2017 Select Sweepstakes Contest Rules and Regulations
Contest rules and regulations (the "Contest Rules")
No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
- Sponsor: The 2017 Select Sweepstakes (the "Contest") is sponsored by Waterloo Insurance Company operating as Economical Select, 111 Westmount Road South, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 2L6 (the "Sponsor").
- Eligibility: The Contest is open to eligible members of professional or occupational associations, alumni associations, non-profit organizations, trade unions, or employment groups that have entered into an approved group automobile or home insurance program ("Eligible Groups") with one of the participating brokers in this Contest or the Economical Select Sales and Service Centre at time of entry. Individuals that meet the criteria to join an Eligible Group, but that are not members of Eligible Groups at time of entry, may enter by submitting an essay of 50 to 100 words in length, as provided in Section 4 (How to Enter), but must otherwise comply with all Contest Rules.
Open to legal residents of Canada over the age of majority in their province of residence at time of entry excluding residents of Quebec, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, Newfoundland and Labrador or employees of the Sponsor or the Sponsor’s Affiliates (as defined by the Insurance Companies Act (Canada), as amended), participating brokers or participating brokers’ Affiliates, or the spouses, partners, children or persons residing with such employees. Entrants who meet the eligibility requirements set out herein are eligible to be entered into the regional bonus draws pertaining to the entrants’ province of residence (see Section 3).
By participating in this Contest, entrants acknowledge compliance with and agree to be bound by all Contest Rules. Entrants who do not comply with any of the Contest Rules are subject to disqualification by the Sponsor, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, whose decisions shall be final.
By participating in this Contest, each entrant expressly grants the Sponsor, its Affiliates, agents, representatives, marketing partners and participating brokers the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide in any media format now known or hereinafter developed at any time(s), including but not limited to, the World Wide Web, the Sponsor’s Internet websites and social media pages their name, comments, city/town and province of residence, written entry (if applicable, as may be edited in Sponsor’s sole discretion), image, voice or video camera footage for any news, advertising, marketing or publicity purposes with respect to this Contest, without further notice, compensation or review by entrant.
- Contest dates and times: Contest begins on April 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. ET. Contest closes on March 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET ("Contest Period"). Closing dates for individual prizes are as follows:
- Two (2) quarterly prizes of $5,000 travel certificates on each of the following closing dates (each a “Quarterly Contest Closing Date”):
- June 30, 2017
- September 29, 2017
- December 29, 2017
- March 30, 2018
- Vehicle prizes of: (i) Jeep® Wrangler Sport S: June 30, 2017; (ii) Toyota RAV4 AWD LE: September 29, 2017; (iii) Ford Escape SE: December 29, 2017; and (iv) Lexus NX 200t March 30, 2018, each at 11:59 p.m. E.T. (each a "Vehicle Prize Closing Date").
- Three (3) regional bonus prizes of a $10,000 travel certificate – one each allocated to only residents of Eastern, Western and Central regions of Canada on March 30, 2018 (“Bonus Prize Closing Date”). “Eastern” region shall consist of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. “Western” region shall consist of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “Central” region shall consist of Ontario.
After each of the above closing dates (collectively, the "Contest Closing Dates") the Contest will be closed for the prizes available to be won during the respective prize period to which such Contest Closing Date corresponds and entries received after such Contest Closing Date shall not be eligible to win such prizes. The sole determinants of time for the purpose of a receipt of a valid entry will be physical receipt of a Written Submission (for mail entries) or live receipt of a telephone call by a participating broker, authorized representative of a participating broker or telephone operator (for telephone entries) as provided by the Sponsor, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
- How to enter:
Insurance Policy/Quotation Entry Method: Members of Eligible Groups at time of entry can enter by calling a participating broker (see Schedule A for list of brokers) or the Economical Select Sales and Service Centre at 1-866-247-7700 and: (i) providing the expiry date of their automobile or home insurance policy; (ii) requesting an automobile or home insurance quote from a participating broker or the Economical Select Sales and Service Centre; or (iii) entering as a current (at time of entry) automobile or home policy holder with one of the participating brokers or the Economical Select Sales and Service Centre.
Essay Entry Method: Entrants that at the time of entry: (i) are not members of Eligible Groups, but who otherwise meet the criteria to be able to join an Eligible Group (for example, they are a type of professional that could join a professional association for that type of profession where that professional association is also an Eligible Group) and who do not want to join such Eligible Group; or (ii) that are members of Eligible Groups and do not want to enter by completing the "Insurance Policy/Quotation Entry Method" as outlined above, can enter by submitting a written essay of 50 to 100 words in length on the topic of "the importance of insurance", along with their typed or printed complete name, telephone number and name of the Eligible Group to which they are a member or are eligible to join (collectively, the "Written Submission"), and sending the Written Submission by mail in a separate envelope with sufficient postage to either a local participating broker or to 2017 Select Sweepstakes c/o Waterloo Insurance Company operating as Economical Select, 111 Westmount Road South, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 2L6, and must otherwise comply with all Contest Rules. Joining an Eligible Group is not a condition to winning any prize in this Contest.
The participating brokers in this Contest are listed in Schedule "A".
For the purposes of this Contest, "receipt" of an entry occurs when: (i) a participating broker or telephone operator as provided by Sponsor records the required information from an entrant; or (ii) physical receipt by Sponsor or participating broker, as applicable, of a Written Submission, both in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. All telephone entries must be received live and not by voicemail, fax or any other non-live means. All entries must include a complete name, telephone number and expiry date(s) of an automobile or home insurance policy, if entering by providing the expiry date(s) of an existing policy(ies), to be a valid entry and are subject to verification by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants requesting an insurance quote may be required to provide insurance policy information, claims history, driving record, number of years insured and/or the value of an automobile or home.
Limit one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period for any of the above entry options. Limit one (1) prize per person.
Any attempt or suspected attempt to use robotic, automatic, programmed or otherwise illicit means to enter the Contest, or any other methods not authorized by these Contest Rules, including, but not limited to, creating multiple accounts, identities, or registrations, all in the Sponsor's sole discretion, shall be deemed as tampering and may disqualify you from entering, participating and/or winning a prize. Entry forms that contain false or incomplete information are void. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, contain false information, are damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Contest Rules will be deemed void. All entries become the property of the Sponsor upon receipt and none will be returned. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants.
- Contest prizes: There are 15 prizes available to be won: (i) 8 prizes of $5,000 CDN travel certificates; (ii) 4 vehicle prizes: Jeep®1 Wrangler Sport S (ARV $33,695); Toyota2 RAV 4 AWD LE (ARV $29,660); Ford3 Escape SE (ARV $27,599); and Lexus2 NX 200t (ARV $42,750); and (iii) 1 $10,000 CDN travel certificate for each of Eastern, Western and Central regions of Canada for a total of 3 $10,000 CDN travel certificates. Winners of the regional prizes must be legal residents in the respective region in order to be eligible to win a regional prize. Current car models will be awarded, subject to availability. Prizes will decrease as awarded. Two (2) $5,000 travel certificates will be awarded quarterly. Taxes payable on acquisition of the Prizes, if any, as well as applicable freight/destination charges and first year of licensing fees for the vehicle prizes awarded are the responsibility of the Sponsor.
Travel certificate prizes can be used for one or more travel arrangements and may include airfare, hotel accommodation and/or other travel in the Sponsor’s sole discretion and are subject to the travel certificate provider’s (or providers’) terms and conditions. Travel certificates will only be awarded to the person who is verified by the Sponsor as the winner and has complied with all Contest Rules. Travel certificates are non-transferable, except with the consent of the Sponsor in its sole discretion, non-refundable and non-changeable once issued, must be accepted as awarded and have no cash value. Sponsor reserves the right to award alternative prizes of the same or greater value instead of travel certificates.
In order to receive a vehicle prize, the winner must have or obtain a valid driver's licence and insurance and otherwise comply with all dealer requirements to obtain such vehicle prize. Alternatively, the winner may transfer the vehicle prize to an immediate family member who complies with all dealer requirements to obtain such vehicle prize.
All winners assume any and all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by entering, participating in this Contest or use or redemption of a prize. Subject to the above for vehicle prizes, all prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and non-changeable once issued, must be accepted as awarded and have no cash value. The prizes (or any portion thereof) cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or special offers. Winners may not transfer (other than in respect of a vehicle prize as expressly stated above), modify, or substitute any prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize is unavailable at time of award. Winners must submit a completed copy of the Sponsor’s Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release form (“Release”) to the Sponsor and accept prizes received from the Sponsor no later than ten (10) business days of being notified of winning.
- Odds of winning: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received before the Contest Closing Dates.
- Random draws and winner confirmations: Random draws will take place at 9:00 a.m. ET at 111 Westmount Road South, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 2L6, by an employee of the Sponsor from all eligible entries received before each Contest Closing Date, with draw dates for individual prizes as set out below.
Draws will take place, as applicable, following each respective Contest Closing Date (as set out in Section 3), as follows:
- Quarterly prize draws of two (2) $5,000 travel certificates on each of the following dates:
- July 7, 2017
- October 6, 2017
- January 5, 2018
- April 6, 2018
(each a “Quarterly Contest Draw Date”).
- Vehicle prizes of: (i) Jeep® Wrangler Sport S: July 7, 2017; (ii) Toyota RAV4 AWD LE: October 6, 2017; (iii) Ford Escape SE: January 5, 2018; and (iv) Lexus NX 200t: April 6, 2018 (each a "Vehicle Prize Draw Date").
- A draw on April 6, 2018 (“Bonus Prize Draw Date”) for three (3) $10,000 travel certificates regional bonus prizes – one each for only entrants from Eastern, Western and Central regions of Canada to win.
Each individual chosen by random draw ("Selected Entrants") will be deemed winners if they meet all of the eligibility criteria set out in these Contest Rules. If a Selected Entrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, he/she will be disqualified and will not receive a prize and another entrant will be selected by way of a random draw, in which case all Contest Rules will apply to such new Selected Entrant. Before being declared a winner, a Selected Entrant will be required to: (i) correctly answer, without assistance of any kind whether mechanical or otherwise, the Sponsor's time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered during a pre-arranged telephone call; (ii) comply with all Contest Rules; and (iii) sign and return or submit, as applicable, a completed copy of the Sponsor’s Release, all in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If a Selected Entrant: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to comply with all Contest Rules; (c) fails to sign and return the Sponsor’s Release; and/or (d) cannot accept the prize for any reason; then he/she will be disqualified and will not receive a prize and another entrant will be selected by way of a random draw (in which case all Contest Rules will apply to such new Selected Entrant).
The Selected Entrants will be contacted by telephone within ten (10) business days of the respective draw date. Selected Entrants will be contacted using the telephone number provided at the time of entry into the Contest. If a Selected Entrant cannot be contacted within ten (10) business days, another Selected Entrant will be chosen by random draw (in which case all Contest Rules will apply to such new Selected Entrant). The Sponsor is not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a Selected Entrant to receive notification by the Sponsor.
- Release and indemnification: Each winner must complete the Sponsor's Release to: (i) confirm compliance with all Contest Rules; (ii) agree to accept the prize as awarded; (iii) release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor and participating brokers, and each of their Affiliates, franchisees, advertising and promotional agencies, counsel, marketing partners and each of their and their Affiliates’ respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders, Affiliates, successors, partners, agents, advisors, suppliers, distributors and assignees ("Released Parties") from and against any and all manner of liability, action, cause of action, claim or demand, loss or injury, use or misuse of a prize, suit, debt, covenant, contract, including legal fees and expenses, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach, failure of any third party contractor or supplier used in connection with any aspect of the Contest to perform or deliver any goods or services, any act of God or any other event beyond the Released Parties' control, any dissatisfaction of any kind by a winner with any aspect of the Contest or any prize, liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the entrants, their heirs, successors or assigns have, might have or could have suffered, by reason of or arising out of the entrant's participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or exercise by the entrant of the prizes as awarded; and (iv) indemnify the Released Parties against any loss, damage or expense, including legal fees, that any of the Released Parties may suffer or incur as a result of any non-compliance by an entrant with any of the Contest Rules or participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or exercise by an entrant of a prize.
The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate entry information which may affect a person's ability to participate in the Contest or be awarded a prize, including but not limited to human error, technical malfunctions, lost or delayed entries for any reason, mail failures, omission, or any combination thereof, and entries which fail to fully comply with these Contest Rules; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in telephone lines or network hardware or software; (iii) lost, stolen, incomplete, damaged, delayed, mutilated or misdirected entries or Releases either prior to or after delivery to Sponsor; (iv) injury or damage to the entrant's computer or to any other individual's computer related to or resulting from participating in, or downloading any material regarding the Contest or accepting a prize; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize; (vi) the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer "hackers" or otherwise; or (vii) late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a potential winner.
- Conduct: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant it finds to be: (i) violating these Contest Rules; (ii) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (iii) acting in an un-sportsperson-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Further, should a Selected Entrant be awarded a prize following which it has been determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that the Selected Entrant has made a false statement in its Release or failed to comply with these Contest Rules, the Selected Entrant shall return upon demand the prize to the Sponsor, its Affiliates, agents, representatives or marketing partners. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
- Other conditions: The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or amend this Contest at any time and in any way, without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned for any reason, the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest and conduct a random draw from all previously received eligible entries received by the relevant Contest Closing Date.
Publicity: By participating in the Contest, entrants expressly consent to the use of their name, comments, city/town and province of residence, Written Submission (if applicable) and image on videotape, photograph or other means in any advertising, marketing or publicity carried out by the Sponsor with respect to this Contest, as may be edited or modified by the Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further notice or compensation, and to receive marketing materials via mail or telephone from the Sponsor, its Affiliates or participating brokers. Individuals may subsequently withdraw their consent to receive marketing materials at any time without affecting their odds of winning in the Contest.
Law: The Contest is void where prohibited by law and subject to all applicable Canadian federal, provincial, municipal and local laws. This Contest shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the province of Ontario, including all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, rights and obligations between entrants and the Sponsor, and procedural provisions, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Any dispute shall be adjudicated by the courts sitting in Waterloo, Ontario.
Rule amendments: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend or modify these Contest Rules, or modify, cancel or suspend this Contest, without prior notice for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation in the event that any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupts, or threatens to corrupt, the security or proper administration of the Contest.
Privacy: By entering this Contest, Sponsor may collect entrant’s name, address, telephone number and information necessary to provide a quote (including insurance policy information, claims history, driving record, number of years insured and/or the value of an automobile or home), to administer entrant’s participation in the Contest, for Contest promotional purposes, and/or to provide an insurance quote, and in accordance with Sponsor's privacy statement (available at: www.economicalselect.com/privacy). The Sponsor, its Affiliates and/or participating brokers may also use entrant’s name, address and telephone number to provide entrant with marketing materials via mail or telephone. Entrants may subsequently withdraw their consent to receive marketing materials at any time without affecting their odds of winning in the Contest.
Intellectual Property: All intellectual property, including but not limited to trademarks, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, images, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are, unless otherwise indicated, owned by the Sponsor. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or other intellectual property without the express written consent of the Sponsor is strictly prohibited.
Language Discrepancy: In the event of any conflict, discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this English version of the Contest Rules (the "English Rules") and disclosures or other statements contained in any other Contest-related materials, including, without limitation, the French version of these Contest Rules and/or point of sale, print, online or other advertising, the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
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1Jeep® is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC. FCA Canada Inc. is not a participant in or a sponsor of this contest. 2Trademarks of Toyota and Lexus. Toyota and Lexus are not a sponsors or co-sponsors of this promotion. 3Ford has no affiliation with the contest, prizing, allocation or promotion.