Book Depository Competitions



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    Lonely Planet Pocket guides are handy guides that literally fit in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance to travellers who seek only the can't-miss experiences. Colourful and easy-to-use, these neighbourhood-focused guides include unique local recommendations to maximise your quick trip experience.

    • - Full-colour maps and images throughout
    • - Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • - Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • - Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • - Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • - Free, convenient pull-out map plus over 35 colour neighbourhood maps
    • - User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhoods to help you determine the best spots to spend your time
    • - Useful features - including Walking Tours, Best with Kids, and quick glance, Don't Miss

    To celebrate Pocket Guides we have a fantastic Short-lite case by Samsonite, the perfect carry-on bag, to give away to three lucky customers in your choice of 4 colors - plum, navy, grey and green. Just answer the simple question below by Monday 5th May to be in with a chance to win!

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    Competition now closed

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: prize, competition, lonely planet, world, pocket guides, europe

    Lonely Planet Pocket Guides

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    1. 1. The promoter is The Book Depository Limited (05124926) of 4th Floor, Thames Central, Hatfield Road, Slough, SL1 1QE, United Kingdom (‘TBD’). Our friends at Lonely Planet Publications Limited (03970495) of BBC Media Centre, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ, United Kingdom (‘Lonely Planet’) are our promotional partners.

      2. To enter, answer the question provided in the competition post, leave the details requested and hit 'Enter'.

      3. You can enter from 9am GMT on Monday 21st April 2014. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before 5pm GMT on Monday 05th May 2014. No purchase is necessary to enter. Proof of entering is not proof that we have received your entry. Your entry is received at the time TBD receives it. Incomplete and invalid entries will not be accepted. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g., 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      4. The competition is open to all except residents of Italy and people who are employed by TBD or Lonely Planet or their subsidiaries and affiliated companies and their immediate families or housemates. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those aged 16 or under. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for those aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g., a 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      5. Three entrants will win one prize, which consists of:

      (a) A Short-lite Samsonite carry on suitcase.

      6. Winners will be selected at random from the collected entries. The winners will be announced on TBD’s website by 5pm GMT 09 May 2014. If the selected entry does not meet all of these terms and conditions, another entry will be selected from the remaining eligible entries. The decisions of TBD selection are final.

      7. The prize must be accepted as awarded. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      8. By entering this competition you agree to abide by these terms and conditions and consent to the use of your name, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media by Lonely Planet and TBD, without payment or compensation.

      9. The email address and phone number you provide to enter the competition will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. TBD will only use your personal information in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

      10. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      11. All entries become the property of TBD, which assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by TBD on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. TBD reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of TBD corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, TBD reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

      12. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked ‘Lonely Planet Competition’ to The Book Depository, 4th Floor, Thames Central, Hatfield Road, Slough, SL1 1QE, United Kingdom. No entries should be sent to this address.

      13. TBD and Lonely Planet have organised this competition in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prizes.


    1. Petra Finderle's avatar Petra Finderle

      Thank you for the amazing prize: it was just delivered to me today! I will enjoy it on my next travel, with a good book from The Book Depository and a Lonely Planet guide.

      Posted Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:00 Under review
    2. Boo_sookie1's avatar Boo_sookie1

      This would be great for my first trip to Europe

      Posted Tue, 06 May 2014 05:02
    3. D Collett's avatar D Collett

      Love the light blue carry on !!!

      Posted Mon, 05 May 2014 23:40

      I come with a lot of baggage, but a Samsonite carry-on Suitcase would sort all that out!

      Posted Mon, 05 May 2014 18:49
    5. Lenka Koudelková's avatar Lenka Koudelková

      I was just thinking about buying one like that! Would be great to win :)

      Posted Mon, 05 May 2014 18:16
    6. Vicki Andrew's avatar Vicki Andrew

      love the green, great size, going to be traveling this summer and this would come in handy

      Posted Mon, 05 May 2014 02:59
    7. susan king's avatar susan king

      I would love to win this luggage ! Thank you for the chance !!

      Posted Mon, 05 May 2014 02:55
    8. Chevaune Stanley's avatar Chevaune Stanley

      Would love to take this on holiday with me this year,

      Posted Sun, 04 May 2014 14:50
    9. Suzanne OMealley's avatar Suzanne OMealley

      My prehistoric luggage doesn't even have wheels, how awesome would this be?

      Posted Sat, 03 May 2014 23:37
    10. Moira Tampsett's avatar Moira Tampsett

      Would love to 'bag' this prize!

      Posted Sat, 03 May 2014 19:38
    11. Katrina Munro's avatar Katrina Munro

      Would be very handy indeed. thanking you .

      Posted Sat, 03 May 2014 06:47
    12. John Stanton's avatar John Stanton

      I also received a "502 Bad Gateway" error message when I click [submit].

      Posted Sat, 03 May 2014 03:37
    13. Edward Khoo's avatar Edward Khoo

      Received a "502 Bad Gateway" error message when I click [submit]. :) Please check server?

      Posted Sat, 03 May 2014 02:56
    14. Victoria Nash's avatar Victoria Nash

      Fantastic prize!

      Posted Fri, 02 May 2014 20:31
    15. Julia de Gooijer's avatar Julia de Gooijer

      Awesome :)

      Posted Fri, 02 May 2014 10:33
    16. trudi melissa okeefe's avatar trudi melissa okeefe

      awesome comp guys ,always a great site to get info and exciting news ..cheers

      Posted Fri, 02 May 2014 05:19
    17. Simone Loukota's avatar Simone Loukota

      Would love to win theses I travel a lot my Granddaughter lives in another State & my old luggage is half dead & what with flights I just can't afford a new piece .

      Posted Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:04
    18. Caitlin Lawler's avatar Caitlin Lawler

      Would be great for my trip to Italy at the end of the year! loving the pocket guides

      Posted Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:17
    19. Carolina Flores's avatar Carolina Flores

      That's wonderful!

      Posted Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:29
    20. Diana Laura Duckworth's avatar Diana Laura Duckworth

      User friendly carry-on suitcase carry-on Lonely Planet NZ to Paris here I come

      Posted Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:42
    21. Christian's avatar Christian

      This would be awesome for my summer holiday. :))

      Posted Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:54
    22. gayle bellemare's avatar gayle bellemare

      Thank you, would love to win this as my carry-on lost a wheel last trip... needless to say, it wasn't a Samsonite!

      Posted Sun, 27 Apr 2014 01:57
    23. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux's avatar Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux

      Thanks so much for the chance to win. This would come into good use for us.

      Posted Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:58
    24. Charles Goode's avatar Charles Goode

      Good Luck

      Posted Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:34
    25. Elizabeth's avatar Elizabeth

      OMG this would be perfect for my first ever trip to NE Europe in July!

      Posted Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:57

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