The WestJet Rewards “Win an Evening with Oprah” Contest (the “Contest”) is conducted by WestJet, an Alberta Partnership (the “Sponsor”).
The Contest commences on December 4, 2012 at 12:01 p.m. MT and ends on December 17, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. MT (the “Contest Period”).
To enter and be eligible to win, a person must be a legal resident of Canada who has reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which he/she resides at the time of entry, must be a member in good standing of the WestJet Rewards program at the time of entry, and must have received a personalized email invitation from WestJet to enter the Contest. . Employees of the Sponsor, its advertising agencies and/or promotional partners, WestJet Vacations Inc., and members of their immediate family (defined as parents, children, siblings, and spouse) together with those with whom such employees are domiciled, are not eligible to enter. Winners of a prize in a WestJet or WestJet Vacations sponsored contest within the one year (12 months) preceding the start of the Contest Period are also ineligible.
HOW TO REGISTER AND ENTER THE PRIZE DRAW:
Registration into the Contest is by invitation only.
For existing WestJet Rewards program members: To enter the Contest, you must register for the Contest by clicking on the personalized link included within your invitation email that will be sent to you on or about December 4, 2012. Your registration must be received during the Contest Period. The personalized link provided within the email invitation is directly tied to your WestJet ID, and is non-transferable. Once you click on the link, you will automatically receive one entry into the Contest (each an “Entry”, collectively the “Entries”)
If you are not an existing WestJet Rewards program member as of the Contest start date, you must first join the WestJet Rewards program (which you can do by visiting www.mywestjet.com), no later than December 14, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Within 48 hours of joining the WestJet Rewards program, you will receive an invitation email inviting you to enter the Contest. To receive an Entry into the Contest, during the Contest Period, click on the personalized link provided within the email invitation and you will receive an Entry into the Contest. (an “Entry”, and collectively the “Entries”). Entries will not be posted on the Contest website.
Limit of one Entry per person during the Contest Period. For greater certainty, you can only use one (1) WestJet Rewards account/email address to enter, or otherwise participate in, the Contest, and the link provided within each invitation email can only be used once and only by the person whose received the invitation. If it is discovered that you have attempted to: (i) obtain more than one (1) Entry per person/WestJet Rewards account/email address during the Contest Period; or (ii) use more than one (1) email address or WestJet Rewards account to enter, or otherwise participate in, the Contest; then (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor) you may be disqualified from the Contest and all of your Entries are subject to disqualification by the Sponsor. Your Entry will be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor) the entry form is not fully completed and submitted during the Contest Period. Use of any automated, script, macro, robotic or other program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in this Contest is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification by the Sponsor.
By participating in the Contest, you agree to be bound to these Contest rules and regulations (the “Rules”) and to the terms and conditions and privacy statements posted on www.westjet.com/oprahcontest Contest. All Entries are subject to verification. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor) to participate in this Contest. Failure to provide such proof in a timely manner may result in disqualification. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).
There is one (1) Grand Prize (a “Prize”) available to be won from all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period. The Prize consists of : return travel for two people on WestJet departing from a Canadian departure city in Canada closest to the winner’s residence to Calgary, Alberta on January 21, 2013 and returning on January 23, 2013; two (2) VIP tickets to see Oprah Winfrey “An Evening With Oprah” at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary Alberta; a private reception that includes a photo opportunity with Oprah; and two (2) nights accommodation at a hotel (based on one room, double occupancy) selected by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The approximate retail value of the Prize is Five Thousand Dollars ($5000.) CAD, inclusive of fees, taxes and surcharges, based on a Toronto departure example.. The winner and his/her guest must travel on the same itinerary in both directions. Winner’s guest must be over the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence.
The Prize is subject to availability. The hotel portion of the Prize excludes any mandatory service or incidental charges. A valid credit card will be required upon hotel check-in. Travel and accommodation must be completed between January 21-23, 2013. Prize is not valid for any flights departing after such date and extensions to the expiry date are not permitted. Once the booking has been confirmed, changes to guest’s name and/or flights are not permitted. No credit or reimbursement will be provided if the Prize is not used. The Prize is non-transferable (and without limiting the foregoing, the Prize may not be sold or traded), must be taken as offered and cannot be substituted, redeemed or exchanged for cash, credit or alternative prizes, except in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize or component of the Prize with a prize of equal or greater value. No credit or reimbursement will be provided if the Prize is not taken.
Prize package must be booked directly through WestJet Promotions. Not valid with Travel Agency bookings. Promotional flights are non- commissionable.
Prize winner and his/her guest are responsible for transportation to and from the gateway airport and all other expenses not stated as included herein, including without limitation, accommodations (outside of Prize package), ground transportation or any food and/or beverages. The flight component of the Prize is subject to government restrictions and regulations, airline, airport or other transportation restrictions and regulations. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay, postponement, suspension, rescheduling or cancellation, for any reason, of any flight(s) forming part of the Prize, and winner will not be compensated in the event of such delay, cancellation or other event described herein. Winner and his/her guest must have, and are responsible for obtaining, all necessary identification and or travel documents and any required medical and travel related necessities. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost Prize, or Prize letters. Other restrictions may apply.
On December 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. MT in Calgary, Alberta, a random draw will be conducted from all of the eligible Entries received throughout the Contest Period to select one potential Prize winner. The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNER:
A representative of the Sponsor will notify the potential winner immediately after the draw via email only. The potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Winning is contingent on meeting all requirements. The potential winner will be given 72 hours from the first time/day of attempted notification to respond to Sponsor via e-mail, in order to claim his/her prize. To qualify for the Prize, the potential winner must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question (without aid or assistance) to be administered via email, and sign (and have witnessed) and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and publicity agreement, within 72 hours of notification, confirming compliance with the Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded, without substitution, and releasing the Sponsor, WestJet Vacations Inc., Harpo Studios, their affiliated and related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and its shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with the Prize or the Contest. If the potential winner has not responded to Sponsor within the specified 72 hour period, or does not correctly answer the mathematical skill-testing question, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate will be selected from the remaining entries. If a selected entrant is found to be ineligible, he/she will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected, however no alternate winner will be selected later than January 11, 2013. The winner’s guest must also sign and return a release and publicity agreement within the time period specified by the Sponsor in order to participate in the Prize.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
By entering the Contest, entrants and the winner agree that all entry information, including entrant's name, city/province, image, likeness, and/or statements regarding entrant’s participation in this Contest in any and all media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation as to time or territory, and without additional review, compensation or approval from the entrant or any other party.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, or to be using automated methods to attempt to receive additional entries into the Contest, or to be acting in violation of these Rules or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or to be acting in an otherwise disruptive manner. All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding. The Releasees i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the Prize, ii) except where prohibited by law, disclaim any implied warranty, and iii) are not liable for injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize, travel related thereto or from, or entrants participation in the Contest. The Contest will run in accordance with these Rules, subject to amendment by the Sponsor.
All entries become the property of the Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. An entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected Entry.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, incomplete, altered, or misdirected Entries, WestJet Reward program registrations or email invitations, for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to electronic malfunctioning of any network, hardware, or software, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any link, registration, email or Entry to be received by the Sponsor whether or not due to the fault of the foregoing or of any other person, or whether due to computer mishaps, 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 playing or down loading any material in the Contest. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt. Any attempt to deliberately damage WestJet’s website or to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contests is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. The Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to online participants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in the Contests, or downloading materials from or use of Contest application. If, for any reason whatsoever, any part of the Contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes which in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion (subject to the approval of the Régie in Quebec), to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and to select a winner from eligible entries received prior to the action taken or in some other manner that the Sponsor deems fair and equitable. The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to, errors in advertising, the Rules, the selection and announcement of winner, or the distribution of the Prize.
For Québec residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the Contest entry form, French version of these Rules, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control.