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DREAMWORD TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The following are the full Terms and Conditions for the SMS Dreamword Game (the "Competition"). By entering the Competition, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  • The competition is organised by Million21 Ltd, (Million-2-1) Unit 125 Ducie House, 37 Ducie Street Manchester M1 2JW and the service is provided to you by Million-2-1 (Promoters).

  • To qualify to enter the Competition you must be resident in the United Kingdom and be at least 18 years old. You must not be an employee, an agent or a director of Million-2-1 or any associated companies or subsidiaries or any advertising agency or web company connected with them or any member of any such person's family.

  • The Competition offers entrants the opportunity to participate in a weekly leader-board hosted on the Million-2-1 website. The winner at the end of each leader-board will be the player that has accumulated the most points over the period based on the scoring table (see below). Entry dates and times for each leader-board are also shown below. The leader-board is started afresh at the end of each period and score totals from the previous leader-board are not transferred to the new game. In the event of a tied score at the end of the defined leader-board period, the winner will be deemed to be the player who has achieved that score by submitting the least number of words or the player that achieved the points total first. In addition, an entrant who scores the prize bonus words will, as well as accumulating the allocated bonus points, win the specified prize.

  • If the winner is not contactable within a reasonable period, or is a previous winner, the Promoters reserve the right to feature the next highest player in the leader-board.

  • Technical problems or questions? We are happy to help. Contact Million-2-1 at Million21 Ltd, Unit 125 Ducie House, or send an email to or telephone 0870 1979095 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

  • The charge of entry is based on a rate per text message of 25 pence inclusive of VAT. There will be a maximum of 3 messages. These charges will appear on your mobile phone bill if you have a contract account or be debited from your pre-pay account as applicable. Standard costs apply for each of the 3 x SMS messages you need to send to us in order to complete your Word Xmas game and the additional message to post your result on the leader-board except for T-Mobile users where the 3 x SMS messages and the message to post your name to the leader-board will cost 10 pence each. Charges for SMS sending will vary depending upon the tariff option you subscribe to - please contact your mobile provider if you want to know the exact amount this will cost you. All mobile phone networks except Virgin can enter.

  • To play using SMS:

    • To enter the Competition text the trigger keywords WORD MAY to the short code 83134.
    • You will be sent back a message containing 5 randomly selected letters from the English alphabet.
    • Reply to the message selecting a further three letters from the English alphabet. You can select the same three letters if you wish.
    • You will then be sent back a message showing your total 10 letters.
    • Reply to the message with the longest word you can make out of the 10 letters.
    • Points are allocated for the length of the word made.
    • If your cumulative points total means that you are a new entry in the Top10 on the leader-board you will be asked to reply with your name. The name you provide will be used to identify you on the leader-board which will be displayed on the Million21 website.
    • To play another hand reply "YES" to the message and you will be sent another five letters.
    • The aim of the game is to achieve the highest cumulative points total over the leader-board period. A player's points for all words submitted over the period are totalled up and stored. The top 10 players in terms of total points are displayed on the Million21 website.
    • The player that is top of the leader-board at the end of the weekly competition may be contacted by Million-2-1 to be featured on the Million21 website.
    • The following points are allocated for the length of the word:

      Length of Word Points
      10 Letter Word 250
      9 Letter Word 100
      8 Letter Word 60
      7 Letter Word 40
      6 Letter Word 20
      5 Letter Word 10
      4 Letter Word 0
      3 Letter Word -10

    • The word is checked against the Cambridge University Press, English Pronouncing Dictionary, sixteenth edition and validated. An online copy of the dictionary can be found at http://dictionary.cambridge.org. In the event that you have sent an invalid word you will be notified of this and asked to reply again.
    • There are also points bonus words and prize bonus words which may not appear in the Cambridge University Dictionary. These bonus words are allocated the following points and prizes:

      Bonus Word Points Prize
      BEETLECONV 5000 New Convertible VW Beetle
      SPRINGTIME 4500 -
      BIGSCREEN 2500 JVC TV
      GRANDPRIX 2000 -
      PLAYOFFS 1500 Table Football
      CUPFINAL 1200 -
      PORTABLE 1000 Portable DVD
      COOLPEN 600 Radio Pen
      BANKHOL 500 -
      PGATOUR 450 -
      CRICKET 400 -
      MAYDAY 200 -
      GARDEN 150 -
      FLOWER 120
      BREAK 40 -
      SUNNY 30 -

    • The entry dates and entry times for each of the leader-boards is shown in the table below but may be subject to change at any time. Entries by SMS messaging for each of the leader-boards must reach us by the dates and times shown below;

      Game Number Entry Dates & Times From / To Status
      Leader-board 1 May 10h 10.00am - June 10th 10.00am ....NOW PLAYING....

  • Each player can play a maximum number of 20 times. Each player can only claim one of each bonus prize per leaderboard period.

  • In all matters the decision of the Promoters will be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. The Promoters cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of, entries, lost or delayed entries in transmission, arising from server functions, viruses, bugs or other causes outside its control.

  • The winner of the Competition will be contacted by Million-2-1 via the mobile phone used by the player in entering the game within 5 days of the relevant leader-board closing date. The winner may be requested to make themselves available for promotion or publicity of Million-2-1.

  • Entrants will be asked to supply proof that they are the registered owner or authorised user of the mobile phone used to enter the Competition.

  • Queries regarding the Competition must be received within 28 days of the closing date of the final leader-board.

  • The Promoters reserve the right to cancel or amend the terms of this Competition at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted within the rules on the site million21.com.

  • The Promoters reserve the right to disqualify any entrant if we have reasonable grounds to believe that the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.

  • Any personal data relating to the entrants will be used by Million-2-1 solely in accordance with current data protection legislation.

  • The Competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English Law.

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