Competition Terms & Conditions

Style Squad 2018

Terms and Conditions: 

General:

  1. This competition will run from 30 March 2018 – 12 October 2018 and will consist of 5 rounds.
  2. There will be 2 winners – 1 girl and 1 boy.
  3. By entering this competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  4. Competition entry fee is free, subject to the provisions of clause 10 below, and only for children aged between 9 & 15 within the Republic of South Africa that are South African citizens (in possession of a valid South African ID book or card) and South African residents (in possession of a valid South African permanent residency permit).
  5. Competition entry is free and participants may only enter once during the qualifying competition period. Once final submission is made, entrants may make changes to their contact details or basic information only. To ensure that the changes are requested by the entrant him/herself, entrants will be required to correctly answer questions relating to their entry before any such changes will be made.
  6. Entrants can make changes specified in (5) by contacting our call centre on 0860 900 100 or info@ackermans.co.za. Queries will be answered on Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm and can take up to 48 hours to be attended to.
  7. For every entry, a unique and valid email address is required from the parent/ guardian.
  8. You are not eligible to enter this competition if you are:
    • A  director, member, partner, employee, agent or consultant of the Pepkor Group of companies, its affiliates/divisions/subsidiaries or any other person who supplies goods or services in connection with the competition
    • A spouse, life partner, parent, child or sibling, immediate family member, business partner or associate of the person/s specified in 8(a)
  9. By confirming entry into the competition, the entrant’s parent/ guardian gives consent for the entrant to complete all rounds of the competition that he/she is eligible for.
  10. Entry into the competition, as well as the completion and submission of all activities, is done online, at the expense of the entrant and using his/ her own digital device.
  11. All prizes in this competition cannot be exchanged for cash.
  12. Ackermans and their delivery agent does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage and will also not be responsible or liable for any further expenses or fees required for purpose of using, applying or enjoying the prize won in this competition.
  13. Participants give Ackermans and its authorized agents consent to use their names and images for publicity purposes across any channel.
  14. Ackermans reserves the right to vary, suspend, postpone or terminate the competition and any prizes, or any aspect thereof, for any reasons whatsoever and without notice. In such event, you hereby waive any rights or expectations which you may have against Ackermans and acknowledge that you will not have any recourse or claim of any nature against Ackermans.
  15. By participating in this competition, you consent to (i) the processing of your personal information by Ackermans and other companies in the Pepkor Holdings Limited group, any of their operators, agents and sub-contractors (who may be outside South Africa) on the condition that they will keep such information confidential;  (ii) the collection of your personal information from any other source to supplement the personal information which Ackermans has about you;  (iii) the retention by Ackermans of your personal information for as long as permitted for legal, regulatory, fraud prevention and marketing purposes; (iv) Ackermans using your personal information to send you information about products, services, and special offers of the various companies in the (PHL) group that may be of interest or value to you.
  16. You can choose to be excluded from direct marketing by declining the marketing consent option on the competition entry form, notifying Ackermans in writing, or by registering a block on any registry which Ackermans is bound by law to recognize. Ackermans will not charge you a fee to update this request on its systems. Ackermans will give effect to any changes requested by you as soon as reasonably possible.
  17. Ackermans operate various social media communities on various social media services and are glad to have you as a community member. We encourage you to interact with us and other community members through our communities. To this end, you are kindly referred to our external media policy and we encourage you to familiarize yourself therewith prior to agreeing to be bound thereto.
  18. These Terms and Conditions are also available by phoning (021) 900 1000 (standard Telkom rates apply) and at www.ackermans.co.za

Round 1:

  1. Round 1 of the competition will run from 30 March 2018 up until and including midnight on 30 April 2018. 
  2. You may enter the competition via the following channel: https://stylesquad.ackermans.co.za/enter
  3. To enter the competition, the online entry form must be completed, with all mandatory fields completed, and you must upload a picture of yourself. The photo may not be larger than 5MB – only JPEGs and GIFs accepted. Participants must be able to read and write English (at their grade level) to enter.
  4. Parents/ guardians are permitted to enter more than one child but will require a unique and valid email address for each child entered.
  5. You may not be younger than 9 years nor older than 15 years by the starting date of the first round of the competition (30 March 2018).
  6. The photo of the entrant’s outfit and the written description thereof cannot be changed after submission.
  7. Where multiple entries are received, only the first entry will be accepted.
  8. Upon successful completion of the entry form, all entrants will receive a SMS confirming their entry into the competition and notifying them of when the first activity will be sent via email. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that the first activity deadline is not missed in order to progress in the competition.

Round 2:

  1. The second round of the competition will run from 1 – 31 May 2018.
  2. All successful entrants from round 1 will receive the first of 4 fashion activities via email on 1 May 2018. They are required to complete it online, according to the instructions given, by 22 May 2018 in order to continue in the competition.
  3. Once final submission of the first activity is confirmed, the entrants’ photos and supporting written content cannot be changed. Should a successful entrant not submit or correctly complete his/ her activity before midnight on 22 May, he/ she will automatically be disqualified from the competition without notice and no longer be eligible to continue.
  4. The entrants’ activities (including photos and written content) will be uploaded to the Ackermans Style Squad website and/or social media platforms for others to view and share the content.
  5. The public will be able to vote for their favourite entrants from those who have successfully completed the first activity within the given time. Entrants with the most votes will proceed to the next round.
  6. Voting will be open from 24 – 30 May 2018. Voting is free of charge and limited to 1 vote per person, per entrant. To vote, dial *130*602# from your cell phone and follow the prompts to enter the desired entrants’ unique number, which can be found on the gallery page of the website https://stylesquad.ackermans.co.za/gallery

Round 3:

  1. The third round of the competition will run from 1 June – 3 July 2018.
  2. Entrants who advance from the second round will be notified of their progression in the competition via email on 1 June 2018 and via SMS on 2 June 2018.
  3. These entrants will receive the second of 4 fashion activities via email on 1 June 2018. They are required to complete it online, according to the instructions given, by 22 June 2018 in order to continue in the competition.
  4. Once final submission of the second activity is confirmed, the entrants’ photos and supporting written content cannot be changed.
  5. Should a successful entrant not submit or correctly complete his/ her activity before midnight on 22 June 2018, he/ she will automatically be disqualified from the competition without notice and no longer be eligible to continue.
  6. The entrants’ activities (including photos and written content) will be uploaded to the Ackermans Style Squad website and/or social media platforms for others to view and share the content.
  7. The public will be able to vote for their favourite entrants from those who have successfully completed the second activity within the given time. Entrants with the most votes will proceed to the next round.
  8. Voting will be open from 25 June – 2 July 2018. Voting is free of charge and limited to 1 vote per person, per entrant. To vote, dial *130*602# from your cell phone and follow the prompts to enter the desired entrants’ unique number, which can be found on the gallery page of the websitehttps://stylesquad.ackermans.co.za/gallery

Round 4:

  1. The fourth round of the competition will run from 4 July – 5 August 2018.
  2. Entrants who advance from the third round will be notified of their progression in the competition via email on 4 July 2018 and via SMS on 5 July 2018.
  3. These entrants will receive the third of 4 fashion activities via email on 4 July 2018. They are required complete it online, according to the instructions given, by 25 July 2018 in order to continue in the competition. 
  4. Once final submission of the third activity is confirmed, the entrants’ photos and supporting written content cannot be changed.
  5. Should a successful entrant not submit or correctly complete his/ her activity before midnight on 25 July 2018, he/ she will automatically be disqualified from the competition without notice and no longer be eligible to continue.
  6. The entrants’ activities (including photos and written content) will be uploaded to the Ackermans Style Squad website and/or social media platforms for others to view and share the content.
  7. The public will be able to vote for their favourite entrants from those who have successfully completed the third activity within the given time. Entrants with the most votes will proceed to the next round.
  8. Voting will be open from 27 July – 3 August 2018. Voting is free of charge and limited to 1 vote per person, per entrant. To vote, dial *130*602# from your cell phone and follow the prompts to enter the desired entrants’ unique number, which can be found on the gallery page of the website https://stylesquad.ackermans.co.za/gallery

Round 5:

  1. Entrants who progress from the fourth round will become the Style Squad 2018 finalists and will receive the following prizes:
    1. Ackermans fashion voucher
    2. Style Squad memorabilia
    3. Title of a Style Squad finalist 2018
    4. A chance to:
      • Win 2x all-expenses paid trips to the Ackermans Support Centre in Cape Town to design and create their own summer and winter fashion ranges, which will be sold in all Ackermans stores across Southern Africa.
      • Win 2x all-expenses paid trips to Cape Town for professional photo shoots in each of the designed ranges.
      • Win R10 000 in cash.
      • Win an educational policy to the value of R10 000.
      • Win R5000 for their school.
  2. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.
  3. Finalists will be notified of their progression in the competition via email on 6 August 2018 and via SMS on 7 August 2018.
  4. The finalists will receive the fourth and final fashion activity via email on 10 August 2018. They are required to complete it online by 7 September 2018 in order to be eligible for selection as the Style Squad 2018 winners.
  5. Once final submission of the fourth activity is confirmed, the finalists’ photos and supporting written content cannot be changed.
  6. Should a finalist not submit or correctly complete his/ her activity before midnight on 7 September 2018, he/ she will automatically be disqualified from the competition without notice and no longer be eligible to win. 
  7. The fourth activity completed by the finalists will be reviewed by a panel of Ackermans judges and awarded points based on the creativity, design excellence, level of effort and instruction correctly followed by each finalist.
  8. The finalists with the highest scores will then be interviewed via phone or video call by the organisers.
  9. Should the organisers not reach the top scoring finalists after 3 attempts, the next highest scoring finalists will be contacted for the interview.
  10. The 2 winners (1 girl & 1 boy) will be selected based on a combination of the highest scores received for the fourth activity completed and the best performing interviews. The winners will be notified no later than 12 September 2018.
  11. Once the winners have been selected, the judges’ decisions are final and no debates will be entered into.
  12. Should the organizers be unable to reach the winners after 3 attempts, alternative winners will be selected.

Grand Prize:

  1. The 2 winners (1 girl and 1 boy) selected from round 5 will each take part in a fashion design program for Ackermans and their ranges of clothing (winter and summer ranges) will be sold in all Ackermans stores across Southern Africa.
  2. The 2 winners will have photoshoots for both summer and winter ranges.  Images and video footage from the photoshoots will be used to promote the fashion ranges across Ackermans’ advertising channels, which may include the Ackermans and third party websites, Ackermans social media platforms, Ackermans emailers/ smses, The Sound of Ackermans radio station, Ackermans magazine, any print titles, TV channels and in all Ackermans stores.
  3. The winners and one guardian/ parent will be required to travel to Cape Town on 4 occasions:

             a. 3-4 days which will be spent at the Ackermans Support Centre in Cape Town in order to design and finalise their winter range with the Ackermans team. Exact dates will be communicated by 28 September 2018.

             b. 1 day shoot in Cape Town for the winter range, exact dates will be communicated by end February 2019.

             c. 3-4 days which will be spent at the Ackermans Support Centre in Cape Town in order to design and finalise their summer range with the Ackermans team. Exact dates will be communicated end March 2019.

             d. 1 day shoot in Cape Town for the summer range, exact dates will be communicated by end July 2019.

       4. Should the winners be based outside of Cape Town, Ackermans will arrange and pay for flights, transport, accommodation (not applicable for 1 day photoshoots) and meals on behalf of the winners and  one guardian/ parent per winner:

  • Flights/ airlines will be selected based on best price and Ackermans will not be liable for any loss or damage to the luggage of the winners and parents/ guardians.
  • Any additional transport, other than for the purposes of the fashion range creations /photoshoots will be at the arrangement and expense of the winners’ parents/ guardians.
  • Ackermans will not cover any additional costs such as spa expenses, room service or mini bar usage.
  • Ackermans will not be responsible for supplying spending money or covering the costs of any leisure activities.
  • The winners will be provided with meals and beverages to a limited value while at the Ackermans Support Centre and selected hotels. Any breakfasts, lunches, dinners, beverages or snacks privately arranged by the winners or their parents/ guardians will be at their own expense.

      5. Last but not least the winners will have the title of Style Squad winners 2018

A. Rewards Club Charity Competition

  1. Ackermans A. Rewards club members can nominate a registered charity to stand a chance to win R5000. One charity will be chosen per month who will receive R5000 cash from Ackermans. Only charities that are registered will qualify for the nomination. The winning charity will be chosen at the end of each month when a magazine is published. That is a total of 8 charities per year that will benefit. 

  2. To enter the charity you have to describe what the charity does and why you support it. You have to include your Ackermans account number, a photo of yourself and contact details for you and the charity. All nominations has to be sent to The Editor, Ackermans letter, PO Box 440, Green Point 8051 or emailed to Leanne@newmediapub.co.za.

  3. Directors, members, partners, employees or agents of or consultants to anyone associated with the organisation of these competitions or a spouse, life partner, business partner, associate or family member of such a person are not eligible. 

  4. The prizes are as described and may not be transferred. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

  5. Should winners not be contactable telephonically, they will have 3 months from date of competition closure to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in their entry being declared void. All winners may be asked to produce their ID documents and Ackermans cards when claiming their prizes.

  6. Ackermans and their delivery agent does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage and will also not be responsible or liable for any further expenses or fees required for purpose of using, applying or enjoying the prize won in this competition.

  7. Winners give Ackermans and its authorized agents consent to use their names for publicity purposes, unless refused.

  8. Ackermans reserves the right to vary, suspend, postpone or terminate the competition and any prizes, or any aspect thereof, for any reasons whatsoever and without notice. In such event, you hereby waive any rights or expectations which you may have against Ackermans and acknowledge that you will not have any recourse or claim of any nature against Ackermans.

  9. The Ackermans A. Rewards Club is only available if you are an Ackermans Account holder and currently residing in South Africa.

Customer Satisfaction Tracker

  1. The competition will run from the start of one calendar month and end on the last date of the month in question i.e. 01 Jan 00:01 to 31 Jan 23:59 each month.

  2. By entering the competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. You may enter the competition via SMS, or on the Internet. 
  3. Entry into the competition via the SMS survey channel will be charged at normal SMS rates, entry via the Internet channel, will require data. Customers can do the survey once a day, during the qualifying competition period. 

  4. To enter the competition a participant must SMS ‘MySay’ to 44007. You can do the survey via the Internet by clicking on the link provided or by SMS by replying with the word ‘GO’. The survey must be completed fully; no unfinished surveys will be taken into consideration. A completed survey will create an automatic entry into the competition.

  5. The competition is open to all participants within the Republic of South Africa. You are not eligible to participate in this competition if: -

    a. You are a director, member, partner, employee, agent or consultant of the Ackermans, its affiliates/divisions/subsidiaries or any other person who supplies goods or services in connection with the competition;

    b. You are a spouse, life partner, parent, child or sibling, immediate family member, business partner or associate of the persons specified in 5(a) above;.

  6. Monthly draws for a winner will happen between the 5th and 10th of the following calendar month, following the month in which the survey ran, i.e. for a survey run between 01 Jan 00:01 to 31 Jan 23:59, the draw will take place between the 5th to 10th of February.

  7. Winners will be selected by means of a random draw, based on the previous calendar month survey entries.

  8. Winner will receive a prize to the airtime of an Ackermans voucher to the value of R2000.

  9. In the event that the winner is on a contract option with their network provider company, a R 2000.00 Ackermans virtual voucher will be sent to the number the customer used to enter the survey.

  10. Winners will be contacted between 10am and 3pm on the day of the draw to arrange the prize. Calls may be recorded for verification purposes

  11. An alternative winner will be drawn if after 3 attempted calls the organisers cannot reach the initial winner.

  12. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.

  13. Ackermans and their delivery agent does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage and will also not be responsible or liable for any further expenses or fees required for purpose of using, applying or enjoying the prize won in this competition.

  14. Ackermans reserves the right to vary, suspend, postpone or terminate the competition and any prizes, or any aspect thereof, for any reasons whatsoever and without notice. In such event, you hereby waive any rights or expectations which you may have against Ackermans and acknowledge that you will not have any recourse or claim of any nature against Ackermans.

  15. By participating in this competition, you consent to (i) the processing of your personal information by STAR and other companies in the STAR group, any of their operators, commercial partners, agents and sub-contractors (who may be outside South Africa) on the condition that they will keep such information confidential;  (ii) the collection of your personal information from any other source to supplement the personal information which STAR has about you;  (iii) the retention of your personal information for as long as permitted for legal, regulatory, fraud prevention and marketing purposes; (iv) the use of your personal information to send you information about products, services, and special offers of the various companies in the STAR group that may be of interest or value to you; (v) a credit enquiry being conducted about you with any credit bureau or credit provider and providing your personal information to credit risk management services (including a credit bureau).

  16. You can choose to be excluded from direct marketing by notifying Ackermans in writing or by registering a block on any registry which Ackermans is bound by law to recognise. Ackermans will not charge you a fee to update this request on its systems. Ackermans will give effect to any changes requested by you as soon as reasonably possible.

  17. These Terms and Conditions are also available by phoning (021) 900 1000 (standard Telkom rates apply) and at www.ackermans.co.za.

MTN Terms and Conditions

  1. Offers valid 01/10/2018 − 31/01/2019 or while stocks last.

  2. Device colours may vary from those illustrated.  All deals subject to in-store activation of MTN PayAsYouGo starter pack, device and RICA registration.
  3. For RICA, Bring your ID and proof of residence, or affidavit thereof, to register for RICA.  E&OE.

  4. The promotion is to be awarded when a customer takes up a specific 3G and 4G MTN PayAsYouGo device(s) with a “new” MTN PayAsYouGo Sim.

  5. Qualifying Customers will not be charged for the FREE additional Data (200MB) when provisioned.

  6. Qualifying Customers will receive the FREE additional Data (100MB or 200MB) per month for 6 months and a monthly WhatsApp bundle for the first 3 months from SIM activation.

  7. This promotion is only available to “new” MTN PayAsYouGo/ Prepaid customers.

  8. The FREE Data Bundle will be valid for 7 days from being provisioned. The customer can only receive the offer once per MSISDN (new MTN PayAsYouGo SIM).

  9. he FREE promo inclusive data value will always deplete 1st before any purchased inclusive data value. Once the FREE inclusive data value (and 200MB) has been depleted, customers will be charged an Out of Bundle Rate (Base Priceplan Data Rate) from their Airtime or it will deplete their data bundle (if one is loaded).

  10. Devices are split into the following Technology’s:

Device / Technology

FREE Data Bundle

FREE WhatsApp

3G

100MB

1GB Monthly WhatsApp data

LTE

200MB

1GB Monthly WhatsApp data

Vodacom: Buy a smartphone and Get value back in data Terms and Conditions

  1. Promotion will run from 09h00 on 01 November 2018 until 17h00 on 31 January 2019.

  2. Qualifying Vodacom customers purchasing a new Vodacom issued device will be eligible to qualify for the following benefit:
  3. A free data bundle valid for  7 (seven) days (the “Free Data Bundle”) from up to 72 (seventy two) hours from the date of activation (there is no recharge criteria);

  4. The Free Data Bundle have a 12 month recurring cycle, i.e. customers will receive their data allocation once every month (to use the data for seven (7) days) and they will receive monthly allocations for twelve (12) months.

  5. The Free Data Bundle offer will only be activated if the qualifying Vodacom customer exclusively uses the new SIM valid for the promotion.

  6. Data allocated will not carry a separate out of bundle rate and the standard out-of-bundle rate specific to the customer’s prepaid price plan will apply for any out-of-bundle usage.

  7. Promotion valid on selected devices.

Who Am I Competition

  1. The name of the competition is ‘Who Am I’.

  2. The competition will run from 21 January 2019 up to and including 30 January 2019. 
  3. By entering the competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. You may enter the competition via the Ackermans Facebook page.

  4. Entry into the competition is free of charge and participants may do so by commenting on any one or all of the 5 competition videos.

  5. To enter the competition a participant must guess any 1 of the 5 well-known women featured in the 5 competition videos posted on the Ackermans’ Facebook page during the competition period, by posting their answer/s in the comments section of the relevant post/s. 

  6. Participants may enter once each per competition post during the qualifying competition period. Only the first entry per participant per competition post will be considered.

  7.  Participants may only win once during the competition period.

  8. The competition is open to all participants within the Republic of South Africa that are South African citizens (in possession of a valid South African ID book or card) and South African residents (in possession of a valid South African permanent residency permit)   with access to a bank account. You are not eligible to participate in this competition if: -

      a. You are a director, member, partner, employee, agent or consultant of the Pepkor Group of companies, its affiliates/divisions/subsidiaries or any other person who supplies goods or services in connection with the competition;
      b. You are a spouse, life partner, parent, child or sibling, immediate family member, business partner or associate of the persons specified in 8(a) above.

  9. Winners will be announced on 1 February 2019.

  10. Winners will be selected randomly via a computer operated draw which is overseen by an Internal Auditor.

  11. Each winner will receive 1 of 5 pamper hampers to the value of R1000 each.

  12. Winners will be contacted between 10am and 5pm weekdays to arrange for delivery of the hamper. Calls may be recorded for verification purposes. Hampers will be supplied to winners within 2 weeks from date of receipt of correct delivery details.

  13. Alternative winners will be drawn if after 3 attempts the organisers cannot reach the initial winners.

  14. Prize winners have 7 days from being contacted to submit their delivery details to claim their prizes. Prizes not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

  15. Ackermans and their delivery agent does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage and will also not be responsible or liable for any further expenses or fees required for purpose of using, applying or enjoying the prize won in this competition.

  16. Winners give Ackermans and its authorized agents consent to use their names for publicity purposes, unless refused.

  17. Ackermans reserves the right to vary, suspend, postpone or terminate the competition and any prizes, or any aspect thereof, for any reasons whatsoever and without notice. In such event, you hereby waive any rights or expectations which you may have against Ackermans and acknowledge that you will not have any recourse or claim of any nature against Ackermans.

  18. By participating in this competition, you consent to (i) the processing of your personal information by Ackermans and other companies in the Pepkor group, any of their operators, agents and sub-contractors (who may be outside South Africa) on the condition that they will keep such information confidential;  (ii) the collection of your personal information from any other source to supplement the personal information which Ackermans has about you;  (iii) the retention by Ackermans of your personal information for as long as permitted for legal, regulatory, fraud prevention and marketing purposes; (iv) Ackermans using your personal information to send you information about products, services, and special offers of the various companies in the Pepkor group that may be of interest or value to you.

  19. You can choose to be excluded from direct marketing by notifying Ackermans in writing or by registering a block on any registry which Ackermans is bound by law to recognise. Ackermans will not charge you a fee to update this request on its systems. Ackermans will give effect to any changes requested by you as soon as reasonably possible.

  20. These Terms and Conditions are also available by phoning (021) 900 1000 (standard Telkom rates apply) and at www.ackermans.co.za .