Win a fantastic pair of Air New Zealand Hobbit-branded model aircraft!

Thanks to Air New Zealand, I am running a unique competition today which will run for just 17 hours.  Between now and midnight, you can win a rare ‘money can’t buy’ pair of Air New Zealand model planes in Hobbit livery!

This is what you can win:

Air New Zealand Hobbit aircraft

There is just one prize which consists of both of the Boeing 777-300ER model aircraft (scale 200:1) shown above.  One features Smaug and the other features the cast of The Hobbit.

If you are a model aircraft fan you will instantly realise how collectable these are.  You certainly don’t need to be a keen collector of model planes to enjoy these, however, they would make an idea Christmas gift for yourself or for the aviation fan in your family.

These aircraft are actually part of the Air New Zealand fleet, as you can see here:

Air New Zealand Smaug

The winner will also receive some Hobbit memorabilia that was given out to guests at the London premiere of ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’. This includes a Hobbit-branded USB, eagle design inflight socks and eye mask, a feather and ink pen set and some golden chocolate acorns!

The competition will run for just 17 hours and closes at midnight tonight.  I will draw a winner tomorrow morning and Air New Zealand will do their best to get the prize in the post on Friday evening.  The winner should receive it before Christmas – it is coming from their London office, not Auckland!  The competition is only open to UK residents.

About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand flies daily from London Heathrow to Auckland, with onward connections possible to a further 26 destinations in New Zealand.

You may be surprised to know that – as all of the London services fly via the United States – you can also book Air New Zealand if you are flying between London Heathrow and Los Angeles.

It is the only airline to offer the innovative ‘Economy Skycouch‘.  For an additional charge, a couple or family of three can reserve these special rows which feature a 5 foot 1 inch couch.  A couple can use it to stretch out whilst a family can use it to create a play area for small children.  You can learn more about the Economy Skycouch here.

Air New Zealand middle earth logo

How to enter

I am using the same automated entry software that I used for the recent competition I ran with The Langham (who, coincidentally, also have a well regarded hotel in Auckland).

Because of the tight time scale you cannot earn any extra entries by tweeting.  You enter by completing your email address in the form below.  This remains private – it will not be shared with Air New Zealand and will not be used by Head for Points for any other purpose.

The rules

You can see the detailed rules by clicking on ‘Terms and Conditions’ in the entry widget. In summary:

You must be at least 18 years old

You must be a resident of the UK and have a UK postal address.  If you are currently outside the UK you will not be able to enter – you will need to email the link to a friend who is in the country!

Entries are limited to one per household

The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Thursday 18th December

If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.

Air New Zealand Hobbit giveaway

Good luck!  The winner will be notified on Friday morning and – if they respond promptly – their prize will be in the post before the ‘last posting date for Christmas’ deadline.

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  1. It detects me as not being in the UK

  2. 6AR

  3. 4FD

  4. Johnny5a says:

    Lol, I’m abroad on holiday and I can’t enter,I get not available in your region.
    I’ll vpn home.

  5. Done…..thanks.

  6. done

  7. Jean Baird says:

    What a fantastic idea the sky couch is are BA likely to bring this out my daughter, husband and grand daughter would love it…

  8. Hey. why are you inputting the post codes?

  9. Ann Johnson says:

    Think I must be a bit thick – I’ve don’t get the irony!!

    • Hi Ann. In the past, when I ran competitions, people entered by leaving a comment under the article and including their post code (so I could be sure they only entered once).

      I was ending up with a list of 1,500 comments full of post codes.

      It got a bit unmanageable which is why I moved to this automated system. Some people seem to miss the old system – or simply don’t read the rules!

    • To understand it better you need to think about rain on your wedding day.
      Another example would be a free ride when you’ve already paid.
      If you’re still not sure then how about – It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take.

      Once you can understand the irony in those situations you can see it everywhere….

  10. Love to have them

  11. Peter Kemp says:

    Good competition. I actually had a little thrill of excitement at the thought of winning – not had that from entering a competition for a while!

  12. We are excited to enter this competition of one of our commonwealth countries’ airlines.

    SW1A 1AA

    • Your Majesty, you do realise that these are MODEL planes, not real ones? You won’t even be able to fit a corgi in one of these…

      • Really? And we needed a new plane for our holidays when this competition came along and yet now we cannot win it. How ironic…. and our corgis are model pets as well…

  13. Very cool. I know a couple of obsessed 12 year olds who these would make very happy!

  14. chris wickers says:

    (EDIT: Chris, I have deleted your email address and entered you manually, so to speak)

  15. Wembleygal says:

    I’m blocked too … work server in Sweden, but I work in Hammersmith, London …

  16. Shame NZ no longer fly via HKG.

  17. in the states on holiday, won’t work on phone or laptop. Good luck everyone

  18. who won

  19. Was not me. I did not get an email this morning 🙁