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‘Flip It With Gumtree’ Competition Terms and Conditions

Monday 22 March 2021, by

Flip It With Gumtree Competition

Terms & Conditions

Before you enter, please read carefully these Terms & Conditions. Firstly, here are some definitions we use:

“eCG UK” Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales with its registered office at 1 More London Place, SE1 2AF, London, UK
“Competition”This competition, ‘Flip It With Gumtree’
“Eligible Entrants”All users who follow Gumtree UK on Instagram, who are a UK resident, who are aged 18 years or over and who comply with these Terms & Conditions are eligible.
“Competition Period”From 9am 29th March 2021 until midnight on 30th April 2021. UK time.
“Valid Entries’Entries by Eligible Entrants that are manually submitted on Instagram using the tag @gumtreeuk and using the hashtag  #FlipItWithGumtree
“Flip” or “Flipped”The process of transforming or upcycling a piece of furniture and listing it on

What is it?

eCG UK is running the Competition which invites Eligible Entrants to enter a prize draw during the Competition Period.

To enter, entrants will be required to share a feed image or video of an item they have flipped on their Instagram profile using the hashtag #FlipItWithGumtree in the caption and tagging @gumtreeuk in the post. The image or video must demonstrate the furniture transformation, for example both ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures. Entrants are requested to not include any personal data (e.g. an image of themselves or others) in their picture. From all Valid Entries, one entry will be selected during the Competition Period by a panel of judges that includes at least one independent judge. The winning entry is judged on a combination of (i) quality of imagery/video, and, (ii) inspirational quality of the furniture flip.

When is it?

The Competition will be held during the Competition Period. Any entries received outside of the Competition Period will not be considered.

Who can enter?

The Competition is open only to Eligible Entrants.

An Eligible Entrant may submit only one entry. Further entries will not be considered during the Competition Period.

All employees (and their families) of eCG UK, its affiliates or subsidiary companies, any representatives or agents of those companies and anyone else who may be professionally involved with the Competition cannot enter the Competition.

The prize

One £300 B&Q voucher will be awarded to one Valid Entry selected by the judging panel (“Prize”) during the Competition Period. Separate terms for voucher redemption may apply.

The winner will be contacted by Gumtree UK via Instagram within 14 days from the end of the Competition Period to be informed they have won the Prize and requested to provide an email address to receive the prize. Eligible Entrants are responsible for ensuring that they provide and can be contacted at their registered email address.

If eCG UK or its authorised agents are not able to contact the winner by midnight (UK time) 5 days after the first attempted notification, eCG UK reserves the right to select an alternative winner and the original winner’s entitlement will lapse.

What’s excluded?

The following will not be Valid Entries:

  • Any entries which do not comply with eCG UK’s Terms of Use
  • Any entries from a professional Gumtree account
  • Any entries submitted through professional or automated tools, including but not limited to, API feeds


eCG UK, in its sole discretion, reserves the rights to:

  • suspend, change or cancel the Competition at any time, in the event of circumstances arising which make it necessary for it to do so;
  • add additional terms to the Competition;
  • exclude users on the basis that it believes that they do not respect its Terms of Use or that their entries are not of the requisite standard; and/or
  • verify the eligibility of entrants.

Any decision of eCG UK regarding any aspect of the Competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

By entering the Competition, all entrants irrevocably grant eCG UK permission to use their name and image for advertising, promotional or publicity purposes.

These Terms & Conditions and the Competition are governed by English law. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the Terms of Use and these Terms & Conditions will prevail to the extent of any conflict.

This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram or the voucher supplier.

eCG UK shall not be liable, in contract or tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or breach of statutory duty or in any other way for the loss or damage howsoever arising suffered by an entrant resulting directly or indirectly from entering the Competition. Nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall limit eCG UK’s liability for death, personal injury or fraud.

eCG UK does not accept, and is not responsible for, any lost or delayed entries. eCG UK reminds entrants of the nature and limitations of the Internet and is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any communications network, online system or computer hardware or software that may affect entry to the Competition.

Although eCG UK will use reasonable efforts to ensure that all information relating to the Competition (“Competition Material”) is accurate, eCG UK is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any communications network, online system or computer hardware or software failure that may affect eCG UK’s operation of the Competition or the site, including without limitation the accuracy of any Competition Material.

eCG UK may use third parties to facilitate one or more elements of the Competition and eCG UK may provide some of your personally identifiable information to them. These third party service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with eCG UK and other legal restrictions that prohibit the use of the information we provide them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific outsourced eCG UK related operation. See eCG UK’s Privacy Notice for further information.

Please Contact Us for any query related to the Competition or to your use of the website, applications or tools.

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