Official Contest Rules
THE GREAT ESCAPE – THE SEQUEL

 

The Telegram The Great Escape – The Sequel Contest will run from Saturday, January

18, 2014 to Friday, March 14, 2014. A contest advertisement with an official entry form, along with a contest game board, will be printed in The Telegram each Wednesday and Saturday during the contest period: Wednesday: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5,12, 2014; Saturday: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 2014. A contest advertisement will also run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the contest period beginning on Monday, January 20 and ending on Friday March 14, 2014. Each contest advertisement will contain a game piece which MUST BE affixed to the game board found in each Wednesday and Saturday Telegram. Of the six contest game pieces available each week, three MUST BE affixed to the game board and official entry form to complete a valid entry. For example, the first game board and official entry form will be printed in the Saturday, January 18 Weekend Telegram, along with one game piece. Remove the game board, official entry form and game piece from the Saturday, January 18 Weekend Telegram along with two more game pieces from either the Monday, January 20 Telegram, Tuesday, January 21 Telegram, Wednesday, January 22 Telegram, Thursday, January 23 Telegram, or Friday, January 24 Telegram, affix a minimum of three game pieces to the game board, fill out the entry form and drop off or mail it c/o: The Telegram The Great Escape – The Sequel Contest, Box 87, Village Shopping Centre, 430 Topsail Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 4N1. Please note; you can enter twice each week by clipping the game board out each Saturday and Wednesday and affixing three (3) game pieces out of the available six (6) game pieces to each official entry form.

No purchase is necessary. Original entry forms, game board and game piece (one per visit) are available free of charge, at the offices of The Telegram. Only original entry forms will be eligible for this contest. Photocopies or facsimiles of the official entry form will NOT be accepted.

 

Contest is open to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador 18 years of age or older. Employees of The Telegram, Transcontinental Media G.P and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, contractors and immediate families are not eligible to enter this contest. Immediate family is defined as father, mother, brother, sister, children, husband or common law partner. Newspaper in Education newspapers distributed to schools cannot be used for entering this contest.

 

Weekly Prize Draws

Subscribers, non-subscribers and single copy buyers are eligible to win one of eight weekly draw prizes of $100. To be eligible, all entry forms must be received by 12pm (NST) on the contest weekly prize draw dates: Thursday, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20.

 

Grand Prize Draw

Subscribers, non-subscribers and single copy buyers are eligible to win the Grand Prize in The Telegram The Great Escape –The Sequel Contest. The Grand Prize winner will be drawn from all eligible entries on Thursday, March 20 at approx. 12pm. The Contest organizers or a designated representative will make a minimum of five (5) attempts to contact the selected entrant (using the information provided on the Entry Form) by e-mail or telephone, within seven (7) business days of the draw date.  If the selected entrant cannot be contacted within seven (7) business days of the draw date, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest organizers, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Contest Organizers reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected entrant). 

 The winner has to correctly answer a mandatory skill-testing question to be declared the winner, subject to complying with all conditions described in the official rules. The winner’s name will be published in The Weekend Telegram on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The winner must sign a standard declaration and release form accepting their prize as awarded. The winner and traveling guest will be required to sign a standard liability/publicity form releasing The Telegram and Transcontinental Media G.P and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, contractors and employees from any damage or loss that may result from entering this contest or accepting and/or utilizing a prize.

 

The Grand Prize:

Subscribers, non-subscribers and single copy buyers are eligible to win their choice of a seven day all-inclusive trip-for-two to the Iberostar Varadero resort in Cuba, seven day Royal Caribbean Cruise plus return airfare for two or a five day/four night Las Vegas experience including return airfare and hotel. The Grand Prize also includes $500 spending money.

 

 

The prize includes only what is specifically described above and no other allowance will be granted. Certain travel restrictions apply. The prize must be booked on/or before April 15, 2014 and redeemed before December 31, 2014. The winner and traveling guest must have reached the age of majority of 18 in Newfoundland and Labrador at the time of the grand prize draw. Failure to comply with the foregoing requirements will automatically disqualify the selected entrant and an alternate entrant may be selected, at the sole discretion of the Contest Organizers, in accordance with these Rules. Specific details of the [Grand] Prize, including travel arrangements, accommodations and scheduling will be determined solely by the Contest Organizers and are subject to change.  Winner is responsible for all incidental costs and expenses not specifically listed in these Rules, including without limitation domestic air transportation to and from connecting international flights; transportation for winner and his/her travel companion to and from the Canadian international airport nearest the winner's residence (as selected by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); travel and/or medical insurance; airport taxes and fees; excess baggage fees; meals; gratuities; room service; applicable sales taxes; transportation (other than that as specifically listed); and any costs or expenses of a personal nature.  Winner and/or travel guest may be required to present a valid major credit card upon hotel check-in to cover any expenses over and above the standard room charge.  Actual value of Grand Prize is a maximum of $4000 and depends on point of departure/ destination and airfare fluctuations.  Any difference between approximate retail value and the actual value of the Grand Prize as taken will not be awarded.  Once the itinerary has been finalized between winner and Contest Organizers, no changes can be made unless initiated or approved by Contest Organizers.  In the event that a winner does not use any portion of the Grand Prize, there will be no extension, transfer, substitution or any kind of compensation provided.  Flights and hotels do not qualify for loyalty points.   The Grand Prize winner and designated guest are responsible for any travel documents, including a valid passport (or visa, if applicable) and any other applicable travel documents at his/her own expense and must be eligible for travel outside Canada.

 

Failure by the selected entrant and/or his travel guest to comply with the foregoing requirements will automatically disqualify the selected entrant and an alternate entrant may be selected, at the sole discretion of the Contest Organizers, in accordance with these Rules.

 

 

Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Contest Organizers in their sole and absolute discretion).  No substitutions except at Contest Organizers option.  Contest Organizers reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to substitute the Prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, but at Contest Organizers sole and absolute discretion, a cash award. Refusal to accept the prize releases The Telegram, Transcontinental Media G.P., and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, contractors and employees of any obligation toward the winner. Should the winner make any false statement, they shall be automatically disqualified from the contest. The Telegram, Transcontinental Media G.P and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, contractors and employees shall assume no liability whatsoever for any situation in which their inability to act results from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or any other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to hold this contest.

Prize will only be awarded to the person whose verifiable full name and valid address appears on the Entry Form associated with the Entry in question.

The winner shall agree, if necessary, to have their name and/or picture, including their photograph, and/or their voices used for advertising purposes related to this contest, free of charge.

 

All personal information, such as name, address, telephone numbers and age is collected for the purposes of administering this contest and shall be shared with The Telegram Media Group. By providing this information, one consents to it being used for the stated purposes. By entering The Telegram The Great Escape – The Sequel Contest, contestants agree to accept the rules. The decisions of the judges appointed by The Telegram will be final and binding. Contest rules are available on www.thetelegram.com or at the offices of The Telegram, 430 Topsail Road, The Village Shopping Centre, St. John’s, NL. Chances of winning depend on the number of entry forms submitted for The Telegram The Great Escape – The Sequel Contest.