How to enter the prize competitions:

  1. Pick the Competition you want to enter.
  2. Choose how many numbers you would like in the draw.
  3. Answer our qualifying question.
  4. Complete payment.
  5. You will be emailed with conformation of payment and entry to the competition will be submitted assuming you answered the question correctly.

How the winner is decided and when the draws go live?

  • Once all entries are in and the draw is closed, all entries will be posted on our Facebook page and website within 48 hours. This will include your draw number beside your name which is what we will use in the LIVE draw to decide the winner.
  • This means you can watch the live draw with your corresponding number(s) in hand.
  • Googles random number generator will then be used to choose a winner, the name linking to the winning number chosen, will be the winner, this will be done LIVE on FACEBOOK.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE WON?

We will notify the winner via telephone or email within 7 days of the closing date of the competition. If you change any of your contact details prior to the closing date, you must inform us. We will try to contact you using the information you have supplied us with. If we cannot reach you within 14 days of the closing date we reserve the right to choose another winner and you will lose your right to claim the prize.

I HAVEN’T RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMING WHETHER I AM RIGHT OR WRONG.

If you haven’t received an email from us confirming your entry and whether you got the question right or wrong, please check your spam folder. If it is not in there, please email us at info@corecompetitions.ie.

 HOW LONG IS THE COMPETITION OPEN FOR?

The opening and closing date of the competitions are stated on the website. If we have to change either of these dates for any reason, we will update the website accordingly. We will only change the dates if we have to for reasons outside of our control.

 CAN ANYONE ENTER THE COMPETITION?

The competition is open to residents of the Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom only who are 18 years or older.

We do not except entries from anyone outside of these areas as the laws for running competitions vary.

Also, you cannot enter this competition if you are a relative of any of our suppliers.

 WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

The prizes are described fully on the website.

We reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of an equal or higher value if the prize is unavailable for any reason.

 CAN I SELL THE PRIZE IF I DON’T WANT IT?

If you are the winner, the prize will be yours. You can do whatever you wish with it, including selling it.

 HOW WILL YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA?

We need to use your data to administer the competition and award prizes. We do not use your data for any other purpose.

We do not share your data with any third parties unless this is necessary for administering the competition.

Full details of how we use your data are included in our Privacy Policy section.

If you are the winner, we may have to share your details with the Advertising Standards Authority to confirm that we have administered the competition and awarded the prizes fairly.

You have the right to opt out from us using your data at any time. However, if you do ask us to remove your details from our database prior to the closing date, you will be withdrawing from the competition. You will not be entitled to a refund of any entry fees you have paid.

 IF I WIN, DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN PROMOTIONAL EXERCISES?

No, this is not compulsory. However, with your permission, we would love to share your excitement on our website and social media pages.

Even if you do not want to participate in any promotional exercises, we may have to provide your details to the Advertising Standards Authority to prove we have administered the competition and awarded the prize fairly.

 WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET THE QUESTION WRONG?

Whilst this may be disappointing, you have to remember that this is a competition and we have deliberately made the question tough to comply with the law.

If you get the question wrong, you will not be entered into the draw so you will not have the chance to win the prize. You will not be entitled to a refund of your entry fees. If you want to, you can try again.

 CAN I TRY AGAIN?

You can enter the competition as many times as you wish. Your entries may be restricted if we reach the maximum number of entries.

Whilst this isn’t gambling, we still urge you to keep this fun and not spend more than you can afford.

 WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF WINNING?

The maximum number of entries is stated on each competition so your chances of winning will vary from competition to competition. As an example, if entries are capped at a maximum of 3000, this means that if you purchase 1 entry and get the answer correct, your chances of winning will be no worse than 1 in 3,000.

You can increase your chances of winning by purchasing more entries. For example, if you purchase 10 entries in the example above and you get the answer correct, your chances of winning will be no worse than 1 in 300.

We say “no worse than” because we expect a significant number of people to get the answer to the question wrong. We cannot predict how many this will be but say 500 people got the answer wrong and they each purchased 1 entry each. Your chances of winning with a single correct entry will now improve to 1 in 2,500.

 WHY IS THE QUESTION SO HARD?

This is not a lottery or a free prize draw. It is a prize competition and the law says that to be in with a chance of winning, you must demonstrate your skill, knowledge or judgement.

The law says that the question should be sufficiently difficult that a significant number of people either get the answer wrong or are put off entering. However, this means that the odds of winning are actually increased for those who get the answer correct.

 CAN I GET A REFUND OF MY ENTRY FEE?

We do not offer refunds of entry fees if you get the answer to the question wrong, or if you are disqualified from the competition for any reason.

 MY QUESTION HASN’T BEEN ANSWERED HERE

If you have any questions that have not been answered here, please email us at info@corecompetitions.ie and we will happily answer them for you.