THE GET ME OUTTA HERE CONTEST (the “Contest”)
Official Rules and Regulations (the “Contest Rules”)
1. THE CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest entry period commences at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 3, 2013 and concludes at 2:59 p.m. ET on October 25, 2013 (the “Contest Period”).
The Contest is open to residents of the Province of Ontario, who, at the start of the Contest Period, are eighteen (18) years of age or older, have a valid passport before and for the duration of the trip and be able to travel to the destination. Employees, directors and officers of Sunwing Vacations a division of Sunwing Tours Inc., CING-FM (the “Radio Station”) and Corus Entertainment Inc. (the “Contest Sponsors”) any affiliate (as defined in the Canada Business Corporations Act) of the Contest Sponsors (the “Affiliates”) employees, directors and officers of their respective advertising and promotional agencies, as well as those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter the Contest.
The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. All entrants are providing information directly to the Contest Sponsors and agree to release Twitter from any and all liability arising in connection with the Contest.
3. HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
To enter, listen to the Radio Station during the Contest Period for the Cue to Tweet sounder which will be played daily any time from 6:00 am to 12:00 am ET. Upon hearing the sounder, Tweet to the Radio Station’s Twitter account @953freshfm with the hashtag #signaturegetmeouttahere. The first Tweet received will be entered into the Grand Prize draws.
The Contest entry tweet must include the Twitter mention of @953freshfm.
Streaming Listeners: Please note that you may be listening to a delayed stream of the radio signal which may vary depending on your computer’s memory capacity and the speed of your internet connection. For that reason, Contest Sponsors recommend that you turn on your radio to the Radio Station to participate in any call-in contest to be sure you are participating in “real time.” Contest Sponsors assume no responsibility for entrants not making timely phone calls to the station as a result of the delays in the Internet stream.
NOTE: Only one (1) entry per person/Twitter account per day is permitted during the Contest Period. Anyone found to use multiple Twitter accounts to enter will be considered ineligible to enter, and multiple entries will be discarded. For greater certainty, entrants may only use one (1) Twitter account to enter the Contest. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are reproduced, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.
4. WINNER SELECTION
Each Friday starting September 6, 2013 through October 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET, one (1) eligible entrant will be randomly selected as the potential winner of a Grand Prize, as described below. The potential Grand Prize winners will be contacted by a representative of one of the Contest Sponsors. The Contest Sponsors are not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of a Twitter Direct Message (“DM”) for prize fulfillment purposes.
Potential Grand Prize winners found to be ineligible, decline to accept the Grand Prize or who are unable to be contacted (including failing to return Twitter DMs or emails) within five (5) business days of the draw or as otherwise directed by the Contest Sponsors, he/she may be required to forfeit the Grand Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
5. THE GRAND PRIZES AND GRAND PRIZE VALUES
There are eight (8) of Grand Prizes to be won. Each Grand Prize consists of the following:
• return airfare, based on economy class, for two (2) people between Toronto to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
• seven (7) nights’ all inclusive accommodation (based on double occupancy) at the Riu Merengue
• all meals and beverages
• land airport-hotel transfers in Puerto Plata
The approximate retail value of each Grand Prize is $2,170 CDN.
Only one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded per household.
6. DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING THE GRAND PRIZE
Following confirmation as a Grand Prize winner in accordance with the Contest Rules, selected entrants will be given instructions and a deadline as to how they must claim the Grand Prize. Potential Grand Prize winners who fail either to claim their Grand Prize or to inform the Contest Sponsors his/her inability to claim their Grand Prize before the deadline, as instructed, may be required to forfeit that Grand Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
7. GRAND PRIZE CONDITIONS
i) All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein as part of the Grand Prize description, including but not limited to ground transportation not specifically mentioned in Section 5, above, airport improvement fees, travel insurance, out-of-country medical insurance, if applicable, trip cancellation insurance, connector flights, sightseeing tours, tips, departure taxes, fees and surcharges, excess baggage fees, costs associated with obtaining travel documents, visas, or necessary vaccinations, or items of a personal nature (the “Expenses”) are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winners (and/or guest(s) where applicable). Grand Prize winners and his/her guest(s) are solely responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance, including but not limited to, medical) and hereby acknowledge that Contest Sponsors have not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance;
ii) A valid credit card will be required upon check in at the hotel;
iii) The Grand Prize trip is based on space availability at time of booking and must be requested a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to requested departure date;
iv) The Grand Prize trip must be taken between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014 (the “Travel Period”), subject to availability. Blackout periods apply (Nov 28-Dec 05, Dec 17-Jan 03, 2014, Feb 13-27, Mar 10-31, Apr 11-19, May 27-30 and June 28-Jul 09 and/or such other dates as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their sole discretion). All Grand Prize elements are subject to availability and substitution. All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. Contest Sponsors reserves the right to structure travel routes and select hotels in their sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight except at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors. The Grand Prize winners and his/her guest(s) must travel together on the same itinerary from the same departure airport. Elements of the Grand Prize trip (including, without limitation, airfare and lodging) may not be used towards loyalty programs. If a Grand Prize winner is unable to travel during the Travel Period, he or she may be required to forfeit that Grand Prize and an alternate winner may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion;
v) The Grand Prize winners are responsible for all departure taxes (approximately $390.00 CDN per person);
vi) The Grand Prize winners and his/her travel guest(s) must be in possession of a valid passport and other necessary travel documents upon selection, which documents must be valid prior to, and for the duration of the trip. Grand Prize winner and each of his/her guest(s) must be able to travel to Dominican Republic. Failure to obtain necessary travel documentation, including but not limited to, to any requisite Travel Consent Forms proving that the custodial parent or legal guardian has the requisite permission to travel with a minor, will result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize;
vii) If any guest of the winner has not reached the age of majority in his or her province of residence by the date the Grand Prize is awarded, the winner must be his/her custodial parent or legal guardian, who has agreed to be fully and legally responsible for his/her minor guest(s) for the duration of the Grand Prize trip; and
viii) The Grand Prize winners and his or her guests must comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to, all local laws while in Dominican Republic.
8. ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
9. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
None of the Contest Sponsors makes any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of any Grand Prize awarded in connection with the Contest. The Grand Prize winners understand and acknowledge that they may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from the Contest Sponsors should a Grand Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to a Grand Prize winner.
10. DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
Before being awarded a Grand Prize, each selected entrant must:
a) correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill-testing mathematical question, and
b) his or her guest (or guest(s)’s custodial parent or legal guardian, if a minor) each must sign a standard form Declaration and Release of Liability (the “Release Forms”) confirming that by entering the Contest:
he or she read, understood and accepted these Contest Rules;
that he or she understands that acceptance of a Grand Prize may involve danger and/or exposure to risks and hazards of both man-made and natural origin, whether arising from foreseeable or unforeseeable human error and negligence, and that, as a result, he or she may suffer damage to personal property, serious personal injury, illness or even death;
that he or she nevertheless freely and voluntarily agrees and does hereby assume any and all risks of personal injury, illness, death arising out of or connected with his or her participation in the Contest and winning a Grand Prize; and
that he or she releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless Twitter, Inc., the Contest Sponsors, the Affiliates, the prize providers, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, representatives, licensors and agents as well as their respective advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a Grand Prize, or in connection with participation in this Contest or a Contest-related activity, including, without limitation, any financial, legal or moral responsibility or loss or personal injury including death or damage to or loss of property suffered or incurred or arising from participating in the Contest or accepting a Grand Prize, whether suffered by a Grand Prize winner, or by his or her heirs, administrators, personal representatives or executors, and notwithstanding that such injuries or losses may have been caused solely or partly by any act, omission, negligence or gross negligence of any or all of the Releasees.
Release Forms will be emailed to potential winners at the email address provided on their Contest entry forms. The Grand Prizes will only be awarded upon (a) verification of the answer to the skill-testing question and (b) return of the fully executed Release Forms to the email or fax number provided to the Grand Prize winners. Failure to return a signed Release Form as instructed by the Contest Sponsors may result in disqualification, to be determined in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion. Grand Prize winners are responsible for obtaining and returning signed copies of Release Forms from their guests, if applicable.
11. GRAND PRIZE SUBSTITUTION
Grand Prizes and prize portions are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, have no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as may be decided by Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify a Grand Prize, or prize portion, with (a) Grand Prize(s) of equal or greater value for any reason. Should a Grand Prize winner be unable to claim his/her Grand Prize or prize portion as awarded, his/her rights to that Grand Prize or prize portion may be forfeited, to be determined in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
Subject to applicable law, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, suspend, terminate, and/or modify the Contest Rules or administration of the Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsors. The Releasees are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply a Grand Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorists acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labour or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, performers’ illness, injury or death, or any other cause beyond the Releasees’ sole control.
13. OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
Subject to the terms contained in Section 15 below, all entries shall become the property of the Contest Sponsors and their advertising and promotional agencies. The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure or technical malfunction of the telephone network, on-line computer systems of equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, failure of any email or submission or due to any other reason regardless of cause.
By entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the use of his or her name, city of residence, photograph, voice, likeness, image or any other aspect of his or her personality for any publicity and programming purposes, commercial or otherwise, throughout the world, in all media, in perpetuity, by the Contest Sponsors, promoters and their advertising and promotional agencies, without any payment or compensation. The Grand Prize winners further agree that his or her audio reaction may be used for on-air promotional purposes. Entrants understand and acknowledge that the Radio Station may contact him or her on-air without prior knowledge as a result of his or her participation in the Contest.
15. CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Contest and/or Grand Prizes. The Contest Sponsors further reserve the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of the Contest Sponsors, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. The Contest Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest, future contests of the Contest Sponsors and/or winning a prize(s) if, in the Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion, the Contest Sponsors determine that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unlawful or unfair playing practices relating to the Contest (including but not limited to the use of automated quick entry programs), prize(s), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Contest Sponsors representatives. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees that the Releasees shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by the entrant for any damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entering the Contest, the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of any Grand Prize, or while preparing for, participating in any Contest-related or Grand Prize-related activity. The Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by any of the Releasees, 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 that may cause damage to a user’s system or limit an potential entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest.
18. WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
The Contest Rules are available online at www.953freshfm.com and at the Radio Station studios, located at 875 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4R1.
19. COMPLIANCE WITH CONTEST RULES
All entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules, which are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors.
20. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations of Canada and of each province, territory and municipality of Canada, respectively.
© Corus Entertainment Inc., 2013.