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Each week there are brand new prizes to be won so make sure you place your picks every week!
Yes, it is completely free. You do not need to buy any products or pay anything to sign up and play.
Pick a winner: For each match, if you correctly pick the winning team, you will receive 5 points.
Pick a draw: If you correctly pick a draw you will receive 25 points.
A draw is worth 25 points. Match results are determined by the score after 80 minutes (or thereabouts) of play. If extra time is added to get a result (such as in the Final), the score at 80 minutes will determine points and rankings for the Round.
Sharing results: Each week you can share your results to Facebook from the previous week via the share link on the Game Page. Each week that you do this you will receive 2 points added to your current week points tally.
Sharing your picks: You can also share your picks to Facebook for the current week via the share link on the Game Page. Each week you do this you will receive 2 points added to your current week points tally.
You can only get the extra points for each of the above shares one time per week. So, if you share your results and picks each week you will receive 4 bonus points. Sharing the same results and picks multiple times will not give you any more than 4 bonus points.
Please refer to the terms and conditions for full details.
If a Match in a given round is cancelled, abandoned, not completed or not played for any reason or the result is not officially declared within three days of the date the Match was originally scheduled to be played, it is treated as a win for both teams competing in that Match. You’ll receive the full points for a win. If you selected a draw, it will be treated as five points.
To view a list of prizes for each round, go to the prizes page (www.puntforprizes.co.nz/winners-prizes )
Weekly winners: Every week your score will determined by rank for that week only (not a cumulative total score of all your points for the competition to date). The highest score has the highest rank. If there are multiple participants with equal top ranking and not enough prizes for each, PlaceMakers will conduct a random draw from all of those top ranked participants. If there are more prizes than participants at the top, the next highest scoring participant(s) also receives a prize and so on, until all prizes for the Round have been awarded.
Branch winners: The Branch winner has the highest score in each branch at the end of the season. If there are multiple Branch prizes for any one round, the same process as outlined above in Weekly winners will determine who will receive the prizes.
Staff and Supplier winners: The Staff and Supplier winner has the highest total score out of all Staff and Supplier participants.
All winners will receive an email on the Tuesday following the round in which they won a prize. This email will tell you what your prize is and how to claim it. You can also visit the winners page on the website.
If you’re not able to claim your price for whatever reason, or the prize is unable to be allocated, within three months, the prize will be forfeited.
The grand prize (trip to the 2019 Japan World Cup Final) will be given away at the conclusion of the 2017 Super Rugby Final. For every point that a participant scores, this will give them one entry into the draw for the grand prize. So, if a participant scores 50 points over the course of the competition, he/she will have 50 entries into the draw.
This means that anyone who scores a point has a chance of winning the Grand Prize, but those with more points will have a higher chance of winning.
You can register at any time between 9am Monday 6th February 2017 and the Final to be played on Saturday 5 August 2017.
Obviously, the sooner you signup, the more points and prizes you can earn and enter draws for.
The promotion runs for the entire Super Rugby season scheduled to be played from Thursday 23 February 2017 to Saturday 5 August 2017. It compromises 22 rounds, including the Lions Tour, with a variety of 1 to 9 matches per round.
Yes. Use your smartphones web browser to navigate to www.puntforprizes.co.nz and register your information as per the instructions above.
It is possible to register without having a mobile device. The website is also available on your computer or tablet at www.puntforprizes.co.nz
For each round, you need to submit your picks for that round all at the same time. You can only place picks for a round after midnight on the Monday prior to the games in that week (i.e. the beginning of the week that the round is played). The only exception to this is during the British and Irish Lions tour.
The competition kicks off on 22nd February, just in time for the first Super Rugby game on 23rd February. Following the first week, on the Monday at the beginning of each Super Rugby round, the matches for that round/week will become available for you to place your picks. You must be registered and logged in with your profile to place your picks and see your results. To place your picks visit the Game Page (www.puntforprizes.co.nz/game-page ).
Please note that when you place your picks for a round, you must place and confirm all the picks for that round at the same time.
If there is no pick submitted for a match prior to kickoff you will receive no points for that match.
You can place your picks right up until kickoff. After this point the website will not allow you to place picks for that game, but you can still place picks for other games in the current round that are yet to kickoff. Make sure that you submit all picks for the round at once because you cannot change or make new picks for Round once submitted.
Yes. You need to place all picks for a Round at the same time. You cannot place picks for only some of the matches within a Round.
No. Once you’ve confirmed your picks for a specific round you cannot change or edit your pick.
No. Once you’ve signed up you cannot change the team you back, or any other details that you provided upon signup. Because of this, please ensure that you double check your details are correct prior to submitting the sign up form.
During the Four Nations tour, Round 16 will be combined into a ‘super 3 week round’. Picks for this round opens Monday 5th June, with the first match played Wednesday 7th June. There are 6 games over this period, featuring the NZ Super teams versus the touring Four Nations team and just the one Super Rugby fixture – Hurricanes vs Chiefs. Pick all 6 correctly and go in the draw to win a trip to the NZ vs Aus game in Sydney on 19 August 2017!
No. You do not need to hold a PlaceMakers Know How card in order to play.
No. No person under 18 years of age is eligible to receive a prize. By signing up and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming that you are 18 years of age or older.
Yes. PlaceMakers staff and suppliers can sign up and play, but will not be eligible for prizes from the main prize pool. There is a separate prize pool for staff and suppliers. See Terms and Conditions for more info.
If you are still having difficulties after reading these FAQ’s, you can call our competition hotline on 0800 99 22 44 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Most players will use their own email address to sign up. If you don’t have one you could use a friends or family members email address (with their permission of course). However, this will mean that they can’t use this email address to sign up as each participant must use a different email address.