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#SavingWithHeritage Twitter Party Contest Rules and Regulations

#SavingWithHeritage Twitter Party Contest Rules and Regulations

Twitter Party Contest Period: #SavingWithHeritage Twitter Party begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 24th, 2016 and continues until 9:00 p.m. ET November 24th, 2016 (collectively, the “Contest Period”). This contest is sponsored by Heritage Education Funds Inc. (“Heritage“).

Eligibility: The contest is open to members of the public who, as of the date of entry (i) are residents of Canada (except residents of Quebec and Nunavut) (ii) are over the age of majority in their province or territory of residence; and (iii) have an account on twitter.com. Prospective entrants without a twitter.com account can create an account without cost by visiting twitter.com and following the onscreen instructions. Employees and agents of Heritage and their respective immediate family members may not enter the contest. No purchase necessary.

How to Participate: In order to participate in the contest and be eligible to win a prize you must:

  • Follow @HeritageFunds on Twitter;
  • Satisfy the eligibility requirements;
  • Fill out and submit the RSVP form located on the party landing page and follow the on-screen instructions to enter by RSVPing to the Twitter Party; and
  • Participate at least once in the Twitter Party using the hashtag #SavingWithHeritage and Q# or A# during the Contest Period.

Limit of one (1) entry per person from a valid Twitter account during the Contest Period. Creation and use of multiple or alias Twitter accounts in order to exceed the limits on entries permitted by these official rules may result in the disqualification of all entries from such accounts as well as disqualification of the entrant. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the authorized subscriber of the twitter.com account used to participate in the contest at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account subscriber is defined as the natural person who is assigned a twitter.com account that can be verified by Heritage. Note that if a Twitter account is set to “protected mode,” updates/responses/replies may not be visible in Heritage’s inbox and may not thus be received by Heritage unless the entrant has previously consented to permit Heritage to see his/her Twitter updates. If an entrant opts to use Twitter via a wireless mobile device (which is not required to enter the contest), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received from the handset according to the terms and conditions of the service agreement with the wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on an entrant’s mobile phone bill or be deducted from his/her prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers’ rate plans may vary, and entrants should contact their wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to participation in this contest. Participation in this contest by mobile device means that an entrant understands that he/she may receive additional messages by mobile device relating to this contest which may be subject to charges pursuant to his/her carrier’s rate plan. Text messaging may not be available from all mobile phone service carriers and handset models. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas.

Prizes: Seven (7) prizes are available to be won in the contest as follows:

1 x $100 Mastercard Gift Card, courtesy of Heritage Education Funds

1 x Heritage Swag Pack ($40 ARV) + 1 x $25 Tim Hortons Gift Card, courtesy of Heritage Education Funds

1 x Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8″ Tablet ($220 ARV), courtesy of Heritage Education Funds

1 x $50 Starbucks Gift Card, courtesy of Canadian Mother Resource

1 x $100 DK Books Prize Pack, courtesy of DK Books

1 x $100 Mastermind Gift Card, courtesy of Heritage Education Funds

1 x $100 Indigo Gift Card, courtesy of Heritage Education Funds

The odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of eligible participants who have RSVP’d and participated in the Twitter Party during the Contest Period.  Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not redeemable for cash or credit, transferable or substitutable except in Heritage’s sole discretion.  Heritage reserves the right to award a substitute prize or portion thereof of equal or greater value in its sole discretion.  The refusal by an entrant to accept a prize releases and forever discharges Heritage and its agents of all obligations related to the prize, including delivery.

Prize Awarding:  Winners will be randomly selected from all entries received. A random generator will be used to select entrants. Selected entrants will be notified by direct message on Twitter.  Selected entrants will be required to fill out a declaration and release form, including answering a skill-testing question, within 24 hours of the end of the Contest Period.

Prizes will be awarded only on verification by Heritage that all contest requirements have been met by a selected entrant. To be declared a winner, the selected entrant must (1) complete the declaration and release form emailed by Heritage Education Funds within 48 hours of receipt; and (2) answer, without help (mechanical or otherwise), a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question. By completing, signing and returning the declaration and release form, the entrant (i) confirms compliance with these official rules, (ii) release and forever discharges Heritage, its affiliates and subsidiaries from all claims, demands, damages, actions and causes of action arising or to arise by reason of the acceptance or use of the prize, and (iii) gives permission to Heritage at its option, to publish or otherwise use the entrant’s name, Twitter handle, profile picture, city of residence and comments, without notice or compensation, on the Heritage website as well as in any publicity or promotion carried out by Heritage or its advertising agencies.

If a selected entrant or winner in the contest cannot be reached, does not answer the mathematical skill-testing question correctly, declines the prize, or fails to return the declaration and release form as specified above, another entry will be randomly selected by Heritage.  The process outlined above will be continued until the applicable prize is awarded or there are no more eligible entrants. Heritage is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify a selected entrant or winner. Prizes will be forwarded by a Heritage representative to the confirmed winners, at the mailing addresses provided by such confirmed winners.  All decisions of Heritage in the contest are final, and entrants agree to abide and be bound by the official rules, Twitter’s Terms of Service and Twitter Rules, and all of the instructions and decisions of Heritage. In the event of any dispute regarding the interpretation of the official rules or any decision rendered by Heritage, the decision or interpretation of Heritage shall prevail. Heritage in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be in violation of the official rules, Twitter’s Terms of Service or Twitter Rules. Heritage is not responsible if any entrant’s account is suspended by Twitter for violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service or Twitter Rules.

Prize Disclaimer: Heritage is the sponsor of this contest and is solely responsible for the delivery of the prizes to the confirmed winners, as declared by Heritage. By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Heritage and its employees, prize suppliers, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, from all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

General: By participating in the contest, participants release and agree to hold harmless Heritage, the co-hosts, prize suppliers and, as applicable, their respective parent companies, affiliates or related companies, directors, employees, officers and agents, including without limitation, their advertising/promotion agencies from any and all liability, injury, loss, or damage of any kind, including but not limited to personal injury or death, arising from or in connection with participation in the contest, or the awarding, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or with respect to participation in any prize-related activity. Entrants agree to abide by these official rules, and decisions of Heritage, which are final in all matters relating to this contest.  The contest subject to all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.  The contest is not administered, endorsed, associated, nor sponsored by Twitter or any other social media platform. Entrants are providing their information to Heritage and not to Twitter.  Twitter is hereby released of any liability by each participant in this contest.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the contest must be directed to Heritage and not Twitter.