To celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup, online payment provider Skrill has launched a Super Sports Prize Draw for new and active members. Every time you transact or spend €1 (or equivalent) using your Skrill/Moneybookers account you will receive one entry into the prize draw. The more you transact, the more entries you’ll get. For example if you make €54 in total eligible transactions, you will earn 54 tickets for the raffle.
There are two categories of prizes: six weekly prizes to attend major sporting/racing events and one major prize for the opportunity to win up to €1 Million, with €50,000 guaranteed.
Super Sports Prize Draws
The following weekly prize draws are for prizes to attend the following sporting & racing events. The prizes include 2x return flights, airport transfers, accommodation (2-4 nights, depending on the event), return event day transfers, VIP Hospitality (applicable to Weeks 1, 3, 4 & 6) and all services charges & taxes.
Week 1 Draw – 02/06/14 – Italian Grand Prix, Monza
Week 2 Draw – 09/06/14 – El Clasico, Barcelona
Week 3 Draw – 16/06/14 – The Grand National, Aintree
Week 4 Draw – 23/06/14 – Champions League Final, Berlin
Week 5 Draw – 30/06/14 – The Masters, Augusta
Week 6 Draw – 07/07/14 – Brazilian F1, Sao Paolo
€1 Million Draw Raffle – 14/07/14 – €50,000 Guaranteed
The winner of the €1 million prize draw raffle will be invited to London where they will participate in the following draw. The participant will pick up to 7 envelopes out of a series of 35 sealed envelopes, with each envelope containing a monetary value. Once 3 of the same values are revealed the winner of the €1 million Draw raffle will win that amount and the prize draw will end. The winner of the €1 million Draw raffle has the opportunity to win up to €1,000,000 but has a guaranteed prize of €50,000.
The envelope split is as follows:
3 envelopes will contain the main prize symbol of €1,000,000
7 envelopes will contain the secondary prize symbol of €100,000
25 envelopes will contain the guaranteed prize of €50,000
Please note that you must opt in to the promotion to participate. Residents of the USA and Russia are not eligible for this promotion.
What is Skrill? (formerly known as Moneybookers)
Skrill is popular with bookmakers as a deposit/withdrawal method. For Australians using overseas bookmakers it is arguably the best way to transact. Skrill is a UK service that facilitates payments and money transfers through the Internet. It was founded in 2001 as “Moneybookers”, although the service has since been re-branded as “Skrill”. Skrill serves as a secure way to send money to another person or company without having to share your financial details. The service is regulated by the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom.
Australians can deposit funds into their Skrill digital wallet by credit card, bank transfer, or POLi. Withdrawals can be made by bank transfer or cheque.
The Skrill fee schedule is as follows:
– Bank transfer: FREE
– POLi: FREE
– Credit card: 1.90%
Sending/receiving money to/from another person:
– Sending: 1% (up to AUD $0.64)
– Receiving: FREE
– Bank transfer: AUD $2.31
– Cheque: AUD $4.49
Why use Skrill/Moneybookers to transact with online bookmakers?
The main reasons are that your payments are acknowledged by the bookmaker instantly and it avoid the hassle of sending in a scanned copy of your credit card before making a withdrawal. Skrill also is more secure because you aren’t sharing financial details with the bookmaker. Australians can make deposits using POLi into Skrill. See our guide on depositing & withdrawing funds with bookmakers.