Top-Up Mailer: Official Contest Rules

Top-Up Mailer: Official Contest Rules

Contest Period: Contest begins at 9:00AM on October 1st, 2016 and continues until 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) December 31st, 2016 (the “Contest Closing Date”).  This contest is sponsored by Heritage Education Funds Inc. (“Heritage”).

Eligibility: The contest is open to members of the public who (i) are residents of Canada, excluding the Province of Quebec, (ii) are over the age of majority in their province or territory of residence, as of the date of entry, (iii) and who are Heritage subscribers, and (iv) are not employees or agents of Heritage, or their respective immediate family members.

How to Enter: This is an online contest. No purchase necessary. Limit one entry per household. To enter the contest, reveal your Scratch & Win Code found on the Top-Up Mailer and enter the code where prompted on by the Contest Closing Date.

Prizes: Entrants are eligible to win one (1) of five (5) CDN$250 Visa gift cards (each a “Prize”). Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions or transfers permitted, no cash value will be  given for the Prize.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and for any reason whatsoever, to substitute for the Prize an alternate prize of equal or greater value..

Prize Awarding: Five (5) winners will be selected from all qualified entries received. A random draw will be held on or about January 2, 2017.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received in accordance with these Contest Rules. The winner will be contacted by email and will be required to sign a Declaration and Release form to accept the Prize. The Prize will be mailed to the address provided by the winner.

The Prize will be awarded only on verification by Heritage that all contest requirements have been met by the potential winner. To be declared a winner, the person selected must (1) provide a valid Canadian mailing address, (2) answer, without help, a time limited, skill-testing question and (3) complete, sign and return a Declaration and Release Form within 10 days of being contacted by Heritage. By completing, signing and returning the Declaration and Release Form, the selected entrant (i) confirms compliance with these Contest Rules, and (ii) releases 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. Heritage will make three (3) attempts to contact the potential winner by email for a period of seven (7) days following the draw date. If the selected entrant cannot be reached, does not complete the skill testing question correctly, declines the Prize, or fails to return a Declaration and Release as specified above, that selected entrant will be disqualified and shall not be entitled to receive any Prize, and Heritage reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to select at random another eligible entrant as the potential winner, whom Heritage or its representatives shall attempt to contact, and who shall be subject to disqualification, in the same manner.  Heritage is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the selected entrant.

Prize Disclaimer: Heritage is the sponsor of this Contest and is solely responsible for the delivery of the Prize to an official winner, as declared by Heritage. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Heritage and its employees, 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, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize or participation in this Contest, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

Disqualification: Heritage is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, inability to access any online service or website, inability to submit the online entry, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest, or for late, lost, stolen, forged, falsified, altered, tampered with, illegible or misdirected entries or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest or the Heritage website(s) and social media pages, as determined by Heritage, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. All entries that have been submitted through illicit means or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the Contest Rules, may be disqualified by Heritage. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, Heritage reserves the right to terminate the entrant’s eligibility to participate in any contest sponsored by Heritage. In the event any portion of the Contest is compromised at any time by a computer virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Heritage which in the opinion of Heritage corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper entry into the contest, Heritage reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the Contest and to award the prize to individuals selected from the pool of entrants received up to the point of termination. If a selected entrant is awarded the Prize due to a system error, malfunction or defect the Prize will be returned to the Prize pool, to be re-awarded. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in the Contest Rules.

Tax Information: Liability for any applicable taxes imposed by any government, if any, on any Prize won is the sole responsibility of the winner of such Prize.

Privacy: Heritage is collecting personal data about entrants for the purpose of administering this Contest. This personal data is protected by Heritage’s privacy policy, which may be viewed by clicking on the link “Privacy” on the homepage of this website . By participating in this Contest, the entrant agrees to, and gives permission to, Heritage and any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, and distributors the right and permission to use their names, voices, cities/provinces of residence, photographs, and/or likenesses for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission, or notification as well as gives permission to Heritage to contact them via telephone or mail, for the purpose of this Contest, or to inform the entrant of special offers and information relating to their products.

General Rules: Participation in the contest constitutes full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of these Contest Rules and Regulations, which are final on all matters relating to the Contest. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest judges (who are representatives of Heritage), which are final with respect to all matters, relating to the Contest. Heritage reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify or terminate the Contest or the Contest Rules at any time, without notice, and for any reason. All entries become the property of Heritage and will not be returned and no correspondence will be made with or entered into except with the selected entrant and the confirmed winner. The contest is subject to all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal laws. This contest is void where prohibited by law.