This year, Blue Monday falls on 21 January 2019. Supposedly, it’s the gloomiest day of the year.
With the post-Christmas bills, weather, and potentially already failing your New Year’s resolutions, our motivation levels and mood are at a low.
So, we thought we’d cheer you up by giving you the chance to win an off-road driving experience for you and two friends.
Head over to our @autotraderuk Instagram story on Monday 21 January and submit your entry between 8:00am and 8:00pm to take part!
See below for the full Terms and Conditions.
Full Terms & Conditions
The promoter is: Auto Trader Limited of 1 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN.
1. The prize draw
1.1 The title of the prize draw is Blue Monday Giveaway.
1.2 Entrants will be requested to fill in a blank text template posted on @autotraderuk Instagram story on Monday 21st January 2019 and a winner will be selected at random from all entries which comply with these terms and conditions. The winning entry will win an Off-road Driving Experience for 3 persons provided and fulfilled by Experience Days Limited.
2. How to enter
2.1 The prize draw will run from 8:00 on 21st January 2019 (the "Opening Date") to 20:00 on 21st January 2019 (the "Closing Date") inclusive.
2.2 All prize draw entries must be received by the Promoter in accordance with paragraph 3.3 below by no later than 20:00 on the Closing Date. All prize draw entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.
2.3 To enter the prize draw, entrants must:
(a) Take a screenshot of the ‘fill in the blank’ template which will be posted on the Promoter’s @autotraderuk Instagram story on Monday 21st January 2019 and reshare on your own Instagram story;
(b) Fill in all of the blanks using the text and mention features;
(c) Tag @autotraderuk and @experience_days when sharing the story;
(d) Tag the people you wish to take with you; and
(e) Follow @autotraderuk on Instagram
(f) Ensure your Instagram profile is set to public
2.4 No purchase necessary. A valid and public Instagram account is required and there is no charge to register for use of the Instagram platform.
2.5 The Promoter will not accept responsibility for prize draw entries that are lost, mislaid, delayed, or otherwise not received by the Promoter due to equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
2.6 By submitting a prize draw entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
2.7 The winning prize draw entry will be selected by random draw.
3.1 The prize draw is only open to all residents in the UK aged 18 years or over, except:
(a) employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies;
(b) employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the prize draw or its administration; or
(c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.
3.2 In entering the prize draw, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the prize draw.
3.3 The Promoter will not accept prize draw entries that:
(a) are political in nature;
(b) feature content which is likely to be inconsistent with the brand values of the Promoter or which is otherwise considered offensive or derogatory by the Promoter;
(c) are automatically generated by computer;
(d) are completed by third parties or in bulk;
(e) are illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;
(f) are incomplete.
3.4 There is a limit of one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
3.5 The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize draw.
4. The prize
4.1 The prize is 1 x Off-road Driving Experience for 3 persons.
4.2 The prize is provided and fulfilled by Experience Days Limited (Company No: 06067207, Website: www.ExperienceDays.co.uk).
4.3 The prize is a voucher which can be exchanged for a driving experience for 3 people, such voucher must be redeemed, and the experience taken before 21st January 2020. The winner will be able to choose from one of the following driving experiences:
(a) https://www.experiencedays.co.uk/1-hour-land-rover-taster in Devon;
(b) https://www.experiencedays.co.uk/discover-4x4-exclusive-half-day-kent in Kent;
(c) https://www.experiencedays.co.uk/buckinghamshire-4x4-off-road-driving-experience in North Yorkshire; or
(d) https://www.experiencedays.co.uk/buckinghamshire-4x4-off-road-driving-experience in Buckinghamshire.
Any other costs incurred in addition to those set out above and that are incidental to the fulfilment of the prize are the responsibility of the winner.
4.4 Prizes are subject to availability and cannot be redeemed for monetary value. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value if circumstances beyond the Promoter's control makes it necessary to do so.
4.5 The prize is not negotiable or transferable.
4.6 The winner will be required to enter into separate participation terms and conditions with Experience Days Limited before redeeming the prize voucher. Such terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.experiencedays.co.uk/terms-conditions. The Promoter has no control over the driving experience which the prize can be redeemed for and therefore, without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 8 below, the Promoter shall, to the furthest extent permissible by law, have no liability to the winner for any loss or damage suffered by the winner in connection with the driving experience itself. The winner must adhere to all instructions (including health and safety instructions) provided by Experience Days Limited whilst participating in such driving experience.
5.1 The decision of the Promoter regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
5.2 The Promoter will contact the winner via direct message on Instagram as soon as practicable after the Announcement Date. The Promoter will not amend any contact information once the prize draw entry form has been submitted.
5.3 To claim the prize, the winner must respond to the Promoter’s direct message on Instagram by emailing SocialMedia@autotrader.co.uk with a copy of their driving licence. This must be done by Friday 25th January before 16:00.
5.4 The winner of the prize draw will be announced on Instagram via @autotraderuk on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (Announcement Date).
6. Claiming the prize
6.1 Following the winner’s email in accordance with paragraph 6.3 above, please allow 3 working days days for delivery of the prize.
6.2 The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.
6.3 The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed their prize within 2 days of the Announcement Date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.
6.4 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.
7. Limitation of liability
Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
8. Ownership of prize draw entries and intellectual property rights
8.1 You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website(s), social media platforms and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the prize draw. You agree to grant the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the prize draw entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the prize draw entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes.
8.2 In entering the prize draw, you hereby confirm that:
(a) your submission is an original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe third-party rights; and
(b) you will produce evidence of any required consents at the Promoter’s request, or risk being disqualified from entering the prize draw.
9. Data protection and publicity
10.1 Entrants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry.
10.2 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the prize draw.
10.3 If an act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter and which prevents the Promoter from complying with these terms and conditions the Promoter will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligations.
10.4 The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize draw where it becomes necessary to do so.
10.5 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.