Join us in celebrating rural living by championing your hometown

Beginning May 19th, the #HometownAdvantage social media contest kicks off to celebrate rural living and all the great things your town or region has to offer. To enter, we’re asking you, your family, friends, and colleagues to share your #HometownAdvantage for a chance to win one of three (3) $500 Co-op gift cards!

This is your opportunity to tell the world what makes your hometown awesome. Post a story to #HomeTownAdvantage and be entered to win today! But HURRY! The contest ends June 9th!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in!

 


THE HOMETOWN ADVANTAGE CONTEST (“CONTEST”) IS SPONSORED BY CO-OPERATIVES FIRST (“SPONSOR”). CONTEST BEGINS ON MAY 19,2021 AT 12 AM CST AND ENDS ON JUNE 9, 2021 AT 12 AM CST. (“CONTEST PERIOD”).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Only a social post describing your Hometown Advantage and tagging a Co-operatives First social platform or using the hashtag #HomeTownAdvantage is required for entry.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator. Void where prohibited by law.

The Contest is open to legal residents of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia who have reached the age of majority in their respective province of residence at the time of entry. Employees or contractors of the Sponsor(s) and immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter.

The value of the prize is three $500 “Co-op” brand gift cards. ($1,500 divided by three winners.)

Prizes must be accepted as awarded.  Prizes may not be sold, converted to cash, are non-transferable, and no substitutions are permitted.  One prize per winning entry; one prize per household.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in the event that a prize or any component of a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute another prize of equal or greater value without liability.

The chances of being selected are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

Three (3) winners will be chosen at random. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. A random draw will be made on June 16th, 2021 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from among all eligible entries received on or before the Contest Closing Date.  Selected entrants will be contacted by telephone within seven days of the draw date.  If a selected entrant cannot be contacted within seven days of the draw date his/her entry will be disqualified and another entrant will be randomly selected.  To be declared a prize winner (the “Prize Winner”), the selected entrant must: (1) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question to be administered via telephone or email; and (2) complete, sign and return a Statement of Compliance, Release and Indemnity Agreement to the Sponsor within 14 days of receipt of written prize notification or prize will be forfeited and an alternate Prize Winner selected.  Prize Winners consent to the use of their name, address (city and province) and photograph without compensation, in any future publicity carried out by the Sponsor.

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which are final.  This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.  To request a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Hometown Advantage Contest, 4 – 1810 8th Street East, Saskatoon SK, S7H 0T6.

By entering this Contest, entrants consent to the use of their name and address (city and province) by the Sponsor for the purposes stated herein.

The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant in the event of fraudulent Contest entry or other violation of these Official Rules.  Submissions are subject to verification and void if obtained illegitimately, or if altered, mutilated, forged, tampered with or irregular in any way.

Subject to applicable law, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and for any reason, to cancel, terminate, modify these Official Rules or administration of the Contest or suspend this Contest in whole or in part without prior notice and with no obligation or liability.  In the Sponsor’s sole discretion, a Prize Winner may be selected by random drawing from among all valid entries received up to the time of cancellation, termination, or suspension.

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and indemnify the Sponsor and any independent judging organization as well as their respective parents, affiliates, members, agents and contractors, including advertising and promotional agencies, and their directors, officers and employees, from any and all losses, expenses (including legal fees), damages and claims of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation any loss, personal injury, death, property damage, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.

Under no circumstances will the Sponsor, its member retail co-operatives, subsidiaries, affiliates, independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotional agencies, be responsible for any injuries, loss or damages of any kind (compensatory, direct, incidental, indirect, consequential or otherwise) with respect to or in any way arising from, this Contest or the prize awarded.  In no event shall the Sponsor be required to award more prizes than what is indicated in these Official Rules or award the prizes otherwise than in accordance with these Official Rules.

Images included in the giveaway post may not depict the exact prize and are for illustrative purposes only.

Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and/or Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.

Residents of Canada are required to enter a skill-testing question to claim their prize.

Sponsors reserve the right to publish winner’s first name and last initial.

The Sponsor respects your right to privacy. Personal information collected is not sold, rented or loaned to any third parties. 

The Sponsor will use the information collected solely to administer the Contest.  No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants.  

By completing and submitting a Contest entry form you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes stated herein. 

Please contact Heather Hallgrimson, info@cooperativesfirst.com or 306-382-4410, for any questions.

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