The Cuckoo Race

Author: Clock Shop  


The Clock Shop is excited to announce the launch of The Cuckoo Race, a fun in-store game for all ages, with an array of prizes that can be won including this cuckoo clock from the Black Forest of Germany worth $1890!


Earlier in 2021, the Clock Shop was featured in Episode 14 of The Amazing Race (read more here), and since then we have seen an increase in visitor numbers to our building. To thank our growing customer base, we developed The Cuckoo Race which will be launching on the 26th June, and will be running throughout the year until C.O.B on the 30th November, with the major prize drawn on the 1st December. The incentive was to create a fun in-store game that can be played by adults and children alike, with an array of prizes that can be won just for playing the game. 


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How To Play?

The idea is quite simple- customers simply find the hidden symbol behind the door of one of the cuckoo clocks, and tell the staff what the symbol is. 


The challenge? 

There are literally hundreds of cuckoo clocks adorning the interior walls of the Clock Shop, with each set to go off at different times, so finding the symbol is no easy feat! To make things even more difficult, the symbol will change places daily. Once the symbol has been found, customers are to tell a staff member what the symbol is, and then take a photo with a special sign board given to them, which is then shared on either Facebook or Instagram (or both). Details are outlined below. Doing this will automatically enter them into the monthly minor prize draws, as well as the major prize drawn in December - a cuckoo clock with $1890! This beautiful cuckoo clock by Anton Schneider, a family run company now in the 6th generation of clock making, has been handcrafted from the Black Forest region in Germany. This amazing prize will be awarded via random selection on the 1st December to one lucky contestant, making for a fantastic early Christmas present! 


The Cuckoo Race is a fun game for adults and children alike, with all encouraged to come along and play the game at the Clock Shop at 194 Main Street in Montville. 

Instagram instructions:

1. Follow @clockshop_montville

2. Post the photo to your Instagram page - MAKE SURE YOUR POST IS PUBLIC!

3. In the caption tag @clockshop_montville and hashtag #thecuckoorace #clockshopmontville

Facebook instructions:

1. Like and follow Clock Shop Montville

2. Upload the photo to your page as a post and tag @clockshopmontville - MAKE SURE YOUR POST IS PUBLIC!


The Cuckoo Race Competition Terms & Conditions

There is no purchase necessary to enter.

By submitting an entry, you fully and unconditionally agree to, and accept these Terms & Conditions.


Major Prize:

Chalet 8 Day Beer Drinker with Dancers 44cm Cuckoo Clock By SCHNEIDER, valued at $1,890 AUD (referred to as “Major Prize” in these terms and conditions) delivered to the winner's residential address or picked up in-store from Clock Shop. 


Minor Prize:

The minor prize may change each month, and will be an item from our store under the value of $100 AUD, chosen by staff each month prior to the draw. 


The first minor prize, drawn on the 1st August, 2021, is a Mini Black Forest Kuckulino Clock valued at $99 AUD (referred to as “Minor Prize” in these terms and conditions) which will be delivered to the winner's residential address or picked up in-store from Clock Shop. This clock will be awarded in a range of different colours and not specifically the colour as in the image above.


Any prize major or minor is non-transferable. No cash or voucher substitution is permitted. Acceptance of the Major Prize constitutes permission for Clock Shop to use the winner’s name for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation.



To enter the competition, customers must find a hidden symbol that has been placed behind one of the Cuckoo Clock doors in-store. Please do not touch the Cuckoo Clocks in any way or try to grab the symbol, you must wait for the cuckoo bird to pop out. Tell staff at the front counter which symbol you found and if you have given the correct answer you will be provided with the Clock Shop competition "I Played The Cuckoo Race" frame. Holding the frame with your face clearly visible through the cutout, take your photo in the shop and post on Instagram and/or Facebook, via the instructions below. Please return the sign board to the staff member once you have taken your photo, so other customers can also play the game. Do not wander off the premises with the board, and do not take too long with the board in case other people are waiting to take their own photo with it.


Instagram instructions:

1. Follow @clockshop_montville

2. Post the photo to your Instagram page

3. In the caption tag @clockshop_montville and hashtag #thecuckoorace #clockshopmontville


Facebook instructions:

1. Like and follow Clock Shop Montville

2. Upload the photo to your page as a post and tag @clockshopmontville


You will receive one entry for posting on either platform (Instagram or Facebook), a maximum of two entries can be received by posting to both platforms. A total of two (2) entries are allowed per person for the entire duration of the game- one via Instagram and one via Facebook. Repeat visits do not count as multiple entries. Monthly Minor Prizes are drawn on the 1st of the next month. For example: Entries from 1st August 2021 to 30th August 2021 are valid for the draw on 1st of September, 2021, and no other monthly minor prize draws. 


There is only one major prize, no additional major prizes will be awarded for this competition. All customers who enter between 26th June 2021, and 30th November 2021 will automatically be placed in the draw to win the major prize. 


Clock Shop has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the competition, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.


Clock Shop reserves the right to, without prior notice and at any time, terminate the competition, in whole or in part, or modify the competition in any way, should any factor interfere with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official terms and conditions.


By entering the competition and submitting your photo online, you agree to allow us to use your photo for promotional purposes relating to The Cuckoo Race. We will not use your photo for any other means outside of The Cuckoo Race.



You must be at least 13 years old to enter the competition. Children under the age of 13 are still encouraged to play the Cuckoo Race game, however their parents or guardians must enter on their behalf using the parents or guardians personal Facebook/Instagram accounts. Employees, consultants, officers, or directors of Clockshop, and their children, parents, spouse, and members of their household are ineligible to participate. 

All entries must be visible by our page, so any entries on private pages may be ineligible if we cannot see your entry. 


Giveaway is open only to legal residents of Australia.


Selection of Winner:

The Winner will be determined by random drawing from all eligible entries received. We use the website to draw an eligible entry at complete random.


Notification of Winner:

The winner will be notified by direct message on the social media account the photo is uploaded to. The winner will also be announced on the Clock Shop Instagram and Facebook page. All decisions are final and binding. Should the direct message be returned as invalid, no other attempts will be made to contact the winner. Winners must contact Clock Shop within five calendar days from the date the notification is sent to claim their prize. Clock Shop is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorised account holder of the email account provided in the giveaway entry form.


Privacy of Information:

Your information will be held in accordance with our privacy policy. Please refer to our privacy policy here for more details.



By entering into the competition you agree to release and hold harmless Clock Shop and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly from your participation in the competition.