Today Competition
17.11.14 - 21.11.14

This week on Today, Daithí and Maura will be giving away a fairytale Christmas experience that only dreams are made of!

This December, you and your family could be on the way to Lapland, to experience the magic of Christmas and to meet the man himself, Santa Claus, just days before he sets off on his all important festive journey!

This fully-inclusive 3 day, 2 night trip, for two adults and two children, begins in the beautiful resort of Pyhra in Finland. After settling into your thermal garments and winner boots you will discover Lapland with winter activates such as tobogganing, sleigh riding and snowmobiling. You will also meet huskies and reindeer! And then, the search for Santa begins! You will journey to his magical post office, meet and play with the Elves, and have a private family meeting with Santa in his very own home.

And it doesn't end there! We're also throwing in €1,000 in cash to make sure this is a Christmas experience your family will never forget!

This magical adventure comes courtesy of Canterbury Travel. For over 40 years, this Irish family owned company has specialised in offering fully inclusive holidays to Lapland. Join Canterbury Travel on a magical adventure to meet the real Santa Claus in Lapland. For further information visit

This is all for one lucky viewer this week, and all you have to do for your chance to win is answer Today's simple question!

What colour does Santa traditionally wear?




If you know the answer, call or text the competition line:

ROI: 1516 71 71 44

NI: 0904 7266 544

text COMP followed by your answer, name and location to 57117 (ROI & NI)

Each text entry costs €1.50 (incl VAT) or GBP £1.20. Calls from the eircom network will cost €1.52 and from a BT landline will cost GBP £1.23. Calls from other networks and from mobiles will cost more.

Please note the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

This competition will close at 5.30pm, on 21st November 2014. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included. The winner will be revealed towards the end of today's show at the end of the show today (21/11/14).


Service Provider: Phonovation. Tel: 0818 217 100.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition open and close times and date(s) as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw. If watching on RTÉ One +1 please remember the competition may be closed when advertised due to the +1 hour time difference. Please do not enter during programme replays on RTÉ Television and on the RTÉ Player after the advertised close date and time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included, as the competition will have closed.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry and a resident of the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland in order to qualify as the prize winner.

Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth cert or passport only, and proof of residency, verifiable by recent utility bill (issued within 6 months of win).

U18s travelling as guest(s) of the winner will only be permitted to travel/attend with their parent or legal guardian.

The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative to non-cash prize elements (either in part or whole).

In order to claim the prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by the Promoter relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Promoter and such other persons as may be determined by the Promoter. The individual(s) travelling as a guest of the winner will also be required to sign such documentation if requested by the Promoter in order to be permitted to travel.

Winner and guest(s) must be available to travel on dates specified by the Promoter, otherwise the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited. No alternative dates, prizes or trips will be offered. Travel is currently scheduled to take place on 16/12/14 returning 18/12/14. All elements are subject to advanced booking and availability, may exclude some peak dates, not all date ranges may be catered for. Holiday must be booked through agent as specified by the Promoter.

Holiday prize for 1 winner includes return economy-class flights for 2 adults plus 2 children from Dublin to Rovaniemi, Finland (airline(s), airport(s), route as specified by the Promoter, child defined as under 11 years old as at return travel date), a 2-night stay for 2 adults plus 2 children at the resort of Pyha, Finland (based on a family room sharing, full-board, standard room, Promoter reserves the right to substitute alternative hotel of equal star rating for any reason whatsoever), all meals and thermal clothing provided (meal(s) and menu(s) as specified by the Promoter, restrictions may apply, no cash or alternative available), excursions/tours/activities (for 2 adults and 2 children, with details as specified by the Promoter, no cash or alternative, restrictions may apply) and €1,000 spending money.

€1,000 spending money will be paid to winner by euro cheque (issued to the winner, allow 28 working days for delivery).

Travel insurance and transfers to/from Dublin airport and abroad are not included.

Holiday prize cannot be split, is valid for one travel period only, any holiday prize elements not availed of within the agreed travel dates will be deemed to have been forfeited.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid appropriate travel insurance (as determined by the Promoter) for the holiday duration and the Promoter may require winner and guest(s) to show evidence of valid appropriate travel insurance prior to travel.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid passports and are solely responsible for any special visa requirements and medical vaccinations/other recommended medical requirements.

Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible to completing all documentation (electronic or other) required in advance of travel/entry and are solely responsible for paying any associated fees.

Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible for any duty which must be paid on goods purchased abroad upon their return to Ireland.

Any costs incurred additional to the prize package elements listed (e.g. telephone charges, transfers, room service, etc.) will be at the winner's own expense.

Any requested or permitted upgrades or changes to the stated holiday prize will be at the winner's own expense.

Failure to attend for any reason whatsoever on the travel dates agreed and booked does not entitle the winner to an alternative holiday and the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited.

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, Canterbury Travel and their associated promotional partners, companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter/win.

RTÉ's decision in relation to selection of winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions also apply.

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