Sun. Jun 23rd, 2024

Win $10,000 worth of advertising!

‘Tis the season to get free stuff! And the New England Times wants to give the presents to our great local businesses that are the backbone of our communities. So, we’re giving you the opportunity to enter your business (or your favourite local business) in our Big Christmas Giveaway!


We’re offering a major prize of $10,000 worth of advertising for a local business, and 20 minor prizes of a free medium side bar advertising for a month!


All you have to do to enter the competition is post these magic words to your social media, replacing @businessname with the name or tag of the business you want to enter in our giveaway, and being sure to tag us @netimesau.

Thanks @netimesau for delivering local news without paywalls and supporting local business! Please enter @businessname in your Big Christmas Giveaway!

Every unique post will count as an entry! So you can get your customers and friends to post as well to get as many entries as you like.


Yes you can! You can post the magic words to gift an entry to any local business. You can gift an entry to as many local businesses as you like, but only one entry from each person will be counted (so you can do 10 posts for 10 different businesses, but not 10 posts for the one business.


Entries open on December 1, and close on December 22, 2023.

The winners will be drawn randomly and announced on December 24, 2023.

Terms and conditions:
1. A valid entry will be a post on Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Twitter/X, or LinkedIn, with the New England Times account on that platform tagged or mentioned in the social media post, and includes the ‘magic words’ text as follows, replacing @businessname with the name or social media handle of the local business to be entered:

Thanks @netimesau for delivering local news without paywalls and supporting local business! Please enter @businessname in your Big Christmas Giveaway!

2. Only local businesses are eligible to win the Big Christmas Giveaway promotion. A local business is defined as an entity with its main location or head office located within the 12 Local Government Areas covered by the New England Times:

  • Armidale Regional Council
  • Glen Innes Severn Shire Council
  • Gunnedah Shire Council
  • Gwydir Shire Council
  • Inverell Shire Council
  • Liverpool Plains Shire Council
  • Moree Plains Shire Council
  • Narrabri Shire Council
  • Tamworth Regional Council
  • Tenterfield Shire Council
  • Uralla Shire Council
  • Walcha Council

3. Each correct unique social media post that tags @netimesau will count as one entry to the competition for the local business named or tagged.

4. A social media account can enter multiple businesses, but each account may only enter each business once. Repeat entries for the same business from the same account will only count once.  

5. Reposts or sharing of someone else’s post will count as another entry as long as @netimesau is tagged and that user has not already put in an entry for that business.

6. All advertising bookings between December 1 and December 22 will get an additional entry for each $50 of their booking. Long term advertisers with standard monthly bookings will also get one entry per $50 of their December account. 

7. Entries open at 6AM on Friday December 1, and close at midnight, Friday December 22, 2023. Late entries will not be accepted.

8. Winners will be drawn randomly from all entries and announced Sunday December 24, 2023. 

9. The major prize is a $10,000 advertising package that can be used in any combination of ads and advertorials on the New England Times channels as agreed. Existing advertisers can credit this major prize to their ongoing bookings, and share the prize across multiple businesses if relevant. 

10. The twenty (20) minor prizes entitle the winner to a 300 x 250 medium side bar ad for one month. This can be used any month in calendar year 2024. 

11. All advertising prizes must be used in calendar year 2024.

12. Prizes are transferable to another business, but are not redeemable for cash or anything else of value. 

13. The New England Times reserves the right to refuse any advertisement, and void the prize if the winner demands an inappropriate ad be run on our platform.