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*Visa Entertainment Coldplay Promotion*
Entry: W, Freq: Other, Prize pool: $3,840, Ended 07/01

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WhitePointer - 26-11-2008 @ 03:08 AM

Entry was at:
Rules were at:
Results were to be published: 21/01/09

Register your details to receive email updates from Visa Entertainment and you could WIN The Ultimate Coldplay Experience.

As part of The Ultimate Coldplay Experience, two prize winners across Australia will be selected for each city: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth* to:

• Meet the band with a friend, and have a photo opportunity with the members of the band

• Attend a backstage tour and sound check with a friend, before the show

• Get two tickets to see the show

• Receive a signed merchandise and Coldplay CD pack!

Plus, when you tell your friends about Visa Entertainment and they sign up to receive email updates, you’ll increase your chance of winning the face-to-face meeting every fan dreams of…

Visa Entertainment Coldplay Promotion

Terms and Conditions 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.

Section 1: Promotion

1. Promotion: Subscribe online to the Visa Entertainment email update service at between 24 November 2008 and 7 January 2009 (inclusive) to receive ongoing email updates and go in the draw for a chance to win one of eight (8) exclusive ‘The Ultimate Coldplay Experience’packages - two (2) packages to be won per city (Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney).

2. Promoter: Visa International Service Association (ABN 70 007 507 511) of Level 42, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia.

3. Promotion Period: The Promotion will commence at 12:00 am (AEST) on 24 November 2008 and will close at 11:59 pm (AEST) on 7 January 2009.

4. Website:

Section 2: Eligibility

5. Eligibility: To be eligible to enter the Promotion the entrant must:
(i) Be above 18 years of age; and
(ii) Must be an Australian resident; and
(iii) Be a current Visa debit or credit cardholder; and
(iv) Subscribe to receive email updates at
between 24 November 2008 and 7 January 2009 (inclusive).

6. Non-Eligibility: Entrants are not eligible to enter the Promotion or win any Prize if they are a director, manager, an employee or immediate family member of an employee of the Promoter, or are an employee of their agencies directly associated with this Promotion.

7. Incorrect contact details: Further, if any contact details provided to the Visa Entertainment email update service via the Website are incorrect, such subscription shall not be eligible to enter the Promotion.

Section 3: Entry to the Promotion

8. Eligible entrants who subscribe to the Visa Entertainment email update service online at the relevant Website during the Promotion Period will automatically receive one (1) entry to the Promotion.

Existing members who log onto the Website and complete the online competition registration form will receive one (1)entry to the Promotion.

Eligible entrants who ‘refer a friend’ (up to a maximum of twenty (20) referrals) will gain additional entries for each Valid Referral who subscribes to the Visa Entertainment email update service within the Promotion Period.

(A Valid Referral means a person aged 18 years or over, who is an Australian resident and who is not already registered as a subscriber of the Visa Entertainment email update service). An entrant can only receive a maximum of twenty-one (21) entries.

For any entry to be valid, the Visa cardholder during the Promotion Period must not cancel or terminate the Visa account or Visa card or cancel or terminate his/her subscription to the Visa Entertainment email update service during the Promotion

Period.Section 4: Draw

9. Draw:
(i) When an eligible entrant subscribes to the Visa Entertainment email update service online the entrant will be given the option to indicate their preferred city in which they would like to see the Coldplay concert (i.e Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney). An entrant will not at any time be permitted to change their selected preference.
(ii) Two (2) Prize Winners will be selected for each city named in Clause 9(i).

For each city, the two (2) entrants with the highest number of valid entries will be the Prize Winners for that city. Should there be more than two (2) entrants with the equivalent highest number of valid entries, then the Prize Winners will be manually selected at random by a representative of the Promoter from a computer-generated listing of entries which comply with Section 2 and 3 of these Terms and Conditions over the Promotion Period.

(iii) The draw will be conducted at 10.00 am (AEDT) on 12 January 2009 at 120 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW, 2065, Australia.

10. Prize Winner: The Prize described below in Section 5 will be awarded to each of the eight (8) Prize Winners drawn as per Clause 9(ii) - two (2) Prize Winners for each city.

Section 5: Prize

11. Number of Prizes: There are eight (8) Prize packages to be awarded in this Promotion – two (2) Prize packages per city. Details relating to the Prize are set out in Clauses 13 and 14.

12. Prize Value: The total Prize value is AUD$3,840 (inclusive of GST).

13. Prize: Each Prize package consists of:-

 two (2) Top Level Tickets to see Coldplay at the selected venue, valued at AUD$140 RRP (inclusive of GST) each;

 one (1) backstage pass entitling the Prize Winner and one (1) guest to an exclusive backstage tour before the show and an opportunity to meet and greet the band and attend sound check;

 one (1) signed merchandise pack for the Prize Winner only (including a TShirt and program) up to the value of AUD$80 RRP (inclusive of GST); and

 one (1) signed Coldplay CD Pack for the Prize Winner only (including the albums Viva La Vida, X&Y, A Rush of Blood to The Head and Parachutes) valued at AUD$120 RRP (inclusive of GST).

14. Prize Conditions: Each Prize package is subject to the following conditions:

(a) No exchange of Prize: The Prize in its entirety can be transferred to a person 18 years or over at the absolute discretion of the Promoter. However, it cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. If for any reason, the Prize Winner cannot take the Prize or any component of the Prize, then the Prize or prize component will be forfeited and no compensation will be paid in lieu.

(b) Ancillary Costs: All transport to and from the concert venue, accommodation,meals, beverages, spending money, insurances, service charges and ancillary costs are not included in the Prize unless specified and are the responsibility of the Prize Winner.

(c) Taxes: If the Prize or receipt of it incurs a tax liability, the Prize Winner is liable for payment of such tax.

(c) Prize Availability: In the event the Prize or any component of the Prize is unavailable for any reason at any time, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Prize or prize component with another prize of equal value and the Prize Winner will be notified accordingly.

(e) Prize Validity: The Prize is event based and cannot be duplicated, therefore the Prize Winner must utilise the Prize on the relevant date as follows:

 Burswood Dome, Perth on Friday 27 February 2009*
 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne on Tuesday 3 March 2009*
 Entertainment Centre, Brisbane on Sunday 8 March 2009*
 Acer Arena, Sydney on Wednesday 11 March 2009*
*Note: dates and locations are subject to change by the Promoter.

(f) Other:

(i) Concert times, locations and details (including ‘Meet and Greet’ events and soundchecks) are subject to change at the discretion of the Promoter. Prize Winners will be notified of final concert details no later than seven

(7) days prior to the start of the tour. ‘Meet and Greet’ times will be arranged with each Prize Winner seven (7) days prior to the start of each concert, as per the dates indicated in clause 14(e).

(ii) All persons attending ‘Meet and Greet’ events will be issued with ‘Meet and Greet’ guidelines that must be adhered to. A Ticketek representative will be present at each ‘Meet and Greet’ event to ensure compliance with those guidelines.

(iii) Any photos taken during the execution of this promotion may be used by the Promoter for display on Visa and Visa Entertainment websites.

Section 6: Prize Winner

15. Contact: The Promoter will attempt to contact the Prize Winner by email and by telephone if provided at the time of entry by 19 January 2009 to confirm his/her eligibility under these Terms and Conditions and to confirm whether the Prize Winner wishes to claim his/her Prize. The name of the Prize Winner will also be published in the Public Notices section of The Australian on 21 January 2009.

16. Claim of Prize: If the Prize Winner wishes to claim his/her Prize, the Prize Winner must confirm this fact and his/her eligibility to win under these Terms and Conditions by 10.00 am on 19 January 2009. If the Prize Winner fails to do either or both of these things by the deadline, the Prize Winner will be deemed to have forfeited the Prize.

17. Redraw: In the event that any Prize Winner forfeits the Prize or the Prize remains unclaimed, the Promoter will conduct a redraw, following the same procedure and format as set out under Section 4 above. The redraw will take place at 11:00 am on 21 January 2009 at the same place as the original draw described in Clause 8.

18. Redraw Winner: The name of the Prize Winner from any redraw will be published in The Australian on 28 January 2009. In the event that this redrawn Prize Winner is not eligible, the Promoter will conduct a redraw until the Prize is awarded (subject to any further regulatory directions).

19. Winner Publicity: In accepting the Prize, the Prize Winner agrees to participate in any publicity arrangements made by or on the behalf of the Promoter. The Prize Winner further acknowledges and agrees that the Promoter reserves the right to publicise their names, addresses and photographs in respect of this Promotion without any payment being made to them.

Section 7: General Conditions

20. Lost, Delayed Communication: The Promoter will not be responsible for any delayed, lost or misdirected mail or any other communication.

21. Release: To the fullest extent permissible by law, each entrant in the Promotion including without limitation the Prize Winner, release 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, their 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 and consequential loss) suffered or sustained in connection with this Promotion,the implementation 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.

22. Force Majeure: 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 the Promoter and subject to State legislation the Promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate modify or suspend the Promotion.

23. Disputes: In the event of a dispute, the decision of the Promoter is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

24. Privacy Notice: By entering the Visa Entertainment email update service, you acknowledge and understand that you are subscribing to a periodical newsletter.

Any personal information provided may be used by the Promoter in the manner set out in the Promoter’s Privacy Policy, which is available at or by writing to Visa International Service Association, Level 42, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia.

Authorised under
NSW Permit No.: LTPS/08/11640
ACT Permit No.:TP08/04860;

Sooty39 - 26-11-2008 @ 11:19 AM

It won't accept an entry without referring at least one friend at the same time :(

frizzy63 - 26-11-2008 @ 11:48 AM

My son is desperate to win I'm assuming you only enter once but you can refer friends.

shandy12_3 - 26-11-2008 @ 12:29 PM

Thanks for this one WP, my daughter would LOVE this :D

pinkyeeyore - 26-11-2008 @ 01:29 PM

Thank you for the competition.

frizzy63 - 17-1-2009 @ 07:00 AM

Does anyone know where the results for this would be. I'm curious

jomelerjuka - 17-1-2009 @ 07:36 AM

In The Australian on 21 January 2009 and phoned on 19th jan :)