Entertainment Competitions

Thursday 5 December 2019

You could win a dream holiday to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort™!

Closing Date: Friday November 23 2018

You could win a dream holiday to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort™!
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To celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on November 16th, the Irish Independent are giving one lucky reader a family trip of a lifetime to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort™!

Enter for your chance to win a trip to Universal Orlando Resort where you’ll experience the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™. From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it’s all at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™!

You could win a 5-night trip for 4 people, including:

• Round-trip airfare to Orlando, Florida

• Ground transportation between the airport and hotel in Orlando

• Admission to Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™

theme parks, plus Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park

• Accommodation on-site at Universal’s Aventura Hotel

• Tickets to Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort™

To enter, simply complete form below along with unique code found in the Irish Independent between Saturday, November 17th and Friday, November 23rd.

 

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

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Terms & Conditions

By entering this competition, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions and consent to your data being managed in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

Prize Specific Terms and Conditions:
  1. There will be One (1) Prize (“Prize”) awarded. The prize winner (“Winner”) will receive an eight (8) day, seven (7) night trip for Winner and up to three (3) guests (“Guests”) to Universal Orlando Resort™ in Orlando, Florida (“Trip”). Trip will include: round trip economy class air transportation for Winner and up to three (3) Guests from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Universal Orlando in their sole discretion) to Orlando, FL; Seven (7) nights standard hotel accommodation (one room, quadruple occupancy, room and tax only) at Universal’s Aventura Hotel or at another on-site hotel (as determined by Universal Orlando in their sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in Orlando, FL; 3 Park Explorer tickets for admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks and Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, for Winner and up to three (3) Guests; and admission to one (1) Blue Man Group Show (exact date and time to be determined by Universal Orlando in their sole discretion) for Winner and up to three (3) Guests.The Fair Market Value (“FMV”) of Prize is Eleven Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Four and 36/100 Dollars (US $11,734.36).Trip must be completed by November 17, 2019 or Prize will be forfeited. Travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions. Travel dates are subject to Universal Orlando and Sponsor approval. Reservations are subject to availability. Trip must be booked at least sixty (60) days prior to intended departure date. If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with fewer than the allotted number of Guests or no Guest, the Prize will be awarded to Winner and each participating Guest and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. If Winner is between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21), he/she must be accompanied by an adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age in order to check into the on-site hotel. Unless child or ward of Winner or one of the allotted Guests, each Guest must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as the Winner.  FMV of Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations; any difference between stated FMV and final FMV of Prize will not be awarded. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, baggage, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner.  Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, baggage fees, and security charges. Winner and Guests are responsible for obtaining, at their own expense, any necessary travel documentation (i.e. valid photo identification, visas, passports, etc.) prior to travel. Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Travel arrangements must be made through Universal Orlando.
  2. Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. doing business as Universal Orlando Resort (“Universal Orlando”) is a prize supplier only in this competition; is not a promoter of this competition; and is not responsible for the administration of the competition, the collection of the entries or the conduct of the judging.  Other than for death or personal injury arising from its negligence or in respect of fraud and so far as is permitted by law, Universal Orlando, and its associated companies and agents hereby exclude all liability arising from any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the Trip details beyond Universal Orlando’s control and for any act or default of any third party supplier.  All activities are undertaken at the entrants own risk.  Any disputes or claims against Universal Orlando arising out of the redemption, use, or misuse of the Trip or fulfilment thereof pursuant to this competition shall be subject to the laws of the State of Florida, USA and the courts of the County of Orange, State of Florida, USA shall have exclusive jurisdiction to such claims.
  3. To enter the competition, fill in your details and enter unique code found in the Irish Independent between Saturday November 17th and Friday November 23rd.
  4. The competition runs from November 17th to November 23rd until 11.59pm.
  5. Winners will be notified by phone and details passed on to the prize giver to arrange your trip.
 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.
  6. If you subscribe to an email newsletter, please note you can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email newsletter.
  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. Failure to claim a prize within 7 days will make any claim invalid.  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.
  22. All competition entrants can opt-in to marketing materials or newsletters by ticking the appropriate box(es) on the entry form.
  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.