Full Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering this prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions governing this promotion and by any other requirements set out in related promotional materials.
  2. Entry is open to UK residents only aged 18 and over with the exception of employees of the Promoter or anyone else associated with the administration of this promotion.
  3. The promotion will begin at 00:01 on 24th October 2019 and close at 23:59 on 11th November 2019 (“Promotion Period”).
  4. Only one entry per person during the Promotion Period.
  5. No entries from agents, third parties or organised groups will be accepted. No bulk entries.
  6. To enter: go to https://www.thorntons.co.uk/content/cheeky-elf.html and complete the competition entry form and submit a 30 second audition video for why you think you have the Elf Factor and should become the Thorntons Elf (Executive Leader of Fun) during the Promotion Period.
  7. No purchase necessary.
  8. Internet access is required to enter online.
  9. Prize: The winner will become the Thorntons Elf and will win a family holiday (2 adults and 2 children aged under 18) to Disneyland Paris, worth upto £5,000 and a £2,500 budget to spread the Christmas Joy in their local area. The family holiday includes:
    1. Return flights from any UK airport to Paris;
    2. Return private transfers from the airport in Paris to Disneyland;
    3. 3 night’s accommodation in a hotel in Paris, staying in a family room or two double rooms (subject to availability);
    4. Breakfast for each during their stay at the hotel; and
    5. £1,000 spending money.
  10. Thorntons Elf Conditions:
    1. Be the face of promotional material to raise awareness of the event
    2. Be available for media interviews to promote the event
    3. Attend the event in person
    4. Provide up to five hours of your time (outside of any media interviews) to organise the event with the promoter’s agency
  11. Family Holiday Prize Conditions:
    1. The family holiday must be taken between 31st December 2019 and 31st December 2020;
    2. All elements of the prize package must be taken as part of the same trip;
    3. The winner must be over 18;
    4. The winner and their guests will need valid passports and visas for the location of the family holiday;
    5. If a booking is cancelled by the winner, no alternative dates will be issued and for the avoidance of doubt, no compensation and/or refund will be provided; and
    6. The Prize does not include additional activities or additional nights and services, or any other costs of a personal nature that are not explicitly set out in these terms and conditions or confirmed when the winner is notified and neither the Promoter nor any provider of any part of the prize will be responsible for any such costs.
  12. Spreading the Christmas Joy Budget Prize Conditions:
    1. You will be given a budget of £2,500 and will need to work with the promoter’s agency spread the joy with your local area through one of the following ways:
      1. Decorate a local community space;
      2. Arrange a toy bank donation; or
      3. Host a carol singing concert and screening of a Christmas film.
    2. The agency will then work with you to bring this to life.
    3. The money must benefit your local area and not be for your sole benefit.
    4. The event must take place week commencing 2nd December 2019.
  13. The judging panel will select 10 finalists who will be invited to come to an audition day on 16th November in central London. These 10 finalists will be notified by 22:00 on 12th November 2019, Judges will be looking for enthusiasm, comedy value, inventiveness and overall the right personality fit for the role. The winner will then be selected by a judging panel made of up employees of the Promoter and their agency.
  14. Proof of identity may be required before the prize is awarded to the winner.
  15. The Promoter’s decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise.
  17. All winners must, at the Promoter’s request, participate in reasonable promotional activity (such as publicity and photography) surrounding the winning of the prize, free of charge, and they consent to the Promoter using their name and images in promotional material.
  18. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this promotion or accepting or using the prize (including to any guests), except for any liability which cannot
  19. excluded by law (including personal injury, death and fraud) in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.
  20. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash or any other form of compensation, this also includes the selling of prizes to third parties. In the event for any reason the prize winners do not take an element of the prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter, then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winners and neither cash nor any other form of compensation will be supplied in lieu of that element of the prize. If for any reason a prize is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute another prize for it, in its sole discretion, of equal or higher value.
  21. If for any reason any aspect of this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion, or invalidate any affected entries.
  22. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the promotion or accepting the prize. The Promoter further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with this promotion.
  23. The Promoter reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this promotion with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters under its control is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  24. If a winning entry from a draw is deemed not to comply with these conditions of entry, the entry will be discarded and a new winner of the prize will be randomly selected.
  25. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the names and counties of residence of the winner(s).
  26. These terms and conditions are governed by English Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
  27. The names of the winners may be obtained by writing to Thorntons Contact Center, Thorntons Park, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4XJ up to one month after the Closing Date, if the winners have given their consent for the Promoter to be able to share such information.
  28. These terms and conditions are governed by English Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
  29. If you would like a written copy of these full Terms and Conditions, please write to: Thorntons Christmas Competition, Thorntons Contact Center, Thorntons Park, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4XJ
  30. By entering this Promotion you give the Promoter and its agencies your consent to process your personal data for the purpose of conducting this promotion only. The Promoter may disclose winners’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this promotion, fulfilling the prize or communicating with entrants. Any personal data the Promoter or its agencies obtains in relation to the entrants of the Promotion, shall only be kept for a period of three months following the end of the Promotion, following this time it shall be deleted or destroyed. Any personal data relating to the winner shall only be kept for a period of 18 months following the end of the Promotion for fulfilment of the prize, after which time it shall be deleted or destroyed
  31. The Promoter is bound by the Data Protection Acts (1984 and 1998) and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. Entrants can request access to the personal information the Promoter holds about them by contacting Thorntons Contact Center, Thorntons Park, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4XJ. For further information about the Promoter’s privacy policy please visit www.thorntons.co.uk.
  32. Data Controller: Thorntons Limited, 889 Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0HE.
  33. Promoter: Thorntons Limited, 889 Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0HE.