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Happy Student New Year Program Rules and Regulations

Happy Student New Year Program Rules and Regulations

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF CANADA, EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC. THE CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

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The Happy Student New Year Program (the “Contest”) runs between August 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and September 30, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”). yconic Inc. is the sponsor of this Contest (the "Sponsor"). Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Tim Hortons, BookMob, and S-Trip are collectively the Prize Funders (“Prize Funders”) and have not sponsored or offered this Contest in any way. Participants release the Prize Funders from any and all liability in connection with this Contest.

By participating in this Contest, the entrant (or the entrant’s parent or legal guardian if the entrant is a minor) agrees that they have read and understood these Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”), met the Contest eligibility requirements, be bound by the Rules, and (or the entrant’s parent or legal guardian if the entrant is a minor) agrees to comply with and abide by the Rules and decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be final.

1. Eligibility: To be eligible to win a prize, an entrant must:

a)be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or an international student, excluding residents of Quebec;

b) be 13 years of age or older at the time of contest entry;

c) have enrolled in any year of high school or post-secondary studies at a Canadian institution for the fall 2015 academic term as of September 23, 2015 (entrant must be able to provide appropriate proof of enrolment, if requested);

d) be a member of yconic as of September 23, 2015 (a yconic member is defined as “an individual who has confirmed their account via the validation email sent from yconic and currently has an active profile on yconic.com”. Free memberships available at yconic.com), and;

e) not be an employee of, or living with an employee of the Sponsor or their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or representatives or a member of an employee’s immediate family. Members of the immediate family of an employee not eligible to receive a prize include the employee’s parents, children and siblings.

2. How to enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

a) Online Application: To enter, an eligible entrant must complete and submit the Contest’s Online Application Form as outlined at yconic.com/program/happy-student-new-year (the “Contest Website”) between August 5, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET to September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET. One (1) Online Application Form will be accepted per person during the Contest Period. Online Application Forms that are incomplete (including those that have not signed up to be a yconic member) or that contain false information will not be considered an eligible entry. By successfully submitting the Application Form, the entrant will have completed Activity #1 in the Contest and will receive twenty (20) entries in the Contest Grand Prize, Runner-up Prize, and Milestone Prize draws.

Activity Entry (Online Only): Between August 6, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET to September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET, entrants will have the option to complete up to eleven (11) additional activities to receive entries for the Contest Grand Prize, Runner-up Prize, and Milestone Prize draws. Activities must be completed as outlined through the Contest Website and may include: 

(a) Following a Prize Funder’s page on yconic.com by clicking on the provided “Follow” button

(b) Selecting an answer to a multiple choice question

(c) Tweeting a message at @yconicstudent with #HSNY or #HappyStudentNewYear on their personal Twitter account

(d) Referring friends (each a “Referred Individual”) by sharing their unique Contest link through email, after receiving their friends’ consent.

(e) Providing a short answer to a pre-determined question.

Activities will be available at different times throughout the Contest Period: 

Activity

Start Date

End Date

Activity 2

August 6, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 3

August 10, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 4

August 12, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 5

August 19, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 6

August 24, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 7

August 26, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 8

September 2, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 9

September 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 10

September 9, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 11

September 16, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Activity 12

September 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

 

For each activity successfully completed, the entrant will receive twenty (20) entries into the Grand Prize, Runner-up Prize, Milestone Prize draws. 

The maximum number of ballots an entrant can receive:

  • For the first Milestone Prize drawn on August 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET is eighty (80)
  • For the second Milestone Prize drawn on August 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET is one hundred and forty (140)
  • For the third Milestone Prize drawn on September 9 at 3:00 p.m. ET is two hundred (200)

If the entrant successfully completes all twelve (12) activities, they will receive one hundred (100) additional entries into the Grand Prize Draw. The maximum number of entries an entrant can receive for the Grand Prize draw is three hundred and forty (340) during the Contest Period.

Bonus Trip Prize Entry (Online Only): between September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET to September 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m. ET (the “Bonus Activity Period”), entrants must have completed Activity #1. Entrants must complete a minimum of one (1) and up to three (3) Bonus Activities to be entered into the Bonus Trip Prize draw.

Activities must be completed through the Contest Website and may include: 

(a) Selecting an answer to a multiple choice question

(b) Tweeting a message @yconicstudent including #HSNY or #HappyStudentNewYear on their personal Twitter account.

Bonus Trip Prize Activities will be available at different times throughout the Bonus Activity Period:

Bonus Trip Prize Activity

Start Date

End Date

Bonus Trip

Activity 1

September 23, 2015, 3:01 p.m. ET

September 30, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Bonus Trip

Activity 2

September 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET

September 30, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Bonus Trip

Activity 3

September 30, 2015, 8:00 a.m. ET

September 30, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

 

For each Bonus Trip Activity completed, the entrant will receive twenty (20) entries into the Bonus Trip Prize draw. If the entrant successfully completes all three (3) Bonus Trip activities, they will receive one hundred (100) additional entries into the Bonus Trip Prize Draw. The maximum number of entries an entrant can receive for the Bonus Trip Prize draw is one hundred and sixty (160) during the Bonus Activity Period.

b) Mail-In Entry: To enter for the Grand Prize, an eligible entrant must hand print the Contest name, their name, complete mailing address, telephone number, email address (that matches their yconic membership account), age and the high school or post-secondary school they have enrolled in for fall 2015, on a plain 3”x 5” piece of paper and mail it in a sealed envelope to: yconic, 2190 Yonge St., 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2B8. A maximum of one (1) entry per envelope is permitted. A maximum of one (1) mail-in entry will be accepted per person. If both an Online Entry and a Mail-in Entry are submitted to the Contest, only the Online Entry will be considered valid. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. No mechanical reproductions permitted. Entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants who enter by mail will not be eligible to receive entries for the Runner-up Prizes, Milestone Prizes, or the Bonus Trip Prize.

3. Prizes:

Grand Prize:  There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won, consisting of $10,000 CAD cash prize, $250 Tim Hortons gift card, $250 BookMob gift card, $100 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card, $100 Indigo gift card, $100 TJX Canada (Winners, Home Sense, and Marshalls) gift card,  $100 Bon Appétit gift card (Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s, Montana’s Cookhouse, and Milestones), and $100 iTunes or Google Play gift card (the “Grand Prize”). The $10,000 cash prize will be awarded in the form of a cheque payable to the individual selected and declared the Grand Prize winner.

Runner-up Prize: There is one (1) Runner-up Prize available to be won, consisting of $1,500 CAD cash prize, $250 Tim Hortons gift card, $250 BookMob gift card, $100 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card, $100 Indigo gift card, $100 TJX Canada (Winners, Home Sense, and Marshalls) gift card,  $100 Bon Appétit gift card (Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s, Montana’s Cookhouse, and Milestones), and $100 iTunes or Google Play gift card (the “Runner-up Prize”). The $1,500 cash prize will be awarded in the form of a cheque payable to the individual selected and declared the Runner-up Prize winner.

Milestone Prizes: There are three (3) Milestone Prizes available to be won, each consisting of a $250 BookMob gift card, $200 Tim Hortons gift card, and $50 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card (the “Milestone Prize”).

Bonus Trip Prize:  There is one (1) Contest Bonus Trip Prize available to be won, consisting of two (2) travel vouchers provided by S-Trip! Each voucher is valid for one (1) S-Trip! or Campus Vacations package, dependent on age, (8 days, 7 nights) for one booked in quad occupancy. Travel is to one of the following Grad Trip or Spring Break destinations: Southern Dominican Sun, Dominican Adventure, Authentic Cuba, The Cayos of Cuba, Yucatan Explorer, Pacific Mexico or Viva Costa Rica for S-Trip! and Punta Cana or Cancun for Spring Break. Each voucher includes return airfare from nearest major gateway, airport/hotel transfers, seven (7) nights’ accommodation, 24-hour staff on-site, daily activities, on-resort events, and all applicable taxes and fees. Vouchers do not include personal spending money, optional excursions, hotel damage deposit, optional youth & student comprehensive insurance or exit fees. Vouchers are valid for travel any time during 2016. Travel must be booked a minimum of 120 days before travel date. Some restrictions apply. ARV of $4,000 CAD (the “Bonus Trip Prize”). The Bonus Trip Prize will be awarded to the individual selected and declared the Bonus Trip Prize winner.

Total contest prizing of $19,000 CAD. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable. No substitutions except at Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a Prize with a prize of equal or greater value.  Any and all costs/expenses not specifically included in the above Prize descriptions are the sole and absolute responsibility of each confirmed winner. Sponsor also reserves the right to add Additional Prizes and additional Prize Funders to the Contest during the Contest Period.  Additional Prizes and their details, if made available, will be announced on the Contest Website. These Additional Prizes, if announced, will have separate Rules and Regulations on the Contest Website that entrants must read and agree to before becoming eligible to win the Additional Prizes.

4. Odds: The odds of winning a Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

5. Draws: For each draw below, one (1) potential winner and two (2) alternate winners will be drawn at random from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

Grand Prize and Runner-Up Draw:  A draw for the Grand Prize and Runner-up Prize will take place on September 23, 2015, at approximately 4:30 p.m. (ET) in Toronto, Ontario.

Milestone Prize Draws: A draw for the Milestone Prizes will take place on August 12, August 26, and September 9, 2015, at approximately 3:00 p.m. (ET), in Toronto, Ontario.

Bonus Trip Prize:  A draw for the Bonus Trip Prize will take place on September 30, 2015, at approximately 7:00 p.m. (ET) in Toronto, Ontario.

6. Winner Notification/Prize Awards: The following process will be followed for the Contest. Each selected entrant will be informed of their prize notification by email and/or phone from the Sponsor. Entrants will be contacted through the email address and/or phone number provided on the selected entrant’s entry within one (1) business day following the Draw Date. In order to win the prize, the selected entrant must correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, arithmetical, skill-testing question and sign and return the completed Sponsors’ declaration and release form (the “Sponsor Release”) within three (3) days from the time the prize notification is marked as having been sent by the Sponsor. The skill-testing question and the Sponsor Release will be included in the prize notification package from the Sponsor. The potential winner will be disqualified and forfeit their right to the prize if: (a) the prize notification is returned as non-deliverable and/or the entrant cannot be reached by phone; (b) if the Sponsor Release, including skill testing question, is not returned within three (3) days from the time the prize notification package is marked as having been sent by the Sponsor; or (c) if the skill-testing question is incorrectly answered. In the event of such a disqualification, at the Sponsors’ sole discretion and time permitting, the prize may be awarded to a potential alternate winner, selected at random from among the remaining eligible entries.

7. Additional Terms: By participating, all entrants (and their parent or legal guardian if they are a minor) agree to: (a) these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor that shall be final and binding without right of appeal with respect to all aspects of the Contest, including without limitation, eligibility and/or disqualification of entries; and (b) release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Prize Funders, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or representatives and any of the foregoing entity’s respective officers, directors, related entities, partners, principals, representatives, agents, licensees, employees, vendors, successors and assigns (collectively the “Contest Parties”) from any liability, claims, or damages, demands, actions, or causes of action whatsoever which they, their heirs, successors, assigns, executors, or administrators may now or hereafter have directly or indirectly against them or any of them in respect of or relating to the Contest, an entrant’s participation in the Contest, and/or the acceptance or use, misuse, or possession of the prize.

By accepting a Prize, the winner agrees to the Sponsor and their respective designees using their name, city, province or territory of residence, education information and/or photograph or other likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without notice or compensation. All entries are subject to verification at any time. The Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) to participate in this Contest. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsors in a timely manner may result in disqualification. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, the yconic.com website, and/or the legitimate operation of the Contest; (b) to violate the Official Rules; (c) or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other member of the yconic.com community.

8. Limitation of Liability: The Contest Parties shall not be responsible for technical, pictorial, print, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained in the offer or administration of the Contest or any other Contest -related materials; for fraudulent, stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or postage-due mail-in entries; or for that are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction. The Sponsor reserves the right, to cancel or modify the Contest if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity of the Contest as determined in their sole discretion.

9. Privacy Policy: By entering this Contest, you consent to the Sponsor, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or representatives storing and using the personal information submitted through entry for the purpose of administering the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s privacy policy, which can be found at https://yconic.com/privacy.

 

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