Competition Rules - Should I Read Them?

The quick answer is yes - and for every competition you enter!

All competitions, regardless of whether it's on social media or a website, should link to a set of rules. If you can't see any rules this doesn't necessarily equate to "don't enter" but just be wary. Terms and conditions should be put in place in order to protect you and the promoter.

Competition rules can help you can check if the competition is running, whether you can enter, how many entries can be made per person/household and any other conditions the promoter has included (for example word limits on tiebreaker competitions).

Example rules from a recent Argos Competition

In the case of competitions where a purchase may be required to enter, a No Purchase Necessary option may be included in the terms. Some competitions may require you to collect a prize whilst others may require some payment in addition to the prize offered (e.g. mobile phone contracts).

  • One Entry Per Household: Only one entry for your home address
  • One Entry Per Person: One entry per person
  • No Bulk Entries: Aims to disqulify competition services
  • No Automated Entries: Entries from online entry services are not allowed

Remember - READ THE RULES! You don't want to be disqualified!

IF you're a siteowner, our Example Rules in our Webmaster Guide section may be of some help to you.

Competitions Guide - Comping FAQ