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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Do you want Rs. 500 off (no minimum spend voucher) on your favorite glasses from CFS Vision?

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

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

7. 600 daily winners would be chosen from those who provide both correct answers within the specified participation window (7 AM to 11 AM).

8. Remember to save your CFS Vision vouchers for easy access.

Would you like to win Admyra frames worth up to Rs. 2500* from CFS Vision?

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 4 or more times and earnt 6 points in that week.

4. Every Sunday, 40 lucky winners win Admyra frames worth up to Rs. 2500.

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

6. 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.

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Daily
Rewards

600 winners get CFS vision no minimum spend vouchers worth Rs. 500.

Weekly
Rewards

Users who participate 4 or more times a week and get a minimum of 6 points stand a chance to win Admyra frames worth up to Rs. 2500.

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 2 publications of BCCL, viz., Times of India and Navbharat Times (Delhi NCR editions only)
  • 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. This contest is right now applicable in the Delhi NCR editions of Times of India and Navbharat Times. 1000 daily winners (600 – TOI and 400 – NBT) from the above editions would be chosen from among those who provide both correct answers and these winners get CFS Vision no minimum spend vouchers worth Rs. 500.
  • 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 4 or more times in that week would be eligible to participate in a weekly prize contest. 80 weekly winners (40 – TOI and 40 – NBT) will get CFS vision vouchers worth up to Rs. 2500.

  • 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 CFS vision voucher can be redeemed by visiting CFS Vision website cfsvision.com or visiting their nearest physical store, their store information can be found at cfsvision.com/storelocator: Website- Follow the link provided in the system generated SMS and log in/register on the CFS Vision website or a physical store.

    The voucher can be redeemed only once per user.

    For any queries/grievances related to CFS vision vouchers, you could call on 901 55555 22 or write a mail to Care@cfsvision.com

You could also write to us on happy.times@timesgroup.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.
  • This Contest is open to readers of 4 editions of the Times of India (Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru) and 5 editions of Navbharat Times (Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad).
  • 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.
  • 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 Navbharat Times, the participant can provide answers in Hindi, 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 4 or times in that week, starting Monday to Sunday on which the results of the weekly draw are declared. 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 , 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 voucher 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 15 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 & answer both questions correctly to get CFS vision voucher worth Rs. 500.
  • Voucher will be shared via SMS with eligible winners of Happy Times Contest.
  • Voucher valid across CFS vision platforms (Desktop/Msite and physical store).
  • No minimum order value required.
  • Voucher is valid once per user.
  • Other T&Cs:

  • Apply voucher code at CFS vision checkout page.
  • Voucher cannot be clubbed with any offer.
  • In case of partial/full cancellation of order the voucher stands void & will not be reimbursed in any way whatsoever.
  • CFS Vision reserves the right to cancel all orders in case of voucher misuse in any manner. CFS vision shall not be liable to share prior intimation of cancellation in all such cases.
  • CFS vision & 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 CFS vision at 901 55555 22 or write to Care@cfsvision.com.
  • Rs. 2500 Voucher Terms & Conditions::

  • Participate in Happy Times Contest to be eligible to receive CFS vision voucher of Admyra frame worth up to Rs. 2500 every week.
  • Voucher will be shared via SMS with eligible participants of Happy Times Contest.
  • Voucher valid across CFS vision platforms [Desktop/Msite and physical stores].
  • Voucher is valid once per user.
  • Other T&Cs:

  • Apply voucher code at CFS vision checkout page.
  • Voucher cannot be clubbed with any offer.
  • In case of partial/full cancellation of order the voucher stands void & will not be reimbursed in any way whatsoever.
  • CFS Vision reserves the right to cancel all orders in case of voucher misuse in any manner. CFS vision shall not be liable to share prior intimation of cancellation in all such cases.
  • CFS vision & 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 CFS vision at 901 55555 22 or write to Care@cfsvision.com.