The Emotional Tax Return Competition

Competition terms and conditions

  1. This competition (Competition) is run on behalf of Xero Limited (Xero us, we, or our), and is open from 12:01am on 7 June 2021 to 11:59pm on 16 July 2021 AEST (Melbourne time) (the Competition Period).  Xero may extend, cancel or amend this Competition and/or review and update these terms and conditions (Terms) on its website at any time, at its sole discretion. By entering the Competition, an entrant (Entrant, you or your) agrees to be bound by the Terms.

  2.  To be eligible to enter the Competition, Entrants must be:

     a. A resident of Australia prior to, and for the duration of, the Competition Period;
     b. Over the age of 18 years old;  and
     c. An owner of a small business (being a business with (i) an annual turnover of less than $10 million and (ii) less than 20 employees) with a registered Australian Business Number (ABN) which can be located on the Australian Business Register (ABR) and (ii) turnover of (Eligible Entrant). 

  3. Xero employees, directors and their immediate family (including partners and spouses) are not eligible to enter the Competition.

  4. In order to enter the Competition, an Entrant must submit:

    a. a response via xero.com/emotionaltaxreturn site to the following question [In 75 words or less, describe an emotional expense related to running your small business, telling us what you would like to claim and why? (the Competition Question), during the Competition Period; 
    b. their name and contact details (including their phone number, email address and address); and
    c. the ABN of their small business. 

  5. Each response to the Competition Question (Response) must be submitted in good faith and based on real life experiences of the Entrant. Any Response that is not based on real life experiences of the Entrant will not be eligible.

  6. There is a limit of one (1) entry per Entrant. Any duplicate entries or entries received after the expiry of the Competition Period will be void.  No purchase or payment of any kind is required to enter the Competition.

  7. Eligible Entrants will have a chance to win one of the following prizes:

     a. 1 of 10 prizes up to the value of $500;
     b. 1 of 10 prizes up to the value of $1000;
     c. 1 of 5 prizes up to the value of $3000; or
     d. 1 of 4 prizes up to the value of $5,000,
    (together, the Prizes and each a Prize). 

  8. The Competition process and selection of winners from the Eligible Entrants (Winners) will be overseen and managed by judges from Clemenger BBDO (Melbourne) Pty Ltd (Clemenger).  Being a customer of Xero will not increase your chances of winning.  For the purpose of determining each Winner, Clemenger will evaluate each Response according to its creativity, originality, and alignment to the Competition Question (each criterion weighted equally). The Responses provided by the Winners will be ranked from 1 to 29 according to the criteria described above (ranking 1 being the best Response). The Winners ranked:

     a. from 1 - 4 will be awarded one of the Prizes described in 7(d) of the Terms;
     b. from 5 - 9 will be awarded one of the Prizes described in 7(c) of the Terms;
     c. from 10 - 19 will be awarded one of the Prizes described in 7(b) of the Terms; and
     d. from 20 - 29 will be awarded one of the Prizes described in 7(a) of the Terms.

  9. There is a limit of one (1) Prize per Eligible Entrant. The Winners will be notified by email within 10 days of the Competition Period ending and will be provided with details of their Prize and how the Prize will be made available to them. If a Winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 7 days from the date on which they are first notified by email or phone, Xero reserves the right to withdraw the Prize (in which case the Winner will be deemed to have forfeited the Prize) and another Winner shall be selected having regard to the criteria set out above.  Xero may also publish the Winners’ names on its website. To the extent possible, Xero will arrange for the Prizes to be delivered to the Winners.

  10. Xero’s decisions on all matters relating to this Competition (including but not limited to selection of the Winners by Clemenger, awarding of the Prizes, the nature of the Prize and the operation of the Competition) will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding any such matters.

  11. Xero does not warrant that the Prize will:

     a. meet the Winner’s requirements;
     b. relate to the Winner’s Response; or
     c. that it will be suitable for any particular purpose. To avoid doubt, all implied conditions or warranties are excluded so far as is permitted by law, including (without limitation) warranties of merchantability and fitness for purpose.

  12. Prizes are not transferable, for sale, re-sale or auction and cannot be taken as cash. No Prize substitutions, except by Xero, who reserves the right to substitute a Prize with another Prize of comparable value for any reason as determined by Xero in its sole discretion. 

  13. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Xero, Clemenger, each of their affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents, including without limitation any judges of the Competition (together, the Released Parties) shall not be liable in any way (including, without limitation, in negligence), for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including, without limitation, direct, indirect or consequential loss) or for any loss or damage or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the Competition, or acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of any Prize, and you hereby release the Released Parties from any claims or damages arising out of or in connection to your participation and/or entry in the Competition and/or your receipt, acceptance, possession or use or misuse of any Prize awarded in this Competition.

  14. By entering the Competition, you:

     a. Agree to participate in any publicity related to the Prize and the Competition;
     b. Consent to Xero, its subsidiaries or affiliates using your name, image, business name, brand and photographs for any publicity associated with the Competition for an unlimited period of time; and
     c. Grant Xero, its affiliates and sub-licensees a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and sub-licensable licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display your Response for any purpose, including future promotional, marketing or publicity purposes, in any media, without compensation, restriction on use, attribution or liability,
     d. In each case, without payment, remuneration or compensation being due to you. 

  15. By participating in the Competition and by submitting your contact details, each Eligible Entrant consents to receive the latest news, special offers, promotions and information from Xero by email, TXT or other channels from time to time.  If at any stage you do not want to receive this information then please let Xero know, or use the ‘unsubscribe’ feature on communications Xero sends you. 

  16. You Entrant warrants and agrees that:

     a. you will not submit a Response that is untruthful, unlawful or fraudulent;
     b. you will not tamper or attempt to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Competition, including but not limited to, submitting multiple Responses;
     c. the Response is your original artistic work that does not infringe any rights of any third party, including, but not limited to rights in copyright, intellectual property or privacy;
     d. the Response will be based on your real life experiences;
     e. the Response must be in “good taste” and in keeping with Xero’s brand image and must not be explicit or offensive, as determined by Xero, in its sole and absolute discretion;
     f. the Response must not contain viruses, worms, or other interfering computer programming or cause injury or harm to any person or entity;
     g. you will indemnify Xero for any breach of the Terms. 

  17. By entering the Competition and submitting your contact details and ABN, you agree to the Terms. By entering the Competition, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by Xero and Clemenger solely for the purposes of administering the Competition.  You acknowledge and agree that your response and  any personal information collected from you will be used by Xero in accordance with Xero’s Privacy Policy. A copy of these Terms are available on request.

  18. If there’s any part or provision of these Terms that is declared illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then the remainder of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. All dollar amounts expressed in the Terms are in Australian dollars. 

  19. The Competition and the Terms are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia.