FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Quaker 'Show us your oats' promotion?
It is a promotion which encourages you to share a picture of your most inspirational bowl of porridge or overnight oats for a chance to win £10,000 (or euro equivalent) every week.
Who are the judges and what are the judging criteria?
Competition: All valid entries (subject to moderation) from each week will be judged by independent judge, PromoVeritas, 10 days after the end of each week. Judging criteria - images submitted should: - Be practical to make - Display a balanced range of toppings - Display a balanced range of flavours; - Be visually appealing Each of the four categories counts for 25% of the final score of an image. All valid entries (subject to moderation) from each week will be judged by independent judge, PromoVeritas and then the entries with the highest scores will  be reviewed by a separate expert panel of judges (which shall include at least one independent judge).
How many prizes are available to be won?
There is 1 weekly prize to be won of £10,000 or its euro equivalent every promotional week.

For entries received between March 12th and June 12th, there will be one prize draw prize of £1,000.
How will I know if I have won?
Winners will be contacted via the email address provided upon entry, a message under their original entry on Facebook or via a direct message on Instagram (depending on the method on entry) within 5 working days of the date of judging or prize draw and will be required to respond to confirm eligibility plus acceptance of the prize within 7 days of initial contact. In the event a winner does not respond to communications within 7 days of initial contact, the promoter reserves the right to disqualify that winner and allocate that prize to an alternative winner selected in the same manner.
How will I receive my prize?
The prize will be sent via bank transfer.
What happens if I don't have a bank account?
In the scenario of a winner not having a bank account we can provide them with a pre-paid MasterCard with £10,000 (or euro equivalent).
What packs are valid for the promotion?
Below is a list of participating Quaker Products:

Traditional
Quaker Oats
Quaker Jumbo Oats

Oat So Simple Sachets
Oat So Simple Variety Pack
Oat So Simple Strawberry, Raspberry, Cranberry
Oat So Simple Raspberry & Pomegranate
Oat So Simple Strawberry Jam
Oat So Simple Maple & Pecan
Oat So Simple Honey & Vanilla
Oat So Simple Coconut
Oat So Simple Golden Syrup
Oat So Simple Original
Oat So Simple Sultana, Raisin, Cranberry and Apple
Oat So Simple Sweet Cinnamon
Oat So Simple Apple & Blueberry
Oat So Simple Golden Syrup 50% free
Oat So Simple Original 50% free

Oat So Simple Heaps of Fruit
Oat So Simple Heaps of Fruit: Apple & Cherry
Oat So Simple Heaps of Fruit: Banana & Strawberry
Oat So Simple Heaps of Fruit: Blueberry & Banana
Oat So Simple Heaps of Fruit: Summer Berries

Oat So Simple Big Bowl
Oat So Simple Big Bowl Original
Oat So Simple Big Bowl Golden Syrup
Oat So Simple Apple & Blueberry

Oat So Simple Protein
Oat So Simple Protein Original
Oat So Simple Protein Cinnamon

Gluten Free
Gluten Free Original

Oat So Simple Cuppa Porridge
Oat So Simple Cuppa Porridge Golden Syrup
Oat So Simple Cuppa Porridge Original

Pots
Protein Original
Protein Golden Syrup
Heaps of Fruit: Banana & Strawberry
Heaps of Fruit: Summer Berries
Golden Syrup
Original
Apple & Blueberry
Sweet Cinnamon
Strawberry Jam
Caramel
Strawberry, Raspberry, Cranberry
Honey & Vanilla

Super Fruits
Super Fruits Blueberry, Cranberry, Guava
Super Fruits Raspberry, Apple & Acai

Super Grains
Super Grains Original
Super Grains Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin
Super Grains Trads Originals
Super Grains Trads Blueberry & Cranberry
Which retailers are involved in the promotion?
Promotional packs should be widely available in all retailers which typically stock Quaker products.
How does the promotion entry mechanic work?
To Enter: purchase a participating Quaker Oats product then either: a) Go to www.quaker.co.uk/showusyouroats, fill in the entry form with your full name and email address, then upload a photo of your inspirational bowl of porridge or Overnight Oats. OR b) Log onto your Facebook account (or create one for free), then comment underneath Quaker’s Facebook pinned promotional post with your photo of your inspirational bowl of porridge or Overnight Oats with the hashtag #ShowUsYourOats to be entered into the Promotion.  OR c) Log onto your Instagram account (or create one for free) and upload your photo of your inspirational bowl of porridge or Overnight Oats with the hashtag #ShowUsYourOats to be entered into the Promotion.
Do I definitely need to buy a pack to enter?
Yes, purchase of a pack is necessary. We may ask you for proof of purchase in case you win so you must keep your pack.
How many times can I enter and how many times can I win?
Maximum 5 entries per person per day; each entry must be unique. Bulk entries will result in the entrant being disqualified. Entrants must not upload images which have been previously published in any medium whatsoever, or been entered into or won an award or prize via any promotion or competition of any nature.
How long does the promotion last for?
The competition lasts for 10 weeks. It starts on 01.01.18 and you can enter until 11.03.18 and the prize draw lasts for 13 weeks which starts on 12.03.18  until 12.06.18.
I have missed the closing date but still have a promotional pack. Can I use it?
Unfortunately if you have missed the closing date then you can no longer enter the main promotion. However, we do have a prize draw if you have missed the promotional closing date but still have un-entered packs. This will be live for any entries between 00.01 on 12.3.17 and 23.59 on 12.6.17. Entries during this wrap up period will go in to a prize draw to win a prize of £1,000 (or euro equivalent).
How old do I have to be to enter?
You must be 18 years old or over to enter.
I don't live in the UK / ROI. Can I still enter?
No, as stipulated in our T's and C's, you can only enter the draw if you are resident in UK or ROI and Channel Islands.
Are there any restrictions to me entering?
This promotion is open to residents of UK, ROI and Channel Island aged 18 or over, excluding employees of the promoter, their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent and/or "step") and those living in the same households for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the promotion, agents or anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.
I don't have access to the internet, it's unfair that I can't enter.
Given the scale of this promotion we need people to enter online in order to ensure all entries are managed fairly. There is now good access to the internet and it can be accessed for free in public places such as libraries.
Will I be charged for entering?
No, there are no additional charges, other than any you may incur using data associated with your mobile phone or Internet provider.
What will the information I have submitted be used for?
Your information will be used to send you a confirmation message if you are a winner and to check how many times you have entered per day. By submitting the image, you are agreeing to grant the promoter permission to use the image, however we will contact you again should we wish to use your image.
What are you doing to prevent consumers entering fraudulently?
We take fraudulent entry very seriously and implement processes and checks to ensure that everyone has a fair chance of winning. This includes checking uniqueness of registration details on entry and a thorough manual check of winners after they are selected to identify individuals who may not comply with the terms and conditions.
Do I need to download and install any additional software to enter the promotion?
No.
I've won, but I was not available to respond to your winner notification messages in time / your emails went in to my junk folder and I've only just found them. Can I still redeem my prize?
If a winner does not respond to communications within the 7 days of initial contact, we reserve the right to disqualify that winner and allocate that prize to an alternate winner selected in the same manner.
I've won a weekly prize - when will my prize arrive?
We will endeavour to get the prize transferred to you as soon as we can however please allow 28 days from receiving your winning notification.
When entering via Facebook or Instagram, if I post my entry and do not include the #ShowUsYourOats, can I edit my post to include this? If I do, will this then be valid or will I need to delete the original post and re-enter?
As long as the post is edited before midnight on the same day, this is fine. Otherwise, we would suggest deleting the post and re-uploading it with the hashtag.
Is the ShowUsYourOats hashtag case sensitive?
No, it is not case sensitive. For example all of the following would be valid and would enter you in to the prize draw - #SHOWUSYOUROATS, #ShowUsYourOats, #showusyouroats.