1. Sponsor and Definitions
The “Sponsor” is 11830180 Canada Inc., doing business as Shop4CharityTM. The Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, will use the promotion to raise funds for multiple causes and can partner with third parties to utilize the sweepstakes prize board (in part or in whole) and handle various aspects of the Sweepstake on its behalf. In these Official Rules, where the context permits or requires, the term “Sponsor” includes those third parties.
“Sweepstakes Draw Code” means a unique 8-digit numeric code that evidences entry into the Sweepstakes and will be used for draw purposes. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Pacific Time (“PT”) unless otherwise specified. The “Entry Period” is the period that begins on July 5, 2021 at 12:00:01 a.m. PT (i.e. midnight) and ends on October 28, 2022 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT, with earlier entry deadlines applicable to certain prizes, as set out in more detail below.
The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are: (a) legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of the Province of Quebec) or the United States (excluding residents of the States of Florida and New York); and (b) over the age of majority in his/her province or territory or state of residence; and (c) physically located within Canada or the United States at the time of entry and possess a valid draw code. You are NOT eligible to enter the Sweepstakes if, at any time on or after July 1, 2020 you are or were: (a) a director, officer, employee, representative or agent of Sponsor, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, or service agencies, any entity engaged in the development, production or distribution/handling of materials for the Sweepstakes, or any other entity engaged in the administration or execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”): or (b) the member of any immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children, and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of any of the foregoing such persons. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification.
3. How To Enter
No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Draw codes can be awarded by the Sponsor as an incentive at any time.
All entries, including no purchase entries, must be received by The Sponsor on or before the published Entry Deadline(s).
A. To Enter the Sweepstakes with Purchase:
To enter the Sweepstakes by purchasing a calendar, greeting card pack, or other offerings, go online to shop4charity.com, shop4charity.ca, or related and/or affiliated sites, (each and collectively, the “Official Website”) or by phone, call 1-855-248-9831 (Canada) or 1-877-444-9949 (US), or other numbers. By mail, entrants can submit an order form to Shop4Charity 2022 Calendar Sweepstakes, North American Redemption Centre, P.O. Box 10, Brockville, ON, Canada K6V 5T8 to purchase a Sweepstakes calendar (the “Calendar”) or other offers. Mail-in orders must be received on or before the applicable Entry Deadline.
You may purchase a Calendar, or other cause-supporting product for yourself, other people or a combination of both (each person, a “Product Recipient”). It is your responsibility to distribute the products to the intended Product Recipient, as the entire order will be shipped to the purchaser. A gift tracker is provided in each package to track the benefiting recipients. Such a gift tracker is provided for your convenience only and the Sponsor does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information. All calendars and corresponding draw codes are active and eligible to win at time of product purchase (an “Entry” and collectively, the “Entries”). Only the Purchaser will be considered a valid entrant. Sweepstakes Draw Code(s), evidencing entry into the Calendar Sweepstakes will be mailed to you within twenty-five (25) business days of placing your order. Shipping of orders will commence the week of October 5. If the ordered product(s) and/or Sweepstakes Draw Code(s) are not received within twenty-five (25) business days, you should contact the Sponsor to follow up on the order.
B. To Enter the Sweepstakes without Purchase:
To enter the Sweepstakes without purchasing a product, entrants can send a handwritten Entry request by mail to: Shop4Charity 2022 Calendar Sweepstakes, North American Redemption Centre, P.O. Box 10, Brockville, ON, Canada K6V 5T8, Attn: 2022 Sweepstakes Entry Request. Your Entry request must be legibly hand-printed or written on a blank 8.5” x 11” piece of paper, and must include: (a) an original essay of 200-250 words about three charities you support and why (the “Essay”); and (b) your full name, complete mailing address, telephone number (including area code), and a valid email address. Each Essay must be a hand-printed, original composition by the entrant, written specifically for the Sweepstakes. You must also include your return address on the exterior of the envelope, which must be legibly hand-printed in ink. Each Entry must be in a separate outer stamped envelope. Entries that are photocopied, hand-stamped, computer-generated, or otherwise mechanically produced or reproduced, without a legible postmark, or that are not printed or written manually in ink, will NOT be honoured and will be deemed void. Upon receipt of a valid Sweepstakes Entry request, you will receive one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes and will receive a unique Sweepstakes Draw Code evidencing such Entry for each valid request received. The Sweepstakes Draw Code will be emailed to each entrant within twenty (20) business days from receipt of the valid request. Please check your email and spam filters. If Sweepstakes Draw Code is not received within twenty-five (25) business days, please contact the Sponsor. LIMIT: one (1) no purchase Entry per person per day during the Entry Period. Each Entry request must be in a separate outer stamped envelope, postmarked during the Entry Period, and must be received on or before the applicable Entry Deadline, described in greater detail in Section 4.
For purposes of ‘Entry without Purchase’ or No Purchase Necessary (NPN), each Entry is considered an ‘Order’.
Each Sweepstakes Draw Code can only be used one (1) time to claim a cash prize. All Sweepstakes Draw Codes shall be subject to verification and shall be null and void if they are found to not have been obtained or submitted in accordance with these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, mutilated, garbled, undelivered, or postage due Sweepstakes Draw Codes or Entry requests. No mechanical reproductions of Sweepstakes Draw Codes permitted. Use of automated devices is prohibited; automated Entries (including but not limited to Entries submitted using any robot, script, macro or other automated service) are not permitted and may result in disqualification. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor in respect to the Sweepstakes, which decisions shall be final and binding with respect to all aspects of the Sweepstakes.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the person who submitted an Entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of Entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an access provider, service provider, or other person or organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the account associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
4. Entry Deadlines, Prize Draws and Winner Selection
Unless indicated otherwise below, each prize draw described below will be conducted on or around 9:00:00 a.m. PT (i.e. 12:00 noon ET) under the approved procedure set out below. Draws will be conducted from all eligible Entries received by the applicable Entry Deadline, as described in the first column of the table below.
Draws for Prizes Other Than the Grand Prize Draw: The Sponsor will randomly select one (1) potential winner from all Entries received from the start of the Entry Period until 11:59:59 p.m. PT on the particular draw’s deadline as described in the table above.
Grand Prize Draw: The Sponsor will conduct a random draw under the supervision of a third-party monitor to select one (1) Entry to participate in the Grand Prize Draw. The selected entrant will then participate in a further draw for the opportunity to win a cash prize of either $10,000,000, or $10,000 in accordance with the following procedure:
(1) A physical randomizer will contain six hundred (600) pink balls, each of them labelled as representing a value of $10,000, with the exception of one (1) ball, which will be labelled as representing a value of $10,000,000.
(2) Sponsor’s representative will randomly select one (1) pink ball from among the six hundred (600) pink balls available. Each of the six hundred (600) pink balls will have a pre-established cash value: one (1) ball will have a $10,000,000 pre-established cash prize value; and five hundred and ninety-nine (599) balls will have a $10,000 pre-established cash prize value.
(3) The winner will be awarded the pre-established cash prize value associated with the ball drawn.
Only one (1) cash prize of either $10,000,000 or $10,000 will be awarded. The Grand Prize Draw will occur on November 25, 2022. The Entry Deadline for the Grand Prize is October 28, 2022.
General: All draws, with the exception of the draw that determines the amount of the prize in the Grand Prize Draw, are conducted with an electronic Random Number Generator system (RNG) following an approved procedure; as established by the accounting firm Durand & Associates and under the supervision of internal directors and/or a third party accounting firm.
All prizes are contingent on complying with these Official Rules, and meeting the prize claim conditions set out below. Participants selected in a draw and winners of all prizes will remain eligible for all future draws in this Sweepstakes so long as they maintain compliance with the Official Rules.
All non-cash prizes have a cash equivalent option unless otherwise indicated. All cash amounts are in Canadian dollars.
5. Winner Notification and Prize Claim Conditions
Before any potential winner can be declared a winner of any prize, the potential winner must first (i) correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question (the “Skill-Testing Question”) without assistance of any kind whether mechanical, electronic or otherwise, and (ii) read, execute and return a declaration of eligibility/release of liability (the “Prize Claim Document”) to the redemption center (the “Redemption Centre”) by the date indicated on the Prize Claim Document. Potential winners must contact the Sponsor by email, phone or mail within 180 days of the internet posting announcing the winners. Once contacted, the Sponsor will administer the required Skill-Testing Question to that individual. Following which, and provided the potential winner correctly answers the Skill-Testing Question, the Sponsor will send that individual (via regular mail delivery and/or email to the addresses confirmed by the potential winner), the Prize Claim Document that the potential winner will be required to complete and return to the Redemption Centre, in a postage-paid envelope which the Redemption Centre will provide to him/her, by email or by fax. The Prize Claim Document will contain, among other things, a declaration of eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules, a liability release and a publicity release and must be actually received (properly completed and signed by the potential winner) by the Redemption Centre on or before a date which the Redemption Centre will specify to the potential winner. When the Redemption Centre receives the completed Prize Claim Document, the Redemption Centre will begin the verification process described in these Official Rules. It is planned that the Redemption Centre will inform the applicable entrant, if he/she is not a verified winner, within approximately twenty (20) business days from the date the completed Prize Claim Document and any other required materials are actually received by the Redemption Center. If the potential winner is verified as a winner, the Redemption Center will award the prize subject to the information provided in the Prize Claim Document. Return of any prize or winner notification as undeliverable, failure of selected entrant to respond within 180 days of internet posting, failure to provide proof of eligibility (if requested), Prize Claim Document, or other required documentation by the specified deadline, failure to correctly answer the Skill-Testing Question, or other non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, and forfeiture of the prize at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event an entrant is so disqualified, the entrant will have no claim against the Sponsor or any other person respecting the forfeited prize or the Sweepstakes. All information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for the purpose of the Sweepstakes must be truthful, complete, accurate, and in no way misleading. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information, and may require return of any prize awarded.
If an entrant is disqualified or if a potential winner fails to contact the Sponsor within the allotted time, unclaimed prizes are contributed to charity cause partners of equal cash value.
The number of prizes available to be won are described below. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received by the applicable Entry Deadline, unless otherwise stated below. All prizes must be accepted as awarded, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with an alternate prize of equal or greater monetary value.
A. PRESALE PRIZES: Two (2) Presale Prizes consisting of $1,500 each. The Entry Deadline for the Presale prize is July 23, 2021.
B. LOYALTY PRIZES: Two (2) Loyalty Prizes consisting of $2,000 cash each. The Entry Deadline for the Loyalty prize is August 20, 2021.
C. VIP PRIZE: One (1) VIP Prize consisting of $3,000 cash. The Entry Deadline for the VIP prize is September 17, 2021.
D. EARLY BONUS PRIZE: One (1) Early Bonus Prize consisting of $10,000 cash; awarded in ten (10) monthly installments. The Entry Deadline for the Early Bonus prize is October 29, 2021.
E. $1,000 CASH PRIZES: Three hundred and seven (307) cash prizes consisting of $1,000 cash.
F. $5,000 CASH PRIZES: Fifty-two (52) cash prizes consisting of $5,000 cash: all awarded in five (5) monthly installments.
G. $10,000 CASH PRIZES: Six (6) cash prizes consisting of $10,000 cash; all awarded in ten (10) monthly installments.
In order to be eligible for all of the Cash Prizes, your Entry must be received by December 10, 2021. The deadline for each Cash Prize draw is set out in the table above.
H. $10,000,000 GRAND PRIZE DRAW: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won, consisting of a cash prize in the amount of either $10,000,000 or $10,000. The odds of being selected for a chance to win either $10,000,000 or $10,000 depends on the number of Entries received throughout the Entry Period. An entrant who is selected to win a chance at the Grand Prize has the following odds of winning either $10,000,000 or $10,000: $10,000,000 (1:600 or 0.2%), $10,000 (599:600 or 99.8%).
The Entry Deadline for the Grand Prize Draw is October 28, 2022.
7. Limitations of Liability.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants release and agree to hold the Sweepstakes Entities, and every director, officer, employee, agent, manager and member of any one or more of the Sweepstakes Entities harmless from and against any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages (including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages) of any kind, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Sweepstakes or in any activity related to the Sweepstakes, or due in whole or part to the receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, therefore such exclusions may not apply to you. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, late, incomplete or stolen Entries, Entry requests, and/or submissions of Prize Claim Document, which may be judged as void; for any damage to an entrant’s computer system or wireless device which is occasioned by accessing the Official Website, by participating in the Sweepstakes, or by redeeming or attempting to redeem a prize; for interrupted, inaccessible, lost, incompatible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, internet service providers, wireless carriers, websites (including the Official Website), or other connection; for availability or accessibility problems arising in connection with or over the course of the Sweepstakes or any matter related to the Sweepstakes; for miscommunications, scrambled, jumbled, failed, delayed or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions, or hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; postal delays or other mail disruptions; for any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors or omissions clerical, typographical or other error(s) or omissions in any materials connected to Sweepstakes including, without limitation, Sweepstakes Draw Codes, Prize Claim Document, communication whether written or oral, the offering or announcement of any prize or in any prize notification or email or letter; for any errors or omissions or failures of any kind, whether human, mechanical, clerical, electronic, interruption of power, or technical in nature; or, for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors. In the event of any discrepancy between any printed materials and these Official Rules, the terms of these Official Rules shall govern. The Sweepstakes materials (including Entries) and Prize Claim Document submitted are the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Entrants assume all risk of loss, damage, destruction, delay and misdirection of Prize Claim Document and are advised to obtain insurance.
8. General Disclosures
A. Power or Other Interruptions affecting Sweepstakes Entry:
If there is a power or a computer-related interruption of any nature whatsoever before an activation code, which an Entrant has attempted to enter into the Official Website, has actually been received and recorded by the Sweepstakes computer systems, it is possible that the activation code may have been lost, and consequently forfeited. When power is restored or the interruption corrected, the Entrant who experienced the interruption must sign in to the Official Website and try to enter the applicable activation code to determine if that activation code was received and recorded by the Sweepstakes computer systems before the interruption occurred. If the applicable activation code was received and recorded by Sweepstakes computer systems, an onscreen message will state that the activation code has already been entered into the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor is not responsible for any activation codes lost as a result of power or computer-related interruption.
By participating in the Sweepstakes and by a submitting Prize Claim Document, except where legally prohibited, each verified winner hereby agrees and grants the Sponsor the right, but not the obligation, to use his/her name, voice, and likeness, along with his/her address (city/town/village and State/Province/Territory) and any statements made by or attributed to such winner in any and all media (including the internet), now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity and throughout the universe, for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes without further notice, review, approval or compensation and releases the Sponsor and all directors, officers, employees, agents, advertising and promotional agencies, representatives, service agencies and independent contractors of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect thereto.
It is each entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied in full with all conditions and requirements contained in these Official Rules. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering or interfering in any way with the process involved in entering the Sweepstakes or with the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the apparent intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to any, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
D. Printing and Production Errors or Omissions
Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or to modify, suspend or extend the Sweepstakes in any way and for any reason. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sponsor may terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify, suspend or extend the Sweepstakes, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions (including, without limitation, computer viruses, glitches, or printing or production errors or omissions) have destroyed or severely undermined the proper play, integrity, and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes.
E. Force Majeur
In the event the Sponsor is impeded or prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as planned or intended by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to fire, flood, natural or manmade epidemic or health hazard or crisis, earthquake, explosion, labour 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), any federal, provincial, territorial or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, public health emergency, the order of any court or jurisdiction, or by any other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor’s control, then the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Sweepstakes. Only the number of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded in the Sweepstakes. The sole responsibility and liability of any irregular Activation Code or Sweepstakes Draw Code caused by the Sponsor is replaced with another randomly selected Activation Code or Sweepstakes Draw Code, as solely determined by the Sponsor. Replacement shall be the sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. If, due to printing or production errors or omissions or for any other reason whatever, the number of potential prize winners coming forward seeking to claim prizes exceeds the number of prizes as set out in these Official Rules, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, the winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s).
F. Shared Prize Board
The Shared Prize Board is a concept of 11830180 Canada Inc. dba Shop4Charity.The Shared Prize Board offers sweepstakes prizes in support of partner causes to assist the charitable sector raise funds.
The Shared Prize Board is available to cause partners at any point in the year; meaning that they can participate in the sweepstakes at a time convenient to their fundraising schedules and affords them access to a prize pool that might otherwise be unavailable to them.
The Shared Prize Board uses all or part of the prize pool at various points in the year to activate participants and donors. Participants in more than one sweepstakes under the Shared Prize Board receive more opportunities to win prizes from the prize pool, the more they participate. No single prize board will permit more than 250,000 purchasers.
G. Waiver and Invalidity
Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 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 a 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. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for ease of reference, and shall not be deemed or considered to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision thereof.
If you receive a product and do not wish to be entered into the Sweepstakes, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-248-9831 to opt out and not receive an entry. In consideration of being awarded a prize in the Sweepstakes, each prize winner agrees to the fullest extent permitted by law to participate fully and without compensation in any announcement(s) and/or presentation ceremony/ceremonies and/or event or events organized or presented by the Sponsor in its sole discretion related to the granting of the prize. The potential winner may be required to sign a document to this effect.