How does the promotion work?

There are really 4 simple stages.

  1. You register your details so you are in the promotional database and you secure work on a participating farm
  2. For every average working week that you complete on a participating farm between 1st June and 4th October, you earn 100 entry points.  The longer you stay with one farm the more additional bonus entry points you will receive
  3. At the end of the promotion in October, all your entry points are turned into entries in the draw which will take place on 14/10/21.  At the draw, 10 contestants will be selected at random from all of the entries – so the more entry points you earn the higher the chance of being drawn as a contestant
  4. On 21/10/21 we will hold 10 games for the 10 contestants – each game has a 1 in 100 chance of winning the $100,000 cash prize, with a guaranteed consolation prize of $1000 per game

Where can I register to take part?

You need to complete all of the required registration details at our Registration portal

 

Which states do I have to work in to be eligible to enter?

This promotion is only available in Queensland and is restricted to work on participating strawberry farms only.

 

Why do you need to know my date of birth?

This is not being collected in order to discriminate against any workers.  We need to capture your full first name, last name and date of birth when you register so that we can match up your contact details with the weekly entries earned from working at a participating farm.  The farms will be supplying a file each month with only the first name, last name and date of birth of their workers and the Average Working Weeks that have been completed by each worker.  The file will not contain any confidential information like your Tax File Number, earnings or even hours worked.

 

What is a participating farm?

The promoter for this activity – Pick & Pack for your chance to play to win up to $100,000 – is the Queensland Strawberry Growers’ Association (QSGA). QSGA is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation that provides a range of services to its members and the broader strawberry industry to encourage growth and development.  Every known Strawberry grower in Queensland has been given the opportunity to join the Association and participate in this promotion, but some farms have chosen not to.  Check out the full list of participating farms.

Just remember, to earn entry points you must work at a participating strawberry farm in Queensland.

I am employed by a Labour Hire agency, but I am working on a participating strawberry farm so can I enter this promotion?

Yes –

  1. you must Register all of your details at the Registration portal
  2. you must be working on a participating farm
  3. You must make sure that the farm you are working at records your average working weeks and supplies that information each month.  It must be the farm and not the labour hire business that reports your eligible work for this promotion.

When do I start to earn entries?

You must register, and then go on to get work on a participating farm.  At the end of each working week, the farm you are working for will record your work attendance and you will earn 100 entries for each average working week providing you carry out the work as requested and you present for work each day that you are requested to.

How can I earn bonus entry points?

If you register to work on a participating farm by 11.59pm AEST on Friday 30/4/21 through the Registration portal, then you will earn 750 bonus entry points once you have worked for at least two average working weeks on a participating Queensland strawberry farm.

If you register to work on a participating farm by 11.59pm AEST on Monday 31/5/21 through the Registration portal, then you will earn 250 bonus entry points once you have worked for at least two average working weeks on a participating Queensland strawberry farm.

You can also receive bonus entry points for completing consecutive Average Working Weeks at a single Participating Farm.  These bonus entry points will be awarded as follows:

  1. For any entrant who completes eight (8) consecutive Average Working Weeks at a single Participating Farm during the Promotional period, they will receive eight hundred (800) bonus entry points.
  2. For any entrant who completes twelve (12) consecutive Average Working Weeks at a single Participating Farm during the Promotional period, they will receive one thousand six hundred (1600) bonus entry points.
  3. For any entrant who completes sixteen (16) consecutive Average Working Weeks at a single Participating Farm during the Promotional period, they will receive five thousand (5000) bonus entry points.

An entrant can receive all of the above bonus entry points if completed in succession. So the longer you stay with one participating farm the more entry points you will earn.  Loyalty pays!

I am an Australian worker – can I enter this promotion?

Absolutely YES you can! This promotion is open to all individuals, aged over 18 that are legally allowed to work on a participating farm – regardless of your nationality or your age – everyone is welcome!

I already work for a strawberry farm – can I enter this promotion?

As long as you are not the owner of the farm, you are aged 18 or over and you work at a participating farm, then YES you can. Simply register at the portal and select the farm from the list that you already work for. Then you need to remind your employer to record all your average working weeks and supply that information to the entry address each month.

What is an ‘Average Working Week’ (AWW)?

On a strawberry farm, the length of the working week changes throughout the season depending on factors like the weather or the tasks that need completing each week.  It even differs from farm to farm in the same week as some farms like to work 4 long days and others like to work for a shorter time each day but across 6 days.  An ‘Average Working Week’ is defined as the average full-time work equivalent for the employing farm business for each week of the Promotional Period.  If you don’t show up for work on days that you are required to work then you will not be awarded your 100 entry points for that week – you have to work the full week that is offered as a full-time job for that week.

Can the owner of the strawberry farm enter the promotion?

No. The beneficial owner of the QSGA membership – i.e. the business owner – is not eligible to participate in the promotion.

 

I work in the office and I don’t do any picking or packing – can I still enter?

Yes. The promotion is open to all workers on the participating farm regardless of whether they actually pick or pack the fruit – everyone who is over the age of 18 can enter apart from the business owners.

 

If a worker only works for half the week, can they earn 50 entries for that week?

No. A worker must work for the whole AWW on the participating farm to earn the entries for that week.  This is designed to encourage people to work full weeks and not take time off that hasn’t been agreed in advance.

 

I couldn’t work for two days because I was genuinely sick and I even have a doctor’s certificate covering the days I didn’t work.  Can I still earn the full AWW for that week?

Exceptions like this are allowed for in the rules – discuss this with your participating farm employer.  If they feel that you would have worked if only you were fit and able to, then they have the discretion to award the entries for you for that AWW. The aim of the promotion is to reward people – not set out to penalise them in genuine circumstances.

Can someone register at the portal but never work on a strawberry farm and still have the chance to be a contestant selected to play to win?

No.  Each worker has to earn a minimum of 1000 entry points before they are eligible to earn actual entries into the draw to be drawn as a Contestant, so even if they register before 30th April and get the 750 bonus points, they have to work for at least three weeks on a participating farm to earn an additional 300 entries to get over the 1000 mark for all their points to become draw entries.

 

If I have already started work on a participating farm, but I haven’t registered yet can I still earn entry points?

Yes, but you must register now.  Everyone must register at the portal to be able to earn entry points in the promotion.  PLUS you can receive early sign-on bonus points if you register before 31st May 2021.

If you register to work on a participating farm by 11.59pm AEST on Friday 30/4/21 through the Registration portal, then you will earn 750 bonus entry points once you have worked for at least two average working weeks on a participating Queensland strawberry farm.

If you register to work on a participating farm by 11.59pm AEST on Monday 31/5/21 through the Registration portal, then you will earn 250 bonus entry points once you have worked for at least two average working weeks on a participating Queensland strawberry farm.

 

Can you show me a simple diagram of how it works?