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Christmas Shout-out 2017 LinkedIn Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

About this Competition

This Prize Draw is promoted by British Gas Trading Limited (who we’ll refer to as ‘us’, ‘we’ and ‘our’ in these terms and conditions). 

It’s open to residents of Great Britain aged 18 and over. We might have to ask you for proof of your name, age and address if you enter.

The Prize Draw will run separately over three weeks.

Week 1: Prize Draw opens at 2:00pm (UK time) on Friday 8th December 2017 and closes at 1:00pm (UK time) on Tuesday 12th December 2017.

Week 2: Prize Draw opens at 10:00 am (UK time) on Wednesday 13th December 2017 and closes 1:00 pm (UK time) on Friday 15th December 2017.

Week 3: Prize Draw opens at 1:00 pm (UK time) on Tuesday 19th December 2017 and closes 1:00 pm (UK time) on Thursday 21st December 2017.

We can suspend, end or cancel any of the Prize Draws at any time.


Entering the draw

To enter, reply to the British Gas LinkedIn post (highlighted below) tagging the individual you would like to nominate, and including the reason you’ve tagged that person as [Top Colleague] [Best Boss] or as the person [working over Christmas]. 

Week 1: Spread some Christmas cheer and let one of your teammates know why they’ve been a pleasure to work with this year. Tag your top colleague in the comments below, and let us know what makes them so special. We’ll then send one lucky nominee a fabulous festive hamper!

Week 2: ‘Tis the season of Goodwill. Tag your best boss in the comments below, and tell us why they’ve been great to work for. One of your marvellous managers will then be selected at random to win a Christmas hamper. Get tagging! 

Week 3:  As we start to wind down for Christmas it’s time to shout out those festive heroes who won’t be getting any time off. Tag someone below and let us know how they’ll be working hard over the Christmas period. We’ll then treat one winter worker to a festive hamper!

You need to use your own LinkedIn account, not that of anyone else (sign up for free at if you don’t have one).  We can’t accept responsibility for any technical failures (for example, problems with networks, computers, hardware or software) that might affect or delay your entry.

You can only enter the Prize Draw once, and you can’t enter through agents or third parties.

We’ll disqualify anyone we suspect of any kind of cheating, deception, or fraud, even if they enter via a third party. This includes any kind of manipulation whatsoever. If we don’t enforce this, it doesn’t mean we’ve given up the right to do so.


What you’re agreeing to if you enter

By entering, you’re agreeing to these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change them at any time. You’re also agreeing to LinkedIn’s terms, which you can find at 

LinkedIn is not associated with this Prize Draw in any way, and they don’t sponsor, endorse or administer it. By entering, you agree that LinkedIn has no responsibility for this Prize Draw and you completely release them from any liability resulting from it.


The prize

The prize is 1 x hamper each week containing; 1 x Cambrook Brilliantly Caramelised Sesame Peanuts, 1 x The Gourmet Pizza Company Christmas Chocolate Pizza, 1 x Albert Premier Belgian Chocolate Milk Chocolate Coins, 1 x Gold Crown Bakeries Ltd Christmas Pudding, 1 x Mini Iced Top Fruit Cake, 1 x Thomas Tucker Salted Caramel & Vanilla Popcorn, 1 x Picos Artesanos Traditional Mini Breadsticks with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and 1 x Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company Ltd Christmas Ground Coffee.


The winners

We will contact the winners via LinkedIn within 48 hours of choosing them. We won’t get in touch with people who haven’t won.

Winners can’t transfer their prize to someone else, or exchange it for something else, or cash.

Winners will be drawn by a random computer selection.


Delivering the prizes

Delivery is included in the prize. Once we have the winners’ contact details, we’ll deliver the prizes within 28 days.

If we can’t get hold of the winners via LinkedIn, or they don’t confirm their address within 48 hours of us telling them they’ve won, we’ll give the prizes to the next person selected at random.


How we’ll use your information

We can publish the names of the entrant and/or each winner, and the county they live in, on the British Gas LinkedIn page.

When you tag someone in the post, you’re confirming that you’ve given them the information in this policy, and that they’ve agreed for us to use their information in the way we describe here.

If you enter, we’ll only use your personal details for the purposes of running this competition. 

You’ll only be giving your personal information to us (and, if necessary, people working on our behalf) and not to LinkedIn.


Legal disclaimers

We won’t be liable for any damage, loss, liability or injury (except personal injury or death caused by our negligence) as a result of this competition.

This competition, and any dispute or claim that might arise from it, is governed by English law. If you enter, you agree that the courts of England and Wales have the power to settle any dispute or claim resulting from or related to it.

This Prize Draw is promoted by British Gas Trading Limited of Millstream, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5GD. We’re registered in England and Wales under company number 3078711.


British Gas is Britain’s leading energy and services company, serving more than 10 million homes and over 400,000 businesses across the country. More than 8,000 highly-trained engineers guarantee the highest quality of service for our residential and business customers. We also provide a range of innovative offers and services including connected home Hive™ products, smart meters, and the online tradesman service, Local Heroes.

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