OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
Isthmus (the “Sponsor” or “Isthmus”) “Feed a Child” Contest (the “Contest”)
HOW TO ENTER
To enter and participate in the Contest, log on to the Isthmus website www.isthmus.ca between October 23, 2017 and November 16, 2017 (the “Contest Period”), click on the “Feed a Child” Contest link, complete and submit your online entry with a minimum donation of $120 or more, including your full name, email address, phone number, and complete mailing address, and confirm that you have read and agree to be bound by the Contest rules. Each individual who makes a donation of $120 or more will be automatically allocated ten (10) entries into the Contest. Enter as often as you wish. To be eligible, entries/donations must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. (EST) on November 16, 2017, (the “Contest Closing Date”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
To obtain one (1) contest entry without making a donation, print your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number clearly and legibly on a plain piece of paper and describe in a minimum 50-word unique and original handwritten essay what charitable initiatives are important to you and mail it in an envelope with sufficient postage to Isthmus “Feed a Child” Contest 229 Niagara Street, Toronto, ON M6J2L5. To be eligible, your no donation mail-in request must be received by November 9, 2017 and will become the property of Isthmus. Limit of one (1) no donation entry request per household during the Contest Period. Duplicate essays or requests will be discarded.
This Contest is open to all residents of Canada, excluding residents of Quebec, who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence, and who are not employees of, members of the immediate family, or domiciled with an employee of Isthmus, its subsidiaries, parent or affiliated companies, their respective advertising or promotional agencies, or the independent contest organization. Proof of identification and age must be provided upon request. In these Rules, “immediate family” means spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son and daughter.
There will be a total of three (3) prizes available to be won as follows:
(a) One (1) Grand Prize available to be won, consisting of a two (2) night trip for two (2) to Toronto, Ontario, to watch the game between the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers on December 1, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. The Grand Prize includes round-trip economy airfare for two (2) persons, from the International airport in Canada nearest to the winner’s place of residence to Toronto, Ontario, two (2) night(s) accommodation (based on double occupancy) at a hotel in downtown Toronto, ground transportation to and from the airport in Toronto and the hotel, one (1) buffet breakfast and all applicable taxes. The booking will be made by the Sponsor’s designated travel agent. Trip must be taken to attend the game on the designated date, failing which the prize will expire and become null and void. Flights and hotel accommodation are subject to change without notice or compensation. Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion are solely responsible for all costs not specifically included herein including, without limitation, all parking, transportation to and from the local airport nearest the winner’s place of residence, all meals, beverages, room service, any items of a personal nature, departure and/or applicable taxes or fees, currency exchange costs, baggage handling, gratuities, merchandise, telephone calls, laundry, custom tour add-ons, optional activities extras, travel and/or medical insurance, appropriate travel documentation, visa, etc. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize will vary depending on the place of residence of the winner, but is approximately $5,000.
(b) One (1) Second Prize – “CJG Fan Pack”, consisting of a pair of Cory Joseph game day worn Sneakers, Cory Joseph Private Label Hat, signed basketball, signed program and more; (Approximate retail value $2,500).
(c) One (1) Third Prize – “CJG Fan Pack”, consisting of an Autographed Team Canada Jersey, Cory Joseph Private Label Hat, signed basketball, signed program and more. (Approximate retail value $1,500).
Taxes And Additional Costs: The winner shall be solely responsible for any applicable taxes, including, without limitation, federal and provincial income taxes, GST and HST, arising from the receipt and/or use of the prize. Any additional costs incurred in collecting and using the prize are also the winner’s responsibility.
Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable or convertible to cash. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that any of the Grand Prize, First Prize or Second Prize is not available due to circumstances beyond its control. The odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received by the Contest Closing Date. A random draw will be conducted by the Sponsor in Toronto, Ontario at 10:00AM on November 17, 2017, from among all eligible entries received.
Selected entrants will be notified by phone. In order to be declared a winner, a selected entrant must first correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by the Sponsor and sign a Declaration form confirming compliance with the Contest rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded and a Release.
DECLARATION and RELEASE
Each winner, as well as the guest in the case of the Grand Prize, will be required to sign a Declaration of Compliance with the official Contest rules and a Publicity/Liability Release releasing the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent and related companies, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their respective directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, participating retailers, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any actions, causes of action, suits, debts, claims, demands and liability whatsoever in connection with this Contest or the acceptance and/or use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach and liability for physical injury, death or property damage which any entrant, his/her administrators, heirs, successors or assigns has or might have by reason of or arising out of the entrant’s participation in this Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or use or misuse of a prize. Declaration andRelease documents must be returned within ten (10) business days of the date of the notification or the prize may be forfeited, at the discretion of the Sponsor. Only once all documents have been completed by a potential winner and verified by the Sponsor, will a potential winner be officially declared a winner and receive a prize. By entering the Contest and accepting a prize, the winner(s), and the guest in the case of the Grand Prize, consent to the use of his/her name, address, voice, statement and photograph or other likeness, without further compensation, in connection with any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever including print, broadcast or via the Internet.
By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by the official Contest rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding, without right of appeal, in respect to all matters relating to this Contest including, without limitation, as to eligibility and/or disqualification of entries. In the event it is determined that an entrant has entered in a manner that is not sanctioned by these Contest rules and/or has otherwise not complied with these rules, such entrant shall be disqualified. Mechanically reproduced entries will not be eligible or accepted and will be deemed to be null and void. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for incomplete, illegible, damaged, destroyed, lost, late, stolen, falsified, delayed or misdirected or insufficient postage requests for entries, all of which shall be treated as void. Furthermore, the Sponsor shall not be responsible for any problems, errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest including, but not limited to, inaccurate or incomplete capture of entry information, or any failure of the website during the promotional period, including, without limitation, as a consequence of any problems or technical malfunction of any kind, including, without limitation, in respect to computer equipment, hardware, software, human or technical errors, printing errors, lost, delayed, failed, incomplete or garbled data, communications or transmissions, interruptions, deletions, defects or failure of any telephone or computer lines or networks, computer online systems or servers or access providers, or failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion, or errors in advertising, the selection and announcement of winners, and/or the awarding of any of the prizes.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion 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, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, irregular, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way or have been submitted through illicit means or do not conform with or satisfy any and all terms and conditions of these official rules.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the email address at the time of entry. Authorized account holder is the natural person who was assigned an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain name associated with the submitted email address.
All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. No communication will be entered into except with a potential winner.
The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate this Contest or to amend these Contest rules at any time without notice or with notice in major national newspapers if any factor interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these official rules. The Sponsor reserves the right to make substitutions for all or any component of any prize. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.