NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS OF CANADA OUTSIDE OF QUEBEC AND IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF CANADA. BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE CONTEST RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR WHICH SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS.
To enter the Children’s Education Funds Inc. “Win a $3,000 RESP” Contest (the “Contest”) and be eligible to win a Prize, an individual (herein defined as an “Entrant”) must, at the time of entry into the Contest and at the time of Prize fulfillment:
Employees, representatives, agents, officers, and directors (including members of their immediate families and any other person living in the same household of such person whether related or not) of Children’s Education Funds Inc., (the "Sponsor"), its affiliates (including, without limitation, its parent, sister and subsidiary companies), advertising or promotional agencies and suppliers of materials or services related to the Contest are not eligible to enter the Contest or to receive the Prize. For these Official Rules, "immediate family" means mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter and spouse, including common law spouse, regardless of where they reside. Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial and non-commercial entities cannot participate.
The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest and the awarding of the Prizes. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any Entrant, should such an Entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.
2. CONTEST and ENTRY PERIOD
The Contest commences at 11:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 14, 2022 and ends at 11:00 am (ET) on January 9, 2023 (the "Contest Period"). All entries must be received by 11:00 am (ET) on January 9, 2023 (the "Contest Closing Date"). Within the Contest Period there will be one (1) Contest Draw. The Contest computer system (the “Contest Computer”) is used to govern all computer and time-related aspects of the Contest (including the date and time an entry was received) and, among other things, is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
3. HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All entries must be received and recorded within the Contest Period.
To enter the contest, either visit the Contest website https://www.cefi.ca/contest/ and click on the Contest button or click on the link provided as part of a publicity campaign. Complete the online entry form with your first name, last name, e-mail address, primary telephone number and designated child. All entrants will receive a telephone call or email from a dealing representative of the Sponsor about the RESPs that it offers. Indicate that you have read, understood, and accept the Official Rules by checking the appropriate box. Select the “Enter Contest” icon. You can also enter the Contest by mailing a 150 word letter to the Sponsor at 3221 North Service Road, Burlington, ON L7N 3G2 about the importance of education that includes the name of the Contest, your name, your telephone number, email address and name of the designated child.
4. ENTRY LIMITATIONS
Each entry must be submitted separately by the Entrant him or herself. Limit one (1) entry during the Contest Period per household. A person may only use one name, telephone number and email address to participate in the Contest. Any person who is found to have entered the Contest more than once may be disqualified, and all entries received from such person during the Contest Period may be disqualified and no prize will be awarded to such person or household. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures etc) or attempted transmission or of submission or of attempted submission of any communication, does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt by Sponsor. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified. The Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, falsified, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, postage-due garbled or incomplete entries, which will be void. All entries become the property of the Sponsor upon receipt and none will be returned.
- Main Prize
Limit of one (1) Prize during the Contest Period. The main prize will consist of $3,000 CDN contributed into a Self-Initiated Option Plan for the benefit of the designated RESP beneficiary.
The Sponsor will deposit $3,000 CDN into the winner’s Self-Initiated Option Plan for the benefit of the designated beneficiary. If the winner is also the beneficiary of the Prize, the Prize will be $3,000 CDN deposited into the winner’s Self-Initiated Option Plan (“CET Self-Initiated Option Plan RESP account”). The selected Entrant(s) will be required to work with the Sponsor’s dealing representative to set up a Self-Initiated Option Plan in his/her name with a designated beneficiary, if such an account already does not exist, within 45 days of being declared the winner in order to receive the prize, otherwise the prize will be forfeited. There is no requirement to add or deposit any further monies or funds into the CET Self-Initiated Option Plan RESP account. If the RESP is later terminated or cancelled for any reason, the amounts deposited into the RESP will be returned to the Sponsor and no amount will be paid to the winner. The selected Entrant(s) must accept the terms and conditions of the applicable Plan as set out in the current Prospectus and Scholarship Agreement. A copy of the Prospectus may be obtained from Sponsor by sending a written request to Children’s Education Funds Inc., 3221 North Service Road, Burlington, ON L7N 3G2 or by telephone at 1-800-246-1203. The Prize will be delivered only to the verified winner within Canada (outside of Quebec).
The Prize must be accepted as awarded without substitution and are not transferable or for resale and have no cash surrender value. The Sponsor reserves the right, to substitute a Prize or component of equal or greater monetary value without liability and for any reason. The Sponsor will contact the selected Entrant within ten (10) days of the contest draw date to begin making the necessary arrangements to deliver his/her Prize subject to his/her fulfillment of the prize claim conditions set out below.
The random draw will be made by the Sponsor at 3221 North Service Road, Burlington, Ontario at 4:00 pm (ET) on January 10, 2023.
One (1) entry will be randomly selected on the above draw date from among all entries received during the Contest Period. Odds of being selected to win a Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
7. PRIZE CLAIM CONDITIONS
Each selected Entrant will be contacted by email address and/or at the telephone number provided on his/her entry form within ten (10) business days of the Contest Draw date. Please ensure that you check your email and spam filters so that you don’t miss a notification.
To be declared an official winner of a Prize, the selected Entrant(s) must first correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill-testing question. The Sponsor will not be responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a selected Entrant to receive notification or for the Sponsor to receive the selected Entrant’s response.
Prior to being declared a winner, each selected Entrant, and if applicable, a selected Entrant’s designated beneficiary is not his/her child, the designated beneficiary or, if the designated beneficiary is a minor in his/her province or territory of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian, must complete and return the Sponsor’s Declaration of Compliance and Release of Liability and Publicity Release Form (the “Form”) as defined in below releasing the Sponsor, any independent contest judging organization, their respective parent, related and affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, participating retailers, and all of their respective directors, officers, owners, partners, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with this Contest or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The potential winners must return this form to the Sponsor’s office by mail at 3221 North Service Road, Burlington, ON L7N 3G2, by mail, email or by fax within 14 business days following the date that the selected Entrant was first contacted by the Sponsor.
In the event that a selected Entrant cannot be contacted by the Sponsor by telephone or email within 3 attempts, fails to either respond within 10 business days, fails to provide the release documents within 14 days following contacted or other non-compliance with these Official Rules, then the selected Entrant will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited without any liability to the Sponsor whatsoever (and the disqualified selected Entrant will have no claim against the Sponsor with respect to the Contest, or anything related to the Contest). Another Entrant will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries (and subject to qualification in the same manner) and the process above will be repeated until such time as the Prize is awarded or until there are no more eligible Entrants.
The selected Entrant after being determined eligible for the prize by correctly answering the mathematical skill-testing question and providing the completed release documents within the timeframe outlined above, is required to open a Self-Initiated Option Plan, managed by the Sponsor, within 45days to claim the Prize. If a Self-Initiated Option Plan is not opened with the Sponsor within 45 days of the release documents being returned, the selected Entrant will be disqualified without any liability to the Sponsor whatsoever (and the disqualified selected Entrant will have no claim against the Sponsor with respect to the Contest, or anything related to the Contest) and another Entrant will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries (and subject to qualification in the same manner) and the process above will be repeated until such time as the Prize is awarded or until there are no more eligible Entrants.
8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES
Some jurisdictions (including the province of Quebec) do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, therefore such exclusions may not apply to you.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT RELEASEES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM A PRIZE, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZE. FURTHER BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT RELEASEES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Releasees do not assume any responsibility and are not responsible for (i) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information and entries that fail to comply with these Official Rules; (ii) any loss, damage, or claims caused by an awarded Prize or the Contest itself; (iii) any failure of the website during the Contest Period, including any problems, human or technical, printing errors, lost, delayed, garbled data or transmissions, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects or failures of any telephone or computer lines, or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading any material connected to the Contest, all of which may affect a person’s ability to participate in the Contest. Entry material/data that has been tampered with or altered is void.
9. GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
By entering the Contest, Entrants (i) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, made in their sole discretion, which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Entrants who have not complied with these Official Rules are subject to disqualification. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner will be required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her prize, or the cash value thereof. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Contest and/or Contest Website, violates the Official Contest Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
10. ENTRY AUTHENTIFICATION/VERIFICATION
If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address provided at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
11. RIGHT TO CANCEL, SUSPEND OR MODIFY
The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest or to amend these Official Rules, in whole or in part, at any time and in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever, without obligation, if in Sponsor's sole opinion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules. Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, for any reason, including but not limited to, as a result of tampering or infection by computer virus, unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest, or any portion thereof, and/or conduct a random draw from all eligible entries received, in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above.
12. RULES GOVERN
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the Contest entry form, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
13. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade names, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, logos, slogans and representations are owned by either the Sponsor and/or their respective affiliates or authorized licensors. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted materials or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
14. CONSENT TO USE PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY RELEASE
By accepting the Prize, winner agrees to Sponsor's use of his/her name, city/province of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity the Sponsor may conduct relating to the Contest in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice.
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