contest rules

The HUDSON’S BAY ANNA OLSON TORONTO SOCIAL MEDIA Contest
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. POTENTIAL WINNER MAY BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE PRIZE ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENTS AND RETURN THEM WITHIN THREE (3) DAYS FROM DATE OF ISSUANCE OF NOTIFICATION, AS MORE FULLY DETAILED BELOW. BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR (DEFINED BELOW) FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

SPONSOR: The sponsor of the Contest is Hudson’s Bay Company located at 8925 Torbram Road, Brampton, ON L6T 4G1 (“Sponsor”).

CONTEST DESCRIPTION AND TIMING: The HUDSON’S BAY ANNA OLSON TORONTO SOCIAL MEDIA Contest (the “Contest”) begins on or about March 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. ET (the “Contest Period”). At the end of the Contest Period, a random drawing will be conducted to select one (1) potential winner of a Prize from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period, as set forth more fully below. Entry in the Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of Ontario who have reached the age of majority in Ontario as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor, and its parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, including the administrator of the Contest if any, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win.

HOW TO ENTER: There is NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY to participate in the Contest. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning.

INSTAGRAM: During the Contest Period, follow @chefannaolson on Instagram and comment #HBOME on the Contest post (which shall be a stagnant post on @chefannaolson Instagram account on Monday, March 4, 2019) and tag a minimum of one (1) person in your comment. Commenting on the Contest post constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules. Once you comment on the Contest post and tag one (1) person, you will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. By commenting on the applicable post, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor has the right to stream your post through the Instagram API or otherwise use your post as set forth in Instagram’s online Terms and Conditions.

All entries must be received by the end of the Contest Period in order to participate. Proof of entering information on Instagram is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such entry. Sponsor’s designated computer shall be the official time keeping device for the Contest. Use of computer programs and other automatic means to enter the Contest is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void such entries and will result in disqualification. Normal Internet access, usage charges and/or mobile usage imposed by your online service or mobile provider may apply. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other website or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial contest subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for the Contest. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, including but not limited to the use of any device to automate the entry process, is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry in question will be deemed to be the entrant, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria for the Contest. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof that he or she is the authorized account holder. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. Sponsor, its parents and affiliates, and each of its and their respective owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, vendors, suppliers, licensees, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Contest. The Contest Entities assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor by electronic mail or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary. Entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. As a condition of entering the Contest, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his or her name, email address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering the Contest and complying with applicable laws, regulations and rules.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: At the end of the Contest Period, the potential winner will be randomly selected in a drawing from all eligible entries received throughout the Contest Period. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or its third party administrator, using randomization methods selected by Sponsor or its third party administrator in its sole discretion. The drawing will be held on March 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET in Toronto, Ontario. Odds of winning the prize are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The potential winner will be notified via Instagram direct message. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If a potential winner does not respond within one (1) day of the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Sponsor may successively attempt to contact up to three (3) potential winners of an applicable prize in accordance with such procedure, and if there is still no confirmed potential winner of such applicable prize after such attempts have been made, such prize may go unawarded.

PRIZES: There is one (1) Prize available in connection with the Contest. The Prize will be awarded in Ontario. The Prize consists of one (1) exclusive cooking experience with Anna Olson and a $500 Hudson’s Bay gift card at Hudson’s Bay Flagship store located at 176 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, on March 14 at 7:15 PM (ET). The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the Prize described above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the Prize Claim Documents (as defined below) and/or on the Prize.

All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the Prize description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes, gratuity or other expenses are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.

In the event that one (1) or more of the portions of the Prize does not or cannot take place as scheduled or at all, for reasons including but not limited to scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponement, an event of “Force Majeure” (defined below), or for any other reason, then the remaining components, if any, of the Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Prize winner, and no other or additional compensation will be awarded. }

No cash alternative or substitution of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prize(s) of comparable value if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason. Applicable portions of prize will be delivered only to an address in Canada.

The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all prizes is $1000.00

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules, including correctly answering a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question included in the Declaration of Eligibility and Release, without assistance of any kind. All portions of the prize are non-assignable and non-transferable. Prizes pictured in point-of-sale, online, television and print advertising, promotional packaging, and other Contest materials are for illustrative purposes only. Actual prize may vary from the prize pictured. All details and other restrictions of the prize not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. No cash alternative or substitution of the prize will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prize of comparable value if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason. The prize winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, provincial and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. The potential winner may be required to execute a Declaration of Eligibility and Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). If any potential winner fails or refuses to sign and return any requested Prize Claim Documents within three (3) days of prize notification, including, but not limited to, correctly answering the skill-testing question, the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected. The potential winner’s guest companion must have reached the age of majority in their respective province or territory of residence as of the date of attending the ticketed performance.

Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Contest. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the privacy policy of Sponsor located at http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay/content-view/PrivacyLegalInfo and the decisions of the Sponsor. Acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for the Contest Entities to use that winner’s name and/or likeness, biographical information, and/or entry for purposes of advertising and trade and on the winner’s list without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By submitting an entry, you warrant that all of the information provided as part of your entry is accurate, does not violate any third party’s legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity) and otherwise does not violate applicable law. Entrants agree that the Contest Entities and Instagram (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Contest Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s, or any other person's, computer system which is occasioned by participating in the Contest, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due submissions or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor has the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Contest and these Official Rules if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Contest is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Contest as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond their control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, provincial or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest. If the Contest is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the potential winner in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s). Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by duly authorized representatives of Sponsor. 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 their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

CONSTRUCTION: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario without giving effect to its conflict of law rules and provisions. All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Province of Ontario. All entrants expressly agree that the Ontario courts shall have sole jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest and agree to submit to the laws of and the jurisdiction of the federal courts of Canada and provincial courts of the Province of Ontario, and hereby waive the jurisdiction of any other court that now or in the future could be considered competent for any reason. The venue shall only be Toronto, Ontario.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

DISCLAIMER: The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. You understand that by entering the Contest, you are providing information to Sponsors and not to Instagram.