Official Contest Rules for the
Fairstone Financial Inc. (“Fairstone” or the “Sponsor”)
“Every Guest Counts” Contest
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ALL ENTRANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE RULES.
The dRSG “Every Guest Counts” Contest (the “𝗥𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁”) is conducted by Fairstone, and is open to all employees at the participating retailer locations who meet the eligibility requirements set forth below (each, a “𝗥𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗿”).
The Retailer Contest runs from July 1, 2019 at 12:01:01 a.m. Eastern Time until July 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time (the "𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗱") at participating Retailers.
In order to participate in the Retailer Contest, the following criteria must be met to the full satisfaction of Fairstone:
A Retailer must:
- Be currently participating in the Fairstone Revolving Charge Dealer program; and
- Be participating in the dRSG Win Your Purchase Contest (the “𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁”), including promotion of that contest in the Retailer’s location(s).
A Retailer’s customer must:
- Meet the eligibility criteria of the Purchase Contest (each such customer, an “𝗘𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿”).
An employee of the Retailer (each, an “𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁”) must:
- Be a legal resident of Canada;
- Have reached the age of majority in the province or territory of entry into the Retailer Contest at the time of entry;
- Be an employee of the participating Retailer at all times during the Contest Period and until August 31, 2019 or such later date when a prize is awarded. Fairstone reserves the right to disqualify from the Retailer Contest an employee of the Retailer who is not continuously employed by the Retailer during the period; and
- Have closed a sale with an Eligible Customer during the Contest Period (each such sale or entry, a “𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘁”).
The Retailer Contest is not open to employees, representatives or mandataries of the Sponsor, or their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and individuals living in the same households of each of the above.
A general manager of the Retailer must:
- Ascertain the identity of the employee(s) on each Ballot based upon the sales information automatically registered in the Retailer’s point-of-sale computer system; such registered information must include each employee’s identification to allow a Retailer unambiguously determine the identity of the employee on the Ballot.
There is one (1) grand prize available to be won (the "𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲") across Canada during the Contest Period.
The Prize consists of a cheque for $1,500, issued to the selected Entrant. Subject to these Retailer Contest rules, the Prize will be awarded to the Entrant that closed the winning sale in the Purchase Contest and whose identity is registered as such in the Retailer’s point-of-sale computer system.
The Prize may be subject to taxes, which shall be the responsibility of the Retailer Contest winner.
The sales associate that completed the sale to the winner of the Purchase Contest will be the prize winner. The winner will be determined on August 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM (EST) at 255 Queens Avenue, Suite 1000, London, Ontario N6A 5R8 and will be conducted by an independent judge whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Retailer Contest.
The winner will be contacted by telephone and will be asked to provide his or her email, fax or mailing address to which a mathematical skill-testing question and a declaration and release form will be sent for completion by such winner. In the event that a winner (i) cannot be contacted after three (3) attempts, (ii) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question, or (iii) fails to sign and return the declaration and release in the time period provided, he or she will forfeit the prize in question. The declaration and release forms to be completed by the selected Entrant pursuant to these Retailer Contest Rules must be returned within five (5) business days of issuance of notification. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification.
Entrants are automatically entered in the Retailer Contest.
During the Contest Period, all eligible customer purchases are automatically entered into the Retailer Contest. In the event of a full return by the customer (i.e. all of the items that were purchased are returned), the entry will be withdrawn from the Retailer Contest.
𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗣𝗢𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗦 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗦𝗨𝗕𝗝𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗕𝗬 𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗡𝗦𝗢𝗥 𝗪𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗘 𝗗𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟. 𝗔𝗡 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗜𝗦 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗔 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥 𝗢𝗙 𝗔𝗡𝗬 𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗘, 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡 𝗜𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗥𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗜𝗟 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗟𝗗 𝗦𝗢 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗘, 𝗨𝗡𝗟𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗨𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗟 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗧'𝗦 𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗚𝗜𝗕𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗢𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗔𝗟𝗘 𝗛𝗔𝗦 𝗕𝗘𝗘𝗡 𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗘𝗗 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗛𝗔𝗦 𝗕𝗘𝗘𝗡 𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗘𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗜𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗘. 𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗡𝗦𝗢𝗥 𝗪𝗜𝗟𝗟 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗔𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗣𝗧 𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗘 𝗢𝗙 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗜𝗡 𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗨 𝗢𝗙 𝗜𝗧𝗦 𝗩𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦.
𝗢𝗗𝗗𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚:
The odds of winning depend upon the total number of Retailers participating and sales transactions processed, but are limited to a maximum of one (1) Prize per participating Retailer.
If the Retailer Contest Rules are met, in order to be declared a winner, a contest winner must have complied with all Retailer Contest Rules.
A contest winner must also correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question, which will be administered by a Sponsor’s representative via email, fax, or mail. A contest winner must provide the answer to the skill-testing question within five business days of its receipt.
After the Sponsor verifies whether a contest winner has complied with the Retailer Contest rules, a contest winner must sign Fairstone's standard release form before being entitled to receive their prize. That form also contains a contest winner’s consent to the use of his or her name, address and/or photograph in advertising or other publicity by Fairstone and/or its agencies, without any payment or other compensation to the contest winner, including without limitation, publication on the Fairstone website(s), microsite(s) and e-newsletters, among other locations, of the Contest Winner’s name, the fact that the Contest Winner is an employee of the participating Retailer, that the Contest Winner is a Prize winner, any other basic biographical details the contest winner provides to Fairstone representatives when claiming his or her prize, and any statements the contest winner makes to Fairstone representatives regarding their prize, the Retailer Contest, or the contest winner’s thoughts/feelings about winning their prize (which may be quoted in a complete or an abridged format).
A contest winner must complete, (electronically) sign and return the standard release form to Fairstone within five (5) business days of receiving it or the contest winner may be disqualified from the Retailer Contest.
𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗙𝗨𝗟𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧:
The contest winners will be notified by email on or about January 16, 2019 and the prizes will be awarded on or before September 2019, or such other date as agreed by Fairstone and the selected Retailer’s general manager.
a prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, exchanged, or substituted.
𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗟 𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗠𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡:
By participating in the Retailer Contest, each Entrant agrees:
a. To be bound by these Retailer Contest rules and the decisions of Fairstone, which decisions shall be final and binding;
b. To the unrestricted use, by Fairstone, in its discretion, or its agents, of his/her name and/or likeness, address, city/province or territory of residence, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, and ideas for advertising, promotional purposes, and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission, or notification, other than the value of the prize offered;
c. To sign a publicity release granting and acknowledging the rights of Fairstone, in its discretion, or its agents, to publish or broadcast the selected Entrant's picture, portrait, likeness, name, address, voice and statements for publicity purposes, without any further compensation, other than the value of the prize offered;
d. That, by entering the Retailer Contest, the Entrant releases Fairstone and the administrators and their respective directors, officers, employees, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, sponsors and agents from any liability for loss, harm, damages, costs and/or expenses, arising out of or in any way connected with participation in the Retailer Contest, the awarding of the prize, the use of information as aforementioned, or the acceptance, use or misuse of a Prize, including, without limitation, loss, harm, damages, costs and/or expenses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom;
e. The Entrant will sign declaration and release forms, or such other supporting documentation that Fairstone may request, to give effect to such release upon request by Fairstone;
f. Fairstone is not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, or misdirected entries; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable internet, email or satellite systems; errors in these rules; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in the Retailer Contest, human processing error, or otherwise; and
g. Fairstone reserves the right, subject to any approvals required by law, to terminate or suspend the Retailer Contest in whole or in part, and at Fairstone's discretion, to not award a prize in a random draw from all entries received up until the date and/or time that the Retailer 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 Retailer Contest is impaired for any reason including, but not limited to, the loss or destruction of ballots, 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 the Retailer Contest. Fairstone also reserves the right, subject to any approvals required by law, to amend these Retailer Contest rules at any time and without notice to entrants for any reason, including, but not limited to, correcting clerical errors in the Retailer Contest rules or advertising materials. All of Fairstone's decisions concerning the Retailer Contest are final.
h. That pursuant to Section 5(10) of the Rules Respecting Publicity Contests (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 board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
The Retailer Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.
These are the Retailer Contest rules. These Retailer Contest rules are subject to change without notice. Fairstone reserves the right to amend, withdraw, or terminate all or any portion of this Retailer Contest at any time for any reason without prior notice. Fairstone reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Retailer Contest in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind without prior notice or obligation. In the event of a conflict between these Retailer Contest rules published in the English language and these Retailer Contest rules published in the French language, the English language version shall prevail.
Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize must be commenced in the City of Toronto, Ontario.