Vodacom Blue Bulls RuggaChat competition

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd (“Vodacom”) is running the Vodacom Blue Bulls RuggaChat Competition (“the Competition”)on the Blue Bulls App. The Blue Bulls Stats App is available on Android and IOS App Stores.

All participants during the term of the Competition agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. 1.  The Competition is open to subscribers on any mobile network provider in South Africa and runs weekly from 08h00 on 01 August 2015 to 23h59 on 30 Sep 2015 (“end date)as per schedule below:


Start time:

Start date:

End date: until 23h59 on:


Week 1




 Vodacom Blue Bulls vs Qualifier

Week 2




 Vodacom Blue Bulls vs DHL Western Province

Week 3




 Vodacom Blue Bulls vs Toyota Cheetahs

Week 4


2 Sep-15


 Vodacom Blue Bulls vs Golden Lions

Week 5


9-Sep -15


 Vodacom Blue Bulls vs Eastern Province


 1.    Fifteen (15) lucky entrants each stand a chance of winning five (5) general access tickets to watch the games specified as per schedule above. (“the Event”).

 2.    Tickets do not include accommodation and/ or transport. Accommodation and transport will be for the winners’ own account.

 3.    To enter:

  i.         Download the Blue Bulls App for free from IOS and Android app stores

  ii.         Register your profile by providing your full name, mobile number, ID number and email

 iii.         Enter the “RuggaChat competition”

 iv.         Tick box to accept T&C’s

 v.         Click “Enter” to submit your entry. An on-screen confirmation message will appear to confirm successful entry.

 vi.         and win, participants have to be at least 18 years or older.

 vii.         Consumers who have downloaded the app and registered can enter the competition by following steps iii - vi

 4.    Only entries received during the weekly Competition period as stipulated in clause 1 above will qualify as potential winners.

 5.    The weekly winners  will be randomly selected after the end date of each weekly Competition stipulated in clause 1 above from a list of entrants who meet all the requirements stipulated in these Terms and Conditions  and will be notified within 2 (two) days after the end date.

 6.    Participants must reside in South Africa and be in possession of a valid South African identity document or permanent residence permit or temporary residence permit valid for a period exceeding 3 (three) months for the Republic of South Africa and valid at the end date of the Competition.

 7.    Participants are allowed to enter multiple times, but can only win once for the duration of the Competition.

 8.    All the information provided or related to this Competition shall be captured by a Vodacom approved third party service provider TeamTalk for the purpose of running the Competition only.

 9.    The winners must be able to identify themselves in a manner determined by Vodacom, as the qualifying entrants to the Competition and have to comply with the required validation procedure in order to claim the prizes.

 10.        There are no additional charges for participating in the Competition. Standard data costs apply as per the user’s Service Provider and existing price plan for data usage.

 11.         Data transfer speeds are not guaranteed and are dependent on network availability and utilisation.

 12.         The Competition is also subject to, and must be read in conjunction with, Vodacom’s existing terms and conditions applicable to its website and mobile site respectively:

 13.         Vodacom will share personal details of winners, such as name and contact number with a Vodacom approved agency (Openfield Marketing Johannesburg) to notify winners that they have won and you hereby agree to such disclosure as is necessary to effect the prize fulfillment.

 14.         Openfield Marketing Johannesburg will use reasonable efforts to contact the winners telephonically on the contact details provided by the participants to participate in the Competition.

 15.         The winners will be contacted during normal working hours, between 8 (eight) in the morning and 5 (five) in the afternoon.

 16.         Openfield Johannesburg Marketing shall attempt to contact the winners for a period of 1 (one) normal working week day after their names have been drawn and verified as winners.

 17.         Should a participant not be available on the contact number provided during the timeframe stipulated above or rejects, forfeits or declines acceptance of the prize, that person's right to the prize will be deemed to have been waived and the prize will be forfeited. Vodacom reserves the right to then award the prize to the next randomly drawn participant.

 18.         In the event that the user of the mobile phone (i.e. the participant in the Competition) is not the person that is responsible for payment of the participating mobile phone account/ charges, then the prize will be awarded to the person that is responsible for payment of the participating mobile phone account/ charges.

 19.         Only entrants who are using SIM cards that have been RICA registered are eligible to win the Competition. Each owner of a SIM card(s) is responsible to comply with South African law by RICA registering their SIM cards.

 20.         Each winner must be able to identify themselves in a manner determined by Vodacom as the entrant of the Competition and have to comply with the required validation procedure (determined by Vodacom) in order to claim the prize.

 21.         Vodacom reserves the right to withhold any prize until it is satisfied that the claim by the winner is valid.

 22.         The winners’ name and location may be displayed on the Blue Bulls App and Blue Bulls social media pages

 23.         Vodacom shall request the winners’ consent in writing to their image and/or likeness being used and published by Vodacom in connection with the Competition for a period of 12 (twelve) months after they have been  announced as  winners. The winners may decline the use of their image and/or likeness by Vodacom.

 24.         No prize is transferable or exchangeable and may not be redeemed for cash.

 25.         The duration of the Competition may be extended or curtailed at the discretion of Vodacom.

 26.         The prize will only be delivered to physical addresses and will not be sent to postal addresses.

 27.          All risks and ownership of the prizes shall pass to the winners on transfer/delivery thereof and hence all of Vodacom’s obligations in regard to the Competition as well as in regard to the prizes shall terminate. Winners will be advised on arrangements in respect of delivery when they are notified that they have won.

 28.         Notwithstanding the fact that the prizes vest on the winners immediately upon the determination of the results, prizes that remain unclaimed/ undeliverable after three (3) months of the end date or no effort is made on the part of the winners to claim the prizes despite having been advised of the results of the Competition will be forfeited. Vodacom then reserves the right to award the prize to the next qualifying winner.

 29.         If the winner cannot accept the prize or for any reason whatsoever, the prize will be awarded to the next selected entrant.

 30.         Vodacom shall not be liable for any costs incurred by the winners for entering the Competition or claiming the prize. 

 31.         The judges’ decision on any aspect of the Competition including the allocation of the prize will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

 32.         In the event of a dispute in regard to any aspect of the Competition and/or the Terms and Conditions, Vodacom’s decision will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

 33.         Vodacom may refuse to award a prize if entry procedures or these Terms and Conditions have not been adhered to or if it detects any irregularities or fraudulent practices. Vodacom is entitled in its entire discretion to reject any participant for any reason and will not be obliged to notify participants that they are rejected. 

 34.         User data collected via the Competition will not be used for any other purpose than for the execution of the Competition only.

 35.         User data collected via the entry for this Competition will be stored for as long as it is legally required to and in accordance with Vodacom’s Privacy Policy: Policy   If there is no legal requirement, the collected information will only be stored for as long as it is needed.

 36.         In order to effect arrangements required for the prize fulfilment in terms of this Competition, Vodacom shall provide the winners’ personal information, such as name, contact number and  physical address to a Vodacom approved third party  (Ram Hand to Hand Couriers)  for prize distribution and you hereby agree to such disclosure as is necessary to effect the prize fulfilment.

 37.         Neither Vodacom or any other person or party associated with the Competition, their associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors and any of its personnel involved in the Competition, shall be liable whatsoever for any loss or damage incurred or suffered (including but not limited to direct or indirect or consequential loss), death or personal injury suffered or sustained arising from either participation in the Competition or from claiming the prize.

 38.         In addition, neither Vodacom nor its agents shall be responsible for any loss or misdirected entries, including entries that were not received due to any failure of hardware, software, or other computer or technical systems.

 39.        Employees, directors and agents of Vodacom, their immediate families, life partners, business partners and associates and any person directly involved with the devising, producing, managing or marketing this Competition are not eligible to participate and win in this Competition.

 40.        If Vodacom is required by law to alter or cancel any aspect of the Competition or to terminate it as a result of changes in legislation, or for any reason whatsoever, it will have the right to terminate the Competition being offered, with immediate effect and without notice. In such event all entrants hereby waive any rights which they may have against Vodacom and its associated companies, agents, contractors and/or sponsors.


 41.        All information relating to the Competition which is published on any marketing material will form part of these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any conflict between such marketing material and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.