KLONDIKE DONUTS and CIRCLE K
“KLONDIKE DONUTS CONTEST”
The Klondike Donuts® and Circle K™ “Klondike Donuts Contest” (the “Contest”) at Mac’s and Circle K locations, is sponsored by Unilever Canada Inc. (“Unilever”) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) (collectively, the “Sponsors”) and will be administered by 612 Creative Inc. (the “Administrator”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF CANADA ONLY (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) WHO ARE THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of Canada. Please do not proceed unless you are a legal resident at the time of entry. By participating in the Contest, you (the “Entrant”), or in the case of a minor, your parent or legal guardian, fully and unconditionally agrees to accept these Official Rules (the “Rules”) and the decisions of the Sponsors, whose decisions shall be final and binding and non-appealable in all respects. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws. Contest void where prohibited by law.
Winning a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The Sponsors reserve the right to make changes to the Contest at any time, with or without notice, in their sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever.
Subject to applicable laws, these Rules govern all aspects of the Contest including the Contest materials and are binding upon all Entrants. In the event of any inconsistency between the Rules and the conditions and explanations appearing on any other documents, including the Contest materials, these Rules shall take precedence.
- CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins on May 25, 2021 at 12:00 am Eastern Time (ET) and ends on June 21, 2021 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Contest Period”).
- ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of Canada only (EXCLUDING Quebec) who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of the Sponsors, the Administrator, or their respective head office and branch offices, distribution centres, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, administrators, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, agents, store operators and their employees, any entity that has been contracted with specific to this Contest and their respective immediate household/family members are NOT eligible to participate in the Contest. Immediate household/family members is defined, for these purposes, as including spouse, parents, children, siblings, and each of their respective spouses, and/or those persons with whom any of the above are domiciled (whether related or not).
- HOW TO ENTER THE WEEKLY & GRAND PRIZE DRAWS: Visit CircleKGames.ca (the “Contest Website”) during the Contest Period, select your province/territory, enter the barcode of a participating product, fill out the online entry for including your name, email address, birthdate, and other fields as presented, and click submit. No purchase necessary. To enter without purchase, please see the No Purchase Entry section below. Maximum one (1) entry per day per email address.
If you are under the age of majority in your respective province/territory of residence at the time of entry, you must confirm that you have received permission to enter the Contest from your parent or legal guardian.
Participating products: Only Klondike Donuts™ flavours are eligible: Single serve 100mL Maple Krunch Donut, 4 pack of 100mL Maple Krunch Donuts, 4 pack of 100mL Boston Cream Donuts, and 4 pack of 100mL Triple Chocolate Donuts (the “Participating Products”). Some sizes or products may not be available at all stores.
Optional: Entering the Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize Draw
When submitting an entry as outlined above, Entrants may elect to answer an optional question or to caption a photo for a chance to win the Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize. Each distinct comment or caption will be considered one entry. By submitting this optional entry, Entrants agree that their answer may be posted on the cirlcekgames.ca website.
The following rules apply to each Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize Entry:
*The Entry must not contain material that violates, misappropriates, or infringes upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights;
*The Entry must not disparage any person or entity;
*The Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, and/or defamatory;
*The Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
*The Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Entry is created.
All entry information and submissions shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Entries” or each as an “Entry.” By entering the Contest, Entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. No automated/robotic entry devices and/or programs are permitted, and any attempted form of entry other than what is specified herein is prohibited. Any attempt to earn extra entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Contest. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are reproduced, falsified, altered, or tampered with in any way.
Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address used to enter the Contest. “Authorized Account Holder” of an email address is defined as the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Entrants who enter online may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
NO PURCHASE ENTRY. To enter the Contest without purchase (the “No Purchase Entry”) please send your request, including the name of the contest, your first name, last name, date of birth, full home address (including postal code) and valid e-mail address, and include a 50-word minimum hand-written essay about “What would you do for a Klondike Donut?” on a plain piece of white paper with a stamped, self-addressed envelope (including adequate return postage) to:
Circle K “Klondike Donuts Contest” c/o 612 Creative
#204 – 768 Columbia Street
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1B4
To enter the optional Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize Draw using the No Purchase Entry method, include the theme of the question or caption option along with your answer on the hand-written entry. Please refer to the circlekgames.ca website to see the exact question or caption image displayed on the date you write your No Purchase Entry. Question options include the Music and Superhero Power themes and caption options include Family Photo and Breakdancer themes. All Entry submissions must follow the guidelines set forth above.
Upon receipt of your submission, and subject to availability, an eligible no purchase UPC code (the “No Purchase UPC”) will be mailed to the address on your stamped, self-addressed envelope. Maximum one (1) No Purchase UPC will be sent per envelope postage paid to the address above provided it includes a stamped, self-addressed, return envelope. To complete your No Purchase Entry, visit the Contest Website during the Contest Period, select your province/territory, enter the No Purchase UPC, fill out the online entry form including your name, email address, birthdate, and other fields as presented, and click submit.
The Sponsors are not responsible for lost, stolen, or destroyed No Purchase Entries or No Purchase UPCs. The Sponsors reserve the right to limit the number of No Purchase UPCs sent per day to the same address and the right to limit the total number of No Purchase Entries available. All requests for No Purchase UPCs must be post-marked and received during the Contest Period. The Sponsors assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, illegible, damaged, misdirected, late, or otherwise ineligible requests for No Purchase UPCs, all of which are void. Although online access and an email account are required in order to participate in the Contest, no purchase is required; many public libraries, Internet cafés, retail businesses and others offer access to the Internet and a number of Internet service providers and other companies offer free email accounts.
- PRIZES AND DRAW:
(i) Weekly Prizes:
ARV per Prize per Bundle
Klondike Donuts Swag Bundle: Inclusive of Klondike vintage cooler, socks and water bottle
Painting of a Klondike Donut + $100 Circle K gift card
Blackberry, $100 Visa gift card, and $100 Circle K gift card
iPod Classic, $100 Visa gift card, and $100 Circle K gift card
Disposable camera with mystery photos on it locked inside a briefcase, $100 Circle K gift card, and $250 Visa gift card
(ii) Grand Prizes:
ARV per Bundle
Vintage Nintendo Console and 4K TV
Karaoke machine with subwoofer and speaker
Portable arcade console with 2,700 games and 4K TV
(iii) Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize:
ARV per Bundle
Mini jukebox with a roll of quarters, $400 Visa gift card, $100 Circle K gift card
Weekly Prizes, Grand Prizes, and the Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize may be collectively referred to as “Prizes”. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are non-assignable and non-transferable. No substitutions are available. The Sponsors, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to: (i) substitute all or any portion of the Prizes with another prize or portion thereof of equal or greater value, (ii) limit the number of Prizes awarded to the same person, email address, or physical address and (iii) modify any other awards, discounts, associated quantities and award schedule at any time during the Contest. Under no circumstances will the Sponsors be responsible for awarding and/or redeeming any items in excess of the Prizes and their respective quantities as listed above.
- SELECTION OF WINNERS:
The draws, except for the “Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize”, will be initiated by a Contest administrator (human) and processed by an algorithm (computer program) that simulates a random draw (the “Random Draw”). Any attempt to manipulate or tamper with the winner selection system or the database of entries will result in disqualification and possible criminal prosecution. For the purposes of this Contest, a “Day” shall mean a calendar day that begins at 12:00:00 AM (EST) and ends at 11:59:59 PM (EST). A “Week” shall begin on Tuesday and end on Monday.
Weekly Prize Draws:
There are eight (8) Weekly Prizes. For each Week during the Contest Period a Random Draw for that Week’s prizes will be conducted in New Westminster, BC, by the Administrator, from all eligible entries received during that Week. Maximum one (1) Weekly Prize per Entrant household for the duration of the Contest. Weekly winners will be selected within five (5) business days of the corresponding prize Week.
Odds of being selected depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during a given Week. Unselected entries will not roll over into subsequent weekly draws. The Sponsors or their designated representative will make up to three (3) attempts to contact the selected Entrant by email within five (5) business days of being selected. If the selected Entrant: (i) cannot be contacted within three (3) attempts or five (5) business days of being selected (whichever occurs first); or (ii) there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, then the selected Entrant will be disqualified and an alternate Entrant will be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries received. If time permits, the process noted above will be repeated, up to 3 times, until a selected Entrant has been contacted and the Weekly Prize has been awarded or there are no eligible entries remaining.
Grand Prize Draw:
There are three (3) Grand Prizes. A Random Draw for the Grand Prizes will be conducted on or before June 27, 2021 (the “Grand Prize Draw Date”) in New Westminster, BC, by the Administrator, from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
Odds of being selected depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The Sponsors or their designated representative will make up to three (3) attempts to contact the selected Entrant by email within five (5) business days of the Grand Prize Draw Date. If the selected Entrant: (i) cannot be contacted within three (3) attempts or five (5) business days of the Grand Prize Draw Date (whichever occurs first); or (ii) there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, then the selected Entrant will be disqualified and an alternate Entrant will be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries. If time permits, the process noted above will be repeated, up to three (3) times, until a selected Entrant has been successfully contacted and the Grand Prize has been awarded or there are no eligible entries remaining.
Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize:
There is one (1) Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize. The winner will be determined based on the following judging criteria using a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being the highest) for a maximum of 20 points:
- Topic relevance
- Communication style
- Use of a pun or the word “donut”
The judges will be comprised of three (3) individuals:
Alexander Smit, Unilever, Assistant Brand Manager Ice Cream
Justin MacDonald, SIX12 Creative, Senior Marketing Manager
Rosalyn Klassen, SIX12 Creative, Graphic Designer
In the event of a tie, a random drawing will occur in New Westminster, BC, by the Administrator, from all eligible tied entries received during the Contest Period.
The Selected Entrant will be contacted by email, on or about June 27, 2021. To claim the prize, the winner should follow the instructions contained in their notification.
The Sponsors or their designated representative will make up to three (3) attempts to contact the selected Entrant by email within five (5) business days of the Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize Draw Date. If the selected Entrant: (i) cannot be contacted within three (3) attempts or five (5) business days of the Bets Comment or Caption Grand Prize Draw Date (whichever occurs first); or (ii) there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, then the selected Entrant will be disqualified and an alternate Entrant with the second highest score will selected from among the remaining eligible entries. In the event of a tie, a random draw amongst tied entries will determine the next alternate winner. If time permits, the process noted above will be repeated, up to three (3) times, until a selected Entrant has been successfully contacted and the Best Comment or Caption Grand Prize has been awarded or there are no eligible entries remaining.
- PRIZE REDEMPTION:
Before being declared a winner and being awarded a Prize, the selected Entrant must first correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, the following mathematical skill-testing question:
Skill testing question: 100 x 7 + 58 - 13 = _________
The selected Entrant may be required to do any or all of the following: (i) supply proof of age consisting of a legible photocopy of either a provincially issued driver’s license or other government issued identification; (ii) supply proof of address consisting of a legible photocopy of either a provincially issued driver’s license or other government issued identification, and (iii) verify they are the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted with their entry. The selected Entrant will also be required to sign and return the Sponsor’s Declaration and Release Form (the “Release Form”), which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Rules and acceptance of the applicable Prize as awarded without substitution; (ii) releases the Sponsors, their respective affiliated and related companies, the prize suppliers, advertising and promotional agencies, the independent contest judging organization and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, dealers, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability in connection with this Contest, the selected Entrant’s participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof; and (iii) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness, without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsors in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the Internet. The Release form must be postmarked within five (5) business days of receipt and received within ten (10) business days. The Sponsors and their agents assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, illegible, damaged, misdirected, late, or otherwise void Release Forms.
Declining the Prize, failing to correctly answer the mathematical skill-testing question or failing to return the properly executed Release Form within the time period indicated on the Release Form will cause the Prize to be forfeited and a new Random Draw held in accordance with the process for the applicable Prize, as described above in “Selection of Winners”.
Prize claims are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. All prize claim and related forms become the property of the Sponsors.
In most cases, Prizes will be delivered to winners at the address submitted within four (4) to eight (8) weeks of receiving their correctly completed prize claim form. The Sponsors are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to winners who provide unclear or incomplete information, or for prizes lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed while in transit.
- USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: By participating in the Contest, Entrants, or in the case of eligible minor Entrants, their parent and/or legal guardian, if winners, consent to the use of their name, city of residence, photographs and/or images for publicity purposes in all media carried out by the Sponsors in respect of this Contest without payment or compensation or liability for use of same.
The Sponsors and the Administrator commit themselves to collect and use the personal information requested from Prize winners, such as name, email address, province/territory and date of birth in regard to the Contest, solely and exclusively for: (i) the purposes of Prize redemption and delivering the Prize as provided for in the Rules; and (ii) in the case of the Sponsors, when consent has been given in accordance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), to promote and to market additional products and services offered by the Sponsors.
The Sponsors and the Administrator will never, rent, sell or otherwise communicate or give out your personal information to any other person without your prior consent, which you may refuse or withdraw at any time. Please refer to the Sponsors’ online privacy policies at https://www.circlek.com/privacy-policy and https://www.unilevernotices.com/canada/english/privacy-notice/notice.html.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, you release without limitation the Sponsors, the Administrator, and their respective affiliated and related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, the Prize suppliers, the independent contest judging organization (if any) and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, dealers, representatives, successors and assigns (the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with this Contest, the selected Entrant’s participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of any Prize or portion thereof.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sponsors are not responsible or liable for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate entry of registration or entry information which may affect a Entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest; (ii) human errors, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed/corrupted data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, line failures of any communications network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof; (iii) any inability of a Entrant to access the website, or damage to a user's system occasioned by participating in the Contest; and (iv) entries which fail to fully comply with these Rules. Entries and Prize claims are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.
Neither the Sponsors nor the Administrator are responsible for contacting or forwarding Prizes to winners who leave unclear or incomplete information, or for Prizes lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed while in transit from the Sponsors' premises. All Prize claims and related forms become the property of the Sponsors.
- SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF CONTEST: The Sponsors and associates and agents authorized to act on their behalf, reserve the right, in their sole discretion and without notice to cancel, suspend, or modify the Contest, portions of the Contest, or Entrants’ eligibility for any reason, including without limitation in the event of any printing, administrative error, virus, bug, unauthorized human intervention, tampering, fraud, equipment failure, security breaches or other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage or tamper with the Contest, interfere with the proper administration of the Contest or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsors and the Promotion Group reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal and/or civil prosecution.
- GENERAL: These Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, and the laws of Canada, as applicable therein, without reference to its conflicts of laws principles. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with these Rules shall be resolved individually, and exclusively by the courts in Ontario. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
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