OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

 

1. KEY DATES:

The Red Apple Stores Customer Experience Survey Contest (the “Contest”) consists of: (i) a purchase period, starting on July 1, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. eastern time (“ET”) and ending on December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Purchase Period”); and (ii) a survey submission period, starting on July 8, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ending on December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Submission Period”). The Purchase Period and Submission Period shall be collectively referred to as the “Contest Period”.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER:

The Contest is open only to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry, except employees (current and retired, and those with whom such persons are living, whether related or not) of Red Apple Stores ULC (the “Sponsor”) its distributors, representatives, agents, sponsors, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other individual(s), entity or entities involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfilment of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”).  

 

3. AGREEMENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY RULES:

By participating in this Contest, you are signifying your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by these Rules.

 

4. HOW TO ENTER:

No purchase necessary. To enter, you must complete an eligible in-store purchase at any Red Apple or The Bargain! Shop store in Canada (excluding Quebec) and obtain your purchase receipt (an “Eligible Purchase”). To be eligible, the purchase must be completed in-store during the Purchase Period. Transactions that are incomplete, cancelled or returned do not qualify as an Eligible Purchase. Upon completing an Eligible Purchase and obtaining your receipt, visit the Sponsor’s survey website at survey.redapplestores.com or survey.thebargainshop.com (either as the “Website”) during the Submission Period. Next, follow the on-screen instructions to: (i) enter survey code that appears on your Eligible Purchase receipt (the “Code”); (ii) enter all required information, which may include a requirement to enter your full name, valid email address and telephone number; and (iii) fully complete the Sponsor’s online survey (the “Survey”). Once you have entered your Code, all required information and fully completed the Survey, follow the on-screen instructions to signify that you have read and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Rules and submit your completed Survey. Upon submitting your completed Survey in accordance with these Rules, you will be eligible to receive one (1) entry (an “Entry”). To be eligible, you must complete and submit the Survey during the Submission Period.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please retain your original Eligible Purchase receipt, as it may be required to be presented to the Sponsor as part of the verification procedure outlined below.

Alternatively, to obtain one (1) Entry in the Contest without completing an Eligible Purchase and the Survey, print your first name, last name, complete mailing address (including postal code) and valid email address on a plain white piece of paper and mail it (in an envelope with sufficient Canadian postage) along with a 50 word or more unique and original essay on why you want to enter the Contest  to: Red Apple Survey Sweepstakes 6877 Goreway Dr Suite 3 Mississauga On L4V1L9 (a “Request”).  Upon receipt of a valid Request in accordance with these Rules, you will be eligible to receive one (1) Entry in the Contest. To be eligible, your Request must: (i) be received separately in an envelope bearing sufficient Canadian postage (i.e. multiple Requests in the same envelope will be void); and (ii) be post-marked during the Contest Period and received prior to the Selection Date (defined below). The Sponsor takes no responsibility for any lost, stolen, delayed, illegible, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed Requests.

 

5. ENTRY LIMIT AND CONDITIONS:

There is a limit of ELEVEN (11) Entries per person (limit one (1) Entry per fourteen (14)-day period during the Contest Period per person), regardless of the method of entry. Each Code and Request essay may only be submitted once in the Contest. Duplicate submissions of Codes and Request essays will be disqualified.

If it is discovered by the Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Sponsor) that any person has attempted to: (i) exceed any of the limits stated in these Rules; (ii) use multiple names, multiple identities, multiple e-mail addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or to disrupt the Contest; and/or (iii) disrupt or participate in the Contest in any other fraudulent or misleading way, then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The Contest Parties and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for, and accept no liability whatsoever in relation to, any late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Eligible Purchases, Eligible Purchase receipts, Codes, Surveys, Requests or Entries (all of which are void). An Entry may be rejected if, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, the Entry is not submitted and received in accordance with these Rules.


6. VERIFICATION:

All Entries, Eligible Purchases, Eligible Purchase receipts, Codes, Surveys, Requests and entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. 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): (i) for the purposes of verifying an entrant’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Entry, Eligible Purchase, Eligible Purchase receipt, Code, Survey, Request and/or other information entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with the letter and spirit of these Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeline specified by the Sponsor may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of the Contest will be the official time-keeping device(s) used by the Sponsor.

 

7. PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST AND YOUR PARTICIPATION THEREIN AND TO INDEMNIFY THE RELEASED PARTIES AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, YOU ALSO AGREE THAT YOUR ENTRY (AND EACH INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT THEREOF) AND ALL OTHER ASPECTS OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST COMPLIES WITH ALL CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE RULES. THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL BEAR NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER REGARDING: (I) THE USE OF YOUR ENTRY (OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF – INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR SURVEY ANSWERS); (II) PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITIES; (III) ANY USE, COLLECTION, STORAGE AND DISCLOSURE OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION; AND/OR (IV) IF DECLARED THE WINNER, THE PRIZE (INCLUDING ANY USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE). THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU IN THE EVENT IT IS DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAVE DEPARTED FROM OR NOT OTHERWISE FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE RULES. THIS RELEASE AND INDEMNITY SHALL CONTINUE IN FORCE FOLLOWING THE TERMINATION OF THE CONTEST AND/OR AWARDING OF ANY PRIZE.

By participating in the Contest, each entrant hereby warrants and represents that any Survey, Request or other Contest-related information he/she submits does not contain any reference to any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; and will not give rise to any claims whatsoever, including, without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party.

 

8. PRIZE

There are TWO (2) Prizes available to be won, consisting of a $500 CAD Red Apple gift card for each winner to use towards a shopping spree at any Red Apple or the Bargain! Shop store (the “Prize”).

The Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). No substitutions are permitted, except at Sponsor’s option. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of such Prize is unavailable with a prize or prize component(s) of equal or greater retail value, including, without limitation, but solely at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, a cash award. All characteristics and features of the Prize, except as otherwise explicitly stated above, are at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. The Prize winner is solely responsible for all costs not expressly described herein (including without limitation, the cost of all items purchased during his/her shopping spree that exceed the value of the gift card awarded). The gift card is subject to all of the terms and conditions as stated by the issuer.

 

9. ELIGIBLE WINNER SELECTION PROCESS:

On January 5, 2022 (the “Selection Date”) in Mississauga, Ontario at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET, the Sponsor will perform a random draw from among all eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period to select the Prize winner. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period.

 

10. ELIGIBLE WINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS:

The Sponsor or its designated representative will make a minimum of two (2) attempts to contact each potential winner via email, within two (2) business days of the Selection Date. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within such time, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate potential winner from among the remaining applicable eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected potential winner). 

 

11. ELIGIBLE WINNER CONFIRMATION PROCESS:

NO ONE IS A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL THE SPONSOR OFFICIALLY CONFIRMS HIM/HER AS A WINNER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES. Before being declared THE CONFIRMED PRIZE winner, the potential winner will be required to: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid (which may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be administered online, by email or other electronic means, by telephone, or in the Sponsor’s form of declaration and release); and (b) sign and return within two (2) business days of notification the Sponsor’s declaration and release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of a Prize (as awarded); (iii) releases the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof; (iv) agrees to indemnify the Released Parties against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from use of his/her Entry or any portion(s) thereof; and (v) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements 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 Sponsor in any manner or medium whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet, worldwide and in perpetuity. 

If a potential winner: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time; (c) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (d) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate potential winner, as applicable, in accordance with the procedure outlined above, with the necessary amendments (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected potential winner).

By accepting the Prize, the winner hereby grants all consents required, and authorizes the Sponsor to broadcast, publish, disseminate and otherwise use his/her name, city/town/village and province/territory of residence, photograph, voice and any other likeness, in connection with any promotion and/or publicity regarding the Contest in perpetuity and at no additional compensation, beyond the awarding of the Prize, in any type of media worldwide (including without limitation, on social media).

 

12. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

All Entries, Surveys and Requests become the property of the Sponsor. 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.  ANYONE DEEMED BY THE SPONSOR TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE LETTER AND/OR SPIRIT OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME. 

The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any failure of the Website or any other website or platform during the Contest; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any Eligible Purchase, Eligible Purchase receipt, Code, Survey, Request, Entry and/or other information to be received, captured or recorded for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; (iv) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; (v) anyone being incorrectly and/or mistakenly identified as a winner or eligible winner; and/or (vi) any combination of the above.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, withdraw, amend or suspend the Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these Rules, including, without limitation, any error, problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, health risks or governmental restrictions (such as those that may be implemented to mitigate COVID-19 transmission) fraud or failure of any kind whatsoever. Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest in any way (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) may be 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 the Contest, or to amend these Rules, in any way without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever.  The 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.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to adjust any of the dates, timeframes and/or other Contest mechanics stipulated in these Rules, to the extent deemed necessary by Sponsor, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant, Entry and/or other information with these 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 Rules, or for any other reason.

By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy (available at: www.redapplestores.com]), including without limitation any information provided in the course of completing the Survey. This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide the Sponsor or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to, any instructions or interpretations of these Rules given by any representative of the Sponsor, the terms and conditions of these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law. Standard data rates apply to participants who choose to participate in the Contest via a mobile device.  Please contact your service provider for pricing and service plan information and rates before mobile device participation.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these 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 Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules or the rights and obligations of participants, Sponsor or any of the other the Released Parties in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, 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 parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Ontario in any action to enforce (or otherwise relating to) these Rules or relating to the Contest.

 

Mini-Rules:

No purchase necessary. Open to age of majority residents of Canada (excluding Quebec). Contest consists of a purchase period (July 8, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. ET to December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET) and survey submission period (July 8, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. ET to December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET). TWO (2)  prizes available, each consisting of a $500 CAD Red Apple gift card to use towards a shopping spree at Red Apple or The Bargain! Shop stores. Limit Eleven (11) total entries per person (one (1) entry per fourteen (14)-day period per person). Odds depend on number of eligible entries. Math skill-testing question required. Full rules and entry details at www.redapplestores.com