STOH 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONTEST
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS (“Official Rules”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IN ANY WAY INCREASE OR OTHERWISE IMPACT YOUR ODDS OF WINNING IN THIS CONTEST.
STOH 40th Anniversary Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Kruger Products L.P. through its general partner KPGP Inc. (the “Sponsor”). The Contest starts on Monday January 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) (the “Contest Opening Date”). The Contest closes at 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday May 31, 2021 (the “Contest Closing Date”). The “Contest Period” runs from the Contest Opening Date to the Contest Closing.
The Contest is open only to individuals who: (i) are residents of Canada and located in Canada at the time of entry; and (ii) have reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry; except employees, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are domiciled, whether related or not) of the Sponsor, its associated and affiliated entities, advertising/promotion agencies and any other individual(s), entity or entities involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Contest (collectively the “Contest Group”). By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by and be legally bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding (without right of appeal) on all entrants in all matters pertaining to the Contest. The Contest is governed by Canadian law and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and territorial laws and regulations. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.
Please keep your original PIN. In the event you are selected as an eligible winner, you may be required to present your original PIN for verification purposes. Failure to complete any required verification to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor may result in disqualification.
2. HOW TO ENTER:
During the Contest Period, visit winwithscotties.ca and click on the Contest logo to complete the online entry form with all required information – which, includes a requirement to enter: (i) a unique and valid PIN legitimately obtained in accordance with these Official Rules; and (ii) your personal contact information. You must have a valid email address, valid telephone number, and valid mailing address to enter the Contest. Only one (1) email address account and one (1) telephone number may be used by any person to enter the Contest. Proof of sending an online entry is not proof of receipt by the Sponsor.
Eligible entrants can obtain a unique and valid PIN in two (2) ways:
a) PURCHASE: You can obtain one (1) PIN, while supplies last, by purchasing a specially-marked package of Scotties®’ Facial Tissue (each, a “Participating Product”) from a participating retailer in Canada. The PIN will be located on the back of the Participating Product label. Not all Participating Products may be available in all regions or at all participating retailers. Participating Products are available while supplies last.
b) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: To receive one (1) PIN, while supplies last, without making a purchase – print your first name, last name, and email address on a plain white piece of paper and mail it (in an envelope with sufficient Canadian postage) along with a handwritten 50 word (or more) unique and original essay explaining the value of quality facial tissue products to the following address: STOH 40th Anniversary Contest, PIN Code Request, PO Box 38100 550 Eglinton Ave W Toronto ON, M5N 1B0 (collectively, the “Request”). Upon receipt of a valid Request in accordance with these Official Rules, you will be sent via email one (1) randomly selected PIN per unique and original Request. To be eligible, a Request must: (i) be received separately in a single envelope bearing sufficient Canadian postage (i.e. multiple Requests in the same envelope will be void); and (ii) be post-marked during the Contest Period and received by no later than Friday May 21, 2021 to allow Sponsor sufficient time to mail back the PIN via regular mail. Proof of your mailing does not constitute proof of receipt. The Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, damaged or late Requests (all of which are void).
Once you have fully completed the online entry form with all required information, follow the on-screen instructions to submit your completed online entry form. Once your entry is complete, you will automatically be notified on-screen as to whether or not you are the eligible winner.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Each PIN is unique and can only be used one (1) time in this Contest. Each PIN will automatically expire after its first use or on the Contest Closing Date at 10:00 a.m. ET (whichever occurs first). Please retain the original PIN for your records. All PINs submitted are subject to verification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. Any PIN and/or other materials that cannot be verified to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, is/are subject to immediate disqualification (in which case any rights to any Prize associated with such PIN will be forfeited in their entirety).
There is no limit of entries per person – but, each entry must relate to a unique and valid PIN legitimately obtained in accordance with these Official Rules. 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, multiple identities, multiple email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s), and/or any other means not in keeping with the Sponsor’s interpretation of the letter and spirit of these Official Rules to enter or otherwise participate in or to disrupt this Contest; (ii) falsely enter a PIN without legitimately obtaining a PIN in accordance with these Official Rules; (iii) re-enter a PIN a subsequent time after its first use; and/or (iv) enter a PIN 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 in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. An entry may be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor) the online entry form is not fully completed with all required information (including, but not limited to, providing a unique and valid PIN legitimately obtained in accordance with these Official Rules) and submitted and received in accordance with these Official Rules.
3. PRIZING: There are ten (10) prizes (each, a “Prize”) available to be won in this Contest, each consisting of $40,000 payable via cheque to the winner’s name. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following general conditions apply to each Prize: (i) Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or assignable; (ii) by accepting the Prize, the confirmed winner agrees to waive all recourse against the Released Parties (as defined below) if the Prize thereof does not prove satisfactory; and (iii) sign and return the Sponsor’s release (by the date indicated on the release form).
4. ELIGIBLE WINNER SELECTION: At the start of the Contest, there will be a total of 1,300,000 unique PINs available for distribution, while supplies last, in accordance with these Official Rules. Prior to the Contest Opening Date, Sponsor will randomly select ten (10) PINs to be eligible winning PINs from among all available. Once you have submitted a unique and valid PIN legitimately obtained in accordance with these Official Rules, you will automatically be notified on-screen as to whether or not you are the eligible winner of a Prize. If you are eligible to win a Prize, then you will automatically be notified on-screen with a message indicating that you are eligible to win the Prize. If you are not eligible to win a Prize, then you will automatically be notified on-screen accordingly.
If due to printing, production, online, internet, computer or other error of any kind, more Prizes are claimed than intended to be distributed or awarded according to these Official Rules, then, in addition to having the right to terminate the Contest immediately, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to rescind invalid Prize claims and/or conduct a random draw from amongst all eligible Prize claimants to award the correct number of Prizes. In no event whatsoever will the Sponsor or any of the other Released Parties (as defined below) be liable for more than the number, type and value of Prizes as stated in these Official Rules.
If, at the end of the Contest Period, none of the pre-selected winning PINs have been redeemed in accordance with these Official Rules, a random draw will take place from among all eligible entries submitted and received in accordance with these Official Rules and one (1) Prize will be awarded.
Odds of Winning: The odds of winning as at the start of the Contest are 1:130,000. The odds of winning will change throughout the Contest Period as PINs are redeemed and Prizes are won in accordance with these Official Rules. Limit 1 (one) prize per person/ household.
5. CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE
If you have been selected as an eligible Prize winner in accordance with these Official Rules, then you will need to officially be confirmed as a winner by the Sponsor prior to being able to receive your Prize. NO ONE IS A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL THE SPONSOR OFFICIALLY CONFIRMS HIM/HER AS A WINNER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BEFORE BEING DECLARED AS A CONFIRMED PRIZE WINNER, each eligible winner will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid (which may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be administered online, by email or other electronic means, by telephone, or in the Sponsor’s form of declaration and release).
In addition, each eligible winner will also be required to sign the Sponsor’s Declaration and Release Form (the “Release Form”) which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Official Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize (as awarded); (iii) releases the Contest Group and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding of the Prize; and (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, city/province/territory, 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 or medium whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet.
Each eligible winner must properly execute and return the Release Form within thirty (30) days of receipt.
If an eligible winner: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to properly execute and return the Release Form within the specified time; (c) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) a Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (d) is determined to be in violation of these Official Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the Prize). Except as otherwise noted in these Official Rules, any forfeited or unclaimed Prize(s) in this Contest will NOT be awarded – except in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor.
The Sponsor or its designated representative will contact each confirmed Prize winner within thirty (30) days of receiving his/her signed Release Form to arrange delivery of the Prize within 6-8 weeks.
The refusal by any potential winner to accept a Prize (or any portion thereof) releases and forever discharges the Released Parties of all obligations related to the Prize.
ANYONE DEEMED BY THE SPONSOR TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE SPONSOR’S INTERPRETATION OF THE LETTER AND/OR SPIRIT OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual that it deems to be in violation of these Official Rules. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse an entry from any person whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter. In its sole and absolute determination, the Sponsor may disqualify any person who acts in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person.
The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any failure of any website or any platform during or after the Contest; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any information or materials whatsoever to be received, captured, recorded or function properly for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; (iv) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; (v) anyone being incorrectly and/or mistakenly identified as a winner or eligible winner; and/or (vi) any combination of the above.
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 Official Rules) in any way, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Official Rules, including, without limitation, any error, problem, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or failure of any kind whatsoever. Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest in any way (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) may be 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 reserves the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie in Quebec, to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Official Rules, in any way without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law.
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.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of an PIN, Request and/or other information entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with the Sponsor’s interpretation of the letter and spirit of these Official Rules. Further, the Sponsor reserves the right to request the original PIN for the purposes of verification. Failure to provide such proof (including, if required, providing the original PIN and/or other materials) to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeline specified by the Sponsor 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 official time-keeping device(s) used by the Sponsor. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures etc.) or attempted transmission does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt by the Sponsor.
The Sponsor reserves the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie in Quebec, to adjust any of the dates, timeframes and/or other Contest mechanics stipulated in these Official Rules, to the extent deemed necessary by the Sponsor, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant and/or any other information or materials with these Official Rules, or as a result of any 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 Official Rules, or for any other reason.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to, the Contest website(s), French version of these Official Rules, point of sale, television, print or online advertising and/or any instructions or interpretations of these Official Rules given by any representative of the Sponsor, the terms and conditions of these English Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants, Sponsor or any of the other the Released Parties in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws. The parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Ontario in any action to enforce (or otherwise relating to) these Official Rules or relating to this Contest.
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