Sofitel Gold Coast – Win a Luxury 3-night Escape at Sofitel Gold Coast (prize valued at $1,437)
COMPETITION DETAILS OF PARTICIPATION
Information on how to enter the Promotion forms part of these terms and conditions. Entries not made in
accordance with these terms and conditions will be disqualified.
1. Promoter: The Promoter is Blue Ocean Operations Pty Ltd (ABN 31 601 800 739) of Sofitel Gold Coast
Broadbeach, 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218.
2. Promotion: Win a luxury 3-night escape at Sofitel Gold Coast.
3. Promotion Period: The Promotion will commence at 3:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (“AEST”)
on 17 December 2018 and will close 11:59pm (AEST) on 31 January 2019. Entries must be received by
the Promoter by the competition close date and time.
4. Eligibility: To be eligible to enter the Promotion, the entrant must be an Australian resident, be above
18 years and are Instagram followers of the Sofitel Gold Coast Fan Page
https://www.instagram.com/sofitelgoldcoast/. To be an eligible entrant, you must submit an eligible
entry in accordance with these Details of Participation.
5. Non-Eligibility: Employees and/or associates of Sofitel Gold Coast and the Promoter are not eligible to
win. Any personal information or contact details entered incorrectly on an entry shall deem the entry
as an invalid entry.
6. Entry to the Promotion: The competition will be promoted and hosted on Instagram on
https://www.instagram.com/sofitelgoldcoast/ and on the Sofitel Gold Coast website with the entries
judged as the most appealing, creative, original and relevant entries received, being the prize winner.
To enter, eligible entrants must (1) follow the Sofitel Gold Coast fan page on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/sofitelgoldcoast/ and (2) share their favourite summer moment by
posting an image on their own Instagram page, and provide all requested mandatory details, including
using the hashtag #sofitelgcsummermoments.
7. Number of Entries: Multiple competition entries are permitted per person, as long as they comply with
the entry conditions. Each entry must be the original work of the entrant and not infringe on any
8. Entry Validity: The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and reserves the right to
disqualify any entrant for tampering or attempted tampering with the entry process, including but not
limited to submitting an entry that is otherwise not in accordance with these terms and conditions. By
providing your entry you consent to the Promoter using your personal information to determine
whether any tampering or attempted tampering with the entry process has occurred. Any entry that
contains content that the Promoter, in its sole discretion, considers to be offensive or inappropriate in
any way or that the Promoter considers, in its sole discretion, to infringe any intellectual property
rights or other rights of any person, corporation or entity, will be considered ineligible. The decision to
accept or reject an entry is at the Promoter’s sole discretion and no correspondence will be entered
9. Prize Value: The total promotion prize pool value is AU$1,437. The details of the prize is as follows: The
winner will receive a Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach accommodation voucher to be used towards three
(3) nights’ accommodation in a Superior Ocean View King room including daily buffet breakfast for two
at Bistro On3, Level 3 at Sofitel Gold Coast and complimentary self-parking during the stay at Sofitel
Gold Coast Broadbeach, 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218.
10. Prize Terms and Conditions:
a. No exchange of Prize: All prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for
b. Ancillary Costs: Any transport, meals, beverages, spending money, insurances, service charges,
taxes and ancillary costs, including cost of travel to and from the property, are not included in the
prize and is the responsibility of the prize winner.
c. Prize Availability: All components of a prize are subject to availability and may not be available
during school holidays, holiday weekends or special events. Bookings are subject to availability.
11. Prize Winner: The judging will be held at 10:00 am (AEST) on 5 February 2019 at Sofitel Gold Coast, 81
Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218. The entries in the opinion of the judging panel (appointed by the
Promoter) determined as the most appealing, creative, original and relevant submitted from all eligible
entries received, will be the winner. The prize winner (one winner) with the most appealing, creative,
original and relevant entry will receive the prize. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in
determining the winner. Each entry will be individually judged on content, creative merit and aptness.
The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
12. Contact: The prize winner will be notified in writing via Instagram within three (3) business days of the
judging to confirm their eligibility under these terms and conditions and to confirm whether they wish
to claim their prize. The winner’s name will be also published on the Sofitel Gold Coast website.
13. Claims of Prize: If a prize winner wishes to claim the prize, the prize winner must confirm this fact and
his/her eligibility to win under these terms and conditions within five (5) business days upon receipt of
notice, by 5:00pm (AEST) 12 February 2019. If a prize winner fails to do this by the deadline, the prize
winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize. If a prize is unclaimed or forfeited by 5.00pm (AEST)
on 12 February 2019, the prize will be awarded to the entrant with the next most creative and apt
entry in the judging, as determined by the judging panel, at 10:00am (AEST) on 13 February 2019 at the
same location as the original judging. The winner, if any, will be notified in writing via Instagram on the
14. Winner Publicity: In accepting the prize, the prize winner agrees to participate in any publicity
arrangements made by or on behalf of the Promoter. The prize winner further acknowledges that the
Promoter reserves the right to publicise their name, address and photographs without any payment
being made to them in respect of this Promotion.
15. Lost or Delayed Communication: The Promoter will not be responsible for any delayed, lost or
misdirected mail or any other communication.
16. Release: To the fullest extent permissible by law, each entrant in the Promotion including without
limitation the prize winner, releases the Promoter from any claim, loss, damage, expense (including any
claim for legal expenses), cost or charge sustained or in any way incurred by such entrant in connection
with the prize or their participation in the Promotion. The Promoter, its related bodies corporate, their
officers, employees and agents will not be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury whatsoever
(including but not limited to direct, indirect, consequential and economic loss) suffered or sustained in
connection with this Promotion, the promotion of this Promotion, or the use of any prize, except for
any liability which cannot be excluded by law. Further, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the
Promoter excludes liability for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or
lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, technical
problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any unauthorised intervention, or any
combination thereof, including any non-delivery or corruption of entries to the Promoter, injury or
damage to participants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or
down-loading any materials in this Promotion. The use of any automated entry software or any other
mechanical or electronic means that allows an entrant to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited
and will render all entries submitted by that entrant invalid.
17. Force Majeure: Subject to State legislation the Promoter will not be responsible for any act, omission,
failure or delay by the Promoter that is due to an act of God, riots, acts of terrorism, storms, fire, any
labour or industrial dispute, any strike, and other acts, which are not reasonably within the control of
18. Disputes: In the event of a dispute, the decision of the Promoter is final and binding and no
correspondence will be entered into.
19. Private Notice: During the course of the Promotion, the Promoter may collect personal information in
relation to entrants. This may include, but is not limited to, the names, email addresses, telephone
numbers and credit card details of the entrants, provided by the entrant on the online enquiry form,
registration form or when paying for services provided by the participating Hotel. The entrant’s
personal information is collected so the Promoter is able to conduct the Prize Draw and to contact and
award the Prize to the Prize Winner, to publish the results of the Promotion and to publicise the
20. Consent to use of Personal Information for Marketing Purposes: Furthermore, by entering this
Promotion, unless otherwise advised by the entrant, each entrant consents to the retention and use of
the information collected pursuant to Clause 22 by the Promoter, which trades as Accor Asia Pacific
and the Accor Group. For details about who we are, how we may use your information and what your
Promoter at the address provided in Section 1, Clause 2 or online at www.accorhotels.com.au/privacy.
Uses may include future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference
or payment or other compensation to the entrant, or distribution of marketing materials for goods or
services in the tourism, hospitality and services industries from the Accor Group or from companies in
the tourism and hospitality industry in which the Promoter holds shares or is otherwise associated.
The Promoter will communicate and advertise this competition using Instagram. The competition
however, is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Entrants
are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Instagram. Each entrant completely
releases Instagram from any and all liability. Entrants acknowledge that all content posted on
Instagram must be in accordance with Instagram terms
Entrants can only enter in their own name. Entrants who provide incorrect, misleading or fraudulent
information are ineligible to participate in the promotion and all entries of an Entrant who is deemed
by the Promoter to have provided incorrect, misleading or fraudulent information may, at the
discretion of the Promoter, be deemed invalid. The Promoter reserves the right to request the Entrant
produce (within the requested time) appropriate photo identification or other documentation (to the
Promoter’s satisfaction, at its sole discretion) in order to confirm the Entrant’s identity, age, residential
address, eligibility to enter and claim a Prize, and any information submitted by the Entrant in entering
the promotion, before issuing a Prize. If the documentation required by the Promoter is not received
by the Promoter (or its nominated agent) or an Entrant or entry has not been verified or validated to
the Promoter’s satisfaction then all the entries of that Entrant will be ineligible and deemed invalid.
As a condition of entering this promotion, an Entrant consents to, in the event they are a winner, the
Promoter using the Entrant’s image and caption, name, likeness, image, voice (including photograph,
film and/or recording of the same), and/or entry in any media for an unlimited period of time and
worldwide without further notification, remuneration or compensation for the purpose of promoting,
publicising or marketing the promotion (including any outcome), and/or promoting any products or
services manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter and their associated or affiliated
companies. The Entrant agrees that, in the event they are a winner, the Entrant will participate in all
reasonable promoted activities in relation to the Promotion as requested by the Promoter and its
The Promoter may at their discretion choose to publish entries during and/or after the Promotion
Period. This will not to be any reflection on the success of that published entry/entries in a Judging.
An entry and any copyright subsisting in an entry irrevocably becomes, at time of entry, the property of
the Promoter and may be used by the Promoter at any time. The Promoter collects personal
information about an Entrant to include the Entrant in the promotion and, where appropriate, award
Prizes. If the personal information requested is not provided, the Entrant cannot participate in the
promotion and is deemed ineligible. An Entrant can gain access to, update or correct any personal
information held by the Promoter by contacting the Promoter’s Privacy Officer at the address in
condition 2 of these Terms & Conditions. All personal information will be stored at the office of the
collected may be obtained by contacting the Promoter.