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These rules govern the CanAge and HelpAge Canada Holiday Cheer Giveaway Campaign (the “Contest”). No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. The act of entering the Contest constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules and the decisions of the Sponsors (as defined below), which decisions shall be final and binding upon all entrants.



The Contest sponsors are CanAge and HelpAge Canada (the “Sponsors”).


The campaign begins at 12:00 AM EST on December 10, 2020 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on January 1, 2021 (such period, the “Campaign Period”), after which time the campaign and contest will be closed and no other entries shall be accepted.


During the campaign period of 12:00 AM EST on December 10, 2020 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on January 1, 2021, there will be individual contests run on select days. The contest days are random and will not be revealed in advance. When a contest appears on a particular day, the contest period is from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST for that day. Entries must be submitted during that time in order to be eligible to win. 



The Contest is open to residents of Canada only (excluding Quebec) who have attained the age of majority at the start of the Contest Period. Notwithstanding the above, the Contest is not open to employees of CanAge or HelpAge Canada, or their immediate family members (i.e. spouses or biological, step or adoptive parents, children or siblings). The contest is not open to Sponsors or prize suppliers or any of their respective relatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies or fulfillment houses.



No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest.  Contest can be entered as follows:

Submit name and email address on the contest entry page for each contest day at any time during the Contest Period, for that particular day.


Limit of one (1) entry per person and per email address throughout the Contest Period.

Entries will be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsors) the entry Submission does not conform to the specific Submission Requirements listed below.  Use (or attempted use) of multiple name, identities, email addresses and/or any automated system to enter or otherwise participate in this Contest is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification by the Sponsors.


All entries are subject to verification.  The Sponsors reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsors) to enter or otherwise participate in this Contest.  Failure to provide such proof in a timely manner may result in disqualification. 

Incomplete or illegible entries, bulk drop offs, photocopies, scanned copies, facsimiles or other mechanically or electronically reproduced entries will not be accepted and will be disqualified.

Entering the daily contests will also automatically sign up the entrant for CanAge’s free monthly newsletter and membership. The entrant may unsubscribe from either list at any time. 



By submitting your name and email address, you agree that your entry complies with all conditions stated in these rules.  The Sponsors and Prize contributors will bear no legal liability regarding the use of your entry (or a component thereof) by the contest parties.  The Sponsors and Prize contributors shall be held harmless by you in the event it is subsequently discovered that you have departed from or not fully complied with any of these rules.



a)    There are five (5) prize contributors, with each set of prizing listed below. Contest dates are random and not made public until the day the contest is revealed. Covid-19 rules and restrictions may be in place.


Prize Contributor: Dollarama

Ten (10) gift cards at a value of $10 each.


Prize Contributor: Best Buy

Two (2) Google Home valued at $59.97 each plus applicable taxes.

Two (2) Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) Smart Speaker valued at $35 each plus applicable taxes. 


Google Home 

Hi-tech assistance at your command, Google Home is here to help. Powered by Google Assistant, this voice-activated speaker responds to your voice to deliver the information you need and the music you crave. Simply called upon with "OK, Google", Google Home can even control other smart devices in your home to dim the lights or turn up the heat. 


Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) Smart Speaker 

Modernize your home and streamline your life with the Google Nest Mini. This voice-controlled speaker is equipped with tonnes of features to make everyday tasks a little easier. The Google Assistant can help manage your schedule while built-in alarms keep you on track. Use it to control smart devices, stream your music, check the weather, and so much more.


Prize Contributor: Niagara Parks

Ten (10) Niagara Falls Explorer Passes, value of $35 CAD plus applicable taxes. Admission rates are subject to change without notice. Covid-19 restrictions are applicable.

The Niagara Falls Explorer Pass Classic includes two attraction admissions and Daily Parking Passes, making your visit easy and hassle-free. Each pass includes 

1. Journey Behind the Falls 

2. Butterfly Conservatory Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays 

3. Single-Day Parking Pass (Adult Pass only)


Prize Contributor: Hockey Hall of Fame

Two (2) pairs of General Admission Tickets to The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Each ticket is valued at $20 taxes included. Admission rates are subject to change without notice. Tickets are valid until December 31, 2022. Covid-19 restrictions are applicable.


Prize Contributor: Rakuten Kobo

Ten (10) Kobo Nia ereaders.Value at $129.99 each plus applicable taxes. 

Kobo Nia Description 

Escape into a story, learn something new, and remember why reading is fun. Kobo Nia’s a big deal in a small package: you can carry up to 6,000 eBooks with its 8GB of storage. Bask in the sun with your favourite read on its glare-free 6” touchscreen, or snuggle up with a bedtime story thanks to adjustable ComfortLight. Read as much as you’d like with Kobo Nia’s long battery life, where a single charge can last for weeks*. And when you’re ready for your next read, the Kobo eBookstore is open 24/7 right on your eReader. Love the way you read with Kobo Nia. All Kobo eReaders are ad-free, so you can read without any distractions. *Dependent on individual usage. Kobo Nia is compatible with Kobo Nia accessories.


b)    The winners will be contacted by the Sponsors with instructions on how to claim the prize.

c)    Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited and has no cash value. The Sponsors reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a prize (or any portion thereof) cannot be awarded for any reason. The sponsors also retain the right to cancel any part of the contest and or prizing structure at any time, no notice or reason required.

d)    The Sponsors and Contest Contributors shall not assume any liability for lost, damaged or misdirected prizes.



NOTE: Contests are listed randomly on a selected day. Entering the contest for a particular day only grants you a chance to win the prize for that day. Cumulative entries into contests on other days will not occur.  Therefore, if you entered a previous contest, then would like to enter a future contest, you must submit another entry.


Winners will be posted on the contest entry page as of January 5, 2021. We will post the first name, first initial of last name and city, of the selected winners.

Winners for each day’s contest will be selected within 72 hours of the contest close for that day. The odds of being selected as a potential winner are dependent upon the number of submitted entrants. Note, as a result of the holidays, any contests that run from December 18th to January 4th, will have winners selected on January 5th, 2021, and subsequently notified within 72 hours. 

Each potential winner will be contacted by email by a representative of the Sponsors, and must reply within three (3) business days to maintain eligibility. In order to be eligible to win, each potential winner must correctly answer a time limited mathematical skill-testing question, without assistance or mechanical or electronic aid, and must sign and return the Sponsor’s release form via email within the time frame specified below.  If any potential winner cannot be contacted within this time period or fails to respond to any attempted contact, or incorrectly answers the skill-testing question posed by the Sponsors, or fails to return the signed Release form (defined below) within the required timeframe, such potential winner will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and the Sponsors reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to select, another eligible winner in accordance with the evaluation criteria above. If a potential winner does not claim the Prize within three (3) days of notification, another eligible winner may be selected, in the sole discretion of the Sponsors, and the first potential winner will have no further claim to the Prize. The Sponsors will contact confirmed winners to distribute the Prizes. The Sponsors will courier the prizes to the confirmed winners, but is not responsible for lost, stolen or unclaimed prizes. If a potential winner is unable or unwilling to accept or otherwise redeem any Prize on the terms upon which it is awarded, the Prize shall be forfeited and no cash or substitutes will be provided in whole or in part.



Winner may be required to show valid photo ID and will be required to execute a legal agreement and release (“Release”) that confirms his or her: (i) eligibility for the Contest and compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) acceptance of the prize as offered; (iii) release of the Releasees from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in the Contest,  participation in any Contest-related activity or the acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom; and (iv) grant to the Sponsor of the unrestricted right to produce, reproduce, convert, publish, broadcast, communicate by telecommunication, exhibit, distribute, translate, adapt, and otherwise use of his or her name, image, recipe, likeness, comments, voice and/or biography in any and all media now known or hereafter devised in connection with publicity related to the Contest. The executed Release(s) must be returned within three (3) business days of the date indicated on the accompanying letter of notification or verification as a winner, or the selected individual(s) will be disqualified and any rights he or she may have to the prize will be forfeited.

No compensation of any sort, financial or otherwise, will be provided to the contest winners, or any submission entrant, other than what is listed in the Contest Prizing.



By entering the Contest, each entrant releases and holds the Releasees harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrants or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Contest Rules, or in any prize-related activity. Each entrant agrees to fully indemnify Releasees from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, without limitation.



The Sponsors assume no responsibility or liability for lost, late, unintelligible/illegible, falsified, damaged, misdirected or incomplete entries, notifications, responses, replies or any Release, or for any computer, online, software, telephone, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry. The Sponsors are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest. The Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsors are not responsible for any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, e-mail, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing or otherwise. The Sponsors are not responsible for any injury or damage to any entrant or to any computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials related to the Contest. Entrant assumes liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Contest, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any prize. The Sponsors assume no responsibility or liability in the event that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned for any reason, including those reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or corruption of the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest and/or the Contest Website.



By participating in a Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by the Contest Rules. Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant found to be: (a) violating the Contest Rules; (b) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, the Contest Website, or any related promotional website; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any the Sponsor’s property or service.



(a) By participating in the Contest, each entrant: (i) grants to the Sponsors the right to use his/her personal information provided when he/she enters the Contest (collectively the “Personal Information”) for the purpose of administering the Contest, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winners and coordinating the provision of the Contest prize; (ii) grants to the Sponsors the right to use his/her Personal Information for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Contest in any and all media without further compensation unless prohibited by law; and (iii) acknowledges that the Sponsors may disclose his/her Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers of the Sponsor in connection with any of the activities listed in (i) and/or (ii) above.

(b) The Contest is run in compliance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy, which may be found in full at



All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Sponsors and/or their affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.



The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate the Contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend a Contest, and/or the Contest Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice.



These are the official Contest Rules. The Contest are subject to applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. The Contest Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the Sponsors and/or the Contest. 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 Sponsors in connection with the Contest shall 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.



In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control.



This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by any social media platforms on which the Contest may have been promoted and/or publicized, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN and/or Instagram. Any personal information provided in connection with the Contest is being provided to The Sponsors and not to any social media platform on which the Contest may have been promoted and/or administered. Any questions or comments regarding the Contest must be directed to CanAge.

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