OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
BEST. MONEY TIP. EVER. Contest
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ALL ENTRANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE RULES.
The Fairstone Financial Inc. (“Fairstone”) BEST. MONEY TIP. EVER. Contest (the “Contest”) runs online via Facebook from Monday February 11, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time until Monday, February 25, 2019 at 17:00 p.m. Eastern Time (the “Contest Period”).
The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who are of the age of majority in the Province/Territory of residence at the moment of entry into the Contest. Employees, agents and representatives of Fairstone or its subsidiaries or affiliates, its advertising or promotional agencies, as well as members of their immediate family, common-law spouses, or anyone living in the same household with any such person, are not eligible to win. To enter this Contest, your internet browser must be set to accept cookies.
HOW TO ENTER/ NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
No purchase is required to enter the Contest. To enter, proceed as follows:
a. Go to the Fairstone Contest page: http://www.fairstone.ca/BMTE (the “Page”).
b. Complete the data form and provide your name and email address. Your email address will only be used to notify you if you are a winner.
c. Add your unique financial tip to the Page in English or French. Tips must relate to managing or improving finances, conveying financial literacy or for a related purpose in order to be considered.
d. All money tips must be less than 200 characters to be valid.
There are a total of three (3) prizes available to be won across Canada during the Contest Period. The total value of all prizes is $1,000 in Canadian dollars.
a. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, consisting of a pre-paid $500 gift card for Amazon.ca;
b. One (1) Second Prize will be awarded, consisting of a pre-paid $300 gift card for Amazon.ca; and
c. One (1) Third Prize will be awarded, consisting of a pre-paid $200 gift card for Amazon.ca.
In addition, the remaining seven (7) entries, ranked 4-10, will be selected for promotion and accolades as described below.
ODDS OF WINNING
The odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of entries received during the Contest Period.
SELECTION OF WINNERS
Seven (7) Fairstone panelists will review all entries, in both languages, and select the top ten (10) submissions (the “Finalists”). Panelists will be from the Fairstone Branch Network, the Marketing Department, and other locations.
The judging criteria is entirely within the discretion of Fairstone, but will generally involve considerations such as uniqueness, the effectiveness of the message, and the general value of the message in promoting financial literacy. All decisions of the judges are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.
Where the same or substantially similar message is submitted by different Facebook users, and where that message is selected as a Finalist, a random draw will take place and the randomly selected entry will proceed to final judging. Where more than one message is submitted by the same Facebook user, and the messages contain at least two messages which are the same or substantially similar to one another, only one entry will proceed to final judging.
Once the Finalists are selected, voting will take place. Each panelist will rank the Finalists from one (1) to ten (10), with one being the highest selection. The Finalist with the lowest overall score from the panelists will be selected to receive the Grand Prize, the second-lowest overall score will be selected to receive Second Prize, and so forth, until all prizes have been allocated. In the event of a tie in the number of votes received, Fairstone will randomly select a winner for that prize from those Finalists that tied.
For those Finalists ranked 4 through 10 that did not win a Prize, their Money Tip will be promoted on the Fairstone Facebook page, and sent to financial literacy agency Junior Achievement Canada for use in the promotion of its financial literacy programs for youths.
Selection of Finalists will be completed by Fairstone at Suite 1000, 255 Queens Avenue, London, Ontario N6A 5R8 between Tuesday February 26, 2019 and Tuesday March 5, 2019. Finalists will be contacted using the email address provided during the registration process by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 6, 2019. Winners will be announced on Fairstone Facebook page once waivers have been signed.
To be declared the winner of a prize, within five (5) business days of receipt, selected Finalists must correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question and sign Fairstone’s standard release form. Fairstone may provide a short list of questions or ask for feedback on the Contest, but providing a response to questions or feedback will be entirely voluntary and will not affect the outcome of the Contest.
The release form will contain consent to the use of the Finalists’ first name and last initial, unique Facebook handle, City/Province of residence, and the money tip provided (in a complete or abridged format). The consent shall be irrevocable, and permit Fairstone or Junior Achievement to use the information in advertising or other publicity by Fairstone and/or its agencies, without any payment or other compensation, including, without limitation, consent to publication of the foregoing on the Fairstone website(s), microsite(s), e-newsletter, video, various social media channels, blog, or any other locations without compensation.
If Fairstone, acting reasonably, cannot contact a selected entrant within seven (7) business days of the date voting closes, or if such person does not qualify, the entrant with the next greatest number of votes will be selected. Fairstone will make reasonable efforts to contact and qualify that person within seven (7) further business days, failing which another name will be selected, and so on, until the earlier of Fairstone contacting all of the top ten (10) Finalists or the Prize Claim Deadline.
PRIZE CLAIM DEADLINE
Each prize winner must claim their prize by 5:00 p.m. on Friday April 19, 2019.
CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE PRIZE
The following conditions apply to the prizes:
a. A prize cannot be transferred for value.
b. A prize must be accepted as awarded, without substitutions or transfers, except in Fairstone’s sole discretion.
c. Fairstone reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
d. In the case of loss, theft, damage, alteration or non-authorized use, gift cards will not be refunded or replaced.
e. Any costs incurred in collecting and using a prize is the winner’s responsibility.
f. There is a maximum of one prize awarded per person. Should an entrant win more than one prize, the entrant will be awarded only one prize with the greater dollar value.
There is a limit of one entry per person per day of the Contest Period.
All submissions must be original content created by the entrant. Any submissions that infringe on copyright or trademark rights or that contains foul language or offensive content (as determined solely within Fairstone’s discretion) will be disqualified.
Should an entrant submit the same or substantially similar money tip more than once, only the first entry will be considered.
a. By entering the Contest, each entrant irrevocably authorizes Fairstone and its community partners to edit and use the entrant’s money tip and handle for promotion and publicity purposes, in any form of media, whether now existing or created in the future, in perpetuity and on a worldwide basis, without compensation of any kind.
c. Entrants must “like” and follow Fairstone on Facebook as of the Prize claim date in order to claim the Prize.
d. Fairstone is not responsible for any human or computer-generated or other technical error in the administration of the Contest, for the unavailability of Contest or other websites, transmission errors that result in the loss of entries, incomplete entries, or for erroneous potential winner or winner announcements.
e. Winners must comply with Contest Rules, terms and conditions, and Fairstone reserves the right to disqualify a person and all entries submitted by that person where they do not comply with the Contest Rules.
f. Contest entrants forever release and discharge Fairstone, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, and agents from any and all actions, causes of action, claims, costs and payments for damages, loss, injury, or death, however occurring, as a result of participating in this Contest or accepting and using the prize.
g. Fairstone reserves the right, subject to any approvals required by law by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, to amend these Rules without notice, or to terminate or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, and at Fairstone’s discretion, award none, some or all of the prizes in a random draw from all entries received up until the date and/or time that the Contest terminated, for any reason, including, but not limited to, if events beyond its reasonable control make continuation not feasible, or if the integrity of the Contest is impaired for any reason including, but not limited to, if a virus, bug, computer, electronic or system malfunction, or if human error or another cause beyond Fairstone’s control should corrupt the administration, security or fair play of this Contest.
h. All of Fairstone’s decisions concerning the Contest are final.
i. Any person who enters or tries to enter the Contest in a manner which is unfair to the other entrants, including, but not limited to, artificially increasing votes through manual or mechanical means, will be automatically disqualified and may be referred to the appropriate authorities.
j. Contest entries are subject to verification by Fairstone. Any Contest entry or Contest-related form that is, in Fairstone’s opinion, fraudulent, incomplete, mutilated or that does not allow Fairstone to correctly identify the entrant will be rejected and will not entitle the individual to an entry or a prize.
k. 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 parties reach a settlement. For residents of all other Provinces/Territories outside Quebec, any litigation must be commenced in the City of Toronto, Ontario.
l. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
By entering this Contest, you agree to provide such personal information to Fairstone that is necessary to administer the Contest.