The Mobile Shop® Goodies Giveaway (the “Contest”)
Official Contest Rules (the “Contest Rules”)
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC) AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW
below). Instagram is completely released from all liability by each entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor and not Instagram. You may only use one (1) personal Instagram account (the “Account”) to
enter in this Contest.
1. CONTEST PERIOD:
The Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on May 31st and closes at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on June 7 (the “Contest Period”).
2. THE SPONSOR:
The Contest is sponsored by Loblaws Inc., as administered by a Loblaws Inc. and/or a party selected by Loblaws Inc. (collectively, the “Sponsor”).
Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who have reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry, except employees, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are domiciled, whether related or not) of the Sponsor and each of its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the administration or execution of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”). To claim prizes of PC Optimum™ points, winners must have a valid PC Optimum™ loyalty account to receive the prize, available at no cost at participating Loblaw Companies Limited stores, or a mobile PC Optimum™ card available by downloading the mobile app at pcoptimum.ca.
4. HOW TO ENTER:
a. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Before you can enter in this Contest, you must have a valid Instagram Account (an “Account”). If you do not have an Account, visit www.instagram.com and register in accordance with the enrolment instructions for a free Account. To enter the Contest and receive an entry (each, an “Entry”, collectively, “Entries”), you must: (i) log-in to your Account; (ii) visit the official The Mobile Shop™ Instagram page (“Instagram Page”) at www.instagram.com/themobileshop; (iii) locate the Contest post; (iv) create a text only comment (each, a “Comment”) by clicking on the speech balloon and tag a friend in the Comment; and (v) post the comment by clicking ‘Post’. Limit one Entry per person/Account during the contest period.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to be eligible, you must:
comply with the Instagram Terms of Service available at https://help.instagram.com/478745558852511
complete your Comment, as described above, during the Contest Period;
keep your Account open until the end of the calendar month following the Contest closing date
b. Any Comment that does not follow the above format (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) will not be eligible for entry in this Contest. Although you may continue to participate in the discussion after submitting your Comment for Contest entry purposes, only the first Comment received from a particular individual Account that complies with these Contest Rules will be eligible; subsequent attempts to enter will be disqualified. The submission of a Comment is solely the responsibility of the entrant. Comments may only be made according to the method described above. Automated Comments (including but not limited to Comments submitted using any robot, script, macro, or other automated service), are not permitted and will be disqualified.
c. A Comment will be considered to be void and will not be eligible for entry in this Contest if the Comment: (i) is incomplete or illegible; (ii) is not submitted and received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Contest Rules; (iii) does not comply with the Instagram Terms of Service; and/or (iv) is not in accordance with the specific Comment Requirements listed below in Rule 5 (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion).
d. Standard messaging and/or data rates may apply to entrants who use Instagram via a wireless mobile device. Wireless service providers may charge for data usage. Contact your service provider for pricing and service plan information and rates before mobile device participation.
e. Use (or attempted use) of multiple names, identities, Accounts and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification by the Sponsor. The Releasees (defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Comments (all of which are void).
f. All Comments are subject to verification at any time. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) to participate in this Contest. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeline specified by the Sponsor may result in disqualification
5. COMMENT REQUIREMENTS:
BY SUBMITTING A COMMENT, YOU AGREE THAT THE COMMENT COMPLIES WITH ALL CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE CONTEST RULES AND THE INSTAGRAM TERMS OF SERVICE. THE RELEASEES (DEFINED BELOW) WILL BEAR NO LEGAL LIABILITY REGARDING THE USE OF ANY COMMENT YOU SUBMIT. THE RELEASEES (DEFINED BELOW) SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU IN THE EVENT IT IS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAVE DEPARTED FROM OR NOT FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE CONTEST RULES.
By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to be legally bound by these Contest Rules and by the interpretation of these Contest Rules by the Sponsor, and further warrants and represents that any Comment he/she submits:
i. is original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Comment to enter the Contest;
ii. does not violate any law;
iii. will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims whatsoever; and
iv. is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following: nudity; alcohol/drug consumption or smoking; explicit or graphic sexual activity, or sexual innuendo; crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups; content that endorses, condones and/or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky behaviour or conduct; personal information of individuals, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic); commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than products of the Sponsor; conduct or other activities in violation of these Contest Rules; and/or any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
By entering the Contest and submitting a Comment, each entrant: (i) without limiting the Instagram Terms of Service grants to the Sponsor, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to publish, repost, share, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use his/her image and/or name, Instagram account handle, and/or photo and/or Comment which includes any information or hashtag associated with this contest, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason worldwide in any type of media; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to his/her Comment in favour of the Releasees; and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Contest Parties and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other cause of action that relates in any way to his/her Comment. For greater certainty, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and at any time during the Contest, to modify, edit or disqualify any Comment if a complaint is received with respect to the Comment, or for any other reason. If such an action is necessary at any point, then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify the Comment and/or the associated entrant. If the Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that any Comment does not comply with these Contest Rules for any reason at any time, then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify the Comment and/or the associated entrant.
6. THE PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:
There will be one (1) prize (each, a “Prize”) available to be won each month. The draw date is on the day after contest period end. Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). No substitutions except at the Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute any Prize with a prize or prizes of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, but at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, a cash award. Each Prize will only be awarded to the person who is verified as the “authorized account holder” (see below) of the Account associated with the applicable selected Comment. There is a limit of one (1) Prize per person/Account in this Contest. Any additional costs incurred in collecting and using the Prize are the sole responsibility of each confirmed winner.
Other than PC Optimum™ points prizes, all prizes will be distributed by mail within 30 days after each potential Prize winner has been successfully contacted, fulfilled the requirements set out herein and become a confirmed Prize winner. Once each Prize winner has been confirmed in accordance with these Contest Rules, the prize of PC Optimum™ points will be awarded to the winner’s PC Optimum™ account approximately 2 weeks following the date of being declared a winner. PC Optimum™ points have no cash surrender value but are redeemable for groceries and other rewards under the terms of the PC Optimum™ rewards program (the “Program”) at participating Loblaw Companies Limited stores. Minimum redemption is 10,000 PC Optimum™ points (worth $10 in rewards) at participating stores where President’s Choice® products are sold. Some redemption restrictions apply; visit pcoptimum.ca for details, participating stores and full loyalty terms and conditions.
7. WINNER SELECTION:
One (1) potential Prize winner will be selected randomly on the day after contest period end at approximately 10:00am ET in Toronto, Ontario from among all eligible Comments submitted and received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Contest Rules. The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the total number of eligible Comments submitted and received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Contest Rules.
The Sponsor or its designated representative will make up to 3 attempts following the draw to contact the potential Prize winner by Instagram (using a personalized direct message to the Account used to submit the Comment). If a potential Prize winner cannot be contacted within 3 attempts, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to select at random an alternate eligible Comment that complies with these Contest Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential winner).
BEFORE BEING DECLARED A CONFIRMED PRIZE WINNER, each potential Prize winner will be required to: a) correctly answer a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid; and b) execute and return the Sponsor’s form of Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release within 14 days pursuant to which he/she (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the applicable Prize as awarded; (iii) agrees to indemnify the Releasees against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from use of his/her Comment including, without limitation, any claim that his/her Comment infringes a proprietary interest of any third party; (iv) releases the Releasees from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the applicable Prize or any portion thereof; and (v) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, Instagram account handle, address, voice, statements or photos about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Contest Parties in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet, worldwide in perpetuity. If a potential Prize winner: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents in accordance with the Sponsor’s instructions; and/or (c) cannot accept his/her applicable Prize as awarded for any reason; then he/she will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to select at random an alternate eligible Comment that complies with these Contest Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential winner).
8. GENERAL CONDITIONS:
By participating in this Contest, each entrant: (i) agrees to be bound by these Contest Rules; (ii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action; and (iii) releases the Releasees from any and all liability in connection with this Contest and his/her participation therein.
The Releasees will not be liable for: (i) any failure of any website or social media platform during the Contest; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, social media platforms, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any Comment to be received for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or mobile network; (iv) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Contest; and/or (v) any combination of the above.
In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted a Comment, Comments will be deemed to have been submitted by the “authorized account holder” of the Account used to submit the Comment in question (as determined in accordance with the official records of Instagram). An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) that he/she is the “authorized account holder” of the Account used to submit the Comment in question and, upon Sponsor’s request, that he/she has all necessary consents, permissions and/or licenses as required by these Contest Rules.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Contest Rules) in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Contest Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest in any way (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) 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. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Contest Rules, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law.
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of entrants and/or Comments.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Contest Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or Comment with these Contest Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Contest Rules, or for any other reason.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to Ontario conflicts of law principles. All entrants attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Province of Ontario.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: website and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
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