Last updated: June 18, 2014
Each Contest will be announced by Vancity on the Vancity Facebook page (a “Contest Announcement”). Each announced Contest will have one or more gift voucher prizes (each, a “Prize”), as specified in the Contest Announcement. Each announced Contest will begin at 00:00:01 (local Victoria time) on the Sunday specified in the Contest Announcement and end at 23:59:59 (local Victoria time) on the following Saturday (the “Contest Period”). If you would like information on a current Contest and do not have ready access to the Vancity Facebook page, you may request information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancity has no obligation to offer Contests, and may discontinue offering Contests at any time.
Vancity reserves the right to update and change the Rules from time to time without prior notice by posting a revised version of the Rules on the Web-App. Continued use of the Web-App or continued participation in Localty after any such updates or changes will constitute your agreement to such updates or changes. You may review the most current version of the Rules at any time at localty.ca/official-contest-rules. The date of the most recent version of the Rules appears at the top of the Rules.
Each Contest is open to individuals who are legal residents of British Columbia and 19 years of age or older on the Start Date of the Contest. Organizations are not eligible to enter or win a Contest. No purchase is necessary to enter or win a Contest. Membership in Vancity is not required to enter or win a Contest.
How to Enter
When you participate in Localty, you may earn points as described at Vancity.com/localty. For each Localty point that you earn during the Contest Period, you will receive one automatic entry into the Contest, to a maximum of 300 entries for each Contest.
If you have a Localty account, you may also enter the Contest by sending an email with your name, age, home address, phone number and email address to email@example.com. The email must be received by Vancity during the Contest Period. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. There is a limit of one email entry per individual per Contest.
Prizes and Chance of Winning
Unless otherwise specified in the Contest Announcement, the Prize or Prizes for each Contest will be gift vouchers in the amounts specified by Vancity in the Contest Announcement. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash. No substitutions for, or transfers of, a Prize will be allowed.
An individual is eligible for only one Prize in a Contest.
Gift vouchers are not legal tender and have no value other than to enable Customers to purchase goods and services from participating Localty businesses on a non-cash basis in accordance with these Rules.
Gift vouchers must be used in a purchase for their full value, and any value remaining value after a purchase shall be forfeited. If gift vouchers are used to purchase something worth less than the face value of the gift voucher, no refund or cash back for the excess amount will be given. Gift vouchers may only be used once; it is not permitted to use part of the value for one transaction, and the remainder of the value for a subsequent transaction or series of transactions.
Gift vouchers have expiration dates and are subject to any terms that may be printed on the gift vouchers. If a gift voucher is not used by the Customer by the expiration date then the gift voucher is invalid and will not be replaced.
Chances of winning are dependent on the number of eligible entries received. Purchase of Vancity products and services will not increase your chances of winning.
For each Contest, a random draw will be held in Vancouver at Vancity Centre (183 Terminal Avenue) within five business days after the end of the Contest Period to select an entry for the Prize, or an entry for each Prize if there are more than one.
An individual is eligible for only one Prize in a Contest. If the random draw selects more than one entry from an individual, then the subsequent selected entries after the first selected entry will be disqualified and another entry will be drawn.
The selected entrants will be contacted within 10 days of the draw date by email, or if they have registered for Localty through Facebook or Twitter, through their Facebook or Twitter accounts, or in any other manner determined by Vancity.
To be declared a winner of a Prize, the selected entrant must: (a) correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question, and (b) sign and return, without further compensation, Vancity’s Declaration and Release form, which confirms the entrant’s compliance with these Rules, acceptance of the Prize as offered, and consent to the use of the entrant’s name, city of residence, photograph or any other likeness and/or statement in any publicity carried out by Vancity relating to Localty or the Contests. If a selected entrant cannot be reached, does not respond within 3 days of being left notice of selection, or is unwilling or unable to comply with these Rules, then that entrant may be disqualified and another entrant may be selected at random, at Vancity’s sole discretion. Further, a signed copy of Vancity’s Declaration and Release must be returned to Vancity, to the address provided on the Declaration and Release, within 7 days of receipt by a selected entrant, or the selected entrant may be disqualified and another entrant may be selected at random, at Vancity’s sole discretion.
No communication with entrants will be entered into except with the selected entrants. All decisions of Vancity with respect to all aspects of the Contests are final. Vancity will not be responsible for any incorrect or incomplete submission of entry information by any entrant, or for any technical malfunctions, inability to access any online service or website, or any other error or malfunction, or for late, lost, stolen, or misdirected entries.
Any attempt to damage the operation of the Contests is unlawful and subject to legal action by Vancity. Vancity reserves the right to terminate, suspend, withdraw or amend any Contest or to disqualify any entrant or entry without notice including, without limitation, if Vancity suspects tampering has occurred.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Vancity in connection with the Contests, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of British Columbia and the laws of Canada applicable in British Columbia.
Release and Indemnification
Each entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless Vancity, its affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers and employees from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of or resulting from, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the entrant’s participation in any Contest, participation in any Contest related activity, or the acceptance, use or misuse of any Prize awarded in any Contest, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom.