OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES (the “Contest Rules”)
HOME HARDWARE FEBRUARY 2020 SCRATCH AND SAVE (the “Contest”)
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW.
OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
SCRATCH AND SAVE
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The February 2020 Scratch and Save Contest is open to all residents of Canada who have reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory of residence, except employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled), representatives or agents of Home Hardware Stores Limited (the “Sponsor”), participating Home Hardware, Home Hardware Building Centre, Home Building Centre and Home Furniture stores (the “Participating Stores”) and their advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Contest Parties”).
THE SCRATCH AND SAVE PERIOD:
The Contest period begins on February 7, 2020 at store opening and ends on February 9, 2020 at store closing (the “Scratch and Save Period”)
OBTAINING A SCRATCH AND SAVE CARD:
During the Scratch and Save Period, a limited number of Contest cards (the “Cards”) will be available in Participating Stores (each a “Card”) Cards are available while supplies last (850,000 total across Canada).
One of the following discounts is available on eligible purchases upon the redemption of a valid Card: 10%; 13%; 15%; 25%; or 50% (each, a “Savings Prize”).
ODDS OF SAVINGS:
All valid Cards contain Savings Prizes. Savings Prizes are distributed randomly on Cards according the following probabilities:
10%: 1 in 1.4306; 13%: 1 in 5; 15%: 1 in 13.3333; 25%: 1 in 40; 50%: 1 in 1000.
REDEEMING A SCRATCH CARD:
To be eligible, visit a Participating Store during the Scratch and Save Period. At the time of purchase, the cashier will provide you with a Card to scratch. Scratch the Scratch and Save area in front of the cashier to reveal your Savings Prize. IF THE PORTION OF THE “SCRATCH & SAVE” SCRATCH AREA IS REVEALED OR TAMPERED WITH PRIOR TO THE TIME OF PURCHASE, THE CARD AND SAVINGS PRIZE IS INVALID.
You must correctly answer the skill-testing question provided on the Card without mechanical or other aid to claim your Savings Prize. You will be entitled to use the Savings Prize on one transaction of only those items presented to the cashier prior to the time the Savings Prize is revealed. No purchase necessary. You are not obligated to proceed with the transaction, but the Card and Savings Prize will become void once scratched. No substitution for, or transfer of, the Savings Prize will be allowed except at Sponsor’s discretion. All Savings Prizes will be awarded only to confirmed winners at time of purchase. Returns made on purchases using a Card will require the original receipt. FOR QUEBEC RESIDENTS ONLY: you must also fully complete with all required information the winner information form provided by the cashier prior to completing the transaction, including your: (i) name, (ii) mailing address, (iii) Savings Prize, and, (iv) date.
Savings Prize discounts are applicable on regular priced, cash and carry merchandise at Participating Stores. Sale items, layaways, special order products, house accounts, gift card, trade accounts and trade card purchases are not eligible. Some Participating Stores may exclude certain products or services sold such as: on-sale merchandise, major appliances, lumber, Home and Cottage packages, Home furniture, beer or liquor, charges sales, tobacco, drugs, lottery tickets, Canada Post products, water refills, propane, gas or diesel fuel refilling stations, extended warranties or deliveries. Contact your local Participating Store for details regarding further individual restrictions.
This Contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws. Void where prohibited. 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 Cards, Savings Prizes and/or entrants.
By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, statements about the contest without further compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, and the Participating Stores in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the Internet.
Cards will be declared invalid if forged, defaced, mutilated or altered in any way. All Cards are property of the Sponsor and each Card will be retained by the cashier following the scratching of the Card or the use of the Card in an eligible transaction.
In the event, due to a printing or production error, more than the advertised number or proportion of Savings Prizes are claimed, at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion (subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in Quebec ), there will be a random draw amongst all eligible Savings Prize claimants to award the correct number of Savings Prizes after the Scratch and Save Period.
THE CONTEST PARTIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (collectively, the “Releasees”) SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY A WINNER IN THE EVENT IT IS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED THAT THE WINNER HAS DEPARTED FROM OR NOT FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THE CONTEST RULES.
The Sponsor reserves the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in Quebec, to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Contest Rules) in any way, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Contest Rules, including, without limitation, any error, problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or failure of any kind whatsoever. Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of this 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, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in Quebec, to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Contest 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, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in Quebec, to adjust any of the dates, timeframes and/or other Contest mechanics stipulated in these Contest Rules, to the extent deemed necessary by Sponsor, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant, Card, and/or other information with these Contest 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 Contest Rules, or for any other reason.
For Quebec residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related material or the French Contest Rules, the terms and conditions of these English Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The following provions may not be enforeceable in Quebec.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules or the rights and obligations of participants, Sponsor or any of the Releasees 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 exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Ontario in any action to enforce (or otherwise relating to) these Contest Rules or relating to this Contest.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, by entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to release the Releasees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest.