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Purchase fuel (petrol/ diesel) at any participating Gulf Petrol Filling Station for your chance to win a family trip to Europe.

For online entries only there is also a runners up prize of a Mr Peabody & Sherman child’s telescope.

Entry: Eligible Gulf Customers can enter for a chance to win the prize by either:

  • SMS – Eligible Customers will be asked to text their name and GULF to 63333. Text messages will be charged at the Eligible Customer’s standard mobile rate. Only one entry per mobile number permitted. One transaction reference equals one entry and any subsequent entries will be charged but not entered into the draw.
  • Online – Eligible Customers will be asked to supply their name, email address, postcode and contact number together with the transaction reference from the Gulf Petrol Filling Station receipt. One transaction reference equals one entry and one entry per customer is permitted.

Data protection: By providing your personal details you confirm that The Promoter can use your data to contact you by SMS or email about Gulf news and promotions. The Promoter will not give your data to anyone else and will look after it carefully. More information is available at or contact us at You can unsubscribe at any time.

Dates: Transaction references will be on receipts at all participating Gulf Petrol Filling Stations only. Entries must be submitted between 14 January 2014 and 18 February 2014 (inclusive) and the winner will be notified within 14 working days from the closing date.

The prize: (for both online and SMS entries): A 7 day trip to Europe for 2 adults and 2 children (under-12). The prize is subject to availability and is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. Prize is valid for 12 months from the date of notification of winning, and travel must be booked and completed within that time frame.
The prize includes all of the below:

  • One-way flights from London to Athens. Flights are available from major international airports in London only (Gatwick and Heathrow). The prize excludes domestic ground transfers.
  • Return Airport transfers in Athens
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Athens, with a minimum four-star rating, based on sharing a family room
  • One-way flights from Athens to Paris
  • Return Airport transfers in Paris
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Paris, with a minimum four-star rating, based on sharing a family room
  • One-way flights from Paris to Pisa
  • Three-day car hire from Pisa, including GPS (winner and/or guest must be aged 25 or over, and must have been in possession of a full clean driving license for at least one year).
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Florence, with a minimum four-star rating, based on sharing a family room
  • One-way flights from Pisa to London
  • Travel insurance: (Subject to restrictions and the terms and conditions of the insurance provider. It is the responsibility of the winner and/or their companion(s) to meet any additional costs relating to obtaining insurance cover for any pre-existing medical condition and for any additional costs as may be specified where the winner and/or their companion(s) are aged 74 or over).

The prize cannot be taken between 20 December 2014 and 2 January 2015 (Christmas and New Year), UK bank holidays, or over Easter Sunday. All elements of the prize must be taken at the same time. Once booked, the prize cannot be altered or amended.

Adults must be aged 18 or over. Maximum age for children is 11 years old. Children must have prior written permission from parent or guardian before travelling.

The winner and guests must have full passport valid for at least 6 months at time of travel and any necessary visas are responsibility of winner and guests. A valid credit or debit card will be required for security deposit purposes when checking into the hotel.

The prize excludes meals and drinks (other than those specified above), excursions, attractions, treatments, visas and personal expenses and anything not expressly included in the prize.

For online entries only, one runner-up will win a Mr Peabody & Sherman child’s telescope.

Entry criteria: This Promotion is open to residents of England, Wales and Scotland aged 18 and over who have purchased fuel from a Gulf Petrol Filling Station and received a transaction reference on their receipt (Eligible Customers). One entry is permitted per person.
Employees of the involved parties, and their families, are excluded from entering the competition.
The Promoter does not accept responsibility for IT failures of any kind, which may affect the sending or receipt of your entry.

The draw: Winners will be notified via the email address supplied at the time of entry. The winners must respond with their full name and address within 14 days of the date of dispatch of the confirmation email from the Promoter.

There are no cash alternatives to the prize and the prize is non-refundable and non transferable. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Should the winner of the main prize not be able to travel within the specified dates the Promoter will redraw another winner.

The terms and conditions of any other third party will also apply to the prizes where applicable. If there is a conflict between third party terms and conditions and these terms and conditions, these shall take precedence. The Promoter will not be liable for any events that render the prize draw or the rewarding of the prize impossible and that are beyond the Promoter’s control. The Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the Promotion.

If the winners cannot be contacted within 14 days or are not able or available to accept the prize for any reason which is beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, then the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant and shall have no liability to the original winner for such reallocation of the prize.

General: The Promoter’s decision is final and binding in all respects on all entrants and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winners agree to allow the Promoter to use their name and location for advertising and publicity purposes without additional remuneration. The prize winner may be required to participate in reasonable publicity and Gulf Oil reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity. See for our privacy policy.

This Promotion, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Promotion.

Gulf is a trading name of Certas Energy UK Limited (the “Promoter”) 302 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6XG.