Category Archives: Blanket competition permit

A single solution for companies running multiple competitions

Running multiple chance-based promotions over the coming year and want to speed up the permit process, whilst saving costs? The answer may be a blanket competition permit.

Benefits

A blanket permit allows you to set up a competition with no notice whatsoever, and works out to be a cheaper alternative to obtaining a number of individual permits.

Once you have a blanket competition permit you are able to use that permit number in each competition you run (provided that the competition complies with the requirements of that permit).

Rules of a blanket

A blanket competition permit runs for 12 months. The general rules of a blanket are:

  • The value of each prize must be $1,000 or less;
  • You must give away less than $100,000 over the life of the blanket;
  • You must give away less than $5,000 in each draw; and
  • You must keep records of each prize given away, the winners details and the promotion details.

States

To run competitions under a blanket you will need a permit from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

In NSW you can obtain either a Class B or a Class C blanket (different rules apply to each).

Conculsion

If you are running a number of smaller competitions, want flexibility in the competitions you run and see value in a blanket permit give us a call and we can obtain a blanket permit on your behalf.

Is a blanket permit right for my competition?

A blanket permit may be the answer for a company wishing to run a number of promotions over a period of time as distinct from a single trade promotion permit obtained from the various state regulators.

The two most significant benefits of having a blanket permit are: 1) they can be cheaper and 2) they allow for greater flexibility over that given by a single competition permit.

Flexibility is given as you do not need to apply for a single competition permit, specifying the dates, prizes and conditions of entry when you have a blanket. You can simply use the approved terms and make those adjustments. The permit number you have for the competition will remain the same. In NSW a ‘blanket’ competition permit will start with LTPM as opposed to LTPS.

There are a number of restrictions in running competitions under a blanket, i.e. a blanket competition permit will not work in all situations.

If you are looking at running a number of competitions over 12 months and:

  • a. Cap the value of each prize at $1,000 or less;
  • b. Give away less than $100,000 over the life of the blanket;
  • c. Give away less than $5,000 in each draw; and
  • d. Are able to keep records of each prize given away, the winners details and the promotion details.

Then a blanket permit may be the answer. Give us a call or drop us an email if you would like to learn more and discuss if a single competition permit or a blanket permit is the answer for you.

Blanket Competition Permits

A blanket competition permit can be a good alternative to applying for individual competition permits for each promotion you run.  A blanket competition permit can offer significant cost and time savings if your organisation runs a number of competitions each year.

If you are looking at running a number of competitions over 12 months and:

a. Cap the value of each prize at $1,000 or less;

b. Give away less than $100,000 over the life of the blanket;

c. Give away less than $5,000 in each draw; and

d. Are able to keep records of each prize given away, the winners details and the promotion details.

Then a blanket permit may be the answer.

You can obtain a blanket competition permit from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. In NSW you can obtain either a Class B or a Class C blanket (different rules apply to each).

The two main benefits of having a blanket permit are that it can be cheaper to obtain a blanket than to obtain individual competition permits for each competition you run and that, once you have the blanket permit, you can set up a competition very quickly. Once you have a blanket competition permit you are able to use that permit number in each competition you run (provided that the competition complies with the requirements of that permit).

If you are running a number of smaller competitions, want flexibility in the competitions you run and see value in a blanket permit give us a call and we can obtain a permit on your behalf.