TEXT TO WIN A $500 GIFT CARD FROM HOME HARDWARE
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
The TEXT IN TO WIN A $500 GIFT CARD FROM HOME HARDWARE contest (the "Contest") is intended to be conducted in Canada only and shall be construed and evaluated according to applicable Canadian law. No purchase is necessary to participate. This contest is open to new and existing Home Hardware email subscribers. Participants must have reached age of majority at the time of entry. Void in whole or part where prohibited by law. Entry in this Contest constitutes acceptance of these contest rules (the "Contest Rules").
SPONSOR. The Contest sponsor is Home Hardware Stores, Limited (“Home Hardware” or the “Sponsor”) with its head office located at 34 Henry Street West, St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0.
Employees and their immediate families (including those with whom they are domiciled) of all Home Hardware Stores Limited (“Sponsor”), Home Hardware Store owners, and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, agents, their advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the "Releasees") are not eligible to enter the Contest. For purposes of this Contest, "immediate family members" shall include the mother, father, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, partner or spouse of an individual (regardless of where any such "immediate family member" resides).
The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. Any information and/or material submitted by you pursuant to this Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.
The Contest starts at 12:00 a.m. (i.e. midnight) Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 1st, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on September 5th, 2016 (the “Contest Period”), after which time the Contest will be closed and no further Entry (defined below) shall be accepted.
HOW TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Enter using the method of entry outlined below. No Entries will be accepted by any other means. For the purposes of this Contest and these Contest Rules, an Entry shall include completion of the Entry Form, as the term is defined.
This promotion will be advertised using vinyl floor decals installed in a select number of Home Hardware Stores in Canada along with other in-store promotional material. In order to enter this contest you must have access to a mobile phone that is capable of sending a text message. The Home Hardware TEXT TO WIN a $500 Gift Card from Home Hardware contest requires users to enter the contest by first texting the keyword 'Contest' to the shortcode '555444' using their mobile phone. With this text-message based entry, entrants will be sent a message reply with a link to the contest entry page. On the entry page, users must agree to opt-in to receive Home Hardware's email newsletter by providing their name, email address, and postal code on the contest entry page. NOTE: WHEN YOU ENTER VIA TEXT MESSAGE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AT LEAST ONE (1) TEXT MESSAGE IN RESPONSE TO YOUR ENTRY AND YOU MAY RECEIVE ADDITIONAL TEXT MESSAGES IF YOU ARE A FINALIST, QUALIFIER, OR WINNER, AS APPLICABLE. TEXT-MESSAGING MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL WIRELESS CARRIERS. STANDARD TEXT MESSAGING RATES, AS ESTABLISHED BY AN INDIVIDUAL'S WIRELESS CARRIER, WILL APPLY, AND THE SPONSOR ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY FEES OR CHARGES INCURRED FOR AND ASSOCIATED WITH ANY TEXT MESSAGE SENT TO OR FROM THE CONTEST SPONSOR OR CONTEST ADMINISTRATOR. For HELP, text “HELP” to the same short code number used to enter the contest. To STOP, text “STOP” to the same short code number used to enter the contest. Individuals who enter by text-messaging will be charged according to their carriers’ standard messaging and data rates, and entrants should contact their carriers for pricing details. Check your owners' manual for specific text-messaging instructions. Text-messaging may not be available through all wireless carriers. Text message-based entry is subject to the Official Contest Rules. Any and all fees arising out of the transmission of a text message shall be the sole responsibility of the entrant. By participating in a contest in which text message-based entry is permitted, entrants acknowledge that text messages are distributed and delivered through third party providers; the SPONSOR does not guarantee, and shall not be responsible for, the delivery or timeliness of any text message entry. The SPONSOR will at all times consider the time that a message is logged as arriving in its system as being the time of entry, regardless of the time at which the entrant attempted to send the entry and any technical problems or other complications that may have delayed its delivery. The SPONSOR, through its third party text messaging administrators, will store all messages received on its system. The SPONSOR is not responsible for service outages, message failures, transmission delays or any other factor affecting the availability or performance of the text messaging service.
To enter during the Contest Period you must sign up to receive e-mails from the Contest Sponsor by fully completing the entry and consent form (the "Entry Form") . You will be required to fill in your full name, email address, and postal code. Once completed click "submit" and you will receive one (1) entry in to the Contest. All fields on the Entry Form are mandatory, unless indicated as optional.
Entries must be completed and submitted by the entrant him/herself. Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Contest Period.
To be clear, an Entry shall constitute consent by the entrant to receiving e-mails from the Contest Sponsor featuring newsletters, promotions and other information. Entrant will be able to unsubscribe from receiving such messages at any time.
Entries must be received during the Contest Period. Entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, mutilated, forged, garbled or mechanically or electronically reproduced. No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants except with those selected for a Prize (defined below).
Entries received shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry. For the purpose of the Contest Rules, "authorized account holder" of an e-mail address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Each winner may be required to provide the Sponsor with proof that the winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning Entry.
There is one (1) prize (the “Prize”) available to be won consisting of one (1) $500 Home Card from Home Hardware.
The retail value of the Prize is five hundred dollars ($500 CDN). There will be 1 winner drawn for this contest. The prize includes all applicable fees and taxes.
The Home Hardware Gift Card is valid at all Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture stores across Canada. The Gift Card is subject to the following terms and conditions: (i) If lost, stolen or destroyed, card cannot be replaced without receipt (the letter from Home Hardware confirming the winner has won the Grand Prize); (ii) Gift Card cannot be redeemed for cash or applied to winner’s Home Credit Card or winner’s Home Hardware in-house credit account; and (iii) Gift Cards do not expire and have no service fees (“Terms”). Prize may not be exactly as shown in Contest publicity or promotional materials.
Prizes will be delivered to winners within approximately three (3) to four (4) weeks after the eligible winner has been successfully contacted and notified of his/her Prize and satisfactorily fulfilled the requirements set out herein.
Prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, or substituted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its and its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a Prize (or any portion thereof) cannot be awarded for any reason, without liability.
WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM CONDITIONS.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. ET on September 15th, 2016 (the “Draw Date”) in Toronto, Ontario, Sponsor will conduct a random draw from among all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period to select one (1) potential winner. The potential winner will be contacted by email (the “Notification”) within three (3) days after the Draw Date at the email address provided by the potential winner at entry, with further instructions on how to claim the Prize. Sponsor must receive an email response from the potential winner, at the email provided by Sponsor in the Notification, within five (5) days of such Notification. If Sponsor is unsuccessful in reaching a potential winner, for any reason whatsoever, the potential winner will be disqualified and Sponsor may (but is not obligated to) select another entrant (until such time as an entrant satisfies the terms set out herein) or cancel the Prize, all at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a potential winner to receive the Notification or for Sponsor to receive the potential winner’s response.
The odds of being selected as a potential winner depend on the total number of eligible Entries received by the Sponsor during the Contest Period. Before being declared a winner, a selected entrant shall be required to: (i) correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill-testing question to be administered electronically; and (ii) sign and return the Confirmation and Release (defined below).
If, as a result of an error relating to the entry process, drawing or any other aspect of the Contest, there are more selected entrants than contemplated in these Contest Rules, there will be a random draw amongst all eligible selected entrants after the Contest’s closing date to award the correct number of Prizes.
Potential winner will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question, which will be set out in legal agreement and release (“Confirmation and Release”) that potential winner will be required to sign. The Confirmation and Release confirms potential winner’s: (i) eligibility for the Contest and compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) acceptance of the Prize as offered; (iii) release of the Releasees from and against any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in the Contest, participation in any Contest and/or Prize related activity or the acceptance, use, misuse, or delivery of any Prize, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of the Prize or any other property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom; and (iv) grant to the Sponsor the unrestricted right, in the Sponsor’s individual discretion, to produce, reproduce, publish, broadcast, communicate by telecommunication, exhibit, distribute, adapt and otherwise use or re-use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice and biography, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in connection with the Contest and the promotion and exploitation thereof. The executed Confirmation and Release must be promptly returned to Sponsor within the timeframe required, and the skill testing question must be correctly answered or the selected entrant may be disqualified and not eligible to win the Prize.
INDEMNIFICATION BY ENTRANT.
By entering the Contest, entrant releases and holds Releasees harmless from and against any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Contest Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify Releasees from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, including without limitation any claims of infringement of rights to copyright, privacy and/or personality.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for: (a) lost, late, unintelligible/illegible, falsified, damaged, misdirected or incomplete Entries, notifications, responses, replies or any Confirmation and Release, (b) any computer, online, software, telephone, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an Entry, (c) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by 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 administration of the Contest, (d) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries, (e) any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, e-mail, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing, (f) any injury or damage to entrant or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Contest. Entrant assumes liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Contest, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any Prize. Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability in the event that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned for any reason, including those reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or corruption of the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest or the Contest Website.
By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by the Contest Rules. Entrant further agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant found to be: (a) violating the Contest Rules; (b) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any online Home Hardware property or service; and/or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Caution: Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including but not limited to criminal prosecution.
PRIVACY / USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
By participating in the Contest, entrant: (i) grants to the Sponsor the right to use his/her name, mailing address, and e-mail address (“Personal Information”) for the purpose of administering the Contest, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winner; (ii) grants to the Sponsor the right to use his/her Personal Information for administrative, publicity, and promotional purposes relating to the Contest, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law; and (iii) acknowledges that the Sponsor may disclose his/her Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers of the Sponsor in connection with any of the activities listed in (i) and (ii) above.
In addition, each entrant acknowledges that the method of entry for the Contest was for him/her to sign up to receive e-mails containing promotional information from the Contest Sponsor, and by so signing up each entrant has provided consent under the terms of Canada’s Anti-SPAM legislation for the Contest Sponsor to send such commercial messages.
By participating in the Contest, entrant agrees that all of Sponsor’s intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations used in relation to his Contest are owned by the Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
Subject to the jurisdiction of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in Quebec, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the Contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the Contest, and/or the Contest Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice.
These are the official Contest Rules. The Contest is subject to applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. The Contest Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the Sponsor. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest Rules or the rights and obligations as between the entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario including procedural provisions 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.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including but not limited to the Entry Form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control. .
FOR RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC.
Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.