GINGERBREAD VOTE FOR ME CONTEST OFFICAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

CONTEST PERIOD: The Gingerbread Vote For Me Contest (the "Contest") begins on Tuesday November 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. local time, and ends on Sunday December 12th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. local time, (the “Contest Period”).

 

The Contest is run by Red Apple Stores ULC (the “Sponsor”). For the purposes of the Contest, the “Contest Group” is composed of the Sponsor, together with its affiliates and related companies, including without limitation its parent, sister and subsidiary companies, retailers, franchisees, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers of materials and services related to the Contest, and any other corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity directly involved in the organization or administration of the Contest and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and other representatives.

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence. Despite the foregoing, employees of Red Apple Stores ULC. (the “Sponsor”), its affiliated companies, family, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and/or any entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfillment of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”) are not eligible to enter the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable Canadian municipal, provincial/territorial and federal laws and regulations (collectively "Laws"). By entering this Contest, each entrant: (i) agrees to comply with these Contest Official Rules (the “Rules”) and all Laws; and (ii) confirms having read these Rules and agrees to be legally bound by these Rules.

 

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. Like the contest post on our Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/redapplestores/ or https://www.instagram.com/thebargainshopstore/) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/redapplestores/ or facebook.com/TheBargainShopStores/

1) Like the Contest post 

2) Make a Gingerbread House! Options:

      a) We suggest using an undecorated gingerbread house from Red Apple/The Bargain! Shop

      b) However, you could use any gingerbread house kit  

3) On your own Instagram account, post a photo of your creation. Make sure your profile is public so that we can see.  

4) Tag us (@redapplestores/@thebargainshopstores) on the photo and use the hashtag #GingerbreadVoteForMe in your caption. 

 

LIMITS AND VERIFICATION:  There are no limits to the number of entries. The Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries (all of which are void). All entrants, Entry Forms, Subscription Confirmations and Entries 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) to participate in this Contest and/or for any Entry entered (or purportedly entered) to be considered valid for the purposes of this Contest.  Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeline specified by the Sponsor may result in disqualification (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion).  The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid Entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s). Eligible entrants are allowed one (1) entry per person. Multiple entries from the same entrant are not eligible.

 

PRIZES: There is one (1) grand prize (a “Prize”) of $100 CAD Red Apple/The Bargain! Shop gift card and one (1) second prize (a “Prize”)  of $50 CAD Red Apple/The Bargain! Shop gift card. Each gift card will be subject to all of the terms and conditions of the Sponsor. Each 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 except at Sponsor’s option.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute any Prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, but at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, a cash award. Each Prize will only be awarded to the entrant whose verifiable full name and valid email address appears on the applicable Entry Form. Each Prize must be picked up at your local Red Apple Store or The Bargain! Shop during its regular business hours.  

 

SELECTION: OnWednesday December 15, 2021 (the “finalist Selection”) finalists will be selected for the public to vote for their favourite on Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories at approximately 12pm. Based on the votes 1 selected entrant will be randomly chosen. The Winner will be announced on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period.

 

NOTIFICAITON AND CONFIRMATION:  The Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to contact each selected entrant within five (5) days after the winner is announced through direct message on Instagram and Facebook.  Each selected entrant will be given instructions on how to claim a Prize. If the Sponsor is unsuccessful in getting a response from a selected entrant or if a selected entrant does not otherwise comply with these Rules (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion), then such selected entrant may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to a Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining 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 entrant).

 

BEFORE BEING DECLARED A CONFIRMED PRIZE WINNER, By accepting a Prize, each confirmed winner: (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize (as awarded); (iii) releases the Contest Parties and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, 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; and (iv) 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. If a selected entrant: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (c) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to a Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining 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 entrant). 

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS: All Entries become the property of the Sponsor. This Contest is subject to all 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, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Entry Forms, Subscription Confirmations, Entries and/or entrants. 

 

The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any failure of the Website or QR Code during the Contest; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any Entry Form, Subscription or Entry to be received or recorded for any reason, 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; and/or (v) any combination of the above.

 

In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to deem the Entry to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Entry in question.

 

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest in any way (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) is 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 this Contest, or to amend these Rules, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, 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.

 

By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, to the storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her Entry Form only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy (available at: http://redapplestores.com/privacy.php). 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.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant, Entry Form, Subscription Confirmation or Entry 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.

 

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: the Entry Form, Website, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.