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Imagine this...

 

Your 13 yr daughter wins an online competition to win travel , accomodation and tickets to a World Cup game for 2 people.

 

T&Cs , which are not found on the website, but I have now because I called up comp organiser and asked for them , state entrants must be 18 yrs old.

Age was not asked when she entered comp, just name and email.

 

What to do?

Willl they just chuck out her entry and disqualify her or do you reckon the organisers may show a bit of compassion and maybe transfer into my name..

 

Obviously we cant hide the fact, as they need details to book flights etc...

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Tricky one.

 

Whilst you could argue that it wasn't stated at the time of entry they could argue that they can change the T&C at their discrestion. They should have them posted when you enter the competion, even if it is just via a hotlink and you state that you agree to be bound by the T&C's of the competition. It could be argued that this is a form of contract (however I need to look this up)

 

I'll try and dig out my old law text books and have a flick through. I've got some general ones which may have something related to it but most specialise in Maritime law.

 

If all else fails contact to the tabloids. They love stories like this around the world cup and maybe able to put pressure on the organisers or even get you something themselves.

 

OOO

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It's a tough one as obviously you don't want to lose the prize.

 

You can be honest and hope that the promoter is decent (most usually are) or if you're able to leave your daughter behind ask if the prize can be transferred to you as "she's unable to attend" (fudge your way along basically).

 

The difficulty could be if the promoter is a drinks firm, as obviously that puts them in an awkward position especially if it's revealed at any time that their winner is underage.

 

Jason

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I've had to pick out winners for online comps before, and can honestly say that 99% of them will be perfectly happy to put it in your name. If you contact them and be completely up front im sure you wont have an issue

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Imagine this...

 

Was there a clause that it was one entry per household? If not, I'd go with the "myself and my daughter entered as we had two email addresses and there was nothing that stated that she had to be over 18 - however, I'll be travelling with her so there will be an over 18 year old travelling on the two tickets. I can be used for all publicity as the winner"

 

Tricky, as they'll want photos etc. and, unless you want the +2 to be for your wife instead of yourself to go on the trip you need to tell a little white lie!

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