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Win a holiday to the Bahamas – Specific Rules

Win a holiday to the Bahamas - Specific Rules

Bahamas Holiday on Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Heart, Gold, Radio X and Smooth, May-June 2023 – Specific Rules 

1. The Bahamas Holiday promotion (‘Promotion’) is organised by Global Charities (as defined in the Global Charities Promotion General Terms and Conditions). The Promotion will run from 17th May to 30th June 2023 on Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Heart, Gold, Radio X and Smooth. Global Charities is the Promoter. The ‘Prize Donor’ mentioned in these Specific Rules is Sandals Resorts.

2. IMPORTANT: The Promotion is subject to these Specific Rules and the Global Charities Promotion General Terms and Conditions which are available here. Entry into the Promotion constitutes acceptance of these Specific Rules and the General Terms and Conditions.


Details of the Promotion:

3. To enter the Promotion, you must send a text message with the relevant keyword to one of the following radio stations’ shortcodes (the ‘Text Message Line’):




GOLD – 65588 (SEA)

HEART – 82122 (BEACH)

RADIO X – 83936 (BEACH)

SMOOTH – 65588 (BEACH)

4. The Text Message Line will open at 9am on Wednesday 17th May 2023 and close at 9am on Friday 30th June 2023. Entries received before or after this time will not be included in the Promotion but may still be charged.

5. We are not responsible for any latency experienced by your mobile phone network, which may delay the delivery of text messages to and/or from us.

6. Text messages will be charged at standard network rates. Standard rate text messages to promotion shortcodes are not normally included in ‘inclusive’ packages and may be charged. If entry is made by text message, be sure to use the correct shortcode. In all cases, please check with your service provider for more details and charges. If you are not the bill payer, you must obtain the bill payer’s permission before entering.

7. After entering the Promotion, you will receive a bounce back text message informing you that a voluntary charity donation to Global’s Make Some Noise  (registered charity 1091657 (England & Wales) & SC041475 (Scotland)) of £5 will be taken automatically, unless you text the word CANCEL as instructed. The £5 donation will be taken one hour (60 minutes) after the time the first text was received from the mobile phone used to enter the Promotion, and 100% of the donation will go to Global’s Make Some Noise.

8. For the avoidance of doubt, you do not need to donate in order to be eligible for entry to the Promotion. Anyone who texts CANCEL within 60 minutes, as instructed in the first bounceback message will opt out of donating £5 to Global’s Make Some Noise but will still be included in the prize draw.

9. Within 5 hours of the closing time of the Promotion, all eligible entries will be entered into a draw. One entry will be selected at random and the entrant will be contacted by one of our representatives telephone on the number on which you entered. If the entry is ineligible, we reserve the right to select another entrant to participate in the Promotion or withdraw the prize and select another entrant, as applicable.

10. If you are selected as a winning entrant, you may be asked to have a call with a presenter. You must answer your telephone when we contact you. Someone else cannot answer the phone, participate or accept a prize on your behalf. If: (i) you fail to answer the phone; (ii) someone else answers the phone; (iii) the call goes to voicemail; (iv) the call becomes disconnected; (v) you are not (or do not seem to us to be) in a position to safely and/or lawfully take or remain on the call (for example, if you are or seem to be driving); or (vi) you are not audible or intelligible or we are not able to conduct a conversation with you in a manner that is suitable for broadcast for any reason beyond our control (including, but not limited to: low/no signal on your device, a call is dropped by any network, you are travelling, there is too much background noise or feedback, etc.); before or during the Promotion, you may be disqualified and we reserve the right to select another entrant to participate in the Promotion or withdraw the prize and select another winner, as applicable.

11. We, Global and the Prize Donor may publish and publicise your name, image, social media handle and/or profile picture, your nearest geographical location (for example, your nearest city, town or county) and your entry, and we may refer to your and any applicable third party’s (for example a guest/travel companion) association with the Promotion and/or the prize, in any and all media, worldwide, in perpetuity, for publicity and PR purposes solely in connection with the Promotion.

12. In relation to winners (and runners up if applicable), you understand that we, Global and the Prize Donor may: (i) interview you and your guest(s)/travel companion(s) which we may film, photograph and/or record and; (ii) film, photograph and/or record, you and your guest(s)/travel companion(s) in connection with the Promotion, either by telephone or in person, and we may use such films, recordings and/or photographs for publicity and PR purposes in any and all media, worldwide, as often and for as long as we consider appropriate or desirable, in connection with the Promotion. We may also publish your and your guest(s)/travel companion(s) name, image, social media handle and/or profile picture.

13. If you do not provide Gift Aid consent at the time of donation, we may send you a reminder message via SMS within 28 days of your donation.



14. The Promotion is only open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over and who are based in the UK at the time of entry.

15. Entrants can enter up to 6 times only, however they must text CANCEL as instructed after each entry to opt out of donating £5 per entry to Global’s Make Some Noise.


Prize specific terms:

16. One winning entrant will receive one seven-night (7) Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) holiday for two (2) adults at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Offshore Island in one deluxe room with a king size bed (subject to availability and selected blackout dates) and two (2) economy class return flights from London, subject to availability.

17. The resort accommodations are inclusive of all meals, unlimited premium brand beverages, daily & nightly entertainment, an array of land and water sports activities, including scuba diving (for certified divers), snorkelling, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, resort gratuities, resort taxes and resort transfers to and from the selected or designated resort’s airport.

18. The Holiday cannot be taken during peak seasons (Easter, July, August, December and New Year) or within three days either side of any major US holiday (For example, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Easter, Good Friday, etc) and cannot be confirmed until 90 days prior to departure. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

19. Sandals Resorts’ Blackout dates include but are not limited to: 26th – 31st December 2022, 12th – 16th February 2023 and 18th – 24th February 2023, 18th – 29th November 2023, 26th – 31st December 2023, 1st -3rd January, 2024, 17th-23rd February, 2024, 11th March – 16th April 2024, 18th – 29th November 2024 and 18th – 31st December 2024. Once dates are confirmed there will be an administration fee for any changes made to the reservation. This fee varies in accordance with the airline. The Prize must be redeemed before 30th June 2024. If the winner is unable to redeem the Prize within the specified time the Prize will be forfeited.

20. The Prize excludes: Domestic transfers, including any internal flights or transportation to London, spending money, telephone calls, Red Lane® Spa treatments and services, specialty dining, tours & excursions, inter-island transportation, SCUBA certification courses, and purchases made at the Sandals Resorts Specialty Shops. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the Prize package description, including but not limited to, all ground transportation (outside of local airport transfers in the Caribbean), travel insurance, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees and taxes. Holiday insurance, Covid tests, Visas and ESTA’s are not included and must be purchased before travel, if required.

21. Employees and their immediate families of Unique Caribbean Holidays (UK) Ltd and their associated agencies or affiliated companies are not eligible to enter to win.

22. The Prize Provider and Administrator of the Prize for Redemption Purposes only is: Unique Caribbean Holidays (UK) Ltd. an affiliate of the worldwide representative for Sandals Resorts, located 2nd Floor, Nucleus House, 2 Lower Mortlake Rd, Richmond TW9 2JA.

23. Sandals Resorts are for couples and all accommodations include one king size bed.

24. The Prize is subject to Sandals Resorts terms and conditions accessible here:

25. Any other costs and expenses which are not specifically included in the prize description are excluded and will be the sole responsibility of the winner. By way of example, without limitation, travel insurance is not included within the prize.

26. Class Action Waiver: this section provides for the exclusive resolution of disputes through individual legal action and supersedes any law entitling guest to participate in a class action. This class action waiver precludes guest from participating in or being represented in any class or representative action regarding any claim brought under as a result of any agreement. Even if applicable law provides otherwise, guest agrees that any arbitration or lawsuit against any entity under the unique group and/or Sandals resorts whatsoever shall be litigated by guest individually and not as a member of any class or as part of a class action, and guest expressly agrees to waive authority to arbitrate claims on a class action basis. If guest’s claim is subject to legal proceeding under foreign selection and choice of law provisions of the accommodations, amenities, transporation and other products or services terms and conditions (available here:, the guest further agrees and acknowledges that the class action waiver is material and essential to the proceeding of any disputes between the parties and is non-severable from the agreement to any claims herein. The validity and effect of this class action waiver may be determined only by a judge or court of law. Guest agrees that this section shall not be severable under any circumstances from the forum selection and choice of law provision set forth in the terms and conditions. Guest agrees that the parties referenced in foreign selection and choice of law provisions of the terms and conditions that may be the subject of any claim by guest can receive immediate judicial assistance to enforce this class action waiver.

27. It is the responsibility of the winner and their guests to ensure that they are legally able to travel to the destination and have any necessary passports with appropriate validity time (e.g. valid for 6 months from the date you arrive), visas, or any other documentation.

28. It is the responsibility of the winner to comply with any Covid-19 checks and tests for entering their travel destination and upon returning to the UK. Global Charities and Global will not cover the cost of any Covid testing and it is the complete responsibility of the winner and their travel companion to buy, organise and arrange these tests. Global Charities and Global will not be held responsible if the winner or their guests do not have the correct travel documentation, test results or if they breach any COVID-19 regulations.

29. Each Entrant agrees and as a condition of possibly being awarded the Prize to release and hold harmless the Prize Provider and its affiliated companies and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and insurers from and against any and all claims, causes of action and/or liability for any injuries, illness, death, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in and/or entry into the competition or receipt or possession, use or misuse of the Prize or any element thereof.

30. Sandals Resorts reserves the right to relocate the Prize winner from the stated resort to an alternative Sandals Resort if rooms become unavailable for the travel dates booked due to any circumstance beyond their control. Sandals Resorts reserves the right to substitute the selected resort for another resort in the selected resort’s chain in a similar category based on availability of space for the secured travel dates, and to change dates without prior notice for any circumstance(s) beyond the selected resort’s control and if such circumstance(s) so require. The Terms and Conditions agreed to shall apply with equal applicability to any resort, which is the subject of substitution or deviation.  Neither Unique Vacations (UK) Ltd. nor Sandals Resorts shall be liable for any claim made whatsoever, including but not limited to loss, compensation, or refund by reason of such substitution or deviation.

31. For competition winner trips inclusive of flights paid for by Unique Caribbean Holidays Ltd. (UCHL): Any amendments and/or cancellation of a competition prize will be made in line with current travel policies  at the time that the amendment and/or cancellation is made.  If the FCDO advises against travel to the destination that the prize winner is due to travel to, or if the destination closes its borders to commercial flights, or if flights are cancelled by the airline or if the entry protocols in the destination requires guests to quarantine in room, the trip may be cancelled by Unique Caribbean Holidays Ltd. If a guest cancels their trip without a valid reason, Unique Caribbean Holidays Ltd. reserves the right to charge the guest for any costs incurred as a result of the cancellation.

32. You acknowledge and agree that, without limitation to the provisions of Clause 12 of the Global Charities Promotion General Terms & Conditions, our ability to fulfil a prize and/or perform any of our obligations under the Promotion Terms and Conditions could be affected by an actual or threatened epidemic, pandemic, disease or quarantine and/or any corresponding governmental action, guidance and/or ruling (including but not limited to any Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office guidance) (collectively ‘Covid Measures’).

33. If due to any Covid Measures, we are unable to fulfil a prize or perform any of our other obligations under the Promotion Terms and Conditions, then we shall not be in breach of the Promotion Terms and Conditions. In accordance with Clause 36 below, in these circumstances, we reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value at our absolute discretion.

34. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and not for resale.

35. This is a charity Promotion and as such no refunds are given.

36. We reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value at our absolute discretion.

37. Global are registered with the Phone-paid Services Authority (“PSA”): registration number ORG832-96388-41101. Global Charities are registered with the PSA: registration number ORG831-51159-55647. For all enquiries in connection with the Promotion please contact our customer support team at


Data Protection:

38. Your personal data that you provide to us will be collected and processed by us, Global, Global’s licensees (including Communicorp UK Limited), Global’s affiliates and our Prize Donor and if applicable, our service providers, network operators and suppliers in order to administer and fulfil the Promotion. Your personal data may also be disclosed to the Phone-paid Services Authority, Ofcom and/or the Advertising Standards Authority at their reasonable request for regulatory purposes, for example, in order to prevent, investigate and detect crime, fraud or anti-social behaviour and comply with law enforcement agencies and applicable advertising codes.

39. By entering a Promotion, you acknowledge that any personal data provided by you in connection with the Promotion will be processed as set out above and in accordance with our Privacy Policy which sets out full details of how we process personal data and how you can exercise your rights as a data subject and our Prize Donor’s Privacy Policy. Please ensure you have read and understood our Privacy Policy and our Prize Donor’s Privacy Policy before entering any Promotion. If you are required to submit a guest(s)/travel companion(s) personal data to enter a Promotion, you must ensure that your guest(s)/travel companion(s) have given you consent to provide us and our Prize Donor with their personal data.

40. You may be asked if you want to opt-in to marketing from us and our Prize Donor when you enter a Promotion. If you choose to opt-in, we and our Prize Donor will use your personal data for marketing purposes (see Global Charities’  Privacy Policy and our Prize Donor’s Privacy Policy for more details). You can withdraw your consent to marketing at any time by unsubscribing.

41. We, Global and the Prize Donor may transfer and process personal data outside of the EEA and UK for the purposes of administering the Promotion. Where any transfers are made outside of the EEA or UK we and the Prize Donor will ensure appropriate safeguards to protect your personal data are in place.

42. We and Global will hold your personal data for a period of up to 3 yearsin order to comply with our regulatory obligations.

43. You may request the removal of your personal details from our database by contacting [email protected]. If you request that your personal details be removed prior to the conclusion of a Promotion, you will forfeit your right to enter the Promotion and/or claim any prize and we reserve the right to select another entrant to participate in the Promotion or withdraw the prize and select another winner, as applicable.

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