Why is Northern Ireland excluded from some competitions?


Northern Ireland has its own specific laws that apply to prize draws and lotteries, separate from the laws that apply in England, Wales and Scotland. Unfortunately, these Northern Ireland laws make it illegal for Freesat to run a prize draw that requires a person to make a purchase in order to enter the draw. For this reason, we are unable to operate the Webstore Telly Feb 2021 Prize Draw in Northern Ireland. We do apologise for any disappointment caused.

Freesat regularly runs other promotions and prize draws that do not require a person to make any purchase to enter, for example our recent Christmas 2020 Prize Draw where completion of an online form was the requirement for entry. We’re pleased to be able to include Northern Ireland residents in our promotions of this kind. Keep a look out on our social media accounts and our email newsletters for future promotions.