PITA PIT CANADA’S GREATEST PITA CHALLENGE CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES (“Official Rules”)
1. Contest Period
The Pita Pit Canada’s Greatest Pita Challenge Contest (“Contest”) is open from 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 30, 2017 and closes on July 29, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”). By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. Entrants further agree to abide by and be bound by all decisions of Pita Pit Limited (the “Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding, without right of appeal, in all matters relating to this Contest and the awarding of the prize(s), including without limitation eligibility and/or disqualification of entries.
Online access and a Facebook account are required to participate in the Contest. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can register for an account for free by downloading the Facebook app or visiting www.facebook.com.
The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and who are physically located in Canada at the time of entry. Excluded from eligibility are the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of Sponsor, Sponsor franchisees, any Contest judges, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of the immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives.
3. How to Enter
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, during the applicable Contest Period, visit Pita Pit Canada on Facebook and vote for your favourite pita in the comment section under each posted image. For your comment to qualify, you must hashtag the name of your favourite pita. There will be a total of 3 rounds (“Rounds”). Each Round will have pita challenges (“Challenges”) to be held on the dates listed below and will respectively run from 12:00 a.m. ET to 11:59 p.m. ET.
Round 1 will have a total of four (4) Challenges:
Pita A vs. Pita B
June 30, 2017 -July 4, 2017
Pita C vs. Pita D
July 5, 2017- July 8, 2017
Pita E Vs. Pita F
July 9, 2017- July 12, 2017
Pita G vs. Pita H
July 13, 2017- July 16, 2017
The semifinalist pitas from Round 1 will battle head to head in Round 2 for a total of two (2) Challenges:
1st set of semifinalists
July 17, 2017- July 20, 2017
2nd set of semifinalists
July 21, 2017- July 24, 2017
The finalist pitas from Round 2 will battle head to head in Round 3:
July 25th- July 29th
Limit: One (1) comment per Challenge within each Round. All entries received in Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 will be entered into the Round 3 prize draw.
A person may only use one Facebook account to enter the Contest. Persons seeking to exceed these limits may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Automated and/or repetitive electronic hashtags or posts (including via script, macro, bot, or sweepstakes service) will result in disqualification.
There are three (3) prizes available to be won at the end of each Round, consisting of:
Round 1: Ten (10) $150 Pita Pit MORE! gift cards, one (1) per selected entrant
Round 2: Ten (10) $150 Pita Pit MORE! gift cards, one (1) per selected entrant
Round 3: One (1) $5000 travel voucher and one (1) $5000 cheque made payable to the winner.
Prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be substituted, transferred or redeemed for cash or otherwise, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of greater or equivalent monetary value if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Any other costs or expenses associated with the prize not specified herein will be the responsibility of selected winners. Gift cards and voucher may be subject to additional terms and conditions printed on the cards or otherwise imposed by supplier.
5. Winner Selection
For each Round, a random draw will be conducted on the dates listed below:
Round 1: On July 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET, a random draw will be held among all eligible entries received for Round 1 for the purposes of selecting ten (10) potential winners.
Round 2: On July 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET, a random draw will be held from among all eligible entries received for Round 2 for the purposes of selecting 10 (ten) potential winners.
Round 3: On July 31, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET, a random draw will be held from among all entries received in Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 for the purposes of selecting one (1) potential winner.
Odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. To be declared a winner the selected entrant must satisfy the conditions in Rule 6 below. Prizes will only be delivered to verified winners.
6. Selected Entrant Verification and Prize Claim Conditions
Selected entrants will be notified by private/direct message to their Facebook account or may be announced or tagged on Pita Pit’s Facebook Page. The selected entrant must respond to the direct message or tag by providing their email address. Before being declared a winner, the selected entrant must: (i) respond to the notification within three (3) business days of first attempt by Sponsor; (ii) correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by email; (iii) sign and return to Sponsor, within three (3) business days of it being sent by Sponsor, a written declaration and release form, releasing the Promotion Entities from any liability in connection with this Contest or the use, misuse, awarding or possession of any prize (the “Release”); and, (iv) otherwise comply with these Official Rules.
Return of any prize or winner notification as undeliverable, inability to reach selected entrant or failure of selected entrant to respond to notification within three (3) business days of first attempt by Sponsor or Sponsor’s agent, failure to provide proof of eligibility (if requested), release documents, or other required documentation in a timely manner, failure to correctly answer the skill-testing question within the time specified, or other non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, forfeiture of the prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, selection of an alternate eligible entrant for the forfeited prize in accordance with these Official Rules, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.
7. Right to Void / Terminate / Suspend / Modify
Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Contest, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and: (a) terminate the Contest, or any portion thereof; (b) modify or suspend the Contest, or any portion thereof, to address the impairment and then resume the Contest, or relevant portion, in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the prizes from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above.
Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Contest, violates the Official Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
8. Limitation of Liability and Releases
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE PROMOTION ENTITIES AND FACEBOOK HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM THE CONTEST, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZES. FURTHER, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT PROMOTION ENTITIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Promotion Entities, and any of Sponsor’s other suppliers or contractors, shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information that is caused by entrants, 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 processing of submissions in the Contest; (b) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, service provider, on-line systems, telephone networks or telephone lines, or any other connections; (c) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (d) any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (e) late, lost, misdirected, garbled transmissions or miscommunications; (f) failure of any e-mail to be received by or from the Contest judges or Sponsor for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof or technical incompatibility; (g) damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware) occasioned by participation or downloading of materials related to this Contest; (h) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; or (i) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
9. Personal Information and Publicity Release
By accepting a prize, winner agrees to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, city/province of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity Sponsor and its respective successors, assigns and licensees may conduct relating to the Contest in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice, and hereby releases the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto. Winner may be required to sign a document to this effect.
10. General Conditions
All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned and no correspondence will be made with or entered into except with selected entrant(s). By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees that the Promotion Entities have not made, with respect to each of their own products/services provided as a prize or part thereof (if applicable), any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein. Mass entries, automated entries, entries submitted by third parties, and any entries or prize claims that are late, incomplete, fraudulent, illegible, unidentified or delayed will be void. All entries and prize claims are subject to verification. Proof of entry submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Decisions of Sponsor and/or any independent Contest judging organization will be final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner may be required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her prize, or the cash value thereof. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the person who submitted any entry, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter the Contest will be deemed to be the entrant. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.