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THE VOLKSWAGEN WINTER ADVENTURE CONTEST (the “Contest”) OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES (the “Contest Rules”)

1. Contest Period & Contest Organizer

This Contest is held by Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. (the “Contest Organizer”) and runs from 12:00 am Eastern on December 9, 2019 until 11:59 pm Eastern on February 28, 2020 (the “Contest Period”).

2. Eligibility

The Contest is open to members of Volkswagen Plus who are residents of Canada, and have reached the age of majority or older in their province or territory of residence, with the exception of the Contest Organizer, its affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, Volkswagen dealers, suppliers of prizes, material and services related to this Contest, their respective employees, representatives, agents, partners, shareholders, officers and directors, members of their immediate family (defined as parents, siblings children and spouse, regardless of where they live) or household (whether related or not). 

3. How To Enter

NO PURCHASE REQUIRED.

To enter the Contest:

(a) visit a participating VW dealership for any paid service and complete the entry form online at www.volkswagenplus.ca/en/maintenance, including your repair order / invoice number, during the Contest Period; or

(b) visit www.vw.ca/en/tools/navigation/footer/links/winter-adventure.html to download the entry form. Complete the entry form and mail it to the address indicated on the form.  Mail in entries must be received by the Contest Organizer no later than the end of the Contest Period.  Please note that you will be required to register in Volkswagen Plus if you are not already a member. 

4. Limits

There is a limit of one (1) entry per Volkswagen Plus member, for the duration of the Contest Period.

5. Prize Description

Secondary Prizes:

There are a total of ten (10) secondary prizes (“Secondary Prizes”) available to be won, each consisting of one (1) gift card, with a value of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for use at participating Volkswagen dealerships only.

Grand Prizes: 

There are a total of four (4) grand prizes (“Grand Prizes”) available to be won, each consisting of a five thousand dollar ($5,000) travel gift card.

Card Prize Conditions:

i. The gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash in whole or in part.

ii.  The gift cards cannot be combined with another offer or promotion.

iii. In case of loss, theft, damage or unauthorized use, the gift cards will not be refunded or replaced.

iv. The gift cards are subject to all the applicable restrictions and conditions that are printed on them as well as those that might be communicated by their issuer from time to time, notably in regards to their expiry date (if any).

6. Odds of Winning Prizes

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. 

7. Selection of winners

(a) On or about March 11, 2020 (the “Draw Date”) in Toronto, ON at approximately 12 p.m. ET, ten (10) eligible entrants will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Contest Rules as potential winners of a Secondary Prize, and immediately after four (4) eligible entrants will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period, not already selected for a Secondary Prize, in accordance with these Contest Rules as potential winners of a Grand Prize. 

(b) The Contest Organizer or its designated representative will make a minimum of two (2) attempts to contact each selected entrant within five (5) business days of the Draw Date by phone or email.  Before being declared a confirmed winner, each selected entrant must, (i) correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill testing question; and (ii) confirm acceptance of the terms of the Declaration and Liability Release that the Contest Organizer will provide and complete all within ten (10) business days of receipt. 

(c) If a selected entrant: cannot be contacted within five (5) business days of the Draw Date (as applicable), fails to meet any condition set forth in the Contest Rules, refuses the prize, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question, fails to accept the terms of the Declaration and Liability Release within the allotted time, or be found otherwise ineligible, he/she will be disqualified and forfeit the prize. In such a case, the Contest Organizer may, at its sole discretion, randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible entries received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Contest Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected entrant), or cancel the prize.

(d) The prizes will be sent to winners within sixty (60) days of being confirmed as winner. 

8. Prize Conditions

Each prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by the Contest Organizer in its sole and absolute discretion). The Contest Organizer reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a prize or a component thereof with an item or items of equal or greater retail value, including, without limitation, but at the Contest Organizer’s sole and absolute discretion, a cash award. The winner is not entitled to the monetary difference between the actual prize value and stated approximate prize value, if any. 

9. General conditions

(a) The Contest Organizer, their affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, Volkswagen dealers, their respective employees, representatives, agents, partners, shareholders, officers and directors (the “Released Parties”), shall not be held liable with respect to any postal delays (whosever caused), the malfunction of any computer component, software or communication line, with respect to the loss or lack of network communication, or any faulty, incomplete, or incomprehensible transmission or transmission deleted by any computer or network which could limit or prevent any person from entering the Contest. The Released Parties shall in addition not be held liable for any damage or loss that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by the downloading of any Web page, software, etc., or by the transmission of any information related to the participation in the Contest.

(b) By entering this Contest, entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any responsibility regarding bodily harm, loss or any damages whatsoever, caused by their participation or their attempt to participate in the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize.

(c) Subject to what is otherwise provided in these Contest Rules, any decision by the Contest Organizer or their representatives is final and without appeal. Entrants agree to respect the eligibility criteria and Contest Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants attest to having read and accepted these Contest Rules.

(d) Entrants’ personal information collected for the purposes of this Contest will be used solely for the administering of this Contest. No commercial or other communications unrelated to the Contest will be sent to entrants, unless they have otherwise agreed to receive such communications.

(e) This Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and void where prohibited.  Subject to what is provided hereafter for Quebec residents, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest Rules or the rights and obligations as between the entrant and the Contest Organizers in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario including procedural provisions without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.  If a section of these Contest Rules is declared illegal, unenforceable or invalid by a competent court, that section shall be considered invalid, but all unaffected sections will be applied within the limits of the law.

(f) By entering this Contest, the winner authorizes the Contest Organizer and their representatives, to use, if required, his/her name, photograph, likeness, place of residence, voice and/or statements regarding his/her prize for advertising purposes, without any compensation or notice whatsoever.

(g) The Contest Organizer reserves the right to disqualify a person or to cancel the entry of a person who enters or tries to enter this Contest by using methods that do not comply with these Contest Rules or that are unfair to other entrants. Such a person may be reported to the appropriate legal authorities.

(h) Any attempt to sabotage the legitimate conduct of the Contest constitutes a violation of civil and criminal laws. Should there be any such attempts, the Contest Organizer reserves the right to reject the entrant’s entry and obtain legal or equitable relief under applicable laws.

(i) The Contest Organizer reserves the right at all times at its sole discretion, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”) in the case of Quebec residents, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Organizer that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Contest Rules, including, without limitation, any error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause. 

(j) In no event shall the Contest Organizer, their affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, the suppliers of material and services related to this Contest as well as their employees, agents and representatives be required to award more prizes than the number of prizes indicated in these Contest Rules or to award a prize otherwise than in compliance with these Contest Rules.

(k) For the purposes of these Contest Rules, the entrant is the person associated with the Volkswagen Plus membership indicated on the entry form. It is to this person to whom the prize will be awarded if he/she is selected and declared a winner.

(l) FOR RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC. 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.

(m) The Contest Organizer reserves the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie in Quebec, to adjust any of the dates, timeframes and/or other Contest mechanics stipulated in these Contest Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entry, and/or entrant with these Contest Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Contest Organizer, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Contest Rules, or for any other reason.