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Cheesy's Beach Vacation Adventure
BLACK DIAMOND CHEESTRINGS FICELLO “CHEESY’S BEACH VACATION ADVENTURE” CONTEST OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS (“Official Rules”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Black Diamond Cheestrings Ficello “Beach Vacation Adventure” Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Parmalat Canada Inc. (the “Sponsor”). The Contest starts on Monday March 5th, 2018 (the “Contest Opening Date”) at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”). The Contest closes at 10:00 am ET on Monday May 28, 2018 (the “Contest Closing Date”). The “Contest Period” runs from the Contest Opening Date to the Contest Closing Date.
The Contest is open to all individuals who are residents of Canada and located in Canada at the time of entry, except individuals residing in the province of Quebec who are under the age of thirteen (13). All other entrants under the age of thirteen (13) will require parental consent to become a cheestrings.ca member and to participate in the Contest. Subject to the age limitation provided above, entrants who are under the age of majority in their province of residence at the date of entry are still eligible to enter the Contest and win a Prize provided that the parent or legal guardian of the entrant accepts the Prize and the terms and conditions hereof for and on behalf of such entrant and completes the required Declaration and Release Form (as further outlined below). Each entrant who is under the age of majority will be required to provide the contact email address and telephone number of his/her parent or legal guardian upon entry.
The Contest is not open to the Sponsor or its parents, related and affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, (including DHX Television Ltd., and Corus Entertainment Inc.), or employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents, successors or assignees thereof (collectively the “Contest Group”), or any persons residing in the same household with members of the Contest Group. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding on all entrants in all matters pertaining to the Contest. The Contest is governed by Canadian law and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and territorial laws and regulations. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. Please keep the original package insert containing your PIN; in the event you are selected as a potential winner, you may be required to present that insert for verification purposes. Failure to retain the original package insert with PIN may result in the forfeiture of the winning prize.
2. HOW TO ENTER:
HOW TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A GRAND PRIZE AND/OR DAILY PRIZE: Before the Contest Closing Date, visit the Contest Website: http://contests.cheestrings.ca/beachvacation (or www.cheestrings.ca) click on the Contest logo to be re-directed to the contest website to register and complete the online entry form by entering the unique PIN number and your required information (ex. Name, age, telephone number, valid email address, etc.). You must have a valid email address and telephone number to enter the Contest. Email accounts can be obtained free of charge from many Internet service providers. Internet access can be obtained free of charge from many public libraries. Only one (1) email address, one (1) telephone number, and account may be used by any person to enter the Contest. Proof of sending an online entry is not proof of receipt by the Sponsor. If the Contest entrant is under the age of majority in his/her province of residence at the time of entry, he or she must provide the email address and telephone number of his/her parent or legal guardian during the Contest registration process.
You can obtain a unique PIN number for the Grand Prize (defined below) and Daily Prize (defined below) draws in two (2) ways:
- By finding the PIN on the in-pack card located inside specially-marked packs of Black Diamond Cheestrings Ficello products as described in 2(a) below; or
- Via mail as described in rule 2(b) below (no purchase necessary);
2(a). OBTAINING A PIN CODE BY PURCHASING A SPECIALLY-MARKED PACK OF BLACK DIAMOND CHEESTRINGS FICELLO AT PARTICIPATING RETAIL STORES IN CANADA: Once you purchase a Black Diamond Cheestrings Ficello pack, you will find an in-pack card inside the package containing a unique PIN number. Enter this PIN number when prompted to do so on the Contest Website. There is no limit on the number of entries for the Grand Prize using PIN Code entries.
The number of entries per person is unlimited; however, each entry must be accompanied by a valid PIN.
2(b). OBTAINING MAIL-IN PINS: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To receive a unique PIN number that you can use to enter to win a Grand Prize as well as a Daily Prize, without making a purchase, send a postage paid self-addressed envelope along with an original essay of fifty (50) words or more answering the following question: “Why is Cheestrings my favourite snack food?” to: Cheestrings Ficello “Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure” Contest, PIN Code Request, PO Box 157, Toronto Postal Station B, Toronto, ON M5T 2Y3. Proof of your mailing does not constitute proof of receipt. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, damaged or late PIN requests. A unique PIN will then be sent to you via mail at the address on your self-addressed stamped envelope. Upon receiving your unique PIN number by mail, log onto www.cheestrings.ca and complete the online registration and entry form. Mail-in entry requests must be received no later than May 14, 2018 in order to receive a unique PIN number.
Limit of one (1) mail-in entry request per envelope, with sufficient postage and an original essay, while supplies last. For further avoidance of doubt, upon receiving your mail-in request in accordance with the Official Rules, you will receive one (1) PIN, while supplies last.
Please note: One (1) PIN from either 2(a) or 2(b) above results in: one (1) entry for a Grand Prize and twelve (12) entries for a Daily Prize. The foregoing twelve (12) entries are only eligible for the Daily Prize on the day on which the aforementioned PIN is entered. The entries for a Daily Prize do not carry over to future days.
You can also obtain additional unique PIN numbers for the Daily Prizes only in the following way:
- Online as described in 2(c) below;
2(c). OBTAINING ONLINE PIN/ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: HOW TO ENTER AND PLAY
Enter your Online PINS on the Contest website http://contests.cheestrings.ca/beachvacation in order to be eligible for Daily Prizes in Cheese’s Beach Vacation Adventure
There are several types of Online PINS that you can collect for Daily Prizes. Here is a breakdown of the different categories of Online PINs, how to get them and what they are worth:
Cheestrings E-mail Blast PINS
- Eligible for Daily Prizes in Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure
- Each E-mail Blast with one (1) PIN in each E-mail blast, will be emailed to those users who have played a previous Cheestrings contest and opted into the mailing list.
YTV PINS, DISNEY, and DISNEY XD CHANNEL PINS
- Eligible for Daily Prizes in Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure
- YTV, DISNEY &, DISNEY XD PINS can be obtained by playing the Black Diamond Cheestrings games found at www.ytv.com. You will obtain your PIN once the game is successfully completed.
FAMILY AND FAMILY CHRGD PINS
- Eligible for Daily Prizes in Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure
- Family and Family CHRGD can be obtained by playing the Black Diamond Cheestrings games found at www.family.ca or www.CHRGD.ca. You will obtain your PIN code once the game is successfully completed.
- Eligible for Daily Prizes in Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure.
- PIN codes will be posted on Cheestrings Facebook page throughout the twelve (12) week Contest Period for the possibility of additional entries.
Activation Email PINS
- Eligible for Daily Prizes in Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure.
- A unique PIN code will be emailed to each Contest entrant as a part of activating the registration process. The Contest entrant will receive an email with a link to confirm their registration for the Contest. Once this is completed a PIN code will be displayed in the email. This PIN code can be used only once during the entire Contest Period.
Cheestrings.ca Online Game Entries
- Eligible for Daily Prizes in Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure.
- Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure is simple to play! Play for twelve (12) weeks and join Cheesy on his Beach Vacation Adventure.
- Games can be played at http://contests.cheestrings.ca/beachvacation.
- Upon successful completion of each game, participants will receive one (1) or more entries to win a Daily Prize in Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure. Participants can play an unlimited number of times.
Please note: One (1) PIN from 2(c) results in: one (1) entry for a Daily Prize. The entry by a PIN obtained under 2(c) is only eligible for the Daily Prize on the day on which the aforementioned PIN is entered. The entries for a Daily Prize do not carry over to future days. The maximum amount of PINs obtained from 2(c) that can be entered in a single day is eleven (11).
All PIN codes are unique and can only be entered once. After the conclusion of the Contest Period, all PIN codes that have not been entered will be null and void.
Contest entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, mutilated, forged, garbled or mechanically or electronically reproduced. No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants except with those selected for a Prize. Should it be discovered that an entrant is using the aid of computer software programs to auto-fill entries or otherwise obtaining PINs in an unauthorized manner, that entrant will be immediately disqualified from the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify all such entrants from future contests conducted by the Sponsor without further notice.
The Grand Prize and Daily Prizes may sometimes be referred to herein as the “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”.
Winners must be residents of Canada.
All Prizes must be accepted as awarded without substitution and are not transferable, refundable, for resale or convertible to cash. If a Prize winner is under the age of majority in their province of residence, the Declaration and Release Form required to claim the Prize must be signed by a parent/legal guardian (as described in section 5 below).
The Sponsor reserves the right, in the event that a Prize, or any component of a Prize, cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute the same for another prize or component of equal or greater value without liability.
If the selected entrant for any of the Prizes forfeits the Prize, it will be re-awarded at the option of the Sponsor, subject to, among other things, time availability.
- GRAND PRIZES: There are one of three (3) Grand Prizes available to be won by the selected entrant (winner) during the Contest, each consisting of a ‘Cheesy’s Beach Vacation Adventure’, for a family trip for four (4) people (the Winner and three guests) to an all inclusive vacation to a Grand Palladium Resort in the Caribbean. In the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, each of the Grand Prizes will be allocated to one of the following Grand Palladium Resort locations,: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Jamaica; and Punta Cana, Mexico. The approximate retail value of each of the Grand Prizes is $10,000 and it is in effect thirty (30) days prior to the launching of this Contest. Sponsor’s agency will contact the Grand Prize winner directly and help co-ordinate the flights and hotel bookings.
Each Grand Prize will be comprised of the following:
- Round trip (economy class) air transportation for four (4) from the major airport closest to the winner’s home to the Sponsor selected Grand Palladium Resort
- Deluxe accommodations for seven (7) nights (single room, quad occupancy- two adults)
- All food and beverages while on resort
- Ground transportation to and from the resort
- $1,200 CDN spending money
For avoidance of doubt, Sponsor will advise which Grand Prize destination has been won. Winners will not be able to choose which resort they want to go to.
Please note that the Grand Prize winner and his/her guests will be responsible for obtaining any required travel and health documents including but not limited to a valid passport if required (which must be valid prior to and for the entire duration of the trip), transportation to and from the departure airport or other departure location (ground transportation), gratuities, travel insurance, incidentals and all other expenses not specifically mentioned in these Official Rules. The winner will be responsible for possessing the necessary travel documents and legal status for travel to/from the destination country and Canada, or the Grand Prize may be forfeited. The Contest Group shall have no responsibility for winner and/or his/her guest’s inability to enter any country and/or exit/re-enter Canada, and in such event, Contest Group will not provide additional travel or accommodation and the Grand Prize may be forfeited.
All costs and expenses not specifically included as part of the Grand Prize including, without limitation, cancellation fees, taxes, departure taxes, other travel related taxes and fees, duties and levies, meals, telephone charges, other room charges, incidental expenses, medical expenses, additional optional excursions, gratuities, insurance and other items of a personal nature are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner and his/her guests. Lost or stolen tickets and travel vouchers will not be replaced. It is strongly recommended that the winner and his/her traveling companions purchase medical, accident and baggage insurance. The Contest Group is not responsible in this respect. It is the responsibility of the winner and his/her travelling companions to check with the applicable airline for baggage restrictions.
Travel must take place by no later than May 31, 2019. Blackout dates may apply. Extension of expiration dates will not be granted. The Grand Prize winner and his/her three (3) guests must travel together from the same departure airport. If the Grand Prize winner has not reached the age of majority in his/her province of residence by the date of departure, one of the winner’s guests must be his/her parent or legal guardian, who has agreed to be fully and legally responsible for the winner and his/her guests for the duration of the trip.
Limit: One Grand Prize per household
Odds of Winning: The odds of winning a Grand Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
(ii) DAILY PRIZES: There are a total of Eighty-Four Daily Prizes available to be won during the Contest. Each Daily Prize consists of one (1) Drone Camera.
The approximate retail value of each Daily Prize is $250 CAD. The approximate retail value of the Daily Prize is as in effect thirty (30) days prior to the launching of this Contest.
Limit one Daily Prize per household.
Odds of Winning: The odds of winning a Daily Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries during the contest period.
4. PRIZE DRAWS
GRAND PRIZE DRAWS: A random draw for all three (3) Grand Prizes will be held on Monday June 4th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) in Toronto, ON by an independent contest organization from among all eligible entries received by the Contest Closing Date. Three (3) attempts will be made to contact the selected entrant at the email address and two (2) attempts at the phone number provided on their entry form between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET during a period of seven (7) days following the draw. If the selected entrant cannot be contacted within seven (7) days, by either email or phone, he/she will be considered to have forfeited the Prize and will be disqualified and another entrant may be drawn from the remaining eligible entries until such time as contact is made with a selected entrant or there are no more eligible entries, whichever comes first. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to contact a selected entrant.
DAILY PRIZE DRAWS: A random draw for one (1) Daily Prize will take place each calendar day (i.e.: 84 days) of the Contest Period at 10:00 a.m. (ET) in Toronto, ON by an independent contest organization from among all eligible entries received until the Contest Closing Date.
Three (3) attempts will be made to contact each selected entrant email address and two (2) attempts at the phone number provided on their entry form between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET during a period of seven (7) days following either (a) the entry of the pre-selected winning PIN or (b) the random draw if required. If the selected entrant cannot be contacted within seven (7) days, he/she will be considered to have forfeited the prize and will be disqualified. In the case of another draw, another entrant may be drawn from the remaining eligible entries until such time as contact is made with a selected entrant. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to contact a selected entrant.
5. CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE
All Prize claims are subject to verification. Please keep the original package insert containing your PIN, in the event that you are a potential winner, you may be required to present that insert for verification purposes. Failure to retain the original package insert with PIN may result in forfeiture of the winning prize. To be declared a winner, each selected entrant (or his/her parent or legal guardian, if the selected entrant is under the age of majority in his/her province of residence) must answer correctly, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill-testing question posed by email at the address provided during registration for the Contest. Each selected entrant and if applicable, guests (i.e.: travel companions), will also be required to sign a Declaration and Release Form (the “Release Form”) (or, if the selected entrant(s) and if applicable, guests (i.e.: travel companions) is/are under the age of majority in his/her province of residence, he/she must have his/her parent or legal guardian sign such Release Form on his/her behalf) confirming compliance with the Official Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded, without substitution, and releasing the Sponsor, the Contest Group, Facebook, the independent contest organization and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, parents, subsidiaries, affiliated and related companies, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability in connection with any Prize or the Contest.
Each selected entrant and if applicable, guests (i.e.: travel companions) must return a signed Release Form within thirty (30) days of receipt, or he/she will be disqualified from receiving the Prize and another entrant may be selected from the remaining eligible entrants until such time as a winner is chosen or there are no more eligible entrants, whichever comes first. The Sponsor will contact each Prize winner within thirty (30) days of receiving his/her signed Release Form to arrange delivery of the Prize. For the Daily Prize, please allow up to 6 to 8 weeks for delivery of the Prize from the end of the Contest Period.
The refusal by any potential winner to accept a Prize (or any portion thereof) releases and forever discharges the Released Parties of all obligations related to the Prize, including delivery. If a potential winner is found to be ineligible, declines to accept the Prize, or in the event that the Prize confirmation or Prize itself is returned undeliverable, the Prize will be forfeited and an alternative eligible entrant may be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
A. Official Rules Govern
In the event of a conflict between the Official Rules and any instructions or interpretations of these Official Rules given by an employee of the Sponsor regarding the Contest, these rules shall prevail. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials including, but not limited to, the registration form, point of sale, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
By submitting an entry into this Contest, each entrant confirms his or her understanding of and compliance with these Official Rules. Each entrant hereby releases and holds the Released Parties harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Official Rules, or in any Prize-related activity, including, but not limited to, computer viruses that the entrant or their household members may come into contact with through their participation in the Contest. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, without any limitation, whatsoever.
For greater certainty and avoidance of doubt, by participating in the Contest, each entrant releases and agrees to indemnify Facebook, DHX Television Ltd (i.e.: Family and Family CHRGD), and Corus Entertainment Ltd. (i.e.: YTV, Disney, & Disney XD channels) and hold it harmless from and against any and all costs, claims, damages, (including, without limitation, any special, incidental or consequential damages), or any other injury, whether due to negligence or otherwise, to person(s) or property (including, without limitation, death or violation of any personal rights, such as violation of right of publicity/privacy, libel, or slander), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly to participation in the Contest, or arising out of participation in any Contest related or Prize related activity, or the receipt, enjoyment, participation in, use or misuse, of any Contest or Prize related activity, whether hosted by Sponsor or a third party.
C. Limitation of Liability
Incomplete entries, damaged entries, illegible entries or entries received after the Contest Closing Date will not be accepted. The Released Parties take no responsibility for lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, illegible or late entries, which for any reason are not received before the Contest Closing Date, or for printing, distribution or production errors.
None of the Released Parties assumes any responsibility for any problems or technical malfunctions of or relating to any telephone network or lines, unavailable network connections, failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications (regardless of whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest), human error in the processing of entries in this Contest, computer online systems or servers, computer software problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of any Prize or in any Contest-related materials; nor will any of the Released Parties assume any responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s or any person’s computer or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers” arising as a result of participating in this Contest.
For avoidance of doubt, none of the Released Parties assumes any liability for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind, including without limitation, direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive damages which may be sustained to an entrant's or any other person's computer equipment resulting from an entrant's attempt to either participate in the Contest or download any information in connection with participating in the Contest or use of any website. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on any website is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Furthermore, none of the Released Parties assumes any liability for any additional aspects of the Contest.
D. Contest Administration
All entries are the property of the Sponsor and none shall be returned. All decisions regarding the Contest remain with the Sponsor. In addition, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “RACJ”), to modify, cancel, suspend and/or terminate any or all parts of the Contest for any reason.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that it finds to be in violation of these Official Rules. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse an entry from a person whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter. Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these Official Rules, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other relief (including attorneys’ fees) from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may include banning or disqualifying entrants from this and future Sponsor contests. In its sole determination, the Sponsor may disqualify any person who acts in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person and to void all such person’s associated entries. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Contest should fraud, computer viruses, programming bugs, or other reasons beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the security, proper play, operation, or administration of the Contest.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Account Holder in whose name the email account is registered, provided that person meets all eligibility criteria of this Contest. "Authorized Account Holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to an email address and/or telephone number, by an Internet access provider, online service provider, telephone service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
For Quebec residents, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the RACJ. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the RACJ only for the purposes of helping the parties reach a settlement.
E. Privacy and Publicity Rights
By accepting a Prize, each selected entrant and if applicable, guests (i.e.: travel companions) agrees to allow the Contest Group and/or the Contest Group’s designees the perpetual right to use his/her name, biographical information, image, photos and/or likeness and statements for programming, promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to on television, video, the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
F. Governing Law & Other General Provisions
The Contest is subject to applicable federal, provincial and territorial laws and regulations. The Official Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and territorial laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the Sponsor. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules or the rights and obligations as between an entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario, including procedural provisions, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
Any words herein importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender and vice versa in both the singular and the plural.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the English language version and the French language version of the Official Rules, as applicable, the English version shall prevail, govern and control.
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