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If you have completed our 2024 BDS Member Survey – thank you very much!

You will now be entered into a free prize draw to be in with a chance to win 1 of five available £50 Marks and Spencer Vouchers.

Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

By entering the Prize Draw, you are agreeing to these Prize Draw terms and conditions:

The Promoter of this Prize Draw is the British Deer Society (BDS). Registered address: The Walled Garden, Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge Hampshire SP6 1EF

The Prize Draw is part of the 2024 BDS Member Survey and being promoted via email only to eligible members of the BDS.


  1. The Prize Draw is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over, or to under 18s that have the consent of a parent or legal guardian. The Prize Draw is not open to existing employees of the BDS and its subsidiary companies, or anyone else directly connected with the Prize Draw (including any advertising and promotional agencies engaged by BDS), together with their immediate family members and/or personal partners.
  2. The Prize Draw is only open to those who are current (paid) members of the BDS between Tuesday 2nd April 2024 and Tuesday 23rd April 2024 and who have received a direct email from the BDS about the 2024 BDS Member Survey and Prize Draw during those dates.
  3. BDS reserves the right to request evidence of eligibility, including the identity and age of any entrant.

How to enter

  1. To enter the Prize Draw, BDS members must complete the 2024 BDS Member Survey online form that is available via this link (link is external). On submission of your details using this online form, you will automatically be awarded one entry to the Prize Draw. Only one entry per person is permitted.
  2. The Prize Draw will be promoted via email to eligible individuals who as of 2nd April 2024  have signed up to receive membership emails from the BDS and/or the BDS ‘Deerbytes’ email newsletter.
  3. The Prize Draw will include all entries made from midday Tuesday 2nd April 2024 through to midnight on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 (“Entry Period”). Entries received after that time and date will not be included in the Prize Draw.
  4. Entries must be made directly by the person entering the Prize Draw. Third party, bulk and/or automated applications shall not be accepted, and any entries made by a person found to be using multiple accounts to enter the Prize Draw will be ineligible.
  5. The BDS does not accept responsibility for incorrect or incomplete personal details provided by a winner, or for any damage or loss resulting from entry into the Prize Draw. The BDS shall also not be liable for issues of any kind which may prevent, restrict or delay the sending or receipt of an entry, including (but not limited to) technical faults such as network, computer, hardware or software failures. Late, damaged, illegible or corrupt entries, or those not complying with these Terms and Conditions.
  6. The BDS reserves the right to disqualify and remove entries which it determines in its absolute discretion to be racist, sexist, offensive, obscene, defamatory, abusive, insensitive, hateful, upsetting, illegal or otherwise inappropriate in any way including but not limited to those who BDS believes are entering without having fulfilled the entry requirements set out in these terms and conditions.


  1. There are five prizes available in total, with each prize consisting of one £50 Marks and Spencer Voucher.
  2. The provision of the prize does not imply endorsement by BDS or any of their affiliates or any other third parties concerned in any way with the Prize Draw.
  3. Each winner is personally responsible for any personal or incidental expenses and any VAT, national and/or local tax liabilities incurred in claiming or using the prize.
  4. The prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and non-negotiable. In the event of circumstances beyond BDS’s control, BDS reserves the right to substitute the prizes for similar prizes of equal or greater value or, at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize.
  5. Insofar as permitted by law, BDS will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of using and/or taking up (or failing to use and/or take up) the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of BDS or its employees.

Winner selection

  1. The winners of the Prize Draw will be selected at random by a computer process from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The draw will take place by 30th April 2024. Reserve winners will also be selected in case the original winners cannot be contacted and/or do not provide the necessary information.
  2. The winners will be notified by 30th April 2024 via email using the details provided by the winner. Two attempts will be made to contact the winners within a 14 day period. If a winner does not respond within 5 days of their second email, they will lose their right to the prize and BDS reserves the right to award the prize to the reserve winner selected as set out above.
  3. The decision of the BDS regarding any aspect of the Prize Draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. Furthermore, BDS reserves the right to disqualify a winner if it reasonably believes there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions or a winner’s conduct is contrary to these Terms and Conditions and in these circumstances BDS also reserves the right to require the return of any prize awarded (if applicable) and select an alternative winner as set out above.


BDS reserves the right to:

  1. Cancel or suspend the Prize Draw;
  2. Cancel or refuse any individual’s entry; and/or amend these Terms and Conditions (and will use reasonable endeavours to notify changes to entrants and potential entrants).
  3. Any personal data received from entrants will only be used and/or shared with third parties where necessary for the proper purposes of the Prize Draw and in accordance with BDS’s Privacy Policy at

By entering the Prize Draw, each winner agrees:

  1. That BDS may request the winners express written consent to use their surname and county of residence to announce the winner of the Prize Draw as set out below, and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes; and to participate in such promotional activity and material relating to the Prize Draw as BDS may require. For the avoidance of doubt neither entry into the Prize Draw nor the likelihood of the entrant being the prize winner are conditional upon consent being given.
  2. Where the winner has given their consent as set out above, the surname and county of the winners will be available for one month after the Draw Date to anyone who sends an email to If an entrant objects to this information being made available, they should inform BDS at the earliest opportunity. In such cases, BDS will not make their details available to members of the public, but entrants should be aware that BDS may still be required to share their details with the Advertising Standards Authority.
  3. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law and entrants agree to irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of any dispute arising out of or in connection with them.

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