standard network rate (and may not be included within any free text packages). Please check with the bill payer before sending a text entry.

  5. Only one entry per person, per day will be accepted.

  6. Selection Process: All valid text entries submitted during the Promotional Period will be pooled and one hundred winners will be selected within 7 calendar days of the closing date. Winners will receive (at the Promoter’s cost) a text message informing them that they have won a prize, via the mobile number used to submit their text entry.

  7. Prize Redemption: If you receive a winning message, you will be contacted within a further 48 hours by a brand representative who will request your name and address to which your prize should be delivered.

  8. Winner Selection: The 100 winners will be selected via a randomised computer process. A maximum of one prize can be won per person.

  9. Winner selection is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into, except with the winners.

  10. Bulk entries, entrants using multiple handsets, numbers or via agents, third parties, organised groups or those automatically generated by computer will not be accepted, but may still be charged. Entries received by any other means (e.g. post) will be rejected. Any person persistently trying to circumvent the entry process will be disqualified immediately.

  11. In the event of a mobile phone being lost, stolen or damaged or a number being changed, the Promoter is unable to retrieve or transfer an existing entry to a new mobile number.

  12. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Promoter and its agents assume no responsibility and are not liable for any person whose mobile phone is used to enter without the owner's permission. The bill payer is accepted as the entrant and should their mobile number be selected as a winner they will be the sole claimant of the prize.

  13. The Prizes: There are 100 x £50 Nike gift cards available to be won. Nike gift cards can be redeemed at any Nike-owned retail store in the UK (includes Factory Stores) or online at www.nike.com/gb/en_gb/ (excluding sale items). The gift card is valid for 24 months from the date of issue and is subject to Nike's terms and conditions of use at https://help-en-eu.nike.com/app/answer/article/giftcard-terms/a_id/28741/country/be.

  14. Each prize is as stated, is not for exchange or resale and no cash or other prize alternative is available. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Promoter, the prize will only be awarded directly to the entrant responsible for the mobile phone number against which the winning text entry was registered. The Promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award alternative prizes of equal or greater value, should the advertised Nike gift cards become unavailable for any reason.

  15. General: The Promoter cannot be held responsible for the failure of any participating Poundland store or any other third party to fulfil its obligations in connection with this promotion, although the Promoter will endeavour to minimise the effect of such failure on the entrants.

  16. The Promoter is not responsible for any entries/claims which fail to be registered or are delayed for any technical or other reason whatsoever.

  17. A list of winning mobile phone numbers and contact details will be retained for 30 days after the conclusion of the promotion to allow the Promoter to arrange for delivery of prizes and to deal with any queries from winners. Any winner can request for their phone number and for contact details to be deleted before the expiry of this period by writing to ‘Poundland / Mars Sweetstake Promotion, c/o 15-17 High Court Lane, The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EU’, although the Promoter cannot be held responsible if such request means that it is unable to complete delivery of that winner's prize or assist them following deletion of their phone number.

  18. Details confirming the winners’ names and counties will be available for a period of 3 months by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Poundland / Mars Sweetstake Promotion c/o 15-17 High Court Lane, The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EU between 29.06.18 – 29.09.18.

  19. To ensure fairness and the integrity of the promotion to all participants, the Promoter will only respond to questions via the Mars Contact Us page http://www.marsbar.co.uk/default.aspx#canWeHelp and not through any social media website or other website whatsoever.

  20. Any entrant posting or seen to be posting comments to Mars’s Facebook page, Twitter feed or elsewhere during the Promotional Period that are considered bullying, spiteful or upsetting to other entrants, fans of Mars or directly aimed at the Promoter, will have their comments removed and will be disqualified from the promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to alert Facebook or other social media website to any such behaviour and that entrant may have their account frozen pending investigation.

  21. Winners may be asked to take part in reasonable publicity in connection with the promotion with no recompense, but only during the 30-day period referenced in Condition 17 when winners' phone numbers and address details will be held.

  22. The Promoter reserves the right to verify all entries including but not limited to asking for a winner's identity details (which they must provide within 14 days but which will not be retained following verification by the Promoter) and to refuse to award a prize or withdraw a prize entitlement and/or refuse further participation in the promotion and disqualify the participant where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these terms and conditions or any instructions forming part of the entry requirements or otherwise where a participant has gained unfair advantage in participating in the promotion or won using fraudulent means. The Promoter will be the final arbiter in any decisions and these will be binding and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to this clause.

  23. In the event of circumstances outside the reasonable control of the Promoter, or otherwise where fraud, abuse, and/or an error (human or computer) affects or could affect the proper operation of this promotion or the awarding of prizes, the Promoter reserves the right to suspend the promotion or amend these terms and conditions, at any stage, with no liability to any entrants or third parties, but will always endeavour to minimise the effect to participants in order to avoid undue disappointment.

  24. This promotion and these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties to any dispute or action shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts unless you live in another part of the UK, in which case your local courts will have jurisdiction.

  25. Entry into the promotion shall constitute your acceptance of these terms and conditions and your agreement to be bound by them.

  26. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the promotion and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent. Your personal details will at all times be kept confidential and in accordance with current data protection legislation. The Promoter’s Privacy Policy can be found here: http://www.mars.com/uk/en/policies/privacy/pp-english. You can request access to your personal data, or have any inaccuracies rectified, by sending an email to privacy@effem.com. By participating in the Promotion, you agree to the use of your personal data as described here.

Promotion Two: Mars SWEETSTAKE Promotion – Win £10,000

​​​​​​​For a chance to win £10,000 (plus millions of chocolate treats and cash prizes), purchase a promotional pack and enter the unique code at www.thesweetstake.com. You'll receive a scenario that, if it happens, will win you a prize. UK residents aged 18+ only. Promotion runs from 23.04.18 – 15.07.18. A wrap up prize of £500 is available on codes registered between 16.07.18 – 16.01.19. Retain pack. Full terms and conditions, prize details and NI free entry route details can be found on the website (www.thesweetstake.com).​​​​​​​