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Rydges, Wrapped, Under The Tree
Rydges Hotels & Resorts – Competition
Terms & Conditions

  1. Information on how to enter the Promotion and the prizes form part of these Conditions of Entry. Participation in this Promotion is deemed acceptance of these Conditions of Entry.
  2. The Promotion is open to individuals who:
    • Are over 18 years of age; and
    • Have not been discovered to have breached these Conditions of Entry or Conditions of Entry of previous contests run by the Promoter, (“Entrants”).
  3. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and Entrants (including an Entrants age, identity and place of residence) and reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who the Promoter has reasonable grounds to believe has breached any of these Conditions of Entry, tampered with the entry process or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise fair and proper conduct of the Promotion. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter’s discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.
  4. It is a condition of entry that Entrants are able to accept the prizes as stated. Inability to accept a prize as stated will deem the participant an ineligible Entrant and the prize won will be forfeited.
  5. All prices stated are in Australian dollars (AUD) or New Zealand dollars (NZD) as specified and represent the recommended retail price (“RRP”) and include GST. All references to times and dates are reflected as to times and dates in Australian Eastern Standard Time or Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time as the case requires. Times are stated using the 24-hour clock.
  1. The Promotion commences for Entrants from Wednesday, 6 December 2023 at 9:01 AEST and concludes on Saturday, 23 December 2023 at 9:01 AEDST (“Promotion Period”).
  1. To enter the Promotion an Entrant will be required to:
    • Enter via Rydges Hotels & Resorts Instagram account [@Rydgeshotels] or via Rydges Hotels & Resorts Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/Rydges]. Entrants must ‘like’ and ‘comment’ on their preferred promoted hotel post to be eligible, tagging one other user, along with providing a 50 word or less summary of why they deserve to have Rydges, wrapped, under their Christmas tree; and
    • Follow the Rydges Hotels & Resorts Instagram page if competing on Instagram to be eligible. Entrants must follow the Rydges Hotels & Resorts Facebook page if competing on Facebook to be eligible.
  2. Entrants are permitted to participate as frequently as desired (based on Instagram or Facebook account name).
  3. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the Entrant.
  4. Entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt in the Promotion database and NOT the time of transmission by the
  5. No responsibility will be taken by the Promoter for any ineligible or lost entries or entries submitted or received by the Promoter after the closing date. Entries that do not comply with these Conditions of Entry, are incomplete, illegible, or submitted or received by the Promoter after the closing date will be declared void.
  6. The Promotional Period will be divided into 13 entry periods as listed below (each on “Entry Period”). Entries open at 00:00 and close at 23:59 AEST/AEDST (as applicable) for each Entry Period on the dates listed in the table The judging for each Entry Period will take place on the dates as indicated in the table below. The judges may select additional reserve entries (for each Entry Period) that they determine to be the next best, and record them in order, in case of on invalid entry or ineligible entrant. Non-winning entries in each Entry Period will be entered into any subsequent Entry Period/s. The Promoter will contact all winners via email relying on contact details provided by the Entrant.
    Entry Period Entries Open Entries Close Judging Date
    1 06/12/2023 11/12/2023 23/12/2023
    2 07/12/2023 12/12/2023 23/12/2023
    3 08/12/2023 13/12/2023 23/12/2023
    4 09/12/2023 14/12/2023 23/12/2023
    5 10/12/2023 15/12/2023 23/12/2023
    6 11/12/2023 16/12/2023 23/12/2023
    7 12/12/2023 17/12/2023 23/12/2023
    8 13/12/2023 18/12/2023 23/12/2023
    9 14/12/2023 19/12/2023 23/12/2023
    10 15/12/2023 20/12/2023 23/12/2023
    11 16/12/2023 21/12/2023 23/12/2023
    12 17/12/2023 22/12/2023 23/12/2023
    13 18/12/2023 23/12/2023 23/12/2023
  7. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the Each entry will be individually judged based on the Content submitted.
  8. The Promoter reserves the right to appoint a replacement winner in the event of on Entrant failing to comply with these Conditions of Entry or claiming the prize by Monday, 15 January 2024 at 9:01
  9. Any cost associated with accessing the Promotion is the Entrant’s responsibility and is dependent on the Internet service provider used.
  10. During the Promotional Period, there will be a total of 28 nights of accommodation at Rydges Hotels and Resorts in Australia and New Zealand to be Prizes will be comprised of a 1 or 2 night stay, an entry to a local attraction in the vicinity of the individual hotels location, and a food and beverage credit to the promoted hotel. In addition, there will be two Rydges Hotels and Resorts Gift Cards to be won, with a combined total value of AUD $500.00. At the end of each Entry Period, the Promoter will judge each submission based on the criteria set out below. The Promoter will award prizes based on the quality of the entries submitted during that Entry Period. The total number of nights to be awarded will not exceed 28 nights. Prizes will be awarded in the form of a Promoter prize voucher. Full Terms & Conditions for prize vouchers can be found here.
  11. The total maximum value of all prizes is AUD $20,000 including GST.
  1. Prizes or any unused portion of a prize, are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash, unless otherwise All prizes must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if the winner is unable to use the prize as stated. No variations are permitted, and all prizes must be taken in its entirety. Any unused portion of any prize will be forfeited.
  2. The redemption of all accommodation vouchers are subject to availability at the relevant Promoter
  3. All prize winners must make their own way to and from their designated Promoter Hotel at their own
  4. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value, performance, or availability of any The Promoter reserves the right to amend or substitute the advertised prize for a prize of equivalent or greater retail value if, for any reason beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, the Promoter is not able to provide the prize-winner the advertised prize. Any incidental costs relating to the prize are the responsibility of the winner.
  5. As a condition of accepting any prize, all winners must sign any legal documentation as and, in the form, reasonably required by the Promoter, including but not limited to a legal release and indemnity form.
  6. Prize winners are responsible for all other expenses and incidentals incurred at the relevant Promoter Hotel, including meals, drinks, laundry charges, activities hotel car parking, other hotel incidentals, gratuities, service charges, travel insurance, optional activities or excursions, merchandise or any other costs of a related, ancillary or incidental nature and all other ancillary costs. Unless expressly stated in these Conditions of Entry all other travel and prize related expenses become the responsibility of the winner. A credit card imprint or cash deposit will be required from the winners at check-in to the Promoter Hotel for all incidental charges.
  7. If a winner wishes to extend their stay at the relevant Promoter Hotel, it’s at their own expense.
  1. If any prize winner selected is deemed not to comply with the Conditions of Entry, their entry will be declared invalid, and a new prize winner will be awarded by the Promoter.
  2. Each prize, or any unused portion of the prize, is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as In the case of the intervention of any outside act, circumstance or event outside the Promoter’s reasonable control which prevents or significantly hinders the Promoter’s ability to proceed with the Promotion or provide the prizes on any dates or in the manner described in these Conditions of Entry, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, pandemic, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel or reschedule the Promotion.
  3. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits, excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act (Cth), as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act (Cth) or similar consumer protection laws in the States and Territories of Australia or any statutory consumer guarantees as provided under consumer protection laws in New Zealand (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”). Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all indirect, special or consequential loss or damage arising in any way out of the Promotion.
  4. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or (f) use of a prize.
  5. The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by the user or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion, or for any technical error, or any combination thereof that may occur in the course of the administration of this Promotion including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line or telephone, mobile or satellite network failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of claims.
  6. Entrants agree that they are fully responsible for any materials they submit via the Promotion including but not limited to comments and any personal information (“Content”). The Promoter shall not be liable in any way for such Content to the full extent permitted by The Promoter may remove or decline to publish any Content without notice for any reason whatsoever. Entrants warrant and agree that:
    • they consent to any use of the Content which may otherwise infringe the Content creator’s/creators’ moral rights pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and warrant that they have the full authority to grant these rights; and
    • they will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others’ computer or communication systems.
  1. ThePromoter does not assume responsibility for and expressly excludes any liability in relation to:
    • any error, omission, interruption, or delay in the operation or transmission of any communication sent to (or by) the Promoter or any Entrant whether caused by problems with communication networks or lines, computer systems, software or internet service providers, congestion on any carrier network or otherwise; or
    • any technical difficulties with the entry mechanism and does not warrant that the entry mechanism will be available at all times; or
    • any theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of such communications; or
    • any problem with, or technical malfunction of, any computer system or other equipment used for the conduct of the Promotion;
    • any incorrect or incomplete information, which may be communicated in the course of the administering this Promotion; or
    • any government body order or restriction (for example, international or state border closures) which prevents or restricts a prize winner from being able to redeem their prize or stay at a Promoter Hotel.

CAUTION: Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, whether successful or not, the Promoter reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  1. Entry details remain the property of the Acceptance of a prize is deemed to be acceptance by the winner of these Conditions of Entry.
  2. All claims and any copyright subsisting in the claims become and remain the property of the The Promoter collects personal information about Entrants to include Entrants in the Promotion and where appropriate award any offer and/or prize, and Entrant acknowledges that such personal information may also be disclosed to relevant third parties for the specific purpose of administering the Promotion and providing the prizes. If the personal information requested is not provided, the Entrant may not participate in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, each Entrant also acknowledges that a further primary purpose for collection of Entrants’ personal information by the Promoter is to enable the Promoter to use the information to assist the Promoter in improving its goods and services and to contact Entrants in the future with information on special offers or provide Entrants with marketing materials via any medium including mail, telephone and commercial electronic messages (SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multimedia Message Service), IM (Instant Messaging) and email) or any other form of electronic, emerging, digital or conventional communications channel whether existing now or in the future. Personal information may also be accessed by the Promoter’s marketing and website service providers for the purpose of processing and conducting the Promotion and assisting with marketing communications. By entering the Promotion, each Entrant agrees that the Promoter may use Entrants’ personal information in this manner. Entrants can also request to gain access to, update or correct any personal information by contacting the Promoter at the address or phone number below. Entrants wishing to opt out of the Promoter’s marketing communications can also use the address or phone number below. All personal information will be stored at the office or in the electronic database of the Promoter. The Promoter collects, uses and handles the personal information of all Entrants in accordance with its Privacy Policy available at https://www.rydges.com/privacy-policy/.
  3. The laws of Australia apply to this promotion to the exclusion of any other law. Entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia. This promotion is void where prohibited.

The Promoter is Rydges Hotels Ltd (ABN 48 050 035 268) of 478 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia, phone number +61 2 9373 6600.

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