You have XX points for this week and XX points for this month. 10 weekly points make you eligible for the weekly draw and 30 monthly points make you eligible for the monthly draw.

Welcome to Happy Times. From our records, we see that you are a new participant. Keep reading the Times of India and participate in Happy Times to win fabulous daily, weekly and monthly rewards.

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1. Read the Times of India and answer 2 simple questions based on the same day’s content.

2. Questions are carried in the strip below the mast head - everyday!

3. SMS your answers to 8745966661 in this template <City><SPACE>A1<SPACE><Answer1><SPACE>A2<SPACE><Answer2>.

4. For example if you live in Delhi and the two questions in today’s TOI are:
Question 1: In which State did the election commission close campaigning ahead of time? (Answer 1 – West Bengal)
Question 2: Which actor interviewed the prime minister recently? (Answer 2 – Akshay Kumar)
Your answer should be in this format - Delhi A1 West Bengal A2 Akshay Kumar

5. Please make sure to specify your ‘City’ and not ‘locality’ name in the SMS format; for example Delhi A1 XXXX A2 XXXX. List of cities enclosed for your quick reference – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune.

6. Send both answers in a single SMS, between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM, for that day's Happy Times.

7. 5000 winners* for Coolwinks Rs.1000 vouchers would be chosen from those who provide both correct answers within the specified participation window (7 AM to 11 AM).

8. Every participant* gets a no minimum spend Rs. 500 Coolwinks Voucher daily.

9. Remember to save your Coolwinks vouchers for easy access.

Would you like to take home a new Car, an E bike or other exciting Vouchers ?

1. Don't miss Happy Times on the front page of Times of India every morning.

2. Every correct answer, sent between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM, gets you one point.

3. You become eligible for the weekly draw once you have participated 5 or times and earnt 6 points in that week.

4. You become eligible for the monthly draw once you have participated more than 10 times and won earnt 12 points in that month.

5. 50 Lucky Winners get 12,000 TimesPoints (which can be redeemed against Rs 1000 Amazon Pay, Flipkart or Big Bazaar Voucher).

6. Don't forget to register - This is mandatory for weekly draws. It gives you bonus points as well!

7. Weekly draw to be held on Sunday, after 11 AM

Thanks for registering, you have won 5 bonus points.
We would keep you updated with your points tally every day via SMS. Keep participating in Happy Times to win fabulous daily, weekly and monthly rewards.

Dear Reader, your mobile number is already registered with us; we look forward to your daily participation and wishing you Happy Times.

Register Now Registration gets you 5 bonus Happy Times points and a chance to win E-Bikes

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Daily
Rewards

5000 winners get Coolwinks vouchers worth Rs. 1000 (Minimum order Value of Rs 1000). In addition, every participant gets a no minimum spend Rs. 500 Coolwinks Voucher. Correct answers give you points which you can convert to 5X TIMESPOINTS for assured rewards, every day.

Monthly
Rewards

Play Happy Times daily for a chance to drive home a brand-new Ford Figo or an E-Bike this New Year

Weekly
Rewards

Users who participate 5 or more times a week and get a minimum of 6 points stand a chance to win 12000 TimesPoints every Sunday (Redeemable for Rs 1000 Amazon Pay, Flipkart, Bigbazaar Vouchers).

Happy Times Rewards

Your mobile number is now the key to your Happiness!
Keep participating in Happy Times every day to earn points, convert them to TimesPoints and redeem them for exciting rewards and offers! Just enter your mobile number to get started.



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Every correct answer gets you 1 Happy Times point. Every Happy Times point gets you 5 TimesPoints.

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Congratulations, you have XXX Happy Times Points available for conversion
equivalent to XXX TimesPoints.

(1 Happy Times point = 5 TimesPoints)


  • Don’t worry; you will still be eligible for Happy Times daily, weekly and monthly rewards.
  • 'Happy Times' points expire on 14th of every month; however TimesPoints can be accumulated and will be valid for redemption against exciting offers & rewards for 1 complete year (from the date of issue).




Congratulations; your Happy Times points were successfully converted
and you have 161 TimesPoints available for redemption.

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How to play?

If you live in Delhi and the two questions in today’s TOI are:

Question 1: In which State did the election commission close campaigning ahead of time? (Answer 1 – West Bengal)

Question 2: Which actor interviewed the prime minister recently? (Answer 2 – Akshay Kumar)

Your answer should be in this format - Delhi A1 West Bengal A2 Akshay Kumar

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Happy Times is a reader contest which would run across 4 publications of BCCL, viz., Times of India, Maharashtra Times, Navbharat Times and Ei Samay
  • The contest questions would be provided on the front page of each newspaper and the registered participant would have to provide the answers to the questions via SMS (details of which would be provided along with the questions)
  • Participants would be informed of the outcome through a reply SMS

  • Daily Contest: For every correct answer, a user gets 1 point. These Happy Times Points can be converted into TIMESPOINTS. For conversion, click on the ‘Happy Times Rewards’ on the top bar of the webpage.
    In the Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune editions of the Times of India, all the participants responding with the correct format would be eligible for a no minimum spend Rs. 500 Coolwinks Voucher. Further, 5000 winners from the above editions would be chosen from among those who provide both correct answers and these winners get Coolwinks vouchers worth Rs. 1000 (Minimum order Value of Rs 1000).
  • Weekly Contest: For each correct answer that the participant provides, he/she would earn a point. This account of points would be maintained against the phone number of the participant. At the end of the week, all the participants who are above or equal to 6 points and have participated for 5 or more times in that week would be eligible to participate in a weekly bumper prize contest. The prizes here would be 12000 TIMESPOINTS which you could redeem across a variety of brands like Big Bazaar, Flipkart, Amazon and Bookmyshow.

  • One should be a resident of India
  • Although there is no age criterion for participation, it must be noted that for the monthly bumper prizes, in case a participant is adjudged as a monthly draw winner, they would have to produce their PAN card as well as the Aadhar Card.
  • To be eligible participate in the monthly draw, one needs to mandatorily register themselves on the Happy Times website(s). Following are the websites you need to register on, depending on the publication of your participation :

To participate, you need to send the answers to the questions provided on the front page via SMS in the correct format. For instance, if the answers to Questions 1 and 2 are Cat and Dog respectively and you live in Delhi, you have to simply message Delhi A1 Cat A2 Dog to the designated number for your publication.

  • Daily Contest : If you win the daily contest, you would be notified of the same via a system generated return SMS.
  • Weekly Lucky Draw : If you are eligible to participate in the weekly lucky draw and you are one of the lucky winners, you would be notified of the same via a system generated SMS.

    Your Coolwinks voucher can be redeemed in the following ways:
  • Website - Follow the link provided in the system generated SMS and log in/register on the Coolwinks page. The voucher will be auto applied to the cart as you are checking out.
  • App – Download the Coolwinks app from Google Play(for Android Users) or the App store(for iOS users). Choose the product you want to purchase and add to cart. Enter your voucher code at the checkout page to get discounts.

    If you have/had won the Croma voucher in weekly draw, you would be notified of the same via a system generated SMS. Within 48 hours, your winning mobile number would be mapped with a unique voucher code. Thereafter, you would need to follow these steps for redemption:
  • Visit your nearest Croma outlet and share with the cashier your registered mobile number on which you received the weekly winner SMS.
  • The cashiers would check for the same in their records and trigger an OTP to your registered mobile number.
  • Once you receive the OTP, you need to share the same with the cashier.
  • After verification, the voucher code mapped against your mobile number would be activated and you could redeem the same.

If you have won the bumper prize of 12000 TIMESPOINTS, these would reflect in your TIMESPOINTS account within 48 hours and you could redeem them accordingly, provided you have opted for Autoconversion. In the case you haven’t opted for autoconversion of Happy Times points to TIMESPOINTS, visit the “How do I convert my points” section below.

If you have won the monthly draw prize, you would be notified of the same via a system generated SMS. In addition, a telecaller would reach out to you on your registered mobile number to guide you on the steps of redemption. Please note that for redemption, you would have to produce self-attested copies of PAN and Aadhar card.

  • Lottery Tax- All gifts over and above Rs.10000 p.a are taxable under section 194(b) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. If at all, the net value of the gifts exceeds Rs. 10000 over a year, a gift tax at the rate of 30% plus other applicable taxes would be paid by the winner by way of Demand Draft and solely borne by him/her. BCCL is in no way liable to pay the any duty or tax imposed by the Government of India.
  • Charges over and above the Ex-Showroom price of Bikes and Cars- All the charges, including insurance, registration, road taxes etc., over and above the ex-showroom price would be borne by the winner of the aforementioned prizes.

    For any queries/grievances w.r.t to Happy Times, reach out at the following numbers:
  • For English and Hindi, call 01206695211
  • For Marathi, call 01206695212
  • For Bengali, call 01206695250

You could also write to us on happy.times@timesgroup.com.

For any queries/grievances related to Lenskart vouchers, you could call on 99998-99998 or write a mail to support@lenskart.com.

Happy Times Rewards is a new happy times initiative that allows you to convert your points to Times Points and then redeem them for some amazing discounts, deals and vouchers every day.

    Yes! The monthly draw eligibility has nothing to do with Happy Times Rewards. The draw eligibility is simple:
  • For the monthly draw you will have to collect 30 points from the 15th of one month to the 14th of the next month.
  • You have to register on www.toihappytimes.com

Happy Times Points expire on the evening of 14th every month. You start fresh on the 15th of every month to collect points for the monthly draw.

However, if you convert your Happy Times Points to Times Points, you can redeem them at any time over the next 12 months, without impacting your eligibility for the monthly Happy Times draw.

1 Happy Times Points = 5 TimesPoints

    You can earn more times points by:
  • Participating in Happy times every day.
  • Register on the happy times website
  • You can also check the Times Points website for more ways to earn points

    You can check and convert your points on the happy times website:
  • www.toihappytimes.com
  • www.nbthappytimes.com
  • www.mthappytimes.com
  • www.eshappytimes.com

No, conversion is a one time process. Once you allow us to convert your points, we will automatically convert the points every day into Times Points.

For redemption and deals, you can visit https://www.timespoints.com/partner/channel180315

Coolwinks Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 Voucher Offer


    What is the offer?
  • Get flat Rs. 500 instant discount e-voucher by Coolwinks on participating in Happy Times Contest. No minimum order value required.
  • Get Flat Rs. 1000 instant discount on Coolwinks Eyeglasses & Sunglasses by participating in Happy Times Contest & answering both questions correctly. Valid on minimum order value of Rs. 1000. Valid for Lucky 5000 participants daily.
    Who all are eligible for the offer?
  • All participants who participate in the Happy Times Contest are eligible to receive Rs. 500 voucher.
  • All participants who participate in the Happy Times Contest & answer both questions correctly are eligible to receive Rs. 1000 voucher.
    Steps to Participate & Avail Voucher
  • Participate in Happy Times Contest by answering two simple questions on the provided number via an SMS (details given on the publication along with the required format).
  • To participate, you need to send your answers via SMS in the correct format. e.g. if the answers to Questions 1 and 2 are Eyeglasses and Sunglasses respectively and you live in Delhi, you have to simply SMS Delhi A1 Eyeglasses A2 Sunglasses to the designated number mentioned on the publication.
  • All participants will receive their winning voucher code via SMS.
  • Lucky 5000 participants who answer both questions correctly will receive the voucher code via SMS.
    How many times can the voucher be redeemed?
  • The voucher can be redeemed only once per user.
    How do I redeem the e-voucher?
  • Post receiving the voucher, log on to Coolwinks platform [Website, Msite & App (iOS & Android)] & sign in or sign up.
  • Select your eyewear and/or lenses & proceed to checkout page.
  • Apply voucher code received in the “Apply Coupon Code” section on the checkout page.
  • Proceed with balance payment via available payment modes.
    Whom to contact in case of any grievances?
  • In case of any voucher-related query/grievance or concern, please reach out to Coolwinks at 0124-4445800 or write to support@coolwinks.com.

Terms and Conditions

Bennett, Coleman & Co. Limited (BCCL) (hereinafter referred to as BCCL) is a company within the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, having its Registered Office at The Times of India Building, Dr. D.N. Road, Mumbai 400 001.

By participating in the 'Happy Times' contest' (hereinafter referred to as the 'Contest'), you accept and agree that you are of the minimum age of 18 years and accept and agree that you are a citizen of India and minimum age of 18 years and accept and agree to the following terms and conditions: -

  • The Contest shall be known as 'Happy Times' contest.
  • The Contest is organized managed and conducted by BCCL under the following publications, viz, Times of India, Ei Samay, Navbharat Times and Maharashtra Times.
  • This Contest is subject to BCCL's policies and other conditions.
  • The Contest is open to readers of 4 editions of The Times of India (Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore), 8 editions of Maharashtra Times (Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon), 7 editions of Navbharat Times (Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Mumbai, Lucknow) and 2 editions of Ei Samay (Kolkata and BDA).
  • From May 15, 2019, each day, all of the aforesaid publications will have 2 questions. Participant needs to SMS the answer as <Your City Name> A1 <answer1> A2 <answer2> to 8745966661 for Times of India, 8745966662 for Navbharat Times , 8745966663 for Maharashtra Times and 8745966664 for Ei Samay.
  • The mobile number of the participant would act as the primary identifier for the participant and the account of points would be mapped against the same.
  • The participant can provide the answers only in a single attempt. Multiple attempts will not be considered. For Maharashtra Times, Navbharat Times and Ei Samay, the participant can provide answers in Marathi, Hindi and Bengali as well, apart from English.
  • After sharing the answer, participants will receive an automated SMS acknowledging the receipt of their response.
  • The daily contest would be open for a 4-hour window (7 AM to 11 AM) during which the participants must submit their responses.
  • For every correct answer, the participant would win 1 point which would be keep accumulating over a weekly counter against the mobile number. The weekly counter would be reset to zero at the end of each week.
  • In addition, at the end of each week there would be weekly winners and only those who have accumulated atleast 6 are eligible for these weekly prizes. For the weekly draw, one needs to have participated 5 or times in that week, starting Monday to Sunday on which the results of the weekly draw are declared. 110 winners(50 for Times of India, 25 for Navbharat Times, 25 for Maharashtra Times, 10 for Ei Samay) every week stand to win 12000 TIMESPOINTS. A unique mobile number would be considered for this draw only once. Registration is mandatory for eligibility in the weekly lucky draw. The registration could be done on the following websites w.r.t to the publication of participation( Times of India : www.toihappytimes.com, Navbharat Times : www.nbthappytimes.com , Maharashtra Times : www.mthappytimes.com, Ei Samay : www.eshappytimes.com). There would be a monthly draw on the 1 st of December, basis participation between the 28 th of October and the 1 st of December. For eligibility, one would need to have participated atleast 20 days and accumulated a minimum of 30 points in the aforementioned period. The prizes here would be Avon E-Bikes.
  • Each mobile number will be treated as a unique ID and multiple SMS from same mobile number will not be considered for the same day and same publication.
  • All documents / posts / texts received shall remain the property of BCCL.
  • Decision of the Management of BCCL is final and no correspondence or any other claims whatsoever, in this regard will be entertained.
  • The Prize is subject to the laws of India and deduction of taxes, levies and other statutory payments shall be as applicable and borne solely by the Winner only. BCCL will not be responsible to pay any applicable tax or duty or levy or fee including but not limited to gift tax, lottery tax, registration tax etc. In the bumper car prize or any such prize, the vehicle will be provided at Exroom price and all other charges including but not limited to registration, insurance, service related cost or issues shall be borne by the winner only.
  • BCCL does not give any warranty or guarantee concerning the quality, suitability or merchantability of any prize and BCCL or its management, directors, officers, agents, representatives shall not be responsible for or liable (including but not limited to the Product and Service Liabilities) for deficiency and/ or defect of any product/service given as the prize or any kind of consequential damages/ loss, in any manner whatsoever. BCCL shall not be responsible for any realization of Gift vouchers or prize. Any prize or gift shall be handed over to winners only after payment of any applicable TDS and all winners must possess a valid PAN card, the details of which the participant is mandated to furnish along with the complete address before claiming the prize
  • Friends and families of BCCL employees shall not be eligible to participate in this Contest.
  • All right, title and interest, including but not limited to the Intellectual Property Rights, in the promotional material(s) and / or images, posts, texts, videos or any such material created by BCCL or submitted by the contestants shall always vest solely and exclusively with BCCL.
  • BCCL reserves the right to change, alter or cancel this Contest in part or full, or change any or all of the terms and conditions that are applicable, without giving prior intimation/notice of any kind and will not be liable for any consequential losses/damages. Decision of BCCL in this regard and in general with respect to this Contest and the Terms & Conditions thereto shall be final, binding and non-contestable.
  • Nothing contained herein amounts to a commitment or representation by BCCL to conduct further or other schemes.
  • All disputes shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts at Mumbai only.
  • Images/ Pictures/ Photographs displayed in the promotional campaign for the Contest are for reference only; actual gifts or prize may appear different.
  • Gifts are subject to the laws prevailing in the country, including regulations as may be applicable to the winner. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained under any circumstances.
  • Participants' entering the Contest shall be deemed as his/her acceptance of the terms and conditions.
  • Gifts or prize cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash; no cash claim can be made in lieu of the gifts or prize.
  • Winners shall not conceal or misrepresent any information during the scrutiny or otherwise, failing which the participant shall be disqualified for participating in the Contest.
  • Prizes or gifts will be handed over to all the winners post bumper lucky draw (if required) after completing and complying with all due process. In the event the successful participant fails to collect the gift within 30 days mentioned by BCCL, the gift may be forfeited by BCCL and the participant shall have no right or objection on it.
  • BENNETT COLEMAN & CO reserves the right to withdraw &/or alter any of the terms & conditions of this Contest at any time without prior notice.
  • Interpretation of Rules and Regulations and terms & conditions for any legal issue will be considered only in English.
  • By participating in this contest; you agree to receive relevant contest related updates (for example by SMS, email, website/app push notifications, etc.) and we can send you news about BCCL, details about new features and content available on the BCCL Services, Promotional announcements, and surveys.

Rs. 500 Voucher Terms & Conditions

  • Participate in Happy Times Contest & get Rs. 500 Coolwinks e-voucher.
  • Voucher will be shared via SMS with eligible participants of Happy Times Contest.
  • Voucher valid across Coolwinks platforms (Desktop, Msite or App (Android & iOS)).
  • No minimum order value required.
  • Voucher is valid once per user.
  • For any product priced at Rs. 500 or below, the user would have to bear a delivery charge of Rs.80.

Rs. 1000 Voucher Terms & Conditions

  • Participate in Happy Times Contest & answer both questions correctly to get Rs. 1000 Coolwinks e-voucher. Valid for 5000 lucky customers daily.
  • Voucher will be shared via SMS with eligible participants of Happy Times Contest.
  • Minimum order value is Rs. 1000.
  • Voucher valid across Coolwinks platforms (Desktop, Msite or App (Android & iOS)).
  • Voucher is valid once per user.

Other T&Cs

  • You need to register/log in to avail the voucher won through Happy Times.
  • Once you're logged in, choose the product you want to purchase and add it to the cart. Thereafter, when you click on the link provided in the SMS, the voucher would be auto applied to your cart.
  • Voucher cannot be clubbed with any cashback offer or CoolCash.
  • One mobile no. can win Rs. 1000/- voucher maximum 3 times in a 30 day period.
  • In case of partial/full cancellation of order the voucher stands void & will not be reimbursed in any way whatsoever. Refund amount less of voucher amount will be credited back to the source of funds used while making payment.
  • All sale/discount pricing is applicable to customers only, any trader who buys during this offer will not be eligible for discount/sale prices.
  • Coolwinks reserves the right to cancel all orders in case of voucher misuse in any manner. Coolwinks shall not be liable to share prior intimation of cancellation in all such cases.
  • Coolwinks & TOI reserve the full right to change or edit the terms of the offer or terminate the offer any time without prior notice.
  • In case of any voucher-related query or concern, please reach out to Coolwinks at 0124-4445800 or write to support@coolwinks.com.

In accordance with the above T&Cs, kindly refer to the full refund & cancellation policy here

  • Participants of Happy Times are eligible to convert their Happy Times Points to Times Points.
  • Each Happy Times point is equivalent to 5 TimesPoints.
  • The Times Points earned as a result of conversion of Happy Times points to Times Points would be mapped against the same mobile number and a Times Points account would be created with the mobile number as the account ID.
  • By agreeing to convert your Happy Times points to Times Points once, you agree for an auto conversion of future Happy Times points to Times Points.
  • From the 19th of August, 2019, only the Happy Times points earned from the 19th of August would be available for conversion. All the Happy Times points earned before the 19th of August would lapse.
  • Any liability arising out of 'Participating Phone Number Change' during the course of the campaign will have to be borne by the participant/user and BCCL will not be responsible for any liability arising out of this scenario. In case of participating 'Phone number' change; user should login to the Times Points website and change/register their new mobile number. In the event of such a change in 'Participating Phone Number', the points are non-transferable.
  • Terms and Conditions of Times Points will also apply. Please read here: https://www.timespoints.com/terms