Edvantage Facebook Giveaway
Long Rules and Regulations


Enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Canadian in cash.
 
Prizes
  • 1 prize of $1,000 Canadian.
For more information on the prizes, see “Prize Details”. No purchase necessary. Restrictions apply.    
 
Contest Period
The Edvantage Facebook Giveaway (the “contest”) begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on September 9, 2019 and closes at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on August 31, 2020 (“Contest Closing Date”). Please read the full contest rules and regulations, and the Prize restrictions and details below.

Contest Eligibility
This contest is open to all active and retired Ontario education employees who are a resident of Ontario and an active Edvantage member. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age at the time they enter this contest. Employees, directors, trustees and officers of Edvantage, OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc. (“OTIP”) and their affiliated companies 1, (collectively for purposes of this contest, “OTIP”), the prize selection team and members of their respective immediate families and/or anyone with whom the employees, directors, trustees or officers of OTIP and Edvantage are domiciled, and employees, directors, officers and anyone with whom they are domiciled, are also excluded.
 
Contestants must go to www.edvantage.ca/facebook-giveaway and ‘like’ the specified Edvantage Facebook giveaway post on the page (“mandatory information”), before they can be entered into the contest and eligible to win the prize. Failing to complete the mandatory information means the contestant will not be entered into the contest.
 
How to Enter
Go to  www.edvantage.ca/facebook-giveaway or facebook.com/edvantageCA/ before the Contest Closing Date, then ‘like’ the specified Edvantage Facebook giveaway post on the page to be automatically entered into the contest. This contest can only be entered once. Multiple entries under this rule, whether the contest is entered multiple times under one website or at any time(s) through multiple websites, will be considered duplicate entries to the contest, declared void and the contestant will be disqualified from the contest rendering them ineligible for any of the prizes.
Entries are limited to one (1) entry per person/Facebook profile. Duplicate entries will be declared void. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before 11:59:59 p.m. EST on the Contest Closing Date. In disputes, entries may be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Authorized account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
 
Winner Selections / Draws    
One random draw will be made for the prize, from all eligible entries submitted, to and including, the Contest Closing Date. The random draw will take place in Waterloo, Ontario on or about September 11, 2020 by an independent selection team.
 
Odds of winning the prize are dependent on the number of eligible entries by the Contest Closing Date. All decisions by the independent prize selection team are final and binding on the participants in all matters relating to the contest.
 
To win the prize, the selected contestant must first correctly answer without assistance of any kind, a time-limited, mathematical, skill-testing question in writing before being declared a prize winner.
 
For the purpose of these rules, the contestant is the person whose email address and Facebook profile were used to enter the contest. In the event that more than one person is registered on the winning entry, all such persons will be jointly declared winners of the prize. They will then have to decide which one of them will answer the skill-testing question and receive the prize. In case of a disagreement between them, OTIP and Edvantage reserve the right to decide to which person the skill-testing question will be asked and the person to receive the prize if all other eligibility requirements are met.      
 
The selected contestant will be notified via Facebook private message to the Facebook profile that was used to enter into the contest, or via email to the email address used to enter into the contest. If the selected contestant cannot be contacted or does not respond after a minimum of 3 attempts within 7 calendar days from the first attempt at contact, or if a prize notification notice is returned as undeliverable, or if the contestant incorrectly answers the skill-testing question, declines the prize or fails to return a release of liability within 10 days’ time to Edvantage and/or OTIP, that contestant will be declared ineligible to win the prize, and another contestant will be selected in the manner described above.
 
When a contestant is contacted as the selected winner for a prize, he or she will be asked for an address to where the skill-testing question, a declaration of compliance with contest rules, a liability and publicity release and their prize can be sent.
 
Post office box addresses are not acceptable as courier companies cannot deliver to box numbers. If the winner(s) resides at a country address and/or a rural route address, the winner(s) may be asked for their emergency-locate address or other identifiable information to assist the courier company with the delivery of the prize. The prize will be delivered to each eligible and confirmed winner approximately 2 weeks after the winner is confirmed save and except for any unforeseen events such as, but not limited to, a weather event, postal or courier strike, flood, fire, war, break out of disease, quarantine, hydro outage, service provider problems.   
 
It is the sole responsibility of any contestant to notify OTIP’s and Edvantage’s marketing department of any changes to their contact information by calling 1-800-267-6847 or in writing at:  OTIP and Edvantage, c/o Marketing Dept., PO Box 218, Waterloo, ON  N2J 3Z9, if they still wish to be entered into the contest. 
 
Entries and the prize claim are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.
 
Only 1 prize per winner will be awarded.
 
 
General Conditions
This contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations, is void where prohibited by law and is governed by Canadian laws and the laws of the Province of Ontario. If any provision of these rules is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.
 
By participating in this contest, contestants agree to be bound by these rules and regulations and the rules and regulations set out by the prize providers.
 
Neither OTIP and/or Edvantage will be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the contest including, but not limited to, the contestant’s information (whether it be mandatory information or optional information) entered into the contest by any person, including, but not limited to, a customer service representative.     
 
All entries become the property of OTIP and/or Edvantage upon receipt and will not be returned. By entering this contest, contestants agree to the use of their personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy regulating Edvantage at www.edvantage.ca/privacy or at www.otip.com/privacy (for OTIP companies). When contestants participate in a contest OTIP and/or Edvantage may keep a record of the information, response or any opinion volunteered without reference to their identity to calculate the contest results on their respective websites or in other media such as business documents or leaflets sent to members. Collection of information, including name, address, phone number(s) and e-mail address under this contest is strictly for the purposes of administering this contest and providing any materials or information requested by the contestant. OTIP and Edvantage will use personal information the contestant submits for the purposes of contacting a contestant and awarding a prize in the contest should the contestant be selected as a winner, and for contacting the contestant to discuss insurance matters related to home and auto policies or retirement matters should the contestant enter the expiry dates for their policies or an expected date of retirement. By entering the contest, contestants who win any of the prizes, agree to have their names published; however, the identities of contest winners and other personal information are never published without their written consent. Consent will not be unreasonably withheld.  If the contestant requests marketing information about Edvantage and/or OTIP products and services, Edvantage and/or OTIP may send the marketing information to the contestant’s e-mail address, residential address or as otherwise directed by the contestant. Personal information will not be shared with outside parties. If anyone wishes to receive marketing materials from Edvantage and/or OTIP or if anyone does not wish to receive marketing materials after consenting to do so can contact an Edvantage representative at 1-800-267-6847 or by email at esupport@edvantage.ca or they can opt out of any electronic messages by clicking on the opt out option. Note:  all telephone calls are recorded for quality assurance.
 
Prize Details
The one prize of $1,000 Canadian awarded will be in the form of a cheque in Canadian funds sent by Edvantage/OTIP to the winner to the address provided by the winner. The $1,000 cheque will not be replaced, refunded or reimbursed if lost, stolen or misplaced. OTIP and Edvantage will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, or misplaced prize, as described above, delivered to the winner.
 
Any and all taxes on any prize awarded, including income taxes, and any incidental expenses associated with collection of the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitutions will be made for any prize except at the discretion of OTIP and/or Edvantage who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event any of the contest prizes are no longer available.
 
The prize shall be null and void if the winner does not accept their prize by August 31, 2021. The prize is subject to rules, regulations, restrictions, terms and conditions and expiry dates set by the company and the winner of any prize in this contest must agree to abide by those rules, regulations, restrictions, terms and conditions and expiry dates.
 
OTIP and Edvantage reserve the right to withdraw, terminate, suspend, cancel, amend or modify all or part of the contest, in any manner and any rule(s) of the contest, at any time and without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever or if it determines that for any reason the contest cannot be run as originally planned, including, but not limited to, technical failure or corruption, computer virus, bugs, computer, electronic or system malfunction, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other factor(s) or cause(s) beyond OTIP’s and/or Edvantage’s control which in OTIP’s and Edvantage’s opinions compromise the fairness or integrity of the contest and/or affect the administration, security, or proper conduct of this contest as contemplated by these official rules. Under this section OTIP and Edvantage are not obligated to award any prize to any selected contestant.
 
If, as a result of an error relating to the entry process, entry, entry count, drawing or any other aspect of the contest, there are more potential winners of the prize than contemplated in these rules, there will be a random draw amongst all eligible prize claimants after the Contest Closing Date to award the applicable prize.
 
By ‘liking’ and commenting on the specified Edvantage Facebook giveaway post to enter the contest, the winner releases OTIP, Edvantage and Facebook from any and all liability arising out of, or in connection with, this contest and the awarding of any prize, now or in the future. The giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering this contest, the winner consents in writing to the use of their name, city and province where they reside by OTIP and Edvantage in a format approved by that winner, as well as any audio/video image, statements, and/or photographs in any related publicity and publication without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media and social media now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, You Tube, Pinterest, SnapChat and in any publicity or advertising carried out by OTIP and/or Edvantage, unless prohibited by law. OTIP and Edvantage reserve the right to post or publish any winner’s name, city, or province of residence, photograph, likeness, voice or other statements, as directed by the winner, on its website and/or on the website of OTIP’s affiliated companies and/or on the sponsor’s website for advertising and promotional purposes, where lawful, without further compensation to the winner.
 
By entering in the contest, the winner agrees to sign a form of declaration confirming compliance with the contest rules and regulations and agrees to release, indemnify and forever discharge OTIP and Edvantage and their affiliated companies, directors, trustees, officers, employees, the prize selection team and any of their parents, affiliates, agents, and contractors and any advertising and promotional agencies whether for the contest and/or the prize, and all their directors, trustees, officers and employees, from any and all action, proceedings, suits, liability, losses, costs, expenses (including legal fees and disbursements), damages, demands and claims of any kind, in respect of anything done by OTIP and Edvantage in the performance of their duties hereunder in connection with the contest and/or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of a prize or any part of a prize or any extension to a prize, including without limitation, but not limiting to, any loss, personal injury, death, disablement, dismemberment, property, home or vehicle damage, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy that could result from, but not limited to, the awarding or use of any prize, by signing an Agreement / Release Form as a condition to and in advance of receiving their prize in favour of OTIP, Edvantage, and the prize sponsor and neither OTIP, Edvantage or any company providing the prizes in this contest, will not be liable for the use or misuse of the prize. OTIP and Edvantage assume no responsibility for the participation in the contest or any liability, claims, demands, actions, loss, damage or personal injury that may be sustained by the contestants, the winner and/or the person(s) sharing the winner’s prize. The provisions of this section shall survive the termination of this contest and may be relied upon by the parties hereto at any time.
 
Failure to comply with these contest rules and regulations may result in disqualification from the contest at any time.
 
OTIP and Edvantage are not responsible for any entries that are lost, late, damaged, destroyed, corrupted or misdirected, incomplete, garbled, or delayed by or on any computer, online telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur in the processing transmission or receipt of entries.
 
OTIP and Edvantage are not responsible for any theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; failures or malfunctions of electronic data transmission, telephones, telephone lines or telephone systems, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or for any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to the participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this contest; the cancellation, suspension or preemption of games, injuries or timing errors, electronic or equipment failure or other communication problems occurring in connection with participation in this contest nor is it responsible for any transmission of viruses from any OTIP and/or Edvantage website to a computer system or if any whole entry system crashes resulting in the contest being cancelled or other problems or errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise.
 
Edvantage, OTIP, the prize selection team any of their parents, affiliates, agents, and contractors, including advertising, sponsoring and promotional agencies, and their directors, trustees, officers and employees expressly disclaim and shall be held free of all responsibility or liability for any loss or damage in respect to any prize howsoever caused, any act, error, omission, injury, loss, accident, delay or the neglect or default of any company or person providing any service for the contest, whether through providers negligence or otherwise, or due to cancellations, adverse weather conditions, loss of personal belongings, illness, bodily injury, accident, death, deterioration of services, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, disappointment or frustration, either mental or physical due to any Acts of God, force majeure or third party wrong doing, epidemic, social or political disturbances or due to any cause whatsoever occurring during the contest and the use of the prize by the winner or person(s) sharing any winner’s prize.
 
To address any questions or comments, contact OTIP or Edvantage at 1-800-267-6847 and ask for the marketing department or write to their head office at PO Box 218, Waterloo ON  N2J 3Z9 – attention:  Marketing Department.
 
Caution: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, OTIP and Edvantage (as defined above) reserve the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
 
Contest sponsor: Edvantage, OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc., 125 Northfield Drive West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6K4. “Edvantage” and “Edvantage and design” and “OTIP and design” are registered trademarks of Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan used by OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc. with permission. All other trademarks, service marks, images and logos are property of their respective owners and are displayed in this publication with permission. All Rights Reserved.
 
1 Affiliated companies mean:  Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan, OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc., TW Insurance Brokers Inc., OTIP/RAEO Benefits Incorporated and Curo Claims Services Inc.