Contest Rules 2016

THIS CONTEST IS ONLY OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF CANADA WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF MAJORITY.

1. Contest Period: The Canada – MyVoiceTM 2016 “Make Your Voice Heard” contest (the "Contest") begins on November 12, 2015 at 12:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on December 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”).  

2. Sponsor: The Contest sponsor is Ambu Communications Inc. (c.o.b. as “MyVoice”) (the “Sponsor”).

3. How to Enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

There are two methods to enter: (a) Postal Mail and (b) Online.

(a) Postal Mail: The Sponsor will mail Contest entry materials (“Entry Materials”), including a MyVoice consumer survey (the “Survey”) which includes the official Contest entry form (the “Entry Form”), to selected recipients residing in Canada as follows:

  1. during the month of January, 2016, Entry Materials will be mailed to selected residents in Canada (the “January Mailing”); and,
  2. during the month of April, 2016, Entry Materials will be mailed to selected residents in Canada (the “April Mailing”); and,
  3. during the month of August, 2016, Entry Materials will be mailed to selected residents in Canada (the “August Mailing”).
  4. during the month of November, 2016, Entry Materials will be mailed to selected residents in Canada (the “November Mailing”).

To enter, a selected recipient must: (i) complete at least one question of the Survey; (ii) fully complete the Entry Form, which requires the recipient to provide his/her full name and mailing address; and, (iii) send the Survey, including the fully completed Entry Form, to the Sponsor (an “Entry”). Limit of one (1) Entry per person and per household regardless of method of entry.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the Grand Prize Draw (see details below), your Entry must be postmarked by December 1, 2016 and must be received by Sponsor no later than December 8, 2016.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the January Fast Response Prize Draw, your Entry Materials must have been sent to you as part of the January Mailing and your Entry must have been be postmarked by February 19, 2016 and must be received by Sponsor no later than February 26, 2016.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the April Fast Response Prize Draw, your Entry Materials must have been sent to you as part of the April Mailing and your Entry must have been be postmarked by May 6, 2016 and must be received by Sponsor no later than May 13, 2016.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the August Fast Response Prize Draw, your Entry Materials must have been sent to you as part of the August Mailing and your Entry must be postmarked by September 23, 2016 and must be received by Sponsor no later than September 30, 2016.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the November Fast Response Prize Draw, your Entry Materials must have been sent to you as part of the November Mailing and your Entry must be postmarked by December 1, 2016 and must be received by Sponsor no later than December 8, 2016.

(b) Online: visit www.myvoicemychoices.ca Begin the survey and (i) fully complete the Entry information, which requires the recipient to provide his/her full name and mailing address; and, (ii) submit the fully completed Entry Form to the Sponsor by clicking on the “START SURVEY” button; and (iii) complete at least one question of the Survey. Limit of one (1) Entry per person and per household regardless of method of entry.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the Grand Prize Draw (see details below), your Entry  information must be completed and submitted between 12:00:00 AM EST on November 12, 2015 and 11:59:59 PM EST on December 1, 2016.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the January Fast Response Prize Draw, your Entry information must be completed and submitted between 12:00:00 AM EST on January 18, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on February 19, 2016.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the April Fast Response Prize Draw, your Entry information must be completed and submitted between 12:00:00 AM EST on April 4, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on May 6, 2016.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the August Fast Response Prize Draw, your Entry information must be completed and submitted between 12:00:00 AM EST on August 22, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on September 23, 2016.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the November Fast Response Prize Draw, your Entry information must be completed and submitted between 12:00:00 AM EST on October 31, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on December 8, 2016.

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the Monthly Prize draws, your Entry information must be completed and submitted online in the following periods:

Monthly Prize
Entry Period

Monthly Prize Entry Period Dates

1

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on January 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on January 31, 2016

2

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on February 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on February 29, 2016

3

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on March 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on March 31, 2016

4

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on April 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on April 30, 2016

5

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on May 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on May 31, 2016

6

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on June 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on June 30, 2016

7

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on July 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on July 31, 2016

8

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on August 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on August 31, 2016

9

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on September 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on September 30, 2016

10

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on October 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on October 31, 2016

11

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on November 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on November 30, 2016

12

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on December 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on December 31, 2016

 

4. Eligibility: Open only to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry, except employees of the Sponsor, its parent organization, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotion agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of Contest materials, Contest judges and agents/representatives thereof (the “Contest Parties”), and persons living in the same households of such individuals, whether related or not. 

5. Prizes and Odds: There is one (1) grand prize (the “Grand Prize”), four (4) fast response prizes (each a “Fast Response Prize”), and twelve (12) monthly prizes (each a “Monthly Prize”) (collectively the Grand Prize, Fast Response Prizes and Monthly Prizes shall be referred to as the “Prizes”, and each a “Prize”) available to be won.  Limit of one (1) Fast Response Prize per person and per household. Limit of one (1) Monthly Prize per person and per household.

The Grand Prize consists of a five thousand dollar ($5,000 CAD) cheque made payable to the Grand Prize winner. The Fast Response Prizes each consist of a five hundred dollar ($500 CAD) cheque made payable to the applicable Fast Response Prize winner. The Monthly Prizes consist of a gift card, each in the amount of fifty dollars ($50 CAD), awarded to the applicable Monthly Prize winner. One (1) Prize will be awarded for each Monthly Prize Period during the Contest Period. The total value of the Prizes is seven thousand and six hundred dollars ($7,600 CAD). The odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the total number of eligible Entries postmarked and online eligible entries submitted by December 1, 2016 and postmarked mail received by Sponsor by December 8, 2016.

The odds of winning the first Fast Response Prize (the “January Fast Response Prize”) will depend on the total number of eligible Entries postmarked by February 19, 2016 and received by the Sponsor by February 26, 2016 and eligible Entries submitted online by February 26, 2016.

The odds of winning the second Fast Response Prize (the “April Fast Response Prize”) will depend on the total number of eligible Entries postmarked by May 6, 2016 and received by the Sponsor by May 13, 2016 and eligible Entries submitted online by May 13, 2016.

The odds of winning the third Fast Response Prize (the “August Fast Response Prize”) will depend on the total number of eligible Entries postmarked by September 23, 2016 and received by the Sponsor by September 30, 2016 and eligible Entries submitted online by September 30, 2016.

The odds of winning the fourth Fast Response Prize (the “November Fast Response Prize”) will depend on the total number of eligible Entries postmarked by December 1, 2016 and received by the Sponsor by December 8, 2016 and eligible Entries submitted online by December 8, 2016.

The Prizes are non-transferable and must be accepted as awarded. Each Prize will be delivered to the applicable confirmed winner.

6. Prize Draws: On March 29, 2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST, the Sponsor will perform a random draw in Toronto, ON to award the January Fast Response Prize from among all eligible Entries that were sent as part of the January Mailing and that were postmarked by February 19, 2016 and received by the Sponsor by February 26, 2016 and all eligible entries submitted online between 12:00:00 AM EST on January 18, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on February 26, 2016. (the “January Fast Response Prize Draw”).  The first selected entrant in the course of the January Fast Response Prize Draw will be deemed the potential January Fast Response Prize winner.

On June 14, 2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST, the Sponsor will perform a random draw in Toronto, ON to award the April Fast Response Prize from among all eligible Entries that were sent as part of the April Mailing and that were postmarked by May 6, 2016 and received by the Sponsor by May 13, 2016 and all eligible entries submitted online between 12:00:00 AM EST on April 4, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on May 13, 2016. (the “April Fast Response Prize Draw”).  The first selected entrant in the course of the April Fast Response Prize Draw will be deemed the potential April Fast Response Prize winner.

On November 1, 2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST, the Sponsor will perform a random draw in Toronto, ON to award the August Fast Response Prize from among all eligible Entries that were sent as part of the August Mailing and that were postmarked by September 23, 2016 and received by the Sponsor by September 30, 2016 and all eligible entries submitted online between 12:00:00 AM EST on August 22, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on September 30, 2016. (the “August Fast Response Prize Draw”).  The first selected entrant in the course of the August Fast Response Prize Draw will be deemed the potential August Fast Response Prize winner.

On January 10, 2017 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST, the Sponsor will perform a random draw in Toronto, ON to award the November Fast Response Prize from among all eligible Entries that were sent as part of the November Mailing and that were postmarked by December 1, 2016 and received by the Sponsor by December 8, 2016 and eligible all entries submitted online between 12:00:00 AM EST on October 31, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on December 8, 2016. (the “November Fast Response Prize Draw”).  The first selected entrant in the course of the November Fast Response Prize Draw will be deemed the potential November Fast Response Prize winner.

On January 11, 2017 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST, the Sponsor will perform a random draw to award the Grand Prize in Toronto, ON from among all eligible Entries postmarked by December 1, 2016 and received by the Sponsor no later than December 8, 2016 and all eligible Entries submitted online no later than December 8, 2016. The first selected entrant in the course of the Grand Prize Draw will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner.

The Sponsor will perform a random draw to award the Monthly Prizes in Toronto, ON from among all eligible online Entries as follows:

Monthly Prize
Entry Period

Monthly Prize Entry Period Dates

Monthly Prize Draw Date

1

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on January 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on January 31, 2016

February 29,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

2

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on February 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on February 29, 2016

March 31,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

3

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on March 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on March 31, 2016

April 29,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

4

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on April 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on April 30, 2016

May 31,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

5

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on May 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on May 31, 2016

June 30,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

6

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on June 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on June 30, 2016

July 29,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

7

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on July 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on July 31, 2016

August 31,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

8

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on August 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on August 31, 2016

September 30,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

9

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on September 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on September 30, 2016

October 30,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

10

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on October 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on October 31, 2016

November 30,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

11

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on November 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on November 30, 2016

December 29,2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

12

Between 12:00:00 AM EST on December 1, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM EST on December 31, 2016

January 31, 2017 at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST

Potential Prize winners will be notified by postal mail or courier using the mailing address provided in the applicable Prize winner’s Entry Form. If such Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Prize winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the applicable Prize. In such event, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the applicable remaining eligible Entries (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected potential Prize winner).

BEFORE BEING DECLARED A CONFIRMED PRIZE WINNER, each potential Prize winner will be required to: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid; and (b) sign and return within 10 business days of notification Sponsor’s declaration and release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these official Contest rules (the “Rules”); (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the applicable Prize as awarded; (iii) releases the Contest Parties and each of their respective officers, directors, 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 applicable 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 Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet.  If a potential Prize 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 applicable Prize as awarded for any reason; and/or (d) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then such potential Prize winner 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 eligible entrant from among the applicable remaining eligible Entries (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected potential Prize winner).  

7. General: All Entries are subject to verification at any time and for any reason.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of an Entry 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 these Rules.  Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor.  

Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, falsified, postage-due mail or destroyed Entries and all such Entries are void. Sponsor will not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of Entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions or other liability. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Entry by means of automated or robotic entry devices is prohibited. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

All decisions of 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 Entries and/or entrants.  By participating in this Contest, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Rules. ANYONE DETERMINED TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME.  

Your personal information will only be used: (i) to administer the Contest; (ii) to provide you with samples, coupons and other offers from MyVoice as a “thank you” for participating in the Survey; (iii) to provide you with samples, coupons and other offers from 3rd parties (if you opted in to receive such samples, coupons and other offers at the time of entry); and, (iv) as required or permitted by law, and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, which is available at www.myvoicemychoices.ca (the “Website”). 

The Sponsor reserves its right (subject only to the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux), 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 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 English Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the French version of these Rules, the Entry Form, Entry Materials, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

For Quebec residents, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of this 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 Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

8. Winners' List:  The names of the Prize winners will be posted on the Website once the Prize winners have been confirmed as contemplated by these Rules. A paper copy of the Prize winners list may be obtained by sending a self-addressed postage stamped envelope by February 17, 2017 to:

MyVoice
465 Milner Ave., Unit 4
Toronto, Ontario   M1B 2K4

2015 CONTEST RULES