Contest Period

  1. The #B3G4 Contest (the “Contest”) starts at 9:00:00 a.m. on Thursday November 22nd, 2012 (the “Contest Start Date”) and ends at 11:59:59 pm on Sunday November 25th, 2012 (the “Contest Period”). All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”).
  2. Contest Days

  3. Each “Contest Day” begins at 9:00:00 a.m. EST and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ESTof the same day. The Contest Period comprises of 4 Contest Days: Thursday November 22, 2012 is Day One; Friday November 23, 2012 is Day Two; Saturday November 24, 2012 is Day Three, and Sunday November 25, 2012 is Day Four.
  4. Eligibility

  5. The Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence (the “Entrant”) at the Contest Start Date. The Contest is not open to employees of Indigo Books & Music Inc. (“Indigo” or the “Sponsor”), its parent and affiliated companies, representatives, dealers and agents, contest suppliers and judges, those with whom they are domiciled and members of their immediate families regardless of where they reside. For these rules, “immediate family” means mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter and spouse.
  6. How to Enter on Twitter

  7. To participate in the Contest, you must have a Twitter.com account and proceed as follows. Visit www.twitter.com and follow the instructions on how to create your account. There are no fees associated with the creation of a Twitter.com account.

    - During each Contest Day during the Contest Period at approximately 9:00 a.m. EST, the @chaptersindigo Twitter profile will post a tweet instructing followers to tweet a photo of their B3G4 purchases, for example “Celebrate #B3G4 FREE! Tweet a pic of your purchase.” To enter, post a photo on your Twitter feed before 11:59:59 p.m. that day including the hashtag #B3G4 and tag @chaptersindigo (for example, a complete entry would be @chaptersindigo (IMAGE) #B3G4”) to receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Maximum of one entry per day per person per Twitter account. All entries from eligible entrants tweeted before 11:59:59 pm of the applicable Contest Day will be entered into a random draw for the corresponding daily prize. Only eligible entries can be confirmed winners.
  8. Alternate Method of Entry

  9. To enter the Sponsor’s #B3G4 Contest without participating in the B3G4 FREE in-store sale, email socialmedia@indigo.ca before 11:59:59 p.m. of the applicable Contest Day telling us in 50 words or less on “why I would like an Indigo Gift Card”. All eligible entries will be entered into the random draw for the applicable Daily Prize. Your entry will not be carried over into the following days’ draws. A new eligible entry must be submitted each Contest Day.
  10. LIMIT: One entry per person per Contest Day regardless method of entry.

    Photo Entry Rules

  11. Your photo entry must:
    • must contain all items you purchased at Indigo’s B3G4 FREE in-store sale;
    • be posted directly to your Twitter feed and include the designated hashtag and tag @chaptersindigo;
    • be your original creation, and be a photograph taken solely by you. Reproducing, modifying, enhancing or altering a third party's pre-existing work does not qualify as your original creation;
    • not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to copyright. For example, your photo entry must not defame, infringe or violate publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's, entity's or organization's personal or proprietary rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights;
    • not have been published previously, used commercially, submitted to another competition or contest, or won any other award;
    • be in “good taste” and in keeping Indigo’s brand image and must not be explicit or offensive, as determined by Indigo, in its sole and absolute discretion;
    • not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service;
    • not be false, inaccurate or misleading;
    • not violate any law or regulation;
    • not be libelous, threatening or harassing;
    • not instigate others to commit illegal activities or violate human rights; and
    • not contain any viruses, worms, or other interfering computer programming
  12. You must warrant that your photo entry meets the Photo Entry Rules, set out above. Indigo reserves the right to deem ineligible and exclude from the Contest any photo entry that Indigo, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines does not meet the Photo Entry Rules.
  13. Your right to submit a photo entry must not be restricted in any way. You must be able to provide legal releases for use of your photo entry by Indigo in any format, and materials related to the Contest, including in relation to any third party’s name, likenesses or work ("Third Party Elements") included in your photo entry.
  14. Indigo’s right to use photo entry: You acknowledge that your photo entry will immediately appear in your Twitter feed after it is posted and may appear in other electronic and print materials related to the Contest, including promotional materials. By posting a photo using the designated contest hashtag and @chaptersindigo’s username, you irrevocably, perpetually, and without limitation, grant Indigo the right to use, publish, adapt, sub-license, edit, dispose of, and/or modify such photo entry and the concepts and Third Party Elements embodied therein in any way, in commerce, and in any and all media worldwide in electronic and print materials related to the Contest, and waive all your rights, including moral rights, in the photo entry, without notice or compensation, and agree that you may be required to sign a release to that effect.
  15. Any attempt or suspected attempt to use robotic, automatic, programmed, or otherwise, illicit means to enter the contest, or any other methods not authorized by these Contest Rules, for example, but not limited to, creating multiple Twitter accounts, shall be deemed as tampering and may disqualify you from entering, participating, winning prizes (defined herein), and preclude you from participating in future contests and promotions, at the sole discretion of Indigo. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, contain false information, are damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions these rules will be judged void. All entries become the property of Indigo upon receipt and none will be returned. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt.
  16. Daily Prize

  17. One (1) Prize is available to be awarded each Contest Day, for a total of four (4) prizes available to be won. Each Prize consists of one (1) $100 Canadian dollars Indigo eGift Card redeemable at Chapters, Indigo, Coles, Smithbooks, Indigospirit, The Book Company, World's Biggest Bookstore and online at www.chapters.indigo.ca. The total retail value of all Daily Prizes is $400.00 Canadian dollars.

    Limit: A confirmed winner can only win one (1) Daily Prize per person account during the Contest Period.

    A Prize must be accepted as awarded, is non-refundable, non-transferrable, cannot be replaced if lost or stolen, and is not convertible to cash. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a Prize for a prize of equal or greater value if the Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason.

    Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during each Contest Week.
  18. Random Draws

  19. Four (4) random draws, each selecting one (1) potential winner, will be conducted each business day between Friday, November 23, 2012 and Monday, November 26, 2012 (each a “Daily Random Draw”) of the eligible answers submitted by the applicable daily deadline. Each draw will take place within 1 business day after each Contest Day during the Contest Period. The Daily Random Draws will be conducted at approximately 12:00 p.m. in Toronto, Ontario by the contest judges, who may be third parties or employees of the Sponsor. Each Daily Random Draw will draw from all eligible entries received for the contest posted the day before. For example, a Daily Random Draw will be conducted at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23th, 2012 from all correct entries received on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 and three (3) Daily Random Draws will be conducted at approximately 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 22nd, 2012 from all eligible entries received on Friday, November 23rd, 2012, Saturday, November 24th, 2012 and Sunday, November 25th, 2012 respectively. Entries will not be carried over into the following days’ draws.
  20. Winner Verification & Publicity/Liability Release

  21. Selected Entrants will be contracted at approximately 2:00 p.m. on the business day following the contest posted the day before either via email or via the @chaptersindigo Twitter feed by “tweeting” the Selected Entrants’ @usernames (“Twitter handles”), depending on the method of entry. Selected Entrants will be required to contact Indigo via the email address provided. Selected Entrants have until midnight the following business day to email Indigo and Selected Entrants must satisfy the requirements of Rule 14 below. If an email is not received within the prescribed time, the Daily Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Entrant.
  22. To be confirmed a Winner, a Selected Entrant must:
    • be eligible and in compliance with these Official Rules;
    • correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited, mathematical, skill testing question to be administered by telephone at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time; and
    • sign and return (by mail to 468 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1L8, by fax to 416-364-0355, or by email to socialmedia@indigo.ca) within two (2) business days of delivery, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Declaration and Release document”) releasing the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotional agencies, from any liability, losses, damages and expenses which may be suffered or incurred in connection with this Contest or the Prizes.
  23. Conduct and Limitation of Liability

  24. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant they find to be: (a) violating these Rules; (b) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (c) acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  25. Sponsor takes no responsibility for typographical errors or other production errors, including but not limited to, in any photos or comments posted on the @chaptersindigo Twitter feed and in any advertising.
  26. By accepting a Prize, each declared Winner consents to the use of his/her Twitter photo entry, user name, first name, statements, city of residence and/or photograph or other likeness in any advertising or promotional activities carried out in any medium by the Sponsor and/or its advertising agencies, without further notice or compensation.
  27. Entrants release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent and affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and all of its directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, dealers, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with this Contest or the awarding of a Prize.
  28. Further, Sponsor and the Releasees are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the advertising of this Contest. Sponsor and the Releasees assume no responsibility for failure of the internet or the website during the Contest Period, 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 email 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 downloading any material in the promotion.
  29. General

  30. This Contest will be run in accordance with these Official Rules, subject to amendment by Sponsor only. By entering, Entrants agree to abide by these rules and will be deemed to have received, read and understood them by participating in the Contest.
  31. All entries become the permanent property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. This Contest is void where prohibited and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. The Contest is governed by the laws of the province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.
  32. Protection of Personal Information

  33. Any personal information collected by Sponsor about Entrants is solely for the purpose of administering this Contest. No further communication will be received by Entrants unless Entrants provide Sponsor with permission to do. Please see Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at www.chapters.indigo.ca for information on its policy towards maintaining the privacy and security of personal information.