Official Contest Rules

AIR MILES® SUMMER STAY-CAY GIVEAWAY CONTEST

(the “Contest”)

NO PURCHASE OR USE OF MILES IS NECESSARY

The Contest is only open to Canadian resident AIR MILES Collectors who are sixteen (16) years of age or older. See Rule 2, below.

  1. Definitions:

(a) Contest Sponsor: LoyaltyOne, Co., doing business as AIR MILES or the AIR MILES Reward Program (the “Contest Sponsor”), located at 351 King Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 0L6.

(b) Indemnitees: Contest Sponsor, each participating Partner (as defined in Rule 5), any other AIR MILES Partner or sponsor or prize provider, and any of the respective affiliates, directors, officers or employees of any of the foregoing (collectively the “Indemnitees”).

  1. Eligibility: The Contest is open only to Canadian resident AIR MILES Collectors (the “Collectors”), who are sixteen (16) years of age or older as of July 20, 2020, except employees, representatives and agents of Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and their respective advertising and marketing agencies, Contest administrators, judges, and persons domiciled with any of the above. The Collector is the individual in whose name the AIR MILES Collector Number has been established (the “Collector Number”) or, in the case of a Business Collector, the principal associated with the Business Collector Number, as determined by the Contest Sponsor. For the purposes of this Contest, the BMO AIR MILES Cardholder is the individual in whose name the AIR MILES Collector Number has been established and whose Collector Number is associated with at least one of the following eligible credit cards, which is in good standing, as of July 20, 2020: BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®*, BMO® AIR MILES® World Mastercard®*, BMO® AIR MILES® World Elite®* Mastercard®*, BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®* for Business, BMO® Gold AIR MILES® Mastercard®* for Business, BMO® AIR MILES® Business Mastercard®*, BMO® AIR MILES® No-Fee Business Mastercard®*, Shell®** AIR MILES® World Mastercard®* from BMO®, Shell®** AIR MILES® Mastercard®* from BMO®, BMO® Sobeys AIR MILES® Mastercard®*, BMO® IGA AIR MILES® Mastercard®*. Canadian residence will be determined by the mailing address associated with the Collector Number. If you are not already an AIR MILES Collector you may become one by enrolling online at www.airmiles.ca. Each Collector meeting the criteria described in this Rule 2 is referred to as an “Eligible Collector.”

Online access and an email account may be required to participate in this Contest. Many public libraries, retail businesses and others offer free access to computers and a number of Internet service providers, and other companies offer free email accounts.

  1. Agreement to Contest Rules: By participating in the Contest, you fully and unconditionally agree to and accept the Contest Rules and the decisions of the Contest Sponsor and its Contest administrators and judges, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.
  1. Contest Period: The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. onJuly 20, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on August 9, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). All times refer to Eastern Time (“ET”) throughout the Contest.
  1. How to Enter:  There are two ways (2) ways to enter:

Entry Option A – Opt in and get Miles at participating AIR MILES Partners:

Step 1: Eligible Collectors must first opt in to the Contest before making a qualifying purchase. To opt in to the Contest, visit http://airmiles.ca/SummerGiveaway (the “Website”) during the Contest Period and follow the online instructions to provide your name, Collector Number, email address and phone number, then click “Submit.”

Step 2: An Eligible Collector will receive one (1) Contest entry for each AIR MILES Reward Mile (a “Mile”) the Eligible Collector earns from qualifying purchases made during the Contest Period at participating AIR MILES Partner locations listed below (each, a "Participating Partner"), in connection with the participating AIR MILES Partner’s Base Offer. All participating AIR MILES Partners’ respective Base Offers can be found at https://www.airmiles.ca/en/offers/partners.html. An Eligible Collector must present or enter their AIR MILES Collector Number at time of qualifying purchase (the “Swipe”) to obtain Contest entries. All determinations as to whether or not a qualifying purchase has been completed during the Contest Period, in accordance with these Official Contest Rules, will be made by the Contest Sponsor and shall be considered final and binding without right of appeal.

Miles issued for purchases made through airmilesshops.ca are considered qualifying purchases and are included for the purposes of determining the number of Contest entries an Eligible Collector will receive, except for purchases or sign-ups made at the following online stores: eHarmony, Disney+, Wealthsimple, Weight Watchers and any travel online stores (including, but not limited to, travel bookings, car rentals and hotel stays).

Miles issued for use of AIR MILES credit cards are considered qualifying purchases and are included for the purposes of determining the number of Contest entries an Eligible Collector will receive.

Participating Partners:

West (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) :

BMO, Safeway, Sobeys, Amex Bank of Canada and Amex Canada Inc. (hereinafter “AMEX”)**, Shell, IGA West, Sobeys Liquor, Safeway Liquor, Thrifty Foods Liquor, Manitoba Liquor Marts, Global Pet Foods, airmilesshops.ca, RONA, Lowe’s, Timber Mart, Fountain Tire, Goodyear, Jiffy Lube, Craftsman Collision, Floors First, Furnace Family, Hearing Life, High River Toyota, IPG, Mosaic Home Service, Nickels, Nova Communications, Park Mazda, Southside Mitsubishi, Westlock Powersports, Dunlop Trucks, Action Car and Truck, Bow Mitsubishi, Carpet One, Crosstown Chrysler, Davis Chevrolet, Kia West, Milani, Wood Wheaton GM Supercentre, Wood Wheaton Honda, Advanced Storage Centres, W.K. Chan Jewellers, DreamHaven Realty

Ontario (excluding Region of Thunder Bay*): BMO, Metro, Shell, Sobeys, AMEX**, LCBO, Jean Coutu, Sobeys Urban Fresh, Sobeys, Foodland, Lowe’s, RONA, Global Pet Foods, airmilesshops.ca, Timber Mart, Fountain Tire, Goodyear, Jiffy Lube, Action Car and Truck, Carpet One, Hearing Life, IPG, Nova Communications, Belleville Nissan, Peter Boyer Chevrolet, Sisley, World’s Car Hyundai, Floors First

Quebec:

BMO, IGA, AMEX**, PJC, Shell, RONA, airmilesshops.ca, Réno-Dépôt, Les Marchés Tradition, Rachelle-Béry, IGA Express, Timber Mart, Goodyear, Jiffy Lube, Floors First, IPG, Nickels

Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia):

BMO, Sobeys, AMEX**, Irving, PJC, Foodland & participating Co-ops, NSLC, NLC, Les Marchés Tradition, Shell, Kent, RONA, Global Pet Foods, airmilesshops.ca, Pharmasave, Needs, Timber Mart, Goodyear, Jiffy Lube, Action Car and Truck, Carpet One, Hearing Life, IPG, Nova Communications, Floors First, Spartan Industrial Marine, Universal Sales, Royal Environmental, Woodward Auto Group

* The Region of Thunder Bay is defined as follows: That part of Ontario which includes (i) the District of Thunder Bay, (ii) the District of Kenora, (iii) that part of the District of Algoma which lies west of Highway 631, and (iv) the greater metropolitan areas of White River and Hornepayne.

** Eligible American Express AIR MILES Credit Cards include: American Express® AIR MILES®* Credit Card, American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card, American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve Credit Card, American Express® AIR MILES®* for Business Card, American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Business Card and American Express® AIR MILES®* Gold Business Card. Your American Express AIR MILES Credit Card account must be active and in good standing during the contest period and at time of the draw. The AIR MILES Collector Number opted in to this Contest must be the same Collector Number linked to an eligible American Express AIR MILES Credit Card and eligible purchase transactions must be charged to an eligible American Express AIR MILES Credit Card during the Contest Period and subsequently posted to the card account by August 21, 2020 to qualify. Returns, credits, adjustments, funds advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, AMEX cheques and charges for travellers cheques and foreign currencies are not purchase transactions and do not qualify.

Entry Option B – NO PURCHASE NECESSARY:

To receive five (5) Contest entries without purchase, an Eligible Collector must submit his or her first and last name, complete mailing address including city, province/territory, postal code, daytime phone number (including area code), email address and AIR MILES Collector Number, plus a fifty (50) word or more original essay answering the question “What would I do with 100,000 Reward Miles?” and email to: Airmiles+summergiveaway@promotionsolutions.net (with “AIR MILES® Summer Stay-Cay Giveaway Contest” in the subject line of the email). The email must be received by Contest Sponsor no later than 11:59:59 p.m. ET on August 9, 2020.

Limit of one (1) use of Entry Option B per Collector Number per day, to a maximum of twenty-one (21) uses per Collector Number during the Contest Period. 

Bonus Contest Entries – Collectors can double every Contest entry they receive during the Contest Period by signing up to receive email offers and information from the AIR MILES Reward Program. For greater clarification, each duplicated Contest entry will be considered to have been received via the same entry option method, and via the same Partner, as applicable, as the original entry.

If you are currently signed up to receive AIR MILES emails, then each of your Contest entries will automatically be doubled.

If you are not currently signed up to receive AIR MILES emails, then to double each of your Contest entries during the Contest Period either:

  • Sign in to your AIR MILES Account at airmiles.ca, click on “Your profile,” click on “Update my profile,” click on “Profile information,” click on the “Edit” button and, under the “Email address” heading, click the check box indicating Yes, I would like to receive information and offers from AIR MILES and its Partners via email; or
  • Visit airmiles.ca/optin and follow the online instructions to i) sign up to receive email from the AIR MILES Reward Program and its Partners, and ii) validate your email address

    When signing up to receive email from the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Collectors must provide the AIR MILES Reward Program with their Collector Number, a valid email address, the last three characters of their postal code, and their date of birth in order to qualify for entry in the Contest. The AIR MILES Reward Program uses your Collector Number, postal code and date of birth information to validate and update your Collector Account and to track entry into this Contest. The AIR MILES Reward Program uses your email address information in accordance with the AIR MILES Program Privacy Policy (see “Privacy” link at airmiles.ca). By submitting and validating your email address, you consent to the AIR MILES Reward Program collection and use of your email address to send you email offers and information from the AIR MILES Reward Program and its Partners. Collectors can opt out of AIR MILES Reward Program emails at any time, without penalty.

Limit of one (1) use of bonus entries option per Collector Number during the Contest Period. 

Entry Limits and Odds: Entrants may use more than one entry option noted above. Selecting one entry option over another does not increase the odds of winning. The odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the total eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning a regional Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received for each respective regional Prize draw during the Contest Period. If the Collector exceeds the defined limit of Contest entries per Collector Number during the Contest Period, any Entry Option A or Entry Option B made after the date during the Contest Period on which the limit is reached, as determined by the Contest Sponsor, will be void.

  1. Prizes: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won from all eligible entries received (the “Grand Prize”) and twenty-five (25) Regional Prizes available to be won in each of the four (4) regional Prize draws (each a “Regional Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”). There are also an additional fifty (50) prizes in each of the four (4) BMO AIR MILES Credit Card Cardholder regional Prize draws available to be won only by current AIR MILES BMO Credit Card Cardholders (each a “BMO Regional Prize” and collectively the “BMO Prizes”), for a total of three hundred one (301) Contest Prizes, set out as follows:
  1. Grand Prize Draw. One (1) Grand Prize of 100,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles
  2. Regional Prize Draws:
    • Regional Prize Draw 1: Ontario. Twenty-five (25) Prizes of 10,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles
    • Regional Prize Draw 2: Quebec. Twenty-five (25) Prizes of 10,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles
    • Regional Prize Draw 3: Atlantic Canada (NB, NS, PE, NL). Twenty-five (25) Prizes of 10,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles
    • Regional Prize Draw 4: Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB, NT, NU, YT). Twenty-five (25) Prizes of 10,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles 10,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles
  3. BMO AIR MILES Credit Cardholder Regional Prize Draws:
    • BMO AIR MILES Credit Cardholder Regional Prize Draw 1: Ontario. Fifty (50) BMO Prizes of 5,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles
    • BMO AIR MILES Credit Cardholder Regional Prize Draw 2: Quebec. Fifty(50) BMO Prizes of 5,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles
    • BMO AIR MILES Credit Cardholder Regional Prize Draw 3: Atlantic Canada (NB, NS, PE, NL). Fifty (50) BMO Prizes of 5,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles
    • BMO AIR MILES Credit Cardholder Regional Prize Draw 4: Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB, NT, NU, YT). Fifty (50) BMO Prizes of 5,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles

Limit of one (1) Prize per Collector Number.

The approximate retail value of an AIR MILES Reward Miles Prize depends on the chosen method of redemption, available Reward options at the time of redemption, and the set preference between AIR MILES Cash and AIR MILES Dream Accounts. If redeemed with AIR MILES Cash, 95 Cash Miles can be used in-store for $10 towards purchases at participating AIR MILES Partners or 95 Cash Miles can be used online for eVouchers for $10 worth of value at participating Reward Partners. If redeemed for flights (1,200 Reward Miles minimum required for flight redemption), value depends on destination chosen, date of travel and use of multiple carriers or suppliers. For example, one return economy flight in low season, departing from Toronto, Ontario and arriving in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is 2,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles and has an approximate value of $525.00 (Canadian), excluding taxes. Winner must pay applicable taxes, related transportation fees, governmental levies, excess baggage and other non-ticket costs. The value of AIR MILES Reward Miles used for non-flight Reward options depends on Reward options in effect at the time of redemption. The AIR MILES Reward Miles Prize is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the AIR MILES Reward Program, as amended from time to time. The AIR MILES Reward Miles Prize is not transferable or convertible to cash and must be accepted as awarded.

All elements of the Prizes are not transferable or convertible to cash, or refundable, and must be accepted as awarded. Prize details shall be at the Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion. Where applicable, Prize elements will be awarded by the Contest Sponsor based on the mailing address and/or email address associated with the Collector Number of a confirmed winner. In the case of loss, theft, mutilation, alteration or unauthorized use, a Prize and its elements will not be reimbursed or replaced. Except as expressly stated herein, a confirmed winner is responsible for all applicable taxes, fees and surcharges, if any, in respect to his/her Prize and/or the use or redemption thereof.

No compensation will be provided for failure by a confirmed winner to accept a Prize as awarded. Contest Sponsor gives no representations, warranties or conditions, whether express or implied, in respect to a Prize or any elements of a Prize.

If any potential winner is under the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence, a parent or legal guardian of the potential winner will be required to sign or submit the Prize Acknowledgement and Release Form on behalf of their minor child and the Prize will be delivered to the minor. If the parent or legal guardian of the potential Prize winner does not sign or submit the Prize Acknowledgement and Release Form, the potential Prize winner will not be awarded the Prize.

  1. Winner Selection: Random draws for the Grand Prize, from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period, for the Regional Prizes, from among all eligible entries received for each Regional Prize Draw during the Contest Period, and for the BMO Regional Prizes, from among all eligible entries received for each BMO Regional Prize Draw during the Contest Period, in the order presented in Rule 6 above, will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in Oakville, Ontario, by an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding. In order to be declared a winner, selected entrant must be an AIR MILES Collector and must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question, and otherwise comply with the Official Contest Rules. The Contest Sponsor or its representatives will make reasonable attempts to contact the selected entrant at the same email address used by the selected entrant to enter the Contest. If a selected entrant cannot be contacted or has not responded within two (2) days of the date when contact was first attempted, is not eligible in accordance with these Official Contest Rules, does not correctly answer the mathematical skill-testing question or otherwise comply with these Official Contest Rules, then the selected entrant is disqualified and will not receive the Prize and another entrant may be selected. A selected entrant must sign and return to the Contest Sponsor within two (2) days of receipta Prize Acknowledgement and Release Form, in form satisfactory to Contest Sponsor, which includes a standard declaration of compliance with the Official Contest Rules and Release Form in order to be awarded a Prize. Failure to sign and return the Prize Acknowledgement and Release Form within two (2) days of receiptwill result in forfeiture of the Prize.

If any potential winner is under the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence, a parent or legal guardian of the potential winner will be required to sign or submit the Prize Acknowledgement and Release Form on behalf of their minor child and the Prize will be delivered to the minor. If the parent or legal guardian of the potential Prize winner does not sign or submit the Prize Acknowledgement and Release Form, the potential Prize winner will not be awarded the Prize.

  1. General:

The Contest Sponsor, and each Participating Partner (as defined in Rule 5), may use each winner’s name, city of residence, comments, likeness, photograph, voice and statements, images, representations, pictures or likenesses (collectively, “Images”) in any medium, for advertising purposes, including Images of each winner and each winner’s guest, whether in relation to the Contest or the AIR MILES Reward Program or otherwise, without providing any compensation for their use or receiving further permission, in any media throughout the world in perpetuity. The Contest Sponsor, each Participating Partner (as defined in Rule 5), as the case may be, shall own the proprietary right to such Images.

For Quebec residents, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest in Quebec may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”) for a ruling. For Quebec residents, any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

Subject to the jurisdiction in Quebec of the Régie, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a Prize with one of equal or greater value, to cancel, terminate, amend and/or suspend the Contest without prior notice at any time and for any reason including without limitation, if viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, attempts to disrupt the Contest or other causes beyond the Contest Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper play or conduct of the Contest. In no event will the Contest Sponsor be liable for more prizes (in quantity or amount) than that specified in the Contest Rules.

The Contest Sponsor and the other Indemnitees are not responsible for any technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, or lost or unavailable network connections or garbled or deleted computer network transmissions, or failed, incomplete, garbled, misdirected or lost entries or inaccurate capture of entry or Swipe of AIR MILES Card, or earn-of-Miles information, even if it limits the ability to participate in the Contest. Any entry that occurs after a system failure is deemed a defective entry and is void and will not be honoured. The Contest Sponsor and the other Indemnitees are not responsible for any injury or damage to persons (including any winner or guest of any winner) or property arising from the Contest or any of the Prizes, or which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from accessing or transmitting any material from any website regardless of whether the material was prepared by the Contest Sponsor or a third party or is connected to any website by hyperlink. All entries must be received during the Contest Period. All entries and prize claims are subject to verification by Contest Sponsor and will be void if not obtained through legitimate channels, or if not original, or if obtained by fraudulent means, or if obtained other than in compliance with these Contest Rules, as determined by the Contest Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Contest Sponsor will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning or entry in lieu of its verification process. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned.

Email entries must be made by the individual entrant using only their original, manual keystrokes. Use of any automated system including robotic or form-filling software to enter or participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification of all entries by anyone using such assistance. 

The Contest Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in a fraudulent manner or in violation of these Contest Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law and, should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Contest Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Each entrant expressly consents to the Contest Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest in accordance with these Contest Rules and the Contest Sponsor’s privacy policy (available at: https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/Privacypolicy). This section does not limit any other consent that an individual may provide the Contest Sponsor or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information.

The Contest is subject to all applicable laws. In the event that any provision of these Contest Rules shall be determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed, and the remaining provisions of these Contest Rules shall be unaffected and shall remain in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The name of the winners may be obtained by sending a request with a self-addressed, postage-stamped envelope to “Dept. 100,AIR MILES® SUMMER STAY-CAY GIVEAWAY CONTEST, Winner List Request, Box 9500 Lakeshore West PO, Oakville, ON L6K 0G4”, until January 5, 2021. The winner’s first name, last name, initial and the year he/she joined the AIR MILES Reward Program may also be posted on www.airmiles.ca.

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