Entertainment Competitions

Saturday 1 February 2020

Win a VIP trip to the opening day of Punchestown Festival!

Closing Date: Friday April 19 2019

Win a VIP trip to the opening day of Punchestown Festival!
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To celebrate the launch of the 2019 Punchestown Festival, Tuesday 30th April to Saturday 4th May, one lucky winner will enjoy a VIP day at the Punchestown Festival with a pair of Reserved Enclosure Flexi tickets and €100 Tote betting voucher! Flexi tickets offer you flexibility to attend on the festival day of your choice, like Ladies Day! Better again you can enjoy all the extras of the new festival Reserved Enclosure! The Reserved enclosure is the social hub of the festival and the home of the new Hunt Stand, famous Sky Bar, the Bollinger Lounge as well as numerous food outlets. Festival goers can get very close to the racing action on our viewing lawns and then dance the evening away with DJ’s and Live music.

Prize includes a pair of Reserved Enclosure tickets to the opening day of the festival, €100 Tote betting voucher, an overnight stay at luxurious 4 star Osprey Hotel in Naas with breakfast included along with complimentary pre Punchestown Bottomless Bubbles Brunch for 2 on Tuesday.

Plus four lucky runners up will win a pair of tickets to the opening day of the festival, Tuesday 30th April.

The 2019 Irish Jump Racing Festival at Punchestown Racecourse will take place from Tuesday 30th April to Saturday 4th May. The Punchestown Festival is the highlight of the Irish sporting and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun, dazzling glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere and the quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 12 Grade 1 contests taking place. Festival tickets from €30 with trackside hospitality packages also available from €129. For all festival information visit www.punchestown.com or call the team on 045 897704.


To enter, complete the form below along with the unique code found in the Irish Independent between April 13th and 19th, or post entry form in paper to PUNCHESTOWN VIP COMPETITION, PO BOX 11,

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Prize Specific Terms and Conditions
  1. The competition is to win a  VIP Trip to the opening day of Punchestown Festival on April 30th.
  2. Overall prize includes:  A pair of Reserved Enclosure tickets to the opening day of the festival, Tuesday 30th April, a €100 Tote betting Voucher, an overnight stay at luxurious 4 star Osprey Hotel in Naas with breakfast included along with complimentary pre Punchestown Bottomless Bubbles Brunch for 2 on Tuesday.(Bottomless Bubbles Brunch – Pre-race brunch with sittings from 11.30am & 1.30pm. Includes Main Course and 2 Hours of Bottomless Bubbles. Please note early check in is included so that the winners can check into the Osprey Hotel early on Tuesday, 30th April and choose a sitting of the Bottomless Bubbles Brunch and then head off to the races.)
  3. Four runner up winners will also win a pair of tickets to the opening day of the festiavl on April 30th.
  4. Winners must be over 18 years of age and prize is non transferable.
  5. To enter the competition, fill in your details along with unique code found in the Irish Independent between April 13th and 17th or complete entry form printed in paper and post to PUNCHESTOWN VIP, PO BOX 11,INDEPENDENT HOUSE, 27-32 TALBOT ST., DUBLIN 1.
  6. Closing date for receipt of print entry form is strictly Wednesday, April 24th.
  7. Only official entry forms will be accepted.
  8. Only one name is permitted on the application form and any winnings will be allocated to the person named on the entry form. Persons may enter as often as they wish provided that each entry is on an official entry form.
  9. Photocopies of the application form will not be accepted, or entry forms sent to any address other than that stated on the entry form or entry forms sent by fax or e-mail will not be entitled to participate in the promotion.
  10. Incomplete, illegible or late applications will not be accepted. Entry forms on which more than one person’s name appears will not be accepted.
  11. No responsibility will be accepted and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of entries, whether the correspondence relates to claims of entry forms being lost or delayed in the course of delivery or otherwise.
  12. Proof of postage will not be accepted as proof of receipt and entry forms will not be returned.
  13. The competition runs from April 13th to 17th until 11.59pm.
  14. Winners will be notified by email  and your details will be passed on to RedPR to arrange your prize.
 Terms and Conditions
  1. Promoter & Data Controller: Independent News and Media Public Limited Company, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1 (“INM”).  INM Events will provide the prize to the winner.
  2. By entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all these terms and conditions.  The entry form will be part of the overall terms and conditions. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry.  Where a competition involves a voting process: offering or receiving any incentive for voting is not permitted and will invalidate the vote, and may disqualify the recipient of the vote.  INM reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions.  INM reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.  Any amendments will be published on the website.
  3. Promotion is open anybody over 18 years of age.  INM reserves the right to request written proof of age from the winner.
  4. Each entrant can enter an email address once only.
  5. Use of a false email, name or address by an entrant will disqualify them from receiving any prize.
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  7. The competition winning entry will be selected in a draw by an independent judge.  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence or communication will be entered into. Winner (s) will be contacted by email, telephone or post.
  8. In the case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions/terms and conditions, these rules shall prevail.  By participating in this competition, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the individual prizes, as specified above.
  9. Attempt to contact winner will be made at least once before prize will be offered to another winner.  Prizes not claimed within the specified time limit will be deemed to have been forfeited and may be disposed of by INM without any liability to the winner.  
  10. No responsibility is accepted for entries damaged, lost or mislaid and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery.  No entries will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.
  11. Winners will be notified within 20 days of the relevant closing date by email, phone or post. Names of winners of major promotions are available by sending an SAE to Independent News & Media, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1 up to one month after the closing date.
  12. INM will endeavour to deliver prizes within 14 days of winning. Where this is not possible the winner will be notified of the delay.
  13. Any additional costs and expenses incurred by the prize winner are to be the responsibility of the prize winner.
  14. Unless otherwise stated, all taxes, insurances, fees and surcharges are to be the sole responsibility of the prize winner.
  15. The determination and decision of INM on all matters shall be final and no competition correspondence will be entered into. INM reserve the right in their reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) in the magazine, this website, and/or other printed materials, or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion materially affecting the result of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond INM’s reasonable control.
  16. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be re-sold  If a prize is unavailable due to circumstances out of INM’s control, INM will take all reasonable steps to substitute the prize with a suitable alternative.  No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize(s).
  17. INM accepts no responsibility for the supply, non-supply, purported non-supply or delay in supply of prizes to be provided by a third party including, without limitation, failure of the prize winner to receive ownership of the prize.  Prize winners are responsible for booking and/or completing other formalities directly with the specified third party.
  18. The promotion may also be declared void should a printing or production error in connection with the competition appear in the magazine or on this website.
  19. Entrants acknowledge and accept that publicity may be given to competition winners and winners’ names and images may be published on Independent.ie website, social media channels and other website(s) relating to the promotion. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.
  20. All entrants agree not to engage in any interviews or make any statements in connection with or arising from the competition without the written consent of INM.
  21. INM reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) other than the winning entry and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.
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  23. INM will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the competition.  Other than death or personal injury arising from the acts or omissions of INM or its employees, INM will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winner’s (or their guest’s) enjoyment of the prize.
  24. INM reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a competition and/or vary competition rules at any time without prior notice.