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#HaysHolidaySleigh Competition Terms and Conditions
  1. From 8am on the Start Date, if an entrant sends a tweet containing the hashtag #HaysHolidaySleigh from their personal twitter or instagram account, it will add to the hashtag counter being tracked by
  2. After an undisclosed (but pre-determined) number of hashtags, the 24 competition checkpoints will be reached.
  3. The entrant who sends the final tweet or Instagram post with #HaysHolidaySleigh which hits the final pre-determined check point will win the relevant prize for the checkpoint.
  4. There will also be Spot Prizes available which the method of giving away will detailed via Hays Travel Twitter on the competition days.
  5. A: Entrants are not restricted in the number of times they can enter by tweeting or posting on Instagram the hash tag, see below section 4 for full restriction details.

(E)  B: Whilst entrants are not restricted to one tweet/Instagram any activity deemed excessive/spam by Twitter/Instagram may risk elimination from the competition or blocked account.

(F) Any prize winners will be notified on the competition days. If any prize winners are unable to be contacted within 7 days following the competition end date (6th December 2019) the prize will be allocated to subsequent eligible #HaysHolidaySleigh entry.


Entrants can participate for free by sending a tweet or Instagram post with the Hashtag #HaysHolidaySleigh from their personal twitter account at or

  1. DATES

Start Date and End Date

From 28th November 8am (Start Date) until the Tweet or Instagram post with #HaysHolidaySleigh causes the 24th and final check point to be reached (pre-determined amount).


Entries received before the Start Date or after the End Date will be invalid.


Winner Announcement


The Winners of the Check Point Prizes and Spot Prizes (‘’Winners’’) will be contacted on Twitter or Instagram.


The Winners’ names will also be published on and Hays Travel social media accounts. 

  • Open to UK residents ages 18 years or over on date of entry.
  • Our employees (and their immediate family members) or employees of any company involved of the Competition, incl. the Prize Provider, will not be eligible to win any prizes in this competition.
  • Each entrant is only eligible to win one Check Point Prize, but a winner of a Check Point Prize is still eligible to win the Main Prize of a trip to Lapland.
  • If the same entrant wins more than one Check Point Prize, any subsequent Check Point Prizes will instead be given to the entrant who sent the tweet immediately after to that Check Point Prize winner.
  • In order for the tracking mechanism to register an entry using #HaysHolidaySleigh the relevant social media account is required to be set as public and not private.
  • Instagram stories will not be counted as an entry.
  • Anyone found to have created multiple Twitter and/or Instagram accounts will be ineligible to enter the Competition  and/or their entries will be considered void and not counted
  • In addition to these terms and conditions, entrants must comply with the Facebook/Twitter/Instagram terms and conditions.
  • We will not be responsible for any entries that are not received for any reason, by the closing date, whether lost, delayed, corrupted or otherwise, and whether or not due to any technical difficulties or malfunctions or any other reasons.  Proof of delivery is not proof of receipt.


Main Prize

  • The Main Prize is provided by Santa’s Lapland (Registered Company No. 350786) ATOL: 0025 ABTA: V4871
  • We are not responsible for any aspect of the Prize, including unsatisfactory quality or late delivery.


The Main Prize consists of:

  1. Return economy flights for four people (2 adults and 2 children aged under 12 years) from Manchester, Stansted or Newcastle flying into Ivalo on the following date: 11th December 2019. Flights depart from the UK approximately 6am or 7am, returning 3pm to 4pm at the end of the stay. This will be confirmed dependent on departure airport. No other departure airports are available.
  2. Airport transfers to and from Ivalo airport to accommodation - approximately 20 minute transfer into Saariselka.
  3. 2 Nights of accommodation at Christmas Cabin E in rooms 3&4 on Half Board Basis. Accommodation will be in the form of two twin rooms both with private shower/wc.
  4. £3 per person per night facility supplement applies for the en suite shower/wc is included.


  • Baggage allowance will be at the discretion of the airline and we recommend that you check precise details of your luggage allowance with the airline prior to travel. Additional baggage charges will be the responsibility of the Main Prize Winner. Passengers travelling with Titan have a baggage allowance of 1x 20kg Hold luggage 1x 10kg Hand baggage per person. Passengers travelling with Jet2 have a baggage allowance of 1x 22kg Hold luggage 1x10 kg Hand baggage per person. This will be confirmed once the departure airport is selected by the winner.
  • The dates given are non-flexible.
  • The Main Prize holiday duration may not be extended and will not cover any additional passengers.
  • Flights cannot be upgraded and the winner and their companions will not be able to collect air miles in connection with the Prize.
  • The main Prize is non-transferable and has no cash alternative.


The Main Prize does not include:

  1. Travel and holiday insurance (the winner and their companions must take out appropriate travel insurance.
  2. Transfers from the Winner’s (or Winner’s companions) home address to and from Manchester, Stansted or Newcastle airport
  3. Personal expenditure for the duration of the holiday including, food, and drinks, and other incidental costs such additional activities, travel and excursions, unless stated elsewhere in these Terms; and/or
  4. Charges associated with ensuring that the winner and the Winner’s companions have valid passport, vista, ESTA and requisite vaccinations (if any) are required in respect of the Main Prize.
  5. Airport car parking is not included.




  1. DATA PROTECTION. Names and social media handles/profile names, will be collected and used to process entries. Winner’s details will be given to the prize provider to arrange delivery of the prize. Your details may remain stored after the End Date but will not be used for marketing unless you have ticked an opt-in box on entry. If you have, your details will be used in accordance with the information given when you ticked the opt-in box and gave your consent.


  1.  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CONSENTS. By entering this competition, you are consenting to our use of your entry to publicise this Competition and post promote across the UK. This means that we may use all names, social media handles/profile names, images, descriptions, photographs, video footage, and other information, which you’ve submitted on entry, in any media, without paying you and without any time restriction. You also agree that we may film, record or photograph you in connection with the competition and/or the Prize (if you win!). We will own these films, recordings or photographs and we may use them publicly, including on the internet, for radio broadcasts, newspaper and/or for any promotional purposes but not extensive to these mediums. You will also have waived any moral rights or right to payment that you may have had. You are required to provide us with photographs, images and descriptions of the trip on your return.


  2. Entries that don’t comply with these terms won’t be accepted and you may be disqualified if we think you’ve breached them.
  3. If there is a dispute about the operation of the Competition our decision is final and no discussion will be entered in to.
  4. We are not responsible if your Twitter post or Instagram post #HaysHolidaySleigh fails to deliver.
  5. You are responsible for all costs of entry.
  6. You may be disqualified if you are incomprehensible, or if you appear to be driving, intoxicated or likely to offend the audience. 
  7. You must not make inappropriate or offensive statements on your #HaysHolidaySleigh entry.
  8. Any inappropriate handles or profile names will not be eligible to win any prizes within the competition.
  9. As far as it is lawful to do so we exclude our liability for any losses suffered in connection with the competition/ the prize.
  10. Hays Travel are not responsible for any software or technology issues
  11. We may cancel/ amend/ end/ suspend the Competition if we need to do so due to circumstances outside our control.
  1. CONTACT DETAILS. Any concerns? Please email: Concerns won’t be considered if made more than 7 days after the date the winner is announced.

Hays Travel Limited is the promoter of this Competition.


Check Point Prizes Terms and Conditions

  1. £75 Chocolate Hamper, brand TBC.
  2. £200 Premier Holidays voucher: Valid for 6 months from Jan 2020.  £200 saving on any holiday for a minimum of 2 Adults inclusive of flights & accommodation for a minimum of 7 nights from Premier Holidays Faraway, USA, Canada, Africa, Beaches or Australia & New Zealand brochure.
  3. M&S Hamper
  4. 1 cabin on Marella Electric Sunsets cruise: Sailing Newcastle to Southampton. Based on 2 people sharing one cabin on board Marella on 5th September 2020 for 3 nights. All Inclusive. Guests must both be over the age of 18 years old. Transfers from either port not included, and no costs covered as part of prize. Prize winner must be lead passenger on booking and no cash alternative is applicable.
  5. £150 Go Ape voucher and an £100 restaurant card (from
  6. Fortnum & Mason Hamper of the value of £60.
  7. Three course meal with wine for two at a Brasserie Blanc – valid at various locations, mainly in England. Details can be found at: The locations for redeeming are as follows:
    1. 5x London
    2. 2x South West (Bath & Cheltenham)
    3. 5x South (Oxford, Bournemouth, Chichester, Winchester, Portsmouth)
    4. 2x South East (Beaconsfield & Milton Keynes)
    5. 2x North West (Knutsford & Manchester Airport)
  8. DFDS Mini cruise for 2 people including coach transfers. From Newcastle to Amsterdam. Not available Friday or Saturday’s in July, August, Bank Holiday/Easter/Christmas/New Year’s Eve sailings. Does not include insurance. Includes best available 2 berth cabin subject to availability (excluding commodore or commodore deluxe). Meal and drinks are not included. Not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Voucher cannot be placed on a public auction site. Please note this is valid for 6 months only, if failed to use within the 6 month period DFDS will NOT extend or re-issue another voucher. It is the responsibility of the winner to ensure the above is taken within the stated time limit. DFDS accept no responsibility for lost or stolen vouchers. Hays Travel will book the mini cruise on behalf of the winner. Subject to availability.
  9. Xbox One S 1TB All Digital Fortnite Edition
  10. £250 voucher towards a Hoseasons break. The Promotion is a Prize Draw to be in with the chance of winning a £250 Hoseasons Holiday Voucher. There will be 1 winner in total. The prize of a £250 Hoseasons Holiday voucher is to be redeemed on a Hoseasons holiday only. The prize does not include travel or any other expenses connected with the accommodation booked. The Hoseasons holiday voucher will need to be redeemed through Hays Travel and must be booked by 31st December 2020. The Promoter is Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd of, Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB94 0AA. The promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the Prize become unavailable for any reason.  The Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available.  Employees of Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd and its group of companies, their agents and families are not permitted to win. The promoter reserves the right to withdraw, extend or amend the Prize Draw at any time.  
  11. Theatre tickets in the stalls to see the Lion King in London for family of 4 (2 adult and 2 children). 4x tickets for up to 2 adults and 2 children (3-15 yrs.) to see The Lion King Musical at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Ticket type and seat numbers are subject to availability and terms and condition at time of booking. Prize to be taken no later than 30th May 2020. Blackout dates include all Christmas Holidays. . All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium
  12. First Class Return Rail Travel for two people and Afternoon Tea at The Wolseley, London from any UK station. The prize includes return rail travel for two people from any national rail departure point in the UK (excluding Ireland). Rail travel to London may not be direct and on some routes, First Class rail services may not be available for the full journey. The prize includes a one-day Travelcard (for two people) that can be used for travel on public transport in London. The prize includes Afternoon Tea for Two at The Wolseley. This will be the ‘Classic Afternoon Tea’. The winner has the option to upgrade to a Champagne Afternoon Tea, which is subject to a supplement. The trip must be taken by 31 December 2020. The selected date of travel is subject to availability at the time of booking. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available. If Hays Travel and RailTourGuide cannot make contact with the winner the draw will be made again and will be offered to a new winner.
  13. Shearings: 2 night half board self-drive break for 2 people at any Bay Hotel in a standard room (there are 32 different hotels to choose from). The prize must be taken in 2020 but is subject to availability and unavailable over peak periods including Easter, Bank Holidays and Christmas. Winner must advise Hays Travel of their preferred choice of dates within 28 days of the competition end date. This prize cannot be transferred to another person and there is no cash alternative available. Insurance is not included. Transport to/from the hotel is not included. Excursions in resort are not included
  14. Collection of Ted Baker Gifts: man’s wallet and cuff links.
  15. Lindt Chocolate 1kg Santa and a pair of Canadian Winter Red mitts.
  16. Cruise and Maritime 6 nights onboard Magellan 2 x people 15/9/2020 River Seine Experience, departing Bristol Portbury- Superior Twin Ocean View. Prize includes cabin accommodation, all meals including afternoon teas and late-night snacks, a superb programme of entertainment including stylish big evening shows, use of the onboard leisure facilities and porterage of your luggage and port taxes. Non-Transferable. No cash alternative will be offered. Subject to availability. Prize excludes Travel Insurance, Travel to and from departure port, port parking, Gratuities, Expenses of a personal nature onboard the ship i.e. drinks, gifts, shopping, Laundry, spa treatments and shore excursions. Standard booking conditions apply as set out in the Cruise & Maritime Voyages brochure. Gratuities of £7 per person per night will be charged to your onboard account. Bookable by Hays Travel only before 31 Jan 2020.
  17. £200 Gift Voucher to spend with Hotel Direct 1. Gift vouchers must be redeemed through Hays Travel. Vouchers must be redeemed as part or in total payment for a package or hotel-only booking that is listed and available on 2. The gift voucher has no cash redemption value and cannot be exchanged for further gift vouchers. 3. The gift voucher must be redeemed in full on a single hotel booking, theatre break (theatre + hotel) or rail break (rail + hotel or rail + theatre +hotel). 4. If the hotel reservation value exceeds the value of the gift voucher, the balance must be paid by credit or debit card at the time of booking. 5. All normal Terms and conditions apply. 6. The gift voucher must be redeemed by placing a reservation within 18 months of the issue date. This does not affect the booked date of arrival. 7. Gift Vouchers are not financially protected by ABTA until they are redeemed against a travel service. When a voucher is redeemed and a booking placed, financial protection is provided by ABTA.
  18. City Break up to the value of £500 with Jet2holidays bookable via Hays Travel. Minimum age 18. Can only be used against a Jet2Holiday City break. Additional funds to be paid by the winner should this exceed £500. Must travel in 2020.
  19. £50 love2shop voucher
  20. Fortnum & Mason Hamper
  21. L'Occitane Hamper
  22. £250 lifestyle voucher: Treat yourself from over 120 of the UK’s top retailers, with all the best in shopping, attractions, cinema, concerts, holidays, restaurants and pubs. Terms and conditions are available at
  23. Thornton's Chocolate Hamper

All voucher are subject to the individual voucher Terms and conditions. Further terms and conditions may apply.

All prize winners will be requested to visit their local Hays Travel branch to collect the relevant prize.