MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST

 

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

 

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

SPAFINDER CANADA’S MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST (the "Contest") begins on April 11, 2013 at approximately 12:00pm Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on May 8, 2013 at 11:59PM ET (the "Contest Period").  The Contest is run by Spafinder Wellness Ltd. (the “Sponsor”).  For the purposes of the Contest, the “Contest Group” is composed of the Sponsor, and Spafinder Wellness, Inc. together with their respective affiliates and related companies, including without limitation their parent, sister and subsidiary companies, retailers, franchisees, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers of material and services related to the Contest, and any other corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity directly involved in the Contest and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and other representatives.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside as of the date of entry.  Excluded from eligibility are officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of Sponsor, Spafinder Wellness, Inc., any independent contest judging organization, each of their respective parent, affiliated or related companies, agencies, suppliers of the materials and services related to this Contest, and members of any immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and sales representatives.

 

3. HOW TO ENTER

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Internet access and valid email account required. Online entry through the Contest Website only; no other means of submission will be accepted.  To enter the Contest, go online to https://www.spafinder.ca/mothers-day-contest.htm (the “Contest Website”) during the Contest Periodand follow the instructions to enter the Contest by completing the entry form (the “Entry Form”), including your first and last name, province of residence, and email address.  You will also be required to confirm that you have read, understood and agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules.  Once completed, click “Submit” and you will receive one (1) entry (each an “Entry” or collectively, “Entries”) into the Contest.  All fields on the Entry Form must be completed unless indicated as optional.  Limit: One (1) Entry per person during the Contest Period.  Each Entry must be submitted by the entrant him or herself.  Entrant may only use one (1) email address in connection with this Contest.  Any attempts to exceed the maximum number of Entries per person are a violation of these Official Contest Rules and may result in disqualification.  Use of automated devices is prohibited; automated Entries (including but not limited to Entries submitted using any robot, script, macro or other automated service) are not permitted and may result in disqualification.  For the purposes of this Contest, “day” is defined as any calendar day during the Contest Period. 

 

4. HOW TO WIN

On May 15, 2013, (the “Draw Date”) in Toronto, Ontario, a random draw will be conducted from all Entries received during the Contest Period.  There are two (2) prizes available to be won.  See Prize Claim Conditions in Rule 5 below.  Odds of being selected as eligible to win a prize in this Contest will depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period.

 

5.   PRIZE CLAIM CONDITIONS

Selected entrants will be notified by email address within approximately forty-eight hours of the Draw Date at the email address provided by the entrant during entry.  Please check your email and spam filters.  Before being declared a winner, each selected entrant must first correctly answer without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered at a mutually convenient time by telephone.  Each selected entrant may also be required to complete and return to Sponsor (or its authorized agent) by the deadline specified in the documents a written declaration and release form, releasing the Contest Group from any liability in connection with this Contest or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or the merchandise for which it is redeemed.  Return of any prize or winner notification as undeliverable, inability to reach selected entrant or failure of selected entrant to respond to notification within seven (7) business days of first attempt by Sponsor or Sponsor’s agent, failure to provide proof of eligibility (if requested), release documents, or other required documentation in a timely manner, failure to correctly answer the skill-testing question, or other non-compliance with these Official Contest Rules may result in disqualification, forfeiture of the prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, selection of an alternate eligible entrant for the forfeited prize, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.

 

6.  PRIZES

There is one (1) prize available to be won consisting of the following:

 

  • Two (2) $150.00 Spafinder Wellness Canada Ltd Gift Certificate.

 

One winner will be chosen and will receive one (1) of the prizes.

 

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prize:  $300.00 CDN

 

Prizes will be delivered only to verified winners in Canada. ARV determined as of April 8, 2013.  Prices are subject to change; retailers may sell for less. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be substituted, transferred or redeemed for cash or otherwise; however, the Contest Group reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value, in cash or otherwise, at its sole discretion, if a prize, or any component of any prize, cannot be awarded for any reason.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes.  Sponsor makes no representations or warranties with respect to any prize.  Prize includes delivery to one (1) Canadian address only, as supplied by selected winners. Any other costs or expenses associated with the prizes will be the responsibility of selected winners.  Limit: One (1) prize per person and per household.

 

7.  PERSONAL INFORMATION

Sponsor and its authorized agents will collect, use, and disclose the personal information you provide when you enter the Contest for the purposes of administering the Contest and prize fulfillment.  By entering this Contest, you consent to such collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. You may also be offered the opportunity to receive additional communications from Sponsor about its products, and upcoming contests and promotions.  The Contest Website is hosted on servers in the United States, and the personal information you provide may therefore also be subject to the laws of the United States.

 

By accepting a prize, winner agrees to Sponsor's use of his/her name, city/province of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity Sponsor may conduct relating to the Contest in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice.  Aggregate and/or anonymized Contest winner information may be used by the Sponsor to communicate about the Contest to its retailers and distributors. 

 

For further information about Sponsor's privacy practices, please see Sponsor's Privacy Policy at: https://www.spafinder.ca/about/privacy.jsp.

 

8.  RIGHT TO VOID / TERMINATE / SUSPEND / MODIFY

Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest, or these Official Contest Rules, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in Sponsor's sole opinion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Contest Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Contest, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect Entries and: (a) terminate the Contest, or any portion thereof; (b) modify or suspend the Contest, or any portion thereof, to address the impairment and then resume the Contest, or relevant portion, in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Contest Rules; and/or (c) award the Prize from among the eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of the impairment in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above.

 

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS

Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein.  All Entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned or acknowledged. Mass Entries, automated Entries, Entries submitted by third parties, and any Entries or prize claims that are late, incomplete, fraudulent, illegible, unidentified or delayed will be void. All Entries and prize claims are subject to verification. Proof of Entry submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules. Decisions of Sponsor and/or any independent contest judging organization will be final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited.  Sponsor reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors.  Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Contest Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  If any provision of the Official Contest Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Contest Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.  Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner will be required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her prize, or the cash value thereof.  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Contest and/or Contest Website, violates the Official Contest Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the person who submitted any Entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an access provider, service provider, or other person or organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the account associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

 

10.  LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT CONTEST GROUP HAS NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM (A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE, (B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR PRIZE DELIVERY, OR (C) THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING THE MERCHANDISE FOR WHICH IT IS REDEEMED. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, therefore such exclusions may not apply to you.

 

Without limiting the foregoing, the Contest Group and any of Sponsor's other agencies, suppliers or contractors, shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information that is caused by Contest Website users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest; (b) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, service provider, on-line systems, telephone networks or telephone lines, or any other connections; (c) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; (d) any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (e) garbled transmissions or miscommunications; (f) failure of any e-mail to be received by or from the Contest judging organization or Sponsor for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof or technical incompatibility; (g) damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware) occasioned by participation or downloading of materials related to this Contest; (h) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; or (i) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.