Don’t just have a weekend, have a freekend on us!  

We’re giving you 2GB of free data every weekend for 3 months when you join Skinny Mobile!

Here’s how it works

Every Friday, our reindeer will check if you’re on one of the eligible Combos, and then we’ll flick you a text message to confirm that you are.

Once you’ve got your confirmation text, make sure you don’t cancel your Combo before the weekend, because that will mean you lose out on your free data.

How to get it

Grab a new Skinny Mobile SIM and activate it before February 5th 2018. Then jump on a $16, $26 or $46 Combo and make sure your Combo doesn’t expire before the weekend rolls in. Then, hey presto! You’ll be 2GB data richer, just like that! 

What you should know

If you bought a Combo sometime late on Friday, and still haven’t received a confirmation text = don’t worry, our reindeer will still count you. We’ll send you a text message on Saturday morning to confirm you’ve got 2GB of free data for the rest of the weekend.

Unfortunately, and just like Christmas, something this good just can’t last, so your Free Data Weekends will expire 3 months after you’ve activated your Skinny Mobile SIM.

Want more FREE stuff?

Purchase any Skinny phone online, and get a FREE Momax Bluetooth speaker worth RRP $49.99 while stocks lasts. T&C’s apply.

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Legal stuff :

Free gift includes Momax Bluetooth speaker. While stocks lasts. One free gift per Skinny phone purchased online at Non-exchangeable. No returns. Limited stock available. Limited time only offer. Any issues with not receiving your free gift, or a faulty speaker must be reported to our care team '0800 4 Skinny' within 14 days from purchase. Skinny Terms apply.

'Caption That' at Home Freekend getaway with 7 Days & Skinny Mobile

Be watching 7 Days, Friday 9PM on Three for your chance to...WIN $1000 worth of Flight Centre vouchers, so you can escape and enjoy a Freekend Weekend on us! Enter by participating in the Skinny Mobile Freekends 'Caption That' at Home game. T&C's apply.

Free data weekends offer :

  1. ‘Free Data Weekends’ includes free 2GB of Bonus mobile data to be used in New Zealand, starting every Friday midnight (Saturday 12:00 am), for 48 hours, subject to eligibility.
  2. Delays of up to 10 minutes may occur in applying the free data to your account, but don’t worry it’ll happen, we promise.
  3. Offer available to new customers who activate their new Skinny Mobile SIM between 7am 24/10/2017 and midnight 5/02/2018
  4. Offer applies for 3 months from the date of SIM activation. Where the last day of the availability period falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the 2GB Bonus data will apply in full for the duration of the weekend.
  5. Eligible combos include $16, $26 and $46 Skinny Mobile Monthly Combos.
  6. To be eligible for the Bonus data on the specific weekend, you must have an active eligible Combo prior to Friday midnight (Saturday 12:00 am). 
  7. If you purchase an eligible combo during the weekend, the Bonus data will not apply until the next weekend. Blame the silly season.
  8. If you deactivate the Combo during the eligibility period, or if your Combo doesn’t renew, new Bonus data will not apply until you activate a new Combo.

The Skinny Mobile Caption That At Home Promotion Terms & Conditions :


1. The Skinny Mobile Caption That At Home promotion allows the participants to go in the draw to win the Prize described herein (the “Promotion”).


2. The promotion period begins on Friday, 27th October 2017 at 9.00pm and entries close on Friday, 17th November 2017 at 10pm (the “Promotion Period”).

3. Each Friday during the Promotion Period, participants will need to watch 7 Days on Three from 9pm, where during the programme a segment called ‘Caption That’ will be aired.

4. Participants may enter via text message to 3013 and must text their name and their caption to the image of that week’s ‘Caption That’ segment that is displayed on screen during the broadcast and posted on the 7 Days Facebook page ( Participants will have until 9.40pm the same day to submit their entry (“Valid Entry”).

5. Standard text charges apply; please check with your provider.

6. Any entries received after 9.40pm will be invalid.

7. Participants may enter as many times as they wish. 

8. Participants must be 18 years old at time of the entry.

9. Participants must be a New Zealand resident to enter.

10. MediaWorks has the final say regarding this Promotion and no correspondence will be entered into.

11. These promotional terms and conditions can be changed at any time throughout the Promotion Period.


12. Each Friday, during the Promotion Period, on the same day MediaWorks will select the best caption submitted (as determined by MediaWorks in its sole opinion) from all of the Valid Entries (each a “Winner”).

13. MediaWorks will announce each Winner by 10pm on the same day of each applicable 7 Days episode (first Winner will be advised on Friday, 27th October 2017).

14. There will be four Winners in total. Each Winner will win a Prize.

15. The Prize consists of a Flight Centre Travel voucher to the value of $1,000.

16. Winner must respond to MediaWorks within 48 hours, otherwise the Winner forfeits the prize and MediaWorks will randomly select a new Winner.

17. The Prize is subject to Flight Centre’s applicable Terms and Conditions as set out at and on the Flight Centre Travel voucher itself. The expiry date will be advised on the Flight Centre Travel voucher. It is the Winner’s responsibility to check this expiry date and use prior to expiry.

18. MediaWorks will post the Prize out to the Winners, once they have responded to the notification that they have won and once the Winner has provided the required personal details including full name, phone number, postal address and email address.

19. All elements of this Prize are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value. Winners will also not be entitled to a refund.



“Disqualified Participants” means:

(a) all MediaWorks employees, all employees of participating sponsors or promoters and/or advertising agencies and their Immediate Families;

(b) all people under the age of 18 years where the prize incorporates air travel or any other element which would be illegal to supply to a person under the age of 18 years;

(c) all people who have won a prize from the channel/station running this promotion in the last 14 days. If the previously won prize was valued at over $1000, the winner must stand-down from entering for a period of 90 days.


“MediaWorks” means all companies in the MediaWorks Group including but not limited to MediaWorks TV Limited, MediaWorks Radio Limited and all brands and operating companies controlled by or associated with those entities;

 “Promoter” is MediaWorks;

 “Immediate Families” include spouses, Grandparents, Parents, Children, and Grandchildren whether by marriage, past marriages, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other family extension.



1. These Promotion or Competition Rules (‘the Rules’) apply to all MediaWorks Promotions or Competitions (collectively ‘the Promotion’) conducted on or off air and by means of any medium – radio, television, print, telephone or online. The Rules may change from time to time.

2. If a particular Promotion has specific rules or terms (‘the Specific Rules’) those Specific Rules will apply if there is any inconsistency with the Rules.

3. Unless otherwise stated in the abovementioned specific rules or terms, registration, entry or vote is limited to 1 per person. Where multiple registrations, entries or votes are acceptable, each must be made separately.

4. Entry into the Promotion is deemed to be acceptance of the Rules and confirmation that the entrant has the necessary authority (for example from the bill payer or owner of a telephone) to enter the Promotion.

5. No purchase is necessary to win or participate in the Promotion, unless specified in the Specific Rules.

6. The Promotion is open to New Zealand Residents only. Disqualified Participants may not enter in the Promotion.

7. These Promotion terms and conditions can be changed at any time throughout the Promotion Period.

8. MediaWorks reserves the right to exclude any person from participating in the Promotion on reasonable grounds.

9. MediaWorks reserves the right to refuse to award any prize to an entrant who MediaWorks decides (in its sole discretion) has violated the Rules, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Promotion or won using fraudulent means.

10. By participating, entrants grant MediaWorks exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, videos, voices and likeness in connection with the Promotion and for future promotion and marketing purposes and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use.

11. All entrant personal details must be valid and up to date and will be held by MediaWorks and may be used for the purpose of the Promotion and for future promotion and marketing purposes in accordance with MediaWorks Privacy Policy (see unless otherwise directed by contestants at the time of entry.

12. Personal information provided at the time of entry is presumed to be true and, in the case of text or email notification – active, through to and beyond the date of the Promotion’s completion.

13. Where the promotion involves texting, the following apply:

a. standard sms text charges will apply, unless otherwise stated in the Specific Rules and will depend on the entrant’s particular plan or agreement with their phone service provider;

b. any form of automated text message is invalid;

c. the telephone number from which the entry was made will be stored in a database. The entrant has a two-business-day period from the time of entry to request removal from the database. 

d. if no request is made it is deemed acceptance that the information can be used for future promotion and marketing purposes;

e. MediaWorks takes no responsibility for text costs incurred after the Promotion has closed as stipulated in the Specific Rules; and

f. no refund will be given for any text message which is charged for but is not entered into the Promotion.

Winning the Prize

14. Only the person who originally entered the Promotion can be awarded the prize (‘the Winner’).

15. The Winner will be determined in the manner set out in the Rules or the Specific Rules – if not specified then as determined by the Promoter who shall for this purpose be deemed the Judge.

16. The Judge’s determination of the Winner will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

17. The Winner will be notified by email, phone (voice or text), social media notification (by way of private message, tagging or commenting on a post or image), posted mail or in person and must be available for the preparation of all publicity that may be required by MediaWorks. Where attempts to contact the Winner fail (eg when the Winner cannot be contacted by phone after three attempts; or mail sent is returned; or when the Winner fails to respond to social media notification within 48 hours) the Judge will select another winner. For social media promotions, the Judge will select a maximum of 3 winners. If the prize is not claimed 48 hours after the third winner is notified, the prize will be regarded as forfeit and will not be redrawn. For all promotions, if after successful notification, the prize is not collected within two months of being announced it will be regarded as forfeit. (Note: 3 attempts to contact the Winner will include individual calls to any numbers provided at the time of entry. However, should the prize’s total worth equal less than NZD$250 and be a live-to-air draw, only one failed attempt at contact will be acceptable before the Judge selects another winner.)

18. The prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable, unless the contestant wishes to transfer the prize to a charity of their choice. No other family members, friends, office associates or any other person will be able to participate on the Winner’s behalf. In the event that the prize specified in the Competition becomes unavailable for any reason the Promoter may substitute a prize of like or equal value.

19. Where the Winner is required to claim the prize in person, they must provide proper identification (eg driver’s licence, passport, birth certificate). If the Winner is under the age of 18 years their parent or legal guardian must accompany the Winner or give their prior written consent to the award of the prize.

20. The Winner takes the prize entirely at his/her own risk and indemnifies MediaWorks in respect of any claim for any accident, injury, property damage or loss of life that may occur in connection with the prize. The Winner is responsible for all insurance, tax or other costs that may be associated with the prize.

21. Where the prize includes air travel and/or accommodation, either international or domestic (“the Travel Prize”):

a) the Winner MUST have valid documentation, including but not limited to valid passports and Visas, which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities at every destination. 

b) Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities (including any costs associated with delay), will be the sole responsibility of the Winner.

c) When the Travel Prize includes travel to or through the United States, it is the Winner’s responsibility when travelling into or through (transiting included) the United States under the Visa Waiver Program to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) no later than 72 hours prior to departure if required. The winner must visit the US Department of Homeland Security website and fill in the required information. The cost of the ESTA is the sole responsibility of the Winner.

d) The Winner and their travelling companion (if applicable) must travel together at all times. The Winner is responsible for transport from their residence to their nearest international airport for flight departure and from their nearest international airport to their residence upon returning to New Zealand.

e) Flight tickets are available on the regular scheduled services of each airline and are subject to seasonal embargos. The flight itinerary may have to be adjusted depending on the airline's departure city and their current flight schedule. Unless otherwise specified, the air travel is economy class.

f) Any changes to travel dates or additional accommodation outside the travel period specified in the Travel Prize details, made by the winner, which incur additional costs, are to be paid by the Travel Prize winner.

g) Unless explicitly stated in the Specific Rules, the Winner will be responsible for expenses including, but not limited to, spending money, meals, drinks, transport, laundry charges, activities, incidentals, taxes (excluding departure and any other flight associated taxes included within the Travel Prize), gratuities, services charges, passports, visas, travel insurance and all other ancillary costs associated with redeeming the Travel Prize. The Winner must obtain travel insurance to protect themselves against additional costs incurred in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

h) The Travel Prize is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The Travel Prize must be taken as stated in the Specific Rules and no compensation will be payable if the Winner is unable to use the Travel Prize as stated. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Winner is, for whatever reason, unable to travel on a nominated date during this period, whether the failure was due to reasons beyond the Winner's control or otherwise, then the Winner will forfeit the Travel Prize.

i) The Promoter makes no representation as to safety, conditions and other issues that may exist at any destination. International travel advice can be obtained from various sources, including government, local consular offices and the web site of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The winner accepts the Travel Prize at their own risk.

j) All travel is subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions of the Travel Prize service providers. Any travelling companion included in the Travel Prize (if applicable) accepts the Travel Prize subject to these terms, conditions and restrictions as if references to the Winner in the relevant clauses were to the travelling companion. The Winner and their travelling companion must sign a legal release, in a form acceptable to the Promoter in its absolute discretion, if requested by the Promoter.

MediaWorks Responsibility

22. MediaWorks reserves the right to amend, vary, extend or discontinue a Promotion at any stage, for any reason.

23. MediaWorks takes no responsibility for any inability to enter, complete, continue or conclude the Promotion due to equipment or technical malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnection, texts with a misspelt keyword, texts to an incorrect shortcode, Acts of God or otherwise. 

24. To the fullest extent permitted by law MediaWorks will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for personal injury as a result of Promotion entry or winning the prize.

25. Where the prize is to be supplied by an entity outside MediaWorks control and that entity fails, for whatever reason, to supply the prize, MediaWorks has no responsibility for the provision of the prize and is not obliged to provide an alternative prize or to take legal action to require the prize supplier to provide the prize.


26. Participation in the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

If the Winner does not accept these Terms and Conditions the prize will be forfeited.