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JOHNATHAN THURSTON BOTTLE

UPDATE:

Click & Collect Pre-Orders for the Johnathan Thurston Batch with bottles numbered under 1000 have now sold out. However, bottles numbered over 1000 of the Johnathan Thurston Batch are yet to be released.

 

Pre-orders for bottles numbered over 1000 will be available from our webstore from Monday 15th April. Please note, any pre-orders made from Monday 15th April will not be eligble for signing by Johnathan Thurston, and will not be available for collection at the Distillery. All pre-order bottles placed from Monday 15th April will be dispatched from our warehouse from mid May.  

Click & collect process

If you are interested in purchasing the newly released Johnathan Thurston Batch with the chance to obtain bottles numbered from 4 - 1000, there is a process you will need to follow which is outlined below.

Please read the below instructions and terms carefully.

We will be using a ‘Click & Collect’ system for you to purchase your Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle in 3 easy steps. Purchase of the bottle is deemed acceptance of the terms contained in this document (being the Steps, FAQ and Additional Terms sections).

  1. From 4pm AEST 8th April 2019 to 9am AEST 15th April 2019 pre-purchase your Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle online.
  2. On 16th April 2019 a random draw will take place to allocate a bottle number to all Click & Collect orders.
  3. Friday 3rd May 2019 collect your order at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Hills Street Bundaberg where Johnathan Thurston will be making an appearance to sign a limited number of Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottles.

Step 1 – Purchase your Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle

Purchasing the Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle via Click & Collect is the best way to secure a bottle numbered between 4 - 1000 and is the only way you will get a chance to get your bottle signed by Johnathan Thurston.

  1. From 4pm AEST 8th April 2019 purchasers who are 18+ years old can purchase the bottle online via our webstore.
  2. Purchase the Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle for $74.95 which includes a $15 flat rate for shipping*. Strictly one bottle per person (multiple orders placed by one person will be cancelled and refunded).
  3. Follow the checkout process, pay for your Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle and you will receive an order confirmation email.
  4. At 9am AEST on 15th April 2019 purchases will close for the Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle, unless sold out prior.

*Please note when purchasing the Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle via Click & Collect you will be charged a $15 flat rate for shipping. If you choose to collect your bottle from the Bundaberg Rum Distillery between 10am AEST Friday 3rd May and 4pm AEST Monday 6th May 2019, during regular business hours, you will receive a $15 refund. All refunds will be made in cash. If you do not collect your bottle during this time you will not receive a refund and all bottles will be dispatched from our warehouse from Tuesday 7th May 2019 and shipped to you using the delivery details provided at the time of checkout.

Step 2 – Random draw for bottle numbers

Once the Click & Collect purchasing period has closed online we will hold a “Draw” to randomly allocate bottle numbers to the Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle orders that we have received in the purchasing period from 4pm AEST 8th April 2019 – 9am AEST 15th April 2019.

  1. On the 16th April 2019 all eligible orders (placed in accordance with Step 1) of the Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle will be placed into a random number generating system and allocated a number.
  2. This random number allocated by the “draw” to your order will be the bottle number of your Johnathan Thurston Batch.
  3. By 4pm AEST on 17th April 2019 you should have received the exciting confirmation email announcing your bottle number and collection details.

Step 3 – Collect your Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle & Johnathan Thurston Signing Day

  1. Your order will be ready for collection on Friday 3rd May 2019 at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Hills Street Bundaberg between 10am-7pm AEST. There will be signage and staff members to assist you on the day.
  2. Johnathan Thurston will be at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery on Friday 3rd May 2019 to give those who purchased the Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle via Click & Collect a chance to get their bottle signed. He will be at the Distillery from 10am until 4pm AEST, or until the first 300 bottles have been signed, whichever occurs first. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
  3. As a condition of purchase, you will need to present the following items to collect your bottle:
    • Government approved Photo ID e.g. Drivers Licence, 18+ Card, current passport.
    • Copy of your order confirmation email
  4. Please ensure your Government approved Photo ID matches your name on the order and your details match your order information, as only the person who purchased can collect the order.

For convenience, collection of your order will be available at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Retail Store, Hills Street Bundaberg over the weekend until 4pm AEST Monday 6th May 2019 (during regular business hours; 10am – 4pm). Any orders not collected by 4pm AEST Monday 6th May 2019 will be dispatched from our warehouse from Tuesday 7th May 2019 and shipped to purchasers using the delivery details collected during the checkout process. Please note, Johnathan Thurston will only be at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery on Friday 3rd May 2019.

For more details on the click & collect process please see the FAQ section below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CLICK & COLLECT

How do I get my bottle signed by Johnathan Thurston?

Johnathan Thurston will be at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery on Friday 3rd May 2019 to give those who purchased the Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle via Click and Collect a chance to get their bottle signed. Johnathan Thurston will be at the Distillery from 10am until 4pm AEST, or until the first 300 bottles have been signed, whichever occurs first.

Please note, signage of bottles will be limited and we do not guarantee that all individuals who collect their bottle on Friday 3rd May 2019 will be successful in getting their bottle signed.

Do I need to join a queue to collect and get my bottle signed?

Yes, on Friday 3rd May 2019 there will be a queue for those who have purchased via Click & Collect to collect their bottles. This queue will determine the order of bottle collection and the order in which bottles will be signed. Please consider that Johnathan Thurston will only be signing a limited number of bottles and we cannot guarantee that everyone who joins the queue will be able to get their bottle signed.

The line-up will begin at 8am AEST on Friday 3rd May 2019. Please note, the Distillery will not hand over or sell any bottles prior to 10am AEST. Camping at the distillery in any capacity is not permitted.

Can I bring other bottles, merchandise, memorabilia, etc. for Johnathan Thurston to sign?

No. Johnathan Thurston will only be signing the Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottles that were purchased via the Click & Collect process and you will need the appropriate Click & Collect paperwork in order to join the line. Under no circumstances will he sign any additional bottles, merchandise, memorabilia, etc.

There will be line rules on the day and anyone attempting to break these line rules will be asked to leave the line.

What if I can’t make it to the Distillery on Friday 3rd May 2019?

Collection of your order will be available at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Retail Store, Hills Street Bundaberg over the weekend until 4pm AEST Monday 6th May 2019 (during regular business hours; 10am – 4pm). Any orders not collected by 4pm AEST Monday 6th May 2019 will be dispatched from our warehouse from Tuesday 7th May 2019 and shipped to purchasers using the delivery details collected during the checkout process.

Please note, Johnathan Thurston will not be present at the Distillery on Saturday 4th May 2019, Sunday 5th May 2019 or Monday 6th May 2019, and so you will not have the opportunity to get your bottle signed if you collect on these days.

What happens if I don’t collect my order?

Orders that are not collected by 4pm AEST Monday 6th May 2019 will be dispatched from our warehouse from Tuesday 7th May 2019 and shipped to purchasers using the delivery details collected during the Click & Collect checkout process. You will not receive a refund of the $15 flat rate shipping fee and your bottle will not be signed.

What happens to the shipping fee if I collect my order in person?

If you collect your Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottle in person from the Distillery between 10am AEST Friday 3rd May 2019 and 4pm AEST Monday 6th May 2019 you will receive a refund of the $15 flat rate shipping fee which will be processed at the Distillery. All refunds will be made in cash.

I can’t make it to the Distillery to collect, can I send someone in my place?

No. Orders can only be collected by the person who has purchased, and you will be required to produce photo ID and sign upon collection.

Can I purchase more than 1 bottle?

To give everyone a fair go at getting their hands on the new Johnathan Thurston Batch, we have limited Click & Collect orders to 1 per person. Multiple orders placed or being collected by one person will be cancelled and refunded.

What will happen to any Click and Collect bottles that are unsold as at 9am AEST 15th April 2019 when the purchase period closes?

Any unsold Johnathan Thurston Commemorative Bottles with bottle numbers under 1000 will be available for sale at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Store from Friday 3rd May 2019. Bottles numbered greater than 1000 will also be available for sale at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Store from Friday 3rd May 2019. Please note, these will not be eligible for signing as they were not purchased via the Click & Collect process.

How will I find the Click and Collect point?

The click and collect area will be in the Distillery alfresco area and will be clearly marked on the day.  Still can’t find it? Look out for one of our friendly staff members who will be more than happy to assist.

What kind of photographic ID do I require?

To register, we will accept the following forms of photographic identification;

  • A current driver's licence with photo and date of birth
  • An Australian government issued proof of age card (18+ card)
  • Victorian Keypass
  • International Passport or Drivers Licence
What happens if I don’t get an email or have any queries?

Please contact us on webstore@bundabergrum.com or phone 07 4131 2989.

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