General Mills – Win 1 of 10 Packages of Marshmallows Only Lucky Charms Cereal (the “Contest”)
The Contest is sponsored by General Mills Canada Corporation (the “Sponsor). Contest begins on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) (the “Contest Period”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Making a purchase will not increase chances of winning. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited.
The Contest is open to all residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory at the time of entry. The Contest is not open to: (i) employees, officers, directors, representatives or agents of the Sponsor, or the Contest’s administrator, or any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates; (ii) the spouse and any member of the immediate family (defined as biological, step or adoptive mother, father, daughter, son, sister or brother) of any person described in (i); and (iii) any person who resides with any person described in (i) or (ii).
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Rules and the Sponsor and administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. In order to be eligible to win the Prize in the Contest, entrants must comply with these Rules.
2. HOW TO ENTER
Online Entry: To enter the Contest online, participants will need to:
- During the Contest Period, purchase one (1) specially-marked package of Lucky Charms cereal 300 g that contains a unique Contest code (“Code”) inside the package. Specially-marked packages are subject to availability;
- Find the Code inside the specially-marked package of Lucky Charms cereal and enter the Code via the Internet at www.LuckyMarshmallows.ca (the “Contest Website”);
- Complete the entry form on the Contest Website by filling in your name, mailing address with postal code, e-mail address, and telephone number; and
- Submit the entry form by clicking on the “Submit” button. Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
- Upon successful Code and entry form validation, the potential Prize winner selected will be notified immediately via the Contest Website of their eligibility to win the Prize and will be communicated with by e-mail or telephone within 7 days. Before being declared a Prize winner, the selected entrant will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question, without assistance of any kind whether mechanical or otherwise. The entrant agrees to and will comply with the prize claim, declaration and release requirements. Entries or Codes that cannot be validated for any reason will be rejected. Reasons for rejections include, but not limited to: (i) fails to pass anti-fraud detection system; (ii) is unauthorized, fake, or has been illegitimately obtained; (iii) has been previously used; (iv) is not during the Contest Period; or (v) is incorrectly or incompletely entered or submitted.
There is a limit of one (1) entry per validated Code.
No Purchase Entry: For a chance to win without purchase, participants should write a unique 50 word essay on why he/she purchases General Mills Canada products (the “Essay”), hand print his/her name, e-mail address and phone number on a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper (mechanical reproductions void) and mail the Essay to the address directly below postmarked by Sunday, January 24, 2021 and received by Thursday, January 28, 2021 and you will receive an e-mail providing you with a Code:
Lucky Charms Cereal Contest
No Purchase Entry
191 King Street
P.O. Box 156
Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0
Limit of one (1) No Purchase Entry per person.
Ten (10) Prizes:
Each Prize consists of a special, limited edition package of Lucky Charms cereal containing only marshmallows, retail value of each Prize is $50.00 CDN. There are ten (10) Prizes available to be won.
The retail value of all the Prizes is $500.00 CDN
Limit one (1) Prize per household.
The Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value should it become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.
SELECTION OF POTENTIAL PRIZE WINNER AND PRIZE CLAIM
- Potential Prize Winner
A computerized selection of ten (10) potential Prize winners will randomly be conducted by the Contest Website, between Monday, August 31, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and will end on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
- Prize Claim Process for Prize
Each selected entrant will be notified by e-mail or telephone that he/she has potentially won the Prize. Before being declared a Prize winner, each selected entrant will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question, without assistance of any kind whether mechanical or otherwise. Each selected entrant will also be required to sign and return, within the time stipulated in the documents, a Declaration of Compliance with these Rules and a Liability and Publicity Release (collectively, the “Declaration and Release”) before being declared a winner. Once completed, the winner’s contact information will be forwarded to the Sponsor or representative to arrange the prize fulfillment.
If the selected entrant cannot be reached within ten (10) business days of the date of being declared a potential winner, fails to submit the completed Declaration and Release within the time allotted, or fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question, the Sponsor or Contest’s administrator shall conclude that the selected entrant has forfeited the Prize, which may then be awarded to an alternate eligible entrant at the Sponsor’s discretion.
The Prize portions that require delivery will be delivered to the confirmed winner. Return of any Prize, or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate eligible entrant.
5. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
Any use of automated devices is prohibited. Entries attempted by methods other than those described in these Official Rules shall be deemed void. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. A selected entrant may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt.
Sponsor also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify from this Contest, and any future contest or other promotion Sponsor conducts, any individual that it finds or believes to be tampering with the entry process, or the operation of the Contest or Contest Website, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE USED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CONTEST, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
6. CONSENT TO COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
By entering the Contest and/or voluntarily providing his/her personal information, each entrant consents and agrees to the collection, use and disclosure of the entrant’s personal information by Sponsor and its third-party services’ providers for the purpose of administering the Contest and fulfilling the Prizes. The Sponsor will not use an entrant’s personal information for any other reason, nor will the Sponsor otherwise disclose it to any third party without consent of entrant. Visit www.LuckyMarshmallows.ca/privacy.php for additional information on how your personal information is being handled.
By entering the Contest, entrants agree that the Sponsor shall not be responsible or liable for any losses or injuries of any kind resulting from participating in the Contest or acceptance, possession and/or use or misuse of the Prizes, or any part thereof, and agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor, and its respective officers, directors, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, Contest administrators, third party services’ providers and prize suppliers (collectively, the “Releasees”) from all claims or damages arising out of entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the Prize, or any part thereof. By accepting the Prize, the prize winner agrees to the use of his/her name, city of residence, photograph and/or other likeness in any related publicity for Sponsor, in any medium, including presence on the Sponsor’s website, without further compensation or permission, worldwide and in perpetuity. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty that any identification, videotape, photograph and/or likeness of the winner will be broadcast or used otherwise in any manner.
All decisions of the Sponsor and the Contest’s administrator are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest, and the Sponsor and the administrator shall not be held responsible for any accident, negligence, printing, administrative or other errors that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify, amend, suspend, or terminate this Contest in whole or in part, at any time without notice and with no obligation or liability, subject to applicable law. If the Contest is terminated, in whole or in part, before the end of the Contest Period, the Sponsor reserves the right to select the winner in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries recorded and received by the Sponsor as of the date of the termination or the event causing or relating to the termination, as determined by the Sponsor in its own discretion.
The Contest Sponsor and affiliates are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (d) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (e) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize; (f) the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks; or (g) breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer hackers or for any damage caused to or incurred by any eligible entrant or any other person by reason of any such event or occurrence. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, unless it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, in which case entrant will have no remedy against Sponsor. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are incomplete, garbled, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.
- QUEBEC RESIDENTS
Any litigation or dispute respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for resolution. Disputes about the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
- NON-QUEBEC RESIDENTS
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Ontario.