The Shoppers Drug Mart SPRING CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
THIS CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, TERRITORIAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
1. CONTEST PERIOD
The Shoppers Drug Mart Spring contest (the “Contest”) begins on March 24, 2018 at 09:00:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and closes April 22, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”). The Contest is comprised of an online Instant Win Prize component (“Online Instant Win Component”) and a grand prize draw component (“Grand Prize Draw Component”), as more fully described below. By participating in this Contest, you agree (and represent to the Contest Parties (defined below) that you have read and understand these Official Rules (the “Rules”), you meet the Contest eligibility requirements, you agree to be legally bound by the Rules, and that you agree to comply with, and abide by, the Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor (defined below) whose decisions shall be final.
The Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who have reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry (each a “Qualifying Participant”), except employees, representatives or agents of Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. (the “Sponsor”), the Contest administrator, Launchfire Interactive (“Administrator”), Shoppers Drug Mart stores, their respective owners, agents, representatives, parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, the prize suppliers and each of their respective advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Contest Parties”) and their family members (a “family member” is defined as a parent, spouse, sibling or child) or those with whom they are domiciled are not eligible to enter the Contest.
3. HOW TO REGISTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To register for the Contest, you must visit the Contest website, shoppersdrugmart.ca/spring or pharmaprix.ca/spring (each, a “Contest Website”), during the Contest Period and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration process, which will require you to: (i) provide your first name, last name, and email address; (ii) create a password for the purposes of subsequent participation in the Contest; and, (iii) agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Rules. Once you have fully completed the registration process with all required information, click the 'continue' button to submit your registration (a “Registration”). To be eligible, your Registration must be fully completed and submitted during the Contest Period. You only need to register one (1) time in this Contest, and you may only register once for the Contest.
4. HOW TO OBTAIN A PIN CODE
At the start of the Contest, there will be a total of 14,507,400 Contest Cards (each containing one (1) PIN Code) available for distribution. Each PIN Code can only be used one (1) time during the Contest Period. Each PIN Code will automatically expire at the end of the Contest Period, or after its first use (whichever occurs first). There is a limit of twenty eight (28) PIN Codes per person that may be obtained regardless of method of obtaining a PIN Code. There are two (2) ways to obtain a PIN Code, as follows:
1. PIN CODE ON CONTEST CARD OBTAINED WITH MINIMUM $10 PURCHASE OF ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS: Customers making a one-time in-store purchase of eligible products (i.e. excluding prescription purchases, all products offered or sold by a pharmacist in Quebec in the course of his/her profession, products that contain codeine, regulated items not eligible for earning or redeeming points, tobacco products (where applicable), lottery tickets, passport photos, stamps, transit tickets and passes, event tickets, gift cards and gift card packages, prepaid phone cards, prepaid card products and purchases at Shoppers Home Health Care locations) totalling $10 or more before taxes and after any discounts and redemptions of any PC Optimum points, coupons or promotional gift cards (each an “Eligible Transaction”), at any participating Shoppers Drug Mart location (each a “Store”), during the period of March 24, 2018 to April 20, 2018 (during regular Store hours) (the “Transaction Period”), may receive one (1) Contest Card, while supplies last. Limit of one (1) Contest Card per Eligible Transaction (while supplies last), regardless of total dollar value of Eligible Transaction. There is limit of one (1) Eligible Transaction per person per Eligible Transaction Day (for the purposes of an Eligible Transaction, an “Eligible Transaction Day” begins at 12:00:01 a.m. local time and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. local time). There is a limit of twenty eight (28) Contest Cards that can be awarded to a Qualifying Participant based on Eligible Transactions (while supplies last) during the Transaction Period.
2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY METHOD OF RECEIVING A PIN CODE: To obtain a PIN Code without making an Eligible Transaction, while supplies last, visit spring.shoppersdrugmart.ca/npn between March 24, 2018 09:00:00 a.m. EST and April 20, 2018 11:59:59 p.m. EST (the “NPN PIN Request Period”) to complete an online No Purchase Necessary entry form PIN Code request (each a “NPN PIN Request”) which will require you to: (i) provide your first name, last name, email address, telephone number, complete mailing address (including postal code) and age; and (ii) submit a legible 50 word or more unique and original essay in English or French stating why you love Shoppers Drug Mart (the “Topic”). If your NPN PIN Request is received in accordance with these Rules (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion), you will receive an email notification (“Email Notification”) that includes one (1) PIN Code (while supplies last), subject to your compliance with these Rules (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). To be eligible, your NPN PIN Request must be submitted and received during the NPN PIN Request Period. The Releasees (defined below) take no responsibility for any technical issues with NPN PIN Requests. Please note that each NPN PIN Request must have a different 50 word essay on the Topic. Limit of one (1) PIN Code per NPN PIN Request. Limit of one (1) PIN Code obtained via an NPN PIN Request per Qualifying Participant per NPN Day (for the purposes of NPN PIN Requests, a “NPN Day” is defined as beginning at 00:01 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and ending at 23:59:59 UTC). There is a total limit of twenty eight (28) PIN Codes obtained via NPN PIN Requests per Qualifying Participant (while supplies last) during the NPN PIN Request Period. The Releasees take no responsibility for any lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed NPN PIN Requests or Email Notifications. PIN Codes must be used in accordance with these Rules prior to the end of the Contest Period.
IMPORTANT: Please retain your original Contest Cards, PIN Codes and/or Email Notifications, as applicable, as they may be required to be presented to the Sponsor as part of verification procedure outlined below.
There is a total limit of twenty eight (28) PIN Codes per Qualifying Participant, regardless of method of obtaining a PIN Code.
If it is discovered by the Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Sponsor) that any person has attempted to: (i) use multiple names, identities, accounts, email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest; (ii) falsely enter a PIN Code without obtaining a Contest Card and/or Email Notification in accordance with these Rules; (iii) re-enter a PIN Code a subsequent time after its first use; and/or (iv) enter a PIN Code that has been falsified, manipulated or otherwise altered in any way (all as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion).
5. HOW TO PLAY THE GAME AND POTENTIAL ONLINE INSTANT WIN PRIZE WINNER SELECTION
After submitting your Registration in compliance with these Rules, follow the on-screen instructions provided on the Contest Website to play the Spring Guessing Game (the “Game”). The object of the Game is to generate Prize Entries. At the start of the Game, you will be presented with: (i) a product gallery (the “Product Gallery”), which contains Product Tiles (each a “Product Tile”) (and each Product Tile corresponds to a particular Product (each, a “Product”)); and (ii) a riddle (each a “Riddle”).
The object of the Game is to select the one (1) Product within the Product Gallery that is the correct answer to the Riddle (the “Correct Product”). Clicking on a Product Tile will display information about the corresponding Product, and an area to click on if you want to select the Product as your answer to the Riddle (a “Product Selection”) (i.e. that the Product is the Correct Product). If your Product Selection is the Correct Product (a “Correct Selection”), you will receive one (1) prize entry (a “Prize Entry”). If your Product Selection is not the Correct Product (an “Incorrect Selection”), you will not receive a Prize Entry; however, you can make subsequent Product Selections until your Production Selection is the Correct Selection. There is a limit of one (1) Correct Selection and one (1) Prize Entry per person per Riddle.
There will be a total of nineteen (19) Riddles available for performing Correct Selections, for a total of nineteen (19) Prize Entries per person for performing Correct Selections.
INSTANT WIN PRIZES
Each of the Online Instant Win Prizes (defined below) will be time stamped, and the first person who performs a Correct Selection on or immediately after the applicable predetermined time stamp, as determined by the Administrator in its sole discretion on the basis of its records, will be deemed the potential winner of an Online Instant Win Prize. The odds of winning an Online Instant Win Prize will change throughout the course of the Contest Period as Online Instant Win Prizes are claimed, but will depend on the number and timing of eligible entrants who perform Product Selections. The total number of Online Instant Win Prizes available to be won will decrease throughout the Contest Period as they are claimed.
6. HOW TO EARN ENTRIES
After submitting your Registration in compliance with these Rules, follow the on-screen instructions provided on the Contest Website to earn entries by the various methods set forth below:
- Enter PIN Codes: You will receive ten (10) Entries for each unique PIN Code that you enter during the Contest Period. You can earn up to a maximum of two hundred and eighty (280) Entries pursuant to this option.
- Correctly Answering Riddles: As outlined above, you will receive one (1) Entry for each time you perform a Correct Selection. You can earn up to a maximum of nineteen (19) Entries pursuant to this option.
There is a total limit of two hundred and ninety nine (299) Entries per person throughout the Contest Period.
All Prize Entries, Conversions, Eligible Transactions, Registrations, NPN PIN Requests, Email Notifications, Contest Cards, PIN Codes, Participating Product NPN Requests, Participating Product purchases, Product Selections and any other type of information provided for the purposes of this Contest (collectively, “Contest-related Information”) and entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Sponsor reserve its right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity, eligibility and/or compliance with these Rules (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purpose of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purpose of verifying the eligibility and/or compliance of any Contest-related Information submitted (or purportedly submitted) with these Rules; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purpose of administering this Contest in accordance with these Rules. Further, the Sponsor reserves its right to request an original Email Notification, PIN Code and/or Contest Card for the purpose of verification. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeline specified by the Sponsor (including, if required, providing the original Email Notification, PIN Code and/or Contest Card) may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s). Disposable email addresses cannot be used for the purposes of this Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected Contest-related Information, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to who has submitted any given Registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. An entrant may be required to show proof of being the applicable authorized account holder. All Contest-related Information becomes the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Entrants do not acquire any type of property rights (or any other type of rights) to Prize Entries. The Sponsor reserves the right to contact any registrant whose email address is submitted as part of this Contest for the purpose of administering this Contest.
7. THE PRIZES
GRAND PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE
There are fifteen (15) grand prizes available to be won (each, a “Grand Prize”), each consisting of $1,000. Limit of one (1) Prize per winner.
The odds of winning a Grand Prize depend upon the number of eligible Grand Prize Entries received during the Contest Period.
ONLINE INSTANT WIN PRIZES
At the outset of the Contest, there are ten (10) online instant win prizes (each, an “Online Instant Win Prize”) available to be won. Each Online Instant Win Prize consists of a $250 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards (ARV each: $250.00).
Collectively, the Online Instant Win Prizes, and the Grand Prizes may be referred to as the “Prizes”.
Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). No substitutions except at Sponsor’s option. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute any Prize with a prize of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, but at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, a cash award. The characteristics and features of each Prize, except as explicitly stated above, are at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
8. ONLINE INSTANT WIN PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION
If you are deemed to be a potential Online Instant Win Prize winner, then you will instantly be presented with: (i) a page showing the Online Instant Win Prize you are eligible to win; (ii) a confirmation code; and (iii) a link to download the Online Instant Win Prize release form along with the email address for Contest support.
BEFORE BEING DECLARED A CONFIRMED ONLINE INSTANT WIN PRIZE WINNER, a potential Online Instant Win Prize winner will be required to sign and return within seven (7) days of notification the Online Instant Win Prize release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of an Online Instant Win Prize as awarded; (iii) releases the Contest Parties and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Online Instant Win Prize or any portion thereof; and (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet, and on the winners’ list. If a potential Online Instant Win Prize winner: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents (if applicable), within the specified time; and/or (c) cannot accept the Online Instant Win Prize as awarded (for any reason); then he/she will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to an Online Instant Win Prize) and such Online Instant Win Prize will not be awarded.
AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE GAME SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT'S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL GAME PLAY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREENSHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY GUESS THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE PLAY AND IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE HONOURED.
9. RANDOM GRAND PRIZE DRAW, WINNER SELECTION AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
On or about April 25, 2018 (the “Draw Date”) in Ottawa, Ontario at 12:00:00 ET, the Administrator will perform a random draw (the “Prize Draw”) from among all eligible Prize Entries received during the Contest Period and the first fifteen (15) selected entrants shall each be deemed potential Prize winners. The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of eligible Prize Entries received during the Contest Period.
The Administrator or its designated representative will make a maximum of three (3) attempts to contact each potential Prize winner via the email address provided at the time of registration within ten (10) business days of the Draw Date. If a potential Prize winner cannot be contacted within three (3) attempts or ten (10) business days of the Draw Date then such potential Prize winner will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining applicable eligible Prize Entries received in accordance with these Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential Prize winner, with the necessary amendments).
BEFORE BEING DECLARED A CONFIRMED PRIZE WINNER, each potential Prize winner will be required to: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid which will be administered over the phone; (b) sign and return within ten (10) business days of notification the Sponsor’s declaration and release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize as awarded; (iii) releases the Contest Parties and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “ Releasees”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the applicable Prize or any portion thereof; and (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet, and on the winners’ list. If a potential Prize winner: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents, within the specified time; and/or (c) cannot accept the applicable Prize as awarded (for any reason); then he/she will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining applicable eligible Prize Entries received in accordance with these Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential Prize winner, with the necessary amendments).
10 . WINNERS’ LIST
For the names of the confirmed Prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by June 30, 2018 to:
Shoppers Drug Mart Spring Contest
22 Hamilton Avenue North
Ottawa, ON K1Y 1B6
11. GENERAL CONDITIONS
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of entrants or Contest-related Information.
The Releasees will not be liable for: (i) any failure of the Contest Website during the Contest; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any Contest-related Information to be received for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems, mail service problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; (iv) the failure of any customer to receive a Contest Card or a PIN Code in relation to an Eligible Transaction and/or an NPN PIN Request; (v) the failure of any entrant to receive a PIN Code (for any reason whatsoever); (vi) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Contest; and/or (vii) any combination of the above.
Any PIN Code obtained through unauthorized or illegitimate sources or channels, including any PIN Code purchased or obtained online, will be void at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any PIN Codes which are not original, are illegible, have been tampered with, mutilated, altered, reproduced, stolen, forged or counterfeited, or any PIN Codes which are irregular, or marked improperly will be void at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any Contest Card and/or PIN Code which contains printing or production errors or any errors in any way will be void at the discretion of the Sponsor, and the entrants sole recourse with respect to such Contest Card and/or PIN Code will be to receive a replacement Contest Card and/or PIN Code (as applicable and while supplies last).
The Sponsor reserves the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”) in Quebec, to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor, with the consent of the Régie, reserves the right to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Rules, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason.
If due to printing, production, online, internet, computer or other error of any kind, more Prizes are claimed than intended to be awarded according to these Rules (at any prizing level), Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random drawing from amongst all eligible Prize claimants whose claims have not yet been redeemed to award the correct number of Prizes at the applicable prizing level (as stated in these Rules). The Prizes may stop being awarded in the event Sponsor becomes aware of such an error. In no event will the Sponsor be liable to award more than the number of Prizes (at the applicable prizing level), as provided in these Rules.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, but subject to the approval of the Régie to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or any Contest-related Information with these Rules, or as a result of technical problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules.
For Quebec residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
Subject only to the foregoing paragraph, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to Ontario conflict of law principles, and all entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Province of Ontario.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the French version of these Rules, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control.