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Tech the Halls Contest Conditions

October 17, 2016 – January 20, 2017

Contest Period

  1. The Contest Period is from October 17, 2016 to January 20, 2017, inclusive.

Contest Definitions

  1. Contest Definitions:
    1. BCLC: means the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
    2. Contest Code: means an eleven (11) digit code used to enter the Contest.
    3. Contest Page: means the webpage www.techthehalls.ca.
    4. Drawn Entrant: means an Entrant whose name is drawn as a result of a prize draw.
    5. Entrant: means a person who is a British Columbia resident 19 years of age or older and who is not:
      1. A BCLC employee,
      2. A SplashDot Inc. employee,
      3. A Lottery Retailer, or
      4. A household member of:
        1. A BCLC or SplashDot Inc. employee, or
        2. A Lottery Retailer
    6. Instant Prizes: means up to five hundred (500) $50 MasterCard® prepaid gift cards.
    7. Lottery Retailer: means a person contracted by BCLC to sell lottery tickets and provide lottery services at a retail location that pays out prize claims for Scratch & Win tickets, or a person who is an employee or volunteer of a Lottery Retailer.
    8. Notification: means an instant win notification message or an email advising the Entrant that they have won an Instant Prize.
    9. Reserve Drawn Entrant: means an Entrant whose name is drawn as a backup as a result of a prize draw and who becomes a Drawn Entrant in the event that the original Drawn Entrant becomes disqualified.
    10. Spin and Win Game: means a game with a digital representation of a spin wheel displayed on the Contest Page when an Entrant enters a Ticket Contest Code into the Contest Page. On each bonus spin, the Entrant will either win an Instant Prize or receive from one (1) to five (5) bonus flex entries. (The graphical representation of the spin wheel does not depict the odds of a particular Spin and Win Game result.)
    11. Ticket: means a Tech the Halls Contest participating Scratch & Win ticket.

How to Enter

  1. To enter the contest, an Entrant must, during the Contest Period:
    1. Obtain a Contest Code from one of the following sources:
      1. Purchase a Ticket from any Lottery Retailer with the Contest Code found under the latex covering of the Ticket; or
      2. from the Scratch & Win BC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scratchandwinbc. Such Scratch & Win BC Facebook Tech the Halls Contest Codes will be made available at random by BCLC three (3) times during the Contest Period; or
      3. from the Lotto! Signature Store Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C. Tech the Halls Contest Codes will be made available as a promotion where every $10 spent on eligible holiday Scratch & Win tickets will receive one (1) Contest Code. Promotion runs from November 18 through to December 24, 2016.
    2. Go to the Contest Page, www.techthehalls.ca,
      1. Complete and submit the contest entry form on the Contest Page to create a contest account, and
      2. In your contest account, enter the Ticket, Facebook or Lotto! Signature Store Metropolis Contest Code to receive your flex entries.
      3. There are four (4) separate prize categories to which your flex entries may be assigned. Assign flex entries to whichever prize category you prefer. Once assigned, a flex entry may be reassigned to another prize category at any point until the end of the Contest Period, should you choose to do so. If flex entries remain unassigned at the end of the Contest Period, they will be automatically assigned to the grand prize category for the Home Theatre system.
  2. Entrants are eligible for flex entries as follows:
    1. Ticket Contest Code entries
      1. Entrant receives one (1) flex entry for each dollar spent purchasing the Ticket. For example, the Contest Code from a $3 Ticket will generate 3 flex entries.
      2. Entrant receives one (1) bonus spin on the Spin and Win Game for every multiple of $5 worth of submitted Ticket Contest Codes. For example, if Entrant submits four (4) $3 Ticket Contest Codes, the Entrant receives twelve (12) flex entries for the dollar value in accordance with section 4(a)(i), plus two (2) spins on the Spin and Win Game for having submitted two (2) multiples of $5 worth of Tickets. Entrants may trade three (3) flex entries for one (1) additional bonus spin on the Spin and Win Game up to a maximum of three (3) times per day. The additional bonus spin may result in more entries or an Instant Prize, but could also result in fewer entries.
    2. Scratch & Win BC Facebook Contest Code entries
      1. Entrant receives one (1) flex entry for each Scratch & Win BC Facebook Contest Code submitted during the Contest Period.
    3. Lotto! Signature Store Metropolis Contest Code entries
      1. Entrant receives one (1) flex entry for each Lotto! Signature Store Metropolis Contest Code submitted during the Contest Period.
    4. Completion of optional Survey on Contest Page
      1. Entrant receives five (5) flex entries upon completion of the optional Survey found under the Promotions tab of the Contest Page. Each Entrant who has created a contest account is eligible to complete the optional Survey one (1) time.

Instant Prizes

  1. BCLC will give away up to five hundred (500) $50 MasterCard® Prepaid Gift Cards as Instant Prizes.
  2. Entrants, upon spinning the Spin and Win Game, may be selected in accordance with a random selection process to receive an Instant Prize.
  3. If an Entrant is selected for an Instant Prize, the Entrant will receive a Notification after submitting the Contest Code and spinning the Spin and Win Game. As a courtesy, an email will also be sent to Instant Prize winners. Upon receiving the Notification, the Instant Prize winner must follow the instructions to claim the Instant Prize provided in the Notification, including providing the exact confirmation code provided in the Notification. If an Instant Prize winner does not reply to the Notification within 72 hours of the Notification being sent, that Entrant will be disqualified as an Instant Prize winner and no Instant Prize will be awarded.
  4. An Entrant may win more than one (1) Instant Prize.
  5. There is no guarantee that all available Instant Prizes will be awarded.

Tech the Halls Prize Draw

  1. There are a total of four (4) separate prize categories. BCLC or its agent will conduct a draw from each category of flex entries for each Tech the Halls Prize on January 23, 2017 or reasonably close thereto in order to determine the Drawn Entrants and Reserve Drawn Entrants.
  2. BCLC or its agent shall attempt to contact each Drawn Entrant using the contact information provided on the contest entry form. If, despite BCLC’s reasonable efforts, BCLC is unable to contact a Drawn Entrant or the Drawn Entrant does not respond within seven (7) days, not including the day of BCLC’s initial attempt to contact, that Drawn Entrant will be disqualified and the Reserve Drawn Entrant will replace and become the Drawn Entrant for that prize, but in no event will BCLC attempt to contact Drawn Entrants after February 24, 2017.
  3. A Drawn Entrant is a "Tech the Halls Winner" if they are successfully contacted by BCLC or its agent and meet the requirements of these contest conditions.
  4. An Entrant is eligible to win only one (1) time per Tech the Halls Prize category. If an Entrant’s name is drawn more than once in a category, only the first entry will qualify as a Drawn Entrant and any subsequent entries drawn in that category for this Entrant will be disqualified.

Tech the Halls Drawn Prizes

  1. One (1) Tech the Halls Home Theatre System Prize Draw Winner will receive the option of either:
    1. one (1) home theater system, one (1) game console with games, and one (1) tablet computer; the combined prize having a total approximate retail value of $8,500.00, or
    2. $8,500.00.
  2. Five (5) Tech the Halls T.V. Prize Draw Winners will each receive the option of either:
    1. one (1) television having an approximate retail value of $900.00, or
    2. $900.00.
  3. Fifteen (15) Tech the Halls Tablet Prize Draw Winners will each receive the option of either:
    1. one (1) tablet computer having an approximate retail value of $650.00, or
    2. $650.00.
  4. Twenty (20) Tech the Halls Gift Card Prize Draw Winners will each receive one (1) MasterCard® Prepaid Gift Card having a value of $200.00.
  5. The Tech the Halls Winner of the home theatre system package must claim their prize in person from a BCLC prize payout location as determined by BCLC and provide government issued identification. Any expenses related to claiming the home theatre system package will be the responsibility of the prize winner.
  6. BCLC will mail televisions, tablet computers and gift cards, at BCLC’s cost, to the Tech the Halls Winners who have qualified for these prizes. These prizes will be sent to the British Columbia mailing address provided by the winner when they registered for the contest.

Other Conditions

  1. By entering this contest, Entrants agree to release BCLC and its agents, including promotional agencies, Lottery Retailers, Facebook, and prize suppliers (collectively the “Releasees”), from any claims or demands in respect of the contest and any prize they may receive. By entering this contest, Entrants agree to indemnify and save the Releasees harmless from and against any and all actions, claims or demands (including costs incurred by the Releasees defending such actions, claims or demands) brought against the Releasees by the Entrant with respect to the contest or any prize they may receive.
  2. By entering this contest, Instant Prize winners and Tech the Halls winners agree that BCLC may publish and/or broadcast, in any medium without remuneration, consideration or compensation the name, location and a recent image of that winner, such image to be provided by that winner to BCLC or its agent in electronic format upon BCLC request.
  3. An Entrant is only allowed to register once on the Contest Page. More than one registration will invalidate ALL entries submitted by the person who created the duplicate contest accounts and each such account will be disqualified. None of the contest accounts deemed to have been entered by this person will be eligible to win ANY prize. Once registered, only an Entrant’s email address and password will be required when visiting the Contest Page.
  4. BCLC reserves the right to disqualify entries and Entrants that do not comply with these contest conditions. A disqualified entry or Entrant is not eligible to win a prize.
  5. Prizes will be selected by BCLC. BCLC reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of equivalent value, or reasonably close thereto, at BCLC’s sole discretion.
  6. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. BCLC makes no representations or warranties whatsoever, either expressed or implied, oral or written in respect to a prize.
  7. BCLC has no obligation to deliver a prize unless the winner signs a release and provides government-issued photo identification.
  8. Releasees are not responsible for any entry, transaction or transmission of the entry data that is omitted, illegible, late, lost, delayed, garbled, destroyed, misdirected or not recorded due to failure(s) or error(s) for any reason of the entry, internet, internet provider(s) or any personal computer(s) used by an Entrant.
  9. BCLC and its agents are not liable for any loss or damage to any Entrant or their computer or any other property related to or resulting from participating in this contest or downloading any material related thereto.
  10. BCLC may at its sole discretion alter, amend, suspend, or cancel this contest or amend the draw procedures or draw method at any time.
  11. This contest is not a game under the Ticket and any conditions specific to the Ticket, including the Ticket’s expiry date, do not apply to this contest or these contest conditions.
  12. All submitted entries are the property of BCLC.
  13. Decisions of BCLC are final.
  14. Your personal information is collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, British Columbia, and will be used, accessed, disclosed and stored inside and outside of Canada for the administration of the contest (including screening individuals who are banned or in the voluntary self-exclusion program). If you have any questions about the collection or use of your personal information, please contact British Columbia Lottery Corporation (“BCLC”) Customer Support at 74 West Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1E2, Telephone 1-866-815-0222 or bclc.com.