Introduction

The ChooseCBR digital discounts program is a web application launched by the Territory (“we” or “us”) to encourage economic stimulus that supports both community and its local businesses directly. It is a free service in which users and businesses may participate.

How does the Program work?

The Territory will provide funds to the value of $500,000 to the community in the form of subsidised digital discounts. Every Customer (“you”) will initially receive the value of $40 to spend at participating businesses.

You will receive point of sale discounts, in the form of a discount code applied at checkout, in the amounts of 2 x $2.50, 1 x $5, 1 x $10 and 1 x $20. ChooseCBR Discounts will be valid up until the Program Fund are exhausted, at which point the Program will cease.

There is a minimum spend required to use the ChooseCBR Discounts. Refer to General clause 1.5 for more details.

Every Customer who utilises ChooseCBR Discounts will be replenished with the equal value of the subsidised discount the following day until the Program Funds are exhausted.

E.g.: Customer A uses a ChooseCBR Discount of $20 at a merchant on the 8th of December, it will be replenished with an equal ChooseCBR Discount value of $20 on the 9th of December. A Customer will start every day with point of sale discounts valuing $40 comprised of discounts in the increments identified above.

The Merchant will redeem the ChooseCBR Discounts value from an online dashboard. The value of ChooseCBR Discounts redeemed will be paid by the Territory as per the payment terms found in the Merchant Terms and Conditions for the Program.

Definition of Terms

ChooseCBR Dashboard: the home screen that a Merchant or Customer user is taken to after they log in.

ChooseCBR Discount: a subsidised digital discount voucher (in the form of an alpha numerical code) issued by the Territory for the Program.

Customer: any person (other than a Merchant) who has registered and is eligible to use the Program.

Merchant: any business based in the Australian Capital Territory that has an approved registration for the Program.

OTP-SMS: a one-time password (OTP) generated by short messaging service (SMS) for Customers to receive on their mobile phones.

Program: the ChooseCBR digital discounts program.

Program Funds: the pool of funds made available by the Territory for the Program.

Terms and Conditions: the terms and conditions contained in this document including any schedules and any variations made from time to time.

Territory: the Australian Capital Territory, the body politic established by section 7 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 (Cth) represented by the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate.

Transaction: the purchase of goods or services using a ChooseCBR Discount.

1. General

1.1 The ChooseCBR Discount values are in Australian dollars and do not include Goods and Services Tax (GST).

1.2 The ChooseCBR Discount is only valid up until the Program Funds are exhausted. When the Program Funds are exhausted, the Program will end, and any unused ChooseCBR Discounts will be void.

1.3 The availability of Program Funds will be displayed on the Customer’s ChooseCBR Dashboard page. The Customer may check the ChooseCBR Dashboard to confirm that Program Funds are available prior to making any purchase.

1.4 The ChooseCBR Discount can be used to part-pay for goods or services.

1.5 The following minimum amount per Transaction applies to the Program:

  • use of $2.50 ChooseCBR Discount – a minimum spend of $10 (inclusive of ChooseCBR Discount value);
  • use of $5 ChooseCBR Discount – a minimum spend of $20 (inclusive of ChooseCBR Discount value;
  • use of $10 ChooseCBR Discount – a minimum spend of $40 (inclusive of ChooseCBR Discount value);
  • use of $20 ChooseCBR Discount – a minimum spend of $80 (inclusive of ChooseCBR Discount value).

1.6 The ChooseCBR Discount must be presented by the Customer and redeemed by the Merchant at the time of Transaction.

1.7 The ChooseCBR Discount can only be redeemed at approved and listed participating businesses located within the Australian Capital Territory.

1.8 The ChooseCBR Discount cannot be used to pay for alcohol, tobacco or gambling products.

1.9 The ChooseCBR Discount cannot be used to pay for any illegal products or services.

1.10 The ChooseCBR Discount is considered redeemed when status of the ChooseCBR Discount code shows redeemed in the Customer’s, Merchant’s and Territory’s ChooseCBR Dashboard.

1.11 A ChooseCBR Discount has one-time use only. The full value of ChooseCBR Discount must be applied to the relevant Transaction at time of redemption.

1.12 If any error occurs or redemption attempt fails, it needs to be reported immediately with supporting evidence (e.g. screenshots) to the ChooseCBR support team via email to chooseCBR@act.gov.au.

1.13 Only one ChooseCBR Discount may be used per Transaction.

1.14 A Customer may only use one ChooseCBR Discount for one Transaction per Merchant per day to support the stimulus objective of the Program.

1.15 All available ChooseCBR Discounts received by a Customer can be used daily if used at different Merchants.

  • Example 1: on Monday, use a $5 discount at Merchant A, then use another discount at Merchant B.
  • Example 2: on Monday, use a $5 discount at Merchant A. No other discount can be used at Merchant A on this day.
  • Example 3: on Monday, use a $5 discount at Merchant A. On Tuesday, use another discount (of any value) at Merchant A.

1.16 At the POS, the Customer must pay the difference between the total goods and services purchased plus the appropriate GST less the value of the ChooseCBR Discount used.

E.g. the total sale is $22 (Inclusive of $2 GST) – This will include the $5 ChooseCBR Discount and the $17 balance payment from the Customer.

1.17 The ChooseCBR Discounts are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

1.18  If the sum of money paid by a Customer to a Merchant for a Transaction is refunded for any reason, the Merchant must, as soon as practicable, notify the Territory that this has occurred.

1.19 The Territory reserves the right to change ChooseCBR Discount status to void when the Program Funds are exhausted; where there is suspected abuse of the Program by a Customer or Merchant; when an error occurs; or for any unforeseen circumstance.

1.20 The ChooseCBR Discount may only be used in a participating business that has a physical shop or store that is located within the Australian Capital Territory.

1.21 If any dispute arises regarding any of the Terms and Conditions contained herein, the decision of the Territory shall be final and conclusive.

2. Customer Obligations

2.1 You must register through the ChooseCBR website.

2.2 By registering you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

2.3 This Program cannot be combined with other promotional campaigns.

2.4 You may only register once. Multiple registrations by the same person using different email addresses or mobile numbers is not permitted.

2.5 You must agree to receive an OTP SMS on your mobile for password validation.

2.6 Without limiting any other remedies available to the Territory at law or in equity, the Territory reserves the right to, without notice, temporarily or indefinitely suspend, or terminate, your registration if:

  • you breach any provision of the Terms and Conditions;
  • the Territory is unable to verify or authenticate any information that you provide to us;
  • the Territory believes that your actions may cause damage and/or legal liability to the Territory or any other person; or
  • the Territory, acting reasonably, determines in its absolute discretion that it is appropriate to do so.

2.7 You indemnify and hold harmless the Territory and its employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates from and against any losses, liabilities, costs, expenses or damages (including actual, special, indirect and consequential losses or damages of every kind and nature, including all legal fees on a solicitor-client basis) suffered or incurred by any of them due to, arising out of, or in any way related to (directly or indirectly):

  • your use of, or in connection to, the ChooseCBR Program website;
  • your participation in the Program; or
  • your negligence or misconduct, breach of the Terms and Conditions or violation of any law or the rights of any person.

2.8 You are solely responsible for your interactions with the Merchant and the Territory is not a party to any Transactions between you and any Merchant. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor and take action regarding any disputes between you and the Merchant.

2.9 To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Territory and its employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates expressly disclaim all conditions, representations and warranties (whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise) in relation to the Program, including any implied warranty/guarantee of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

2.10 This Program is provided strictly on an "as is" basis. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Territory and its employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates make no representation, warranty or guarantee as to the reliability, timeliness, quality, suitability, truth, availability, accuracy or completeness of this Program or any of its content, and in particular do not represent, warrant or guarantee that:

  • the use of this Program will be secure, timely, uninterrupted or error-free or operate in combination with any other hardware, software, system or data;
  • this Program will meet your requirements or expectations;
  • anything on this Program, or on any third-party website referred or linked to in this Program, is reliable, accurate, complete or up-to-date;
  • the quality of any information or other material purchased or obtained through this Program will meet any particular requirements or expectations;
  • errors or defects will be corrected; or
  • this Program or the servers that make it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

2.11 To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Territory and its employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates exclude all liability to you or any other person for any loss, cost, expense, claim or damage (whether arising in contract, negligence, tort, equity, statute or otherwise, and for any loss, whether it be consequential, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary or otherwise, including any loss of profits, loss or corruption of data or loss of goodwill) arising directly or indirectly out of, or in connection with, the Terms and Conditions or the use of this Program by you or any other person.

2.12 You agree that your use of this Program is at your own discretion and risk. You agree to release the Territory and its employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates from any claim, demand or cause of action that you may have against any of them arising from the Terms and Conditions or the use of this Program by you or any other person. The Territory may plead this release as a bar and complete defence to any claims or proceedings.

3. Customer Eligibility

To be an eligible customer, you must:

  •  not have previously registered with the Program;
  •  have an email address and mobile number that have not been used previously to register;
  •  be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration; and
  •  have a smart device (mobile or tablet) that can access the ChooseCBR Dashboard via a web browser to present a ChooseCBR Discount code to a Merchant at the time of Transaction.

4. Redemption

4.1 To redeem, the Customer must present to the Merchant the ChooseCBR Discount code from the ChooseCBR Dashboard.

4.2 The ChooseCBR Discount is considered redeemed when the status of the ChooseCBR discount code shows redeemed in the Customer’s, Merchant’s and Territory’s ChooseCBR interface.

5. Merchant Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions applicable to Merchants can be found here.

6. Privacy

6.1 The Territory will only collect and use information that is necessary to offer and improve this Program and for its internal reporting purposes.

6.2 The Territory will not disclose any information collected other than in accordance with the privacy notice for this Program which can be found here

6.3 It is the responsibility of the user to ensure all information provided to the Territory in connection with the Program is accurate. ​​​​​​

6.4 All personal information (as that term is defined in the Information Privacy Act 2014 (ACT) is stored within Australian borders and will not be shared with third parties except for the use of this Program. 

6.5If you wish to learn more about the Territory’s approach to privacy please visit www.act.gov.au/privacy.

7.1 The Territory reserves the right to amend all Terms and Conditions relating to the Program and any other policy in relation to this Program at any time in its sole discretion and any such changes will, unless otherwise noted, be effective immediately. Your continued usage of this Program will mean you accept those amendments. We reserve the right, without notice and at our sole discretion, to change, suspend, discontinue or impose limits on any aspect or content of this Program.

8 Governing law and jurisdiction

8.1 These Terms and Conditions will be governed in all respects by the laws of the Australian Capital Territory. The parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Australian Capital Territory and the courts of appeal from them.