“Number Magic” Terms & Conditions


This Contest (as defined below) is subject to the following terms & conditions (“T&C”), which may be updated by Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited (“BCCL”) having its registered office at The Times of India Building, Dr. D. N. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001 and corporate office at 9-10, Express Building, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110 102, from time to time without notice to Contestant (as defined below). The Contestant confirms to have read the T&C at www.toinm.com The Contestant is entering into the Contest at his/her sole discretion and free will. The Participation or submission of entry in the Contest shall be deemed as the acceptance of the T&C by the Contestant.


1. Definitions

(a) “Contest” shall mean the contest titled as Number Magic. The Contest is being organized for engagement with TOI reader(s) to interact with the customer(s) and understand their views about TOI also to ascertain the areas where BCCL can improve to enhance overall customer experience

(b) “Contestant” shall mean the individual who participates in the Contest.

(c) “TOI” shall mean The Times of India.

(d) “Prize” means the redeemable gift vouchers decided for that day of the Contest and monthly Bumper Prize as determined by BCCL.


2. Eligibility

(a) This Competition is valid for Indian citizens and residing in India. If you are under the age of 18 years, you should review this T&C with your parents or legal guardian to make sure that you and your parent or legal guardian understand and agree to it and further if required your parent / legal guardian shall perform or undertake such activities to enter into a legally binding agreement with BCCL.

(b) The employees of BCCL and their affiliates, distributors and dealers of BCCL, the sponsors of the Contest, family members or the relatives of employees of BCCL, distributors, dealers, sponsors are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Any such entry, even if successful, would be deemed inadmissible for the purpose of this Contest.

(c) Contest Duration

The Contest shall start May, 2019 and shall continue unless terminated by BCCL. BCCL reserves the right to terminate, extend or shorten the Contest Duration at its sole discretion.


3. Prize and Participation

(a) No entry fee is required to participate in the Contest.

(b) To participate in each day's Contest, the reader has to SMS his entry in the prescribed format to 9222211188 within 24hours on the same day. Entries received after 24 hours window shall be rejected.

(c) Entries wherein the last six digits of the participants/Contestant's personal identification document having serial number have not been given shall be rejected. Only entries containing six digits will be considered valid. The Contestant shall also have answer “Why do you like to read TOI newspaper? or any other question as determined by BCCL”.

(d) All entries shall become the property of Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd. (BCCL).

(e) By participating in The Times of India Number Magic contest, all participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the contest.

(f) Entries will be short-listed on the basis of computer generated random technique, answer to the question "What makes you read TOI" and the proof submitted, subject to the numbers announced in The Times of India for each day's contest being present in the entry in the prescribed format.

(g) Every day, 1000 Winners will be decided from these short-listed entries on the basis of the contest question being answered correctly and completion of form given on www.toinm.com. The decision of BCCL shall be final and binding. No correspondence shall be entered into by BCCL in relation to the binding and indisputable decision of the Contest.

(h) These 1000 winners will be individually notified by a representative of TOI within 24hours of their sending the SMS, at which time the representative will telephonically confirm the personal identification document having serial number for which the entry has been sent.

(i) To claim the Prize, the participant/Contestant shall have to submit a copy of the Front Side of the personal identification document having serial number containing the winning combination. In case the participant/Contestant does not submit the copy as required, he/she shall not be eligible for the Prize.

(j) The BCCL representative will reasonably endeavour to deliver the Prize (in case of physical delivery) otherwise the Prize will have to be collected from the courier's office by the winner.

(k) All the winners shall be entitled to participate and win the Bumper Prize to be announce at the end of the Contest. The winner Contestant shall be required to answer a question and the correct entries shall qualify for the Bumper Prize, the winner of the Bumper Prize shall be selected through the computer generated random technique.

(l) BCCL will not be responsible for any defects/inadequacy in the products/services redeemed in lieu of the Coupons/gift vouchers and the same would have to be addressed to the sponsor/service provider/manufacturer directly. BCCL shall not be liable to replace/exchange the Prize/products/services at any stage.

(m) Decision of the BCCL will be final and binding on all participants and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

(n) In case any winner refuses to accept the prize decided for him/her, his participation in the Contest will be declared null and void. Prizes cannot be exchanged for their value in cash or for other prizes. Each Prize shall have a validity period and the same can be redeemed with the respective sponsors within such validity period as mentioned on the Prize. Further, any charge over and above the stated Prize shall have to be borne by the Contestant themselves including without limitation travelling, prize collection/delivery charges etc.

(o) The Prize(s) are non-transferable.

(p) The Contestant shall exclusively bear any levies, duties, registration, insurance cost, octroi and taxes, wherever applicable, on the Prize including the Bumper Prize. The Contestant shall be solely liable for any other expenses related to the acceptance/use of the offer or participation in the Contest. All/any Government taxes on prize money/Prize (as applicable), shall be borne by the winner(s) and all deductions, such as tax deduction at source (“TDS”), wherever applicable, shall be made by BCCL in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961 or winner shall pay to BCCL such amount. For the avoidance of doubt, qua the Bumper Prize, in the event the Bumper Prize is vehicle, the Bumper Prize shall be delivered at EX-Show room price, the winner shall bear any levies, duties, registration, insurance cost, octroi and taxes. The transfer of the ownership, possession and the related risks of running and maintaining the vehicle shall forthwith pass to winner upon delivery and the winner shall maintain the vehicle at his/her own risk after the date of delivery, there may be additional agreement to be signed by the winner for the Bumper Prize.

(q) The winners (including winners of Bumper Prize) shall claim their prize within 30 days from the date of announcement, failing to which BCCL may in its sole discretion pass it on to other winner(s).


5. Lenskart Voucher Codes

  1. Voucher code received on or before 30th May 2019 are worth Rs.250 and are applicable on Lenskart products (Store + Web + App)
  2. Voucher code received after 30th May 2019 are worth Rs.500 and are applicable on Lenskart products (Store + Web + App)
  3. Only one voucher is applicable per transaction
  4. This offer cannot be clubbed with any other offer or schemes.
  5. Over and above BOGO (buy one, get one)
  6. Lenskart.com reserves the right to change/modify terms and conditions of gift voucher (for any issue/escalation pls reach out to # email : Support @lenskart.com or call : 99998-99998)
  7. Voucher valid for six months i.e. 30th Nov’19.

6. Dineout Voucher Codes

  1. Voucher code received on or before 30th May 2019 are worth Rs.250
  2. Voucher code received after 30th May 2019 are worth Rs.500
  3. 100% of Promo code amount can be used in a transaction (or bill amount, whichever is less).
  4. Promo Code amount will be deducted only from bill amount and will not cover Convenience Fee.
  5. Once the promo code is applied, rest of the amount will be deducted from Promotional Earnings (25% of the remaining bill amount) & Add Money amount.
  6. Only one promo code can be applied per transaction.
  7. Promo Code amount can be used just once. Means, if a promo code of Rs.250 was applied on a transaction of Rs.100, maximum discount (upto bill amount or promo code amount, whichever is less) will be applied on this transaction and rest of the amount will lapse. It cannot be used on the next transaction.
  8. These promo codes are applicable on Dineout Pay, deal, coupons only. They are not applicable on the purchase of GP.
  9. These promo codes are valid till 30th September 2019.


7. Other Terms

(a) The Contestant agrees that, he/she will participate in any promotional activities or material, without additional payment or permission, as requested by BCCL. Subject to applicable laws, Contestant hereby grants BCCL, by participating in the Contest and/or accepting a Prize, the right to use, in perpetuity the Contestant’s information as may be provided by the Contestant, publish and display Contestant’s picture, voice, video, statements, quotes which may be adapted, edited or modified, as solely determined by BCCL for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media without notification or approval, all without any additional consideration.

(b)The Contestant voluntarily agrees to submit the required documents and personal information to participate in the Contest. Contestant voluntarily consents and permit BCCL will use any personal information that the Contestant provides in accordance with applicable laws for the purposes of this Contest and for any marketing or other purposes. BCCL may also share such information(s) with its affiliates, its service providers and agents for the purpose of this Contest. The information may also be used by BCCL for:

(c) BCCL reserves the right to cancel or amend all or any part of the Contest and/or the terms & conditions/technical parameters/Prize without prior notice in the event of circumstances arising beyond its control that makes it necessary to do so. However, any changes to the terms & conditions/technical parameters or cancellation of the Contest, will be updated/posted on website www.toinm.com. It would be the exclusive responsibility of the Contestant alone to keep themselves informed as to any changes in the terms & conditions/technical parameters/evaluation criteria stated for this contest.

(d) The Contest is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. BCCL expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. BCCL does not make any warranty that the Contest and or emanating results will meet your expectations.

(e) Entries for the Contest received on any day other than the day on which the numbers are announced in TOI shall be rejected. Further, all multiple entries (entries with the same proof details) received for each day's contest and/or incomplete entries or entries where the prescribed format for sending the entry has not been followed shall also be rejected. No correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

(f) BCCL will in no event be liable for any damages whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential arising out of the Contest or use of the Prize(s) given through the Contest or use of the information shared by the Contestant, in the event any disclaimer is held invalid, the liability of BCCL under this Contest shall not exceed the value of lowest single Prize.

(g) The Contestant hereby agrees and undertakes not to hold BCCL and/or or any of their group entities or affiliates, their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, vendors, responsible for or liable for, any actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, charges and expenses that the Contestant may/might have suffered, sustained or incurred, or claims to suffer, sustain or incur, by way of and /or on account of participation in the Contest or related to the Prize in any manner whatsoever.

(h) This Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Any disputes, differences and/or any other matters in relation and arising out of this Contest and/or pertaining to the rules and regulations of this Contest shall be referred to a sole arbitrator appointed by BCCL in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 and any subsequent amendment thereof. The arbitration proceedings shall be held in English and the seat of arbitration shall be at New Delhi. The arbitral award shall be final and binding.

(i) All disputes shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of New Delhi courts only.

(j) In accordance with the applicable laws, for any grievance, you may reach the grievance officer of BCCL at support@toinm.com.

(k) The Privacy Policy located at www.toinm.com, shall form an integral part of this T&C.