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Advent Calendar Christmas competition 2012

Nicola McCafferty
Yahoo Lifestyle
1 December 2012

We're celebrating Christmas the only way we know how - by giving our lovely readers luxurious prizes right up until the big day.

To get you firmly in the festive spirit, we'll be giving away a top prize every day until Christmas Eve in our very own advent calendar.

[Gallery: Advent Calendar Christmas competition 2012 - the prizes in pictures]

How to enter:
From December 1-24, Yahoo! Lifestyle UK will reveal what amazing prizes we have for that day right here.

1. To enter, simply head over to our Twitter page (@YLifestyleUK) and make sure you're following us (if you're not already).

2. Retweet the competition mentioned by @YLifestyleUK and tag #Ylifeadvent.

We'll then randomly select the lucky winner the following day and announce them to the world in our Advent Calendar 2012 gallery of prizes.

Today's prize: December 24 -
Win a weekend trip to Venice for two

Expedia.co.uk is giving away a weekend trip to Venice including flights and a stay at Hotel Paganelli.

Passionate about creating holidays that inspire, Expedia.co.uk is offering a two night stay at Hotel Paganelli, a stunning hotel steeped in history that is located right opposite the island of San Giorgio and just a short walk away from Piazza San Marco. It promises to provide an unforgettable experience as your hotel, a former convent of the Benedictine nuns of San Zaccaria, has some of the most picturesque views of Venice and the Bacino di San Marco.

And now we can reveal the winner is... @megsemoo! Please send us a DM with all your details on Twitter.

Terms and conditions:

Competition will close at midnight on the 24 December 2012
•    Subject to availability
•    One winner only, travel for two individuals staying in a double or twin room for two people at the Hotel Paganelli, Castello 4182 , Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, Italy
•    Travel dates: From the 17.12.12 to 28.03.13. Excluding travel on 30.12.12, 31.12.12 and between 01.02.13 and 11.02.13
•    Must be 18 years old or over
•    No additional transport is included (airport transfers)
•    Non-transferable and non-exchangeable
•    Winner is responsible for passports and visas before travel
•    Unless otherwise stated, no additional food or living costs are included
•    Expedia.co.uk to provide flights pending availability
•    The winner will be the first correct entry drawn after the closing date
•    Entrants must be 18 or over
•    The winner will be notified by email
•    All prizes must be accepted as offered
•    There can be no alternative awards, cash or otherwise
•    The competition prize is subject to availability, is non-transferable, non-redeemable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
•    The winner’s name may be used for promotional purposes
•    Travel costs are not included
•    Prize is non-transferable
•    No cash alternative is available
•    No purchase is necessary to enter this competition
•    Entry instructions and prize descriptions form part of these terms and conditions


(UK and ROI only, entrants must be over 18)

Yahoo! Lifestyle UK competition Terms and Conditions:
1. This prize draw is run by Yahoo! UK Limited, 125 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8AD ("Yahoo!").
2. By entering the prize draw, you agree to these terms and conditions. Your participation in the prize draw is in consideration for Yahoo! allowing you to enter it and giving you the opportunity to win.
3. No purchase is necessary in order to enter the prize draw. There is no fee charged to enter into this prize draw other than the cost of you accessing the Internet which you would otherwise have. You will be responsible for all costs and expenses relating to the prize draw, such as the cost of you accessing the Internet and any other costs and expenses associated with your participation in the prize draw and/or your claiming or enjoyment of the prize if you win, including the cost of your compliance with all laws applicable to your participation in the prize draw and/or claiming or enjoyment of the prize.
4. You must be over 18 and a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland to enter into this prize draw and to claim or participate in the prize if you win. Directors, officers and employees (or any of their relatives) of Yahoo! or any of its group companies or its agencies associated with this promotion are not eligible to enter into this prize draw and to claim or participate in the prize.
5. Yahoo! will select winners from amongst the complete entries each day the advent calendar is on. Yahoo!'s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. If you win a prize, you agree to provide Yahoo! with all information reasonably requested by Yahoo! in order for Yahoo! to substantiate your identity, age and place of residence. The winners will be notified via Twitter.
6. Every reasonable effort will be made to contact the winners. If the winner cannot be contacted within 24 hours of the relevant prize draw, his/her prize will revert to Yahoo!
7.There will be no cash alternative. Yahoo! does not accept any responsibility for any failure by the postal service or any courier service to deliver the prizes or the winner's failure to accept delivery of his/her prize.
8. Yahoo! may use information relating to the prize draw for marketing or promotional purposes, including use of the winner's name and likeness. Personal information of entrants will always be used in accordance with Yahoo!'s Privacy Policy, currently located at http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/uk
9. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Yahoo! is not responsible for any loss or damage associated with you entering into these terms and conditions, this prize draw, the carrying out of the draw or the provision or otherwise of any aspect of any prize or any act or omission of any other person or party, and all warranties, conditions and representations (of any kind) not expressly set out in these terms and conditions are hereby excluded (except in the case of fraud).
10. Yahoo!'s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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