Competition Details

Win an incredible trip worth up to £1000, for anywhere in the UK!

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Category: UK Breaks
Enter: Online
Expires: 30th March 2020

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Competition Description

Pack the best bits of a gap year into just a few days, right here in the UK. Whether it’s reconnecting with nature, learning new skills, going on a cultural adventure or giving back, create your perfect microgap and enter the competition

Competition Terms and Conditions

y entering the Prize Draw, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”). Promotional materials relating to the Prize Draw, including all information on how to enter the Prize Draw, also form part of these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotion materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.

The promoter of this Prize Draw is Expedia, Inc., 1111 Expedia Group Way W., Seattle, WA 98119 USA (“Expedia”).
Participants must be at least 18 years old and legally resident within the United Kingdom. Employees and agents of Expedia or any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies and their immediate families and members of their households, and anyone otherwise connected with operation or fulfilment of the Prize Draw are not eligible to take part. Expedia reserves the right to require participants to prove that they are eligible to enter the Prize Draw. If the winner is found to be ineligible, Expedia reserves the right to award the prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.
The Prize Draw commences at 9:01 am UK time on 10 February 2020 and all entries must be received by 11:59 pm UK time on the closing date of 30 March 2020.
Entry to the Prize Draw is free; no purchase is necessary. To enter the Prize Draw, participants must click on the Prize Draw button on the microgapbackpack platform, which can be found on the following website: Participants must include name and email address onto the relevant section of the Website. Entries submitted by any other means will not be accepted: only those submitted via the official method of entry.
Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Prize Draw is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected. Participants may make a maximum of 1 entry into the Prize Draw. Any entries in addition to this may be disqualified.
The prize to be won is up to £1,000 for travel for two (2) people within the UK. Prize can only be redeemed on any product (flight, hotel, activities/things to do, car hire) that is offered on Expedia will assist winner in booking their travel. Winner must book their travel before 31 December 2020 and travel by 30 September 2021. The value of the prize cannot be applied to the cost of any previously purchased reservations or other miscellaneous charges. The actual retail value may vary depending on the point of departure, travel itinerary, and costs of air transportation, if any, at time of award. Re-bookings are not allowed. The value of the booking is not refundable. Booking is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Certain blackout dates and travel restrictions may apply. A winner is responsible for paying all associated costs that are not specifically stated in these Terms and Conditions, including (where applicable) transport to and from departure airport, meal costs, spending money, insurance and all other incidentals. A winner is also personally responsible for any personal or incidental expenses and any VAT, national and/or local tax liabilities incurred in claiming or using the prize. If a winner’s companion is a minor, the minor must be accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian (at their own expense) if they are not the winner. The prize is as stated and is non-exchangeable and non-transferable. There is no cash or other alternative to a prize in whole or in part. By participating in the Prize Draw, participants agree that the prize is awarded on an “as is” basis, and that neither Expedia nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies, make any representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the prize. A prize is subject to the terms and conditions of Expedia which can be found at
The winner of the Prize Draw will be the first name chosen at random from all complete, eligible, properly submitted entries received before the end of the applicable closing date.
The winner will be notified no later than 20 April 2020 via the email address provided on entry. A winner may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize. The prize will be sent in the form of a voucher sent to the winner by email to the email address provided on entry to the Prize Draw with instructions on how to contact Expedia to redeem their prize. Expedia will assist the winner in redeeming their prize and booking their travel. If any e-mail(s) to a winner are returned as undeliverable or a winner refuses or is unable to provide an eligible postal address for receipt of their prize by 4 May 2020, Expedia reserves the right to conduct a further random draw to award their prize to another participant. If a winner has not claimed their prize by the date specified in the notification of winning, Expedia reserves the right to conduct a further random draw to award the prize to another participant.
In the event that, for reasons beyond Expedia’s reasonable control and not related to a winner, Expedia is unable to award the prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, Expedia reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize. In the event of a printing or other error resulting in there being more winners than prizes for the Prize Draw, Expedia reserves the right at any time to allocate the available prize through a further draw or to divide the prize or the value of the prize between the winners of the Prize Draw.
By entering the Prize Draw, participants agree to have their name and photograph featured in publicity materials relating to the Prize Draw without further reference, payment or other compensation. This includes making their name as a winner available between 4 May 2020 and 3 June 2020. Details of a winner will also be made available to participants and the public on request by sending a letter and stamped addressed envelope to Expedia, 1111 Expedia Group Way W., Seattle, WA 98119 USA no later than 11 May 2020.
Expedia will collect and process participants’ personal information and it will be shared with Expedia’s agents and affiliates (including those outside the European Economic Area) to the extent necessary in order to conduct the Prize Draw including for the prize to be delivered to the winner. If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when entering and taking part in the Prize Draw, they may not take part in the Prize Draw. Participants’ names and other personal details from their entry to the Prize Draw will be collected and stored by Expedia and its affiliates (including those outside the European Economic Area) and held in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see agrees to ensure that all data collection through tags and data usage companies complies with (i) all applicable laws, including without limitation, all state and federal laws, corporate standards, policies, regulations, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) (collectively “Applicable Laws”); (ii) the principles, guidelines, rules and codes of conduct of self-regulatory organizations such as the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the Direct Marketing Association, and other self-regulatory organizations to which third parties providing services, platforms, and data are bound, and any required notices and consents; and (iii) privacy disclosures and information collection requirements imposed on advertisers by targeting of media in order to comply with Applicable Laws. Where required by Applicable Laws, Expedia will deploy appropriate notices and functionality to obtain authorizations and consents required.
Expedia reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Prize Draw in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the Prize Draw is not capable of being conducted as specified within these Terms and Conditions or in the event of a virus, a computer bug or unauthorized human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of Expedia that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Prize Draw. Neither Expedia nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies are responsible for any condition, circumstances, losses, failures or delays caused by events beyond its or their control such as (but not limited to) the acts or defaults of any supplier selected by Expedia to provide the prize or otherwise that may cause the Prize Draw to be disrupted or corrupted, or that may lead to loss or damage of the prize in transit to the winner.
Save where it has been negligent, Expedia will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants’ entry into the Prize Draw or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit their ability to participate in the Prize Draw. Expedia will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt by Expedia of any entries. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit Expedia’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not as a matter of law be limited.
Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Prize Draw in a manner, which in Expedia’s reasonable determination is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other entrants (including without limitation tampering with the operation of the Prize Draw, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Expedia and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Prize Draw at Expedia’s sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Prize Draw, Expedia may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Prize Draw as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising as a result of such actions.
All Expedia’s decisions in relation to the Prize Draw are final and Expedia will not enter into any correspondence with participants.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Prize Draw or these Terms and Conditions.